Area and Space Planning

BIM for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Curriculum

Key Terms

The following key terms were used in this lesson:

Area Plan

Views that show spatial relationships based on area schemes and levels in your model. You can have multiple area plans for every area scheme and level.


A tabular display of information, extracted from the properties of the elements in a project. A schedule can list every instance of the type of element being scheduled, or it can collapse multiple instances onto a single row, based on the schedule\u2019s grouping criteria.


A defined space in a building, used for a specific purpose and separated from other areas by walls, partitions, or room separation lines.

Room-Bounding Elements

A model element that defines a boundary of a room, such as walls, partitions, floors, ceilings, and roofs.