Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video New base plates in Revit Structure, part of BIM Tools Weekly.
- [Instructor] This one's the easiest but it's my favorite because it's probably the one you're going to use. A base plate. Under Projects, let's go Open. I'm going to browse to my Chapter-13, and I'm going to find my Base Plate model, and of course like everything else, if you're working on your own model, grab that one. Let's click Open. So the bottom of these columns are begging for a base plate. I'm going to zoom into this one. Go to the Structure tab, click your Connection settings button. Let's grab the top three.
Actually let's grab all these, see how they work. Let's Add them. Let's click OK. I'm going to select my column. I'm going to go to Structure. I'm going to click Connection. Now if I click my drop-down, there's all kinds of plates we can put in here. I'll put in a regular base plate for now, and there it is. Let's configure this base plate, so with it selected let's go to Modify Parameters. And here it is. We can look at our properties, our code checking, our materials.
Let's go to the base plate itself, the base plate layout. It's one inch. Projections is fine. Plate thickness, we can shorten our column by plate thickness is what I like. Direction, by column. And you can switch the beam end which would put it on top. I don't want to do that. Base plate dimensions are all fine for me. The corners, we can filet the corners, we can do whatever we want. I like it square, the way it is. I'm going to go back to base plate dimension.
I want a little more than 1/4 inch, so I'm going to go with one inch. Now I'll go to plate corners. Notice how it bumps that out. Anchor and holes, the anchor type, look at all the different anchor types we have. HILTI is in here, whatever we want. I'm going to go with US Hooked Anchors. Washer plate, got to add a washer plate. Thickness, size, hole tolerance, same as base plate, that's fine.
Our anchors, where are they going to be? We can change the distance. Our value of three. We can go one inch. It's going to set them out. Welds, stiffeners and plates. This is where we can add a leveling plate, and of course I want to project that out 1/2 inch. Shims, shear anchors, the whole nine yards.
So if you want to mess around with this, go ahead. We can create web stiffeners, both sides. Whatever we want to do. Close out of here. There we have it. Like I said, I think you'll be using base plates a lot. Ask yourself this question. Are you going to put a base plate at the bottom of every single column, or just do what I did here, do one and make a typical detail out of it? That's entirely up to you.
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