Spaces to cope with vertically irregular spaces better
Summary: Spaces work great if you've got a space that's a straight 'extrusion' or tapers towards the top, but not if the space expands upwards or wraps over.
Description: We regularly find that projects contain multi-level spaces that expand as they go up the building (lecture theatres, atria etc). If we place the space at the lowest level it will not expand to fill the volume as it goes up through the levels.
We also find that we often have large spaces that hare multi-level and have smaller spaces enclosed within them on the lowest level. If we place spaces at the lowest level they will not wrap-over the smaller spaces.
Ideally we want to place spaces at the lowest level and simply set the limit to the top level and let Revit do the rest. Currently we either have to add a separate space for each level which leads to extra management of properties and also limits volume type calculations, or we add the space at a higher level and adjust the lower offset, but then the space doesn't schedule on the correct level.
Product and Feature: Revit MEP - MEP Spaces - (Mechanical
Submitted By: Colin Magner on Thu, 24 May 2012
Re: Spaces to cope with vertically irregular spaces better
This could be solved by revit by allowing extra reference planes to be added. End user can add as much as needed to cover the complete volume. Ideally revit would manage by specifying just one point.