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    I echo what Andrew wrote, array the void (space) instead. An array is an instruction to “repeat this thing”, the same thing x times.

    A void can only cut existing solids and an array that increases the number of instances beyond what the void knew about means the void doesn’t cut the new solid(s). A single solid however can be cut repeatedly by an array that repeats the voids.
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    Hi Steve,

    I think I understand what you're saying, but how does that work with an array of a cylindrical solid?

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    Chris, thanks for the reply.

    Sounds like I've got some learning to do...

    I think at least I've confirmed that I wasn't missing an obvious solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISOJake View Post
    Hi Steve,

    I think I understand what you're saying, but how does that work with an array of a cylindrical solid?
    The void can make whatever shape you want. In this case, a rectangular void with half circles on the short ends.

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    I wrote this reply here at RFO very recently, referring to a blog post of mine. It's not a circular baluster form but it describes the technique further.

    As for a cylindrical form, many times creating an actual cylinder form isn't appreciable in any traditional views except when viewed in 3D, which is a reasonable expectation. Generally a squared form is indistinguishable from a cylinder when viewed from orthogonal documentation views (which are most of them). In the past Revit developers have made the comment that rounded forms perform less well in view regeneration, take more time to process. I can't dispute a cylinder will look better in 3D but if there are no such actual views on sheets so to speak...then maybe there is no need to spend the extra time making it so... pick your modelling battles
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