12 Nov

Modeling Structure in Revit: 3. Practical guidelines for modeling vertical structural elements

Practical guidelines for modeling structural elements in Revit include:

Guidelines for vertical structural elements:

  1. Modeling structural bearing walls
  2. Modeling structural non-bearing walls
  3. Modeling other (non-structural) walls (in case they are needed for some reason).
  4. Modeling structural columns

guidelines for horizontal structural elements:

  1. Modeling structural floors
  2. Modeling structural framing
  3. Modeling structural foundations

General rule is to model everything the same way as Read More

12 Nov

Modeling Structure in Revit: 2. Set Levels and Grids

“Set levels and grids? Just throw a few of them in the model and let’s do some real modellin’!”

Level as the most important element

Levels are the most important elements of a Revit model. Grids are important, but not so much as levels (you know, if you delete a grid, nothing will get deleted with it like when you delete a level).

Your whole future (re)modeling work  depends on how you plan and set your levels in the beginning. Levels and grids are “the structure” of your Revit model. You don’t need to be a structural engineer to know the importance of a good structure. Here are some important tips about how to properly Read More

02 Oct

Modeling Structure in Revit: 1. Tweaking template for IFC

IFC Revit model building story preview in BIMvision

Let start our structural modeling with some tweaks to the Revit template for successful later IFC export. To align with IFC file organization, in Revit project or template file we need to add additional parameters and enter values to the correct existing ones.

General IFC file organization:

  • Project
    • Site
      • Building
        • Building Storey
        • Building Storey
        • Building Storey

Project Information

To set IFC parameters “Project”, “Site” and “Building”, first we need to set Project Number, Read More