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Revit for Interior Design: Interior Walls

Editing in-place families


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Revit for Interior Design: Interior Walls

with Ed Cotey

Video: Editing in-place families

Once you've created a In Place Family, such as this wall here, you And click that, and you'll notice I'll hit Modify and we'll Now when I hit Finish Model, it's basically completed.

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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

Editing in-place families

Once you've created a In Place Family, such as this wall here, you may want to alter the design. And couple things to take note. Is that if you alter the design, maybe some of the other elements might not work. You might end up running into constraint issues. As a result, you might end up having to make additional In Place Families in order to work. Let's take a look at this wall that is an In Place Family. I'm going to click on it and when I click on it, I need to, let's say, alter the design on the top.

So I'm going to come up to Edit In Place, up here on the ribbon. And click that, and you'll notice that there's a change. I'm now currently in the Family Editor, and as a result I need to, remember that I did an extrusion, and I did it from the one side, which was over here. So, I'm going to come back into setting my work plane. And I'm going to set the work plane, to the wall midpoint, which is right in the middle, and press OK, and then it's going to ask me to figure out what elevation I want, which is east, and I'll hit Open.

Now when I do that, you'll notice that everything kind of grays out except for my extrusion here. I'm going to click on it and I can alter the shape right here just by using these shape handles to do that. Or I can come up to Mode and hit Edit Extrusion. Now when I do that, currently now back into Sketch mode. And I can now come in and make some changes. So I'll just come over and move this over here like so.

I'll add in a a line. And then just kind of come over. I'll hit Modify and we'll just come over here and change this so it's now a closed sketch. That's basically the design that I want. I'll hit the, on Mode, Finish, and again you'll notice I have shape handles here so if I needed to, you know, change just a little bit, I can go ahead and definitely do that. And I'm going to hit Finish Model. Now when I hit Finish Model, it's basically completed.

And I can now look at it in 3D mode. And you see here, it took and put in kind of a built-in crown. And it didn't affect my windows or my door. If I'd maybe shortened this up a little bit, either up on the top or on the bottom, it's possible that the doors and windows would not work here. And I would then have to go make new In Place Families for the door and the windows or make a totally different door in the Family Editor and the same thing with windows.

So you have to be a little bit careful in how you make things work. So you can go ahead and use In Place Families effectively for making things that don't exist within the Revit library for parts and things like doors, windows, walls. And you can build just about anything. Furniture, doors, all sorts of things. Just remember that you're in a Family Editor and you can have quite a lot of fun playing with a lot of stuff in here.

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