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:
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.
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 ...