Real-time visualization: defining a new future

While the future holds its challenges, we can overcome them with the right minds and tools.

The entire architectural ecosystem, from the client to the architect, to the engineer, to the contractor, and to the manufacturer, must build knowledge, leverage tools, and be leaders in change if we wish to help address issues such as climate change and urbanization.

Something that could help us in defeating the challenges of the future is Real-time visualization. Tools such as Enscape help us to recognize the constructibility of our concepts and give our ideas some validation. This has a high value for any kind of project as it can help the clients to fathom the results of their desires, standardize visualization, lower the feedback loop and help in the shaping of a new future.

Architectural Design: An Art Form

Architecture is a medium of art, and this form of art must be experienced both virtually and physically. There is a requirement for a lot of training, practice and talent in order to make beautiful yet affordable and functional buildings. In the current times, there is a lot of digital tools to aid architects with their work.

Making proper use of the modern tools will help in creating a better workflow, a building will have a lesser negative impact on its surroundings. Tools help in many ways such as showing the cloud-based cost estimates and tools for showing the design intent, even the aesthetics, to the otherwise untrained eye via real-time rendering.

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Arka Roy

How to Model Floors, Roofs, and Ceilings in Revit

Roofs, floors, and ceilings. In a very generic way, they consist of all the horizontal elements we can find in a building. In the program Revit, these three parts all have a similar modelling method, so they almost always appear one after the other when learning the software.

It is usually logical and therefore identical to start with the floors, then soffits, and finally, the ceilings. After having modelled the exterior and interior walls of the building, we have achieved all of this.

In order to create floors, it is imperative to have previously modelled the walls since the walls can easily match the floors to the existing walls. We need to remember that the walls can only be ready if all levels of the project are managed at the beginning of the modelling process.

Just like with most of the items in Revit, floors are created and duplicated as many types and times necessary. The project’s level of detail is given special attention. The level of information enables us to create more or fewer floors that depend on the materials they are made up of.

Floors are modelled by contour, which means we’ll need to indicate what the perimeter of the floor is on the floor plan. For this reason, the most suitable methodology will be to refer to this contour in conjunction with the route marked by the facade walls.

In a similar manner, if we want to locate elements such as stairs or installation cubes in the ground, we must create an interior contour that Revit understands in its entirety.

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Arka Roy

Revit: How to Get Started With a New Project

Revit is multidisciplinary design software; it is mercantile building information modelling (BIM) software made by Autodesk. It is used to insert and create virtually any building within a BIM process. It is used by people of different work fields. Revit is used by people of different fields, mainly by architectures.

Revit is a powerful program that empowers designers and architects to use key features and useful tools to enhance their work processes and allows collaboration among teams. Revit is an industry-grade for various professionals who use this software to make their workflow better and outcomes more accurate.

Many types of projects can be done in the Revit software and each project has different requirements and characteristics. To avoid the hassle within the Revit software, it needs to be set up with proper consideration. There is no determined procedure when starting a project. However one must be familiar with the various circumstances and their necessary steps to receive proper help.

Preliminary settings

If any kind of BIM Execution Plan (BEP) is not accessible for guidance, it is crucial to define the prime setup for the Revit project before modelling. If it will be a single file or multiple files connected together. The program is a database that contains much information and increases its weight in Mbytes. In order to avoid any compromises with the performance of the software, the models must be separated according to the below-given circumstances.

Single Discipline Design: One Revit file is enough, there is no specific setting. Modelling for a Single-file should only be used for very small projects.

Multi-Discipline Design: It decides whether a model using all disciplines is using the same file or is separate into different files. Modelling for a Single-file should only be used for very small projects.

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Arka Roy