We on the Revit team have often heard interest from architects and landscape designers who use Revit for site work and landscape design. In the last few releases the Eagle Point team have addressed some of these requests with Siteworks for Revit®. It provides architects, landscape architects and designers functionality within Revit Architecture to shape the terrain around their building designs using grading tools to model pads, parking lots, streets, sidewalks and retaining walls. Siteworks integrates well into the Revit user interface and uses native Revit families, components and toposurfaces, so designs become part of the overall model without the need to transfer between design systems. All of this is done through a consistent Revit experience.
One nice thing about Siteworks is that you find significant time savings through the use of dynamic editing tools that provide the ability to change grades, elevations and move grading components while automatically reshaping the underlying toposurface – in order to better communicate design intent to civil engineers. And because it is all done in Revit, volume and quantity reports are easily viewed using native Revit commands. Here is a quote from Matt Snelling a Senior Associate Landscape Designer at HOK Architects:
“Architectural teams at HOK have been on the Revit platform for several years, and within the Planning Group, our members have done groundbreaking work in adapting Revit for use in urban design and planning. However, until recently we have struggled to bring landscape architectural projects into Revit. We're looking to Siteworks and LandCADD to smooth the transition to Revit and help us tap into the power of information modeling for all of our projects. We see a lot of potential in the software, and Eagle Point has been a great team with which to work.”
Here are some of the strengths of the Siteworks for Revit:
- Providing an early-stage design tool for architects to communicate conceptual design ideas about the building site to civil engineers, who will complete the detailed site design with professional civil engineering tools like AutoCAD Civil 3D
- Incorporating grading features directly into the Building Information Model to visualize the building site and quickly iterate conceptual designs
- Allowing architects, landscape architects and planners to convey design intent and help facilitate collaboration with all project stakeholders including owners and civil engineering firms
Take a look and get more info at Eagle Point website: www.eaglepoint.com/siteworks then comment here on what you think of it, I am interested in your thoughts and comments about the product. Also I am interested in your feedback on the format and content of the post so I can make sure it is interesting and helpful to you.
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