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victorrevit
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Registered: ‎03-10-2008
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How to create a road in Revit

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12-15-2008 03:06 PM
Could anyone tell how to make a road in Revit.
Thank you.
*Jeff Hanson \(Autodesk\)
Message 2 of 11 (16,405 Views)

Re: How to create a road in Revit

12-15-2008 03:15 PM in reply to: victorrevit

A road can be created using the sub-region tool and
then changing the material of the sub-region.


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Jeff Hanson
Autodesk - AEC User Experience
Team
Manchester, NH

 

 


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
Could
anyone tell how to make a road in Revit. Thank you.
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victorrevit
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎03-10-2008
Message 3 of 11 (16,405 Views)

Re: How to create a road in Revit

12-15-2008 03:19 PM in reply to: victorrevit
Well. How then would you cut the section of this road and show it's full structure with all the necessary layers (drainage, gravel, asphalt, etc).
I see only two ways. either to use Roof Family or Floor Family.
Is there any other way?
Thank you.
*Jeff Hanson \(Autodesk\)
Message 4 of 11 (16,405 Views)

Re: How to create a road in Revit

12-15-2008 07:13 PM in reply to: victorrevit

This is not something that is very easy in
Revit.  The site tools in Revit allow you to create a basic context for the
building.  Road sections as you are describing would be better accomplished
in another tool.  Floors, roofs, and pads are the only way in
Revit.  Pads wil cut and fill a toposurface underneath
them. 


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Jeff Hanson
Autodesk - AEC
User Experience Team
Manchester, NH

 

 


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
Well.
How then would you cut the section of this road and show it's full structure
with all the necessary layers (drainage, gravel, asphalt, etc). I see only two
ways. either to use Roof Family or Floor Family. Is there any other way? Thank
you.
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victorrevit
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎03-10-2008
Message 5 of 11 (16,405 Views)

Re: How to create a road in Revit

12-16-2008 12:07 AM in reply to: victorrevit
Thank you very much.
I use roofs, sometimes pads (mostly for drive ways).
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RyanBakke7479
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎11-20-2009
Message 6 of 11 (16,405 Views)

Re: How to create a road in Revit

11-20-2009 01:57 PM in reply to: victorrevit
Could anybody explain to me what the "road" catagory under the visibility settings in Revit is for?

Thank you.
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rosskirby
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Registered: ‎04-08-2008
Message 7 of 11 (16,405 Views)

Re: How to create a road in Revit

11-22-2009 03:50 PM in reply to: victorrevit
You might be able to model the road as a mass, and then build a wall type with the makeup of your road, and then choose "wall by face". Just and idea.
Ross Kirby
BIM Manager
Arcturis
*Jeff Hanson \(Autodesk\)
Message 8 of 11 (16,405 Views)

Re: How to create a road in Revit

11-22-2009 04:41 PM in reply to: victorrevit
That is how you might model a road. The OP was asking what the "road"
category is used for. There are no objects which can be assigned to the
road category. It is somewhat of an orphan category.

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Jeff Hanson
SME (Subject Matter Expert)
Autodesk - BIM UX
Manchester, NH


wrote in message news:6293488@discussion.autodesk.com...
You might be able to model the road as a mass, and then build a wall type
with the makeup of your road, and then choose "wall by face". Just and
idea.
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vector2
Posts: 2,058
Registered: ‎03-28-2009
Message 9 of 11 (16,405 Views)

Re: How to create a road in Revit

11-22-2009 06:08 PM in reply to: victorrevit
i'm surprised at the responses to this question..

it's a good thing to know that revit is not
intended to build roads- it's intended to build
buildings..

but since roads do sometimes lead up to buildings-
revit does provide a connection to road building
programs like AutoCAD Civil- via the ADSK
file format..

so what you want to do is export the revit site plan
to a program made for actually building roads..

however- with 64 bit- it's conceivable that revit will
one day do anything you can imagine.. but that
of course depends on whether or not autodesk
can maintain a friendship with everyone..
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BernardMadoff
Posts: 578
Registered: ‎07-15-2009
Message 10 of 11 (16,405 Views)

Re: How to create a road in Revit

11-22-2009 11:00 PM in reply to: victorrevit
however- with 64 bit- it's conceivable that revit will one day do anything you can imagine.....................this is highly unlikely.

If Revit could do everything you would not need to buy additional Autodesk tools....despite what you might think of Autodesk you have to admit they are very good at taking your money and giving very little in return.
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