Round 1- The Campus Project
The first project was 7 different building types arranged on a site plan. The unit mix included 6 different unit types in the base building block. All buildings were modeled in their own files and linked into a site file where they were arranged in their locations. The site file was used for all documentation including details which were shared amongst all the buildings. The different building types were all the same architectural style and had similar elevation/massing elements between them – bay windows, end cap gable forms, balconies, etc. The variation was in the assembly of the similar elements and modules.
This case study looks at using Revit for multifamily projects. As a scoping tactic, I am limiting this first case study to single building new construction projects. The current process works for rehab/reuse projects too, but will make more sense after reading about the trials and breakthroughs with new construction projects. I also have another case study brewing specifically for multiple building campus projects.
Revit is a parametric modeling software. I have heard people use the word intelligent while describing the software or parts of it. I believe the parametric nature of Revit allows us to build relationships between elements that are not possible in other software built for the AEC industry. I believe people bring the intelligence to Revit through our understanding and manipulation of these relationships.
This blog is the product of many hours of troubleshooting, testing, fixing, developing, testing, research, fixing again and finally sharing the rewards to other users. Primarily I’m hoping to get my thoughts out into a organized format. A format that is indexed and easily searchable.
I will primarily focus on Revit (Architecture) and the programs, apps and plug-ins related to Revit. At times I might wander off into other programs as they fit into the task of documentation, analysis and review.