3.1.B Cutting Away Topography

Revit 2024 Update

The workflow for cutting away topography using building pad elements was changed to an entirely new implementation in Revit 2024.  

We're recording new videos now to demonstrate the new Toposolids workflow for modeling topography that using Void Forms to cut away building pads into the topography. So stay tuned!

In the meantime, here’s a great tutorial from YouTuber Balkan Architect that explains many of the new features of Toposolids. The section on using Voids to create Building Pads starts around 22:30 in the video.

The workflow shown below works for Revit 2023 and earlier versions.



Practice Exercise (Optional)

Download Practice File:  Starting Point

  1. Create a new building pad with a size of approximately 1760 SF. The building pad should be located near the road but not intersect the road. Make sure the pad completely cuts through the topography.

When you have completed this exercise, your model should look something like this:

Download FileEnding Point