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Revit for Interior Design: Interior Walls
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Adding sweeps and trim to walls


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Revit for Interior Design: Interior Walls

with Ed Cotey

Video: Adding sweeps and trim to walls

One of the things that you might want to do is in your project, And after we got those picked you can pick multiples by holding down the Ctrl key.

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Revit for Interior Design: Interior Walls
3h 34m Intermediate Jan 28, 2014

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A good floor plan starts with defining usable spaces with the help of walls, and being able to modify those walls as needed as your project evolves. In this course, Ed Cotey shows you how to design a space with interior walls, doors, and windows in Autodesk Revit. Design issues such as wall alignment, trimming and extending walls, and splitting walls to make openings and new wall types are also covered. You'll also learn to incorporate some aesthetic elements such as trim and crown molding and apply them to walls.

Topics include:
  • Drawing interior walls
  • Configuring wall height and alignments
  • Changing wall types
  • Aligning and splitting walls
  • Creating compound walls
  • Adding doors and windows
  • Working with the Family Editor
  • Adding sweeps and trims to walls
Subjects:
BIM Interior Design CAD
Software:
Revit Architecture
Author:
Ed Cotey

Adding sweeps and trim to walls

One of the things that you might want to do is in your project, is to add in what are called wall sweeps and reveals, to the walls. Think about adding in crown molding, wainscot, and base trim along the wall. You can do this by using the sweep and reveal command within Revit. The reveals and sweeps need a host and the host for this is basically the wall. There are a number of standard profiles within the imperial library that you can use.

And if that is inadequate, you can always go ahead through the family editor and create your own. We're going to take a look at how to download some additional profiles. How to change 'em and then add 'em onto a wall. So, let's zoom in on this drawing here and we're going to go ahead and click on the Insert> Load Family>Profiles>Finished Carpentry.

And in here there's a number of finished trims available for you. Now if you need more, like I said, you can always go ahead and create more. We're going to pick up base two and crown one. And after we got those picked you can pick multiples by holding down the Ctrl key. Instead of doing one at a time open and then hit Open. And it will go ahead and download these. Now we already have these in here. So we're just going to overwrite the two existing versions and they're now downloaded into our project.

So now those are available for us to go ahead and use. When making up sweeps in and reveals, you're going to find that working in either elevation, section or 3D view is probably best. Let's go to the Section tag and we'll click here. And now you can see we're into the section. I'm going to kind of zoom in. And we'll go to the Architecture>Wall>Drop Down. You'll see Sweep and Reveal are right here. We're going to pick Sweep.

And in the Type selector, go ahead and pick Cornice. And you'll see that when you bring in cornice, it brings in a piece there. Just go ahead and click on it. And then click on it again. Because, what we want to do is we want to edit the type. Right now it's an architectural piece that needs to be changed. So, we're going to come back in here and hit, Edit Type, and what we're going to do is duplicate.

And we're going to call this, crown. And we'll call it crown1, and press OK. Now we have a default profile that's sitting out here. And we're gona change that profile by coming in and looking at the ones that we went ahead and downloaded. One of which is Crown1, 3". So we're going to go ahead and pick that. And then press OK. Now you should see a change in the profile right here. Go ahead and click on it because at the same time you can go ahead change the height when you bring 'em in you can just kind of slam them into place.

Click on 'em and then come over here and use the temporary dimension to basically make it final. Let's try putting one in using the 3D view. So I'm going to come up to Toolbar>Wall>Sweep>Crown 1 and I'm just going to bring it in. And hit Modify. Click on here and notice that I'm not at eight six, I'm just going to go ahead and put this in, by clicking on it.

And there we go. Now you'll notice that these sweeps they go all the way through. This is one element. And it goes right through the walls that are here. Let's do another one. Well, this time we'll put in a wainscot. So let's go down to section one and the browser. And, pick up, again the wall sweep. And, in this case, let's look for decorative. And come in here. And you'll notice what happens with this one, is it notices that there's a window element there.

And it actually goes ahead and cuts the sweep. Now when that happens, though, it still kind of goes through the wall. If you click on this sweep, you'll notice that you have some grab bars here. Now if you move 'em around a little bit, you can do that, but you can't do too much. The issue here is that you do have some conflicts and constraints, so one of the things that you might want to think about is not trying to do individual sweeps in a room. But just do one large one and then edit it this way.

Otherwise you could end up having some issues with constraints and conflicts going back and forth. We can use these sweep tools for creating different types of wall trims. You can download various ones from the library. And like I said you can also go ahead and make your own. And you download 'em into your project, you can change the names. And then just bring 'em into place, use temporary dimensions to make for final placement and there you go.

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