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diesellam
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area takeoff

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09-19-2012 09:27 AM

See attached file.

How can you do the area takeoff of only the selected faces (red area)?

 

Right now I have to use the 3rd party software to do something like this.  I'm curious if there's a way to do inside Revit?

 

Thanks in advance.


diesellam wrote:

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You mean to apply the material in the wall's type properties?


Yes. Is it not what you need, to estimate materials in a wall? That's what the material take-off schedule is for.

 

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Alfredo_Medina
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Re: area takeoff

09-19-2012 10:09 AM in reply to: diesellam

Paint those 3 faces with a material. Then, in the project, do a material take-off schedule that applies to elements of the same category as this object. That schedule will give you the area per material.

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diesellam
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Re: area takeoff

09-19-2012 10:13 AM in reply to: diesellam

This is just an example of the exterior wall.  Your suggestion is good.

 

But I have about 1000 of them all over the project.

This is not a feasible solution if I have to paint the materials for all 1000 of them.

 

You can't isolate the faces of the wall in Revit, can you?

 

 

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Alfredo_Medina
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Re: area takeoff

09-19-2012 10:16 AM in reply to: diesellam

Oh, if it is a wall, you don't need to paint anything, but configure the components of the wall in its type properties. The material take-off schedule should report that information.

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diesellam
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Re: area takeoff

09-19-2012 02:06 PM in reply to: diesellam

Would you mind to elaborate a little bit more?

You mean to apply the material in the wall's type properties?

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Alfredo_Medina
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Re: area takeoff

09-19-2012 02:45 PM in reply to: diesellam

diesellam wrote:

...

You mean to apply the material in the wall's type properties?


Yes. Is it not what you need, to estimate materials in a wall? That's what the material take-off schedule is for.

 

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