View Full Version : My first real project in Revit
2004-06-30, 02:39 PM
I thought I'd share a rendered image of my first project to be done entirely in revit (we almost) I still have to import the site survey from Autocad to aquire the coordinates <moan start> Then because you can't schedule coordinate points I have to export my finished layout back to autocad, then add point reference blocks to each setting out point export the coordinate attributes to a csv file for upload into the total station so that I can go to site and set it al out:banghead: (http://forums.augi.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#)[/url] (http://forums.augi.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#)[url="http://forums.augi.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#"] (http://forums.augi.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#) A real pain easily solved if we could create a shedule for points that you could tag in the layout then export the schedule <moan end>
2004-06-30, 02:44 PM
Hey, that's pretty cool! It reminds me that I've been working too darned hard lately and I need to start playing Neverwinter Nights or another one of those top down games.
It looks very similar to one of those little village towns in one of those games....I really like it!
2004-06-30, 03:37 PM
Nice job Dazza!
I also used an imported Autocad topo plan and I know what you mean about having to do a lot of fiddling to get the elevations coordinated. My problem with the imported Autocad topos is that I never quite know at what elevation they will be - even if the contours are numbered.
What I did after I converted the Autocad topo to the revit 3D topo was to place a reference level in the Revit site file, then when I linked that into my project file I used the align tool to align it to the correct elevation.
2004-07-01, 07:09 AM
Levels are not the main problem its getting Easting & Northing (x,y) coordinates to use with the total station of setting out on site. Autocad lets you insert a block at the corner of each building with an attribute for "point reference" you can then extract the attributes for X & Y coordinates and point ref this creates a csv file which can be edited in excel so that there are 3 columns "point ref","meters east"and "meters North" this can be uploaded into the total station.
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