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Instant Revit!:
A Quick and Easy Guide
to Learning Autodesk®
Revit® 2017

David Martin

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Dedication

I would like to dedicate this book to my wife and children for their constant support
and to my Revit students both past and present for their constant questions.

Copyright © David Martin 2016


Kindle Version

ISBN-13: 978-1534902077 (Print Version)


ISBN-10: 1534902074 (Print Version)

First Publication Date: June 25, 2016


Last Revision Date: First Revision

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS .......................................................... 3


BEFORE YOU BEGIN… ......................................................... 6
WARM-UP PROJECTS .......................................................... 7
Warm Up #1 – Single Story House ......................................... 8
WU1-1 – Setting Up the File, Creating the House Perimeter and the Roof
Overhang ...................................................................... 11
WU1-2 – Adding the Roof Edges, Projecting the Front Elevation View.. 16
WU1-3 – Adding the Dimensions .................................................... 23
WU1-4 – Insert the View into a Sheet ............................................. 25
WU1-5 – Creating a PDF of the Drawing .......................................... 29
Warm Up #2 – Base Plate ..................................................... 34
WU2-1 – Creating the Outside Shape .............................................. 34
WU2-2 – Adding the Inside Shapes................................................. 38
WU2-3 – Dimensioning the Base Plate and Inserting into a Sheet ....... 40
Warm Up #3 – Lighting Plan ................................................ 43
WU3-1 – Creating the Outside Boundary and Filled Region ................ 43
WU3-2 – Creating the Light and Arraying the Group ......................... 49
WU3-3 – Adding the Reference Planes and Aligning the Lights,
Constraining the Location ................................................ 51
WU3-4 – Creating the Alternate Plans ............................................. 56
WU3-5 – Inserting the Views into the Sheets, Creating a PDF of the
Drawings ....................................................................... 58

RESIDENTIAL PROJECT .................................................... 60


Tutorial One – Creating the Residential Building Layout ....... 63
RL1-1 –
Adding and Modifying the Levels ........................................ 63
RL1-2 –
Locating the Building, Adding the Exterior and Interior Walls . 65
RL1-3 –
Adding the First Floor Doors and Windows ........................... 72
RL1-4 –
Adding the Second Floor Interior Walls, Doors, and Windows . 79
RL1-5 –
Creating the First and Second Floor Roofs ........................... 85
RL1-6 –
Dimensioning the First and Second Floor Plans ..................... 91
RL1-7 –Modifying the Door and Window Tag Families, Tagging the
Doors and Windows ........................................................ 94
RL1-8 – Creating the First Floor, Garage Floor, Porch, and Driveway
Slabs ............................................................................ 97
RL1-9 – Adding the Second Floor Plate.......................................... 103
RL1-10 – Thickening the Edges of the Four Slabs ........................... 106
Tutorial Two – Cabinetry, Appliances, and Bathroom
Fixtures ..................................................................... 111
RL2-1 – Setting up the Kitchen Interior Elevations, Adding the Kitchen
Cabinetry, Appliances, and Fixtures ................................ 111
RL2-2 – Adding the Garage Appliances and Fixtures, Kitchen Pass-
through,
Creating the Custom Countertop .................................... 127
RL2-3 – Adding the First and Second Floor Bathroom Cabinetry and
Fixtures ....................................................................... 134
RL2-4 – Creating the Floor Plan Callouts of the Kitchen and Bathrooms
and Changing the Floor Surface Material ......................... 139
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Tutorial Three – Creating the Schedules and Color Room


Legend ...................................................................... 156
RL3-1 – Creating the Door Schedule ............................................. 156
RL3-2 – Creating the Window Schedule ......................................... 165
RL3-3 – Adding the Room Tags .................................................... 166
RL3-4 – Creating the Room Finish Schedule................................... 170
RL3-5 – Creating the Room Legend .............................................. 172
Tutorial Four – Creating the Topography and Site
Elements ................................................................... 178
RL4-1 – Adding the Property Lines ............................................... 178
RL4-2 – Creating the Topography for the Site ................................ 181
RL4-3 – Creating the Driveway and Concrete Walkway ................... 185
RL4-4 – Adding Trees, People, and Cars to the Site ........................ 187
Tutorial Five – Creating the Stairs, Reflected Ceiling Plans,
Furniture Plans, and Miscellaneous Plans .................. 190
RL5-1 – Creating the Stairs and Railings, Creating the
Second Floor Opening and Modifying the Wall Profile......... 190
RL5-2 – Adding the Ceilings and Creating the Reflected Ceiling Plans 201
RL5-3 – Adding Lights to the Rooms ............................................. 208
RL5-4 – Adding the Fireplace and Furniture, Creating the Furniture
Plans .......................................................................... 211
RL5-5 – Creating the Longitudinal and Transverse Section Views,
Creating the Wall Sections ............................................. 219
RL5-6 – Using View Templates, Creating the Miscellaneous Plans and
Details (Roof Framing Plan, Foundation Plan, and Foundation
Details) ....................................................................... 228
Tutorial Six – Setting Up the Design Options, Exterior &
Interior 3D Views, and Renderings............................ 237
RL6-1 – Creating the Front Porch Design Options ........................... 237
RL6-2 – Creating the Second Floor and Garage Roof Design Options . 246
RL6-3 – Setting up the Interior Camera Views ............................... 250
RL6-4 – Setting up the Exterior Camera Views ............................... 259
RL6-5 – Setting up the Isometric and Perspective Section Camera
Views .......................................................................... 261
Tutorial Seven – Assembling the Sheet Views and
Portfolio .................................................................... 265
RL7-1 –
Sheet T-1 – TITLE SHEET ................................................ 266
RL7-2 –
Sheet A-1 – SITE PLAN ................................................... 268
RL7-3 –
Sheet A-2 – FIRST FLOOR PLAN ....................................... 269
RL7-4 –
Sheet A-3 – SECOND FLOOR PLAN ................................... 270
RL7-5 –Sheet A-4 – EAST/NORTH ELEVATIONS Sheet A-5 –
SOUTH/WEST ELEVATIONS ............................................ 271
RL7-6 – Sheet A-6 – SECTIONS ................................................... 272
RL7-7 – Sheet A-7 – FIRST FLOOR REFLECTED CEILING PLAN &
SECOND FLOOR REFLECTED CEILING PLAN ..................... 273
RL7-8 – Sheet A-8 – INTERIOR ELEVATIONS ................................. 274
RL7-9 – Sheet A-9 – CALLOUTS & WALL SECTIONS ........................ 275
RL7-10 – Sheet A-10 – FIRST FLOOR COLOR LEGEND &
SECOND FLOOR COLOR LEGEND .................................... 276
RL7-11 – Sheet A-11 – FIRST FLOOR FURNITURE PLAN &
SECOND FLOOR FURNITURE PLAN .................................. 277
RL7-12 – Sheet A-12 – DESIGN OPTIONS ..................................... 278
RL7-13 – Sheet A-13 – RENDERINGS ........................................... 279
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RL7-14 – Sheet S-1 – ROOF FRAMING PLAN .................................. 280


RL7-15 – Sheet S-2 – FOUNDATION PLANS & DETAILS ................... 281
RL7-16 – Sheet E-1 – ELECTRICAL PLANS ..................................... 282
RL7-17 – Assembling the PDF Portfolio.......................................... 283

GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND TOOLS .................................. 291


CONCLUSION.................................................................. 299
INDEX ............................................................................ 300

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Before you begin…


Welcome to:
Instant Revit!: A Quick and Easy Guide to Learning Autodesk® Revit ® 2017

The projects that you will be completing were originally designed for my Introduction
to Revit course at Glendale Community College. I have used this project over the last
few years and have fine-tuned it into the project you see here.

The book is meant to give you basic instruction in the Revit design program. It is for
students that already have some architectural drafting/design experience and have
experience reading and/or drawing floor plans, elevations, sections, details, and other
architectural drawing types. Using this book to learn Revit does not require knowledge
of another CAD software program such as: AutoCAD, MicroStation, and ArchiCAD.

The tutorials will guide you through three “warm-up” projects and a two-story
residential building. Each tutorial is divided into parts that will have you accomplish a
portion of the project.

There is a companion website for this book at www.instantrevit.com . You may use
this site to view tutorial videos and to download support files to aid in completion of
the projects. You may also refer to this site for the PDF portfolio of the projects and
other information.

Please Note: Access to the videos and support files require a Google Account. If you
would prefer to access the files using a different method, please contact the author at
instantrevit@gmail.com so that different arrangements for file access can be made.

When completing the projects, it is recommended that you save your progress
incrementally through the tutorials. Examples of the appearance of each portion of the
book will be provided on the website. After you complete the tutorials, you may wish
to print your drawings and assemble them into a portfolio.

It is my hope that you will find this process a fun and informative one. Once you have
completed the book please feel free to share your experiences, suggestions, and
compliments on the website.

Enjoy,

David Martin
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Warm-Up Projects

Over the next pages are the warm-up projects for the book. The projects consist of Two-
Dimensional drawings of three different architectural items. The intent of these projects is
to familiarize the student with the 2D drafting and modification tools of the Revit design
program.

Warm-Up Project #1 - Single Story House


This project consists of a plan view and a front elevation of a single story house. The
commands/techniques that are covered in the projects are:
 Creating a Revit Drawing File  Linear Dimension Tool
 Use of Template Files  Placing Notes
 Creating a Drafting View  Loading a Title Block Family
 Detail Line Tool  Inserting a Drafting View into a Sheet
 Use of Line Styles  Entering Information into a Title Block
 Offset Command  Printing the Drawing to PDF
 Trimming/Extending Lines

Warm-Up Project #2 – Base Plate


This project consists of a single view of a group of geometric shapes. In addition to
the commands/techniques covered in the previous project, the following information
is covered:
 Reference Plane Tool  Use of Temporary Dimensions
 Mirroring Elements  Drawing Polygons & Circles
 Snap Modes  Diameter Dimension Tool

Warm-Up Project #3 – Lighting Plan


This project consists of a reflected ceiling view that shows the location of lights
within a room. In addition to the commands/techniques covered in the previous
project, the following information is covered:
 Creating a Filled Region  Equality Option in Dimensions
 Modifying a Region Type  Creating Alternate Plans
 Fill Pattern Types  Creating a Group
 Use of Dimensions to Control Size and Location  Use of the Array Tool
 Adding and Using Reference Planes
 Aligning and Locking Elements to a Reference Plane
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Warm Up #1 – Single Story House


Part 1 Setting Up the File, Creating the House Perimeter and the Roof Overhang.
Part 2 Adding the Roof Edges, Projecting the Front Elevation View.
Part 3 Adding the Dimensions.
Part 4 Inserting the View into a Sheet.
Part 5 Creating a PDF of the Drawing.
Note: All screenshots are from the Autodesk® Revit® software.

Downloading the Family Files


Prior to starting the Revit program and beginning your first project, you should first
download the Custom Family files from the website.
Visit the companion website at www.instantrevit.com.
Click on the link titled “Support Files – Revit 2017” on the left of the page.
When the page opens, click on the Revit 2017 Family Files link.
To download the files, you may either click on the Family Files link for individual
files or the Zipped File link for all the family files at once. (This is the recommended
method.)
If you clicked on the Zipped Files link, you will now have a new file called Families –
Revit 2017.zip in your Downloads folder.
Extract the file. You will see multiple folders
with different family files contained inside.

You will copy/move these files to your folder


that contains your Revit Project.

Downloaded Family Files


Starting the Tutorial
Before starting the Revit program, you should
create a file structure on your hard drive or
flash drive to store your files. Begin by creating
a folder called Warm-Up Exercises. You will
store your drawings from this tutorial in this
folder.
Start Revit 2017 by clicking on the icon on the
desktop.
Sample File Structure
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After the splash screen


closes, create a new
drawing file by click on
the New… choice under
Projects.

New…
The New Project dialog
box opens. Click on the
Browse… button to
choose the template file.

New Project Dialog Box


In the Choose Template dialog box, pick the Default template file and click the
Open button.

Choose Template Dialog Box and Open Button


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In the New Project dialog


box, click the OK button.

New Project Dialog Box

The project file opens. Click the Save File icon in the Quick Access Toolbar and
name the file WU1-1.

Quick Access Toolbar


Note: Throughout the three warm-up exercise tutorials you will name the file according
the part that you are completing. As you finish the part of the tutorial, save the file as
the current part file name and then save the file as the next part.

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WU1-1 – Setting Up the File, Creating the House Perimeter and the Roof
Overhang

All three Warm-Up exercises will be contained in the same Revit file. To begin the first
exercise, you will need to create a drafting view that will contain your drawing.
Click on the Drafting View tool in the View tab, Create panel.

Drafting View Tool


Name the New Drafting View, SINGLE
STORY HOUSE and set the scale to
1/8” = 1’-0”.

You will also see a new view category


called Drafting Views (Detail) with a
new drafting view called SINGLE
STORY HOUSE.

The bold text indicates that it is the


current view open. New Drafting View Dialog Box

New Drafting View in Project Browser


You will begin by drawing the plan view of the house. You may use these
dimensions to help you to size the object.

Plan View of House


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Start by drawing the outline of the walls. Click on the Detail Line tool in the
Annotate tab, Detail panel.

Detail Line Tool


Set the Line Style to hidden lines in
the drop-down menu.

Be sure to pick the version with the


brackets.

Hidden Line Style


Click on the line tool in the Draw
Panel. Start at the top left corner and
draw your first line at 10’-6”.

Line Tool
When drawing the line, you may type in the distance. You
do not need to type in the feet and inches symbols. You
only need to type in the numbers only with a space in
between (10 6).

Length Key-in
Draw additional lines to form the perimeter of the house until you have completed
the all the hidden lines.
If you wish to add
dimension lines,
use the Aligned
Dimension tool in
the Annotate Tab,
Dimension Panel.
Linear Dimension Tool
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When adding the 10’-6” and 33’-6” dimensions; begin by clicking on the far left
vertical line, then the next vertical line, then the last vertical line, and finish by
clicking at the location of your dimension line.

First Line Selected Second Line Selected

Third Line Selected (Far Right Side)

Last Point Selected (Anywhere Along Dimension Line)


Your dimension chain is now placed.
(Dimensioning techniques will be covered in greater detail later.)

Hidden Lines Completed


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Adding the Roof Overhang


Next you will draw the edge of the room overhang. The overhang distance is 2’-0”
around the entire perimeter.
You will use the Offset tool to add the next set of lines. The tool is in the Modify
tab, Modify panel.

Offset Tool
Click on the Offset tool
and set the Offset
distance to 2’ 0” in the Options Bar
Options Bar.
Click on one of the hidden lines,
move the mouse slightly in the
direction of the new line.

Line is Offset 2'-0"


Continue around the perimeter. Some of the lines will automatically trim and extend
to the corners. The rest of these will need to be joined.
Click on the Trim/Extend to Corner tool in the Modify tab, Modify panel.

Trim/Extend to Corner Tool


Click on the ends of each of the lines to be trimmed. Click
on the portion of the line that you wish to remain. You will
see a blue dashed line appear indicating where the
trim/extend will occur. Trim/Extend Tool
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At this point the lines are


joined together.

Lines Joined
Change the outside lines from hidden to solid and dark.

Click on the Modify tool and then mouse over one of the outside lines (don’t click),
click the tab key on your keyboard, and then click the line. All of the lines on the
outside perimeter will be turn blue. This indicates that they are selected.
In the Contextual Tab (Green Tab) for
the selected lines, change the line style
to Wide Lines.

Wide Lines Selected


The outside lines will now
be thick and dark.

Exterior Perimeter Set to Wide Lines


This is the end of Part 1. Save your file as WU1-1.
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WU1-2 – Adding the Roof Edges, Projecting the Front Elevation View

Open the WU1-1 file. Save the file as WU1-2.


Continuing from the Part 1, add the lines for the Roof
Edges. The lines will either be drawn as horizontal,
vertical, or at a 45-degree angle. Start by adding the
angled lines at each corner.

45 Degree Angle Line


When adding the lines, try
using the Copy tool in the
Modify panel.

Angled Lines Added


Use the
Trim/Extend
tool to join the
lines as shown.

Sequence for Adding the Roof Edges (Read Left to Right)


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Add the chimney as shown.


Use the Line, Offset, and the
Trim/Extend tools.

Chimney Location
Adding the Front Elevation
Next you will add the Front Elevation by projecting from the plan view. This is the
completed Front Elevation. You may add the dimensions to help locate and verify
elements.

Completed Front Elevation


Add the ground line first. Start the line approximately 22’ from the bottom edge of
the plan view.

Ground Line Location and Length


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Project the wall lines and offset the ground line for the fascia board

Wall Lines Projected and Ground Line Offset


Add two vertical lines for the edge of the
fascia.

Trim the wall lines using the Trim/Extend


Single Element tool.

Begin the trim by clicking on the bottom


Trim/Extend Single Element Tool
fascia line and then the portion of the wall
line below the fascia line. You could also
Trim/Extend Multiple Elements tool.

Wall Lines Trimmed


Draw the roof slope lines.

The slope is 7:12. Add the first line by drawing a 12” horizontal and then a 7”
vertical line. After that, connect the lines to make the diagonal slope line.

Horizontal And Vertical Lines Sloped Line


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Copy the sloped line and project down the edge of the middle roof slope.

Sloped Lines Added


Project the
ridge of the
roof and
trim/extend
the sloped
lines.

Projecting the Ridge and Extending the Sloped Lines


Project the edges of the chimney and locate the
bottom edge by projecting as shown.

Chimney Edges Projected


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Trim the edges of the chimney. You will need to use the split tool to split the ridge
line for the chimney edges.

Split Tool

Split Location
Trim/Extend the lines to form the chimney.

Chimney Completed
Adding the Windows
Use the diagram below for the sizes of the windows. Refer to the Front Elevation for the
locations of the two windows. You may add dimensions to help with the sizes. Delete the
dimensions after completing the window, they will not be needed.

Window Dimensions

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When adding the windows to the


elevation view, begin by placing the
inside edge of the window on the
elevation first.

Inner Window Outline Added


Use the Offset tool to add the wide lines around the outside edge.
Add the remaining lines to the window
Once the window is added, you will use the Copy tool to copy the window to the
second location.
Click on the Modify tool on the upper right corner of the screen.
Select the window. The window will turn blue.
Click on the Copy tool in the Modify | Lines contextual tab, Modify Panel.

Copy Tool
Click a point near the window. Drag to the right.

Type in the distance 13 4 (13’-4”) and click the mouse a second time to place the
copy.

Copying the Window 13'-4" to the Right


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Next you will add the Front Door.

Use the diagram below for sizes.

Refer to the Front Elevation for the locations of the two windows.

Door Dimensions
This is the end of Part 2. Save your file as WU1-2.
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WU1-3 – Adding the Dimensions

In this last part you will add the remaining dimensions and other annotations to the
drawing. You will also bring the view into a sheet view with a border.
Open the WU1-2 file. Save the file as WU1-3.
Confirm that the scale of the view is set to
1/8” = 1’-0”. The view scale selector is at
the bottom left corner of the view. View Scale

Click on the Aligned Dimension tool in the Annotate tab, Dimension panel.

Aligned Dimension Tool


Dimension the plan view first. If you have already have or all of the dimensions
placed, move on to the next step.
Start by selecting left hidden line, then the next hidden line, and then the last
hidden line.

Drag the dimension line away from the view and then click a final time to place the
dimension.

Dimension Picks
Dimension the remaining elements as shown in the example in WU1-1.
To add the note, click on the Text tool in the Annotate tab, Text panel.

Text Tool
Click on the Two Segments tool
in the contextual tab.

Two Segments Tool


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Click to place the arrow, click two more times to place the segments, and then
type in the note for the text. Use the Text 3/32” Arial text type.

Note with Leader


Text Properties
To change the arrow in the note to a filled
arrowhead, select the note and then click the Edit
Type button in the Properties Palette.

Edit Type Button


The Type Properties dialog
will open.

Click on the text next to the


Leader Arrowhead parameter
and change the value to
Arrow Filled 30 Degree.

Click OK to close the dialog


box.

Type Properties Dialog


Dimension the Front Elevation view.

When creating the slope symbol, use


the line tool and the text tool.

The lengths of the two lines have


been given to help create the
symbol.

Slope Symbol Dimensions


This is the end of Part 3. Save your file as WU1-3.
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WU1-4 – Insert the View into a Sheet

Now that you have finished the drafting view, the next thing is to add the view to a
sheet.
Open the WU1-3 file. Save the file as WU1-4.
Click on the Sheet tool in
the View tab, Sheet
Composition panel.

