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Another Challenging Revit Family
Included in our Kitchen-Dining accessories Part-2 is a manual gear-driven Can Opener. At first glance, its shape appears to be overly complex for Revit to handle. However, what makes it look complicated is seeing it as a single unit. If you disassemble the can opener's parts and lay it out in front of you, each part is really not that complicated to model. For this kitchen accessory, separate families were created without disassembling the unit (see exploded view below). Then from within each family, the parts were rotated just as they would appear in the final layout of the model. Here are images of the assembled and nested parts that make up this handy kitchen utensil:
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