Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Modeling railings, part of Cert Prep: Revit Architecture Certified Professional (2016).
- [Narrator] Another excellent parametric modeler that you have in Revit Architecture is the railings modeler, where you can develop railings for things like balconies. Now you'll notice we've got a new Revit project open again for this particular video. It's RevitProject_RAILINGS and you can find that as usual in your lynda.com exercise files and download it accordingly to follow along with the video. Now you'll notice in the project browser this time, I'm in the 2nd Floor floorplan.
So make sure you're in the second floor. If you're in the first floor, you won't see anything because there isn't anything on the first floor. I've got a second-floor slab and that's it. And you can see these little shapes here are going to be balconies for part of a construction project. We're going to zoom in on the left-most balcony like so. So I'll get that there like so. And what we're going to do is we're going to go to the Architecture tab on the ribbon, and then you'll notice that we go to the Circulation panel and there's Railings there. Now if I just click on the down arrow there I can sketch a path, create a railing by sketching the railing path, or I can place it on a host.
I can place a railing on a stair or a ramp. Now we don't have a stair or a ramp, so we're going to sketch the path like so. So I'm going to sketch the path on this particular balcony here. And I'm going to use the draw tools in the Draw panel. And the first thing I'm going to do is select Line, like so. Now what I could do there is I could use Pick Lines. That saves me from having to pick arcs or straight lines and things. So let's do that instead. It's a little bit quicker, a little bit easier. So pick Lines and we're going to have an Offset there of 100. So I'll put 100 in as well.
And then what we can do is if we hover now, can you see they go in 100 like so? That little dash line indicates where those lines are going to go. So there's my railing lines there. Now if I click on the green tick now, it places the railing on that particular balcony. So if I click away now and zoom in, you can see there's a railing there like so. Now I can change that. There's various railings available there. I've got Hotel, Stair, and Balcony Handrails, Hotel Handrails Only, I could go for pipe handrails. I'm going to do the Stair and Balcony Handrails because they're a bit sexier to be honest.
They're quite nice. They look good. So if I go to the 3D View now, you'll notice that there's a railing there, and if I zoom in nice and tight, as you can see you've got the nice wooden handrail with the nice steel railings there. If I go back now to my 2nd Floor plan, the other thing I can do is use my copy tool now, just to copy this across each time because the railing is one whole object. So if I select that one there, and I go to the Modify here and I click on Copy, and make sure that I've got Multiple switched on, what I can do now is I can just pick a corner.
So if I pick that corner of the floor slab and just jump across to each corner like so, and just pan across using the pan tool on the mouse, I can put a railing on each balcony and it saves just a little bit of time, using the copy tool. I don't have to draw each of those railings like so. And as I get across to the end, like that, and then zoom out you can see I've put that on all of the balconies there. I'll just hit Escape a couple of times. And what I'll do I'll just right-click there and Zoom To Fit so that fits in the drawing area.
Go back to the 3D View now and you can see I've got balconies with every one having a railing on it. Can you see that? So look, I've got all those lovely balconies and that looks amazing already, considering all I've done is create one railing and copy it across to each balcony. Now that's how you work with the Railings Parametric Modeler in Revit Architecture.
Once you're finished with this course, you can feel confident taking the Revit Architecture 2015 Certified Professional exam.
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