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Doors: Creating your own Door Family: Part 1

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Monday, 31 January 2011 15:49

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Welcome to the Revit Zone series of articles on creating your own Door family. In this 7 part series we are going to take you through (step-by-step) everything you need to know in order to create your own bespoke Door Families, within Revit Architecture.

 

 

Part 1: Introduction / Table of Contents)

 

This series of articles will focus specifically on creating your own custom door family. However, the concepts and principles that we will discuss and utilise as we work our way through, will be applicable to many different types of families and elements. Time and again with Revit, the same set of tools and concepts are used to create anything that you can imagine.

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Silhouette Styles

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Monday, 24 January 2011 16:27

Please Note: If you're new to Revit, you may be interested in my "Beginner's Guide to Revit Architecture" 84 part video tutorial training course. The course is 100% free with no catches or exclusions. You don't even need to sign-up. Just enjoy the course and drop me line if you found it useful. The full course itinerary can be viewed here

 

 

With regards graphical presentation, Revit sometimes receives criticism that its output is a little too sterile. Sure, it does not produce (out of the box) the “hand sketched” visual style of SketchUp. But there are things you can do within Revit in order to produce drawings that are a little more “easy on the eye”.

 

 

One such technique is to add a “Silhouette Style” to the edges of your model elements. Thankfully Revit has the ability to determine the silhouette for each specific view in your project- be it an elevation, section, perspective, etc.

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Topography: Changing the section cut material

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Friday, 21 January 2011 15:28

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When you take a section through a Toposurface, the default “cut material” that you see is “Site- Earth”….

 

 

But what if you want to change this to something else? It is of course possible- but finding “where” to change the setting can sometimes prove frustrating to new users.

 

In order to find the parameter, you need to click on the little arrow at the base of the “Model Site” tab- located in the “Massing & Site” menu…….

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Roofs: Using Slope Arrows

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Thursday, 20 January 2011 16:55

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The default method of creating a sloped roof within Revit Architecture is to make one or more of the roof boundary lines “Slope Defining”. This is fine if we know what angle we want the roof slope to be at. But what if we want to create a roof based on absolute heights? For example: We know the height at the eaves and we know the height that the ridge needs to be.

 

 

Yes, we could always use trigonometry to calculate the slope. But there’s no need for that. We just use Slope Arrows!

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