Can I do a residential roof framing plan in Revit LT?
If so, can you offer me some suggestions?
Is there going to be a Revit LT Discussion Forum?
I am new to the Revit world and thought LT might be the way to go because I only do residential design.
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Yes, framing for the roof works the same in Revit LT than in full Revit. Basically, modeling tools are fully functional in Revit LT, including the ability to create custom families.
Remember, probably the main feature that Revit LT does not have is the ability to work a project in a team, using worksets, and the ability to use third party plug-ins. But all the basic functionaly, enough to model a project, is included.
Disclaimer: I have not used Revit LT myself because I have the full version, but according to the description of the brochure, you should be able to use Revit LT and do something like this:
Thanks for replying Alfredo. There are more differences than one may think!
Although you can place beams, there is no 'beam systems' icon, so I don't know how create the framing without placing the members one at a time. Then there's the problem (because I'm very new at this) of setting the visibility correctly to display the roof and floor framing correctly.
I have searched the internet for roof framing tutorials, but all I have found so far are roof framing extensions which Revit LT does not support. I have found several floor framing tutorials for (out of the box) Revit, but the ones I've seen all use the 'beam systems' tool which does not seem to be a part of Revit LT.
This is correct there is no beam system tool. Beams can still be placed one at a time in Revit LT.
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What about a Revit LT Discussion Group? I know the products are almost alike, but when we need answers specific to Revit LT, most Revit users answer based on the full version and we have to respond with Revit LT limitations before we can get an applicable response.
This has been discussed recently, in another thread. In my personal opinion, I think the idea of the dedicated forum for Revit LT is good but probably it is maybe too soon at this moment, just two months after its release. How many users would be in that forum if it was opened today? and who was going to provide guidance for the users of that forum if all the other users are frequenting this forum at the moment? A forum works if there is a mixture of different levels of expertise. Maybe some Autodesk personnel could be especially assigned to that subforum?
For example, the topic of families. I understand that the family editor is the same. Are the questions about families going to be there or here? Is there going to be redundancy, repetition of the same questions in different places? I don't know, good questions for discussion.
"In my personal opinion, I think the idea of the dedicated forum for Revit LT is good"
Yes, create a Revit LT group and I'll own it, I'm a big fan of Revit LT.