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- Leonel Waag, Staff Member
what's going on guys balkan architect here and in today's video we're going to be covering and tool or an option in revit that isn't talked about that much and that is the modify sub elements option now you have this option for certain elements that have sub elements once you guess and then we have the ability to modify those sub elements and in order to change the shape or modify the shape of those elements for example floors in rabbit so in today's video i thought why not take the time to explain how does this work and how can you apply it on your own projects now before we start with that i would just like to ask you to like this tutorial it helps me out a lot with youtube algorithm and also make sure to subscribe i make useful gravity tutorials each week i make multiple tutorials and also i create some revit courses i have both together intermediate as well as advanced level courses they're all available on my website falconarctic.com at the first link in the description just below the video so check it out if you're interested and also if you would like to get all of my rabbit project files i have many many files over 400 files so far they are all available on my patreon page that's the second link in the description just below the video okay so without any further ado let's get straight into rabbit and here we are in revit so let's immediately go here to models and then let's go to new and for the template file i'm going to choose the balkan arctic template the metric version this is my custom template and if you're interested in either the metric or the imperial version of this template check out the link in the description it's the third link it takes you to my revit templates so you can download them and use them if you want okay let's now just click ok and proceed to revit's project and as soon as revit starts up now we can start playing around with the modify sub elements tool so first let's discuss what uh discuss what this is used for so the modify sub elements tool you can use for modifying some sort of a floor so let's just place a simple floor here and then also you can use it for a roof so let's place a roof now for this roof i'm just going to go with a let's place it at level one and let's just create a simple roof there now let's go to the 3d view and let's select the floor first so for this floor as soon as you select it you're going to notice that here you get the modify sub elements tool and then you get some additional shape editing tools so you have the option to well modify sub elements add a point add a split line or pick supports so let's uh start playing around with the mod face sub elements button well that's the topic of the tutorial so once you click that you're going to notice that this floor now uh becomes like this so it has this dashed green line and it has these kind of points towards the edge edges of this and also the cursor has this little kind of icon next to it so what this allows you to do is to select any of the elements you can select either the lines or the points and let's use the tab key to select the individual point and then as soon as you select it you get this little uh option to either input the number or you get these little drag or grips where you can move this around up or down now as you can see when you change it around it's going to get a change this number here and you can input here maybe one meter or you can input the same value here at elevation so 0.6 for example now this is going to drop down to 0.6 so you can play around with the position of that and that is going to change the shape of this floor so basically we're modifying the shape of the floor we can move this one up and then this one up and then it's going to have this weird shape maybe if we go to shaded or something like that yeah this is uh what that looks like it's going to fin odd oddly shaped uh floor so you can play around uh like that and if at any point you feel like maybe you've messed it up a little bit don't worry at any point you can go here to reset shape and then it's going to just just drop back down to that regular shape now also what it allows you to do is to add points so for example here if i go to modify sub elements go to add point i can add a point here and then i can go to modify sub elements select that point and just move it around and it's going to look like this looks like a roof of some sort also you can add a split line so you can go from here to there and then it's going to add a line just like that so it's going to follow that line and then if you select it go to modify sub elements and you can select this point and then move it up or down depending on what you're trying to create but as you can see you can create some really unique shapes this way and again always you can go to reset shape so by adding points and split lines you can modify the shape and play around with it now when it comes to floors i tend not to mess around too much with them i only mess around with them when i want to create something like ramps or something like that so what does that mean if i just change the boundary make it a bit longer and let's say i want this to be some sort of a ramp i can easily go here to modify sub elements select this move it up and there we go now this is at an angle and it can work as a ramp which is really useful also this is maybe simple and you can get it by simply going to edit boundary and using a slope arrow but something that's kind of difficult to create is a ramp that's in a spiral so let's try doing that so i'm just going to delete this go to a floor let's go to level 1 and then i'm going to create an arc just perhaps like that and then let's offset that by three meters like this close it off but make sure that the offset is down to zero so we cap it off here and here as well hit finish go to the 3d view there we go so i can take this shape go to modify sub elements and then just move one side up and we get a spiral now if you move it too too much up you're going to get that little warning but that's okay it still works it still works as a spiral so you can create a little cool spiral either as a car ramp or just for people to walk on and so on so it's a really unique way of creating shapes like this also we can select the roof but you can see for this roof well we don't really have those shape editing tools why is that well because this is a roof that has slope but if we go into edit footprint select all of these and uncheck the finds slope now when we hit finish it's a flat roof and when this is a flat roof we get the shape editing tools like the modify sub elements and so on something that you can do for roofs is you can go here to add point and then you can add a point in the middle you can go then to modify sub elements select that move it down and then that is going to be your uh your drainage point now here you're going to notice that on the bottom this roof has now changed both on the top and the bottom and if you don't want that if you just want the kind of the material to vary in its thickness well in that case you have the option to go here into edit type and
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- Leonel Waag
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