Understand Revit Data Through Color

This course will explore methods to convey model information through the use of simple graphics and how they integrate into a project's workflow, from schematic designs program diagramming, to creating code diagrams for Construction Documents. Software required: Revit.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 11, 2017
Duration
59m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 11, 2017
Duration
59m
Description

Displaying information to clients and other project stake holders in an easily understandable manner can be problematic. The best way to convey this information is through the use of simple graphics. In this course, Understand Revit Data Through Color, you'll see how to use Revit to create graphics from data in a model. First, you'll start with exploring several different methods and how they integrate within the workflow of a project, from schematic design program diagramming, to creating code diagrams for the authorities having jurisdiction. Next, you'll get to see how to use area and room data to add patterns, as well as using visibility graphics to add patterns. Finally, you'll get to use Materials System Families and Mass Objects to Color views to understand information within the model. When you're finished with this course, you'll have an understanding of how model managers can use these methods to perform model checks on the model to verify that it's meeting the project's design criteria. Software required: Revit.

About the author
About the author

Mathew Miller has been in the AEC industry for over 25 years. Starting as a CAD drafter, he's moved his way up to be a Project Architect and the BIM systems manager for SMPC Architects in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received an associates degree of Applied Architecture from the Denver Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Architecture from the University of New Mexico. He is the Vice President and occasional speaker of the 505 BIM Users Group, and has been writing a blog since 2008.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Matthew Miller. Welcome to my course, Understanding Revit Data Through Colors. I'm an architect and BIM Systems Manager for SMPC Architects. With BIM, displaying information for clients and other project stakeholders in an easily understandable manner can be problematic. One of the best ways to convey this information is through the use of simple graphics. Autodesk Revit gives us several methods to create graphics from the data in the model. In this course, we'll be exploring these methods and how they can be used within the workflow of a project from program diagraming during the schematic design phase to code analysis diagrams during the construction document phase. Some of the major topics we'll cover in this course are using color schemes to display model information, understanding the different Revit filter types, and using those filters to display the information you need, using finish walls and floors to help the accuracy of the design process, and using mass objects for space planning. By the end of this course, you'll have an understanding of how to display the different information in your Revit model to the project stakeholders, so that quicker and better decisions can be made about your projects. Before starting this course, you should have a basic understanding of Autodesk Revit and its Visibility/Graphics dialog box. I hope you will join me in Understanding Revit Data Through Colors, at Pluralsight.