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lsop1409
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3D Generic Zones in Revit/Revit MEP

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12-04-2012 08:51 AM

Hi

 

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

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abulla
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Re: 3D Generic Zones in Revit/Revit MEP

12-04-2012 09:10 AM in reply to: lsop1409

I would think an In-Place Mass would work for this purpose, maybe make them different materials to distinguish the different systems.

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lsop1409
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Re: 3D Generic Zones in Revit/Revit MEP

12-04-2012 09:27 AM in reply to: abulla

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?

 

 

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abulla
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Re: 3D Generic Zones in Revit/Revit MEP

12-04-2012 09:37 AM in reply to: lsop1409

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.

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Re: 3D Generic Zones in Revit/Revit MEP

12-04-2012 11:12 AM in reply to: abulla

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. 

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