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Preparing to Share Models

BIM for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Curriculum

Exercise 4.1.1: Creating the Architectural Building Model

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Create appropriate levels for the project geometry.
  • Add horizontal grids, vertical grids, and reference planes to assist with placing and aligning elements.
  • Place structural columns and other placeholder structural elements in the building model.
Figure 4.1.2 Structural columns placed in the architectural model at the ground floor and lower levels

Video Tutorial

Student Exercise

Download Unit4_Lesson1_Exercise1_Start.zip: Imperial or Metric
Revit
  • Place grids in the east-west direction (perpendicular to the ones placed in the tutorial.
  • Place reference planes on both sides of the first and last east-west grids to assist with aligning model elements.
  • Add structural columns at the grid intersections on level 1.

 

Figure 4.1.3 - Grids and reference planes on level 1

Exercise 4.1.2: Creating Views to Highlight the Structural Elements

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Create 2D building sections.
  • Use the section box to create 3D building sections.
  • Adjust the visibility/graphic overrides to display the building skeleton.
Figure 4.1.4 Using the section box to expose the building systems in a 3D view

Video Tutorial

Student Exercise

Download Unit4_Lesson1_Exercise2_Start.zip: Imperial or Metric
Revit
  • Create additional 2D section views to show the structural features in the east-west direction.
  • Create a 3D section view showing the structural features in this direction.

 

Figure 4.1.5 -  3D section view cutting the model between grids 4 and 5