Designing roofs in Revit can pose certain difficulties particularly for users less familiar with roof modeling tools. Creating exact roof geometry and size for a new build or modeling an existing roof to given dimensions is not always straightforward. If we follow some key principles, however, we can model quite a few roofs simply by using Revit’s ‘Roof by Footprint’ tool. For more complex roof profile shapes, ‘Roof by Extrusion’ is typically used, which we will cover in future articles. Other ways of creating roofs are 3D massing using the ‘Roof by Face’ tool, which allows you to come up with a greater variety of complex roof designs, and In-Place Massing or Mass Families, which allows you to design irregular roofs and tensile roof structures.For now, we’ll focus on some of the more common roof types used for small-scale residential, commercial, and industrial projects. To create a simple hip roof with the ‘Roof by Footprint’ tool, follow the steps below.
This is a time efficient way to incorporate repetitive details from an AutoCAD library over similar projects, with correct display. This screencasrt begins with the creation of a detail without correct display (COLORED DRAFTING VIEW) and then goes on to show the creation of a correct appearing drafting view. Summary 1) In Revit – create a new Drafting View 2) Insert>>Import CAD. Select the CAD drawing to import
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In InfraWorks Click Model Builder Give address and zoom/pan to area of interest BIM 360 folders??? I don’t know if this is required. But I selected one. Create Wait… When you get the email notification, Double-click the new project’s icon in InfraWorks Click tools icon Export 3D Model Choose filename and type FBX (Collada […]