Join Brian Myers for an in-depth discussion in this video Interior walls: First floor, part of Revit: Multifamily Housing.
on things like the placement of interior walls or placing windows, doors, floors, ceilings, all those sorts of things, we'll be focusing primarily on our building A. Now one of the things that I'll do is that I'll also come back in later on and create buildings B, C, and D and fill those out with the same kinds of walls, in order to spend a few hours and develop B, C, and D on your own time if you so feel like doing so. But for now we'll be looking at the first floor of our unit A, which is over here on the left hand side. So I'm just going to zoom in here to where we have our First Floor of level A, then the next thing is is I want to start the Wall command. And you can find the Wall command underneath the Architecture tab and selecting on Walls. Under the type Properties scroll until you can find your Interior 4 1/2 inch Partition wall and that'll be the primary wall that we'll be using when drawing in our walls. The next thing that we'll be doing is we need to know just how tall this wall needs to be when we're drawing it in for this space. Well, I know because of my design that most of these walls will be 10 foot, one here on the First Floor. So we have really high ceilings in our First Floor area. So for the Height make it an Unconnected Height of 10 feet, one inch. Also, we don't really want to go to the Wall Centerline, in fact, I would prefer to go to the Finish Face of Exterior of these walls, or maybe to the Core Face Exterior of the wall, depending on how it is that you like to lay out your rooms. Personally I usually measure from face of stud to the face of stud, so as a result of that I'm going to go to the Core Face of the Exterior. Now with this Basic Wall Interior 4 1/2 chosen make sure that your Base Constraint, which is the bottom of the wall, is A - First Floor. That'll mean that the bottom of the wall will be at the appropriate elevation when it first starts getting drawn in. Now the first walls that I would like to draw will go from right about here over to right about here. And the actual dimension of that wall the way from this lower wall here will be 16 feet. So I'm going to zoom into this area down here, sort of highlight over the location of where this wall is at, particular here at the corner and start to move up. One of the things that you'll see is that there is a temporary dimension that shows up there. In fact, if I move out here and then start to move over in this direction we should be able to see another temporary dimension that comes in in this location. Well, one of the things to know is that right now my temporary dimensions are going to the face of the wall, or actually to the face of the core of the wall. Yours may be going to the middle of the wall or some other location relationship to the wall. To find the setting that will allow for this temporary dimension to go to the location where you'd like it to be at go the Manage tab on the ribbon, select on Additional Settings, and then down toward the very bottom and due to the resolution of my screen it actually falls completely off the screen, but one of the options at the very bottom of this list will be called Temporary Dimensions. When you select on that Temporary Dimension what you'll get is a dialog box that looks like this one. And there's a good chance that by default it's probably defaulting to Centerlines of Walls and then maybe the Centerlines of the Doors and Windows. Well, usually when I'm drawing in my doors, or my windows really, but really whenever I'm doing in my doors I'll usually go to the edge of the Openings. That way I know how far off the door needs to be from the edge of the wall. If I'm doing my windows I'll usually do Centerlines, because it will be to the center of that window. But with my walls and since I want to do it to the face of the core of the walls, Notice it's not just going up and down that allows you to have your temporary dimension show up, going from side to side will as well. So for this dimension type in 10 foot, four. That's where it starts. And I want to have this wall come down three feet, four inches in this direction. And then I'm going to hit the Escape key a couple times on the keyboard in order to have that wall be placed. So that's where the edge of my kitchen is going to end and where my family room, dining room area is going to begin. Now I have, it appears one, two, three, four, five more walls to draw in, so what we need to do now is draw in a wall that will be over here, which will be the outside edge of our pantry. I'm going to select on a wall, once again, I'm going to continue to use this Interior 4 1/2 inch Partition unless I tell you something different. This next wall needs to be eight foot, six over, so I just hovered over this intersection, moving over in this direction, eight foot, six. Go straight down, click on this wall down here, hit the Escape key, we can now see that that is in place. Now there will be another wall in right about this location and the purpose of that wall is that we're going to have a mechanical chase that comes up here and allows things like your pipes, your duct work, those items, to go up to the second floor area from the basement, which is down below. This area is one foot, so we need to come across like this and you can either type in one foot or once you get that one foot dimension just click, go straight down, click again, hit the Escape key once, and now we can see that we have that chase area in. The next area will be for this half bath that we'll be placing. That's five foot, eight, so I'm going to highlight here, come over in this direction, I'll type in five foot, eight, move straight down, click right here, and now I have that wall in place. I'll zoom out a little bit. Two more walls that I want to place in will be for our closet and the closet will be down here in the corner. This closet's going to be rather small, it's just going to be two feet deep. And for now I'll make it just three foot, six wide. So we'll go up here to Wall, I'll highlight on it, I'll move over in this direction, once I get over to this three foot, six I'm going to click. I'll move up. Once I get to the two foot mark I'll click. I'll come over like this, come back over to the wall, and click again. Hit the Escape key, now that's a closet. Now the final thing that I want to do is I know that ultimately there's going to be a staircase and that staircase is going to be somewhere in this area and it's going to come down in this direction. Now I'm not exactly sure where that staircase is going to be precisely as far as its overall dimensions are concerned at this moment, but what I'd really like to do though is have this wall be lined up with where the outside edge of that staircase is going to be. And there will also be another wall right here that separates this area from the start of the staircase. So what I'll do is a fairly easy trick actually and that is is that I'll come up here to the Annotate tab and I'll select on Detail Line. I'll click on the intersection of that and then just come straight up in this direction, click, and then hit the Escape key a couple of times. Next, what I want to do is I want to split this wall from where this line is at to where this is at. So to split a wall I'll select on the wall, then I'll use the Split Element tool, I'll come in here, I'll click right about there. Now we technically have two different walls. Next, I'll select on this wall, which I really don't need, I just need it to come back to here, I'll hold down on the little circle that showed up there at the end of the wall, move it back to here. Notice how these two walls don't exactly match up now, but what we can do is that we can use the Trim/Extend to Corner tool, click this wall, click this wall to clean those up. We can use that tool again by selecting on this wall and then this portion of the wall to clean that corner up. And then finally, by hitting the Escape key on the keyboard I can then select on this wall, pull it over to the line and now it's lined up with the outside edge of where our coat closet is near the front of our building. I don't need that line anymore, so I can select on that line and hit Delete. And now we have the interior walls for the inside of our space. Ultimately, I'll change this wall to actually be an exterior wall, very much like what this wall is out here, and this area will ultimately become a deck that we'll be able to walk out from our first floor area out onto a large, very spacious deck with a nice view out here into the backyard.
- Creating walls and foundations
- Modeling perimeter and interior walls
- Placing doors
- Adding floors
- Adjusting columns and beams
- Creating stairs
- Adding roofs
- Creating building sections
- Creating interior elevations
- Creating a site
- Modeling kitchens and bathrooms
- Finishing the exterior
- Creating and printing sheets