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.
Arrange by Topography
This function divides the existing wall into a number of separate wall sections and determines for each section corresponding altitude values and offset base related to the reference topo-surface. For more precise analysis the topo-surface altitude is determined at the distance from the wall. The user can also choose which topo-surface, existing in the projects, requires this function application. The function processes the topmost and the lowermost topo-surfaces from the control area by default.
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 designated plate using the existing topo-surface profile over/under this plate. The function assigns the altitude of the topmost topo-surface to the plate by default, however the user has a possibility of manual choice of a topo-surface for the plate forming. In the formation process, one can perform a parallel lifting over the topography.
Total Length/Path length
These two functions simplify design on a sketch stage. They allow to check a total length of selected lines, including arcs and splines. As an example, the tool helps to choose a direct route between different elements in a project. Or to make sure that the found route is long enough to reach a specific elevation keeping a required slope.
To construct a topographic slope, it is usual to use horizontal contour lines. To create these lines, you can use Revit Model Lines, which are located in Revit’s 3D space. It is easy to move selected lines to a needed elevation with this tool. The tool works in 3D view and in a top view as well. In addition, you can set a step of vertical displacement, therefore the lines will be moved to a new required altitude with every step, and then highlighted with a color, so you can easily see which of them were lifted.
Regardless of the fact that Revit Model Lines are 3D objects, they don’t have an elevation parameter, which is shown on a property panel. In addition, in a floor plan view we cannot use a Spot Elevation tool. To simplify work with these lines we created a tool Check Elevation. It places the text mark with the elevation of a selected line to the point where a mouse click was performed. Another click turns it round.
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 absolute world coordinates and the distance from the survey point to the topo-surface points is over 20 miles. The CSV Location function has been specially designed in order to solve this issue. The function converts CSV file in accordance with the dimensions of Revit model.
Create Surface from Model Lines
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 complicated surface. A function Create Surface helps to create toposurface based on a selected Model Lines.
Add Model Line to Surface
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.
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.