12.0.2 Add detailed elements to a Mass model

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When to use this option?

  • When moving from schematic stage to detailed design stage
  • When you would like to use more features such as Add Windows, Add Curtain Walls, Setting Glazing Specifications from the Glass Database, Creating custom glass configurations, Curtain Panels are intended to have separate materials (you need to use the Glazing Tool to set separate material properties)

Using a Mass model, add detailed enclosure elements such as roofs, walls and floors ‘by face’ (floors, roofs, walls) using mass geometry

Set element functions as required (external/internal). The Ground Floor should have ‘external’ function while internal floors may be ‘internal’.  It may be necessary to create separate family types with  separate functions.

Note: certain visual styles and settings in Revit may make it difficult to select surfaces for creating solid elements. Please review ‘Show Mass Surface Type’ settings and any overrides to graphical styles if required.  Also ensure that worksets are editable to add new elements.

Assign analytical properties to elements using ‘Edit Type’

Slab elements (Roofs/Floors/Walls) may be further defined by your preferred families

Internal Walls may be added later if required to define internal spaces

Models without enclosure elements may use Curtain Systems to follow the Mass geometry



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