I need to create a model that shows generic zones for my services. i.e. A model showing corridor 'extrusions' for ductwork, pipework, containment and a lighting zone, all shown as different colours. This is to show a conceptual design model/general routing of services.
I can only think of doing this using ductwork to represent each zone and applying filters for the colours and applying a medium detail level (to remove flanges etc), as the ductwork cannot look like ductwork and needs to look like an extrusion.
Does revit/revit mep have any functionality to provide general 3D zoning/extrusion, does anyone know of a better way to achieve the above?
Thanks, i am not familiar with masses. I have only seen 'create a new conceptual mass' option when you want to create a new file, could you point me in the right direction please?
Sure, it's under the Architecture tab in 2012 (it's under Massing & Site in 2013), then In-Place Mass. Sketch it like you would an extrusion, then you can move it to the levels you want, and assign a material to it. I used different glass materials because of the transparency.
But bear in mind that it is good practice to create masses for each zone you are trying to indicate on each floor. you shouldn't copy the same in-place mass from one floor to another otherwise you will have problems when you come to edit them later on - as the design will undoubtedly change between now and then.
The intention of an in-place mass is that it is a "one-off" family that doesn't repeat in the model.