Modeling Best Practices

Guidance on geometry, plugins, design workflows, and BIM troubleshooting,

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59 articles in this collection
Written by Patrick Chopson, Sandeep Ahuja, Marco Aguirre and 6 others
General Design Workflows

Importing and Modeling Elevated Floors in cove.tool

elevated floors, renovations, fit-outs, import, drawing.tool, geometry
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Written by Sara Laudeman
Updated over a week ago

Fixing the "floor-to-floor height" error

FAQ: exporting geometry into cove.tool
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

How to create an energy model from a napkin sketch?

FAQ: Using Manual Mode in cove.tool
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

How to do a Massing Study in cove.tool?

Using cove.tool to create a massing report
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

How can I run a daylight analysis with Frit Patterns?

Descriptive methods for simulating the effective visual transmittance from frit patterns and frit density.
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Written by Patrick Chopson
Updated over a week ago

How to Remove Gaps in your geometry for the Revit Export

Removing Wall join gaps or Window gaps in the Revit model
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Written by Zahra Zolfaghari
Updated over a week ago

Project not visible on 3D Analysis Page

FAQ: "The daylight simulation has completed, but I don't see my model. What happened?"
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

I have multiple Revit buildings, should I model them at once or each one individually?

A workflow from Revit to cove.tool with multiple buildings in one model. This method streamlines the export of layers for accurate analysis.
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Written by Patrick Chopson
Updated over a week ago

Below grade geometry guide

How to deal with below-grade geometry?
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

Master Planning, Campus Planning, Urban Design Using cove.tool

How to do site analysis, master planning, urban design, or campus studies
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Written by Twisha Raja
Updated over a week ago
Revit (2017 - 2022)

Plugin Workflow in Revit for 3D Mode and Daylight

Revit plugin, Video and Written Tutorial (v2.4.0 and later), Best Practice Modeling
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Written by Udiksha Kapini
Updated over a week ago

The Ideal Revit Model for the cove.tool workflow

FAQ - Cleaning up, prepping, and following best practices for Revit
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

What to avoid in Revit for cove.tool workflow?

What Revit categories, families, and situations should I avoid when preparing a model for the cove.tool plugin export process?
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Export from multiple Revit models to cove.tool

Core+Shell, core & shell, multiple models, Revit import, drawing.tool
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Written by Udiksha Kapini
Updated over a week ago

Using Design Options in Revit for cove.tool

Revit Plugin, Best Practice Modeling, Design Options
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Written by Udiksha Kapini
Updated over a week ago

Using Revit phasing for cove.tool

Best Revit Modeling Practices, Phasing
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Written by Udiksha Kapini
Updated over a week ago

Revit Mixed Use Workflow with Multiple Model Sources

Upload multiple models to a single cove.tool project
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Written by Patricia Kusumadjaja
Updated over a week ago

Why is my geometry below grade (B)?

Below grade geometry, basement
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Written by Udiksha Kapini
Updated over a week ago

Uploading a BIM 360 model to cove.tool

How to upload a Revit model connected to the cloud sharing platform - BIM 360 to cove.tool? BIM360
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

How do I export building geometry for a mixed-use project with the Revit Plugin?

Video Tutorial for multi-use project in Revit
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

How do I filter spandrels into the Revit 3D view? (Revit Plugin v2.4.0)

Spandrel, curtain wall, glazing, cove.tool views
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Written by Udiksha Kapini
Updated over a week ago

How does the Revit Plugin Work? Can I create my own View Templates?

FAQ: Revit Plugin
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Ideal modeling workflow of Revit Curtain Walls for exporting to cove.tool

Modeling prep for curtain walls with the Revit Plugin for both Windows and Exterior Walls layers.
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Written by Patrick Chopson
Updated over a week ago

Using Revit Linked Models with cove.tool

FAQ: How to export geometry to cove.tool for linked models in Revit
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Can the Revit Plugin be used on a working model?

Plugins FAQ
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Using an Architectural Model vs Mechanical Model for the Plugin Export Process

Plugins FAQ
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Does the Revit Plugin import my project's material properties?

Plugins FAQ
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Why has the Revit Plug-in created an empty 3D view(s)? or incomplete?

Plugins FAQ
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Why did the Revit Plug-in miscalculate my building's height?

Plugins FAQ
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

How to share a Revit File with cove.tool

How to package and share a Revit Model for Troubleshooting
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago