When the built-in rules do not fulfill your needs, you can ignore them; however, doing so means also ignoring the built-in area type property. This property is very useful in grouping schedules, controlling adjacencies and color coding plans. The solution to this is to create a custom property to meet these needs instead. This is easy to do and allows you complete control over your area schemes in cases where the rules don't apply.
- [Paul] Perhaps you've heard the expression…that rules are made to be broken.…Well, in the case of working with area elements in Revit,…that's often going to be the case.…The reason for that is, as we've talked about…in the previous video at length,…the rules that are used to define the boundary lines…of the area objects are built into the software…and we can't change them.…So, if you're satisfied with the results the rules give you,…great, but if you're not, if the kind of area…that you're trying to quantify isn't supported…by the rules, then unless you can ignore those rules,…you'd kind of be stuck.…
It turns out it's very easy to ignore those rules,…and we've seen how to do it before.…But let's review that really quickly right now.…So, I'm going to zoom in on this top wall right here.…And this boundary line that's been created automatically,…based on the rules, is going to the inside face…of the wall in the inside face of the glass.…Let's say that's not what I wanted for whatever reason.…Maybe my client wants to calculate the area…
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