Draw Recess

This command is used to insert recess in the elements.

There are two ways to do it:

  1. By using standard predefined Rectangular or Circular recess families. 

By using this way, the designer needs to pick required measures from the list, whether that is a rectangular or circular shape and then specify the depth of the recess.


Figure 1: Draw Recess - Standard.

  1. User-defined, where the user manually draws geometry of the recess by model lines on the element.

By using user-defined recess, the designer needs to manually draw recess shape on the element by using Revit "model lines". Then open Draw Recess function and select "User Defined". Afterwards, pick the face of the element on which recess shape has been drawn and select it. To finish, specify desired Depth and click "OK".


Figure 2: Draw Recess - User Defined.

Cut Out for Draw Recess

The "Draw Recess" command is now improved. It is possible to decide if the recess should have a predefined depth or if it should cut out the whole element. The cut-out works for both standard and user-defined recesses. 


Figure 3: The all-new cut-out setting in "Draw Recess" command

Show in hole specification

By using this function we can decide whether we want to include drawn recess into our shop drawing opening schedule or not.


Figure 4: "Show in hole specification on shop drawing" Command.

Later we can trigger that setting in Recess family properties, which is called MTO.


Figure 5: "Show in hole specification on shop drawing" MTO trigger in Recess Family.

Multiple Recesses

It is now possible to apply multiple recesses to the element by picking Recess Lines.

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Figure 6: Applying multiple recesses by model lines at the same time.

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