ATP176 Understanding Revit Architecture (Beginning

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Segment 3

Date: April 23, 2007 Instructor: Eric Wing Level: Beginning Category: Autodesk Revit Web: www.AUGI.com Reuse of any or all material contained within this document for commercial purposes, without the express written consent of AUGI, Inc. or its authorized agents is expressly prohibited.
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Normally, I would have some goofy little intro, but we have to jam SO much in here it’s not even funny. Well, maybe a little funny. Open the file AUGI-Revit.rvt, and lets get cracking.

Roofs
In the project browser, go to Floor Plans > Roof In the design toolbar, go to Basics > Roof > Roof by Footprint

On the options toolbar, uncheck defines slope

Make sure the overhang is 0’ 0” Mouse over one of the walls Tab Once all of the walls are selected, pick. (You may have to pick the radial wall separately). Click Finish Roof.

Go to the 3D view Check out the roof.

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(This is an engineer talking about stairs. Inc. go to the second floor and zoom in on the radial entry area.Stairs Stairs are those things that let people walk up and down between floors in a building or house. and select stairs Pick a point on the second floor slab edge Move to the right. Move your cursor straight up from that point. without the express written consent of AUGI.rvt In the project browser. go to the Modeling tab. Once you get to 13 risers created. Reuse of any or all material contained within this document for commercial purposes. 13 remaining. 3 . All rights reserved. or its authorized agents is expressly prohibited. pick that point. You will see a green alignment line. Inc. In the design toolbar. The stairs will faintly count down. An architect has a different description I’m sure). Open the file AUGI-Revit. © Copyright 2004 Autodesk User Group International.

without the express written consent of AUGI. or its authorized agents is expressly prohibited. Inc. Inc. Similar to AutoCAD. 4 . Return back to the second floor landing. Reuse of any or all material contained within this document for commercial purposes.Pick a point about 5 feet away from the first set of stairs. © Copyright 2004 Autodesk User Group International. Click on the boundary button Sketch a radial landing for the stairs Be sure that the green lines form a continuous boundary. and pick a point past the slab edge. All rights reserved. Trim and delete any straggling lines.

Inc. without the express written consent of AUGI. © Copyright 2004 Autodesk User Group International. 5 .Click the properties button Change the base level to Entry Level Change the top level to level 1 Change the multi level level to level 4 (that’s a lot of levels)! Click OK Reuse of any or all material contained within this document for commercial purposes. Inc. All rights reserved. or its authorized agents is expressly prohibited.

All rights reserved. Inc. © Copyright 2004 Autodesk User Group International. Inc. Reuse of any or all material contained within this document for commercial purposes.Click the Railings type button Select Guardrail Pipe Click OK Click Finish Sketch Go to 3D and check it out. without the express written consent of AUGI. or its authorized agents is expressly prohibited. 6 .

. You can then move the text out of the way Reuse of any or all material contained within this document for commercial purposes. If so. As you can plainly see. 7 . All rights reserved. without the express written consent of AUGI.Railings Railings are those things that keep you from falling off of. Inc. Go to the Level 1 floor plan It is possible that the UP and DOWN text is in the way. stuff. we could use a few. or its authorized agents is expressly prohibited. select the stairs and pick the round blue grips on the text. © Copyright 2004 Autodesk User Group International.. Inc.

Be patient. Set an offset for 4” Pick the slab edge as shown below. Right click and select Create Similar. Remember this is not AutoCAD. Draw another line back from the inside edge of the stair railing. see the graphic below.Select the railing on the stairs. select pick. Inc. Inc. without the express written consent of AUGI. On the options toolbar. You can only draw one at a time. or its authorized agents is expressly prohibited. Again. The thing about railings is this. Reuse of any or all material contained within this document for commercial purposes. In this instance we will need three separate railings per floor. You can drag the line into the interior partition by grip-editing it. Click finish sketch This is going to take a few passes. All rights reserved. 8 . © Copyright 2004 Autodesk User Group International. That’s it.

Inc. All rights reserved.Do the same procedure for the middle and the other side of the balcony. without the express written consent of AUGI. Reuse of any or all material contained within this document for commercial purposes. or its authorized agents is expressly prohibited. Inc. © Copyright 2004 Autodesk User Group International. 9 .

Go to Edit > Paste Aligned Reuse of any or all material contained within this document for commercial purposes. without the express written consent of AUGI. this really throws me off when I’m back in AutoCAD. or its authorized agents is expressly prohibited. Note that Revit requires you to hold down the Ctrl key when selecting multiple items (Believe me.On Level 1. 10 . © Copyright 2004 Autodesk User Group International. Copy them to the clipboard. All rights reserved. Inc. select the three railings. Inc.

