Revit automatically generates boundaries associated with exterior walls, but you can add as many additional boundaries as necessary using familiar sketch tools.
- [Instructor] In this video we're going to continue…with creating our rentable area scheme…and we're going to focus on the area boundary lines.…So if you recall from the previous video…when we created the area plans…it also created boundary lines for the exterior walls.…Now it only created them for the exterior walls,…so what you're going to see right away…is that if you tried to create an area…it will come out as Not Enclosed.…So there are some gaps in this area boundary.…
And you can see those gaps right here…at the front facade of the building.…And that's because there's actually these small…little sections of wall that are embedded in a larger wall.…Now the remedy to the situation is you could go…to the Area Boundary tool,…you could go to the Line tool…and draw in small little segments to fill those in.…Of course, doing that means that those little segments…are going to be manual…and you're going to have to maintain them manually.…You could cancel out of that command…and select these lines and use the small grips…
In this course, Paul F. Aubin explores the creation of area plans and areas, and discusses the workflow that enables them. Using these tools, see how you can group and quantify the spaces within a project, and create detailed and accurate calculations of all important areas. The resulting information can be presented graphically onscreen, printed, scheduled, reported, and exported as necessary to satisfy a variety of project stakeholders—those using Revit and those who don't. If you have found it difficult to capture the intricacies of area calculations in your Revit projects—or have only tried to do so using the room elements—then you owe it to yourself to give area elements a try.
- Getting started with area schemes
- Overview of the area scheme toolset
- Creating a Gross Building area calculation
- Calculating Rentable areas in a commercial building
- Creating Rentable area plans
- Customizing areas and area schemes
- Understanding area rules
- Non-traditional uses for area plans