Openings in Revit Architecture are treated as objects in their own right that automatically override the relevant section of existing surface. It's not so much a case of cutting a virtual space in a wall, floor or ceiling. For example, making a shaft higher or wider will automatically 'remove' the relevant section of floors and ceilings. Find out more about adding openings in Revit Architecture 2015 with this online video.
…Once you have the basic geometry like walls, floors, and roofs in place in…your model, you'll begin the steady process…of refining the model as the design progresses.…In many cases, you'll find the need to cut…holes in these elements, like simple passage ways through walls.…Shafts for floors.…Elevators and equipment in floors and skylights and dormers in roofs.…In some cases, you'll find it easiest to edit the…sketch of the element in question to represent such penetration.…This approach would work well for floors,…which represent double volume spaces, for example.…In other cases.…You might use an opening object to actually cut through the solid geometry.…
So in this movie we're going to explore a few examples of opening objects.…And I'm going to start with a shaft opening and the…file I have opened here on screen is called, Shaft.…Now the opening objects are on the architecture tab.…You can find them here on the opening panel.…We're not going to do all five opening types.…But we are going to look at a couple of these.…
AuthorPaul F. Aubin
- What is BIM?
- Understanding Revit element hierarchy
- Navigating views
- Creating a new project from a template
- Adding walls, doors, and windows
- Adding plumbing fixtures and other components
- Linking AutoCAD DWG files
- Rotating and aligning Revit links
- Working with footprint and extrusion roofs
- Adding openings
- Adding railings and extensions to stairs
- Creating stacked and curtain walls
- Hiding and isolating objects
- Adding rooms
- Creating schedule views and tags
- Adding text and dimensions
- Creating new families
- Using reference planes, parameters, and constraints
- Plotting and creating a PDF
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Which versions of Revit should I use with this course?
A: This course is written for users of Revit Architecture 2015 and Revit LT 2015. Because Revit LT does not have all of the same features as Revit Architecture, some movies in this course will not be relevant for Revit LT. Additionally, there are some topics that are relevant in both versions, but the button layout or location of those tools are different. In those cases, the features and procedures for Revit Architecture are shown in the course.
Q: Which content in this course is different or not relevant for Revit LT?
1. Core Concepts
2. Getting Comfortable with the Revit Environment
3. Starting a Project
4. Modeling Basics
5. Links, Imports, and Groups
6. Sketch-Based Modeling Components
8. Complex Walls
9. Visibility and Graphic Controls
11. Schedules and Tags
12. Annotation and Details
13. The Basics of Families
14. Sheets, Plotting, and Publishing
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