Sheet Tool
In the New Sheet dialog
box, click on the Load…
button.

New Sheet Dialog Box


For this next step you will need to access the title block file in the Families Folder
that you downloaded from the Instant Revit website. See the instructions at the
beginning of the Warm-Up #1 tutorial to do this.
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Within the Families folder, open the Title Blocks and Template Files folder.

Title Blocks Folder


Select the file named “A 8.5 x 11 Horizontal - Instant Revit!.rfa”.
(You may not see the .rfa extension.)

Load Family Dialog Box


Click the Open Button and then the OK button to create the sheet and load the
border.
Click the “+” next to the Sheets section.

Right-click on the sheet name and select


Rename…

Rename the Sheet


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Rename the sheet, SINGLE STORY


HOUSE.

Sheet Title Dialog Box


Click and Hold on the view name in the Project
Browser and drag into the Border.

Drafting View Name


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The view is placed. You may need to adjust the location and the distance between
the views so that it will fit in the border.

View Placed in Border

Zoom in to the upper


right corner of the
border.

Click in the fields for


Drawn by, Date, and
Project number and fill
out as shown.

Title Block
This is the end of Part 4. Save your file as WU1-4.
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WU1-5 – Creating a PDF of the Drawing

This next part is an optional portion of the tutorial. Follow these steps in this part if you
wish to create PDF files of your completed projects. At the end of the textbook there will
be a procedure that will show you how to merge the PDF files into one portfolio file.

Next you will create a PDF file of your drawing. You will use the PDF reDirect v2
program to create the PDF files of each sheet and merge them into one file. This
program does not come with the Revit software.

The PDF reDirect program is free. You may also wish to purchase the Pro Version which
has additional features you may find useful. For this book the free version was used.
The website to download the program is located at www.exp-systems.com.
Open the WU1-4 file. Save the file as WU1-5.
After installing the PDF reDirect software,
click on the Application Menu and select the
Print command.

Print Command
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The Print dialog box opens. Match the settings as shown.


(You may see a different folder name in the File section of the dialog box.)

Print Dialog Box


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Click the Setup… button.

Match the settings as shown. Click the OK button when finished. The two settings
you will need to change are the Paper Placement and Zoom settings.

Print Setup Dialog Box


In the Print dialog box, click the Preview
button to confirm that the settings are
correct.

Preview Button
The Preview window opens. Check the setup of the page and then click the Print…
button at the upper left corner of the window to close the preview.
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In the Print dialog box, press the OK button to create the PDF file.

The PDF redirect V2 dialog box opens.

You will need to change the Page Rotation setting to 90° Clockwise to shown the
drawing in landscape orientation.

PDF reDirect v2 Dialog Box


Select the folder where you want the PDF file to be saved in. Click the Save button
to save the file.
This is the end of Part 5 and Warm-Up Exercise #1. Save your file as WU1-5.
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Warm Up #2 – Base Plate


Part 1 Creating the Outside Shape.
Part 2 Adding the Inside Shapes.
Part 3 Dimensioning the Base Plate, Inserting into a Sheet, Creating a PDF of the
Drawing.
Note: All screenshots are from the Autodesk® Revit® software.

Starting the Tutorial


If needed, Start Revit 2017 by clicking on the icon on the desktop.
Open the last version of the Warm Up project, WU1-5.
Save the file as WU2-1.
WU2-1 – Creating the Outside Shape

Click on the Drafting View tool in the View tab, Create panel.

Drafting View Tool


Name the New Drafting View, BASE PLATE and set the scale to 3/4” = 1’-0”.
You will begin by drawing the outline of the base plate. You will be using
Reference Planes to help you size the object.

Note: The dimensions have been increased in size for clarity and will be added
later.

Outline of Part
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Go to the Architecture Tab and select the Ref Plane tool


in the Work Plane Panel.

Ref Plane Tool


Add two reference planes as shown.

When adding the planes, you will have


the option of naming them. You will
not need to do this for this tutorial.

The lengths of the lines/planes will not


matter.

Note: It may help to think of these


lines as construction lines. Reference Planes Added

Click on the Pick Lines option to add


the next lines.

Pick Lines Option


Set the first offset to 1’-
1”.
Offset Set to 1' 1"
(You may type the value
as 1 1)
Hover (don’t click) over the horizontal
reference plane.

Move the mouse slightly up to place


the plane.

Click to place the plane.

New Ref Plane Added


Repeat the process for the vertical
line.

Use 2’ 0” for the offset.

If the lines are not long enough, click


on the line and stretch it using the
circle handles at the ends of the line.

Reference Plane Handle

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Click on the Detail Line tool and snap the


lines on top of the Reference Planes. Add
as many planes as you feel are
necessary.

Detail Lines Added


Use this
method to
setup the
upper left
corner of the
Base Plate.

You may
delete the
reference
planes when
you are
finished.

Upper Left Corner of Plate


You will use the Mirror tool to facilitate creating the
outline. Select the four lines as shown.

Four Lines to be Selected


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Click on the Mirror – Draw Axis tool.

Mirror - Draw Axis Tool


Snap to the midpoint of the upper horizontal line indicated by a magenta triangle.
Drag down 90 degrees and click the mouse.

Midpoint Snap
The four lines are now mirrored to the right side of the plate.

Four Lines Mirrored


Repeat the process in the vertical direction. Pick the all the lines with the
exception of the two bottom vertical lines.
Click on the Mirror tool.
Midpoint snap on the bottom vertical line.
Drag to the right and click the mouse.
The top half is now mirrored.

Outline Completed
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WU2-2 – Adding the Inside Shapes

Open the WU2-1 file. Save the file as WU2-2.


Start by adding the bottom
rectangular shape as shown.

Use the offset and trim tools


to draw the first rectangle.

Bottom Rectangle Location


After completing
the first rectangle,
copy it up a
distance of 2’-6”.

You can type in the


distance.

Rectangle Copied
Next create the Triangle and the
Hexagon.

You will use the Inscribed Polygon


tool for the Triangle and the
Circumscribed Polygon tool for the
Hexagon. Inscribed Polygon Tool

Draw the Triangle at a


10” radius.

After clicking on the tool,


set the correct number of
sides.

Locate the Triangle as


shown.

Triangle Location
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Draw the Hexagon at a 7


1/2” radius.

After clicking on the tool,


set the correct number of
sides.

Locate the Hexagon as


shown.

Hexagon Location
Draw the large circle as
shown.

Large Circle Location


The inside shapes are completed.
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WU2-3 – Dimensioning the Base Plate and Inserting into a Sheet

Open the WU2-2 file. Save the file as WU2-3.


The dimensioning is the
same as it is for the first
warm-up exercise.

The only difference is that


you will use the diameter
dimension tool to show Diameter Dimension Tool
the size of the large circle.
When placing the centerlines, use the
<Centerline> line style.

Centerline Line Style

Completed Base Plate with Dimensions

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After creating the Base Plate view, create a new drafting view called BASE PLATE.
Drag and drop the Base Plate drafting view into the sheet. You will not need to
reload the title block family file.
Fill out the title block with your
name, and date.

After clicking on the edge of the


border, you may fill out the
information in the Properties box.

Title Block Properties


Print the drawing to PDF as you did in the first project.
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Warm Up #3 – Lighting Plan


Part 1 Creating the Outside Boundary and Filled Region.
Part 2 Creating the Light and Arraying the Group.
Part 3 Adding the Reference Planes and Aligning the Lights, Constraining the
Location.
Part 4 Creating the Alternate Plans.
Part 5 Inserting the Views into the Sheets, Creating a PDF of the Drawings.
Note: All screenshots are from the Autodesk® Revit® software.

Starting the Tutorial


If needed, Start Revit 2017 by clicking on the icon on the desktop.
Open the last version of the Warm Up project, WU2-3.
Save the file as WU3-1.
WU3-1 – Creating the Outside Boundary and Filled Region

Click on the Drafting View tool in the View tab, Create panel.
Name the New Drafting View, LIGHTING PLAN and set the scale to 1/4” = 1’-0”.
Using the Detail Line tool,
draw the outside of the four
walls.

Use the Wide Lines style.

Outside of the Four Walls


Next you will draw the boundary of the filled region.

Click on the Region tool in the Annotate tab, Detail panel.

Region Tool
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Click on the Edit Type button in the


Properties Box.

Edit Type Button


In the Type Properties Dialog, click on
the Duplicate button. Name the new
region Gypsum.

Name Dialog
After the region is
created, click in the
box to the right of the
fill pattern.

Click again on the


small button with the
“…” inside.

This will open the Fill


Patterns dialog.

Type Properties Dialog


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Select the Gypsum-


Plaster material.
Press the OK button
to close the box.

Fill Patterns Dialog


Click the box next to
Color. Select the light
gray color as shown.

Color Dialog
Click the OK button to close the Type Properties dialog box.

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Set the Line Style to Wide lines and draw a rectangular shape as shown.

You do not need to match the sizes exactly.

Filled Region Boundary


Click the Green Check to complete the boundary.

Green Check
You will see that the inner rectangle is filled with gray stippling.
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Add dimensions to control the size of the inner and outer rectangles as shown.

Dimensions Added
Click on one of the edges of the inner
rectangle.

The dimension connected to the line will turn


blue.

Click on the dimension text and change it to


6”.

Dimension Changed
Repeat the process so that all four edges are
6” from the outside edge.

As you change each dimension click on the


dimension and lock it.

This will represent the walls of the room.

Locked Dimension
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Once the four 6” dimensions are locked, click on one of the inner vertical lines
and change the inner width to 25’-0”.
Repeat the process for the horizontals lines.

The inner height will be 20’-0”.

Final Wall Dimensions


This is the end of Part 1. Save your file as WU3-1.
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WU3-2 – Creating the Light and Arraying the Group

Next you will create the symbol for the 8” recessed light fixture.
Open the WU3-1 file. Save the file as WU3-2.
Create a new filled region material called Solid White.
a. Start with the Solid Black type.
b. Create a Duplicate and name it Solid White
c. Change the color from Black to White.
d. Click OK to create the material.
Using the Region tool, draw a 4” Radius circle.

Set the Line Style to Medium Lines.

4" Radius Filled Region


Click the Green Check to finish the circle.
Draw two thin lines through the circle at 90 degrees
apart.

Finished Light Symbol


Move the symbol inside the room, you will see that
the filled region blocks out the gypsum pattern.

Light Symbol Moved


Inside Room
Select the circle and the lines. Click on the Create Group tool. Name the group
“8” Light”.

Create Group Tool Create Detail Group Dialog


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Select the group. Click on the Array tool.

Array Tool
Setup the Options bar as shown. Then click to the right of the original symbol. A
total of five copies will be made. Make sure that the Group and Associate
box is unchecked.

Options Bar

Light Selected Copies Created


Repeat the process and create four rows of five lights.

Completed Array
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WU3-3 – Adding the Reference Planes and Aligning the Lights,


Constraining the Location

In this part you will add reference planes for each row and column of light fixtures.
You will then align and lock the fixtures to the planes. Lastly, you will control the
location of the lights by dimensioning the reference planes.
Open the WU3-2 file. Save the file as WU3-3.
Click on the Reference Plane tool in the Architecture tab, Work Plane panel.

Reference Plane Tool


Draw a reference plane to the
right of each column of lights.

Reference Planes Added


Click on the Align tool in the Modify tab, Modify panel.

Align Tool
Align the fixtures to the
Reference Planes.
Multiple Alignment Checkbox
Check the Multiple Alignment
checkbox to keep from having
to click the reference plane
each time.
Click the Reference Plane then the Vertical
Line.

Reference Line and Vertical


Line
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Once the light fixture moves onto the line, click the
padlock.

Alignment Locked
Repeat the process for the rest of the column.

Column Locked
Repeat the process for the other four
columns.

Columns Locked
To test the locked alignment, move the reference plane. The fixtures will move
with the line.
Draw four additional reference
planes horizontally below each row.
Lock the fixtures in each row to the
reference plane.

Rows Locked
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Add a row of dimensions as shown. For the columns and the rows. Your
dimensions may be different.

Dimensions Added
Add a second row of dimensions above the first.

Second Row of Dimensions Added


Click on the second row.
Click on the EQ toggle
above the row.

EQ Toggle
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The columns will be


equally spaced from each
other.

Columns Equally Spaced


Click on the first vertical reference
plane.

Set the first dimension to 3’-6”.

Repeat for the last vertical plane.

The lights will remain equally spaced.

Select and stretch the reference


plane by dragging the endpoint
through the fixtures.

Change the First Dimension to 3'-6"


Change the
second
dimension.

Second Dimension Changed to 3'-6"


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Repeat the process for the four rows.

Rows Aligned and Located


Try changing the end dimensions to see how the fixtures change location.
Add the text note as shown.

Text Note Added


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WU3-4 – Creating the Alternate Plans

Open the WU3-3 file. Save the file as WU3-4.


Once you have completed the first lighting plan you will then create two alternate
plans.
Right-click on the Lighting Plan in the Project Browser.
Select
Duplicate,
Duplicate
with
Detailing.

Duplicate with Detailing Selected


Rename the view, LIGHTING PLAN – ALT 1.
Repeat the process and rename the second copy, LIGHTING PLAN – ALT 2.
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Refer to the diagrams below to set up the alternate plans.

Lighting Plan - ALT 1

Lighting Plan - ALT 2


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WU3-5 – Inserting the Views into the Sheets, Creating a PDF of the
Drawings

Open the WU3-4 file. Save the file as WU3-5.


Drag and drop the first lighting plan of into the sheet.
Fill out the title block with your name, and
date.

After clicking on the edge of the border,


you may fill out the information in the
properties box.

Title Block Properties


Repeat the process for the other two plans.

Set up the sheets as shown.

A103 - Lighting Plan


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A104 - Lighting Plan - ALT 1

A105 - Lighting Plan - ALT 2


Print the drawings to PDF as you did in the first and second projects.
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Residential Project
This is the introduction for the Residential Project. You will be creating 3D and 2D drawings
to document a two-story residential project. The intent of this project is to familiarize you
with the workflow and techniques required to create a typical residential architectural
project using the Revit Architecture design program.

Tutorial One – Creating the Residential Building Layout


This tutorial consists of setting up the initial layout of the Residential Project. Most of
the two-story house will be created at this time. The commands/techniques that will
be covered are:
 Adding and Modifying Levels  Adding Roofs
 Adding Walls  Attaching Walls to Roof Surfaces
 Adding Doors and Windows  Use of the Paint Tool
 Modifying Door and Window Tag Families  Use of 3D View Tool
 Splitting Walls  Adding Architectural Columns
 Editing Wall Types  Thickening the Edges of Floor Slabs
 Adding and Modifying Floor Slabs and Plates  Underlay View Option
 Dimensioning Wall, Door, and Window  Constraining Wall Heights
Locations

Tutorial Two – Adding the Cabinetry & Appliances and Bathroom


Fixtures
In this tutorial the student will add casework (cabinetry) to the Kitchens and
Bathrooms. In addition to the commands/techniques that are introduced in the
previous tutorials, the following information will be covered:
 Creating Interior Elevation Views  Creating a Custom Model Family
 Adding Base and Wall Cabinets  Modifying a Dimension Style
 Modifying Cabinet Sizes  Adding a Floor Surface Material
 Adding Appliances and Fixture Families  Creating a Callout View
 Adjusting View Range  Modifying a Wall Profile
 Adjusting Object Styles  Annotating and Dimensioning an
Interior Elevation View

Tutorial Three – Creating the Schedules and Color Room Legend


In Tutorial 3 the student will create and add door, window, and room finish schedules
to their project. In additional to the commands/techniques that are introduced in the
previous tutorials, the following information will be covered:
 Creating a Door Schedule  Creating Room Spaces
 Creating a Window Schedule  Adding and Modifying Room Tags
 Creating a Room Finish Schedule  Creating a Color Room Legend
 Entering Information into the Schedule  Adding Custom Parameters to the
Schedule

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Tutorial Four – Creating the Topography and Site Elements


This tutorial deals with adding and modifying the various elements needed for the
building site. In additional to the commands/techniques that are introduced in the
previous tutorials, the following information will be covered:
 Adding Property Lines  Creating Topography
 Overriding Display Graphics  Adding Subregions to the Topography
 Modifying the Material of the  Modifying Subregion Materials
Topography
 Adding Trees, People, and Vehicles to
the Site

Tutorial Five – Creating the Stairs, Reflected Ceiling Plans, Furniture


Plans, and Miscellaneous Plans
Tutorial 5 covers adding stairs, creating reflected ceiling plans, furniture plans, and
other associated plan to the project. In additional to the commands/techniques that
are introduced in the previous tutorials, the following information will be covered:
 Creating Stairs and Railings  Loading Furniture Families
 Modifying Floor Boundaries  Placing Furniture
 Setting Wall Transparency  Creating Section Views
 Adding Ceilings  Creating Wall Sections
 Creating Reflected Ceiling Plans  Annotating Wall Sections
 Modifying Ceiling Boundaries  Adding 2D Components to Views
 Creating an Area Plan  Using View Templates
 Adding a Fireplace to the Project  Hiding Elements
 Adding Lighting Families to the Ceiling  Creating Detail Views

Tutorial Six – Setting Up the Design Options, Exterior & Interior


3D Views, and Renderings
This tutorial covers design options, setting up the various exterior and interior
camera views of the house. The process of creating rendered views using the
Autodesk 360 Cloud Rendering service is also covered. In additional to the
commands/techniques that are introduced in the previous tutorials, the following
information will be covered:
 Creating a Design Option  Rendering a 3D Camera View
 Adding Elements to a Design Option  Adjusting Rendered View Properties
 Modifying Roof Surfaces  Rendering in the Cloud
 Use of the Autodesk 360 Rendering Site  Setting up a 3D Exterior View
 Duplicating 3D Views  Setting up Exterior Camera Views
 Setting up an Interior Camera View  Creating a 3D Isometric Section View
 Modifying a Camera View  Creating a 3D Perspective Section View
 Creating Sun Settings
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Tutorial Seven – Assembling the Sheet Views and Portfolio


The final tutorial covers the process of creating the sheets and inserting the views
that were created in the previous tutorials. The student will also create a PDF
portfolio of their project. In addition to the commands/techniques that are introduced
in the previous tutorials, the following information will be covered:
 Creating a Drawing Sheet  Creating a PDF File of the Sheets
 Inserting Image Files into a Sheet  Creating a Sheet Index
 Adding 3D & Elevation Views to a Sheet  Adding Plan Views to a Sheet

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Tutorial One – Creating the Residential Building Layout


Part 1 Adding and Modifying the Levels
Part 2 Locating the Building, Adding the Exterior Walls and the First Floor Interior
Walls
Part 3 Adding the First and Floor Doors and Windows
Part 4 Adding the Second Floor Walls, Doors, and Windows
Part 5 Creating the First and Second Floor Roofs
Part 6 Dimensioning the First and Second Floor Plans
Part 7 Modifying the Door and Window Tag Families, Tagging the Doors and
Windows
Part 8 Creating the First Floor, Garage Floor, Porch, and Driveway Slabs
Part 9 Adding the Second Floor Plate
Part 10 Thickening the Edges of the Three Slabs
Note: All screenshots are from the Autodesk® Revit® software.

Starting the Tutorial


Start Revit 2017 by clicking on the icon on the desktop.
Create a new drawing file using the Residential-Default template file.
Name the file RL1-1.
Open the file.
Note: Throughout the seven tutorials you will name the file according the part that
you are completing. As you finish the part of the tutorial, save the file as the current
part file name and then save the file as the next part.
RL1-1 – Adding and Modifying the Levels

First you will need to modify the levels that come with the template. These levels will
control the heights of key features of the building. Slab Heights, Walls, Roofs, and
other features rely on a level to control their location.
In the Project Browser, go to the Elevations (Building Elevation) view category
and double-click on South. This will open the South Elevation.
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Modify the Levels as shown in the chart. To change the height, select the level
and then click on the numerical height. When the small box opens, modify the
text. Delete any extra levels.

Level Name Height from First Floor


Plate Line 18’-0”
Second Floor 9’-0”
First Floor 0’-0”
Garage Floor -0’-4”
B.O. Footer -2’-0”

Updated Level Names and Heights


To create the bend in the level marker,
click on the level line and then the Add
Elbow toggle on the line.

Add Elbow Toggle


Click, hold, and drag on the handles to
adjust the location of the level text.

This is the end of Part 1. Save your file as RL1-1.


