Autodesk has released an extension for getting more information out of Rooms in Revit Architecture 2011. The Roombook Extension was made available to Revit Architecture subscription members on December 9, 2010. According to Autodesk, the extension “helps calculate the surface area of walls, floors and ceiling elements, room circumferences and the total number of furnishing elements within a project”. This is a nice utility to get quantities for room-specific information that exists in the model and is valuable for quantity takeoff analysis.
The various Autodesk Revit products have the Demolish tool function that designates an element as being demolished for phasing, display, and analysis purposes, and also shows the element as dashed linework. Suspended acoustical ceilings (ACT) with gridwork are a bit of an exception as the grid does not show as dashed when the ceiling is designated as demolished. In this article, we will look at how to get the grid lines of the ceiling to display as dashed when it is demolished. Continue reading
Autodesk Revit Architecture’s standard project templates contain a stock material named “Gypsum Wallboard”. The problem with the stock material is that there is no surface pattern. This works very well for walls since you typically do not want to see any stipple hatch in an elevation view of gypsum board walls. However, this does not work well for gypsum board ceilings when you actually do want to see a stipple hatch in reflected ceiling plans. The answer to this problem is to create a new material to use for gypsum board ceilings.