1st Edition

Interior Design Using Autodesk Revit 2015

By Aaron Hansen, Daniel Stine Copyright 2014
    704 Pages
    by SDC Publications

    The intent of this book is to provide the interior design student a well-rounded knowledge of Autodesk Revit tools and techniques. These skills can then be applied to enhance professional development in both academia and industry.

    The overall premise of the book is to learn Revit while developing the interior of a two story law office. The reader is provided an architectural model with established columns, beams, exterior walls, minimal interior walls and roofs in which to work. This allows more emphasis to be placed on interior design rather than primary architectural elements. The chapters chronology generally follows the typical design process. Students will find this book helps them more accurately and efficiently develop their design ideas and skills.

    The first chapter introduces the reader to Revit, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the basics of opening, saving and creating a new project. The second provides a quick introduction to modeling basic elements in Revit including walls, doors, windows and more. This chapter is designed to show students how powerful Revit is and hopefully make them more excited about learning it.

    The remainder of the book is spent developing the interior space of the law office with an established space program. A student will learn how to view and navigate within the provided 3D architectural model, managing and creating materials and develop spaces with walls, doors and windows. Once all the spaces are added to the model, several areas are explored and used as the basis to cover Revit commands and workflows.

    At the end of this tutorial, the reader will be able to model floor finishes, ceilings with soffits, casework, custom reception desk, restrooms, furniture and light fixtures. Additional features such as tags, schedules and photo-realistic rendering will be covered.

    Getting Started with Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015 Model Navigation Architectural Quick Start Revit Materials Programming Floor Plans Curtain Wall Stairs and Railings Ceilings Break Room and Work Room Toilet Room Design Floors Custom Reception Desk and Sign Furniture, Groups and Design Options Detailing Schedules Lighting and Rendering Sheets and Revisions

    Bonus Chapters on CD

    Revit Families: Introduction to Revit Content Creation
    Appendix A: Autodesk Revit Architecture Certification Exam
    Appendix B: Revit Basics: Overview of Linework and Modify Tools
    Appendix C: Revit Basics: Drawing 2D Architectural Content
    Appendix D: Finding Missing Elements in Revit
    Appendix E: Introduction to Computers for CAD/BIM Users
    Appendix F: Revit and 3D PDFs
    Appendix G: Lighting Design in Revit using ElumTools
    Appendix S: Introduction to Autodesk Showcase


    Aaron Hansen, Daniel Stine