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RL1-2 – Locating the Building, Adding the Exterior and Interior Walls

In this part you will locate the building on the site, create the building shell and add
the interior walls to the building.
Open the RL1-1 file. Save the file as RL1-2.
In the Project Browser, switch to the First Floor view.
Click on the Light Bulb at
the bottom of the view.
This is used to Hide or
Display elements of the
Reveal Hidden Elements Tool
drawing.
You will see a red symbol in the middle of the screen. The color indicates that
these are hidden elements. Select the elements by drawing a fence around them,
right-click, select Unhide in View, and then Category.

Unhide the Category


The elements will turn gray. Click on the Light bulb icon to turn off the Reveal
Hidden Elements mode.
The elements that you revealed are used
to mark the project base point.

Click on the center of the element to see


the location of the mark.
Project Base Point
When you start the walls you will do so in relation to this point. The lower left corner
of the property line will be placed later at this base point.
Select the Wall tool from the
Architectural Ribbon, Build Panel.

All walls will be drawn to their


default height of 20’-0”.

Wall Tool
In the Type Selector,
select Basic Wall
Exterior –Wood Siding
on Wood Stud.

Exterior - Wood Siding on Wood Stud


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Based on the drawing, draw the exterior walls


to the locations shown.

Position the exterior walls so that the bottom


of the building is 35’-6” and the left side is 9’-
8” from the Base Point.

Measure the distance from the center of the


Base Point to the exterior face of the walls.

You may use Reference Planes to help with


this process.

Location of Building From Base


Point
Select the base point and right-click on it.
Select the Category
option in the Hide in View
command.

You need to do this for


both parts of the Base
point. Hide in View (Category)

After hiding both parts of


the Base Point, the
dimensions will also hide.
After completing the exterior walls, dimension
the locations.

Use the Dimension Panel, Aligned tool.

Aligned Dimension Tool


The exterior walls are to be dimensioned to the face of core and the interior walls
to the center unless shown otherwise. Use the Faces of Core option in the option
bar when placing the dimensions

Faces of Core Option

Thin Lines Toggle


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When placing the dimensions. Set


the detail level to fine. To see the
individual lines of the wall, click the
Thin Lines toggle in the quick access
toolbar.
Detail Level Set to Fine
This will help to see the core
boundary of the wall.

When adjusting the locations of the


walls, do not move the south and
east walls.

You may also set the scale of the


view to 1/8” = 1’-0” to see the
dimension text clearly. Extension Line Locations

Exterior Wall Dimensions


Next you will need to move the elevation markers so that they are around the
outside edges of the walls.
Select all four elevation markers. You may need to select them separately and
hold the CTRL key until all markers are selected.
Click on the Move tool in the Modify Panel.
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Drag the mouse to the center of the walls and release the button. Position the
markers as shown.

Markers Repositioned
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Add the interior walls as shown. Change the type of wall in the Properties palette
using the Type Selector. Do not include the notes.

Use the Align tool to align the two walls for the Kitchen and the wall at the south
corner as noted. When aligning the walls, click the padlock so that the alignment
remains permanent.

First Floor Interior Wall Dimensions


You may notice that the Basic Wall Interior – 6 ½” Partition wall has seam lines at
both ends. This is due to the core material being Metal Stud rather than Softwood
Lumber. Click on the wall to change its properties.

Seam Lines
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Click on the Edit Type button to open the Type


Properties dialog box for the wall.

Edit Type Button


In the Type Properties dialog box, click on the Edit… Button next to the Structure
parameter.
In the Edit Assembly dialog box, select the Metal Stud Layer material and then
click the small box that appears next to the name of the material.

Type Properties Dialog Box Edit Assembly Dialog Box

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The Material Browser dialog box opens. Search for the Softwood Lumber material
in the search box at the top left. Select the material and click OK.

Note: To show the library panel at the bottom left, click on the Shows/Hide
library panel tool.

Material Browser Dialog Box


Click Ok in each of the dialog boxes to end the command.

The seam lines at each end of the wall are now gone.

Seam Lines Removed


This is the end of Part 2. Save your file as RL1-2.
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RL1-3 – Adding the First Floor Doors and Windows

Now that you have added the walls you will now place the doors and windows for the
building.
Adding the Windows
Open the RL1-2 file. Save the file as RL1-3.
Continue in the First Floor view.
Select the Window tool from the Architectural Ribbon, Build Panel.
In the Type Selector, select the window based on the chart below. The door and
window tags are for reference only. You be adding tags to your project later in
the tutorial.
After adding the windows, dimension their locations as
shown. Add missing dimensions using the Edit Witness
Lines Tool. This tool is accessible by clicking on one of the
dimensions on the drawing.

Edit Witness Lines


Tool
The Slider with Trim Window
style is not loaded with the
template file.

Before you can add this


window you will need to
load the family. Window Tool

Click on the Window tool in


the Architecture Tab, Build
Panel.
Click on the Load Family tool. The Load Family dialog
will open. Scroll down to the Windows folder at the
bottom of the folders.

Load Family Tool


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Load Family Dialog


Open the Windows Folder and Select the
Slider with Trim Family file. Click the Open
button in the dialog box to load the family
and close the dialog.

Slider with Trim Family File


Some of the window sizes will need to be
created.

To do this, click on the window tool at


select the window family in the Properties
Window Type Selector.
Edit Type Button
Click on the Edit Type button to open the
Type Properties dialog for the window
family.

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In the Type
Properties dialog
box, click on the
Duplicate Button.

Type in the new


window type name
(72” x 48”) and
click OK.

Duplicate Button

New Window Type Name

In the Type Properties


dialog box, modify the
properties of the window.

Change the Width to 6’-0”


(72”).
The height will remain at
48” (4’-0”).

Width Changed
Create the window types as shown in the table.

The name of the window type shows the width of the window first and then the
height.

Window # Window Type and Size Notes


This size will need to be
1 Slider with Trim 72” x 48”
created.
2 Slider with Trim 36” x 48” Size is included.
This size will need to be
3 Double Hung with Trim 30” x 48”
created.
4 Double Hung with Trim 16” x 24” Size is included.
5 Slider with Trim 60” x 48” Size is included.
This size will need to be
6 Double Hung with Trim 36” x 40”
created.
7 Slider with Trim 48” x 48” Size is included.
This size will need to be
8 Slider with Trim 36” x 42”
created.
.
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After placing Window #4 in the


Bathroom click on the window
and set the Head Height to 7’-
0”.

The window will disappear after


the change.

You will next create a Plan


Region to resolve this.

Change Head Height to 7’-0”


Click on the Plan Region tool in the Plan
Views tool in the Create panel.

Plan Region Tool


Draw the boundary of the region around the area of
the window.

Plan View Boundary


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Click on the Edit…


button in the
Properties dialog.

Set the Cut Plane


offset to 5’-6”.

Cut Plane Offset to 5'-6"


Click OK and then the Green Check to complete the command.
The window is now visible.

You may resize and hide the plan region


boundary if you wish.

Window Visible
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Adding the Doors


Next you will add the doors to the first floor.
Select the Door tool from the Architectural Ribbon, Build Panel.
In the Type Selector, select the door based on the chart below:
(Some families will need to be loaded from the US Imperial folder on the hard
drive.)

Door
Door Type and Size Notes
Letter
Single-Raised Panel with
A Sidelights Size is included.
36” x 84”
B Single-Flush 32” x 80” This size will need to be created.
C Single-Flush 34” x 80” Size is included.
Sliding-Closet
D Size is included.
72” x 80”
E Single-Flush 36” x 80” Size is included.
F Single-Flush 36” x 84” Size is included.
Family will need to be loaded
Door-Overhead-Sectional
G from Doors Folder.
8’ x 6’-6”
Size is included.
Family will need to be loaded
Door-Double-Sliding
H from Doors Folder.
72” x 84”
Size will be loaded.
J Single-Flush 30” x 80” Size is included.

When loading the Sliding Glass door, you will need to select the 72” x 84” size in
the Specify Types dialog.

This will be the only size that you will need for the project.

Specify Types Dialog Box


After adding the doors, dimension their locations as shown on the next page.
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First Floor Door and Window Locations


Scan the drawing for missing dimensions. If you find any, click on the dimension
line and select the Edit Witness Lines tool in the Witness Lines panel.
To add dimensions to the existing chain, click on the element to dimension. When
finished, click in open space.
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RL1-4 – Adding the Second Floor Interior Walls, Doors, and Windows

This part involves adding the second floor walls, doors, and windows. Some of the
walls will need to be modified. By this time, you should have the first floor walls,
doors, and windows located. Now you will need to lower the height of the interior
walls to the correct height. This will be done in the 3D view.
Open the RL1-3 file. Save the file as RL1-4.
Switch to the 3D view.
To change the view to
shaded color, pick on the
small cube at the bottom
left of the view and select
Shaded.

Shaded View Setting

3D View of First Floor Walls


If some of the windows appear to be to position too low, click on the window and
set the Head Height to 7’-0”.
Switch to the First Floor view.
You will need to split the exterior wall on the west side of the building at the
corner where the Garage and Kitchen meet. You will also need to split the wall on
the east side at the opposite corner.
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First Split Location Second Split Location Split Tool


Note: The reason for the split is so that you will have two separate wall types and will
be able to lower the top of the garage walls separately.
Select the three garage walls. Set the height to Unconnected and the Height to
9’-10”.
Select the garage separation wall and set the height to Second Floor.
Change the separation wall to the new type.
Select the Interior – 6 3/4” Partition (1-hr)
wall style from the type selector.

Wall Type Selector


Pick the Edit Type button to open the Type Properties dialog box.

Click the Preview>> button and then the View drop-down to show a section view
of the wall preview.

Type Properties Dialog Box


Click the Duplicate Button and name the wall Interior – 6 3/4” Garage Partition
(1-Hr).
Click the Edit button next to Structure.

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Match the settings to the dialog box below.

Use the Insert button to add new layers to the wall. To change the material of the
wall, click on the name of the material and click the small button to the right.

Edit Assembly Dialog Box


Zoom in on the right side of the garage separation wall.
Turn on the Thin Lines toggle in the Quick Access tool bar.
If needed, use the Align tool in the Modify
ribbon to align the top edge of the wall core
as shown.

Select Faces of core in the options bar.


Faces of Core Option Selected
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Trim the corner of the two exterior walls and then move the endpoint of the
garage wall until it touches the corner. The wall join should clean up
automatically.

Before After

Garage and Interior Walls Lowered


Switch to the Second Floor
view.

In the Properties for the


view, set the Underlay to
First floor.

Note: The underlay setting


may already be set.

Underlay Setting

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Your view should look like this…

Second Floor View with


Underlay Set to First Floor
Add in the Second Floor Walls.

All interior walls are Interior – 4 1/2” Partition and the exterior walls are Exterior
– Wood Siding on Wood Stud.

Refer to the diagram for the location of the walls. Align the walls to the first floor
walls where applicable.
Add in the Second Floor Doors and Windows.

Refer to the charts for the second floor door and window types and sizes.

Window Number Window Type and Size Notes


1 Slider with Trim 72” x 48” Size is included.
2 Slider with Trim 36” x 48” Size is included.
7 Slider with Trim 48” x 48” Size is included.
This size has been
8 Slider with Trim 36” x 42”
created.

Door Letter Door Type and Size Notes


B Single-Flush 32” x 80” Size is included.
D Sliding-Closet 72” x 80” Size is included.
J Single-Flush 30” x 80” Size is included.
Note: Use the Opening-Elliptical Arch 36” x 84” for the opening in the second floor
bath. You will need to load this family from the Autodesk Seek site or from the
Custom Families folder on the website. When loading the family use the Insert Tab,
Load Family tool. Use the Architecture, Component tool to place the family.
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Second Floor Walls, Doors, and Windows


Select the exterior walls (except for the three Garage Walls) and change the Top
Constraint in the Properties box to the Plate Line level.
Your 3D view should now look like this…

Second Floor Walls Added


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RL1-5 – Creating the First and Second Floor Roofs

Now you have the first and second floor walls, doors, and windows added. Next you
will add the three roofs (Garage, Second Floor and First Floor). You will be using the
footprint method for the roofs.
Open the RL1-4 file. Save the file as RL1-5.
Switch to the First Floor view. You will start by adding the Garage roof. The roof
will be
placed 9’-0” above the first floor level.
Go to the Roof tool in the Architecture Ribbon, Build Panel.

Roof Tool
In the Properties Box, select the “Basic Roof Wood Rafter 8” – Asphalt Shingle”
roof style. You will use this style for all roofs in this project.
In the Properties palette set the Base Offset from Level to 9’-0”.
In the Options Bar, set the Overhang to 2’-0”.

Overhang Set to 2’-0”


Select the Pick Walls option in the Draw Panel.

Pick Walls Option


In the Options Bar, check the Defines Slope check box.
Pick the West, North, and East Garage walls.
After adding the lines select them again and change the slope from 9”/12” to
4”/12”. Do this by picking on the number for the slope.
Turn off Defines Slope and change the
pick mode to Pick Lines.

This is to the left of the Pick Walls mode.

Pick Lines Option


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Pick the outside face of the garage


separation wall.

Use the Trim/Extend to Corner tool


to create an enclosed shape.

Enclosed Roof Sketch


Click the Green Check to complete the roof.
When the Alert Box appears,
click the Yes button.

Alert Box
Switch to the 3D View to see
the
Garage Roof.

Completed Garage Roof


Next you will create the roof on the South Side of the building.
Switch to the Second Floor view.
Add the south roof using the same methods as with the garage roof.
Set Overhang for the east and west edges to 1’-0”. The south edge is set to 2’-0”
overhang. The slope of the roof is 2:12.
The Base Offset from Level is set to 0’-0”.

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When creating the sketch, the north side of the roof is set to the face of the wall.
Add a notch in the roof at the upper corners.

The dimension is optional and will disapear


when the roof is completed.

Notch Dimension
Your sketch
should look like
this…

Use the trim


and offset tools
to add the
lines.

South Roof Sketch


Click the Green Check and
switch to the 3D view.

Your roof should look like this…

South Roof
Now you will attach the top of
the walls to the bottom of the
roof.

While still in the 3D view, select


the five walls on the south side
of the house.

Walls Selected
Select the AttachTop/Base tool in the Modify
Wall Panel.

Attach Top/Base Tool


Pick on the edge of the Roof.
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The walls will lower


to attach to the
bottom
of the roof.

Walls Attached to Roof


Note the two gray strips at the corners. This is due to the east and west walls not
displaying correctly at the corners. You will need to paint the surface that is
showing the interior of the wall.
Zoom in on the corner to the left
Go to the Paint Tool in the Modify Ribbon, Geometry
Panel.

Paint Tool
The Material Browser dialog box will open.
Select the Siding, Clapboard material.

Material Browser Dialog


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Leaving the dialog box open, pick in the gray area, the
surface will change to match the rest of the wall.

Click the Done button when finished.

Painted Surface
at Corner
Repeat the steps for the right side of the building.
Switch to the Second Floor view.
Pick the Roof by Footprint tool.

Set the Base Offset From Level setting to 0’-0”.


Set the Overhang to 2’-0” and turn on Defines Slope.
Set the Base Level to Plate Line.
Select the four second floor walls.
Trim/Extend the lines together.
Pick all four lines and
change the slope to
4”/12”.

Second Floor Roof Sketch


Click the Green Check.
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The Roofs are completed.

Completed Roofs
This is the end of Part 5. Save your file as RL1-5.

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RL1-6 – Dimensioning the First and Second Floor Plans

You should have most of the dimensioning for the first and second floors completed.
You will now add in any missing dimensions and set the distances for the first and
second rows of dimensions to the correct distances.
Open the RL1-5 file. Save the file as RL1-6.
Switch to the First Floor view.
Scan the drawing for missing dimensions.

If you find any, click on the dimension line and


select the Edit Witness Lines tool to add the
dimensions.
Edit Witness Lines Tool
After picking the tool, select the feature that you wish to dimension. This will add
the dimension to the chain. When you are finished, click in an open area of the
drawing to end the command. You should try to have single chains of dimensions
where possible rather than individual dimensions.
To set the distances for the dimension lines you will use the Detail Lines tool.
Go to the Detail Line tool in the
Annotate Tab, Detail Panel.

Detail Line Tool


Select the Circle Tool in the
Draw Panel.

Circle Tool
Draw the circle at the corner of the
wall where the extensions lines
meet. Set the radius to 3’.

Detail Line Circle


Drag first dimension line so that the line lines up with the edge of the circle.
Add another circle at a 5’ radius for the second dimension line. Use a 7’ radius for
the third dimension line if needed. Delete/Hide the circles when finished.
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Your First Floor Plan should look like this…

Note: Some dimensions may have changed from earlier in the tutorial. Do not be
concerned if your dimensions are slightly different (within 6”).

First Floor Final Dimensions

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To add the “Overall” text to


the south and east
dimensions, double-click on
the text and type the word
OVERALL text in the suffix
box.

Add a space in front of the


text.

Dimension Text Dialog Box


Add the Second Floor dimensions.

Locate the features to the nearest 1/2”. You may line up the walls to the first
floor walls where possible. The final dimensions may be different than in RL1-4.

Second Floor Final Dimensions


This is the end of Part 6. Save your file as RL1-6.
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RL1-7 – Modifying the Door and Window Tag Families, Tagging the Doors
and Windows

The tags that come with the template file will need some modification. You will first
add a masking region to the window tag. You will do the same to the door tag as well
as change the numbering system.
Open the RL1-6 file. Save the file as RL1-7.
Open the First Floor view.
In the Project Browser, go to the Families category at the bottom of the tree.

Click the “+” symbol to expand the tree if needed.


Click the “+” next to the Annotation Symbols section.
Go down until you find the Door Tag Family.

Right-click on the name and select Edit.


You can also right-click on one of the door tags in
your drawing and select Edit Family.

Door Tag Family


The Door Tag.rfa family file opens.
You will make two changes to the file.

First, pick on the Masking Region tool in the


Create Tab, Detail Panel.

Masking Region Tool


The symbol will turn gray.

Using the Pick Lines tool, select the two arcs


and two lines around the outside edge.

Lines Selected
Click the Green Check.
Click on the 101 text in the middle of the symbol.
Click the Edit… button next to
Label in the Properties Box.

Edit… Button
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The Edit Label dialog opens.

Edit Label Dialog


Click on the Mark parameter name and then click on the red arrow that appeared.

This will remove the Mark parameter from the family.


Select the Type Mark Category Parameter from the list on the left.
Click the Green Arrow to replace the Parameter.
Click OK to close the box and update the family. You should now see “1t” as the
text instead of 101.

Now the door symbol with show the value based on the type of door instead of
assigning each door a unique number.
Click the Load into Project button in the
Family Editor panel.

Load into Project Button

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Select Overwrite the existing


version.

Family Already Exists Dialog


Click on the Tag All tool in the
Annotate Ribbon, Tag Panel.

Tag All Tool


Select the Door Tags category
if necessary.

Tag All Not Tagged Dialog Box


Click the OK button. The box will close and all the doors are now tagged.
Adjust the location of the tags so that they are halfway from the exterior face of
the wall and the first dimension line.

Refer to the Residential Portfolio – Sheet A-2 – First Floor Plan for the labeling.
Repeat the process for the Window Tags. You will not need to change the Label
Parameter.
Once you are finished with the First Floor, add the dimensions and tags to the
Second Floor. Refer to Sheet A-3 in the Tutorial 7 for placement.
This is the end of Part 7. Save your file as RL1-7.
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RL1-8 – Creating the First Floor, Garage Floor, Porch, and Driveway Slabs

In this tutorial you will add four floor slabs to the project. This will provide a surface
for the walls, fixtures, and furniture. You will also use the Extrusion tool to create a
thickened portion for the Garage slab.
Open the RL1-7 file. Save the file as RL1-8.
Open the First Floor view.
Select the Floor tool located in the Architecture Tab, Build Panel.
In the Type Selector select the Concrete Slab – 4”.
Duplicate the type and name it Concrete Slab – 4” w/Carpet.
Edit the structure.

Add an 1/8” layer of carpet to the top level as shown.

Edit Assembly for New Slab Type


Press Ok twice to close the dialog boxes.
Zoom in on the floor area of the house.
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Use the Pick Walls


option to add the
floor boundary to
the walls.

The boundary will


be to the outside
face of the core.

Sketch Boundary for First Floor Slab


Click the Green Check to place the slab.
Switch to the 3D view to view the slab.

First Floor Slab


Switch back to the First Floor view.
Zoom in to the Garage area.
Pick the Floor tool. Pick the Concrete Slab – 4” type.
Set the Level to Garage Floor.
Click the Edit Type button.
Duplicate the slab type and name it Concrete Slab – 6”.
Click the Edit… button next to Structure and change the thickness to 6”.
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Create the boundary as shown.

