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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

How to make a Structural Column Room Bounding

In almost every case, I prefer Structural Columns over architectural Columns in Revit.  However, the architectural versions can easily be made Room Bounding.  How do we do this for Structural Columns?

Change the "Material for Model Behaviour" property in Family Category and Parameters to be Concrete or Precast Concrete.

Strangely enough, changing back to Other after reloading this Family had no effect - I could not make it non-Room Bounding again...

EDIT: In the comments, Chris describes the behaviour of Structural Columns in the Project - "Deleting the columns and placing new columns with the material as "other" will make the space non-room bounding again."


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3 comments:

  1. My findings, if the room isn't placed, switching the column to other will make it non-room bounding. Once the room is placed and is room bounding then switching the material has no apparent effect - the room stays room bounding.

    If you delete the room and the columns are still "other", placing a room again the columns act as if they are room bounding even if the columns are set to other.

    Deleting the columns and placing new columns with the material as "other" will make the space non-room bounding again.

    Wood, Steel and Other material are non-room bounding, Precast Concrete and Concrete are room bounding.

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  2. Great, thanks for the detailed reply. Very helpful!

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  3. Using RVT '14, can't remember if the option was there in '13, but you have a checkbox for room bounding in your properties palette after changing the column to precast concrete for example.
    This works fine ...

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