Topo Toolkit V1

Topo Toolkit V1

Win64, English

Build Compound Walls by stepping walls along topo slopes. Push up or down Generic Model, Site Components and Pipe Accessories to toposurface

General Usage Instructions

How to use:
Create a topo surface. Draw all the compound's walls on any level. Clicking the Ribbon > Nicety Tab > Topo Toolkit Panel > Stepping Walls button opens the main window
Min. Length: The minimum length of the wall segments. See the line marked in red color in the picture above.
Note: The walls are continuous where the topography is completely flat. The portion of the wall beyond the boundaries of the top surface is retained and is not segmented. However, if the wall has a portion of it inside the toposurface that is less than the minimum length, the complete portion of the wall outside the toposurface boundary is pushed up or down to the toposurface. 
Height: The height to the top of the wall from the toposurface. See the distance marked in red color in the image above. Note: This is the height at the starting point of the segment. If the slope is too steep, the endpoint of the wall segment might not touch the toposurface. In such a case, you may have to either increase the depth below the toposurface or manually change the base offset of the wall. Another option is to opt for placing a building pad for each wall. See the Building Pad section.
Depth: The distance the wall goes below the toposurface. See the distance marked in red color in the image above.
Building Pad: If you want to create building pads below the wall, select the Building Pad Type from the dropdown list. Creating building pads might take longer based on the complexity and size of the toposurface. A progress bar will be shown while creating the walls and building pads with a button on them. Clicking the ‘Stop’ button would abort the operation and exit the command. The walls and pads created till then would be retained. 
Note: The pads might not cut the toposurface correctly where the walls are stepping, as the adjacent pads will be sharing the edges with each other. Hence triangular gaps would be formed beneath adjacent stepped building pads having shared edges. However, the cut and fill quantity of the toposurface will be shown correctly.
Note: Unless you create a building pad manually in your project, the default building pad type will not be available in the template. If you wish to use the building pad option on a new file that doesn’t have a building pad type, create one manually and try the plugin. 
Click on the 'Start' button. Select the toposurface Select the walls and click the ‘Finish’ button on the Ribbon to finish the selection.
Push To Topo
This tool is to push the selected Generic Model, Site Components and Pipe Accessories instances onto the selected toposurface. This might be used to place manholes, seating benches, lamp posts, or other site features on a toposurface, if they are of the Generic Model, Site Components and Pipe Accessories category.
How to use:
Click on the Ribbon > Nicety Tab > Topo Toolkit Panel > Push To Topo button
Select the Toposurface
Select the Generic Model family instances
Click the Finish button on the Ribbon to finish the selection 




The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You need to restart the Autodesk® Revit® to activate the app/plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Revit if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

Triangular gaps beneath adjacent stepped building pads have shared edges.


Company Name: Nicety
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Version History

Version Number Version Description

The stepping walls were not placed correctly if the project base point had an elevation other than zero. This issue is now fixed. Push to topo now works with Generic models, Site Components and Pipe Accessories


Initial release
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