Use the Pick Lines option for the


south edge of the garage.
Trim/Extend the lines to make a
closed shape.

Click the Green Check.

Garage Slab Sketch Boundary


Switch to the 3D view. You should notice a gap between the bottom on the
garage walls and the top of the slab.

Garage Walls Not Attached


Rotate the 3D view and pick the three garage walls.
In the Properties box, change the Base Offset to -0’-4”.

The bottoms of the three walls are now touching the Garage Floor level.

The reason that the base constraint was not set to Garage Floor is that the siding
pattern would not match with the walls of the house.
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Pick the three doors and the one window.

Set the level to Garage Floor. Click the Apply button.

The door and windows are now set to the Garage Floor level.

Walls Attached, Doors and Window Adjusted


Switch back to the First Floor view.
Zoom in to the Porch area at the bottom left corner of the plan.
Click on the Floor tool and select Concrete Slab – 4”.
Set the Height Offset From Level to -0’ 0 1/2”.
Create the boundary as shown.

Pick the outside face of core of


the four walls on the corner and
then use the Trim/Extend tool
to create the rectangular slab.

Click the Green Check to place


the slab.

Porch Slab Sketch Boundary


Switch to the 3D view. The porch
slab should look like this.

To see the trim around the sliding


glass door you will need to set
the Detail Level to Fine.

Completed Porch Slab

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Next you will add a 4x4 post to support the corner of the porch roof.
Switch to the First Floor view. Zoom in on the porch area.
Click on the Column tool in the
Architecture tab, Build panel.

Column: Architectural Tool


Select the Wood Timber
Column
5 x 5 in the Properties Box
Type Selector.

Wood Timber Column 5 x 5


Click the Edit Type button.
Duplicate the family and rename it 4 x 4.
In the Properties dialog change the Depth and Width to 3 1/2”.

New Wood Timber Settings


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Position the post


as shown.

The dimensions
should be deleted
or hidden after
placing the
column.

4 x 4 Post Added
Switch to the 3D view.
The top of the post is slightly below the bottom of the roof.

Click on the post, and then click on Attach Top/Base.


Click on the Roof.
The post is now attached.

4 x 4 Post Attached to Roof


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RL1-9 – Adding the Second Floor Plate

Open the RL1-8 file. Save the file as RL1-9.


Switch to the Second Floor view.
Click on the Floor tool in the
Build panel.

Floor Tool
In the Type Selector, select the Wood Joist 10” – Wood Finish floor type.

Make sure the Level is set to Second Floor and the Height Offset From Level
is set to 0’-0”.
Pick the Pick Walls option in the Draw panel.
Pick once on each of the exterior walls.
Trim/Extend the lines together to form an enclosed shape.

Second Floor Sketch Boundary


Click the Green Check to place the floor.
Answer Yes when the Alert
Box appears.

Alert Box
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The Floor is now


added to the Second
Floor.

If the Warning Box


appears, click the OK
button.

Warning Box
When the second Alert Box
appears, answer Yes. This will
cause the first floor walls to
stop at the bottom edge of
the second floor plate.

Alert Box
The Second Floor plate is now placed.

Second Floor Plate Placed


Click on the one of the lines of the floor pattern to select the floor.
Click the Edit Type button in the Properties palette.
Click on the Edit… button next to the Structure parameter.
Click on the Oak Flooring material in the Material column. Then click the button
that appears to open the Material Browser dialog box.
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Click on the color bar in the Surface Pattern area.

Material Browser (Oak Flooring)


Set the color to light gray as shown.

Color Dialog Box


This is the end of Part 9. Save your file as RL1-9.
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RL1-10 – Thickening the Edges of the Four Slabs

Open the RL1-9 file. Save the file as RL1-10.


Before adding the slab edge, you will need to load the profile family file from the
Families folder.

This file is available on the website in the Support Files.


Go to the Insert tab, Load Family tool in the Load from Library panel.
You will be looking for the “Exterior Bearing Footer Profile.rfa” file.
In the Load Family dialog, navigate to the custom families folder or the folder that
contains the downloaded family file. This file is located in the Profile subfolder in
the Families folder.
Select the file and click the Open button.
Click on the arrow beneath
the Floor tool. Select the
Floor: Slab Edge tool.

Floor: Slab Edge Tool


Open the 3D view of the house.
Click on Floor: Slab Edge in the type selector.
Duplicate the type and name it Two Story Footer.
Click on the word Default next to the Profile area.
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Select the profile named Exterior Bearing Footer Profile: 2 Story.

Exterior Bearing Footer Profile:2 Story Selected


Click on the <By Category> text and then the small box to the right with “…”
inside it.
When the Material Browser dialog opens, change the material of the footer to
“Concrete, Cast-in-Place gray”.

Material Browser Dialog Box (Cast-In-Place Concrete)


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Press the Ok button to assign the material and close the box.
In the 3D view, tilt the view so that you can see the bottom of the first floor slab.
Hide the Porch and Garage Slabs. This will make it easier to pick the edges of the
First Floor slab.
Click on each of the lines for the perimeter of the slab at the lower corner.

First Floor Slab Edge Added


(Garage and Porch Slabs turned off for clarity.)
Unhide the Garage and Porch slabs.
Next you will add the Porch slab edge.

Click on the Slab Edge tool.

Starting with the Two Story Footer slab type, create another Slab type called
“Porch/Garage Footer”.
Change the profile to “Exterior Bearing Footer Profile: 1 Story”.
Click the OK button to close the box.
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Click on the two exposed corners of the Porch Slab and the three outside corners
of the
Garage slab.

Slab Edges Completed


Open the First Floor view.
Using the Concrete Slab – 6”
type, create a slab for the
driveway as shown.

You will only be adding the slab


in the area shown. The rest of
the driveway will be added later.

Sketch Boundary of the Driveway Slab


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When creating the boundary for the north and east edges pick the outside edge of
the walls, not the face of core.

For the other two edges match with the edges of the First Floor slab.
Set the level of the slab to Garage Floor.

Click the Green Check to place the slab.


Switch to the 3D view to check the placement of the slab.
Add a footer to the bottom edge of the driveway slab. Use the Porch/Garage Slab
type.

3D View of Driveway Slab


This is the end of Part 10 and Tutorial One. Save your file as RL1-10.
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Tutorial Two – Cabinetry, Appliances, and Bathroom Fixtures


Part 1 Setting up the Kitchen Interior Elevations, Adding the Kitchen Cabinetry,
Appliances, and Fixtures
Part 2 Adding the Garage Appliances and Fixtures, Kitchen Pass-through,
Creating the Custom Countertop
Part 3 Adding the First and Second Floor Bathroom Cabinetry
and Fixtures
Part 4 Creating the Floor Plan Callouts of the Kitchen and Bathrooms
and Changing the Floor Surface Material
Note: All screenshots are from the Autodesk® Revit® software.

Starting the Tutorial


Start Revit 2017 by clicking on the icon on the desktop.
Open the last file from Tutorial One, RL1-10.
Save the file as RL2-1.
At this point in the project you have completed the building shell, interior walls, and
floor slabs. This tutorial will consist of adding fixtures, cabinetry, and changing the
floor materials of the kitchen, bathrooms, and family room. You will also create
detailed views (known as callouts) of some of the rooms.
RL2-1 – Setting up the Kitchen Interior Elevations, Adding the Kitchen
Cabinetry, Appliances, and Fixtures

This part will involve adding the cabinetry, appliances, and fixtures to the kitchen and
garage. You will also create a custom countertop and modify the profile of a wall.
Setting Up the Interior Elevation Views
Go to the First Floor view.
Zoom in on the kitchen area.
Before beginning to add the cabinetry and the appliances, this is a good time to
set up interior elevations of the kitchen.

This way you will be able to see the elevation view of the cabinetry for each wall.
Click on the Elevation tool in the View Tab, Create Panel.

Elevation Tool
Select Interior Elevation in the Properties box.

Properties Box Showing


Elevation Type
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Click in the center of the


Kitchen.

The Elevation symbol will


appear in the middle of the
room.

Elevation Marker
Select the symbol and click on each of the four
boxes surrounding it.

All four boxes will be checked.

Checkboxes Checked
By default, the names of the
views are shown.

To turn these off go to the


Manage tab and select
Additional Settings, Elevation
Tags.

Additional Settings, Elevation Tags


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In the Type Properties dialog box, change the type to 1/2” Circle and the
Elevation Mark value to “Elevation Mark Body Circle : Filled Arrow”.

Elevation Tags Settings


To view an interior elevation, double-click on the black arrow.

Now you can begin adding the cabinetry.


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Adding the Cabinetry


You will start with the base cabinets.

Use the Architecture, Component tool to add the cabinets.

Add the cabinets according to the diagram below.

If the kitchen wall dimensions match the example, there will be a 1/4” gap
between the lower corner cabinet and the edge of the gypsum board. You may
add a 1/4” to the width of the Double Door Sink Unit 48” cabinet to close this
gap. If the wall location is different, the cabinets will not fit within the space. If
this is the case, move the south wall of the kitchen or resize the cabinets.

If desired, use the Search function to locate the specific cabinet in the list.

Search Function

Base Cabinet Layout


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Use this chart to locate the correct family file.

Cabinet Name Where Located


Base-Cabinet-Corner Unit-
Included with template.
Angled 36”
Base-Cabinet-Double Door
Load from Casework, Base Cabinets folder.
Sink Unit 48”
Base-Cabinet-Single Door &
Included with template.
Drawer 12”
Base-Cabinet-Double Door & 2
Included with template, Create custom size.
Drawer 29”
Load from Casework, Base Cabinets folder.
Base Cabinet-Filler
Create custom size.
Base-Cabinet-Double Door & 2
Included with template, Create custom size.
Drawer 45”
Base-Cabinet-Single Door &
Included with template.
Drawer 24”

When creating custom sizes, you will need to select the cabinet family and then
click the Edit Type button in the Properties box, then modify the Dimensions.
As you place each cabinet,
create an alignment lock to
the wall and neighboring
cabinets.

Type Properties Box


(Base Cabinet-Double Door & 2 Drawer)
Next you will add the countertops. Unlike the cabinets, you can stretch the
countertops to size.

The dimensions given may be changed to suit your kitchen.


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Counter Top Layout


To change the size of the U shaped counter top, click on the countertop and
change the dimensions in the Properties dialog box.
 Length Leg – 1 10’-0” (1/4” may be added to contact the wall.)
 Length Leg – 2 5’-3”
 Length Leg – 3 4’-0”
 Depth 2 2’-1” (Locked value, will not change)
 Sink Location 3’-4 1/2”
 Sink Location To Wall 0’-6”
 Sink Opening Depth 1’-3”
 Sink Opening Width 3’-3”
Counter Top Names Where Located
Custom family, load from folder on
Counter Top-U Shaped w Sink Hole
website.
Counter Top Load from Casework, Counter Tops folder.
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Next you will add the appliances and sink.

Appliance and Sink Layout

Appliance/Sink Name Where Located


Sink Kitchen-Double 42” x 21” Included with template.
Range 30” x 26” Included with template.
Included with template, Create
Dishwasher 27” x 24” x 34 1/2”
custom size.
Refrigerator 35” x 32” RH Included with template.

When placing the refrigerator, you may need to rotate


the family.

Click on symbol and look for a single line at the edge


of the rectangular shape. Use this line to align with
the wall edge.

Refrigerator Alignment
Line
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When adding the


Dishwasher use
the dimensions as
shown to create
the correct size.

Dishwasher Dimensions
To finish up the kitchen you will add the upper cabinets and range hood.

Note: When placing the range hood, set the View Range to 6’-0”. This is done by
clicking on the Edit… button next to View Range in the Properties Box.

View Range Set To 6'-0"


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Upper Cabinet Layout

Upper Cabinet/Fixture Name Where Located


Included with template.
Upper Cabinet-Double Door-Wall 25” – 2’-0” High
Create custom size.
Upper Cabinet-Corner Unit-Wall 12” Depth Included with template.
Included with template.
Upper Cabinet-Single Door-Wall 12” – 2’-0” High
Create custom size.
Included with template.
Upper Cabinet-Single Door-Wall 12” – 2’-9” High
Create custom size.
Included with template.
Upper Cabinet-Corner Unit-Wall 12” Depth – 2’-9” High
Create custom size.
Included with template.
Upper Cabinet-Double Door-Wall 25” – 2’-9” High
Create custom size.
Upper Cabinet-Double Door-Wall 30” Included with template.
Included with template.
Upper Cabinet-Double Door-Wall 30” – 2’-9” High
Create custom size.
Load from Casework,
Upper Cabinet-Filler-Wall Base Cabinets folder.
Create custom size.
Included with template.
Upper Cabinet-Double Door-Wall 38” – 2’-9” High
Create custom size.
Included with template.
Upper Cabinet-Double Door-Wall 40” – 2’-9” High
Create custom size.
Download from Autodesk
Range Hood 30” Wide
Seek or from website.
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After placing the cabinets click on the top arrow on the interior elevation marker.
You will need to set the tops of the cabinets to 8’-0” high.

North Elevation of Kitchen (Before adjusting upper cabinets.)


Use the Reference Plane tool to place a reference line 8’-0” up from the floor line.

You may use the Pick Line option with the offset set to 8’-0”.

Reference Plane Offset set to 8’-0”


Use the Align tool to move the tops of the cabinets to the reference plane.

Repeat the process for the other three elevation view in the kitchen.
You may notice in the North Elevation that the trim of the door overlaps with the
lower cabinets on both sides. You will resolve this in the next few steps.

North Kitchen Elevation


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Switch to the First Floor view.


Select the east wall of the kitchen as well as the upper
and lower cabinetry.

Walls and Cabinets


Selected
Click on the Move tool.
Click a point near the selected elements and move them 6” to the right. This will
also enlarge the opening to the south.
Click on the door on the north side of the kitchen.
Move the door 4” to the right.
The door is now centered between the
cabinetry.

Door Centered
After placing the upper cabinets, you will need to set the height of the top of
each cabinet to 8’-0”.

Do this in each of the elevation views.


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You may also need to change the height of the kitchen window on the west wall.
The head height will be changed to 7’-0”.

Adjusting the Elevations and Level Marker Locations


At this point in the project you might need to adjust the location of the level markers
in the exterior elevation views. This depends on how they were moved in Tutorial
One. When the project was started the start point was away from the original location
that was set in the template file.
In the Project Browser find the view category for
the Exterior Elevations.

Elevation View Category


Double-click on the East elevation view.

This will show you an exterior elevation view of the house.

If you do not see the outside of the house, go back to the first floor
view to make sure that the elevation markers have been moved.

Also click on each of the arrows on the elevation marker to see if the
blue (front clip plane) line is on the outside of the house.

Blue Line
Location
The East Elevation view is now open.

East Elevation and Level Markers


Note that the level markers are on the left side of the view. Next you will click
and drag the markers through the view to the right side.
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To move the level marker, click


on the dashed line and then the
circle.

All of the markers will move


together.

Grip Point for Markers


Move the markers so that the text is not
overlapping the building.

Markers Moved
In this view you will create a jog in the
Garage Floor marker so that you will see
the text for the First floor marker.

Click on the Garage Floor level line.


Jog Point
This may have already been done for
some of the elevation views in Tutorial
One.
Click on the small Add Elbow Drag
Control mark to add the bend in the line.

Move the Garage Floor text below the


First Floor text.

Level Marker Moved


Repeat the process for the other three elevation views. After you have completed
this, you will be able to see the first floor level marker in each of the kitchen
interior elevation views.
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Setting the Door Swing Linestyle and Wall Pattern Material


Now you will turn on the hidden lines for the cabinet door swings. By default,
these appear as solid lines and will need to be changed.
Go to the Manage tab, Setting panel, Object Styles tool.

Object Styles Tool


The Object Styles Box opens. Click the “+” next to the Casework category, go to
Elevation Swing and change the Line Pattern to Hidden 1/8”.

Click OK, the lines will now be dashed.

Object Styles Dialog Box


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Dashed Elevation Swing Lines


Next you will turn on and setup the pattern for the interior surface of the walls.
Click on the Materials tool in the Manage ribbon.

Materials Tool
Select the Gypsum Wall Board material.
Set the pattern to Gypsum-Plaster and the color to light gray as shown.
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Gypsum Wall Board Material Settings


The walls will now show the pattern in the interior elevations.
This is the end of Part 1. Save your file as RL2-1.
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RL2-2 – Adding the Garage Appliances and Fixtures, Kitchen Pass-through,


Creating the Custom Countertop

Before you can add the garage appliances and fixtures, you will need to create a
concrete platform.
Open the RL2-1 file. Save the file as RL2-2.
Go to the First Floor View and zoom in on the south end of the garage.

Location of Concrete Platform


Go to the Component tool.

Click on the arrow and select Model


In-Place.

The Model In-Place option is used to


create simple models while in the
Revit program.

Model In-Place Tool


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In the Family Category


and Parameters dialog
box, select Floors.

Family Category and Parameters Dialog Box


Name the family, Garage Platform.

Name Dialog Box


The drawing will turn gray.

Click on the Extrusion tool in the


Forms panel.

Extrusion Tool
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Draw the rectangular shape for the platform.

Sketch Boundary for the Platform


In the Properties box, set the
Extrusion End to 0’-0”,
Extrusion Start to -0’-4”, and
the material to Concrete Cast-
in-Place gray.

This will create a 4” thick


concrete platform on top of the
garage slab.

Properties Settings
Click the Green Check.

Click the Green Check in the In-Place


Editor panel.

Creating a 3D section view will be


covered later in the book.

3D Section of Platform
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Now you will add the garage appliances and fixtures. Approximate the locations.

Garage Appliance and Fixture Locations

Appliance/Sink Name Where Located


Dryer 30” x 25” x 35” Included with template.
Washer 25” x 25” x 35” Included with template.
Load from Plumbing, MEP,
Sink – Utility 24”x18”
Fixtures, Sinks folder.
Custom family, load from
Furnace(3D) Furnace
folder on website.
Custom family, load from
Water Heater (3D)
folder on website.
Creating the Opening in the South Kitchen Wall
This procedure will have you create an opening between the Kitchen and the Family
Room
Open the south kitchen elevation view by double-clicking on the bottom arrow of
the interior elevation symbol.
Click on the edge of the south kitchen wall.
Click on the Edit Profile tool in the Mode
Panel.

Edit Profile Tool


Click Close if the Alert Box Appears.
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Using the Draw panel tools, create a rectangular opening as shown. Locate the
right side of the opening approximately 6” from the right magenta line.

You may use a reference line for the 6” distance.

Kitchen Wall Opening Dimensions


Click the Green Check. Now there is a location for the eating bar that you will add
in the next set of steps.
Adding the Custom Counter Top
Switch to First Floor view.
Zoom in on the south side of the kitchen.
You will now see the
opening for the pass-
through in the south
kitchen wall.

Opening in South Kitchen Wall


Go to the Component Tool and select Model In-Place.
Choose Casework for the Family Category and Parameters.
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Name the Family, Eating Bar Countertop.


Click on the Extrusion tool in the Forms panel.
Set the Extrusion End to 3’-5 1/2”, Extrusion Start to 3’-3 1/2”, and the Material
to Counter Top.
Draw the shape as shown.

You do not need to include the dimensions.

If the dimensions appear too large, you may wish to change the scale of the view.

Eating Bar Dimensions


Click the Green
Check.

Click the second


Green Check to
finish the Model.

Completed Eating Bar


After the completing the Eating Bar, you may notice that the left side of the bar
should be flush with the wall. This will involve moving the window down to allow for
the depth of the countertop.
Move the window down so that the top
edge is aligned with the bottom edge of
the counter.

You may use the align tool to do this.

Do not lock the alignment.

Window Aligned with the Countertop


Click once on the countertop and click on the Edit
In-Place tool.

Edit In-Place Tool


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Click on the Counter Top again and then the


Edit Extrusion tool.

Edit Extrusion Tool


The countertop
edge will turn
magenta.

Modify the
shape in the
area shown.

Modified Countertop Shape


Click the Green Check twice to complete the modification. Refer to the example
below for the completed version of the kitchen area and garage appliances.

Completed Kitchen and Garage Cabinetry, Appliances, and Fixtures


This is the end of Part 2. Save your file as RL2-2.
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RL2-3 – Adding the First and Second Floor Bathroom Cabinetry and Fixtures

Now you will add the first and second floor bathroom and lavatory cabinetry and
fixtures. This will finish up all of the permanent elements of the house.
Open the RL2-2 file. Save the file as RL2-3.
Switch to the First Floor view (if needed) and zoom in on the restroom at the
south side of the house.
Add the fixtures as shown. Your dimensions may differ slightly (+/- 1/2”).

