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Advanced Modeling in Revit Architecture
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Knowing when to use adaptive components


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Advanced Modeling in Revit Architecture

with Paul F. Aubin

Video: Knowing when to use adaptive components

In the last movie, I mentioned how we can use adaptive components to build some rather interesting and unusual things. In this movie I would like to talk about why that's the case. So, I don't have any files open right now; we are actually going to create it from scratch. And I want to show you why adaptive components are intriguing. In this chapter I wanted to show you that if we come over here and we create a brand new family--now I am not doing new Conceptual Mass; I am doing new Family-- that takes me to the Standard Revit Family Template folder. I'm in the imperial version; there is also a metric version.
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  1. 5m 20s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. What you should know
      27s
    3. Designing the assets
      3m 1s
    4. Using the exercise files
      46s
  2. 1h 13m
    1. Exploring modeling approaches
      6m 17s
    2. Understanding the massing environment
      13m 16s
    3. Building an in-place mass
      7m 26s
    4. Creating massing forms
      12m 37s
    5. Manipulating forms
      8m 50s
    6. Using X-Ray and Dissolve
      7m 13s
    7. Understanding reference-based and model-based lines
      7m 51s
    8. Designing parametric masses
      10m 21s
  3. 1h 39m
    1. Importing a site image
      11m 17s
    2. Setting up a massing file
      6m 3s
    3. Adding basic forms
      10m 33s
    4. Building the annex
      7m 54s
    5. Cutting mass floors
      7m 44s
    6. Performing an energy analysis
      9m 38s
    7. Modifying building forms
      11m 10s
    8. Laying out a floor plan
      9m 2s
    9. Modeling with standard building blocks
      13m 54s
    10. Applying geometry to surfaces
      12m 41s
  4. 1h 13m
    1. Configuring divided surfaces
      10m 33s
    2. Adding patterns
      6m 21s
    3. Creating a custom panel family
      9m 42s
    4. Nesting families
      8m 27s
    5. Creating complex panels
      8m 30s
    6. Finishing complex panels
      6m 57s
    7. Stitching borders
      7m 56s
    8. Exploring advanced stitching strategies
      6m 22s
    9. Working with reporting parameters
      8m 58s
  5. 37m 13s
    1. Understanding adaptive points
      6m 40s
    2. Knowing when to use adaptive components
      2m 40s
    3. Nesting adaptive families
      6m 43s
    4. Understanding lofting techniques
      10m 19s
    5. Strategizing with adaptive components
      10m 51s
  6. 29m 24s
    1. Editing floors
      4m 38s
    2. Refining face-based walls
      6m 54s
    3. Building walls from floor edges
      6m 27s
    4. Adding dormers
      7m 45s
    5. Creating soffits
      3m 40s
  7. 36m 9s
    1. Creating vertically compound walls
      6m 11s
    2. Adding sweeps and reveals
      6m 26s
    3. Understanding host sweeps and reveals
      6m 33s
    4. Sculpting a wall
      9m 11s
    5. Building shafts
      7m 48s
  8. 36m 38s
    1. Designing with curtain wall types
      12m 32s
    2. Creating custom curtain walls
      8m 15s
    3. Working with curtain panels
      6m 19s
    4. Building sloped glazing
      9m 32s
  9. 43m 58s
    1. Setting up a stair type
      4m 52s
    2. Building a custom stair
      7m 28s
    3. Finishing a custom stair
      5m 22s
    4. Editing railings
      6m 10s
    5. Importing a CAD file
      4m 22s
    6. Applying decals
      6m 10s
    7. Creating a custom material
      9m 34s
  10. 44s
    1. What's next
      44s

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Advanced Modeling in Revit Architecture
7h 16m Intermediate Mar 28, 2012

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Advanced Modeling in Revit Architecture elaborates on the basics of core elements in Revit, such as walls, floors, roofs, and curtain walls, and digs into specialized features such as in-place families, adaptive components, and the massing environment. Author Paul F. Aubin guides designers into thinking both in and out of the box, through discovering and applying industry standard best practices, employing creative and sometimes unconventional techniques and procedures, and finding ways to make models serve multiple concurrent project goals.

Topics include:
  • Understanding some different approaches to modeling
  • Building an in-place mass
  • Creating and manipulating massing forms
  • Using X-Ray and Dissolve
  • Performing an energy analysis
  • Applying geometry to surfaces
  • Configuring divided surfaces
  • Nesting massing families
  • Stitching borders with adaptive components
  • Working with lofting techniques
  • Adding dormers and soffits
  • Choosing a wall modeling strategy
  • Working with curtain walls
  • Building custom stairs
  • Creating a custom material
Subjects:
Architecture Modeling BIM Previsualization CAD 3D Drawing
Software:
Revit Architecture
Author:
Paul F. Aubin

Knowing when to use adaptive components

In the last movie, I mentioned how we can use adaptive components to build some rather interesting and unusual things. In this movie I would like to talk about why that's the case. So, I don't have any files open right now; we are actually going to create it from scratch. And I want to show you why adaptive components are intriguing. In this chapter I wanted to show you that if we come over here and we create a brand new family--now I am not doing new Conceptual Mass; I am doing new Family-- that takes me to the Standard Revit Family Template folder. I'm in the imperial version; there is also a metric version.

If you scroll down, you'll notice that under the Generic Model Templates, there is a special template called Generic Model Adaptive, and this is actually what makes these adaptive components unique is that their category starts off being generic model and you can actually change that category to many other things. So let me go ahead and open this template, Generic Model Adaptive. At first blush, it looks like the Massing Environment; in fact, it has all of the same Massing Environment tools.

It has the visible levels and reference planes. In pretty much all ways it is the Massing Environment, with one significant difference. If I come over here to the Family and Categories button up on the Home ribbon and click it, notice that the list of categories that you would normally find in the traditional Family Editor is also included here. Now I'm currently set to Generic Model. I can actually change the category to just about anything on this list. When doing that, if I load this family into a project, Revit will actually see this object as that category. It won't require me to turn on Show Mass and then hide it again when Show Mass is toggled off.

It will actually see the object as the category that it's assigned to. I will leave it to Generic Model, and I want to contrast that to New > Conceptual Mass. If I open this up, this is the one we have been working on throughout the course so far. If I go to Family Category Parameters, if you try to change the category here, Revit will tell you that you're not allowed. So they kind of tease you by giving you the list, but then as soon as you try and change something, it says it's prohibited. So I am going to close out there and cancel.

That ability to change categories is the main difference of an adaptive component that allows us to take the modeling capabilities that we have in the massing environment and use them to build forms that can be categorized as any category and appear directly in a project environment. And that's an example we are going to look at over the next couple of movies.

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