Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a brace frame elevation, part of Revit 2020: Essential Training for Structure (Imperial).
- [Instructor] What I'd like to do now is create some lateral brace frames. Up to this point, we've pretty much done everything in a 2D plan. What I want to do is put in a 3D element, however we're going to remain in 2D. The trick is here we need to create an elevation and we need to set the reference plane onto a grid line. Let's jump into Revit. I'm going to click Open, go to chapter seven, and open up Structure_37. Let's go to level two.
I'm going to zoom into this middle bay right here, this'll be a good one. Now the idea is we're going to create an elevation and it's going to pin itself to column line F. So let's zoom in here. On the View tab, click the Elevation drop-down and let's go to Framing Elevation. I'm going to hover over this grid line here. Notice when I select it, it shows up.
I have to be on a grid line in order for this to show up. So I'm going to grab this W14X30, it looks like it but I'm actually grabbing grid line F. Pick it. Hit Esc a couple times. Let's open up Elevation 1 - a by double-clicking on it. Set your detail level to Fine. I'm going to zoom in here between level two and three, that's where we're going to put our frame.
In the Project Browser, let's scroll down until we find Elevations (Framing Elevation) here, click on Elevation 1 - a, soft-click on it, let's call that Brace Frame Elevation, hit Enter. Now I want you to go to the Architecture tab, click the Set Work Plane button right here, we're not going to do anything, I just want to show you that our work plane is on Grid F.
Now we can model anything we want here and it's going to be as if we're modeling it in plan, when we were modeling it in an elevation. Instead of level one being our work plane, Grid F is our work plane. Hit Cancel. Save it. That's how you make a framing elevation.
- Linking architecture
- Creating levels
- Creating view templates
- Adding steel columns
- Creating foundations with footings, piers, and pilasters
- Designing retaining walls
- Adding framing with beam systems
- Creating a slab floor
- Reinforcing with rebar
- Adding brace frames
- Creating stairs and ramps
- Detailing and annotating drawings
- Creating schedules
- Adding and attaching trusses
- Plotting and sharing files
- Adding connections with the Steel tab tools
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1. Setting Up the Project
2. Grids and Columns
4. Steel Framing
5. Floors and Slabs
7. Steel Brace Frames
8. Stairs, Ramps, and Slopes
9. Detailing and Annotating
10. Schedules and Tagging
12. Project Management
13. The Steel Tab
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