Add the base cabinet for the vanity first, and then the counter top,
and lastly the vanity sink.

First Floor Bath Fixture Locations First Floor Bath Fixture Names

Bath Fixture Name Where Located


Vanity Cabinet-Double Door Sink Unit 33” Included with template.
Vanity Counter Top w Round Sink Hole
Included with template.
24” Depth
Sink Vanity Round 19” x 19” Included with template.
Toilet-Domestic-3D Included with template.
Included with template.
Tub-Rectangular-3D – 66”
Create custom size and rename.
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When placing the Vanity Counter Top, use the


arrows to size the length of the counter top to
match the cabinet below.

You will also need to relocate the sink hole to the


center of the counter top.

Adjustment Arrows
When placing the tub, position the left and right edge to the edge of the framing,
not the gypsum board.
Create an Interior Elevation of the west
bathroom wall.

You will need to adjust the crop window of the


view so that the top of the view is 8’-0” from the
floor.

You should still have a reference plane showing


from the kitchen cabinet procedure.

Crop Window Handle Points


Add a Mirror above the Vanity as shown. You will need to load the Mirror from the
Autodesk Seek site or from the custom family folder on the website.

West First Floor Bathroom Elevation with Annotations


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To complete and annotate the elevation view:


 Add the dimensions using the Linear – 3/32” Arial Dimensions Style.
 To get the darker ticks, you will need to modify the dimension style.
 Change the Tick Mark to Diagonal 3/32” and the Tick Mark Line Weight to 7.
 To remove the “0” in front of the dimension less than 1 foot, click on the Units
Format parameter, uncheck the Use project settings checkbox, and check the
Suppress 0 feet checkbox.
 To add the Notes, use the 1/8” Arial Text Style. Set the arrowhead to Arrow
Filled 30 Degree.

Units Format Parameter

Dimension Type Properties

Changing the Format Settings

Two Segments Text Option


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Switch to the Second Floor view.


Zoom in on the second floor bath room and lavatory.
Add the cabinetry and fixtures as shown.

The floor pattern has been turned off for clarity. This will be covered later in the
book.

Second Floor Bath & Lavatory Cabinetry and Fixtures


Notes:
 You will use the same fixtures and cabinetry as with
the first floor bathroom.
 Use the 45” wide vanity cabinet. Reposition the
south wall so that the gypsum board is against the
edge of the cabinet.
 Use the standard size tub (5’-0” width). Move the
interior walls if necessary.
 Create interior elevations for both sides of the
bathroom and lavatory. Use 1/2” = 1’-0” scale, fine
detail.
 You will need to adjust the front and rear clip planes
and the left and right edges of the crop window to
see both spaces. To see the planes, click on the
arrow on the interior elevation mark in the plan
view.
 Add a mirror above each of the lavatories. You will Front and Rear Clip
need to create a custom size. Planes
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West Second Floor Bathroom/Lavatory Elevation

East Second Floor Bathroom/Lavatory Elevation


This is the end of Part 3. Save your file as RL2-3.
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RL2-4 – Creating the Floor Plan Callouts of the Kitchen and Bathrooms
and Changing the Floor Surface Material

This is the last part for Tutorial Two. In this tutorial you will use the Paint tool to
override the floor surface of the Kitchen, Bathrooms, and Lavatory. You will also
create detailed views of these rooms known as Callouts.
Open the RL2-3 file. Save the file as RL2-4.
Switch to the First Floor view (if needed). Zoom in to the kitchen area.
Go to the Callout tool in the View tab, Create panel.

Callout Tool
Click above and to
the left of the kitchen
area and then drag
the mouse down and
to the right.

Create the shape as


shown.

Kitchen Callout Boundary


Click on the bubble and drag using the
handles to locate it at the top left of the
boundary.

New Callout Bubble Location


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A new view is created in the Floor Plans


category called First Floor – Callout 1.

Double-click on the view name to open the


view.

New View Created


The reason for a callout view is to show a portion of a plan view, elevation, and
section at a larger scale. These callout views will be added to a sheet at the end
of the project.

Use 1/2” = 1’-0” for the scale of the view. Add the notes and dimensions to the
view as shown.

The floor pattern may be turned off for clarity.

Annotated Callout View of the Kitchen


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Create a callout view of the first floor bathroom and second floor
bathroom/lavatory.

First Floor Restroom Callout Second Floor Restroom/Lavatory Callout


Organizing the Views
To organize the views, you will create a new view type called Callouts. Any time you
wish to organize a group of views into their own type you may follow this procedure.
Open the First Floor – Callout 1 floor plan view.
Click on the Edit Type
button at the top of the
Properties window.

Edit Type Button


The Type Properties for the Floor Plan System Family opens.

Click the Duplicate button to create a new view type.

Type Properties for the Floor Plan System Family


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Name the new view type, Callouts.

Click the OK button to close the


dialog box.

Click OK again to create the view


type.
Name Dialog Box
The First Floor –
Callout 1 view is
moved to the new
view type.

New View Type – Floor Plans (Callouts)


Open the First Floor –
Callout 2 view and
change the type
selector to the new
view type.

Callouts View Type Selected


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To delete an unused view type, use the Purge Unused tool in the Manage tab,
Settings panel.

Note: Only view types that are not being used will show in the list.

Make sure that you click the Check None button before purging to avoid removing
elements that you might need later.

The number of Checked Items will appear at the bottom of the dialog box.

Purge Unused Tool

Purge Unused Dialog Box and Check None Button


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Changing the Floor Surface Material


Next you will change the floor surface material for the Kitchen, Bathrooms, and
Lavatory.
Switch to the First Floor view and zoom in on the kitchen.

These next few steps will have you set up the material for the kitchen floor.
Click on the Materials tool in the Manage tab, Settings panel.
In the Autodesk Materials
folder, find the material
called Tile, Quarry.

Click on the up arrow to


the right of the material
name to load the
material into the drawing
file.

If the Library Panel is Show/Hide Library Panel


closed, click on the
Show/Hide Library Panel
tool to open it.

Material Browser Dialog Box


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The material is now loaded


into your project.

Right-click on the new


material and create a
duplicate material.

Material Duplicated and Renamed


The material is now loaded
into your project.

Right-click on the new


material and rename it Tile,
Terra Cotta, 12” (Kitchen).

Material Renamed
With the material
selected, click on the
Graphics tab at the top.

Graphics Tab
On the right, click on the box next to Pattern to set the surface pattern.
In the Fill Patterns
dialog box, click on
the Model button at
the bottom and
select the 12” Tile
Pattern.

Also, set the color


of the material to
light gray.

Fill Patterns Dialog Box


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Click on the Appearance Tab at the top right of the dialog box.

Click on the image of the tile in the Ceramic section.

Material Browser Dialog Box


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The tile pattern is too small.

Change the Size X and Y setting


from 6.00 to 24.00.

This will give you 12” tiles when


the view is rendered.

Click the Done button when


finished.

Texture Changed
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You then need to change the Relief Pattern.

This will match the depressions for the grout between the tiles to the size of the
tile squares.

Click on the arrow next to the checkbox to expand the area.

Material Browser Dialog Box


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Click on the image of


the Relief Pattern.

Scroll down to the


Scale setting.

Change the sample


size from 0’-6” to 2’-
0”.

The lock will ensure


that the two values
are the same.

Relief Pattern Changed


Now the Relief and Texture sizes match.
Click the OK button in the Material Browser dialog box to save the material.
Go to the Split Face tool on the Modify tab, Geometry
panel.

Split Face Tool


Click on the tool and then pick the edge of the
floor on the north side of the kitchen as shown.

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The floor edge will change to orange.

Use the tools in the Draw panel to create the boundary as shown.

Make sure to extend the magenta lines to the floor edges at the north doorway.

Do not overlap the magenta line onto the floor edge.

(The boundary has been changed to black for clarity.)

Sketch Boundary
Click on the Green Check then click on the Paint tool below
the Split Face tool.

Paint Tool

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In the Material Browser dialog box,


select the material you created earlier.
(Highlighted in Blue)

Do not close the Material Browser


dialog box until after you have
changed the material.

Material Browser
Click in the
middle of the
kitchen. The
material will
fill the
boundary.

Click the Done


button after
the material
has been
changed.

Kitchen Floor Material Applied


If you cannot see the floor patterning, it may be turned off.

Open the Visibility Graphics Overrides for the view.


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Type VV or click on the Edit… button next


to Visibility/Graphics Overrides to open the
dialog box.

Edit... Button to Open the


Visibility Graphics Override Dialog
Scroll down to the Floor Visibility. Click in the Pattern box and then on the
Override button to open the Fill Pattern Graphics dialog box. Check the Visible
checkbox and click OK. Click OK again to close the Overrides dialog.

This is also the method that you will use to turn the floor material on and off in
other views.

Override Button

Fill Patterns Graphics Dialog Box


.
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Repeat the process for the bathrooms.

Use the “Tile, Porcelain, 4in” material for


both bathrooms and lavatory.

The material is already available. Modify


the material so that the lines are light
gray.

Note: If you have difficulty picking the


floor edge on the second floor, you may
need to temporarily hide the north
exterior wall.
Tile, Porcelain, 4in Material
After splitting the face and changing the Surface Pattern Changed to Light
material, unhide the wall. Gray

First Floor Bathroom Boundary Second Floor Bathroom/Lavatory Boundary


Create the boundary for the
Family Room as shown note
the breaks in the boundary
in the circled areas.

Material Boundary Breaks


Add the material for the Family Room. You will use Wood Flooring for the
material. This material will need to be loaded into your project.
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To load the material, go to the Materials tool in the Manage tab, Setting panel.
Type in “Wood Flooring” in the Search Bar at the top of the dialog box.
Click on the Wood Flooring material at the bottom. Click on the up arrow to load
the material into your project.
Rename the material Wood Flooring (Family Room).

Material Browser Dialog (Wood Flooring)


Set the surface
pattern to 3” parallel.

Fill Patterns Dialog (Wood Flooring)


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Use the Paint tool to apply the surface.


The last material you will apply will be for the front entry. Use the same material as
you used for the Kitchen.
Draw the boundary for the front entry as
shown.

Front Entry Boundary


Use the Paint tool to apply the surface.
If the rest of the living room changes to the wood
flooring material, use the Remove Paint tool to
change it back to the original carpet material.

Remove Paint Tool


This is the end of Part 4 and Tutorial Two. Save your file as RL2-4.
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Tutorial Three – Creating the Schedules and Color Room Legend


Part 1 Creating the Door Schedule
Part 2 Creating the Window Schedule
Part 3 Adding the Room Tags
Part 4 Creating the Room Finish Schedule
Part 5 Creating the Room Legend
Note: All screenshots are from the Autodesk® Revit® software.

Starting the Tutorial


Start Revit 2017 by clicking on the icon on the desktop.
Open the last file from Tutorial Two, RL2-4.
Save the file as RL3-1.
In this tutorial you will create the various schedules that are required for the project.
You will also tag each room in the house, name it, and create a color-coded room
legend of both floors.
RL3-1 – Creating the Door Schedule

This part will involve cataloging the doors and creating a door schedule based on the
tags that were assigned earlier.
Go to the Schedules/Quantities
Category in the Project
Browser. Click the “+” to
expand it.

Schedules/Quantities Category Expanded


Double-click on the Door Schedule.
You will see that the default version of the Door Schedule has many columns and
describes just about every aspect of the door. Rather than use this schedule, you
will create your own.
Right-click on the default Door Schedule in the Project Browser and select Delete
to delete it.

Below is an example of the Door Schedule that you will create.

Completed Door Schedule


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To create the new schedule, go to the Schedules tool in the View tab, Create
panel.
Choose the Schedule/Quantities tool.

Schedules/Quantities Tool
Then, choose Doors in the
Category window within the
New Schedule dialog box.

Press the OK button.

New Schedule Dialog Box


The Schedule
Properties box
opens.

This is where you


will add the fields
for the schedule.

Schedule Properties
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Select the appropriate item in the Available fields: box and click the Green Arrow.

The GLZ AREA-DS and MATERIAL fields are not in the available fields; you will
need to create them.
Click on the New Parameter button in the
dialog box.

New Parameter Button


The Parameter
Properties dialog
box opens.

Parameter Properties Dialog Box


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Click inside the Name: field and type in the first parameter (GLZ. AREA-DS) this
is the field for the glazed area of the door.

Even though this is a numerical value, choose Text for the Type of Parameter.

Note: The reason for the letters DS (Door Schedule) after GLZ. AREA parameter
is that you will be creating a similar parameter for the window schedule later.

The parameters that you create need to have unique names.

GLZ. AREA-DS Entry


Repeat the process for the MATERIAL field.

Use Text for the Type of Parameter for this one as well.

Click the OK button to close the dialog.


The Door Schedule opens.

Next you will rename the columns to


conform to the example.

Click inside the box containing the header


text, rename the text, and change the
letters to all caps.
Type Mark Header

Schedule Fields Name On Schedule


Type Mark MARK
Count QTY.
Family STYLE/TYPE
Width WIDTH
Height HEIGHT
Thickness THICK.
GLZ. AREA-DS GLZ. AREA
MATERIAL Unchanged
Comments REMARKS
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Next you will add the words ROUGH OPENING


above the WIDTH and HEIGHT columns.

Click and hold on the WIDTH cell then drag the


mouse to the HEIGHT cell so that both cells are
selected. Width and Height Cells
Selected
Click the Group tool in the Title & Headers.

Group Tool
A new cell will appear above the two cells.

New Cell
Type in the words ROUGH OPENING in the
cell.

Text in the New Cell


Formatting the Door Schedule Text and Modifying the Sort Order
The next thing is to format the Door Schedule text and fill out the remaining fields.
Refer to the example at the beginning of Part 1 for the entries.
While in the Door Schedule view, highlight the header row with your mouse by
clicking and dragging the mouse across the entire header row. (Hold the mouse
button when doing this.)

Header Row Highlighted


Click on the Font tool in the
Appearance panel.

Font Tool

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In the dialog box, set the text to Bold and


9/64” high.

Font Settings
Set the Align Vertical
setting to Middle.

This will place the


Header text vertically
aligned in the
schedule.

Middle Vertical Alignment


Format the title of the schedule to Bold, 1/4” high and vertical middle alignment.

Your schedule will now look like this…

Updated Font
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Next you will modify the Door


Schedule to only show one line per
door type.

Click on the Edit… button next to


Sorting/Grouping in the Properties
dialog.

Edit... Button
Change the Sort by: setting to Type Mark and uncheck the Itemize every instance
checkbox.

Click the OK button.

Sorting/Grouping Changes
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Your door schedule should now look like this…

Updated Door Schedule


In the Properties palette, click the Edit… button next to Formatting.

Set the Type Mark, Count, Width, Height, and Thickness to Center Alignment.

Click the OK button. (You may select all the fields at once and then modify the
alignment.)

Fields Aligned to Center


You will need to remove the zero feet for
dimensions less than one foot.

This will mainly affect the Thickness


column.
Format Unit Tool
Click on one of the values inside the
Thickness column and then click on the
Format Unit tool in the Parameters
panel.
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Uncheck the Use project settings


checkbox and check the Suppress 0
feet checkbox.

Click the OK button.

The values in the Thickness column


will now be in inches only.

Format Dialog Box


Click inside the cells and fill out the values for the GLZ. AREA, MATERIAL, AND
REMARKS columns.

Change the alignment for the GLZ. AREA and MATERIAL columns to center.

Remaining Columns Filled Out and Formatted


The final formatting
changes are to remove the
blank row before the data
and turn on the Outline
setting and change it to
wide lines.

Click on the Edit… button


next to the Appearance
button in the Properties
palette and make the
following changes.

Appearance Tab Changes


This is the end of Part 1. Save your file as RL3-1.
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RL3-2 – Creating the Window Schedule

Next you will add the Window Schedule.


Open the RL3-1 file. Save the file as RL3-2.
Delete the original Window Schedule from the Project Browser.

Completed Window Schedule


Use the same techniques to create the new Window Schedule that were used to
create the Door Schedule.

Select the Windows Category in the New Schedule dialog box.

The values for the Glazed Area and Ventilation Area are not calculated.

Create the two values as Text entries and type in the numbers.

Schedule Properties
Format the text the same as for the Door Schedule.
This is the end of Part 2. Save your file as RL3-2.
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RL3-3 – Adding the Room Tags

In this part you will create, name, and number the rooms. You will also calculate the
area of the room and use the information to create a Room Finish Schedule.
Open the RL3-2 file. Save the file as RL3-3.
Go to the First Floor view.
Click on the Room tool in the Architecture
tab, Room & Area panel.

Room Tool
Click inside the Garage.

Make sure the Tag on Placement option is


highlighted.

Tag on Placement Option


As you click in the room
an “X” will appear along
with a blue boundary for
each room.

Garage Room Area


After tagging the Garage click on the tag once then click
on the word Room and rename it.

Repeat the process for the room number.

Rename all the rooms to match the example.

Renaming the Room


Tag
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Select the tag. In the


properties box, select the
Room Tag With Area tag type.

Note: This may have already


been set to the correct tag
type.

Room Tag With Area Type


Now the room tag will show the area in square feet.

Note: When the tag needs to be outside the room, you will
need to check the Leader box in the Options bar to attach a
leader line to the tag.
Tag with Room
Area

Leader Checkbox
Before tagging the Kitchen, Family
Room and Living Room you will need
to place a room separator to create
the separate rooms.

Room Separator Tool


Click on the tool and draw
the lines as indicated.

Kitchen, Family Room, and Living Room


Separator Lines
Add two additional room separator lines at the
main entry.

Main Entry Separator Lines


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Add the remaining rooms/spaces to the first floor as shown. Your square footages
may differ slightly.

Tagged Rooms - First Floor


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Repeat the process for


the second floor.

You may notice that the


ridge of the garage roof
is showing as a single
line.

If your roof is showing as


a double line, set the
View Range of the second
floor view to 5’-6”.

View Cut Plane Set to 5’-6”

Tagged Rooms - Second Floor


This is the end of Part 3. Save your file as RL3-3.
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RL3-4 – Creating the Room Finish Schedule

In this part you will create a Room Finish Schedule based off the room tags that were
added in the last part of the tutorial.
Open the RL3-3 file. Save the file as RL3-4.
Find the Room Finish Schedule in the Project Browser. This time you will modify
the one that came with the template file instead of creating a new schedule.
Make the following changes:
a. Sort the rows based off the Room Number.
b. Rename the Room Number column to NUMBER.
c. Rename the Room Name column to NAME.
d. Rename the Comments column to REMARKS.
e. Change the remaining header names to all caps.
f. Delete the Ceiling Height field from the Scheduled fields.
g. Add a new parameter called CEILING HEIGHT. Set the Type of Parameter to
Length.
h. Move the Ceiling Height field up in the list so that it is above Comments.
i. Add a new field called Area from the available fields. Move the field so that it is
after the Ceiling Height field. The Area field will automatically populate based
on the size of each room.
j. Format the headers to Bold and 9/64” high.
k. Format the title of the schedule to Bold and 1/4” high.
l. Remove the blank row before data and set the outline to wide lines.

Completed Room Finish Schedule


You will need to fill out the Floor, Base, Wall,
Ceiling, Ceiling Height, and Remarks cells for
each room. .

This can be done within the schedule or in the


properties of each room. Regardless of which
method used, the information will appear in
both locations.

Note: When filling out the ceiling height field,


do not enter a value for room #106. If you do Living Room Identity Data
by accident, you will not be able to delete it and
will have to recreate the field.
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Adding a Grand Total Value


Next you will add a field that shows the total square feet for the rooms within the
house.
Click on the Sorting/Grouping tab in the Schedule Properties Dialog box.
Check the Grand totals:
check box and select the
Title and totals option in
the pulldown.

Rename the Grand total


name to
GRAND TOTAL

Grand Totals Checkbox


Click on the Formatting tab, select the Area field, and select “Calculate totals” in
the drop-down menu.

Calculate Totals Checkbox


You will now see the words Grand total and the total square footage at the
bottom of the schedule. (Your total square footage may vary.)

Grand Total of Square Footage


At the end of the tutorials you will place the schedules onto your Floor Plan sheet. At
that time, you will adjust the width of the columns so that that schedules appear as
they do in this example.

Schedule Examples
This is the end of Part 4. Save your file as RL3-4.
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RL3-5 – Creating the Room Legend

In this part you will create a color legend of the first and second floors of the house.
These colors are based off of the room names that you created in the last part of the
tutorial.
Open the RL3-4 file. Save the file as RL3-5.
Open the First Floor view.
Right-Click on the
view in the Project
Browser, select
Duplicate View.

