Why take this course
When doing a renovation project, you’ll have to deal with the existing structure. The existing conditions need to be modeled along with the new or renovated work that is to take place. Distinguishing between new, old, and parts that need to be demolished can be tricky, but Brandon Gibbs will teach you all about how to manage this in our Revit Renovation and Phases course.
Revit Phases allow you to model existing conditions and then show the new work that is to be performed, including elements that need to be removed or temporally added for construction. Each phase represents a distinct time period in the life of the project. Time is included as a parametric variable within the Revit model, therefore the creation of phases is much easier than in a traditional 2D CAD environment. Phases in Revit enable you to develop complex, phased projects within a single building model, even if those phases involve complex renovations to existing buildings.
Learn how to tackle a renovation project in Revit
Phases are a great tool in Revit to filter elements by stages in a project. The phases essentially represent a sequence of realization in a project, from the past to the future. However, the phasing needs of various professionals are likely not the same. Architects can require many more phases to manage the construction stages than mechanical engineers who arrive later in the process. The phases will be used to specify the stage of creation and demolition of the different objects of a project, as well as to control the different views of the project (plans, elevations, 3D, etc).
Phase Filters are the way we control how certain phases are displayed in a view. You can imagine it as a rule that you apply to control the display of elements based on their phase status. This way you can control the information presented in model views and the building model can be used to facilitate design and visualization at each of the stages in the project lifecycle.
In each view, you have the ability to override the graphic display for a selected category of elements. You can adjust the projection display of lines and patterns, the appearance of cut lines and patterns, apply halftones, and change the material displayed for each phase status.
When working with phases it’s important to understand the phase status of an element. Each element in a project has 2 phase parameters: the phase in which the element was created and the phase in which the element was demolished. The combination of these properties results in 4 possible phase statuses: Existing, New, Demolished, and Temporary.
Time and cost management
Mastering Revit Phases when working on a renovation project will significantly reduce communication errors. It provides a clear roadmap by identifying what building elements are tagged for demolition, which ones are to be newly placed, and which ones are to be left in place. Start learning today and save time and cost on your next project by understanding how to use this powerful feature in Revit.
1.- Project start12min 58seg
2.- Plan Importing11min 46seg
3.- Adding Interior Walls from PDF05min 26seg
4.- Project Browser Organization03min 53seg
5.- Setting Up Phases12min 37seg
6.- Section Box16min 06seg
7.- Sweeps, Profiles and Existing Building Detailing19min 26seg
8.- Adding New Walls03min 23seg
9.- Adding New Openings04min 46seg
10.- Cleaning Up Renovation Joins01min 03seg
11.- Phases in Plans03min 37seg
12.- Phases in Other Views03min 01seg
13.- Interior Elevations25min 06seg
14.- Exterior Stacked Wall Break Up06min 11seg
15.- Subwall Exterior Wall Demolition06min 51seg
16.- Developing The Existing Site14min 33seg
17.- Site Demolition and Addition07min 29seg
18.- Revisions and Revisions Clouds05min 10seg
19.- Avoiding Clashes03min 51seg
20.- General Notes01min 05seg
21.- Workflow and Conclusion02min 48seg