The footprint roof tool is a sketch-based option in Revit Architecture that allows you to define the roof with a 2-D sketch. Work with footprint roofs in Revit Architecture 2015 to control your roof dimensions and attributes within the plan. Watch this online course to learn how to use the Roof menu options, such as Define Slope and Edit Footprint.
…Revit offers us a few different ways that we can create roofs.…In this movie I will look at the footprint roof option.…Footprint roof option is very similar to creating floor…slabs that we look at in the last movie.…We sketch them out as a 2D sketch and we do that sketch in a plan view.…Now I'm here at file called Footprint Roof.…And I'm currently in the level one floor plan.…Now there's actually two roof plans in this file.…There's a high roof and low roof.…And so I'm going to double-click the high roof…to make sure that I'm working in that view.…
Now the high roof is the left hand portion of the building.…And low roof is over here on the right.…So we'll start with the high one.…On the Architecture tab we have our Roof button.…Now, if you use the dropdown it's actually Roof by Footprint that you want.…Or that's actually the Default button that you can click right here if you prefer.…That takes me into sketch mode.…We talked a little bit about this in the last movie.…The drawing window greys out to a half tone.…
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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