Revit tips and tricks

Revit tips and tricks, Scan to BIM

Join all walls in a continuous chain in Scan to BIM process

1. What can be understood?

Regarding walls, there will be lots of intersections where multiple walls connect together. So one of the important criteria we always follow is all walls shall be cleanly joined in a continuous chain and detached from top to bottom. At the position of numerous wall intersections, the modeler will create a continuous chain of thin walls around the intersection.

scan to BIM services -walls2. Why is this important?

In the Scan to BIM project, there are almost intersections and these areas need to be joined properly to create a clean model. This helps to avoid conflicts and clashes between walls in the model. What’s more, the joining of all walls will make the plan and the section become neater and more seamless. Creating a clean model makes the design process become easier and more efficient.

3. How does the right joined wall look like?

The section view below indicates the status of the walls when they are not joined. There will be overlap between the intersections and not be consistent.

Scan to BIM projects- walls don't be joinedOn the other hand, the walls that are joined will become seamless at the intersected points.

Scan to BIM projects - wall joinedThe following plan view demonstrates the status of the walls when they are not joined together.

Scan to BIM project - plan join walls
However, the model will become cleaner when the walls are joined together
Scan to BIM projects - walls joined

A note for the modeler is that:

  • Every time a wall is created in a Scan to BIM project, it’s necessary to analyze the cohesion of that object in the project;
  • Check objects regularly when using the sections and plans through points that have great complexity in the project model.

In conclusion

This is one of the most important criteria to create a clean 3D BIM model. At ViBIM, we always assure the deliverables meet this requirement in each Scan to BIM project. We believe if you do start to use these standards it will be fantastic for your BIM projects. If you’re interested in the topic, feel free to contact us to know it in detail.

BIM for Architects, Revit tips and tricks

Add rooms in Scan to BIM process

1. What can be understood?

Adding rooms is considered as the way to add the non-geometric information to the project. This can be also understood that in each Scan to BIM project, the rooms will be clearly divided and correctly defined by bounding in the plan of the project.

2. Why is this important?

This criterion helps to add more information about the rooms on the architectural plan of the building. It enables you to distinguish the functionality of the current rooms as well.

Also, in this way, it brings several benefits for BIM model user including:

  • Identify the room quickly;
  • Know the height of each room;
  • Support your design stage and schedule in the model management;
  • Be of use to the scheduling of the height of the room.

scan to BIM services - room schedule

3. When should we do this?

Adding rooms should be applied for all where walls are closed. Normally, this is essential for the project that the high quality is paramount. However, an important note is that before the room is added, the surrounding walls must be assigned to the correct level. The wall object must be ticked to the “room bounding” to ensure that the bound is created.

scan to BIM services - Room bounding

The following example shows that the room is added throughout the plan view.

scan to BIM services - adđ room
When the room is added, you can know exactly the height of the room.

scan to BIM services - room height

4. How can rooms be added?

Before adding rooms throughout the project, the modeler should clearly determine the room level of the model. A tip for you is that you should frequently use the plan, 3D view, the image, Trueview to distinguish the rooms and the corridors to avoid mistakes.

In conclusion

Adding a room brings various benefits for the next project stages. So this is usually a required criterion in Scan to BIM projects that require high-quality. If you want to explore more about the topic, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our BIM experts are always here to help you answer any question until you get what you need.
At ViBIM, we specialize in the delivery of high-quality Scan to BIM services and are ready to help you bring more value to your projects.

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