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Friday, October 29, 2010

Toposurface Thickness by Section Box - The #Revit Clinic

This tip has been around for a while but it's come up several times over the last few weeks so I thought it would make a good post.

Using the Section Box in a 3D view, you can cut a toposurface element in order to create a site base "thickness".  

For example the following 2 images show a before and after the Section Box is enabled and adjusted so it intersects the toposurface.  After enabled you can hide the Section Box in the view:


For an out-of-the-box example of this you can reference the Basic Sample Project that comes with Revit Architecture 2011 [C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit Architecture 2011\Program\Samples].

There are 2 materials utilized for the fill under the toposurface when cut with the Section Box:

Detail Level: Coarse – Poche
Detail Level: Medium\Fine – Section cut material [by default Site – Earth]

So for example, you can adjust the Poche material for a 3D view set > Coarse Detail and change the Cut Pattern Color as needed:



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