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Monday, 4 January 2010

01.1.1 Explanation of breaking down a detail

So I was thinking that i didn't explain in great detail about the method of breaking down a detail. First of all you don't require a full blown cad drawing, it can also be a quick sketch on butter paper or scrap paper etc. After you sketch your detail up you then work in with a simple 5 column table (which can also be a sketch).

1st step   - Draw detail and annotate it
2nd step - Mark a number beside each annotation on your sketch
3rd step  - Fill out table

Column 1 - #
This is the number that links the number on the table with the number on your detail.

Column 2 - Brief description
Write a brief description of the object

Column 3 - 2D/3D
Review the brief description and consider wheather you think you should model it or draft it. if the object will be seen in more than one view type it should probably be modeled.

Column 4 - Modeling type
Decide what revit tool you will use to create the proposed component, is it a floor or a wall or a custom generic model family, etc.

Column 5 - Family type
After you decide the method of modeiling then figure out what family type within that revit tool your going to use, this also help you decide if you need to create a new family that is not already in your model or template.

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