The built-in area schemes in Revit use specific rules that govern how boundary lines will behave and how they will interact with walls and adjacent areas. These rules are built into the software and cannot be changed. Understanding how these rules work and the way that different area types interact with one another is critical to being able to use the rules effectively.
- [Instructor] We've done several examples now…of working with areas…and we've seen that many of the area boundaries…will respond to some built-in rules.…I've talked about those built-in rules.…I've even shown you how you can override…those rules if necessary.…But we haven't really dug deep into exactly…what those rules do.…I'm here in the Revit help file,…because here in this file you can actually…see some documentation on how the area schemes behave.…I'm in the about area types topic initially here.…
You can see the two area schemes listed.…The gross building area types…and the rentable area types.…Each of those lists the various types.…The gross building area scheme only includes two types.…The rentable area types of course includes the sixth…that we've been looking at in the previous videos.…In the right-hand column it gives definition and examples…so you can kind of see a small description…of what each of these types is intended for…and the kinds of spaces that you might use them with.…Certainly start here for a basic understanding…
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