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Thursday, 30 June 2011

13.0 Modern House - Introduction

Hello all,

I've decided not to do the next chapter of my blog on the project I'm working on at the moment as it is going to take about 3-6 months to develop the scheme to construction (it would not be a great video blogging example due to its longevity). So I've picked a nice modern house which i seen in a magazine recently, it has some really nice features, i dont have the full set of drawings so I'll have to make some of it up. I 'll try do it like a real project by starting off with place holders to get the general shape and then transforming that model to a construction style model. Below is a quick few sketches  of the project. Watch this space over the next few weeks for the beginning of the videos.



Proposed Ground Floor

Proposed First Floor
General Section

Detailed Section

Sunday, 12 June 2011

12.0 Create Parts Tool

Finally i got to test the new 'Create Parts Tool' in 2012, my blog was based on how to model in revit without this tool, I've done this by modeling separate walls in external wall construction, multiple floors etc. Now we can move forward with a much better tool. I've been reviewing some new blogs recently and i came across a video and post on this topic which i found very useful.

The bones of it is,
  1. You select the system family object(roof, wall, floors etc.),
  2. Select the create parts tool,
  3. Select one of the layers(e.g. plasterboard)
  4. In the 'properties' box select 'show shape handles'
  5. You can then pull and push the edge of that layer
  6. Each view has a setting which will either show the 'orginal' wall or floor shape or show the 'Parts' configuration, this is called 'Parts Visibility' In the 'properties' box, it must be set for each view individual.
Now to the schedules, you can setup a material take off, but if you select a category like 'wall' it will only give you values of the original shape(none parts modified), if you don't select a normal category and select 'parts' from the list you get realistic values coming through in your schedules.



Sunday, 5 June 2011

11.3 Families, Categories, Always Vertical, Work Plane Based

In this post we talk about family categories, their restrictions in terms of being cut by section or only showing their elevations, how visibility graphics affect the category. Also i go into the 'Always Vertical' setting where the family takes the slope of its host and the 'Work plane based' setting to see what extra settings are available to the user.