Levels allow you to slice masses with individual floor datums and calculate gross area per building mass. FormIt Levels and their custom names will translate to Revit Levels when the file is converted to Revit
Create levels using the Level Palette in the Palette Bar.
Click + (Add Level) four times to add four Levels
Double click the Elevation to set the heights to 0’-0", 2'-2" , 4’-6" and 15’-8"
Double click the Name to give the Levels custom names Level 1, Terrace, Floor 1, and Top of Cornice
Note: You can click the ++ icon to create multiple levels, with a specified and uniform distance apart. This is handy for tall buildings.
In the previous steps we only created levels - we haven't yet applied them to any geometry
Select the entire upper terrace mass by double clicking it
In the Properties Palette, click Use Levels
You can uncheck Levels you don't want to contribute towards gross area. Uncheck Floor 1 and Terrace so only the Level 1 is checked
The Properties Palette now reads the area of this mass!
Note: If you do not see blue Level lines on your mass, type DL to Display Levels.