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Solution: Create a color scheme

From: Revit for Interior Design: Space Planning

Video: Solution: Create a color scheme

In this challenge, you were to put together a area plan and a room plan, and also set up a color scheme. And basically what I did here is, I took the block plan initially, which is a view. And there's a number of things I could have done but basically what I did is I went to the second floor view, and I made sure that the blocks that I had created in a block plan showed up here. As you can see here, this is basically the mass element for this particular room.

Solution: Create a color scheme

In this challenge, you were to put together a area plan and a room plan, and also set up a color scheme. And basically what I did here is, I took the block plan initially, which is a view. And there's a number of things I could have done but basically what I did is I went to the second floor view, and I made sure that the blocks that I had created in a block plan showed up here. As you can see here, this is basically the mass element for this particular room.

And then what I did is I just went ahead and took the wall tool here, which I took the architectural. I had set up a wall for four and a half inch wide interior partition, and then just sketched right over the blocks. And I just took a minute or two to go ahead and do that. And then when I was done, I just basically came in here, and I clicked on one of the blocks, went to hide in view and I went ahead and hid the blocks that I made by category.

So now I was pretty much done with that. The room plan, basically, was set up. One of the things that you should think about when doing room plans, is visibility graphics. So you can type in VG, and when you go to visibility graphics, you go down to rooms. And make sure interior fill is turned on. That way, when you look at your drawing, the room elements actually do show. Now in this case, it was just coming up here and picking up the rooms and putting them into place.

Then going around and changing the tags. Now, the tag itself, you recall, when you do the room tag, if you look over here in properties there are a couple different types. The challenge, you were asked to use the room tag with area. Not the default one, which is just room tag, but with area. So if you missed that, this is where you would have picked that up. So, it was just kind of my choice as far as how to set these up. These basically were room separation lines. I just wanted to put the work stations in buckets, and go from there.

The next thing to do was to make a area plan. Area plan, if you made one, actually for rentable is down here in area plans. And was pretty straightforward, in that you've just pick up area plan. And when you do that, it's going to ask you for what type, either gross building or rentable, and I said, rentable. And then because the second floor has already been done, these are the last remaining choices that I have. So, generally that's how this plan was started.

The next thing that was done was to add in and divide up the space. Now to do that, I use the area boundary tool. And basically what I did is I just kind of leveled off areas that I thought I would need to make this work. In essence, what I wound up having, and again this is visibility graphics here, under areas, I turned that interior fill to take a look at it. And this is what I have, so when I look at offices those are all the offices that I had put together for that group. Open office area is just this one, however the general area is pretty good size.

And, each one of these workstations has got its own separate area that is set up. You can see that. The next thing was to come up with a color scheme, so going back up the browser, click on scheme by room. And this is what I came up with. In order to get a color scheme going, you go to properties. And in properties you'll find a category called color scheme, and you click the edit button there, and pick that. Now, in this case, we wanted to do just rooms, so we picked the category just rooms.

We picked name, and, we had as a title, room legend. And as far as what we're interested in was the name of the rooms. This all automatically filled in, that's all we had to do. And just go ahead and press okay. And this is what you get. Lastly, what you wanted to do is put in a legend. And by going off to the annotate tab, here, and going to color fill legend, all you have to do is click it, and it will then go ahead and bring in the legend for you.

And now since there is three steps that you had to do in here, draw the walls, go ahead and do the room elements, and then do all the area elements, and then lastly, do the color scheme. Again, this might take a little bit more time to do, but this was a good practice for you to try again and see if you could maybe even change the floor plan in some way.

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Revit for Interior Design: Space Planning

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  1. 3m 3s
    1. Welcome
      1m 7s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 9s
    3. How to use the challenges
      47s
  2. 30m 42s
    1. Creating a schedule by room
      4m 46s
    2. Adding a parameter and calculated value
      3m 47s
    3. Adding a formula parameter field
      3m 22s
    4. Sorting and grouping the schedule
      4m 15s
    5. Working with conditional formatting and hidden fields
      4m 34s
    6. Sorting by department
      5m 17s
    7. Challenge: Create a program schedule
      1m 56s
    8. Solution: Create a program schedule
      2m 45s
  3. 16m 58s
    1. Creating mass elements
      6m 32s
    2. Editing the properties of a placed mass element
      5m 24s
    3. Creating a floor in a mass element
      5m 2s
  4. 20m 43s
    1. Developing the block plan and adding data to mass floors
      5m 49s
    2. Creating a block plan
      3m 18s
    3. Developing the block plan schedule
      5m 48s
    4. Challenge: Create a block plan
      1m 49s
    5. Solution: Create a block plan
      3m 59s
  5. 34m 15s
    1. Creating rooms in a plan
      6m 27s
    2. Creating a room separation boundary
      5m 47s
    3. Modifying room tags
      5m 42s
    4. Creating a room schedule
      3m 14s
    5. Creating a finish schedule and linking it to the room schedule
      5m 14s
    6. Modifying room settings
      2m 48s
    7. Creating and exporting a view template
      5m 3s
  6. 14m 26s
    1. Creating an area plan
      4m 58s
    2. Creating an area boundary
      3m 48s
    3. Adding areas
      5m 40s
  7. 32m 59s
    1. Creating a color scheme
      5m 46s
    2. Defining a color scheme
      3m 20s
    3. Changing color scheme values
      7m 5s
    4. Setting color scheme by range
      4m 4s
    5. Placing a schedule and area plan on a sheet
      6m 32s
    6. Challenge: Create a color scheme
      1m 18s
    7. Solution: Create a color scheme
      4m 54s
  8. 40s
    1. Next steps
      40s

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