Learn How to Master Landscape and Topography in Revit with These 14 Tips

Autodesk’s products are often frustrating for landscape architects and users of complex sites. It’s good news that the community came together to find great workflows and build outstanding plug-ins that resolve issues with the landscaping features.

1. TOPOSURFACEs should be used on simpler sites instead of floors

The TOPOSURFACEs tool is often used to create sites in Revit. Modeling generally teaches this way because it’s the most common workflow. Despite this, TOPOSURFACE can deal with difficulty. TOPOSURFACEs and pads are difficult to build for most users. Simple sites best represented by floors. There should be a unique flooring type for every hardscape component, such as pavement, sidewalks, grass, and soil.

2. Specify Exterior as the Site Floor Function

You can filter, schedule, and control the visibility of site floors by setting the type property to Exterior inside the type property. A floor schedule can filter to exclude site floors. The exterior floors…

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