47 Convert Areas or Rooms To Mass

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Welcome to this demonstration on Bonus Tools – Convert Areas or Rooms To Mass.

This tool allows you to Convert Areas or Rooms to Mass.

This Tool is available for Revit 2014 and newer versions of Revit.

  1. To run the tool, navigate to the Bonus Tools Tab and select Convert Areas or Rooms To Mass.
  2. Sheet and View Manipulation

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  3. The Convert Areas or Rooms To Mass dialog will appear.
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  5. Choose between Areas or Rooms as the footprint.
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  7. Choose the selection set: Current View, Current Selection or Entire Project to filter the Text selection.
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  9. Choose to create one family that contains all extruded Areas/Rooms or create a family for each Area/Room.
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  11. If One Family is selected, enter the family name.
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  13. If A Family per each Area/Room is selected:
    1. By default the Rooms GUID will be used as the family’s names.
    2. If Use Parameters as Family Name is selected then:
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      1. Enter a Prefix if desired.
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      3. Enter a Suffix if desired.
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      5. Select two Parameters from the dropdowns.
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  14. Choose between Generic Model or Mass Family as the base Family
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  16. If you select Mass Family, then choose to Create Levels.
  17. This is quick way to replicate Levels in your Project, in a Mass Family.

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  18. Choose whether you want to create Forms or Linework only.
  19. By selecting Linework you can quickly get the footprints of your Areas/Rooms into Families to then make Masses other than straight extrusions.

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  20. Choose to Create Materials By Parameter.
  21. This will create a material with the value in the Parameter and add it to the Form.

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    Note: If your Project already contains Materials with names equalling these values, then the loaded family will automatically colour.

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    1. Select a Parameter.
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  22. If Room is selected, choose the Phase.
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  24. If Area is selected, choose the Area Scheme.
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  26. Select a Family by Clicking on the button at the end of the Select Family location text box.
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  28. Navigate to and select between a Generic Model or Mass Family.
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  30. Select an output directory by Clicking on the button at the end of the Select the output directory text box.
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  32. Navigate to and select a Folder.
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  34. Filter the contents in the Grid by choosing up-to two Parameters and entering values.
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  36. You select the Areas/Rooms you would like to create Forms from and click the Ok button:
    1. To select the Areas/Rooms you can either; tick the check boxes individually or highlight the rows using standard mouse drag and control key operations and click Select Selected button.
    2. Note: the Total selected is updating.

    3. or click Select All button to select all Areas/Rooms in the grid.
    4. or click Select None button to deselect all Areas/Rooms.
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  37. You can change the default Height by either:
    1. Clicking in the desired Height cell and enter a value.
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    3. Or selecting one or more rows and right clicking and select Rename Selected.
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    5. Enter a value and click Ok.
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  38. Once all selections have been made, click Ok.
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  40. A dialog will show confirming the number of masses created and an output dialog listing the Area/Rooms that were converted to masses.
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    Note: Fails will be listed as Red and are typically because Area Lines do not cross.

  42. View the newly create Mass.
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    Note:

    • The Forms are coloured by Material.
    • This is a quick way to colour Area Plans in section without some other workaround or hack via filled regions.
    • Because Materials are applied, now they can be tagged inteligently in Section or 3D.
    • If this tool is run again using the same Family name, it will overwrite the existing. (tags should stay depending on the changes)
    • This tool is a good way to quickly build up contectual surroundings, deleting the Area or Room bounding lines and Areas or Rooms once completed.
    • If not all Areas are converted, then is it because the Area Lines do not touch.

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