Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Cutting holes using void geometry, part of Revit 2017: Essential Training for Architecture (Metric).
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- [Voiceover] When you're building 3D geometry…for your family content, you're gonna use a combination…of solids and voids.…Now, we've already seen some solids,…and they just create actual physical geometry.…What we use voids for is to actually carve away…from the solid geometry to make more complicated shapes.…So if we look at our Create panel,…we actually have, on the Forms panel here,…we have a voids drop-down, and it lists all five…of the same shapes that we had for solids,…but we can create them as voids.…So in this example, I'm gonna work in my floor plan,…and I'll enlarge it a little bit larger here, zoom in,…and like we did in a previous movie,…I want to select my solid forms here…and use my temporary hide and hide both of these elements.…
The reason I want to do that is because the void…that I'm gonna create, I want to build it directly…to these reference planes,…so it just makes it easier to do that…if I get the solids out of the way temporarily.…So the next thing I'm gonna do is go back to Create,…
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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