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Tuesday, 31 August 2010

06.23 Revit Project - Video Part 20 - (Annotation Part 2)

This post kind of finishes our project in terms of construction issue drawings by adding
1) General Notes,
2) Sheet keynotes, and
3) Legends.
The next 2 and final parts of the project will be to do with rendering and FBX exporter


Sunday, 29 August 2010

06.22 Revit Project - Video Part 19 - (Annotation Part 1)

Sample PlanSample Section

For the Annotation stage i'm splitting it up into 2 videos,
1) Basic annotation - Dims, tags, Line work and Hatch(filled regions)
2) Text, Sheet keynotes, Sheet keyote schedules etc.

In this post we do the Basic annotation - Dims, tags, Line work and Hatch(filled regions).


Friday, 27 August 2010

06.21 Revit Project - Video Part 18 - (Sheets)

In this next video we start to make the sheets and add the views to them, we look at
- New sheets
- Adding view to sheet
- Updating 'Scope boxes' to suit the sheet/view dimensions
- Sheet numbers
- Creating a 'Sheet Index' or 'Sheet list',
- Creating a custom Parameter for the sheet issues column in the 'Sheet index' 
- We talk about the view number on the sheet and its relationship to its Tag



Wednesday, 25 August 2010

06.20 Revit Project - Video Part 17- (3D Views and Workset Checking)

In this video we
- Create several 3D views (isometric, copy of the default 3d view) and apply the 'oriantate to view' setting which will match the 3D view to the cuts of all the sections and plans.
- We also create a workset checking 3D view for the BIM manager to double check the model to see all model elements are on the right workset using the 'Visibility Graphics' (VG) settings



Monday, 23 August 2010

06.19 Revit Project - Video Part 16- (Views organisation)

In the next 2 weeks i plan to post a video every 2 days to finish out this chapter up to the start of the rendering posts.

This video is the views organisation, we will
- Remake all the sections and pick certain positions,
- Duplicate the plans for printing views,
- Create a custom parameter to organise our browser
- Create a Scope Box
- Hiding Ref planes in view


Thursday, 19 August 2010

06.18 Revit Project - Video Part 15- (Rooms and Furniture)

Finally the last video for the Modelling stage of this chapter, after this we start on annotation videos which will be much shorter. I did originally thought i could get this far in about 6-7 videos but it took me 15 instead. In about 6-8 weeks I'll return to individual details again

The last few things we do in this video are place the rooms, furniture and plumbing fixtures, we also model the balcony floors and some floors around the basement/ground level area.

Below is a link to download and watch offline all the video is this project to date.

01 Revit project - setup video - 42.20mins( Requires 1hr off video work to create remaining worksets, wall, floor types, etc)
02 Revit project - Structure 1 video - 30.05mins
03Revit project - Structure 2 video - 33.28mins
04 Revit project - External walls 1 video - 29.18mins
05 Revit project - External walls 2 video - 33.33mins
06 Revit project - Walls and Site context 1 video - 28.44mins
07 Revit project - Site context 2 video - 31.05mins
08 Revit project - Roofs video - 41.17mins
09 Revit project - Railings video - 20.03mins
10 Revit project - Beam systems video - 21.25mins
11 Revit project - Ceilings and Partitions video - 18.35mins
12 Revit project - Stairs video - 31.41mins
13 Revit project - Doors and windows video - 27.34mins
14 Revit project - Lift and Stair block video - 26.49mins
15 Revit project - Rooms and furniture video - 29.18mins

Total time so far: 7.25.15


Monday, 16 August 2010

06.17 Revit Project - Video Part 14- (Lift & Stairs blocks)

In this next video post we build the Lift and Stair core for access to the apartments.

We’ll quickly model
- New reference planes to set everything out
- New externals walls
- Internal wall to host the lift
- Place the Lift component
- Model ground bearing slab and suspended slab on upper level
- Extend the Foundations
- Cut back the existing road and external walkway slab and railing.
- Modeled a new curved roof and gutters
- Place a couple of doors
- Model a new stair and rail
- Join and tidy any columns and other junctions

Only one more modeling stage video after this before we move to the annotation stage videos.


Monday, 9 August 2010

06.16 Revit Project - Video Part 13 (Doors and windows)

What a difference a few windows and doors make, below is an image of each door and window family used.
Note: I like to rename my door names to include the type number in their name, There are a few thing i do to the windows such as change the Offset from External Parameter to an Instance type, i delete the architraves from the doors etc.

Sorry i think i say the wrong dimensions a few times in the video, i think i mixed up 48" and 84" a couple of times

There are 3 Window families and (4 type in total)
- Sgl Plain (Revit Content library)(27"x42") Type 1
- Dbl Plain (Revit Content library)
(54"x54") Type 2
(70"x54") Type 3
- Parametric_Operable_sliding_window_6387 (Revitcity)
  (120"x78") Type 4

There 4 Door families and (9 Door types in total.)
-Certain Wall-Store Front-Dbl (Revit Content library)
 Type 1 (takes the size of the curtain panel)

- IntSgl (1) (Revit Content library)
(36"x84") Type 2
(32"x84") Type 3
(28"x84") Type 4
(40"x84") Type 5

-ExtSgl (6) (Revit Content library)
(36"x84") Type 6
(48"x84") Type 7
(24"x84") Type 8

External Door Double Steel (Self Built)
(70"x84") Type 9
Image of Families
- Sgl Plain
- Dbl Plain
- Parametric_Operable_sliding_window_6387
-Certain Wall-Store Front-Dbl (Revit Content library)

- IntSgl (1) (Revit Content library)


- External Door Double Steel

Typical 3D Plan & 2D Plan
Rear View 3D

Front View 3D

Monday, 2 August 2010

06.15 Revit Project - Video Part 12- (Stairs)

Above is stair type 1- The typical riser and thread with the upper floor acting as the last step

Above is stair type 2 - The monolithic solid concrete stairs

So in this video i model 2 different kinds of stairs,

The first is the typical thread and riser type, note i always have selected in the type properties ' end with riser' this always uses the floor as the last step which i like, the other thing is you always need to setout a reference plane for the start of the 1st step and also one for the exact center of the stairs otherwise it does not snap to any sensible point(i wish stairs could be left or right justified not just center justified). Point to note, for advanced modelers it is important to close all the gaps such as the side of the floor around the stair opening, the ceiling bulkhead in the larger room to the north etc. see video for process to close these gaps.

The second stairs is a monolithic concrete stairs, apologies for the confusion in the video but i forgot to model the floor finish in the lower retail unit so the stairs appears not to fit quite correctly but it does.

Be sure and check out 'Inside the factory' for their recent stairs questionnaires which hopefully will be released in next years product.