If you know the applications of Revit properly, you probably also know how to use the columns. It’s a simple tool that lets you create a column, which is discernible from the name designated to the device. But some people are confused regarding the functions of columns, and some of them do not know the difference between structural and architectural columns.

Do you know the reasons behind you getting a visibility warning whenever you create a structural column? Here are three excellent tips that will help you grasp the functions of the all-important column tool.

Know the Difference Between Architectural and Structural Columns

Structural columns are utilized to imitate the real columns that are going to support an actual building. Structural columns are used by majority architects and structural engineers to design the core structure of a building. They are an integral part of the overall design and are used in almost all construction projects. On the other hand, architectural columns serve two critical purposes. They can be used to add decorative column elements to a given structure (think about the decorative columns of ancient Greek architecture). Alternatively, they are used in cases where you have to create an outer structure over the real functional columns. These columns are built with the material of surrounding architecture and are derivative. In most cases, architectural pilasters are only for the show and not an integral part of the designing process.

Insert Structural Column Families

In the time of adding a structural column family to the project, make sure that you use the default Autodesk family. To load a family, you can navigate to the insert tab and click on the ‘Load Family’ option. From there you can find the Structural Column folder. Pick a column of your choice. This command will open the Type Catalogue for the family. In the catalogue, you will be able to find a list of all standard, pre-set column types. Use the CTRL button and drag to select all the dimensions required for the project. If you are a novice homeowner struggling with your house design, you should go to one of the professional 3D Revit Drawing Services in Sydney.

Adjust Detail Level to Make a Visual Impact on Columns

In the opened view segment, at the bottom corner, you would find a function called ‘Detail Level’. If you want to make a long-lasting visual impression of columns on your design, this tool will come to your rescue. There are three detail level variants, namely, coarse, medium and fine. In the coarse level, a column will only be represented by a single line, while on the other hand, medium and fine detail level helps to bring out your vision clearly in the design.

If you are not familiar with Autodesk, designing your house plan all by yourself maybe a bit of a problem. There’s a reason architects and structural engineers are designated so, and it has something to do with the job they perform. The Revit specialists in Sydney excel at their job, and it should be in your interest to get a quote from any one of them. They know all the intricate functions of the software and may help you realize your dream project in an instant.

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The owner of a company that provides 3D Revit Drawing Services in Sydney and NSW area, the author is one of the veteran Revit specialists in Sydney with years of experience and reputation among customers. Besides running a successful organization, the author writes compelling and concise blogs for the web.