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Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 1:40:30 PM | Creating a 'cave' in topography




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Hey all

having an issue with Revit '11 lately. Basically i have a clifface topography and i want to pretty much cut a cave into the topography so i can have a a few rooms 'in' the cliff. Building pads aren't giving me any success because they cut all the way up the face, i.e. not just a hole in the cliff.

any help would be appreicated.

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Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 2:51:36 PM | Creating a 'cave' in topography



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How about a pad for your structure then add another site above in the cut area above.

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Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 7:10:02 PM | Creating a 'cave' in topography



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Cut a small slit in the topography.  drastically change the elevations on both sides of the cut in the topo, to match your slope, and voila, a cave entrance. 


Dunno.  Kinda a crude work-around. 

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Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 12:55:42 AM | Creating a 'cave' in topography



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Im assuming this is not a "real world " scenario, so the faster way to do a cave is making it in another program (like 3dmax, maya, xsi  and so on) and after that import that geometry into revit. Seek on the forum for that topic, there is a threads of that theme.

Also, if you are designing the cave like a house, its going to be better making floors, add furniture, etc,. then import that into another program (to have it as a reference) , and THEN create the "cave" .

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