While Revit Architecture can create railings automatically, you can also do this manually for greater control or less conventional shapes. To do this, you draw the railings out (usually using the "Pick Lines" tool), then finish it off by defining what you've drawn as being a particular type of railing. Learn more about how to add railings to stairs in Revit Architecture 2015 with this online video.
…Railings usually are created automatically when…you create stairs, so, that's usually the,…most common way to work with them, but you can also create railings yourself.…So I'm in here in, a file called Railings and, I'm…going to zoom in on, this area of the plan right here.…And I have this open to below space and, the…stair comes up, to this little balcony here and walks around.…So, obviously we would need some sort of a guard rail.…Over in this general location.…It's pretty easy to do, it's just a, simple sketch based operation.…
What we'll do is we'll go to the…Architecture tab and we'll click on the Railing Tool.…Now all you have to do is click the, Default Tool but if you open up…the drop down, it's the sketch path that…we're going to use here for our guard rail.…And this takes me into Sketch Mode.…And, we can draw railings in really any, shape we want.…The one thing that's a little different about this sketch than some of the others…that we've seen is, you can either draw an open or a closed path here.…
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?
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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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