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1 The Interior Side of Revit: Documenting Interior Design Projects with Autodesk® Revit®
Damian Serrano, Associate AIA Project/BIM Coordinator, RLF Inc. Scott David Brown, AIA Project Coordinator / Director of Building Information Technology - HHCP

2 Class Summary Welcome! This class will answer many questions interior designers face when developing projects in Revit, including how to set up their models, how to document finishes, millwork, equipment, signage, etc.

3 Damian Serrano, Associate AIA
About the Speakers Damian Serrano, Associate AIA Project/BIM Coordinator, RLF Inc. Project/BIM Coordinator, RLF Inc. (Winter Park, FL) 20 years of experience in the AEC industry Revit Architecture Certified Professional Adjunct Professor, Seminole State College Adjunct Professor, Valencia College Architect, University of Buenos Aires

4 About the Speakers Scott D. Brown, AIA
Director of Building Information Technology / Project Coordinator, HHCP Licensed Architect, State of Colorado 15 Years of Project Experience Revit Early Adopter – Revit 1.0 Speaker Autodesk University Speaker Nov : Colegio De Arquitectos Y Arquitectos Paisajistas de Puerto Rico Co-Author - Revit 4.5 Basics – Architectural Modeling and Documentation , Schroff Publishing , 2002

5 Agenda 1 5 min 2 10 min 3 30 min 4 5 Introduction
Using Revit for Interior Design 2 10 min Interior Design Model Setup What should and should not be included in an ID model 3 30 min Documenting Finishes Schedule based vs. model based 4 Millwork, Equipment, Furniture & Signage Strategies and Procedures 5 Materials and Rendering Examples and Tips

6 Learning Objectives At the end of this class, you will be able to:
Set up interior design models in different collaboration scenarios Use key schedules to assign finish information to rooms (color, model, etc.) and set up finish schedules Create floor patterns, wall finish floor plans and elevations leveraging model information Define strategies for modeling and coordination of Equipment, Furniture and Signage packages

7 Introduction It is said that Revit is not a user friendly for interior designers Our ID departments have embraced BIM and producing great results

8 Introduction Two main ID packages:
Structural Interior Design (SID), includes finish selection and documentation, floor finish plans, wall finish plans, interior elevations, millwork elevations/details and signage Comprehensive Interior Design (CID), includes selection and placement of furniture and artwork, coordination with medical equipment

9 Model Setup Key to work efficiently, wrong decisions impact the whole project Single Revit model for small projects Multiple models for most of our projects ID/EQ model

10 Model Setup Using Spaces (instead of Rooms)
Originally developed for Revit MEP Creation and behavior same as rooms Revit MEP not required (but helpful sometimes)

11 Documenting Finishes Two ways to document finishes:
Room based: rooms contain finish information in parameters, shown in schedule format Model based: finishes are modeled and identified in floor plans and elevations Unfortunately, these two methods do not talk to each other Pick one, the other, or both

12 Schedule Based Finishes
Room finishes in parameters of rooms or spaces Floor, base, wall (north, south, east and west), and ceiling Values assigned from key schedules which contain all the information about the finish (manufacturer, color, style, size, etc.)

13 Model Based Finishes In our experience a best Revit practice is to “model it as it would really be built” The industry moves toward a “true BIM” deliverable This approach is very valuable to utilize, not to mention the benefits of accurate quantities, render ready models, etc.

14 Floor Finish Floor Plans
Show patterns in any room with more than one finish If a room has only one finish, it is covered by the finish schedule Model floor finishes using the floor tool (true thickness, material, etc.) Visibility control for other disciplines linking our model

15 Wall Finish Floor Plans
If a room has only one finish, it is covered by the finish schedule, otherwise additional information on floor plans Model wall finishes using the wall tool (true thickness, material, etc.) Wall finish brackets to identify multiple wall finishes in a room Brackets family can be stretched, flipped and rotated Finish noted with a wall tag

16 Interior Elevations Leverage the model wall finishes
Interior elevations show material and color transitions on walls with multiple finishes Wall finishes are modeled with the wall tool if they have a significant thickness, i.e. tile, stone, wall panel systems, etc. They are assigned materials that can be tagged in the elevations

17 Millwork Elevations Show the front, side and back appearance of any piece of custom millwork Millwork represented with 3D families Families are specific to each project and created with parametric dimensions if needed Finishes and materials assigned to the geometry so we can schedule and tag

18 Millwork Details Millwork details are drawn using drafting views with detail components Detail component families have assigned a keynote value to tag them Keynote value (condoc) creates a reference to the specifications Drafting views are referenced from section markers in the elevations with the option “Reference other view”

19 Signage Signage package may have its own model depending on the project size Includes sign location plans, sign elevations and schedules We have developed a fully parametric 3D exterior and interior signage library

20 Signage Parameters for messages, numbers, pictogram symbols, arrows, etc. Signs can report the room they belong to or the room adjacent (corridor case) Parametric dimensions for mounting height, distance from door frame, offset from walls, etc. Customized to the client’s preference for look and functionality

21 Signage Signage models exported to Navisworks
Navigate the project, generate walkthroughs and animations Great tool to verify sign locations, messages and directions Navisworks walkthroughs can be shared through a video portal like Vimeo Sample at

22 Furniture and Artwork CID packages occur simultaneously or after the SID package CID includes furniture/artwork plans, procurement sheets, cost estimate and room by room lists Furniture and artwork placed in its own workset for model opening purposes On larger projects, furniture and artwork may have their own model We place every piece of furniture and artwork in the model Elements are scheduled and exported in database format to be compiled in MS Access

23 Furniture and Artwork Our library includes both 2D and 3D versions of the furniture families Families include parameters for identification number (called JSN in government projects), logistic category, specification section, etc. Created to match the specific furniture chosen for the space Document production uses the 2D version 3D version is used for coordination with Navisworks and presentation purposes

24 Conclusion Revit has made our ID CD production more efficient and with better quality Ability to leverage the 3D capabilities to visualize the end product Render images to near photo quality for presentation and team discussion Materials and finishes are represented accurately and easy to change globally BIM is not the way of the future, it is the present Provide our clienta with a more coherent, cohesive and realistic output

25 Contact Information Damian Serrano, Associate AIA Google Voice Scott D. Brown, AIA

26 Q&A Thanks! Damian & Scott

27 Autodesk, AutoCAD* [*if/when mentioned in the pertinent material, followed by an alphabetical list of all other trademarks mentioned in the material] are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document. © 2011 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.

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