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

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Chapter 18

Site and Topography

When it comes to adding a site to a model, the Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software is well equipped to take on the challenge. However, in many cases Revit is dependent on AutoCAD® or MicroStation to provide a real-case scenario for a site that can be imported (similar to importing a plan or a detail). Fortunately, Revit provides tools to add a topographic surface to an imported CAD site.

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Adding a site within Revit
  • Splitting the surface
  • Creating subregions
  • Adding site components
  • Adding building pads to displace earth
  • Adding a property line
  • Creating a toposurface by instance
  • Creating a graded region

Adding a Site Within Revit

To get started, let’s do something easy and then migrate into the more difficult areas, such as importing a CAD file. The first item you’ll tackle will be to start a site using datum points that you’ll manually pick using the Toposurface function on the Ribbon’s Massing & Site tab.

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WARNING Metric users should not type in mm or other metric abbreviations when entering amounts suggested in the exercises. Revit will not accept such abbreviations. Simply enter the number provided within the parentheses.

Let’s get cracking. First, open the model on which you’ve been working. If you missed the previous chapter, go to the book’s web page at www.sybex.com/go/evit2013ner. From there, you can ...

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