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Modeling Building Elements

BIM for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Curriculum

Exercise 1.1.1: Modeling Exterior and Interior Walls

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Create walls by picking their location line and sketching them in a plan view.
  • Change the orientation of walls that have been placed.
Figure 1.1.1 - Placing exterior walls

Video Tutorial

Student Exercise

Download Unit1_Lesson1_Exercise1_Start.zip: Imperial or Metric
Revit
  • Continue adding exterior and interior walls to the building model shown in the video tutorial, using the underlay drawing as a guide to determine their location.
  • Open the Ground Floor plan view.
  • Create new exterior walls using the Generic 8" wall type. Place the walls by setting the location line to Finish Face:Exterior and tracing the outer edge of the walls shown in the underlay drawing.
  • Add new interior walls using the Generic 3" wall type. Place the walls by setting the location line to either the Finish Face:Exterior or Finish Face:Interior and tracing the corresponding edge of the walls shown in the underlay drawing.

 

Figure 1.1.2 - Completed exterior walls of residence

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