While working at a major landscape architecture firm three years ago, we tried to integrate into the BIM work environment. As we encountered many obstacles, we began to research the best way to make BIM a reality for ourselves and our cohort.
Today at Arch-intelligence, we keep developing ways to improve and optimize the BIM-based design and construction process, so professionals of many disciplines can find our tools helpful.
Over the years, Revit has become the most popular BIM software. And, since the BIM design process requires all disciplines to use compatible software, Revit is the natural choice for site designers as well.
The Environment for Revit was created to enable landscape architects & other site planning professionals to transition to BIM while providing the smoothest workflow possible.
Making it simple
Our mission is to make the Revit® workflow for landscape architects convenient and efficient. To achieve this, we created a powerful set of tools that turns Revit® into the best software on the market for landscape and site design.
Quickly draw your wall elevation layout:
To display an unfolded view of the wall, we create a 2D layout consisting of filled regions and detail lines. These elements are located at the correct height in the elevation view, so you can easily annotate them as actual walls.
In addition to the wall itself, this view also depicts filled regions representing the railings placed on the wall and conditional surface-level lines in front of and behind the wall and the previous phase’s surface line.
Use model edges to create a toposurface:
Easily create terrains connecting different edges in your model. Select any element’s edge or place a point on it, defining the surface’s height offset. You can use any linked file- Revit or CAD, or even use 3D lines to create your surface.
Create topography from 3D contour lines to easily design slopes:
Revit native tools allow you to create a topography by placing points in space; this can be time-consuming and uncomfortable when creating big and complex terrains. We offer an intuitive tool for setting the elevation of model lines and creating topography from those lines in a click.
Automatically place a stepped wall along a sloped surface:
This function divides an existing wall into several sections according to the reference surfaces and the parameters defined by the designer. By detecting the height in the surfaces adjacent to the wall, this feature eliminates the need to manually calculate your wall design, making the entire process more efficient and accurate. You can choose specific surfaces as a reference or let Environment automatically detect all relevant terrains.
Learning & implementation
Since one of the biggest obstacles in making the transition to BIM is the lack of clear guidance and learning resources that fits our field, we also provide quality free online learning resources to make BIM implementation for all landscape professionals not only achievable, but fun.