Modeling from Mass Instances

This workflow is concerned with the creation of Revit geometry (building elements), such as floors and walls, based on imported masses. (For an example of importing a mass, see Importing a SketchUp Massing Model to Revit.)

1. Create or load a Mass family into a Revit project.

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2. View the mass in an Elevation view.

3. Create Levels corresponding to floor surfaces.

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4. Return to the default 3D view and select the mass by clicking on it.

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5. On the Modify|Mass tab, Model panel, click the Mass Floors tool.

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6. Select the Levels corresponding to the Mass Floors you wish to construct. Click OK.

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7. Verify the placement of the Mass Floors in the default 3D view. (Note: You may need to adjust the Visibility/Graphics settings to see the mass and the floors. Type VG and make sure the Mass category is fully visible.)

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8. On the Massing & Site tab, Model by Face panel, click the Floor tool.

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9. On the Modify|Place Floor by Face tab, Multiple Selection panel, click the Select Multiple tool.

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10. Click on a Mass Floor for which you wish to create a building floor. (Note: If the floor is to be offset from the level of its corresponding Mass Floor, set the Offset value on the Options Bar.)

11. In the Properties Palette, choose a Floor Type for the floor you wish to create.

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12. On the Modify|Place Floor by Face tab, Multiple Selection panel, click Create Floor.

13. Check the placement of floors in the default 3D view. (Note: You may need to adjust the Visibility/Graphics settings in order to hide the mass elements. Type VG and make sure the Mass category is hidden, i. e., unchecked.)

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