Do not pick the


Duplicate with
Detailing option.

Duplicate the First Floor View


A new view called First Floor Copy 1
will appear. Rename the view First
Floor – Color Legend.

Rename View Dialog


Re-tag the room labels for each room.

You can do this at one time by using the Tag All tool in the Annotate ribbon.

Tag All Tool


Click the down arrow in the Loaded
Tags box next to the Room Tags
category.

Pick the Room Tag family.

Tag All Not Tagged Dialog Box


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At this point your drawing should look like this…

First Floor – Color Legend View


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Hide the Exterior Elevations marks and the Interior Elevation marks in the
Garage, Kitchen, and Bath #1.

This may be done by right-clicking on one of the marks and hiding the category.
Hide the floor outside of the garage.
Go to the Annotate tab, Color Fill panel and select
the Color Fill Legend tool.

Color Fill Legend Tool


Attached to the cursor will be a
box with the words: “No color
scheme assigned to view”.
Legend Attached to Cursor
This is the legend.

Place it at the upper right corner of the view where the hidden floor used to be.
The Choose Space Type and
Color Scheme dialog box opens.

Change the Space Type: setting


to Rooms and the Color
Scheme: setting to Name.

Choose Space Type and Color Scheme Dialog


Press the OK button.
The rooms will now have colors assigned to them.
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Completed First Floor Color Legend


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Repeat the process for the second floor.

Second Floor Color Legend


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If you wish to change the colors of the rooms/spaces,


click on the Room Legend and click the Edit Scheme
tool in the contextual tab.

Edit Scheme Tool


The Edit Color Scheme dialog box will open. Pick in the appropriate color box to
change the color of the room.

Edit Color Scheme Dialog Box


This is the end of Part 5 and Tutorial 3. Save your file as RL3-5.
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Tutorial Four – Creating the Topography and Site Elements


Part 1 Adding the Property Lines
Part 2 Creating the Topography for the Site
Part 3 Creating the Driveway and Concrete Walkway.
Part 4 Adding Trees, People, and Cars to the Site
Note: All screenshots are from the Autodesk® Revit® software.

Starting the Tutorial


Start Revit 2017 by clicking on the icon on the desktop.
Open the last file from Tutorial Three, RL3-5.
Save the file as RL4-1.
In this tutorial you will create the topography and site elements needed for the
project. The topography will be created based on a collection of points that are at
various heights. Site elements will include trees, cars, and people.
RL4-1 – Adding the Property Lines

In this part of the tutorial you will add four property lines around the edge of the site.
Go to the Site Plan view.
If the text for the furnace, water heater, or other appliance families appears, hide
the category.
Click on the Property Line tool in
the Massing & Site tab, Model
Site panel.

Property Line Tool


Starting at the Base Point, draw
a rectangular shape 85’-0” wide
and 125’-0” tall.

You will be using the Create by


sketching option.

Create Property Line


Click the Green Check when finished.
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Change the properties of the Property Lines.

Open the Visibility Graphics Overrides dialog box, click the “+” next to the Site
category, and click in the white box next to Property Lines.

Visibility Graphics Overrides Dialog


Click again on the Override…
button that appears.

Set the Weight to 8.

Click Ok to close each dialog


box.

Line Graphics Override


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You now have a Property Line


placed around your house.

Hide the Base Point at the


lower left corner of the
property line boundary.

Completed Property Line


This is the end of Part 1. Save your file as RL4-1.

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RL4-2 – Creating the Topography for the Site

In this part of the tutorial you will add a collection of points that will create a mesh
that will make up the topography from the site. When creating the topography for a
site plan, sometimes this information will come from a contour map of the area or
from a site survey provided by a licensed land surveyor.
Open the RL4-1 file. Save the file as RL4-2.
While still in the Site
Plan, set the cut plane of
the view to 4’-0”.

Also set the Bottom of


the view and the View
Depth to -10’-0”.

This will expose the


edges of the exterior
walls.

View Depth Settings


Click on the Toposurface tool in the Model
Site panel.

Toposurface Tool
In the contextual tab, click on
the Place Point tool.

Place Point Tool


In the Option Bar, set the height of the first point to -0’ 10”.

Change the height as needed based on the diagram.

Point Elevation Setting


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Place the points


around the house
as indicated.

Points Around the Perimeter of the House


Continuing with the Place Point tool,
place additional points further away
from the house.

They do not need to be at the same


location as the example.

Location of Points for the Remainder of


the Site
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Click the Green Check when finished.


After adding the points, you may
only see a portion of the contour
lines.

Click on the small arrow in the


Model Site panel top open the Site
Settings dialog box.
Click Arrow to Open the Site Settings
Dialog Box
In the dialog
box, set the
start setting to
-10’ 0”.

This will cause


the contour
lines that are
below 0’-0” to
become visible.

Site Settings Dialog Box


Switch to the 3D view.
Changing the Material of the Topography
By default, the material for the topography is set to Earth. You will change it to Grass.
Zoom out to see the edge of the
topography.

Click the edge, and then click on


<By Category> text next to Material
in the Properties box.

Material Setting for Topography


Click on the small box that appears next to <By Category>.
In the Search Window type in Grass.
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At the bottom, click on the Grass material in the AEC Materials folder and then
click on the box with the Up Arrow.

This will add the material to your project.

Grass Material
Click on the Graphics
and check the “Use
Render Appearance”
checkbox.

Use Render Appearance Checkbox


The
Topography
will now be
green in color.

Topography with Grass Material Applied


This is the end of Part 2. Save your file as RL4-2.
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RL4-3 – Creating the Driveway and Concrete Walkway

Next you will add the driveway and walkway to the site.
Open the RL4-2 file. Save the file as RL4-3.
Open the Site Plan view.
Change the Visual Style to Shaded.
Click on the Show Crop Region tool.
You may need to zoom out to see the Show Crop Region Tool
crop window.

Click on the Crop View tool to crop the


view to the edge of the crop window. Crop View Tool

Crop the view as


shown.

Cropped View with Shading


Click on the Subregion tool in the
Modify Site panel.

You do not need to pick the


topography first.

Subregion Tool
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Draw the boundary of


the Subregion as
shown.

Dimensions are
approximate and will
only appear while in
Sketch Mode.

Subregion Boundary
Set the material of the subregion to Concrete, Cast-in-Place gray.
Click OK when the
Warning box appears.

Warning Box
Click the Green Check.

The subregion is placed.


This is the end of Part 3. Save your file as RL4-3.
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RL4-4 – Adding Trees, People, and Cars to the Site

In this part you will add Trees, People and a Car to the site.
Open the RL4-3 file. Save the file as RL4-4.
While still in the Site Plan view, change the view range back to a 200’-0” cut
plane.

Leave the bottom and view depth settings at -10’-0”.


Click on the Site Component tool in the
Model Site panel.

Site Component Tool


In the Properties Box, scroll down to the RPC Tree – Deciduous category and
select one of the trees.
Place the trees at various places around your site.

The location and species of the trees are up to you.

Next you will need to load the families for the people and the car and place them
on the site.
Click on the Load
Family tool in the
Insert tab, Load
from Library Panel.

Load Family Tool


In the US Imperial folder, scroll down to the folder named Entourage.
Load the following families:
 RPC Beetle
 RPC Female
 RPC Male

Note: You may select all the families at once by holding down the CRTL key.
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Load Family Dialog Box


Click on the Site Component tool and add the remaining components to the site.
When placing the people, the arrow indicates the direction that
the person is facing.

People Family
Component
When placing the car, a portion of the component may be
hidden.

This is due to the slope of the topography.

This may be fixed by clicking on the component and setting


the offset to 0’ 2”.

Car Component
Next you will set up the shadows in the
view. Shadows On Toggle

Turn on the shadows toggle at the bottom


of the screen.
Click on the Sun Path On tool and select the
Sun Settings… option.

Sun Settings…
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The Sun
Settings
dialog box
will open.

Confirm
the
settings as
shown.

Sun Settings Dialog Box


When finished you will have a Site Plan similar to the example below.

Completed Site Plan


This is the end of Part 4 and Tutorial Four. Save your file as RL4-4.
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Tutorial Five – Creating the Stairs, Reflected Ceiling Plans,


Furniture Plans, and Miscellaneous Plans
Part 1 Creating the Stairs and Railings. Creating the Second Floor Opening
and Modifying the Wall Profile
Part 2 Adding the Ceilings and Creating the Reflected Ceiling Plans
Part 3 Adding Lights to the Rooms
Part 4 Adding the Fireplace and Furniture. Creating the Furniture Plans
Part 5 Creating the Longitudinal and Transverse Section Views. Creating the Wall
Sections.
Part 6 Using View Templates. Creating the Miscellaneous Plans and Details (Roof
Framing Plan, Foundation Plan, and Foundation Details)
Note: All screenshots are from the Autodesk® Revit® software.

Starting the Tutorial


Start Revit 2017 by clicking on the icon on the desktop.
Open the last file from Tutorial Four, RL4-4.
Save the file as RL5-1.
In this tutorial you will create the stair leading from the first to the second floor. You
will then create the ceilings for the individual rooms and spaces on the first and
second floors. From these elements you will then create Reflected Ceiling Plans for
both floors. Once the ceilings are in place you will then add lights. These lights will
provide lighting for the rooms when the interior 3D views are created. In addition,
Furniture Plans and other Miscellaneous Plans and Details will be created.
RL5-1 – Creating the Stairs and Railings, Creating the Second Floor Opening
and Modifying the Wall Profile

In this part of the tutorial you create the stairs, add the floor openings for the
stairwell, and modify the profile for the first floor wall next to stairs leading up to the
second floor.
Open the First Floor view.
Zoom in on the
front entry area.

You will create


stairs that start at
the beginning of
the left edge of the
entry to the
second floor.

Stair Beginning Point


Click on the Stair tool in the Architecture tab, Circulation
panel.

Stair Tool
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There are two methods to add stairs, Stair by Component and Stair by Sketch.

You will use the first method.


Set the stair type to Assembled Stair Residential – Open 2 Sides.
Click on the Railing tool.

Railing Tool
Set the Railing Type to None.

You will add the railing later.

Railing Set to None


The base should be set to First
Floor and the Top Level set to
Second Floor.

Stair Type and Level Settings


Set the Location Line to Run: Left, Offset 0’ 0”, and the Actual Run Width to 4’ 3”.

Option Bar Settings


Click at the
point indicated;
then drag the
stair to the left.

Note the text


that gives you
the risers
created and the
number
remaining.
Risers Created and Remaining
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Continue
until it says 0
remaining.

Click the
mouse and
then the
Green Check.

The stairs are


created. Stairs Created
Next you will create the opening for the stairwell on the second floor.

Open the Second Floor view.


Right-click on the floor and
select Override Graphics in
View, By Element...

Override Graphic in View, By Element…


Uncheck the Visible box
under Surface Patterns and
set the Surface
Transparency to 50.

This will allow you to see


the stairs below.

Element Graphics Override


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Select the floor and click on the Edit


Boundary tool.

You may have difficulty selecting the


floor. If so, hide one of the exterior walls
and click the floor edge.
Edit Boundary Tool

The edge of the floor will turn magenta.

Draw a rectangular shape for the opening as shown.

Stair Opening Sketch


If needed, adjust the location of the wall to the north of the stairs to match the
edge of the stairs.
Click the Green Check.

Answer Yes to the Alert


Box.

Alert Box
Select the floor and return it to the original Visibility Settings.
Adding the Stair Railings
Click on the Railing tool in the Circulation panel.
Select the Railing Handrail – Rectangular
railing type in the Properties Box.

Railing Type Selected


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Draw the railing path as shown.

Railing Path Sketch


Click the Green Check.

Position the railing so that it is


on the edge of the floor
opening.

Railing Placed
Open the Railing Samples.rvt file.

This file is included with the other support files downloaded from the website. It
contains samples of various types of railings that may be used with the Revit
program.

Railing Samples File


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Find the Handrail – Pipe – Wall


Family in the Project Browser.

The family is located in the Railings,


Railing folder.

First scroll down to the Families


category and click the “+” sign to
expand it, scroll down to Railings
and expand it, and scroll down to
Railing and expand it.

Right click on Handrail – Pipe – Wall


and select Copy to Clipboard.

Handrail – Pipe – Wall Family


Switch back to your project file.
Click on the Paste tool in the Modify tab, Clipboard panel.
If the Duplicate Types alert box opens, click the OK button to accept it.
The Handrail – Pipe – Wall family is now loaded.
Go to the First Floor view.
Click on the Railing Tool.
Select the Handrail – Pipe – Wall
type.

Handrail – Pipe – Wall Type


Click on the Pick New Host tool.

Pick New Host Tool


Click on the stairs to set the host.
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Draw the path as


shown.

Railing Path
Click the Green Check to add the railing.

You may need to flip the rail and move it onto the wall.

Completed Railing
Creating the Selection Box
Next you will use the Selection Box tool to isolate the stairs, surrounding walls, and
floors. This will create a view that shows the stairs in a 3D view and in section.
In the First Floor view, select the stairs and railing.
In the Modify | Multi-Select contextual tab, View panel select the Selection Box
tool.

This tool is only active if elements are selected.

Selection Box Tool


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After the tool is selected a 3D


Section view will open
showing the selected area.

The view is created in the


Default 3D view.

Right click on the view,


duplicate it, and save the
view as “Stairs – Section”.

Selected Elements in Section


Rotate the view using the ViewCube tool the
opposite side of the stairs.

The view will be oriented to the Right, Back


orientation.

ViewCube
Click on the edge of the section box.

Use the Drag Control arrows to adjust the


section box so that the stairs are sectioned
down the middle and the full length of the
railing is visible.

View Rotated and


Section Box Adjusted
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Modifying the North Stairwell Wall


The last thing is to modify the profile of the north wall of the stairwell. You will create
a sloped edge at the base of the stairs on the first floor.
Open the First Floor view.
Create an Interior Elevation
of the south Living Room
wall.

Interior Elevation Marker


Double-click on the arrow to open the view.

Interior Elevation View


You may need to clip the view to the edge of the ceiling and the top of the first
floor.
Click on the wall and
override the graphics so
that the Transparency is set
to 50.

Wall Set To 50 Transparency


Click on the wall and then click on the Edit
Profile tool.

Edit Profile Tool


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If the Alert Box opens, click


Close to close the box.

Alert Box
Modify the wall to create a sloped edge that matches the slope of the stairs.

The top of the sloped surface will be 3’-6” above the nosing of the stair.
When drawing the
sloped line, draw the
line from one riser to
another and then
position the line on
the tip of the nosing.

Note: You may need


to estimate the
position of the line.
Make sure the angle
matches the slope of
the stairs. Step #1 Step #2

Move the line up 3’-


6” and trim to the
vertical and
horizontal lines.

Profile Sketch Completed


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Click the Green Check to complete the profile.

3D View of Modified Wall


Profile
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RL5-2 – Adding the Ceilings and Creating the Reflected Ceiling Plans

In this part you will add the Ceilings and then create the Reflected Ceiling Plans (RCP)
for the First Floor, Garage, and Second Floor.
Open the RL5-1 file. Save the file as RL5-2.
In the Project Browser, go to
the Ceiling Plans category and
click on the First Floor view.

This is the First Floor Ceiling


Plan view.

Turn off the interior elevation


marks.

First Floor RCP


In the Properties Box,
go to the View Range
section and click on the
Edit… button.

Note that the cut plane


is set to a point just
above the door and
window openings.

View Range Settings for First Floor RCP


Close the View Range dialog box.
Click on the Ceiling tool in the
Architecture tab, Build panel.

Ceiling Tool
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In the Properties Box, select the Compound Ceiling GWB on Furring. Click the Edit
Type button to open the Type Properties for the ceiling type.
Duplicate the type and rename it
GCB on Wood Furring.

New Ceiling Type


Click the Edit… button next to Structure.
Click on the Metal Stud Layer material and then the Material Browser button to
open the Material Browser.
Search for the Softwood, Lumber material, duplicate it, and then rename it Wood
Furring.

Click OK to close the dialog box.

Wood Furring Material Created


Click the material for layer 4. Duplicate the Gypsum Wall Board material and
rename it Gypsum Ceiling Board.

Click the OK button to close the dialog box.


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The material for


layer 4 is now
Gypsum Ceiling
Board.

GCB on Wood Furring Layers


Click OK to apply the changes and to close the Edit Assembly dialog box.

Click OK again to close the Type Properties dialog box.


Select the interior walls on the first floor.
Set the top offset of the walls to
8’-1”.

This is done so that the tops of


the walls are 1” above the
height of the ceiling.

Tops of Interior Walls Set to 8’-1”


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Confirm that the Ceiling is set to


a
height of 8’-0”.

Ceiling Height Set to 8'-0"


While still in the ceiling tool;
click inside the Living Room,
Bedroom, Bathroom, Closet,
and Hall.

You will create a total of five


ceilings.

Ceilings Created
If the Automatic Ceiling does not create a boundary, you will need to use the
Sketch Ceiling tool.

After clicking the tool, use the draw tools to create an enclosed boundary around
the inside edge of the walls.

Sketch Ceiling Contextual Tab


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Creating the Second Floor Opening


You may notice that the north wall of the stairwell is not aligned with the edge of
the stairs.

Move the wall so that the edge of the wall is aligned with the edge of the stairs.
You will need to
modify the ceiling in
the Living Room.

The ceiling is blocking


access to the Second
Floor.

Area to be Removed
Select the edge of the Living Room Ceiling and click the Edit Boundary tool.
Use the Pick Lines option in the Draw panel to pick the new boundary.

Pick on the edge of the second floor, not the edge of the stairwell.
Your new boundary
should look like this…

New Ceiling Boundary


Click the Green Check to apply the changes.

The ceiling is modified.


Creating the Garage Ceiling
Zoom in on the Garage Area.
Click on the Ceiling Tool and
select the Compound Ceiling 2’ x
4’ ACT System.

Note: ACT = Acoustic Ceiling


Tile.

Compound Ceiling 2’ x 4’ ACT System


Ceiling Type
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Set the Level to Garage Floor and


the Height Offset From Level to 8’-
4”.

Height Offset and Level


Click inside the Garage.

Garage Ceiling Placed


Pick on one of the vertical grid lines.
Click on the Move tool and move the grid line 1’-
0” to the right. This will center the panels so that
the lights will also be centered in the garage.

Moving the Grid Line


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Creating the Second Floor Ceilings


Switch to the Second Floor ceiling plan view.

Turn off the interior elevation marks.


Select the interior walls and change the height of the walls to 8’-1”.
Click on the ceiling tool, set the ceiling type to GCB on Wood Furring.

Set the height of the ceiling to 8’-0”.

Add the ceilings as shown.

There will be a total of nine ceilings.

Second Floor Ceilings Placed


This is the end of Part 2. Save your file as RL5-2.
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RL5-3 – Adding Lights to the Rooms

In this part you will add the lights to the rooms. This will not only provide the correct
symbology but also aid in lighting the room when you create the interior renderings.
Open the RL5-2 file. Save the file as RL5-3.
Open the First Floor ceiling view.
Load the “Troffer Light – 2x4 Parabolic” family.

The family is located in the Lighting, Architectural, Internal folder.


Click on the Component tool and
select the Downlight – Recessed
Can 8” Incandescent – 120V light.

Recessed Can Light Selected


Place Lights in each room as shown on the next page. Use the Dimension and
Align tools to locate the lights. Use the Troffer Light – 2x4 Parabolic 2’x4’ (2
Lamp) – 120V type for the two Kitchen lights.

You wish to use reference planes to aid in locating the lights.

Your dimensions may be slightly different.

Note: Your dimensions may vary slightly. You may choose to turn off dimensions
after lights have been placed.
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First Floor Light Placement


Note: To see the diagonal lines at each of the recessed lights, change the detail level
of the view to Medium. The lines will not show if the detail level is set to Fine.
Next you will place the lights in the
Garage.

Use the same Troffer light as you


used in the Kitchen.

When placing the lights, align the


light fixtures with the ceiling grid.

Garage Light Placement


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Lastly, you will place the lights on the second floor ceiling.

Use the diagram to locate the lights.

Reference planes have been using to align and space the lights.

You may choose to leave the dimensions on after the lights are placed.

Second Floor Light Placement


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RL5-4 – Adding the Fireplace and Furniture, Creating the Furniture Plans

In this part of the tutorial you will add the fireplace, mantel, and the furniture for the
house. After that you will create a furniture plan for both floors.
Open the RL5-3 file. Save the file as RL5-4.
Open the First Floor view.
Zoom in on the northeast corner of the living room.

