How Environment for Revit® has helped landscape architects and BIM professionals at Page.
“When I discovered the environment plugin it turbocharged my adoption of Revit .”
Evan Granito, Landscape Architect. Page.
Page is a 125 year old, international multidisciplinary, firm based in the United States, with over 1300 trained staff. Credited with the architectural design of many iconic projects, including the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Page is known not only for combining beauty with function but also for being a frontrunner in deploying the most advanced technologies.
You probably heard about Environment for Revit®, the plugin that’s making outdoor and site design more accessible in Revit. As BIM takes center stage in the AEC industry, keeping pace is crucial for landscape architects.
But here’s something you probably didn’t know: Environment is equipped with over 55 tools hidden up its sleeve. These tools are like a magic wand against Revit’s limitations, and they’re very useful for architects, interior designers, and even civil engineers who use Revit! No matter your role, these features can make your work easier.
Let’s explore 5 (or more) of these tools in Environment for Revit® that not only Landscape Architects can enjoy.
Finally, Environment for Revit® finds its place in the Revit toolbar, where do you think it is? Who needs reality shows when you can watch LIVE WEBINAR of Environment? And… come and see how you can also take part in our growing global community.
Last month, AILA, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects organized a captivating webinar titled “BIM for Landscape Architecture”, hosted by AILA’s CEO Ben Stockwin. This event featured three distinguished speakers, each offering their valuable insights. Sam Macalister, Technical Lead at Autodesk®, delved into the highly anticipated landscape functionality of Revit® 2024. Ramin Shojaie, a Technical Consultant at Nexsys, provided an in-depth exploration of the Environment for Revit®. Lastly, Sherman Powell, Group BIM Manager at Urbis, shared his invaluable experience of leading his landscape team to implement Revit for their landscape and urban projects.
In this article, we will explore Sherman’s key insights on adopting BIM and Revit for their daily work.
“It felt like unlocking a new, bigger, and more versatile toolbox, specifically designed for efficient collaboration and workflows across different disciplines“
Says Ragnhild Lied Børke, the only landscape architect among 19 partners at StudioNSW, the Norwegian architecture firm. This plug-in is tailored to provide landscape architects with the necessary tools in Revit®, allowing for smoother workflows and better collaboration across phases and disciplines.
Full support for Toposolids and all of Revit® 2024’s improved site functionality. The all-new Planting Region. Enhancements to our most loved tools. Environment for Revit 11.0 is defining the next phase of BIM-based outdoor design (Environment version 11.0 supports Revit 2020 and up).
Note: This blog post expands upon RevitPure's post “10 TIPS TO UNDERSTAND THE NEW TOPOSOLID TOOL IN REVIT 2024” , so if you’ve already read it, you can skip to the second part that focuses on the updates to Environment for Revit® that support Revit 2024. If you are looking for a more comprehensive review of Revit 2024, check out the Revit Pure post.
Now it’s official – Autodesk has retired the “old” Toposurface and replaced it with a new category: the Toposolid. In this post, we will go through everything you need to know about the new Toposolid and cover all of the Environment tools that, as always, support and enhance the new Revit functionality.
The month of February was dedicated to celebrating topography in Autodesk Revit®, which involved showcasing various tools, expert workflows, and inspiring projects dedicated to landscape architecture and site design. Topography, the study of the land surface, is essential in creating outdoor spaces that are sustainable, accessible, and well-planned, particularly in stormwater management and urban planning. As Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology becomes more widespread, many landscape architects are switching to Revit and the Environment toolset to take advantage of its benefits.
Are you looking to create a surface from Model Lines?
Some of you may have noticed that one of our most popular tools in now missing from the Environment ribbon. Well, good news: it’s not missing; we moved it inside the Topography Tools so that you can enjoy an improved user experience!
While most of us still can’t get enough of the new toys released in v9.0, our development team is ringing in an early Christmas with Environment for Revit® v10.0, making sure you never have to stop playing. Some of v10.0’s gems include: