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Mastering Revit® Structure 2010 by David J. Harrington, Jamie D. Richardson, Thomas S. Weir

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Chapter 8. Forming the Foundations

The topic of modeling foundations is a broad subject that covers just about any element below or at grade that supports a structure. These elements may or may not be created with the Foundation tools, which in some cases means they are not recognized as being part of the Structural Foundations category. Elements such as walls and slabs on grade may be considered foundations, but to Revit Structure they are typically modeled using the Wall and Floor tools. Other foundation types such as grade beams are modeled as a wall or as a beam depending on your workflow and your desired results. Piers, whether they are concrete or masonry, are modeled using the Structural Column tools and families.

Some forms of foundations ...

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