# 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

## Student Exercise

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

# Exercise 1.1.2: Adding Doors and Windows

 In this exercise, students will learn how to: Add doors and windows to a building model by choosing their type and placing components in host walls. Change door and window placement. Change door and window height properties. Figure 1.1.3 - Adding window elements with proper height

## Student Exercise

Revit
• Continue adding interior and exterior doors to the building model shown in the video tutorial at the locations indicated the underlay drawing. The door types and sizes needed are shown in the legend that appears in the plan view.
• Add windows to the east exterior wall at the locations indicated in the underlay drawing. Use the window types and sizes shown in the window type legend that appears in the plan view.
• Set the head height property for all windows to be 7 feet.

Figure 1.1.4 - Door and window elements placed in the project model

# Exercise 1.1.3: Creating Roofs and Floors

 In this exercise, students will learn how to: Create roofs based on the building footprint. Sketch a roof boundary and selecting the slope-defining edges. Set the roof level and slope instance properties. Figure 1.1.5 - Creating a basic roof and choosing slope-defining edges