Project First Set-up
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Video Eerste opzet
- 3 Creating a Project
- 4 Modifying the Mass
- 5 Using the Mass to create Floors
- 6 Using the Mass (Faces) to create Walls
In this tutorial you will create your first model setup for BK4ON4. To create the model you will need the BK4ON4 template with the location. This file can be downloaded at BK4ON4 Downloads en Links
Tooltips and help
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- use the scroll wheel of your mouse
- Click and hold your MMB
- Shift + MMB, or Shift + RMB
- If you hover your mouse over a tool in the ribbon, a quick help will appear that explains what the tool does. If you hold you mouse longer, more in-depth information on the tool is displayed (sometimes even with video).
- Press F1 to access the Revit architecture Help.
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Video Eerste opzet
Creating a Project
Create and name a project in which you will create the building model.
Create a project:
- Click the Application Button, under New, click Project.
- Under Template file, select the BK4ON4_template. Browse to the location of the template on your computer.
- Under Create New, make sure Project is selected,
- Click OK.
Name and save the project file:
- Click the Application Button, click Save.
- Browse to a convenient location to save your file (eg: My Documents).
- For File name, enter Project_BK4ON4, and click Save.
Zoom to a view:
In the BK4ON4 project template 7 levels are present, which can be renamed, deleted, duplicated etc.
- In the Project Browser, open the Elevations (Building Elevation) list by clicking the plus-sign. A list of available Elevations unfolds. Double-click South.
- Enter ZR, to zoom to a specific region. Note that the cursor changes to a magnifying glass.
- In the drawing area, move the cursor diagonally and click to draw a rectangle around the level markers.
The area within the rectangle is magnified to fill the drawing area so that you can work with
the level marker text.
- Double-click the Level 1 text, enter 00 Foundation (Dutch: Begane Grond), and press ENTER.
- In the alert dialog, click Yes to rename corresponding views. The floor and ceiling plans for Level 1 are now also renamed to 00 Foundation.
- Rename the other levels.
Create new levels in the BK4ON4 project:
- Enter ZO to zoom out.
- In the Ribbon, make sure the Architecture (or Home) tab is selected. In the Datum Panel, click (Level). Note that you must be in an elevation (or section) view to be able to create Levels.
- The Modify|Place Level Contextual Tab opens.
- On the Draw Panel, click (Pick Lines)
- In the Options Bar, for Offset, enter 3000 (mm) or other desired distance.
- In the drawing area, highlight the 07 Level line; when a dashed line is displayed above the level line, click to create a level (Level 8).
- Using the same method you can create multiple levels.
Rename the new level and corresponding view:
Double-click the level dimensions to change them, and enter new values:
- In the Ribbon, click Modify.
- Save the project file.
Create floors and walls with Mass objects
In the BK4ON4 project template you can find the building masses situated in the location. To change a mass go to the 3D view.
- In the Project Browser, open the 3D Views list by clicking the plus-sign. Double-click 3D.
Modifying the Mass
Next we'll change the mass and create floors and walls:
or Double Click the Mass with your mouse (LMB).
- Select one of the upper edges of the mass:
- Use the arrows to drag the outer edges, making a different shape.
- Click on the numerical dimensions to change the line lengths.
When you select the Mass, you can apply some quick modifications:
Using the blue arrows, you can move each of the faces. The movement is always perpendicular to the face.
more editing options
more about editing of masses can be found here.
You could now create new walls in this Mass.
Using the Mass to create Floors
In this section we'll use the mass to create floors.
- Select the Mass
- On the Modify|Mass tab Click Mass floors
- Select the Levels where to place floors. Now thin floor levels are created. Note that in the properties the gross floor area has been given.
- On the Massing&Site tab, Click Floor
- Select multiple Mass Floor levels with LMB (Left mouse button).
- On the Modify|Place floor by Face, Click Create Floors. Now the floors (families) are created.
Change visibility Mass
To change the visibility of the model go to the View tab and Click Visibility/Graphics. Here you can change the visibility settings to hide or show hidden mass objects.
- Go to the Model Categories tab in the Visibility/Graphics Window
- Go to Mass and deselect mass to hide mass objects. Now mass objects will be hidden in the 3D view. Only the Floors or Walls will be visible
Using the Mass (Faces) to create Walls
In this section we'll use the faces of the Mass to create walls.
- Select your mass, change the Visibility/Graphics settings if necessary (see above).
- On the Massing&Site tab, in the Model by Face panel, click (Wall by Face)
- In the Properties Palette you can change the type of wall that will be created by selecting the desired Wall Family from the pull-down.
- Select the face of the Mass. A wall on this face is created.
- You may select additional faces to create walls for.
- Click Modify or press Esc to finish.