Inc. © Copyright 2004 Autodesk User Group International. without the express written consent of AUGI.From there. 11 . All rights reserved. Reuse of any or all material contained within this document for commercial purposes. Go to 3D and check it out. Click Finish sketch. Inc. 3 and 4 Open the Level 4 floor plan and delete the middle railing Select the bottom railing and click the edit button. got to Level 2. or its authorized agents is expressly prohibited. Extend the railing to meet the stairs going down.

or its authorized agents is expressly prohibited. Inc. 12 . All rights reserved. without the express written consent of AUGI.Reuse of any or all material contained within this document for commercial purposes. Inc. © Copyright 2004 Autodesk User Group International.

YES! What a horrible thing that was…in AutoCAD when you came to the realization that a dimension was typed. Reuse of any or all material contained within this document for commercial purposes. and place the dimension string. use dimensions in Revit to physically control and lock geometry. On the options toolbar. © Copyright 2004 Autodesk User Group International.Dimensioning Dimensions in Revit cannot be typed over. then select the options button In the Auto Dimension Options. or its authorized agents is expressly prohibited. without the express written consent of AUGI. click dimension. however. Go to the Entry Level floor plan Delete the dimensions from segment two. Inc. With the command still running. Uncheck openings Select the same wall. Pick Entire Walls. Inc. On the Basics tab on the design toolbar. You can. Ohhhhh the tension. Similar to AutoCAD. 13 . if you select a dimension you can grip edit it to move text into a more readable position. select Openings. All rights reserved. and Centers Pick the bottom wall. click the Options button again.

or its authorized agents is expressly prohibited. © Copyright 2004 Autodesk User Group International. and get a centerline. without the express written consent of AUGI. Note: You can hover over a door while in the dimension command. 14 . Reuse of any or all material contained within this document for commercial purposes.Zoom in on an interior door and partition Dimension from the center of the doors and wall in the steps shown below. Inc. All rights reserved. Inc. Use this for this example.

Click on both of them. without the express written consent of AUGI.Once the dimensions are in place. Reuse of any or all material contained within this document for commercial purposes. Inc. All rights reserved. 15 . or its authorized agents is expressly prohibited. Inc. little padlocks will appear. A warning appears telling you that you are removing a dimension but it is still locked to that wall. Delete the dimensions. © Copyright 2004 Autodesk User Group International.

Reuse of any or all material contained within this document for commercial purposes. I don’t think I need to dwell on how much of an advantage this can be. The doors will come along for the ride. 16 . Array Revit array rocks the Kasbah! Not only is it extremely easy.Move the wall. Inc. © Copyright 2004 Autodesk User Group International. or its authorized agents is expressly prohibited. but you can modify the count and increment at any time Switch to the Entry Level floor plan. without the express written consent of AUGI. Inc. All rights reserved. and place a Double-Glass 2: 72” x 82” door 4’-6” from the interior partition as shown below.

and constrain it. Inc.Select the door and start the array command In the options toolbar. without the express written consent of AUGI. give it a number of 4. © Copyright 2004 Autodesk User Group International. or its authorized agents is expressly prohibited. Hit Escape a few times. Click the points shown to the right You have the choice now to specify how many doors you want. 17 . All rights reserved. Select the top door Pick Activate dimensions from the options toolbar Modify the blue dimension to 4’-6” Click the little dimension Icon Hit escape Select the dimension again Reuse of any or all material contained within this document for commercial purposes. Inc. move it to last.

Select Tag all not Tagged. 18 . without the express written consent of AUGI. Reuse of any or all material contained within this document for commercial purposes. Inc. Select any one of the doors Change the blue number to 5 Go to the Drafting tab on the design toolbar. All rights reserved. or its authorized agents is expressly prohibited.Lock it Delete it. Repeat the same steps for the bottom door. Click door tags Click OK The doors are now tagged and love is in the air. Inc. © Copyright 2004 Autodesk User Group International.

Select one of the doors. or its authorized agents is expressly prohibited. without the express written consent of AUGI. Inc. © Copyright 2004 Autodesk User Group International. All rights reserved. Notice it is a group (We will get into groups next month) Click Edit Group Select the door and change it to Double-Glass 2: 72” x 84” Click finish Group The doors are now all bigger! Check out the back in 3D Reuse of any or all material contained within this document for commercial purposes. 19 . Inc.

Please. Inc. if you haven’t already. Reuse of any or all material contained within this document for commercial purposes. or its authorized agents is expressly prohibited. All rights reserved. 20 . © Copyright 2004 Autodesk User Group International. sign up for two more months of fun. Inc. We have tons of stuff to cover. We have two more classes scheduled.This concludes the beginning portion of the Revit series. without the express written consent of AUGI.

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