BIM After Dark – Revit + Landscape Architecture

Tomorrow, Thursday, November 14 at 12:30pm ET/ 9:30am PT, I will be on BIM After Dark with Jeff Pinheiro (@TheRevitKid). We will be talking Revit and landscape architecture, so there will be some tips and tricks, some FOREground, and looking at our latest Parallax landscape effort that is in the works, the Planting Content Library.

Video below will be live tomorrow, and also available to watch later.

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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