Floor framework with voids

When working with shaped-edited Floors, it can be a bit cumbersome to work with complex shapes, since Revit will create a point at each vertex of the outline.

So for example, if you are making a sidewalk shaped like this, Revit forces points at each vertex:

One way around this is to create a larger floor “framework” and then to cut out the shape you want using voids.

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Shape Editing Tips

Shape edited slabs are the foundation of modeling a landscape in Revit. And while they can be a bit tedious to model and grade, here are some tips and tricks that I have found that make the process a bit easier. And because there are always new things to discover about Revit, a couple of these I learned fairly recently.

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ASLA 2019: Session Dataset

Some of you may know that I presented at ASLA in San Diego this past November. The session was Zero to One: Open Your Practice to the World of BIM.

My portion of the session was a live demonstration of Revit, plus some Dynamo. Here is a link to download the session data set, which includes a Revit file, a few AutoCAD files, three Dynamo scripts, and associated Dynamo packages.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uC63f1XFX2-zajr7bMjO8eWPeBtwJVIY

File Requirements:
• Revit 2019
• Dynamo 1.3.3

I plan to do a series of posts over the next few weeks that will recap what I covered in the session. Stay tuned!

Revit 2019 and Roadmap Update

If you follow the Autodesk release cycle at all, you will already know that Revit 2019 was released a couple of weeks ago. And if you haven’t already read about the new features, I would recommend checking out What’s new in Revit 2019. A few of the most notable features are:

  • OR filters for View Filters
  • Tabbed views and multi-monitor support
  • Double-fill patterns

While I am eager to try out these new features, as a landscape architect, there is always an undercurrent of disappointment that accompanies each new Revit release that does not include any improvements for its site tools. Continue reading