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Saturday, 23 October 2010

07.02 - Sun Shade Roof Patio - Basic Modeling

In this video we;
  1. Setup the levels
  2. Model existing walls and roof
  3. Demolish the roof.
  4. Model the concrete ring beam as a wall type
  5. Place the I beams at 6'(1800mm) centers
  6. Model a generic model for the Shims under the beams
  7. Import and the L angle and place it, rotate the cross section angle to 180
  8. Model an in-place floor stab the has ribs.



Wednesday, 20 October 2010

07.01 - Sun Shaded Roof Patio Detail - Analysis of Detail

So now that we move onto the next Detail / Chapter of my blog I'll return to the original format of 4-5 post talking about the detail which generally include; Part....
  1. Analysis of the detail (introduction to the detail, 2D free hand sketches of the detail, a list of what components i think are involved and what revit tool i think I'll use and how many System families i can use.
  2. File setup(Levels & Grids etc.) and basic modeling
  3. Advanced Modeling and Advanced Families
  4. 2D work and annotation
  5. Tips and rendering
This detail of the sun shaded roof patio is a detail i picked out of a magazine which i quite liked but thought that it would be pretty difficult to actually do it in revit. It involves an existing 3 story apartment block with a pitched roof and the existing structural walls are capable of taking the loading of an additional floor, the pitched roof is to be demolished, the top of the walls are to be made good with a concrete ring beam to help stiffen the top of the wall and make it a level base for the new steel structure. The top addition will consist of an I-beam base set at 8'-0"(2400mm) centers with a 6"(150mm) concrete slab across the entire top of the building , then on the external side it will have a roof buildup and on the internal side a lightweight floor buildup. There will be a steel handrail and sun shade system added to the edge. below are intial sketches and component list.

General Section.

Detail 1. Edge detail

Detail 2. Junction of interior/Exterior

System Family Check

Component List


Saturday, 16 October 2010

06 Project- Revit file and remaining videos for download

So this is the conclusion to the 'revit project', the experiment i was testing to see if a whole project could be done in about 15 (half hour) videos so that you could download them all and watch them in a single sitting of one day at work. Well to be honest it didn't quite work out that way, it took considerable longer, approx 10.5 hours worth of footage over 23 videos. It also took its toll on me lasting 3-4 months from start to finish, i would of preferred to get it done in a shorter time period to keep people's interest more, but finding the time to prepare and then record the videos was a little harder than expected. It a nice little project that poses different challenges and the use of different techniques to create a nice model and technical drawings, its not too small and not too big and it has the usually problems that you find working on a real project, the beauty about this project for me was i had already built this project in autocad several years ago so all the designing was effectively not an issue for me which meant i could focus on the revit modeling and exploring different techniques. I did find when you start to go to a larger scale building the detail is lost slightly as there is so much more quanties of objects and junctions, you should decide early where you are cutting your sections and make sure that area is well modeled.

Below is a link to download the revit file. Warning! I do not take any responsibility if you recycle this model without doing the correct calculations and structural assessment etc.... now that you have the file, give it a good look over, go into all the views, turn off all the worksets in a 3d view and then turn them on one by one, check out the material setting, filled regions and photos etc. have a look at the gutter, capping and railing families/profiles, review the stairs, look at the wall types and their names and type mark. review the roof, the curved roof with the ends cut off at an angle, see how the beams and foundations are done, review the amount of 2d annotation work done to each view, you'll find there is very little. I'm sure there are some small mistakes in there somewhere but please send me any comments or question you may have. One last note it is a central file so save a copy then make a local file (Requires revit 2011 to view) you'll probably find google documents cant make a preview of the document so select 'download' from the top menu when you go into each link.

Revit Model File
06 Project Central

Video Files
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

03) Revit 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 - 28.44min

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

16) Revit Project -  Views 1 - 20.41mins

17) Revit Project -  3D views and Workset Checking - 13.29mins 

18) Revit Project -  Sheets - 19.04mins 

19) Revit Project -  Annotation Part 1 - 26.07mins

20) Revit Project -  Annotation Part 2 - 19.50mins 

21) Revit Project -  Rendering Part 1 - 35.59mins

22) Revit Project -  Rendering Part 2 - 22.49mins

23) Revit Project -  Rendering Part 3 - 21.23mins

Rendering booklets 
Total time: 10.24.17

I've started work on the next chapter, it will be a return to the original setup as per chapter 1-5 of this blogs, 1) A sketch detail and breaking down of the detail followed by 2)Basic modeling and 3)Advanced modeling and maybe 4) Extra tips, i hope to have the first part posted next week, it will be on steel, structure roof terrace/louvered area on top of an existing apartment block or something like that.