Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating footprint roofs, part of Revit 2017: Essential Training for Architecture (Metric).
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- [Voiceover] Revit offers a few ways…that we can create roofs.…In this movie we're going to look…at perhaps the simplest form,…which is the footprint roof.…A footprint roof is almost identical…to creating floors that we talked about…in the previous movie.…You go into a sketch mode,…you sketch out the shape of the roof,…and then when you finish,…it creates the 3D form for you,…complete with any sloping…that you decide to enable.…So, in this file, I actually have two roofs.…On the lefthand side I'm gonna have a roof…that's a little bit higher up.…And then a lower roof on the right-hand side.…So, I actually have two floorplans for that.…So I'm going to start with the high roof.…
So I'll go the High Roof floor plan to get started here.…Then on the Architecture tab,…I'll click the Roof button.…Now the default is Roof by Footprint.…But if you use the dropdown,…it's the first item right here,…Roof by Footprint, so you can access it either way.…That takes me to sketch mode…which looks very much like the sketch mode…that we saw in the previous movie…
AuthorPaul F. Aubin
First, get comfortable with the Revit environment, and learn to set up a project and add the grids, levels, and dimensions that will anchor your design. Then author Paul F. Aubin helps you dive into modeling: adding walls, doors, and windows; creating and mirroring groups; linking to external assets and DWG files; and working with floors, roofs, and ceilings.
Paul also shows advanced techniques for modeling stairs, complex walls, and partially obscured building elements, as well as adding rooms and solid geometry. Finally, discover how to annotate your drawings so all the components are clearly understood, and learn how to output sheets to DWF, PDF, or AutoCAD.
- Understanding BIM and the 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 Appropriate for all
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 & Publishing
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