New Feature – Concept Planting in Revit using CS ArtisanRV

Create early phase Concept Planting for single plants (specimens or clumps), linear (hedges and avenues) or areas (woodlands and beds). Concept Planting provides quantifiable early phase content prior to creating Detailed Planting.

Create Concept Planting is available from the Planting panel.

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To create early phase Concept Planting for single plants (specimens or clumps), linear (hedges and avenues) or Areas (woodlands and beds). Concept Planting provides a quick process for setting down initial arrangements of different planting types using a dynamic graphic representation that reflects general design intent. Concept Planting provides quantifiable early phase content prior to creating Detailed Planting and is very easy to modify or edit.

Concept Planting provides a quick graphical representation and accurate record of underlying information. Graphical imagery is provided as simple vegetation simply filled in a range of colours from Shade options and in randomised sizes. Colour ranges and hues are provided via Shade and Alpha Brightness.

Optional data fields enable associated records to be sorted, grouped or filtered in schedules and to define design intent and levels of detail appropriate for required project phases.

  • Location
  • Description
  • Notes

Concept Planting instances can be tagged.

Concept Planting is placed as singular, linear and area types.

Concept Area Planting

Create planting into a defined area, topo, floor or region.

Command: Area Planting is available from Create Concept Planting dialog.

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Area Concept Planting dynamically places planting symbology into a defined area, topo, floor or region and provides an accurate schedule record.

Usage

Concept Planting provides a quick graphical representation and accurate record of underlying information applied to an area, topo, floor or region.

Graphical symbology is applied based on the selected Shade and Alpha settings and either Auto-Sized to fit the selected area (recommended) or using manually defined Maximum and Minimum Diameter and Density.

Define optional Location, Description and Notes areas if/as required [note this information can be added subsequently using Edit Concept Planting].

Select Shade and Alpha Brightness settings as required.

Sizing and Centres

Graphical symbology is Auto-Sized by default to fit the selected area with a density automatically calculated to fit the selected area. Alternatively users can manually define Maximum and Minimum Diameter and Density.

Centres

Centres values are used solely to calculate planting numbers in a schedule for initial quantification and budget estimation.

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Place

Pick Place and select areas, topos, floors or regions as required.

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Concept Linear Planting

Linear Planting – Place hedge and avenue planting.

Command: Linear Planting is available from Create Concept Planting dialog.

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Purpose

Linear Concept Planting dynamically places planting symbols along a defined model or design line and provides an associated schedule record.

Usage

Concept Planting provides a quick graphical representation and accurate record of underlying information applied to a model line or design line.

Graphical symbology is applied based on the selected Shade and Alpha settings and either Auto-Sized to fit the selected area (recommended) or using manually defined Maximum and Minimum Diameter and Density.

Define optional Location, Description and Notes  areas if/as required [note this information can be added subsequently using Edit Concept Planting].

Select Shade and Alpha Brightness settings as required.

Type

Linear Concept Planting offers a number of options via the Type drop-down menu.

  • Native Hedge
  • Ornamental Hedge
  • Avenue Planting

Width

Defines the size of the hedge used to determine the massing of symbols.

Row No

Defines the intended number of rows for hedge planting. Note that this parameter is not used to change linear symbology.

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Centres values

Centres are used solely to calculate planting numbers in a schedule for initial quantification and budget estimation.

Place

Pick Place and select lines as required.

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Concept Planting Singular

Singular Planting – Place single plants or clumps.

Command: Singular Planting is available from Create Concept Planting dialog.

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Purpose

Singular Concept Planting places planting symbology into a model provides and creates an automatic count record for scheduling.

Usage

Graphical symbology is applied based on the selected Shade and Alpha settings and the manual Diameter value defined.

Define optional Location, Description and Notes areas if/as required [note this information can be added subsequently using Edit Concept Planting].

Select Shade and Alpha Brightness settings as required.

Type

Singular Concept Planting offers a couple of options via the Type drop-down menu.

Single creates an individual plant placement that is sized based on the defined Diameter value.

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Clump creates a close group of 3 single plant symbols sized based on the defined Diameter value.Note that schedule records will show singular planting instances (i.e. 3 single plants per Clump).

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Diameter

Graphical symbology for singular planting is sized by the value in the Diameter.

Place

Pick Place and locate single plants and clumps as required.

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Concept Planting Schedules

Command: Import Planting Schedules is available from the Other Utilities panel.

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Purpose

To load pre-defined planting schedules into the current model.

ArtisanRV default planting schedules are available as Full Planting Schedule – Planting Schedule by Location – Planting Schedule by Mix and Class – Concept Planting Schedule

From the Schedules/Quantities area in the Project Browser, select Artisan – Concept Planting Schedule.

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Edit Concept Planting

Command: Edit Planting is available from the Planting panel.

The intelligent Edit Planting command supports both Concept Planting and Detail Planting .

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For Concept Planting, Editing is delivered via the single dynamic button that automatically detects whether users are selecting Area, Linear or Singular planting and loads the associated dialog. The Split Area Planting tool is available for both Concept Planting and Detailed Planting.

Options to enable multiple single items to be selected, to drop connections on singular planting and to convert linear planting to singular are applicable only to Detailed Planting .

From the Edit Planting utility, users can add or change Location, Description, Shade, Alpha, Notes, Graphic Sizing, Density, Type (Linear and Singular Planting).


Split Area Planting

The Split Area Planting tool enables regions, topos and floors to which Area Planting has been applied, to be divided into two separate sub areas. Users are then able to substitute either or both of the new split areas. The Split Area Planting tool supports both Concept and Detailed Planting and may be of particular benefit as a more detail is provided to general arrangements created during early phase work.

Select Split Area Planting from the Edit Planting pop-down menu.

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Split Area Planting is used to create two areas from a single one where planting has been placed.

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Use model line to split the area planting in two.

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Select Split Area Planting from the Edit Planting pop-down menu and select the bounding region, topo or floor and then pick the split line. Two planting areas are created and can be tagged separately. Note that there may be minor rounding of totals based on planting quantity calculations.

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Edit Planting to change or substitute either or both area as required.

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Edit Planting to change Tag Options as required.