You may see reference planes from the light placement. You may hide the planes
in the view. Do not hide the category.
Load the family, Masonry Chimney-Wall-2 Chimney from the downloaded families
on the website.
Click on the Component tool and
select the Masonry Chimney family.

Chimney Family Selected


Place the Chimney as shown.

Chimney Placement
You will need to create a plan region to display the Chimney properly.
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Click on the Plan Region tool


in the View tab, Create panel.

Plan Region Tool


Sketch the boundary as
shown.

Plan Region Sketch Boundary


Click the Green Check to place the region.
Click on the Edit… button next to the View Range category in the Properties Box.
Set the Cut Plane
to 2’-0”.

Now you will see


the chimney
hearth.

Cut Plane Set to 2'-0"


You may hide the Plan Region Boundary if you wish, but it is not required.

The lines will not show up when the drawing is printed.


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Placing the Concrete Pad Beneath the Chimney


Open the 3D view.
Orient the view to show
the outside base of the
chimney.

Note the gap between the


bottom of the chimney
and the surface of the
driveway.

You will add a concrete


extrusion as you did in the
garage. This will fill the Gap Beneath Chimney
gap.
Click on the arrow beneath the Component tool and select the Model-In-Place
option.
Choose the Generic Models Family Category.
Name the family, Fireplace Base.
Click on the extrusion tool
in the Forms panel.

Extrusion Tool
Set the material of the base to Concrete, Cast-in-Place gray.
Click on the Set tool in the Work Plane panel.

Set Tool
Click the Pick a plane
button (if needed).

Pick a Plane Button


Pick the side of the chimney facing you.
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Draw a rectangular shape below the chimney.

Align the shape with the edge of the chimney


and the floor slab of the house.

The shape is 6” tall.

Extrusion Shape
Set the Extrusion End to 1’-0” and the Extrusion Start to 0’-0”.
Click the Green Check.

The pad is placed to the left of the


chimney base.

Chimney Base Placed


Rotate the view so you can see the right side of the chimney.
Click on the concrete pad and stretch the base using the arrows so that the entire
bottom of the chimney is filled.

Base of Chimney Stretched


Click the Green Check again to finish the model.
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The base and the Chimney are placed.

Completed Chimney
Placing the Furniture
Open the First Floor view.
You may notice that elements of the site are visible in the first floor view.

Hide these elements.


Right-click on the view name in the Project Browser and select Duplicate View,
Duplicate.
Rename the view, First Floor – Furniture Plan.
Hide the interior and exterior elevation marks.
Tag the rooms.

Use the room tag type that shows the name and room number only. Do not
include the volume of the room.
Add the first floor furniture as shown.

Use the table to locate the families. Load the families as needed.
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First Floor Furniture Plan


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Family Name Where Located


Living Room
Table-Dining 24” x 36” x 24” Furniture, Tables folder.
Chair-Breuer Included with template.
Sofa 72” Included with template.
Floor Lamp – Standup Lighting, Architectural,
Internal folder.
Chair-Corbu Chair Furniture, Seating folder.
Table-Coffee 36” x 72” x 18” Furniture, Tables folder.
Fireplace Mantel Custom Families folder.

Family Room
TV Stand Furniture folder.
TV – Flat Screen 42” Furniture folder.
Table-Coffee 24” x 24” x 24” Loaded Previously
Bar_Stool-Generic Custom Families folder.
Sofa 72” Loaded Previously

Master Bedroom
Bed-Standard King 78” x 80” Included with template.
Table – Night Stand 24” x 24” x 30” Furniture, Tables folder.
Dresser 48” x 72” x 24” Furniture, Storage folder.

Bedrooms #2 and #3
Bed-Standard Queen 60” x 79” Included with template.
Table – Night Stand 24” x 24” x 30” Loaded Previously.
Dresser 48” x 72” x 24” Loaded Previously.
Note: You may wish to use different furniture and place in a different
arrangement.
If you are adding furniture that is not on the list and cannot find it in the family
folders, use the Autodesk Seek site or other Manufacturer’s sites. There are also other
sites such as: RevitCity and ARCat.

Site Name Web Address


Autodesk Seek http://seek.autodesk.com/
ARCAT http://www.arcat.com/
RevitCity http://www.revitcity.com/index.php
http://www.hermanmiller.com/design-resources/3d-
Herman Miller
models-revit.html
http://revit.steelcase.com/Steelcase/
Steelcase (Commercial)
Architectural%20Solutions/
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Create the Second Floor Furniture Plan using the same methods.

Second Floor Furniture Plan


To place the Lavatory room tag outside the
room, select the tag and check the leader
checkbox in the options bar. Leader Box Checked

To add an arrow or
dot at the end of
the leader line,
click the Edit Type
button and select
the leader type.

Leader Arrowhead Changed


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RL5-5 – Creating the Longitudinal and Transverse Section Views,


Creating the Wall Sections

In this tutorial you will create Longitudinal and Transverse section views as well as a
Wall Section views. You will use these views to create detail views in Part 6 of this
book.
Open the RL5-4 file. Save the file as RL5-5.
Open the First Floor view.
Hide the furniture and the floor lamps that were created in the previous tutorial.
Click on the Section Tool in the View tab, Create panel.

Section View Tool


Starting at the top of
the view, click and
drag down through
the floor plan as
shown.

Section Line Placement


After the line is placed, you will see a new Project Browser view category appear
called Sections (Building Section).

Your section view will be named Section 1. Rename the view Longitudinal
Section.
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Repeat the process for the transverse section view.

Name the view, Transverse Section.

Transverse Section View Location


Open the Longitudinal Section view. The view will look like this…

Longitudinal Section View


Turn off the tree and people components in the view.

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If the Dresser in the second floor bedroom is not


showing the drawers, return to the second floor
furniture plan view and rotate the dresser 180
degrees.

You will need to move the TV – Flat Screen up to


the top of the stand. Temporarily turn off the
sofa and the coffee table to do this.

TV Moved
Open the Transverse Section view.

Transverse Section View


Note: If some of the level markers are not appearing in the new sections views, open
one of the elevation views or other section view. Then, right-click on the level marker
that is not visible in the other view and select “Maximize 3D Extents”. This should
cause the level marker to appear.
You will need to adjust the seat height of the bar stools in the Family Room on
the left side of the view.

Click on one of the barstools, click the Edit Type… button and change the seat
height from 3’-0” to 2’-6”.

All three barstools will update.

Seat Height Changed


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Creating the Wall Sections


Continuing in the Transverse Section view, click on the Callout tool in the View
tab, Create panel.
Select the appropriate type in the
Properties box. You will choose
Wall Section type.

Wall Section Type


Draw a rectangular boundary
around the ends of the house as
shown.

Click on the boundary and drag


the callout bubbles to the corner
of the boundaries.

Callout #1 Callout #2
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Repeat the process in the Longitudinal Section.

Callout #3 Callout #4 Callout #5


Once the callouts are created, check the Project Browser and make sure that they
are in the Sections (Wall Section) category.

If they are not, select the callout in the project browser and change the type
selector from Section Building Section to Section Wall Section.

This will move it to the correct category.

Eventually all five Callouts will be placed on a single sheet. Next you will annotate
one of the Wall Sections.
Open up the Wall Section known as
Callout #3 in the diagram.

You may also double click on the


bubble for the callout to open the view.

Rename the Wall Section: Garage Wall


Section. Rename View
Set the view scale to 3/4” = 1’-0”.

Set the Detail Level to Fine.

Detail Level Set to Fine


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Click on the edge of


the Crop Window.

Note the dashed


box around the
edge, this is the
Annotation Crop
Window.

Annotation Crop Window


In order for your notes to show
up, you will need to stretch the
annotation crop window away
from the view.

Annotation Crop Window Stretched


Go to the Copy tool and copy the Second Floor level marker.
Drag the copy up approximately 1’-0”.
Hide the Second Floor level marker.
Rename the new level marker, Garage Plate Line. Return the height of the
new level to 9’-0”.
Add the slope symbol.

Go to the Spot Slope tool in the Annotate


tab, Dimension panel.

Spot Slope Tool


Set the Slope Representation to Triangle and Offset from Reference to 1/2”.

Symbol Settings Changed


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Click on the roof surface at the top.


The symbol will appear under the roof surface.

Click above the roof surface to place the symbol.

Symbol Placed
Click on the Component tool in the Annotate
tab, Detail panel.

Detail Component Tool


Add the detail components for the:

a. 2x6 (Sill Plate)


b. 2x6 (Bottom of Window Opening)
c. 4x6 (Window Header)
d. Anchor Bolt 0.5” Diameter (Anchor Bolt)
e. Wall Insulation (Use the Insulation tool in the Annotate,
Detail Panel. Set to 5 1/2” Width)
f. Break Line

Insulation Tool
When placing the Break Lines you need to adjust the size of
the break with the arrows. Space the break line components
approximately 3’-6” from each other.

Break Line
Adjustment
Arrows
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Click on the Region tool in the Annotate tab, Detail panel.

Set the shape to circle in the Draw panel and the Radius to 1/2”.

Select the Filled region Solid Black for the fill pattern for the Rebar ends.
Click the Green Check when finished with adding the Rebar.

Completed Wall Section


Hide the First Floor level marker.
Use the Text, Two Segments tool to add the dimensions and notes.

Refer to the example for text and placement.


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When placing the rebar note use the Add Left


Side Straight Leader Tool to add an additional
segment to the note.

Add Left Side Straight Leader


Tool
Turn off the crop window by toggling the Hide Crop Region toggle in the view
control bar.
This is the end of Part 5. Save your file as RL5-5.
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RL5-6 – Using View Templates, Creating the Miscellaneous Plans and


Details (Roof Framing Plan, Foundation Plan, and Foundation
Details)

In this last part of Tutorial Five, you will be introduced to the concept of view
templates and creating the miscellaneous plans that would be needed for a residential
project. You will not be adding any specific information for these plans, just providing
a place holder for a structural engineering or designer to add their information. Revit
does have specialized products such as Revit Structure. This is included with this
program and may be used to help you complete these drawings.
Open the RL5-5 file. Save the file as RL5-6.
Click on the View Templates tool in the View tab, Graphics panel.
Click on the Manage View Templates
option in the drop-down menu.

View Templates Tool, Manage View


Templates Option
The View Templates dialog opens.

View Templates Dialog Box


On the left side in the Names: box there are various templates that you can use on a
project. On the right in the View Properties area, there are various view settings that
you can change to modify the appearance of the view. You can also change a view
and then create a new template.
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In these next few steps, you will complete an exercise to illustrate the process of
creating a view template.
Close the View Template dialog box.

Open the Site Plan view.

If the view is shaded, change the visual


style to Hidden Line.

Turn off the shadows using the Shadows


On/Off toggle.

Your view should look like this…

Shadows On/Off Toggle

Site Plan View


Right click on the Site Plan view.
Select Duplicate View, Duplicate with Detailing.
Rename the view, Site Plan – Shaded.
You now have two views that look exactly the same. Next you will change the
appearance of the shaded view.
While in the Site Plan – Shaded view,
change the visual style to shaded.

Shaded Visual Style


Turn on the shadows by clicking on the Shadows On button.
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Your view should now look like


this…

Shaded View of Site Plan


Next, you will create a View Template from these settings and apply it to the other
non-shaded site plan view.
Click on View Templates, Create
Template from Current View.

Create Template from Current View


Tool
Name the view: Site Plan - Shaded

New View Template

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The View now appears in the View


Templates List.

Template Added to List


Click OK to close the dialog box.
Switch to the Site Plan View (non-shaded).
Click on View Templates, Apply
Template Properties to Current
View.

Apply Template Properties to Current View


Select the Site Plan – Shaded template.
Click the Apply Properties
button.

Apply Properties Button


The view is shaded and the view properties match the other view.
Return the view to the previous settings.
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Setting up the Roof Framing View


In the Project Browser go to the Roof Framing view. This view is provided
with the template file.
Click on the view to open it. You will see that most of the view is grayed out with
the exception of the chimney and the walls are not visible.
To show the walls, set the
Underlay to Second Floor.

Underlay Set to Second Floor


This view would be the view that you would add the Roof Framing elements and
notations.

Information on this plan would include:

a. Ridge Beam size


b. Rafter size and spacing
c. Roof Material
d. Header size for second floor headers
e. Other general information.

Roof Framing Plan with Second Floor Underlay Turned On


This will be the plan that you will include in the Portfolio.
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Setting up the Foundation Plan View


Open the First Floor view.
Duplicate the view without detailing and rename in Foundation Plan.
Click on the View Templates tool and click Apply Template Properties to Current
View.
Select the Structural Foundation Plan name and click the Apply Properties button.
Click the OK button to close the dialog box.
To set up the appearance of this view do the following:
a. Select and hide the garage floor and the first floor slabs. When selecting the
floors, do not include the driveway slab or the 4” thick portion of the garage
slab.
b. Hide the Stairs.
c. Hide the Room Separator lines.
d. Hide the Furnace and Water Heater.

Floors Selected
Right-click on one of the floors and hide the elements.
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The Foundation Plan view is now set up. This will be the view that will be in the
Portfolio.

Foundation View Setup


Next you will set up the Foundation Details.
Open the Garage Wall Section view that you created in Part 5.
Click on the Callout Tool.
Select Detail View, Detail as the
type.

Detail View Type


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Add the detail


view callout as
shown.

Detail View Callout Placed


Double-click on the bubble to
open the Detail View.

Detail View of Footer


Rename the view, Exterior Garage Bearing Footer.
Repeat this process on the other wall sections until you have at least three
additional foundation detail views. Name the views accordingly.
Also, create at least four framing details. Refer to the wall sections for locations.
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Framing Detail Callouts on Framing Detail Callouts on


Wall Section Callout #1 Transverse Section View
Note: These detail views will be placed on the Foundation and Framing Plan sheets.
This is the end of Part 6 and Tutorial 5. Save your file as RL5-6.
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Tutorial Six – Setting Up the Design Options, Exterior &


Interior 3D Views, and Renderings
Part 1 Creating the Front Porch Design Options
Part 2 Creating the Second Floor and Garage Roof Options
Part 3 Setting up the Interior Camera Views
Part 4 Setting up the Exterior Camera Views
Part 5 Setting up the Isometric and Perspective Section Camera Views
Note: All screenshots are from the Autodesk® Revit® software.

Starting the Tutorial


Start Revit 2017 by clicking on the icon on the desktop.
Open the last file from Tutorial Five, RL5-6.
Save the file as RL6-1.
In this tutorial you will set up two different design options of the project. One will
show two different roof styles and the other will show two different porch options.
After that you will setup the exterior and interior camera views for the project. Once
those views are set up you will either render the views using the Revit software or use
Autodesk’s Cloud Rendering service.
RL6-1 – Creating the Front Porch Design Options

In this part of the tutorial you will create two design options for the front porch of
your house. There is currently no covering or step into the house so you will start by
creating what will be known as the Primary Option.
Before beginning this procedure you will need to paint the fascia board surfaces.
Open the Default 3D view.
Zoom in on the house.
Go the Materials tool in the Manage tab, Settings panel.
Search for Paint in the search area.
Duplicate the Paints and Coatings material and name it Paint – White.
Close the Material Browser.
Click on Paint tool in the Modify tab, Modify panel.
Click on the edge of all the fascia surfaces to paint them with the new material.
Creating the Porch Area
Open the Site Plan view.
Set the cut plane of the view to 4’-0”.
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Create a new floor.

The Level is First Floor with a


Height Offset of -0’ 1”.

You will need to create a new floor


type that is 8” in thickness. Start
with the Concrete Slab – 6” type.

Porch Floor Settings


Draw the boundary as shown and center it on
the front door.

Align the left edge of the porch slab with the


floor slab.

Click the Green Check to complete the floor.

Front Porch Sketch Boundary


Set the cut plane of the view to 10’-0”. Next you will add porch roof.
Click on the Roof tool.
Starting with the Basic Roof Wood
Rafter 8” – Asphalt Shingle roof
style, create a new style called:
Basic Roof Wood Rafter 6” –
Asphalt Shingle.

The only change will be to change


Layer 4 (Rafter Height) from 7 1/4”
to
5 1/2”.

Roof Settings
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Draw the boundary of the roof as shown.

The edge of the roof will match the edge of


the porch slab.

The right side line will be sloped.

Use these settings for the roof:


a. Base Level – First Floor
b. Base Offset From Level – 7’ 6”
c. Rafter Cut – Two Cut – Plumb
d. Slope – 3” / 12”

Porch Roof Sketch Boundary


Switch to the 3D view.
Your porch will look like this…

Porch Roof and Slab


Paint the fascia with the same Paint - White material as before.
Open the Site Plan view.
Change the cut plane to 4’-0”.
Click on the Column tool, Column: Architecture in the Architecture tab, Build
panel.

Select the Wood Timber Column 4 x 4 family.

Add the two 4x4 posts 6” from each corner of the porch slab.
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Column: Architectural Tool

4 x 4 Posts Added
Open the 3D view.

After adding the Posts, attach the top of the posts to the roof using the
Attach Top/Base tool.

Before Attaching the Posts to the Roof After Attaching the Posts to the Roof
At this point you will begin the process of creating the two design options. Although
not required, you will use the existing elements to create the second option.
While still in the 3D view, open the
Design Options dialog box.
Design Options Tool
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The Design Options


dialog box opens.

Design Options Dialog Box


Click on the New button under the Option Set.

Create two option sets, “Front Porch” and “Roof”.


With the Front Porch option set selected, click the New button under the Option
area.

Create two options, 1 – Smaller Porch (8’-6”) and 2 – Extended Porch (19’-6
1/2”).
Select the Roof option, click the New button under the Option area.

Create two options, 1 – Hip Roof and 2 – Gable.


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When finished your


Design Options
dialog box should
look like this…

Click Close to close


the
dialog box.

Design Options Dialog Box with Options Added


Next you will add the front porch elements to the two Front Porch Design Options.
Select the porch slab, the two 4 x 4
posts, and the porch roof.

Porch Elements Selected


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Click the Add to Set tool at the bottom of the


screen next to the Design Options tool.
Add to Set Tool
The Add to Design Option Set dialog
box opens.

Select the Front Porch option if


necessary.

Click the OK to close the box and


add the elements to the two options.

Note:
What just happened is the four
elements that were selected were
removed from the main model.

Then two sets of the four elements


were added back into the model, one
for each of the Design options.

This way you will be able to change


the second set of elements without Add to Design Option Set Dialog Box
affecting the first set.

You may notice that you are not able to select any of the four elements. To access
these elements you will need to activate one of the design options for the front porch.
Click on the Active Design drop-
down at the bottom of the screen.

Select the first option on the Front


Porch option.

Active Design Option Drop-Down


The rest of the model will gray out and
you will be able to pick the four elements.

Front Porch Option #1 Elements


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Now you will be able to change these elements to create the elements for
Front Porch Option #2.
Open the Site Plan view.
Click on the Active Design drop-down
and choose
Front Porch Option #2.

Option #2 Chosen
For the Front Porch Option #2 you will make the following changes.
a. The dimensions of the porch slab with change to 5’-6” x 19’-6 1/2”
b. Two additional posts will be added. The four posts will be placed in the
following locations.
c. Three handrails will be added between the 4x4 posts.
They will need to be added one at a time using the Railing tool. Use the
Railing Handrail – Rectangular type.
d. The roof footprint will be changed to match the edge of the enlarged porch
slab. Keep the slope of the roof at 3”/12”.
(Change the cut plane to 10’-0” before modifying the roof.)

Option #2 Porch Slab


Dimensions 4x4 Post Locations Enlarged Roof Footprint
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Open the 3D view.

Completed Front Porch Option #2


Change the Design Option to Main Model.

The Option #2 elements will turn off.

Later you will set up a 3D view that will show this option.
This is the end of Part 1. Save your file as RL6-1
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RL6-2 – Creating the Second Floor and Garage Roof Design Options

Now you will set up the two Roof Design options. One of the options will be the
Hip roof that you already have created. Option #2 will be the Gable roof.

Open the RL6-1 file. Save the file as RL6-2.


Zoom out in the
3D view so that
you can see the
entire house.

You may wish to


hide the tree,
people and car to
see the house
clearly.

3D View of Entire House


Before modifying the roofs, you will need to select the following elements:
 All of the exterior walls.
 The separation wall between the garage and the kitchen.
 The chimney.
 The second floor roof.
 The garage roof.

Note: You do not need to select the doors and windows; they will be selected
automatically when the walls are selected.
Add the elements to the Roof Option
Set.

