Update: Now with Parallax Team

I am excited to announce that I have joined Parallax Team, as a Design Technology Specialist!

At Parallax Team, I will be leading the push into more landscape and site-oriented solutions, including developing content libraries, aiding firms with implementation, and building more efficient tools and workflows.

Please reach out and say hello at LaurenSchmidt@ParallaxTeam.com.

Modeling Walls with Floors

There are several downsides to modeling walls in a more complex landscape, including:

  • Sloped walls can only be created via profile editing, which is a fairly imprecise method
    • Landscape framework of design and layout tend to want to control where these happen in plan, so doing this in profile is often counter-intuitive
  • If you have sloped walls that also curve, profile editing isn’t even an option

A solution that I commonly use for both of these issues is to use Floors.

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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 a point 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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