Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Placing the columns in Tivoli corner, part of Project Soane: Recover a Lost Monument with BIM.
In this movie, I'm going to take the completed column that we've been working on for the last several movies and load it into the Tovoli Corner model. Now, to do that, I'm going to start here at the Project Soane A360 site, and click my Project Sloane link right here. We've looked at this before. You've got everything broken down into the different groupings. The Tivoli Corner model is in the exterior folder. So, I'll click there. It's actually one of the linked models that goes into this base model here. To speed up load times and make our work a little bit easier, I'm just going to load the linked model into Revit, and work in there.
Then, if you want to, you can also download this base model, and see how it fits in the context of the entire project. If you download this base model, chances are it already includes the columns because I've already uploaded them to the A360 site, and so, you're going to see the latest and greatest version. So, what we want to do is, all the links are in this folder right here called Links. We want to actually go one folder deeper into this archive folder. Previous versions of the models are in these archive folders. If you want to actually go through the experience yourself of loading the columns and seeing them change, then you want to download one of these earlier versions.
I'm going to download this one right here, 3.5 Tivoli Corner ANM-4, and you can just use this little download link right there. Then, you save it wherever you want it to go on your system, and open that up in Revit. Now, I've already done that. So, I'll cancel there and switch over to Revit, and here's what the model looks like when you download it. It currently just has stand-in columns right here. When I hover this, you'll notice that there's that dash box around it. So, this is actually in a group, and so, you have a few options here.
You can either select the group and choose Edit Group and keep it grouped or, I think for our purposes, we don't really need it to be a group. So, I'm actually going to just ungroup it. When I do that, now you can get at all the individual pieces, including the columns. So, notice that these are columns, and the name is Corinthian Simple-02. All you have to do now is find that family here on Project Browser. So, there's Families. There's Columns, and there's Corinthian Simple-02.
Right click and Reload just like we've done several other times before. I'll go to my exercise files, and I have a Finish folder that contains the final version of the Corinthian_Vesta_Tivoli column. I'll open that up. So, we've hit a little snag here. It looks as though the existing version of the column is actually a shared family, and shared families and non-shared families are not compatible. In order to do this, I can't just replace the one that's already there.
What I'm going to have to do instead is just slightly more involved but not that big of a deal. So, let me go ahead and click close here. All I have to do instead is start my Column command, Column Architectural. Notice that that's going to try and load the one that's already here, Corinthian Simple. But I'll go to Load Family, and I'll load that file again. The one I was just trying to load, the final version of Corinthian_Vesta_Tivoli. So, that takes a little while to load because remember, this is a big file, and now we have two options here, Place on Face or Place on WorkPlane.
Honestly, we could cancel right now. It really doesn't matter, but I'll go ahead and Place on WorkPlane, and just sort of put one off to the side here. Just so that we've got one in, and we can see that we've successfully loaded it. Then, I'll click my Modify tool to cancel. Now, we've got out column loaded over here, but we still have these others in place. I'll right click any one of them, Select All Instances, Visible in View, and that will select all the instances that we can see. Now I should be able to swap them out for the other column here on the type selector.
It's a slightly more roundabout way of getting there, but it still achieves the same result. And there you have it. Now that it's done, it's loaded them all in. Currently, this view is set to medium detail. Let me go ahead and delete this extra one. We can try the other two levels of detail. Here's course, and course looks pretty much like the ones we just replaced. Of course, what we really want to see is fine. That'll take a little longer. If we zoom in, we can see the fruits of our labors.
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- Researching source materials and source drawings
- Sketching and modeling architecture
- Setting up the project in Revit
- Modeling overall forms
- Using system families
- Adding details such as columns and moldings
- Creating an interior model
- Rendering the project