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Designing a House in Revit Architecture
Illustration by Richard Downs

Applying gutters and facia boards to the roof


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Designing a House in Revit Architecture

with Brian Myers

Video: Applying gutters and facia boards to the roof

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.
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  1. 2m 52s
    1. Welcome
      37s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      1m 39s
    3. Using the exercise files
      36s
  2. 12m 29s
    1. Reviewing the project requirements
      1m 11s
    2. Creating multiple levels
      7m 21s
    3. Entering project information
      3m 57s
  3. 51m 53s
    1. Creating exterior walls
      6m 25s
    2. Creating foundation walls
      6m 47s
    3. Modifying foundation walls
      7m 36s
    4. Creating the interior walls for the main level
      14m 44s
    5. Creating the interior walls for the basement level
      12m 36s
    6. Creating footings
      3m 45s
  4. 25m 37s
    1. Adding doors to the project
      8m 0s
    2. Adding windows to the project
      6m 47s
    3. Adding an atrium window using curtain walls
      10m 50s
  5. 40m 12s
    1. Adding structural floors to the project
      6m 6s
    2. Adding finish floors to each room
      15m 8s
    3. Designing an exterior deck
      7m 4s
    4. Designing a front porch and building the porch structure
      11m 54s
  6. 20m 54s
    1. Placing the columns for the front porch
      8m 33s
    2. Placing interior structural columns and footings
      8m 28s
    3. Adding beams
      3m 53s
  7. 36m 12s
    1. Placing the railings for the front porch
      3m 40s
    2. Creating deck stairs
      5m 27s
    3. Creating deck railings
      3m 22s
    4. Creating deck supports
      6m 17s
    5. Creating porch stairs and railings
      5m 27s
    6. Building an interior staircase and railings
      5m 0s
    7. Inserting a floor opening for the stairs
      4m 53s
    8. Building a railing at the top of the stairs
      2m 6s
  8. 5m 33s
    1. Adding rooms and room tags
      5m 33s
  9. 29m 27s
    1. Creating a gable roof
      6m 9s
    2. Creating a roof for the porch
      5m 48s
    3. Applying gutters and facia boards to the roof
      3m 52s
    4. Tying the roof to the structure
      9m 5s
    5. Modifying a wall profile
      4m 33s
  10. 22m 21s
    1. Placing cabinets and kitchen appliances
      7m 10s
    2. Placing countertops
      5m 8s
    3. Placing plumbing fixtures
      4m 46s
    4. Creating the utility room
      5m 17s
  11. 24m 47s
    1. Placing a normal ceiling
      6m 32s
    2. Adjusting the ceiling for stairs
      3m 39s
    3. Creating a coffered ceiling
      6m 52s
    4. Placing ceiling lights
      7m 44s
  12. 12m 42s
    1. Creating an exterior camera
      7m 54s
    2. Creating an interior camera
      4m 48s
  13. 23m 45s
    1. Creating section views
      7m 32s
    2. Creating an enlarged plan
      3m 17s
    3. Creating interior elevation views
      7m 14s
    4. Creating exterior elevation views
      5m 42s
  14. 15m 42s
    1. Creating a door schedule
      3m 57s
    2. Generating a door elevation legend
      11m 45s
  15. 30m 48s
    1. Dimensioning
      6m 23s
    2. Adding general notes
      4m 30s
    3. Adding notes with text
      10m 30s
    4. Creating detail views
      9m 25s
  16. 23m 1s
    1. Site creation
      8m 29s
    2. Creating roads, sidewalks, and driveways
      6m 27s
    3. Adding plants
      8m 5s
  17. 14m 27s
    1. Exploring dynamic renderings
      8m 45s
    2. Creating floor plans for presentations
      5m 42s
  18. 23m 51s
    1. Creating standard sheets
      6m 18s
    2. Setting up standard sheets
      9m 58s
    3. Printing
      7m 35s
  19. 24s
    1. Goodbye
      24s

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Designing a House in Revit Architecture
6h 56m Intermediate Mar 13, 2012

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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.

Topics include:
  • Entering project information
  • Creating exterior and interior walls
  • Creating foundation walls and footings
  • Adding doors and windows
  • Designs floors, decks, and rails
  • Placing columns
  • Choosing a roof
  • Adding rooms
  • Planning for lighting and ceilings
  • Customizing families (doors, windows, etc.)
  • Adding a door elevation legend
  • Drafting and dimensioning
  • Exporting dynamic renderings and presentations
  • Creating standard sheets
  • Printing documentation
Subjects:
Architecture Modeling BIM CAD
Software:
Revit Architecture
Author:
Brian Myers

Applying gutters and facia boards to the roof

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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