What is the Difference between Footing and Foundation

-Foundation is the structural element that is connected with the ground or soil and transfers load from the structure to the ground. -Footings are known as foundation units or a structure that is constructed with concrete materials under the base of the wall which distributes the load of the superstructure to the surface or subsurface.  Foundations Foundations are of two types one is Shallow foundation and the other one is Deep foundation. -A Shallow foundation is a type of foundation that transfers loads of the building to the surface.  -A …

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How to draw topo-surface in Revit architecture

What is toposurface? -Toposurface is determining the Horizontal coordinate system such as Latitude, Longitude, and Longitude, and recognizing the typical landform pattern to identifying its features. Step-1 -Click on the Massing and Site from the Quick Access Toolbar and then click Toposurface from the Ribbon tab. Step-2 -From the Tools panel you have to select the Place Point. Step-3 -Change the value for elevation or height of the Toposurface so that you can draw it on a particular Height. Step-4 -According to Revit, you can’t draw topo-surface in a plan …

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How to Create an extrusion and add material to it in Revit

Step-1 -Click on the component drop down from that select model in-place Step-2 -From family categories and parameters choose different parameters. -You can choose different parameters based on your model, for example, you can choose Furniture or Furniture system for woodworks. Step-3 -Rename family categories that you have selected, so that you can identify easily. Step-4 -Select the Extrusion Form to create a 3D solid by extruding a 2D shape. You can select more Forms as per your requirements. -Void form is used to create the voids to the solid …

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How to add material to stairs by sketch

Step-1 -Select stairs to open the Edit type option and click on the edit type to display properties of the selected elements. Step-2 -Next popup will appear with type properties. Go to materials and finishes and click on material by category. You can change the Tread material, Riser Material, and Stringer Material. Step-3 -Create a new material and rename it. -Replace default assets with new material. -From the asset browser choose materials according to your requirements. Step-4 -Apply materials and then press Ok. Step-5 -Final image looks as shown.

How to add material to the wall, Floor, and roof in Revit Architecture

Everybody wants their homes to be decorated well by adding materials to it. According to the Revit, Materials in the sense, painting your Models. Follow the steps below to add materials to the walls, Floor, and Roof. Add Material to wall Step-1 -Before adding material to the walls or structure, change the visual style from hidden lines to shaded or realistic. If you change its visual style then you can easily identify the colors. Step-2 -select either shaded or realistic. Shaded Mode displays you the objects in shadow mode by …

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How to modify Elements in Revit architecture

Align Step-1 -Click on any wall or line to open the modify panel from that select ‘Align’. or else type ‘AL’ to open the Align command Step-2 -Click on the wall either the interior face or the exterior face as a reference, based on which side you want to align. Step-3 -Click on another wall or line to align with the reference wall or element. Offset Step-1 Click offset from the Modify panel or else type ‘OF’ to open the offset command. Step-2 -Set offset distance and click on the …

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How to Design Your Home in Revit architecture

Wall Draw Rectangular wall Wall is a non-structural member in the building design. Step-1 -Select wall or type WA to create walls  Step-2 -You can select different types of walls as per your choice as shown in the above figure. Step-3 -you can draw different shapes of the wall. For now, I prefer a rectangle to draw the exterior walls as well as boundaries or compound walls. Step-4 -just click and drag and again click to create a rectangular wall or any other shape. Set dimension Step-1 -Click on the …

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Start a New project

Before starting a project you can either select a default project or standard project template from a project template library. In the default project, you can customize the settings and it can be saved as a template file(.rvt).  To start the project Step-1 Step-2 -Select new and click on the project to create a Revit project file. You can Browse any default project template from the template library or you can just start with an architectural template and then press OK to start the project. To Start New Project using …

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Application Menu Ctrl+N New Ctrl+O Open Ctrl+S  Save Ctrl+P Print Annotate DI Creates an aligned dimension. EL Displays the elevation of a selected point. FR Find and replace. GP Creates a group of elements. RT Tags the selected room. TX Adds text. Manage SU Opens the sun settings dialog box. UN Opens the Project Units. Snaps PC Snaps to point cloud. SC Snaps to centre SE Snaps to endpoints. SI Snaps to intersection. SM Snaps to midpoint. SN Snaps to nearest. SO Turns snaps off. SP Snaps to perpendicular. SQ …


Revit Architecture

Introduction to Revit and BIM  Due to 3D modeling architectural industry has been revolutionized. Most people think Revit and BIM are the same and this led to much confusion. A 3D model might be known as BIM and also as a Revit model but Revit is not BIM. Let’s make that clear from the start. BIM is not an application. Some people have wrongly thought of BIM as software that designs 3D models, but it is not so. BIM, in itself, does not design anything. The Application usage may appear …

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