Slope arrows are a useful tool in Revit Architecture for creating a sloped roof that isn't perpendicular to the wall. In other words, it tilts left or right as well as back and forth. Using slope arrows lets you define the slope by setting the difference in height between two points, with the arrow giving a clear visual indication of the direction in which the slope runs. Learn how to work with slope arrows in Revit Architecture 2015 with this online video.
…There's one more way that we can create slope in a roof or…even in a floor slab, and that's using something called a slope arrow.…So I'm in a file called Slope Arrows and slope arrows are typically used…when the slope that you want to define doesn't run perpendicular to the edge.…So another way to say that is, when we use the slope defining check box…in the previous movies, it was turning that…edge of the sketch into a piano hinge.…So, if I select this roof right here and I edit the footprint, if I select…one of these edges and turn on Defines Slope, it's kind of like this is a hinge.…
I'm going to turn that off.…What if the slope doesn't run perpendicular to that edge?…It doesn't hinge on that edge, it runs at another angle.…That's really where a slope arrow can be a very handy thing.…With a slope arrow, you just simply draw this arrow and the arrow has two points.…It's got a low point and a high point.…And you define what those points are and then…the slope of the roof will follow along that arrow.…So, all I have to do is click the slope arrow.…
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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