How to Draw a Dome in Revit
By Doug Vintage
Revit Architecture is a computer-aided design application developed by Autodesk for Windows operating systems. Revit allows for simple, two-dimensional design plans to be converted and displayed as three-dimensional models. In architecture, a dome is a large, spherical structure that is typically used on roofs. A dome can be constructed in Rivet Architecture by utilizing the Roof and Solid Revolve tools. The dome must first be defined in 2-D space, and then must be revolved around an axis point in 360 degrees.
Click "Modeling" in the main Revit tool bar. Highlight "Create" and select "Roof" from the drop-down menu. Type "Dome" into the text entry field.
Click "Solid Form" in the left tool bar. Select "Solid Revolve" from the Solid Form drop-down menu.
Click the "Pick a Line" check box in the Solid Revolve menu. Click the "Ok" button to return to the main workspace.
Select the "Lines" drawing tool. Click within the workspace to create the starting point of the dome outline. This point will represent the bottom of the dome. Click within the workspace where you want the top of the dome to appear. Click and drag the dome outline to create the angle of the dome radius.
Click "Sketch" in the main tool bar and select "Axis" from the drop-down menu. Use the Axis tool to draw a vertical line perpendicular to the end of the line that marks the top of the dome.
Click the "Finish Sketch" button followed by the "Finish Family" button.
Click the "3D View" button to view the 3-D model of the created dome.
Doug Vintage has been a writer since 2008 and holds a bachelor's degree in computer science. His professional writing experience includes the research and creation of internal technology articles for several law firms including WilmerHale, Crowell & Moring and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.