Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Create and modify shaft openings, part of Cert Prep: Revit Structure Certified Professional.
- It looks like we need to cut a hold around our stairs. One way of doing this is to go to each floor and cut a hole in each level. Another better way of doing it is to create a void that follows the profile of the stairs. This method is better because any floor or roof or ceiling that crosses through will be automatically cut out. Let's jump into REVIT. Let's open a project, browse to where you're keeping your exercise files. Let's find the file called Shafts.
Click Open. As you can clearly see, we have a problem. Let's go down to level one structural plan. Let's zoom in on our stairs. I'm going to select a section and kind of move it out of the way. I'm going to put a gap in it slide it down hit Escape a few times.
Under Opening let's go Shaft. On the Drop panel let's go ahead and click the Rectangle button. The first point of my rectangle I'm going to pick is going to be right here. The second point I'm going to pick is going to be right here. Hit Escape a few times. Now let's go to our Properties.
The Base Constraints level one, that's fine. The Base Offset, I'd like it to be zero. So my Top Constraint, let's go up to level roof. Let's click Apply. Notice you can add Symbolic Lines as well. So let's go ahead a click on Symbolic Line. I'm going to start here to here. I'll put one from here to here.
Click Finish Edit Mode. Hit Escape a few times. Let's go back to our 3D view. Now we see that it's cut out but if we hover over an area right here you'll see that you have your shaft opening right here. That's going to void out everything we've got. Awesome. Problem is you're going to bash your face on that frame so let's go back down to level two.
Let's zoom into our stairs. Right click on this W12 by 26 and create Similar. I'm going to go from right about here and I'm going to frame it right into here. I'll do another one on the other side. Right click, create Similar to about here, to about here. I'm going to dimension em.
Hit Escape. I'm just going to make that six inches. So select the beam, click on that make it six inches. Let's do the same on the bottom when I've dimensioned that. Select the beam, type in six inches. Perfect. Now we need to slice these out so go ahead and select this W shape Unpin it, his Escape, type s l for Split.
Make sure you turn on Delete Inner Segment and we have to Tab around a few times to get it so start hitting Tab until you see the right one highlighted and then pick it. Do the same on the bottom. Hit Tab until it's selected, pick it. Do the same here. We'll eventually get it. Pick it. If you missed it you can undo it.
Try it again. If you can't get it select it and make sure you Unpin it. Now type s l Now we've got it. There we have it. Let's go to a 3D view again. We'll see that our framing is all set. I can grab this and pull it out of the way a little bit just to see it.
Go ahead and repeat the procedure or the third and fourth floor but this video's done.
Once you're finished with this course, you can feel confident taking the Revit Structure 2015 Certified Professional exam.
- Creating and modifying levels
- Importing AutoCAD files
- Linking models
- Modeling columns, walls, floors, beam systems, roofs, stairs, and ramps
- Adding and editing text annotations
- Using dimensions
- Creating schedules and standard sheets
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 11/01/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: collaboration, modeling, and documentation.