Revit Essentials for Interiors
Understand how to work effectively with your project team to create an Interiors Revit project, using bi-directional associativity to ensure all data, graphics, details, schedules, and sheets are current and coordinated. This class demonstrates typical Interiors workflows in Revit, such as working with external architectural models, leveraging areas and rooms space planning, performing tenant fit-outs using Phasing and Design Options, using Groups for building furniture plans quickly, and building schedules to track components, spaces, areas, and other Interiors-specific requirements.
BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING (BIM) IN REVIT ARCHITECTURE We begin with an in-depth introduction to BIM concepts and terminology, as we review how Revit’s Parametric Change Engine allows you to create once and revise everywhere. During this session we review some Revit best practices and workflows for Interior Designers. We then provide a thorough overview of the Revit User Interface, using the Properties Palette to modify element parameters, and navigating your Revit models.
BASIC PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND SETUP We create a new project based on an Interiors-specific project template, and set up global standards for graphics, materials, object styles, units, and other critical settings. Students will also understand how to transfer standards and copy data from one project to another.
LINKING THE ARCHITECTURAL MODEL We start our project-level work by preparing an existing architectural shell and core model, linking it into the Interiors model, and using Copy/Monitor to bring in the project levels.
DRAWING AND EDITING TOOLSET One of Revit’s best features is its extensive set of context-sensitive modeling, drawing, and editing tools. Students will become familiar with workflows involved in working with building elements and their context-sensitive creation and editing modes.
WORKING WITH VIEWS AND THE PROJECT BROWSER Project views are a core feature set and the Project Browser provides the user’s main interface with the Revit database. A detailed overview of view families and types, including the parameters that control the display of objects within a view is provided. We learn the fundamentals of creating and duplicating existing views, setting graphics display options, leveraging view filters, and applying view templates.
WORKSHARING The class replicates the real-life scenario of working as a team to learn the concepts and best practices used in Worksharing. We set up a Central Model with Worksets, create local files, understand element and Workset ownership, use the Worksharing Monitor, and explore the various Worksharing Display options to visually identify Worksets, element owners, element checkout status, and model updates.
MODELING AND EDITING WALLS, DOORS, AND WINDOWS Students will learn key features of these commonly used building elements. We will create industry-standard wall partition types, create wall layers and assign materials, and extend wall modeling with wall sweeps and reveals. Building and customizing curtain walls and storefronts creation will be covered, and we load, place, and modify wall-hosted components such as doors and windows from the library.
FLOORS, CEILINGS, STAIRS, AND RAILINGS Students will extend their 3D modeling skills to create floors, ceilings, stairs, and railings, learning how to work with Sketch Mode to accurately model these elements quickly. Students will set up a reflected ceiling plan and place ceiling-hosted lights and air terminals. Stair and railing design and development will round out this training.
AREAS, ROOMS, FURNITURE, FIXTURES, AND EQUIPMENT (FF&E) A major part of an Interior Designer’s workflow is to build space plans and furniture layouts. Students will learn how to work with multiple Area Plans to calculate BOMA calculations for various design schemes. Rooms will be created and placed from a program, and report space and finish data in a schedule. Place freestanding and systems furniture from a manufacturer’s library, and leverage Groups to quickly populate floor plans.
MATERIALS AND FINISHES Selecting and documenting finishes is a large part of the Interior Designer’s job. Revit provides many real-world materials but invariable the designer will need to import and create materials from scratch. We will explore the functionality of Revit’s Material Editor, create new materials, import materials from manufacturers’ web sites, and create material takeoff schedules.
PHASING AND DESIGN OPTIONS Working with Phasing and Design Options is critical for Interior Designers to properly conduct space planning tasks. We will create demolition and new work plans, and develop multiple partition and furniture layout schemes to present to clients. By linking those design schemes with schedules, we report and compare room data and material takeoffs.
PARAMETERS Understanding how to exploit parameters is critical for all Revit users. Students will learn how Project, Global, Family, and Shared Parameters function, how parameters are used in schedules and tags, and how to build formulas to calculate additional building data.
LIGHTING ANALYSIS Using Insight 360, a powerful cloud-based energy and environmental performance measurement tool, students will run multiple lighting analyses on naturally and artificially lit spaces created in their design options.
RENDERING AND PRESENTATION TOOLS Students will learn the various rendering modes available and work with Graphics Display Options to create compelling presentation views. Students will use the Cloud Rendering functionality to produce photorealistic project imagery.
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION Students will learn to use Revit’s powerful documentation toolset to set up sheets and cartoon out a drawing package. We explore the annotation and detailing tools with dimensions, text notes, tags, keynotes, fill / masking regions, and detail components to create your formal construction documentation.