To help answer this question I’ve made a video that goes through some of the differences between ‘Real’ Revit Elements and Direct Shapes, also see the links below for the latest Guide as well as additional Direct Shape resources. Thanks!
Direct Shape Materials in Section.
@Japhy Do you know what needs to be changed in Revit to make its DirectShapes cut patterns? Where in the Revit API internals directshape needs to be modified for this to work?
Tags and Schedules with Direct Shapes Elements
When bringing in Geometry to Revit we always need to consider Revit tolerances.
Adding a Custom Parameter Volume to Direct Shape
Nice Martin, looks like you’ve got the gist of working with parameters on Direct Shapes.
@Japhy, any chance uploading RVT? i’m curious of system family version of your column
System Family is a bit of a misnomer there, its one of the Column Families provided by Autodesk. A Wall would accurately be called a System Family.