We all received the information this summer, that Site Designer got deprecated for Revit 2021. Site Designer has been an add-in to Revit several years trying to support Landscape Architects working with BIM in Revit. Sadly, we didn’t see any progress or improvement on the add-in in those years. Symetri decided in 2018 to do something with that and we developed Naviate Site & Landscaping.
What's new in Site & Landscaping
This spring 2020 we did some major overhaul and improvements in this application. We have features supporting both those of you that prefer to work with Toposurface or Floors, or a combination of those.
First, we rearranged the Ribbon to make it more intuitive for you as a Landscape Architect to use.
We’ve added all these new features in the application
- Select elements in Link
- Align Floor to other Elements
- Add Points to Floors
- Create Contours on Floors
- Cut & Fill improvement
Select elements in Linked files
Works for Align Topo, Place Points and Cut&Fill. The Link icon will show the activation of the "Link selection mode".
Align Floors to Element
When you choose the elements for alignment, you will be able to align the Floor to the elements edge or face (or Line) with a defined offset.
Add points to Floors
First, choose the Floor(s) and Model or Detail lines to be used for sub-element placement. Then define the elevation of the sub-elements. As a result Points are placed based on the Line shape and elevation settings.
Create Contours on Floors
Have you ever missed being able to add contours to Floors as you can on Toposurface? Well, now you can! First select the Floor, then define primary and/or secondary Contours.
Cut & Fill improvements
You can now use Cut & Fill tool on an "open" chain of lines. First choose Model or Detail Line, then define elevations and sides for excavation.
Do you struggle with creating a Hatch pattern for your Landscape projects? With Pattern Editor you now have the possibility to create whatever hatch pattern, without bothering with the .pat files. Everything is in one dialog, both numbers and pattern and editing, instantly updated and applied to the model.
Want to know more?
- See the recorded webinar on Site & Landscaping going through the blog topic here
- Download a 30 day free trial of Naviate Site & Landscaping here
- See the recorded webinar on Pattern Editor here
What do you think of the news to Site & Landscaping? Anything you miss or would like us to describe further? We would love to hear from you, please leave your comment below.