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Modeling Existing Structure

PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:18 am
by Fruit Bat
Hi All,

I am new to Revit and this forum. I am using Revit Structure 2014 as I work for a structural engineering consultancy.

I have a project where there is an existing steel framed building that is to be refurbished. This includes raising a floor level, creating service shafts, infilling floor voids and adding another storey on top.

I was wondering the best way to differentiate between the existing steelwork structure and the new steelwork? I might still be thinking as if i'm using CAD where I would create separate layers with different colours so I can easily see the difference and turn off and on when required. Is there a way to create an 'Existing Structural Column' layer for example?

The same applies to walls, floors, roofs etc... where I have existing and new.

Re: Modeling Existing Structure

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:26 pm
by Revit Zone
Sorry for the delay in replying :)

You would use Phases, in Revit to differentiate between existing and proposed. This is exactly what Phases are used for.

Regards,
Ian

Re: Modeling Existing Structure

PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:16 pm
by Fruit Bat
Thanks for the reply to my original question.

I have another questions about phases now you can hopefully answer.

I have a new build project that I would like to split into sections (ie: office area, workshop area and above roof plant support). The main reason for splitting it up is that it is quite a complicated shape with curves in all directions possible and the interface between the office and workshop is a 'mess' of beams and columns in an irregular pattern to fit within the architects wall layout. I don't want to go any smaller than 1:100 when I create the drawing sheets as it becomes too difficult to read. At 1:100 the entire building will not fit on an A1 sheet though! If I could separate it then the office area and the workshop area could fit on @ 1:75. Would phasing be the best way to do this or is there another way?

Re: Modeling Existing Structure

PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:47 am
by Revit Zone
Fruit Bat wrote:Thanks for the reply to my original question.

I have another questions about phases now you can hopefully answer.

I have a new build project that I would like to split into sections (ie: office area, workshop area and above roof plant support). The main reason for splitting it up is that it is quite a complicated shape with curves in all directions possible and the interface between the office and workshop is a 'mess' of beams and columns in an irregular pattern to fit within the architects wall layout. I don't want to go any smaller than 1:100 when I create the drawing sheets as it becomes too difficult to read. At 1:100 the entire building will not fit on an A1 sheet though! If I could separate it then the office area and the workshop area could fit on @ 1:75. Would phasing be the best way to do this or is there another way?



No, Phasing is purely used for showing how a project changes over time. You new question concerns how to best display the views on a sheet, when they are two large for a single sheet. I would recommend using "Dependent Views" and Split Lines-and actually put the two "part-plans" on two seperate sheets.

Hope this helps,
Regards,
Ian