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*David Kozina
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Slabs vss Floor Family In-Place Model

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11-04-2008 12:50 PM
Which do you prefer using and why (or in what circumstances)?

Why are there 2 tools that do (apparently) the same thing?

Main differences I've found so far:
Floor Family lets me create and add voids for depressed slab areas. (<- Why
not slabs?)
Floor Family allows me to 'grip edit' the edges without having to go into
full-blown editing mode. (<- WHY can't you do this with slabs? This is
*so* much easier and more intuitive.)

I'm just trying to understand the benefits (if any) of using slabs for doing
slabs on grade.

Any thoughts on the matter would be much appreciated.

Regards,
David Kozina
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Re: Slabs vss Floor Family In-Place Model

11-04-2008 01:37 PM in reply to: *David Kozina
A floor is an architectural item......a slab is recognized in Revit structure as a structural item.
*David Kozina
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Re: Slabs vss Floor Family In-Place Model

11-04-2008 01:49 PM in reply to: *David Kozina
So which do you use for your slabs on grade?
(Especially for SOGs having recesses?)

Do you go for ease of editing or having a 'formal' structural item in your
model?
Or do you use both?

Just trying to understand how others are using Revit.

Thanks for the reply.

Regards,
David Kozina



wrote in message news:6065553@discussion.autodesk.com...
A floor is an architectural item......a slab is recognized in Revit
structure as a structural item.
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Re: Slabs vss Floor Family In-Place Model

11-04-2008 01:56 PM in reply to: *David Kozina
I guess it all depends what you are using the model for? We have contractors that do their material take-offs and run clash detection plus we use our models for coordination with the architects. I always use structural elements when modeling to prevent any confusion especially for materials

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