Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the approach of this course, part of Revit: Construction Modeling Tools.
When Auto Desk introduced the construction modeling, what they had in mind was a way to bridge the gap between the model that typically gets created by the design team, which we often refer to as a design intent model, and the needs of the contractor out in the field, where they often approach the modeling tasks a little differently. Perfect example is something like a floor slab. As an architect, I would just creat a simple floor slab for the entire floor plate of the building. But that's not how it will actually be constructed out in the field.
It will be broken into sections and maybe poured in different areas. And so, that's an example of why there's a disconnect between the approaches that both professionals would make. It's not that one of them is right and the other one is wrong, there are needs for the model and there approaches is just different. So when we use the construction modelling tools, it allows us to start bridging that gap. For example, with the parts feature, we can start to take that overall slab that was created by the architect, and break it up into pieces that represent how it might actually go together. So, that's just one simple example.
We also have assemblies which give us a tool to help us do documentation. So, we can isolate areas of our model and start presenting our documentation in just that area. Without have to consider the whole model. And, the displaced feature which could be both a presentation tool and a documentation feature depending on how it's used. Now, the last point I want to make here is that I come at this from the point of view of an architect. My background is in the architectural profession And I would like to show you that these tools, even though they may have been intended for the contractor, they're not the exclusive realm of the contractor.
There's lots of ways we can use these tools regardless of what our discipline is. So a lot of the examples I'm going to show you are actually frankly very architectural but I hope that you'll see that the basic function of the tool transcends any one particular discipline.
- Creating and removing parts
- Dividing parts
- Adding and merging parts
- Creating parts from linked files
- Creating assemblies, assembly views, and assembly sheets
- Creating and editing displacements sets
- Controlling displacement views