While we use the term "flat roof," it's not the case literally, which is a key distinction in Revit Architecture. You'll need to start with a totally flat roof and then add in the slight angles which allow for drainage. Knowing how to do this is a great starting point for working on more complex roof designs. Watch this online video to see how to use the shape Edit tools to create a flat roof in Revit Architecture 2015.
…Roofs come in all sorts of shapes and…varieties, but many buildings have simple, flat roofs.…So in this movie, I would like look at some of…the techniques we can use to create a simple, flat roof.…Now even a flat roof has some sort of sloping.…It's not completely flat.…In an early schematic design you can get away with just doing a flat…slab without any slope and it will be representational enough, but at some point…in the design you're probably going to want to start modeling the actual slope…so that you get a more accurate…representation of what's really going to be there.…So I'm in a file called Flat Roof and…I want to look specifically at the Shape Editing tools…that are available on roof slabs that will allow…us to sculpt the drainage sloping for a flat roof.…
There's kind of a lot of pieces that need to fit together correctly in order…for this technique to work, so let's…sort of try and walk through this systematically.…If I select this roof right here, okay, this is just a pretty typical flat roof.…
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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