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Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2013: No Experience Required by Eric Wing

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Chapter 6

Floors

It is going to be hard to convince you that floors are easy when an entire chapter is dedicated to this lone aspect of Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software. Well, floors are easy. The reason I’m devoting an entire chapter to the subject is because we need to address a lot of aspects of floors.

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Placing a floor slab
  • Building a floor by layers
  • Splitting the floor materials
  • Pitching a floor to a floor drain
  • Creating shaft openings

Placing a Floor Slab

Adding a floor to a model is quite simple indeed, but in Revit Architecture, you are truly modeling this floor. That means that you can include the structure and the finish when you create your floor. When you cut a section through this floor, you get an almost perfect representation of your floor system and how it relates to adjacent geometry, such as walls.

Floors, of course, are more than large slabs of concrete. Therefore, you’ll also be introduced to creating materials, and you’ll learn how to pitch these materials to floor drains. You’ll examine how to create sloped slabs as well.

The first area you’ll explore is how to place a slab into your model. It is as simple as it sounds, but you must follow certain steps, which I’ll outline next. As you’ve learned up to this point, in Revit Architecture you do need to add items the way Revit wants you to add them, or you will probably generate errors, or worse, inaccuracies in your model.

Creating the Slab

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