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    Default Site Tools (was >Curved apartments sloping down a steep hill!)

    One of my client´s pet project! is a great property (looking down on a riverfall) with the sunset in the same direction.
    The remaining trees will be chopped down, and the area will show it´s beauty.

    I´ll do the massing layout tomorrow, and show the result this week.
    But as the images will reveal parking space is in demand

    Never done this type of project before, that´s why I started a tread.
    Parking will be a major issue, also access roads.

    I´m almost sorry to say that site tools is once again an issue.
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    Default Re: Site Tools (was >Curved apartments sloping down a steep hill!)

    So....what's your point ? Do you want this thread moved to the wishlist forum ? Improving Site Tools is an existing wish. You could add further comments to an existing thread if you wished.
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    Default Re: Site Tools (was >Curved apartments sloping down a steep hill!)

    Hello BeeGee

    I´m better off with this thead in Revit General, since I wish to get input.
    Revit is very powerful, but need to be pushed further on.

    If not! Revit will get back to the old Archicad dilemma that is "slow motion" .

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    Default Re: Site Tools (was >Curved apartments sloping down a steep hill!)

    You have a sloping site and you wish to get input on site tools - thats a broad category. Can you be more specific ?

    In the meantime, here are some threads to read :-

    Sloped Concrete Kerbs and Site Items.
    Using Floor for sidewalks.
    Parking Spaces.
    Can't get parking stripes to follow topo.
    Site Tools
    Sloping curbs for site model.
    My carparking lines aren't on topo surface.
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    Default Re: Site Tools (was >Curved apartments sloping down a steep hill!)

    None of the topics even get close to the challenge I meet on this site!

    Please! understand what I try to do inside Revit in a fast functional way.
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    Default Re: Site Tools (was >Curved apartments sloping down a steep hill!)

    You might be friendly but you're also pretty vague in terms of what you're after. Give us something specific to reply to and maybe you won't feel so all alone out here.

    Beegee did an admirable job getting you started in terms of looking up topics relating to site tools but, to paraphrase Jerry Maguire, "help us help you"

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    Default Re: Site Tools (was >Curved apartments sloping down a steep hill!)

    Quote Originally Posted by knurrebusk
    The remaining trees will be chopped down, and the area will show it´s beauty.
    Wow knurrebusk...what an interesting statement!

    But just to get things started, this is how I would approach the project (but maybe I'm missing your point):

    1. Do you have a civil engineers drawing of the site showing contours, property lines, etc.? If not, you'll have to wing it and create your own topo surface as accurately as you can.
    2. If so, import this drawing and create your topo surface. If you don't understand how to do this, the site tutorial inside Revit is very helpful.
    3. Use the 'site > site components' and place the trees (even the ones you will be 'chopping down').
    4. Go to 3D view to see that this has given you a base from where you can better visualize and begin to place your 'structure' masses.

    To this point the site tools are very simple to use and you should have little difficulty with them. Again, the tutorial is immensely helpful. From here forward they get tricky, at least for me.

    5. After the massing is placed, go back to site view and begin planning your hard surfaced areas (drives, parking, etc.).
    6. Now that you know where you want your drives and parking, you should regrade the site to the buildings and drives/parking.
    7. Take the drives/parking/islands/etc. and create sub regions.
    8. From there, go back to 3D view and you will probably see many of the items you created 'floating' in mid-air. This is where the links beegee listed can be helpful.

    This is the 'procedure' I, personally, would follow. I think the most problems you will encounter is getting the hard surfaces to follow the grading.

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    Default Re: Site Tools (was >Curved apartments sloping down a steep hill!)

    Thanks for sharing your approach "Rookwood", I´ll try the massing tools this time.

    Still I think roads/pavements curving into the site pads will be a problem.
    Also a problem is the fact that pads cant overlap, and site surfacers has 0 thickness.

    I´ll post some images when I´vie finisher the site layout, and start with roads etc.

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