Parking Content (feat. Aaron Maller)

I came across this video that Aaron Maller posted a few days ago and I thought it was worth sharing. In it, Aaron is simply laying out some Parking families in Revit, but it is interesting to see the various ways in which people build and use their own content. There are almost always things that you can learn from other people to improve your own methods and content.

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Initial Parking Layouts and Schedules

Laying out parking lots can easily become one of the most tedious aspects of laying out a new site. It seems like we are always trying to maximize the amount of parking for a given area (though this might be slightly more relevant in the United States). Doing this in AutoCAD is less painful with the right tricks, but it is still a long and error-prone process.

In Revit, laying out parking is not only faster and easier, but you can also make various design options, get schedules for each option, and automatically tag each bay by count.

parking_option1    parking_option2_taggedparking_schedule

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LandCADD, An Unecessary Revit Add-In

UPDATE: As of summer 2014, LandCADD is no longer being offered as a Revit Add-In.

With Revit’s paltry site tools, there are always questions about and interest in EaglePoint’s LandCADD add-in. After extensive experience using LandCADD in Revit 2013, I came to the conclusion that it was an unnecessary tool. Read on for more detail.

There are two(2) tool groups, planting and hardscape, which you can see on the ribbon:

Review_LANDCADD

Hardscape

Three of the hardscape tools (fence, parking, and component) simply place components through an extra dialogue box and are essentially slightly more robust array tools. The fence tool was really the only one of these three that I used frequently, after switching to using parking bays (and not individual spaces).

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