Cross Member Array

Cross Member Array are 3D elements placed along an axis between- and on placements. Position and quantity of placed instances are determined according to the chosen placements and layout rule for distribution.

Create

You can create a cross member Array along the chosen axis according to the given layout. Member’s geometry is defined by the Member Family and additional parameters.

  1. Click SOFiSTiK Bridge tab > Create panel > icon_Component_Array (Cross Member) drop-down > icon_Component_Array_Create (Create)

  2. Select an axis.

    SOFiSTiK: Cross Member dialog displays.

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  3. Select Revit Family and other settings and confirm with OK.

Family

  • Member Family - select a Member Family to place it along the axis.
  • Parameters - you can give a constant value to the parameter or assign a parameter to the variable or secondary axis. The parameters will be filled with the proper value according to the chosen variable along an axis.
  • Shape Handle Points - you can assign the shape handle point of the family to the selected axis or secondary axis. Assigned point will follow the curve along the axis in the Bridge Profile plane and influence the profile geometry.

Note

Shape Handle Points needs to have a name in order to be shown in the table.

Array items

  • Create at Placements - select placements to create elements at their positions
  • Create between Placements - if activated, elements will be created between the selected placements according to the chosen layout rule
  • Orientation: Orthogaonal to Axis, Vertical - decide the orientation of the placed elements
  • Consider Rotation - if activated, elements will be rotated according to the placement’s rotation

Edit

Edits previously created Cross Member Array. You can easily apply any changes in Cross Member Dialog and update your structure.

  1. Click SOFiSTiK Bridge tab > Create panel > icon_Component_Array (Cross Member) drop-down > icon_Component_Array_Edit (Edit)

  2. Select a Cross Member element.

    SOFiSTiK: Cross Member dialog displays with previous input data.

  3. Adjust the parameter values and other settings and confirm with OK.

  4. The Cross Member Array is updated according to the current definition.

Disconnect

Disconnects Cross Members from axis. Elements lose dependency to the axis. Changes applied to the axis will not influence Cross Members.

  1. Click SOFiSTiK Bridge tab > Create panel > icon_Component_Array (Cross Member) drop-down > icon_Component_Array_Disconnect (Disconnect)
  2. Select a Cross Member.
  3. Cross Member Array is disconnected from its axis.