Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Gross Floor Area of a Mass

We had a good Revit question come in from our Dubai office this morning concerning the calculation of gross floor area in a mass. What could cause a mass object to not list any gross floor area in the Properties palette?

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First, you must ensure that at least one Mass Floor is selected. You can access this setting by selecting a mass element and then clicking on Mass Floors in the contextual tab of the ribbon.

In this case, one level was selected – but the level was NOT intersecting the actual mass element.

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This is a bit of a limitation if you are using Revit for urban design or master planning on a hilly site. You will need to create at least one level for each plateau of buildings in order to utilize the Gross Floor Area property.

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