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Designing a House in Revit Architecture examines the construction modeling and design documentation process from start to finish in Autodesk Revit Architecture. CAD support specialist Brian Myers shows how to build plans for an American-style bungalow from scratch using the tools in Revit. By the end of the course, designers will have built a model of a multi-level residence and created multiple sheets in the design documentation set, as well as sections, details, and schedules.
Prerequisites: An understanding of the CAD-modeling process and experience with Revit will ensure you get the most from this course.
Now that our roof is in place, let's go ahead and add our Fascia Boards and Gutters up there. Let's zoom in just a little bit, so we can see our roof a bit better. Find the Roof tool, select where it has the word roof. From there, come down and let's start off by incorporating the Fascia Board first. We're going to be drawing in a 1x12 board and it's going to go along the front face of our roof. In order to accomplish that, there are two different spots that could be clicked. There's a top spot and a bottom spot.
Always pick the top spot, because the top of the fascia board is going to attach at that location. In this case we're going to click there, and you can see the fascia board gets put in at the proper height. Continue that on around your building, picking the top edge in each case. You'll see once you get to this point that your fascia board doesn't go all the way to the end and the reasoning behind that is this is technically two separate roofs. We're going to come back in and clean this up in just a minute.
So let's spin the building around and pick the top edge, the top edge, and now pick this top edge here and finally this top edge here, and we now have fascia board going almost completely around our building. Now in order to clean up a couple of situations that have developed, this is how we go about doing it. First, if I select on the Fascia Board here, you can see how it's going through our roof in this location and that's because there are two separate roofs here. In order to be able to clean that up, all you have to do is select on your fascia board, click on the little circle, and then just drag this up until you get to ridge of your roof.
When you let go, the fascia board automatically comes up to its correct location and the roofs once again clean up on one another. Also, you can select on the fascia board here, select on the little circle, and pull it over to the edge. Once you get that square, that's the end point, let go, and the fascia board will automatically clean up. Now the next step is to install a gutter to the outside edge. To do that, we need to come underneath the same location which is the Roof tool and select on Gutter. We're going to place the gutter also along that top edge.
The only thing that I dislike about this is that the gutter looks a little bit high up for my taste; so we will be dropping the gutter down in just a minute. I'm going to place another gutter right here and now that I'm looking at it, I notice that I'm actually missing a fascia board going across this particular surface, and that's because I never clicked on it when we were adding the fascia boards. So before we add a gutter in there, we need to add that fascia board to it. I'm going to come down, select on the Fascia command, and click. Escape out of the command, come back up to Roof, select on Gutter, and now place our gutter in.
You'll notice that I can select on this gutter individually, but if I select on this gutter, it actually selects all of them. It's an interesting feature of Revit. If you draw them individually, not one after another, they'll be placed individually. On the other hand, if you draw them one after another, items like gutters or fascia boards, then they'll all be considered part of the same grouping of fascia boards or gutters. In this case, I'm going to drop my gutters down about 2 inches. So I'm going to select on each of my gutters and then change the vertical profile of them, and I'm going to drop it down -2 inches from the base point which was the top of that edge of our roof and you can see by doing that, it's dropped the gutter down 2 inches; it's not quite centered on the fascia board but it's close enough and I'm really happy with the way that it looks.
So by using these tools underneath Roof, Fascia and Gutter, and just by selecting on the edges, you can very quickly come in here and place fascia and gutters for your house.
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