For a small firm, having graphic standards is crucial to maintaining efficiency and productivity. The need for these standards becomes more apparent when trying to introduce a new team member to “your way of doing things”. The graphic rules, which were so clear in my head, now need to make it onto paper… And so begins a series of tutorials.
Using one of our current projects, an interior office remodel in Carmel Valley California, here are the TEN steps I start with to set up a Revit base model.
Step 1. Create a new Project.
STEP 2. Gather all of your Reference Materials.
STEP 3. insert your base cad files.
STEP 4. generate your topography & set your levels.
STEP 5. set your gridlines (if applicable).
STEP 6. model the roof.
STEP 7. model the exterior walls.
STEP 8. model the floors.
STEP 9. model the interior partitions.
STEP 10. insert the doors and windows.
Now you should have a clean base model. Depending on the scope of the project more details might be needed. For instance, this interior remodel will require coordination with the existing structural system (lets see if we can find those drawings). The shell of the building will remain, so more detailed information like wall, roof and floor assembly is required (are there any sections or details we can use?). More specificity for the doors and windows will also be required as they will remain (Let’s modify some existing components or make all new ones).