We consider in-the-box techniques to mean using the functionality in interesting and useful ways and leveraging intended functionality. But keep in mind that the metadata may or may not remain associated with the category of element that you're creating. For example, you can use the Railing tool to create railings, but you can also use it to distribute repetitive elements along a path that may not be railings at all—something we'll discuss later in this chapter. As a result, your schedules need to be watched carefully so that certain elements are properly counted and unwanted elements are ignored.
Understanding the Revit Railing Tool
Using a 3D pattern to represent geometry is not a new idea in Revit. We use pattern files to ...