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Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 4:21:57 PM | Building pad, what is it exactly?

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What is the building pad function.  I understand that it cuts sites but what else can I do with it?  Can I use it as my slab floor on a site?  When use it it is showing up in my sections.  Best way to hide it, masking region? Can someone please school me on the building pad.   or point me in the right direction.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 5:21:20 PM | Building pad, what is it exactly?

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I use the building pad to cut the topo to build my walls.  What I typically do is follow the perimeter of the wall with the pad and I change it to be 12" of crushed stone.  This way, when I cut my section, the stone below the slab is shown.  To clean up any areas of the pad (like extending the gravel around the outside of the wall), I use the edit cut profile tool.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 7:01:26 PM | LIZARD2806

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Quoting LIZARD2806 from 2009-03-30 12:21:20

"I use the building pad to cut the topo to build my walls.  What I typically do is follow the perimeter of the wall with the pad and I change it to be 12" of crushed stone.  This way, when I cut my section, the stone below the slab is shown.  To clean up any areas of the pad (like extending the gravel around the outside of the wall), I use the edit cut profile tool."

LIZARD2806, could you post a image of how  the above looks.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 7:22:39 PM | Building pad, what is it exactly?

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Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 3:55:51 PM | Building pad, what is it exactly?

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Old thread. Ok, my below grade slab still shows earth in the basement unless I put a "pad" of gravel below the slab. Since the pad only goes to the inside faces of the footing, the earth is showing up as slivers as shown bubbled. Should the basement slab be swapped out for a pad rather than a "floor slab"???

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Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 4:02:13 PM | Building pad, what is it exactly?

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See my previous post.  Line the pad up with the exterior wall, then use the edit cut profile as req'd.

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Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 5:04:53 PM | Building pad, what is it exactly?

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Also, if I understand the problem correctly, make sure you use the 'pick walls' method (exterior face) to define the footprint of the pad. Makes all the difference, especially coupled with the footing attached to the bottom of the walls.
I like the 'edit cut profile' way of finishing it off. Nice tip.
Pads have different applications. It can be a pad / slab or compacted grade / gravel or it can remove material like a window well, or raise the toposurface grade like an elevated pedestal.
Another trick is to use a pad to shape the grade etc. then TURN OFF IT'S DISPLAY so it doesn't show up but still does it's thing. ie: Turning off the display of a pad does not effect what the pad does as it interacts with other objects.
Pads can also slope to create a ramp for underground parking access while it removes the toposurface material. Maybe even use a retaining wall to define the edges of the slope pad.
Pads can have multiple layers like a floor or roof so you can have concrete and compacted grade / gravel all in the same pad.
More to pads than meets the eye.

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Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 7:31:00 PM | Building pad, what is it exactly?

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This seems to be the most active Post Concerning Building Pads, so.

1) Is it possible to tag a pad, perhaps with a name and surface area., ... Currently when trying to tag I get a NOT ENCLOSED alert, though I've made sure to tick the ROOM BOUNDING parameter.

2) I understand from Revit Help (this is REvit 2010):

Building Pads are Room-Bounding, though how do you add area, name, ect to a schedule ( Ive tryed; topo, gross area (building), + Room)

Building Pads cut/ fill should be accessible separate from any other topo cut/fill work, for scheduling

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Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 10:43:50 PM | Building pad, what is it exactly?

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Hello friendly Revit Users,

I had an issue concerning the building pad.  I am working on a project where I am designing a building on a hill.  I had placed a building pad to cut away the topo where it placed a nice foundation for my building.  However, when I switch to 3D view, the building pad seems it is now being supported on a "fill" or the dark green area shown in my picture attached.  Is there a way to get rid of that fill so it appears as my building is being cantilevered from the hillside?

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Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 10:48:26 PM | Building pad, what is it exactly?

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for some reason my bmp. did not show. hopefully this jpeg shows up..

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Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 11:36:02 PM | Building pad, what is it exactly?

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If I understand your situation, try turning off the visibility of the pad. Either by category or by element. Most pads do their job but are never seen. Kind of like me : )

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Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 11:48:50 PM | Building pad, what is it exactly?

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Thank you Daryl.  Unfortunately, I don't know how to go about hiding either the category or element (I'm a newbie - sorry!)

 

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Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 12:12:11 AM | Building pad, what is it exactly?

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First thing you need to understand is Visibility display in generally is controlled 'per view'. That is after the 'object display' settings.
Here's two ways to skin this cat. 
In the view type 'vv', then  scroll down to 'site', expand that catergory and turn 'off' the 'Pads' sub category.
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In the view, click the pad itself (use tab if required) then clcik the Light Bulb under the 'View' panel on the top Ribon then 'hide element' or hide category'.
Use the light bulb at the bottom of the screen to see all elements or categories that have been turned off in the view.
Click the pink object and then clcik Unhide Element or Unhide Category as required.

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Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 12:56:04 AM | Building pad, what is it exactly?

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I use pads irresponsibly I guess--as my First Floor. But a building pad in practice is just how the site is prepared before the floor is even put down... so the crushed rock example here is extremely temping to emulate. 

 

I like pads, because it allows a little big of fudge work with getting the topography to better meet the building.  The two grievances I've had with topography is when it's cutting through the building and covering the carpet in mud--that's offensive.  Splitting the surface is inflexible to changes and lets you see blue sky and clouds through gaps around the building if you're not totally anal with the elevation points.  So.  pads win.  


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Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 5:51:40 PM | Building pad, what is it exactly?

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LIZARD2806, how did you make your section material to read as gravel? I don't have that material pre-loaded in my Revit 2010.

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