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.
This function divides an existing wall into several separate wall sections and determines the corresponding top and base offset values for each section according to the slope of the reference surfaces.
The user can define specific surfaces that exist in projects as reference surfaces for the selected walls. Alternatively, the function can automatically handle the top-most and bottom-most surfaces near the walls to be arranged.
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.
Model Line Elevation Tools
To construct a site topography, 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 lift selected lines to a needed elevation with Set Elevation tool. In addition, you can set a step of vertical displacement; therefore, the lines will rise to a new required elevation with every step, and then override with a color, so you can easily see which of them were raised.
For more comfortable manage of lifted lines we added the Check Elevation tool, it places the text note with the elevation of a selected line. Therefore, you can see the elevation of the line or even you are able to change the model line elevation by editing the text value of check elevation note.
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.
To display an unfolded view of the wall, we create a 2D layout consisting from filled regions and detail lines. These elements are located at the correct height in the elevation view so you can easily annotate them as real walls.
In addition to the wall itself, this view also depicts filled regions that represents the railings placed on the wall and conditional surface level lines in front of and behind the wall and the surface line in the previous phase.
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.