During a recent training and Revit Architecture implementation contract, I was asked about Toposurface Cut and Fill quantities. As a result I was prompted to create a video tutorial – Revit Architecture – Tips and Tricks – Toposurface Cut Fill.
The client specialised in the design of sports grounds. They asked if Revit Architecture would calculate the cut and fill quantities of a site layout. For example, if a flat sports field was being sited on an inclined topography, could Revit Architecture cater for such calculations?
The obvious answer was to address the matter to a “Civil” software package like Autodesk Autocad Civil 3D.
However, the client would normally refer the site design to a Civil Engineer for accurate site calculations. They suggested that if they could calculate these requirements early in the design of the sports facilities, it would enhance their workflow. Obviously using Revit would not eliminate the services of an Engineer, but the intended positioning of the sports field would be better portrayed by the Architect.
After some research I reached the conclusion that Revit would indeed calculate the Cut and Fill quantities required for the client’s needs.
The following video tutorial shows an example using a simple toposurface. How the toposurface is created does not affect the final result. Whether the toposurface is created by placing elevation height points within Revit, or by importing point data from perhaps an Autocad file (dwg), the calculations can be achieved.
To view the video, click on the image below:-
I hope the video is of interest, and useful to fellow Revit Architecture users.
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