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Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 10:41:02 PM | Help with Levels - Top of finished floor vs top of structure




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I am working on a rather large project with architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical all using revit.  In my architectural model, I have created levels that structure has copy/monitored.  Currently the top of structure is equal to its associated level.  The architect wants the top of level to be the top of finished floor while structure wants it to be the top of structure.   Within Revit, which is the correct way to make this work?  Best practices?



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Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 5:40:59 PM | Help with Levels - Top of finished floor vs top of structure



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The correct method is whatever you want/need.  You can have as many levels as you want and not all have to have associated plans.

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Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 2:27:59 AM | Help with Levels - Top of finished floor vs top of structure



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Hi all, I have more idea on this item, separate structure slap and finish slap , anotation will be showed both top and bottom of finish slap ( default only in top, i dont know how to make a new one ! ).

So, anyone have do with this way ! ( attached image )

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Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 10:23:33 PM | Help with Levels - Top of finished floor vs top of structure




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I know this is an old discussion but I just want to share what I've typically done since this is all archived and searchable. In my past 2 Revit based projects. The Floor level is the level inside the building, since at exterior walkways this slopes out to drain. This floor level also happens to be the top of concrete (deck or reinforced slab). Where there are areas where it will be finished with tile, that area is structurally, and literally a depressed portion, say 1/2" or 1-1/2" depressed. If the floor will be finished with VCT, carpet, etc. then that thickness would be negligible and. In my opinion if it were going to be finished with a thicker wood floor finish or varying concrete levels throughout the project then it may make sense to set the levels (or add another level) to top of finish. I can see how this latter one would benefit wood structures since a lot of wood products have nominal sizes and you can leave it to the builder to figure this out and make sure it is aligned properly to your desired finishes/levels. I think what is important is you remain consistent esp. with how you dimension everything as well as your details. 

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