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.
Placing Annotations in Dynamo
I recently had a reader reach out and ask if is is possible to place Spot Slopes on every face of a Floor with Dynamo. Though there are no nodes (both ootb or custom) that I know of that will place a Spot Slope, you can still achieve a similar result by calculating slopes and putting those slopes into Generic Annotations.
This method can be used to place any number of symbols, annotations, or even detail components in a specific view.
In a recent post about Ramps (and their problems), I stated that you cannot place Spot Elevations on the sloping part of the Ramp. While this is true in plan views, I was surprised to discover that Ramps can actually be annotated in 3D views…
Spot Elevations on a Curved Surface
While working with shape-edited Floors, I have noticed that you cannot place a Spot Elevation on a sloped Floor face with a curved edge. You can place Spot Elevations along any edge, but once you hover over the actual face, it won’t allow you to place a Spot Elevation.