By John Flanagan
As you get ready to draw conceptual massing elements, you first need to understand how to set the work plane for the profiles you build from. Revit uses levels, existing faces and reference planes as work planes on which to sketch geometry for solid and void forms.
Establish a Work Plane by Face
Establish a Work Plane by Placement Plane
Change the Work Plane of a Sketch or Form
- Select the sketch or form.
- In the Options Bar, click Show host. The host work plane highlights.
- In the Host drop-down list, select a new host for the sketch. The sketch moves to the selected plane.
View my previous blog (13/04/2017) for an overview of the conceptual massing environment. In my next blog, we will take another look at creating specific mass forms. Six types of forms that can be created are Extrusions, Sweeps, Blends, Swept Blends, Revolves and Lofts.
Each method uses sketched 2D profiles as the basis for the 3D shape.
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