Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a flat fascia, part of Building Roofs with Revit.
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So the edges of our roofs look kind of terrible, don't they? They come together, but we're kind of accepting the default that Revit gives us, it seems like they're missing something, well, they are, they're missing a fascia. What this video will illustrate is how to add a flat stock fascia, we're going to apply it to each of the edges. We're going to look at the properties and change the material then we're going to look at how Revit joins the fascia together. So to get started, let's jump into our Revit roots file, or of course like always, jump into any model you're working on that you want to put a fascia on.
Let's go to a 3D view, on the Architecture tab. Let's find the Roof button, and click the little black drop down next to it. Let's go down to Roof Fascia. Now, in fascias, let's click on Edit Type. From the material, let's click into By Category, and click on the Builder button here, from the material, let's type wood. Let's come down to soft wood lumber and let's click OK. Let's click OK again. And now what we can do is we can start placing our Fascia. I'm going to start right here.
Let's click the upper edge of the roof. Let's click the upper edge of this roof, notice that Revit will start to join it together at each spot. I'm going to go around the entire perimeter of my roof and I'm keep picking these edges. Rivet does a great job of joining up pretty much every difficult condition that we've created. It'll actually cut it off level, which is exactly what we would want and the last one here. Now let's click on Restart Fascia. Let's come up and grab our dormer, I'm going to grab this line first, then my arc.
Then I'm going to pan around and grab that line there, it's going to trim it off perfectly. If we want to keep going, or add segments to where we're at, we can select Add/Remove Segments, we can pick more edges. We don't really need to pick any, so hit Escape, select it again. Notice that we can change the offset. And we can flip the orientation. We did it right the first time, so we don't need to do those things but just remember that you can do it in the future. So now that we know how to add the default fascia to our face of our roof, we can start to examine more custom applications.
- Adding flat-roof materials
- Building a gable
- Creating dormers and skylights
- Adding fascias and soffits
- Creating roofs by extrusion
- Building in roof structure
- Adding detailing