Modeling Building Elements

BIM for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Curriculum

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

Video Tutorial

Student Exercise

Download Imperial or Metric
  • 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

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