Saturday 3 December 2011

Xmas Break

Hi All,

Firstly I'd like to thank everyone for reading my blog, I do enjoy writing them and I hope you get something out of them. I'm always open for topic suggestions so feel free to contact me.

I'll be taking a break from blogging over the Xmas and New Years break.
Early next year I'll start blogging about some of the new things I learned while attending Autodesk University 2011.

Take care and have a enjoyable Holiday Season (or whatever festive event you attend this time of year).


Scott C...

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Friday 2 December 2011

Designing a Roof

Modeling a Roof in Revit is one task that I get the most questions on.

Typically when we use the design tools in Revit we expect to use the one tool to accomplish the task, ie: wall tool to create walls, floor tool to create floors etc... We place objects or use the sketch tool.

When creating a Revit Roof we have multiple option available to us.

Roof by footprint: allows us to sketch the outline of the roof.

Roof by Extrusion: sketching a profile and extruding this profile.

Roof by Face: Creating a Mass and converting a face of the mass to a roof element.

What I typically find is that when we are creating the roof we are relying on one of these tools to create the desired roof when typically we need to use multiple tools or even multiple roofs to create the desired effect.

Don't limit yourself by only using one tool when you can use multiple tools.

You can always use the Join Geometry tool or the Join Roof tool to connect your roof's together.