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Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 7:38:08 PM | Programming spaces/rooms in Revit

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I am trying to assemble a program for a client. I want to use the massing aspect of Revit. I have bathrooms, meeting rooms, offices, cafeteria, etc. as rooms with particular square footages for each on a spreadsheet. I want to somehow import the spreadsheet to assemble the specific rooms with their proper square footages where I then can manually manipulate them to conform to the programming requirements. How do you do this? Moreover how does one label / color these spaces so one can see what spaces one is manipulating?


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Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 9:19:55 PM | Programming spaces/rooms in Revit

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You should already know that you can't import a spreadsheet.  That being said, nothing can be automatic.  You can create individual masses with each one defined by length/width parameters that you set to "match" your spreadsheet.

 

For our office, I created some 3D bubble families that were scheduable to do bubble diagrams.



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Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 2:53:26 PM | Programming spaces/rooms in Revit

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Are you using the massing as a family or inplace massing?  Either way there is no way to label these masses as bathroom, cafeteria, office, conf. room, etc so one can manually program. So how do you do it and make a cohesive program to then be transformed into walls, roof, floor etc?

 

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Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 5:05:01 PM | Programming spaces/rooms in Revit

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These are parametric mass families and as you can see by the properties, they can be named and scheduled.  It also has a field for the programed area so the schedule can show actual vs program.

 

To transition to plans with walls - we simply place walls by center by pointing to the edges.


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Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 7:47:16 PM | Programming spaces/rooms in Revit

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I appoligize.....I know enough about families to get myself in trouble.....I take it then that one uses the MASSING families in the family editor,…………. make one mass with multiple areas built within the properties of that family with the properties being defined in the family editor. Then once completed , that Mass Family is then used on the multiple rooms and areas. Is that correct?


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Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 7:50:34 PM | Programming spaces/rooms in Revit

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Try it.


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Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 10:42:37 PM | Programming spaces/rooms in Revit

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I need guidance on how to set the parameters of the MASS in the family editor. Do you have a step by step instructions on how to apply he proper parameters?

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Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 1:00:14 PM | Programming spaces/rooms in Revit

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There is nothing special here - see attached.  If you want any of these parameters to schedule or tag, you have to create them as shared parameters.

 

I suggest you download the "Families guide" from the autodesk website to lear all about how to create and modify families.



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Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 2:14:39 PM | Programming spaces/rooms in Revit

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Thanks WWHub. I have downloaded it and will begin, seems easy enough. My last questions is how do you label them as you place each room/area in the program so youy cna keep track of whats what?

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Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 2:20:34 PM | Programming spaces/rooms in Revit

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You have to create a multi-category tag that uses the shared parameters you put in the family.


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