Environment plug-in for Autodesk® Revit® is an application that helps designers avoid routine and complex operations when building architectural models in a real site environment and adds additional features for landscape design.
Our goal is for the architect/designer to complete the full range of design work within the Autodesk® Revit® program without the need for auxiliary software.
We are convinced that the architect must create aesthetic and constructive solutions without worrying about the complexity of expressing his design in the drawing. The Environment plugin for Autodesk® Revit® will complete this task. The plugin provides you with key features that are critical to site planning in Autodesk® Revit® software.
Try our product now. To do this, install a free test version, which will be available for thirty days. You can purchase an annual license at any time, before or after the expiration of a 30-day period, simply by clicking a button inside the application.
The cost of accessing the Environment for Autodesk® Revit® plug-in is around $ 350 a year.
The exact price depends on tax conditions, as well as on promotions in your area.
To date, the plug-in includes twenty-four functions necessary in everyday work when modeling a site in Revit.
Environment plug-in for Autodesk Revit supports older versions of Revit such as 2016 but officially supports Revit 2020 and over. Some of the features may not work properly in the older versions.
Below is a short presentation of some of the features. You can check out the full list of features in the User Guide.
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.
To make a railing, Autodesk® Revit® allows to take a top of the wall as a host. It’s a quite simple action, especially, if you need to place one railing to one wall segment. But if there are many wall segments in a project, it becomes an operations array. To avoid this, we built a function Wall Railing. Just select all needed wall segments, and our plugin will set railings along each wall.
Shape by Topography
The function forms the selected floor/roof using selected toposurface as reference. You can use all points of the topography that are inside the contour of the slab, or only points that are directly on the boundary lines. The function will add missing points along the boundary lines to achieve greater accuracy.
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.
The function allows you to apply contour lines to sloped floors. This can be important when designing sidewalks, as well as when presenting a master plan for a site.
Surface from File/Locate Objects
The topo-surface design on the basis of points external file in CSV format may often lead to error, therefore the topo-surface is built in the wrong place. This is due to the fact that Autodesk® Revit® uses 20×20 miles terrain board model in its operation process, and external file is generally built in real world coordinates and the distance from the survey point to the topo-surface points is over 20 miles. The Surface from File tool has been specially designed in order to solve this issue. The function converts CSV file in accordance with the dimensions of Revit model.
In a similar way, you can place existing objects (for example, trees) in the project, located in real world coordinates.
Create Surface from Model Lines/Add to Surface
A typical building of topography in Autodesk® Revit® is implemented with the Place Point tool, so to create surface it is need step-by-step drawing points, which is not comfortable for creating a complex surface. The function helps to create toposurface based on a selected Model Lines.
Sometimes, it is necessary to correct an existed surface. To do that, you can use a function Add Model Line to Surface. This tool adds points along a selected line to a selected toposurface. To avoid an incorrect connection between old and new points of a surface, it is better to use this tool on surface region that does not contain other points.
There are a huge number of objects in Revit that need to be numbered at a specific stage of the project. These can be trees, parking lots, windows and doors, precast elements and much more, as well as grids.
Just select a category and parameter, and also specify a numbering method.
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.
Creating the three-dimensional ramp arrow to indicate the slope direction of the selected ramp. This is useful when designing a freeform ramp, or when displaying the path of a ramp in a drawing.
For better presentation of the toposurface profile in the section view. It is also very convenient when it is necessary to place a spot elevation on a toposurface.