Now you can get into it. Generally, when you step a footing in Revit it only steps down where you see the blue item selected.
Okay. Now we can get into it. The first Family I'm always asked to make is that little triangular shape that is basically a blab of concrete cast against the earth in a step footing situation. Essentially this little chunk right here. But you see what we're going to do. If we select this little chunk of concrete, notice that that's independent from the entire footing. If I click Edit Type, notice that I've got all these parameters in here that we're about to make. (mouse clicking) This is the safest way to do a Family. So we're going to make a Family, we're going to load it into the project and we're going to combine it with our wall steps. Okay. So to get started under Families, let's go New. (mouse clicking) I'm going to go to English Imperial. I'm going to make sure that I'm using a Structural Foundation, Family Template. Structural Foundation Click Open. (mouse clicks) Great. Now the first thing we're going to do is make sure we set it for work plane-based. Excellent. Also notice that if we go to our Family Types, we already have some dimensions built in. If I close out of here, let's go to our Family category and parameters. Notice that it's allocated as Structural Foundations, so am going to make a schedule and all that stuff. It's going to show up. Hit Okay. Now Right Click on this reference plan and Create Similar. On the drop panel Click pick lines. For the offset let's go two feet. So offset this to the left, then to the right. Now for an offset let's go one foot. I'll set this up. I'll set this down. Hit escape a couple of times. Now it's dimension him up. Click Aligned Dimension on the Measure Panel. Let me go from here to here, to here, to here, I'm going to click E Q. I'm going to go from here, to here. Now select your forefoot dimension and we have a label already for it. So let's call it length. Hit escape a few times. On the measure panel click Aligned Dimension. Go from here, to here, to here, up to here. Click E Q. Go from here to here. Click off of it and hit escape a few times. Select the two foot dimension. For the label I'd like to call that Foundation Thickness. Hit escape a few times. Excellent. Let's go to our front elevation. Right Click on this reference plan and Create Similar. on the drop panel Click on Pick Lines. Now let's offset up our rough level two feet. Hit escape a few times. On the measure panel, click Aligned Dimension Torture it from our ref level to our top. Pick a point. Select the two foot dimension. Now we're going to have to start making our own parameters. So click on Create Parameter, call that height. Hit Okay. Hit escape a couple times. Let's make one more. Right click on this reference plane here Create Similar on the draw panel, click Pick Lines. Let's go one foot. I'll set this to the left, one foot. Let's dimension that. Remember from our strong reference to our weak reference. Select the one foot dimension, click here Create Parameter button. Let's call that hill depth. Click Okay. All right. It's extrusion time. Go to Create. Go to Extrusion. Now they want to reference work planes. That's okay. Click the drop down. We'll go center front back. As long as we're in the front elevation. So Center front back. We'll have to fix that in plan. Click Okay. And the draw panel, make sure that your draw line is selected. I'm going to go from here, to here, to here, to here, down to here. Hit escape a couple times. Now before we forget our material wants to be set to something, but we not sure what. So go ahead and just click on Associate Family Parameter, grab structural material click Okay. Now click Finish. Now let's go down to our ref level floor plan. We just need to align it type A L for align. Select your top reference plane. Select your extrusion shape panel. Click on Lock. Now let's grab the bottom one. Let's grab the bottom extrusion shape handle and lock that just to be sure it's going to work. Good with 3D view. Not looking too bad. Let's save it. Let's go file, Save As family. Brasserie keeping your exercise files. I'm going to save mine as step footing. For my options I'll just make sure I have one backup. Click Okay. Click Save. There we go. Now we're ready to bring this step footing into an actual project.
- 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