Friday 21 October 2011

Creating a Parkade in Revit

I was looking at the best option for building a parkade slab with multiple ramps with multiple slopes and here is what I came up with.

 1.       Creating a floor (slab) and adding Sub Element points which I can then specify the heights of these points.

2.       Create individual floors and add a Slope Arrow where I can then specify the desired slope.

Here is a break down of each method.

·         I typically start with a sketch diagram calculating the slopes and heights I need for each level and slope of ramps required.

·         Now draw a detailed outline of your parkade, remember to draw separate lines where two slopes butt up against each other.

·         After you have sketched your floor and finished pick the your slab and under the Shape Editing panel add additional points where the slope break lines occur. You may want to draw some sketch lines as references prior to adding the points.
·         From the diagram you made you can now input the height values for each Sub Element point until you have completed changing the heights for all Sub Element points.

You should end up with something like this:

You can then embellish your model with barrier walls, vehicles and directional arrows, parking stall lines etc...

A couple disadvantages using this method are if your level changes you will have to edit each sloped floor element you created independently.

You can achieve the same results using the slope tool when creating separate floors, however I find this harder to manipulate overall if your levels change...

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