In this video, learn about lintels, the structural element that spans openings to support the weight.
- Let's talk about lentils. Not lentils, like the soup, but you know the structural element that spans openings to support the weight. Of course, we could make a family for that. This video will start off with us using a door template, then we're going to make the lentil using the door opening. So in Revit, let's go to families, let's go to new. Browse to your region. Scroll down to door. Click open. Select these door jambs, and hit delete. We don't want to see those architectural items in there. Now let's go to our exterior elevation. Let's make a couple reference planes. What I want to do here though is down here, uncheck select elements by face. Now when we hover over this area, we can select our reference planes a little easier. Let's right click on this reference plane and create similar on the draw panel, click pick lines. For the offset, we will go six inches to the left to the right, and escape a few times. And the measure panel click aligned dimension. Go from your strong to your weak. Go from your strong to your weak. Hold down your control key, select both of these dimensions. Let's go to create parameter. Let's call it bearing distance. We'll make that an instance parameter. We'll keep it under length, we'll click OK. It escape a few times. Let's increase our scale and set a half inch equals a foot. Let's go inch and a half equals a foot this makes it a little easier, I think. Go and select this door swing and delete it. We don't really need that. Okay, now let's right click on this reference plane create similar on the draw panel click pick lines, let's all set that one half inch. This is going to be our plate, eventually. I've set that up, dimension that from the strong to the weak. Set your half inch dimension. Click and create parameter, call it plates, thickness, will keep it a type parameter click OK. It escape a few times. Let's right click and create similar again. The draw panel will click on our pick lines button. Offset this six inches. That's dimension. Let's go from here to here. Pick a point out here hit escape a couple times. Select your six inch dimension. Click create parameter call it ll-1Height. We'll keep it a type parameter, click OK. Hit escape a couple times. Now let's go to our left elevation. Let's tab unto this reference plane right click and create similar. In the draw panel click pick lines. Let's offset that a quarter inch. This will be the gap between our two angles, left to the right. Now let's dimension this, let's click align dimension, pick here but when we get to this middle one hit Tab once to make sure we're picking up the reference plane not the Wall Centerline. Now pick this, point after there click EQ. Pick a point here, pick point here for overall, select a half inch dimension, click create parameter call it Angle Gap. We can make that an instance parameter, click OK. And escape a couple of times. All right, now let's go back to our exterior elevation by clicking on the tab here. Let's go to create, let's go to sweep, and the Work Plane panel let's click sketch path. I want to sketch a path from here, all the way down to here. You'd escape a couple of times. Click finish. Now let's go back to that left elevation. Now let's click edit profile. All right, on your draw panel click pick lines. Make sure lock is selected. When pick here, here, pick this reference plane out here. We're going to click here. If we hover over the face of our door, just go hadn't picked that. Now type TR for trim, you can clean up that corner, we can clean up this corner. On the draw panel quick pick lines, let's offset this three eighths of an inch. Offset it over, I've set it up. Right now we're going to click on filter arc on the draw panel, the radius will be three eighths of an inch. Use and type that in, if it's not, pick this line here, pick this line here. Pick this line to this line, pick this line to this line, type TR for trim, select this length to this line. I suppose we can just select this line and delete it. We can delete this one as well. But I do want to type a AL for align, select this reference plane, hover over this, hit Tab once and select that that and lock it. All right, we got to do the same for the other side. Draw panel pick lines, pick pick, pick, pick, we got a warning saying these lines are overlapped. But if we type TR for trim, that'll fix it. And up here if we take TR for trim again and fix that, it might say it's going to disassociate this, that's okay just click on join. On the draw panel, click pick lines. Offset this three eighths of an inch. Set it in like that. Filter arc, see what we're doing here, right? Pick this to this, line's to short good, it did some work for us quick bleep element. Now let's click on filter arc, radius there from there to there. Type TR for trim, trim these up, delete that line. Where are we up here type AL for align, hover over this horizontal reference plane, hover over this hit Tab once, pick it, lock it. Little concern with the width of it though, so let's click on finish. Let's click on finish again. Select your wall, for the size of the wall let's flex it up to 12 inch, look it didn't go with it. That's okay, let's fix it. Select your angle, click edit sweep, this is very common. Click select profile, click edit profile. Type a AL for align, tab onto the outside reference plane once. Pick it, and down here, grab that. Lock it to the same for this side, hit escape type AL, hover, Tab, pick. Now let's grab this guy here, lock it. Click finish, hit escape. Click finish again. Select your wall. Let's flex it back to eight. Yeah, let's flex it back to six. Looking pretty good. Select your angle, from material let's click associate family parameter. Let's click new parameter. Call it angle material. We'll keep it of type parameter. Click OK, Click OK. Okay, now let's save it. Browse for keeping your exercise files. Chapter Three, let me call it Lentil/Opening. Could options, let's just have one backup. Click OK, click save. There we go, now the next video we're going to create the plate and we're going to use an IF statement to see if it shows up and to close that gap.
- Creating parameters
- Creating extrusions and sweeps
- Cutting voids
- Building stepped-footing and other foundation families
- Creating columns
- Modeling trenches
- Adding framing
- Creating joist bridging details
- Working with metals
- Creating tags and annotations
- Printing sheets
- Creating trusses