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Space planning allows interior designers to allocate rooms for specific tasks and arrange elements like furniture, to determine if a potential space is appropriate, or to make an existing space as efficient and comfortable as possible for their clients. Join Ed Cotey in this course, as he goes over the finer technical points of space planning in Autodesk Revit. Learn how to add your building's parameters into a schedule, make a block plan with mass elements, use Revit's Tag and Area tools to track room names and types, and use color schemes to explain where materials go and where rooms are located.
As we have looked at color schemes we've seen that you can create a number of schemes right off the bat, pretty easily. However, you might want to define your own color schemes, based on some criteria that you, yourself want to put together. Let me just give you a good for instance. What if you want to show your client a color scheme, that shows where all the flooring materials are going to go. Because you might have carpeting, you might have tile, you might have vinyl in your drawing, so wouldn't it be a good idea to maybe show them a graphic representation of that? So, what we're going to do, is do just that and we're going to come over here to the project browser where we already have a scheme put together by department.
We're going to just copy this. So, we're going to right click on it. We're going to go into Duplicate View and do Duplicate, and what we're going to do here is we're going to call this Scheme by Floor Type. So, we're going to come up here, right click on it, hit Rename, and then, put in scheme I, floor type and press OK. So we've got a new view based on the department view and in the properties, find the color scheme that's currently department and click on that, This is the scheme for the department that we have going here.
What we can do is we can duplicate that and make a change. So I am going to come down here to the duplicate button, I am going to click on it. We are going to call this new scheme floor finishes, we are going to come in here and put in floor finishes and press OK, so now we have a new scheme that is here and next thing we are going to do is we are going to change what the criteria is and we're going to call this floor finishes.
And then where it says color and department, click on the drop down box. And you'll notice that we have a number of fields here that we can choose from, one of which is floor finish, we're going to click on that, you're going to get this message and you just say OK to it and now the database looks at what's in the drawing, knows that we have carpet, ceramic and vinyl in here. And when we press OK look what happens, we're now showing our floorplan with the allocation for the floor materials.
This is pretty slick, let's take a legend and put it in there. So we'll go to Annotate, and we'll go to color fill legend, and bring it in, and there you go. So now you have another color scheme, this one based on criteria that you go ahead and set up, and you can do that with a number of different kinds of fields that are within where you get this stuff, it's pretty straightfoward. If you go down to the project browser, and you look at sechedules and finishes, and the room schedule, here's the finish style.
You'll recall we had put together a standard for finishes, and each room has been assigned a standard. So, when we look at the finish schedule, here's the finish schedule, these are our standards, these are the finishes that you have available. So you've got quite a lot of things that you can play with to make a different color scheme.
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