Skill Level Intermediate
- [Instructor] Revit comes preloaded with several different Decking configurations. Of course that's not enough. Let's make the family, shall we? It's a pretty easy one, but very functional to say the least. I'd like to configure a simple profile, loaded in to our model and applied to our floor slab as a decking shape. To get started, lets jump in to Revit. Under Families, lets go New. I want to scroll down till I find Profile. I'm going to select it, and I'm going to click Open.
Now notice that we have two reference planes to begin with. I'm going to offset this one to the right, and I'm going to offset this one, up. So to do that, I want to right click on this vertical reference plane and I want to Create Similar. On the Draw panel, click the Pick Lines button. Give it a four inch offset. We simply just click in to the Offset dialogue and type in 4" Offset it to the right.
Now for my offset, I'm going to type in 1.5" and hit Enter. Offset this reference plane, up. And then hit Escape a few times. We don't need to dimension anything. On the Create tab, click the Line button. Make sure Chain is checked 'ON'. I'm going to zoom in here. Now I'm going to pick this intersection. I'm going to come over three quarters of an inch, pick a point.
At 45 degrees, I want to come up one inch. I'll come over a quarter, I'm going to come straight up. I'm going to hit Escape a couple of times. On my Create tab, I'm going to click my Line button again. And right from this intersection, I'm going to come up at 135 to an inch. Then snap over a quarter, going to come up, then I want to join it together.
I know this is a very odd, useless shape. But you'll have the shape you want in mind. Lets save it. I'm going to click the Save button. And save it to a spot that makes sense to you. I want to call it Custom. I'm going to click my Options button, for my backups, I'm just going to go with a one. I'm going to click OK. Then I'm going to click Save. But before we can do anything with it, we need to tell Revit specifically that this is a decking profile.
Let's go up to our Family Category and Parameters button, which is located right here. It's Profiles, we know that. But our Profile Usage, click the drop down. Scroll down until we find Slab Metal Deck. Click OK. Now on the Family Editor, lets click Load into Project. No Projects Open, so hit Close, lets make a new one.
Lets go to the File tab. Lets go to New, lets go to Project. For the Template file, lets hit the drop down here. Lets select Structural Template. Lets click OK. While we're at it, lets create a floor. Go to the Structure tab, click the Floor button. Lets click Edit Type.
Lets duplicate this floor type, so click Duplicate. Lets call it Custom Deck Floor. Lets click OK. Lets click OK. Now on my Draw panel, just go ahead and click on the Rectangle button. We'll draw a rectangle in. I'm okay how big it is. Click Finish. Hit Escape a couple times.
Perfect. Now if you hit Control + Tab, on your keyboard, it will tab you back around to the family. Now we can click Load into Project and it'll go right in. Put it at that could do those find it in the Project Browser. So in the Project Browser, lets scroll down till we find Families. Lets drill into Families, lets scroll down to Profiles. Drill into Profiles, and we have Custom.
Drill in to Custom. I'm going to double click on Custom that's in here. And here's our shape. I want to rename this one though. So for the Type, I'm going to call it Custom_decking. I'm going to click OK. I'm going to click OK. Now lets select our floor. Lets click Edit Type. For Structure, lets click the Edit tab. Lets click on Structural Deck, and for the Deck drop down, lets find Custom: Custom_decking.
That's fine looking. Lets hit OK. Lets hit OK. Lets cut a section through it to see if this thing worked. On the Quick Access Toolbar, go ahead and click on the Section button right here. Because we drew a rectangle, my guess is that its going this way. So click here and then here. Lets cut a section through here. I'm going to double click on my section.
I'm going to increase my scale to 1 1/2" = 1'-0" I'm going to set my Detail Level to Fine. I'm going to zoom in, and there's our weird decking profile. Just make sure when you're doing this, you don't have any overlapping lines or sloppiness. That could cause your model to struggle. Nobody likes a struggling model. Trust me.
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