By John Flanagan
Revit Architecture 2015: The Join Geometry Tool
The Join Geometry Tool is a very versatile editing tool in Revit Architecture. You can find the Join Geometry Tool on the Geometry Panel on the Ribbon. Click the Modify tab on the Ribbon and select the Join Geometry tool from the Geometry Panel.
Fig 1: Join Geometry Tool Location
Joining walls to floors and roofs creates clean-looking drawings, and Revit will attempt to create these joins automatically; however, in some cases, elements don’t look right (especially in Section Views) until they are explicitly joined. This is where the Join Geometry tool comes in handy. This tool creates joins between floors, walls, ceilings, roofs , and slabs. A common use for this tool is in building sections, where floors and walls may appear overlapped and not joined. Figure 2 below shows a floor intersecting with some walls that aren’t joined. Using the Join Geometry tool, you can clean up these conditions. Hover your cursor over the Join Geometry tool to view a short video tool tip on how to use this tool. It is also a good idea to follow the prompts on the status bar in the bottom left corner of the User Interface.
Fig 2: Join Geometry Tool Tip
The following video shows some practical examples of editing with the Join Geometry Tool in Revit Architecture 2015.