Upload your first building - Revit

1. Create your first project in Finch

  • Navigate to the Projects page on the web-app and select Create New. Give your project a name, and hit OK.

2. Load the project into Revit

  • Switch over to Revit and open the Finch plug-in, and select your new project and variant from the drop-down menus under the Project tab.

3. Create a building mass

  • Create a Revit mass

Finch accepts mass families. Objects that are in the same mass will be boolean unioned upon upload. Check the Massing tab in the Finch plug-in to see how many Finch valid masses you have in your file.

4. Add a centerline

  • Under the Architecture tab, select Model Line.

  • Draw a centerline across the length of the building, hit Modify to close it.

  • In the Model Line Properties panel, change the Line Style to Centerline and hit Apply.

A centerline controls the placement of Finch generated corridors. It represents the centerline of the corridor itself (if you input a 2m corridor, the corridor will be offset both sides of the centerline by 1m).

5. Add grid lines (optional)

  • In the Finch plug-in, add gridlines using the Revit grid tool.

You can snap to gridlines while editing or while generating around a custom core.

When generating a floor plate, slide the Grid Lines weight fully to the right to prioritize it.

6. Upload

  • In the Finch plug-in, select Massing.

  • Check Active in view to only upload geometry that is visible in the current view.

  • Select Upload Massing.

  • The plug-in will display Uploading Mass Finished once the mass has been uploaded.

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