Area Loads and Area Loads with Host
 
 
 
  1. Click Analyze tabLoads panelLoads.
  2. Click Place Loads tabLoads panelArea Load.
  3. Select Area Load Boundary tabElement panelElement Properties drop-downInstance Properties.
  4. In the Instance Properties dialog, select a value for Load Case. For information about Load Case, see Load Cases.
  5. For the Orient to parameter, select Project or Work Plane.
  6. Sketch area loads as appropriate in your model. For example, select the rectangle sketch tool and click the corners of a floor. For information about sketching and sketch tools, see Sketching.

    An area load over a structural floor after picking floor corners. Load is oriented to project and in the negative z direction.

    NoteLoad symbols appear in 3D analytical views or in elevation as arrow lines, like the area load representation shown.

Area Load with Host

Only the analytical model is available to be selected for placement of hosted loads. The physical geometry of components will not accept the load.

  1. When you finish sketching, click Area Load Boundary tabArea Load panelFinish Area Load.
  2. Click Analyze tabLoads panelLoads.
  3. Click Place Loads tabLoads panelHosted Area Load.
  4. Select Area Load with Host tabElement panelElement Properties drop-downInstance Properties.
  5. In the Instance Properties dialog, select a value for Load Case. For information about Load Case, see Load Cases.
  6. For the Orient to parameter, select Project or Work Plane.
  7. Select a component over which you wish to place the load instance, such as a structural floor. Revit Structure will draw the area load over the extent of the element.