Add to Design Option Set Dialog Box


(Roof Option)
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Click on the Active Design drop-


down and choose Roof Option #2.

Option #2 (Roof) Chosen


Select the first roof, click on the
Edit Footprint tool and remove the
slopes for the east and west side of
the roof.

After modifying the roof you might


need to reattach the east and west
exterior walls to the roof.

Second Floor Roof Footprint


Select the garage roof, click on the
Edit Footprint tool and remove the
slope for the north side of the roof.

Garage Roof Footprint


When completed
your roofs will look
like this…

You will need to re-


paint the fascia
boards with the Paint
– White material.

Roofs Modified
Return to the Main Model.
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Setting Up the Views of the Design Options


Next you will create 3D views that will show the two sets of Design Options.
Duplicate the 3D
view and rename it:
Front Porch 1 –
Roof 1.

Setup a cropped
view that shows the
entire house.

Cropped View
Duplicate the view three times.

Refer to the chart below for the names of the views and the Design Options to be
shown.

Design Option
View Name
Front Porch Option Roof Option
Front Porch 1 – Roof 1 Option #1 Roof #1
Front Porch 1 – Roof 2 Option #1 Roof #2
Front Porch 2 – Roof 1 Option #2 Roof #1
Front Porch 2 – Roof 2 Option #2 Roof #2
To set the Design Option for each view, open the Visibility Graphics Overrides by
pressing the “V” key twice (VV).

Click on the Design Option tab on the right.

Visibility Graphics Overrides Dialog Box


Re-Open the dialog for each view and set the Design Option display accordingly.

When you put together the portfolio, you will place the four views on a single
sheet.
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Design Option Examples


This is the end of Part 2. Save your file as RL6-2.
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RL6-3 – Setting up the Interior Camera Views

In this part of the tutorial you will setup interior camera views of different rooms in
the house. From these views, you will choose the best ones to create high-resolution
renderings.
Before beginning this part of the tutorial create a folder on your local drive called
Renderings. This will be where you save your rendered files after they are created.
You will also need to set up the materials for the Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops.
Open the RL6-2 file. Save the file as RL6-3.
Click on the Object Styles tool in the Manage tab, Settings panel.

Object Styles Tool


In the Object Styles dialog box, click on the “+” sign next to the Casework
category. Change the material for the Cabinet sub category to Oak, White and
the Counter Top subcategory to Stone – Marble, Green.

Object Styles Dialog Box


Click OK to close the dialog box. Now the materials will be assigned to the
cabinets and counter tops.
Open the First Floor – Furniture Plan view.
Zoom in on the Living Room area.

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Click on the Camera tool in the View tab, Create


panel, 3D View tool.

Camera Tool
Position the camera
at the southwest
corner of the room
and drag up and to
the right towards the
fireplace.

You may wish to add


people to the interior
of the rooms.

The blue lines


represent the edges
of the view.

Camera Position
The perspective
camera view opens.

Drag the edges of the


view until you are
satisfied with the
results.

Original Camera View


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Adjusted Camera View


Turn on the Shaded Visual Style and the
shadows. Click on the Sun path tool and
select Sun Settings…

Sun Settings
Set the Sun
Settings to
the following
settings.

Sun Settings Dialog Box


To check the rendering
setup, click on the
Render tool in the View Render Tool
Control Bar.
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The Rendering dialog box opens.

Set the Quality to Draft and the Lighting


Scheme to Interior: Sun and Artificial.

Rendering Dialog
Click the Render button at
the top of the dialog box to
start the rendering.

It will take a few minutes to


render the view.

A Rendering Progress dialog


box will open.
Rendering Progress Dialog
Once the rendering is complete,
adjust the settings as needed.

When the rendering is setup


properly, render the view in Medium
or High quality.

Depending on the speed of your


computer, this may take an hour or
longer.

Draft Rendering of Living Room


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Click on the Adjust Exposure…


button to change the
exposure settings of your
rendering if needed.

(Your settings may be


different than the image
shown.)

Note: The exposure settings


can be changed after the
initial rendering but must
occur before the rendering is
saved to a file or to the
project.

Exposure Control Dialog Box


Click on the Save to Project… button to save the rendering in the Project Brower.

A new category will be created called Renderings.


Click on the Export… button to save
the rendering to your Renderings
folder.

You can return to the rendered view


anytime by opening the 3D camera
view and pressing the Show the
rendering button.

Save to Project... and Export...


Buttons
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Using Cloud Rendering with Autodesk® 360


Autodesk 360 is a website provided by Autodesk. This will allow you to render your
project on their website rather than using your own computer. Not only is this method
quicker (approx. 30 times faster) but it will not tie up your computer while your file is
rendered.
To use this free service, you will need to have Autodesk Student Community account.
If you do not have an account and are a current college or high school student you
may visit the Autodesk website to create one. If you are not a current student, you
may sign up at the Autodesk 360 site for a free trial.
To begin the process of rendering the view using
the Autodesk Cloud Rendering service, click on the
Render in Cloud tool in the Create panel.

Render in Cloud Tool


After clicking on
the tool, the
Render in Cloud
dialog box opens.

This box tells you


the steps for
rendering using
the Autodesk
Cloud service.

Click Continue.

Render in Cloud Dialog Box


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The next
dialog box
opens.

This dialog
contains fields
to set up the
rendering.

Settings for Cloud Rendering


Set up the rendering.
a. 3D View - You may render one or multiple views.
b. Output Type – Still Image, Interactive Panorama, or Illuminance
c. Render Quality – Standard or Final
d. Image Size – Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, or Maximum
e. Exposure – Advanced or Native
f. File Format – PNG, JPEG, or TIFF
g. Check the “Email me when complete” checkbox if desired.
h. Click to Start Rendering button to begin.
Another Render in
Cloud dialog opens.

Click on the Continue


in Background to close
the box and continue
working on your
project.

Render in Cloud Dialog Box


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Click on the Render Gallery tool to open the


Autodesk 360 webpage and see your progress.

The rendering time will vary depending on how


busy the network is.

Render Gallery Tool

Autodesk 360 Webpage (Google Chrome Browser)


Click on the
thumbnail to
view a larger
view of your
rendering.

You may also


download a
copy of your
image to your
local drive.

Larger Image Preview


Set up an additional view in the Living Room and in the following areas of the
house:
a. Master Bedroom – 1 view
b. Kitchen – 1 view
c. Family Room – 2 views
d. Garage – 1 view
e. First Floor Bath – 1 view
f. Stairs – 1 view
g. Second Floor Bath – 1 view
h. Second Floor Bedroom – 1 view
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You also have the ability to


adjust the rendering and to
create additional rendering
types.

One of these is Panorama.


This will create a view that
will enable panning around
the room.

For this rendering type it is


best to place the camera in
the center of the room.

Additional Rendering Options


This is the end of Part 3. Save your file as RL6-3.
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RL6-4 – Setting up the Exterior Camera Views

In this part you will save an exterior rendered perspective view of your project. As in
the previous part, you may choose to use the Revit program or the Cloud service to
complete your renderings.
Open the RL6-3 file. Save the file as RL6-4.
Open the Site Plan view.
Turn on the
shadows and set
the Azimuth and
Altitude to 45
degrees.

Uncheck the
Relative to View
checkbox.

Sun Settings Changed


Position the camera at the lower
right corner of the site and point
towards the center of the house.

Camera Position
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The view for the Exterior


Perspective of the house
opens.

Exterior Perspective View


Crop the view until you are satisfied with the result. Save the view as:
Exterior Perspective - 1
Create at least two additional Exterior Perspective views of the house.
This is the end of Part 4. Save your file as RL6-4.

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RL6-5 – Setting up the Isometric and Perspective Section Camera Views

In this last part of the Tutorial you will set up two isometric section views and one
perspective section view of the house.
Open the RL6-4 file. Save the file as RL6-5.
Open the default 3D
view of the house.

This view should be


a non-perspective
view.

Shade the view if it


isn’t already shaded.
Default 3D View
Duplicate the view and name it: Longitudinal Section
Go to the Properties box and scroll
down to the Extents area.

Click on the checkbox for the Section


Box.

Section Box Checkbox


A box will appear around the 3D view.

Click on the edge and drag the side using the blue arrows.

Section Box Arrows


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Drag the arrows


until your view
looks like this…

Longitudinal Section
Duplicate the view
and set up to look
like this…

Transverse Section
Name the view Transverse Section.
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Creating the Perspective Section View


Create a new camera view
from the Site Plan.

Name the view Perspective


Section.

Camera Location for Perspective Section View


Once the view opens, go to the Properties for the view and check the section box
checkbox.

Hide the trees, people, and car.


Click on the
Steering Wheel
icon on the right
and drag it out into
the drawing.

You will need to


use this tool to
zoom, pan, and
orbit the view.

Perspective View with Section Box and Steering Wheel


Tool
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Click the Section Box checkbox in the Properties box.


Using the Zoom option on the wheel, zoom out so that you can see the section
box.
Close the Steering Wheel and click on the edge of the section box.
Adjust the view and the edge of the crop window until the section is located at
the desired location.

Completed Perspective Section


The view is now ready to be rendered.

You do not need to hide the section box.


This is the end of Part 5 and Tutorial Six. Save your file as RL6-5.
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Tutorial Seven – Assembling the Sheet Views and Portfolio


Part 1 Sheet T-1 TITLE SHEET
Part 2 Sheet A-1 SITE PLAN
Part 3 Sheet A-2 FIRST FLOOR PLAN
Part 4 Sheet A-3 SECOND FLOOR PLAN
Part 5 Sheet A-4 EAST/NORTH ELEVATIONS
Sheet A-5 SOUTH/WEST ELEVATIONS
Part 6 Sheet A-6 SECTIONS
Part 7 Sheet A-7 FIRST FLOOR REFLECTED CEILING PLAN
SECOND FLOOR REFLECTED CEILING PLAN
Part 8 Sheet A-8 INTERIOR ELEVATIONS
Part 9 Sheet A-9 CALLOUTS & WALL SECTIONS
Part 10 Sheet A-10 FIRST FLOOR COLOR LEGEND
SECOND FLOOR COLOR LEGEND
Part 11 Sheet A-11 FIRST FLOOR FURNITURE PLAN
SECOND FLOOR FURNITURE PLAN
Part 12 Sheet A-12 DESIGN OPTIONS
Part 13 Sheet A-13 RENDERINGS
Part 14 Sheet S-1 ROOF FRAMING PLAN
Part 15 Sheet S-2 FOUNDATION PLANS & DETAILS
Part 16 Sheet E-1 ELECTRICAL PLANS
Part 17 Assembling the PDF Portfolio
Note: All screenshots are from the Autodesk® Revit® software.

Starting the Tutorial


Start Revit 2017 by clicking on the icon on the desktop.
Open the last file from Tutorial Six, RL6-5.
Save the file as RL7-1.

Note: Since there are many parts to this tutorial, you may wish to not save the
tutorial at the end of each part. This will save a considerable amount of disk space.
In this last tutorial you will set up the different sheet views needed for the project.
After the sheets are created and set up, you will then assemble the files into a
portfolio. You will use another program to create the PDF files and merge them into
one file.

If you are having difficulty viewing the book examples of the sheets, download the PDF
example of the portfolio within the website support files.
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RL7-1 – Sheet T-1 – TITLE SHEET

Go to the Sheets section of the Project Browser. Rather than modifying the sheets
that come with the template file, you will create new ones.
In the Sheets section. Select each sheet and delete them from the file.

You may delete all the sheets at once by selecting the first sheet, holding the
Shift key, selecting the last sheet, and then pressing the delete key.
Right-click on the word Sheets in the Project
Browser and select New Sheet…

New Sheet Tool


Click the Load…
button and load the
D 24 x 36 Horizontal
– Instant Revit!
family file.

This file is in the


Custom Families
folder or on the
website.
New Sheet Dialog Box
Rename the sheet.

The sheet number will be T-1 and the


name of the sheet is Title Sheet.

The title block will update.

Sheet Renamed
Add the text to the top of the sheet as shown. You may substitute other text in
place of the text shown in the example. Use the following text sizes:
a. 1 1/2” Arial for the Instant Revit! text.
b. 1” Arial for the Residential Project Portfolio text.
c. 1/2” for your name and the date completed.
Add renderings of the exterior and interior of the house as well as two other
renderings.
After you have created all the sheets, you will create a sheet index and add it to
this sheet.

This will be done at the end of the Tutorial.


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Your Title Sheet will look like this…

Sheet T-1 – Title Sheet


This is the end of Part 1. Save your file as RL7-1.
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RL7-2 – Sheet A-1 – SITE PLAN

Open the RL7-1 file. Save the file as RL7-2.

You may choose to not save the file with a new file name at the end of each part.
Create the sheet for the Site Plan.
Drag and drop the Site Plan view into the sheet. The scale of the view is 1/8” =
1’-0”.
Hide the car and the people.

Sheet A-1 - Site Plan


This is the end of Part 2. Save your file as RL7-2.
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RL7-3 – Sheet A-2 – FIRST FLOOR PLAN

Open the RL7-2 file. Save the file as RL7-3.


Create a sheet for the First Floor Plan.
The scale of the view is 1/4” = 1’-0”.
Drag and drop the First Floor view onto the sheet. Position the view on the left
side.
Drag and drop the Door Schedule, Window Schedule, and Room Finish Schedule
onto the sheet. Stack the schedules on the right side of the sheet.
Click on each of the schedules and drag the arrows at the top of the schedule to
re-size the columns.

Schedule Control Arrows

Sheet A-2 - First Floor Plan


This is the end of Part 3. Save your file as RL7-3.
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RL7-4 – Sheet A-3 – SECOND FLOOR PLAN

Open the RL7-3 file. Save the file as RL7-4.


Create a sheet for the Second Floor Plan.
The scale of the view is 1/4” = 1’-0”.
Drag and drop the Second Floor view onto the sheet.

Position the view on the left side.

Sheet A-3 - Second Floor Plan

This is the end of Part 4. Save your file as RL7-4.


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RL7-5 – Sheet A-4 – EAST/NORTH ELEVATIONS


Sheet A-5 – SOUTH/WEST ELEVATIONS

Open the RL7-4 file. Save the file as RL7-5.


Create two sheets for the four elevation views.
The scale of the elevations is 3/8” = 1’-0”.
Drag and drop the East and North Elevations onto the first sheet and the South
and West Elevations onto the second sheet. Position the views in the center of
each sheet.
After placing the views line up the view labels.

Sheet A-4 - East and North Elevations

Sheet A-5 - South and West Elevations


This is the end of Part 5. Save your file as RL7-5.
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RL7-6 – Sheet A-6 – SECTIONS

Open the RL7-5 file. Save the file as RL7-6.


Create a sheet for the two section views.
The scale of the sections is 3/8” = 1’-0”.
Drag and drop the Longitudinal and Transverse sections onto the sheet.
After placing the views line up the view labels.

Sheet A-6 - Sections


This is the end of Part 6. Save your file as RL7-6.
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RL7-7 – Sheet A-7 – FIRST FLOOR REFLECTED CEILING PLAN &


SECOND FLOOR REFLECTED CEILING PLAN

Open the RL7-6 file. Save the file as RL7-7.


Create a sheet for the first and second floor reflected ceiling plans.
The scale of the plan views is 1/4” = 1’-0”.
Drag and drop the ceiling plan views onto the sheet.
After placing the views line up the first with
the second floor view.

Change the name of the views of the sheets


using the Properties dialog box.

There is no need to change the view name.

View Name Changed

Sheet A-7 - Reflected Ceiling Plans

This is the end of Part 7. Save your file as RL7-7.


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RL7-8 – Sheet A-8 – INTERIOR ELEVATIONS

Open the RL7-7 file. Save the file as RL7-8.


Create a sheet for the interior elevation views.
The scale of each of the views is 1/2” = 1’-0”.
Drag and drop each of the views onto the sheet. You will need to create some of
the views were not created during the tutorials.

Add the notes and annotations if desired. Refer to the portfolio on the website for
high resolution views of the interior elevations.
After placing the views line up the views in each row with one another.

Sheet A-8 - Interior Elevations


This is the end of Part 8. Save your file as RL7-8.
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RL7-9 – Sheet A-9 – CALLOUTS & WALL SECTIONS

Open the RL7-8 file. Save the file as RL7-9.


Create a sheet for the callouts and wall sections.
The scale of the bathroom callouts is 1/2” = 1’-0”, the scale of the kitchen callout
and the two wall sections is 3/4” = 1’-0”.
Drag and drop each of the views onto the sheet.
After placing the views line up the views in each row with one another.

Sheet A-9 - Callouts & Wall Sections


This is the end of Part 9. Save your file as RL7-9.
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RL7-10 – Sheet A-10 – FIRST FLOOR COLOR LEGEND & SECOND FLOOR
COLOR LEGEND

Open the RL7-9 file. Save the file as RL7-10.


Create a sheet for the first and second floor color legends.
The scale of the legends is 1/4” = 1’-0”.
Drag and drop the color legends onto the sheet.
After placing the views line up the first with the second floor view.

Sheet A-10 - Color Legends


This is the end of Part 10. Save your file as RL7-10.
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RL7-11 – Sheet A-11 – FIRST FLOOR FURNITURE PLAN &


SECOND FLOOR FURNITURE PLAN

Open the RL7-10 file. Save the file as RL7-11.


Create a sheet for the first and second floor furniture plans.
The scale of the plan views is 1/4” = 1’-0”.
Drag and drop the plan views onto the sheet.
After placing the views, line up the first floor view with the second floor view.

Sheet A-11 - Furniture Plans


This is the end of Part 11. Save your file as RL7-11.
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RL7-12 – Sheet A-12 – DESIGN OPTIONS

Open the RL7-11 file. Save the file as RL7-12.


Create a sheet for the design option views.
The scale of the views is 1:75. This can be done by using the Custom… setting in
the view scale.

Custom Scale Tool Scale Set To 1:75


Drag and drop the plan views onto the sheet.
After placing the views activate each view and line up the edges of the crop
windows.

Sheet A-12 - Design Options


This is the end of Part 12. Save your file as RL7-12.
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RL7-13 – Sheet A-13 – RENDERINGS

Open the RL7-12 file. Save the file as RL7-13.


Create a sheet for the renderings.
Drag and drop the renderings from the project browser or insert them using the
Image tool in the Insert tab, Import panel.

Sheet A-13 - Renderings


This is the end of Part 13. Save your file as RL7-13.
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RL7-14 – Sheet S-1 – ROOF FRAMING PLAN

Open the RL7-13 file. Save the file as RL7-14.


Create a sheet for roof framing plan and the framing details
The scale of the plan view is 1/4” = 1’-0”.
The scale of the framing details is 1” = 1’-0”.
Drag and drop the plan view and the detail views onto the sheet.
Place the plan view on the left side of the sheet. Place the detail views on the
right side of the sheet. After placing, line up the details vertically.
Note: You will not be placing annotations or dimensions within these views.

Sheet S-1 - Roof Framing


This is the end of Part 14. Save your file as RL7-14.

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RL7-15 – Sheet S-2 – FOUNDATION PLANS & DETAILS

Open the RL7-14 file. Save the file as RL7-15.


Create a sheet for foundation plan and the foundation details.
The scale of the plan view is 1/4” = 1’-0”.
The scale of the foundation details is 1” = 1’-0”.
Drag and drop the plan view and the detail views onto the sheet.
Place the plan view on the left side of the sheet. Place the detail views on the
right side of the sheet. After placing, line up the details vertically.
Note: You will not be placing annotations or dimensions within these views.

Sheet S-2 - Foundation Plan


This is the end of Part 15. Save your file as RL7-15.
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RL7-16 – Sheet E-1 – ELECTRICAL PLANS

Open the RL7-15 file. Save the file as RL7-16.


Create a sheet for first and second floor electrical plans.
The scale of the plan views is 1/4” = 1’-0”.
Drag and drop the plan views onto the sheet.
Place the first floor electrical plan on the left side of the sheet. Place the second
floor electrical plan on the right side of the sheet. After placing, line up the views
horizontally.
Note: You will not be placing electrical symbols within these views.

Sheet E-1 - Electrical Plans


This is the end of Part 16. Save your file as RL7-16.
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RL7-17 – Assembling the PDF Portfolio

Open the RL7-16 file. Save the file as RL7-17.


Now that you have finished creating the sheets, you will create a Sheet Index.
Follow this procedure to create the index.
Go to the View tab, Schedules tool and select
the Sheet List Tool.

Sheet List Tool


In the Sheet List Properties, add the Sheet Number and Sheet Name fields.
Add a new Parameter
called Sheet Order.

Use Number for the


Type of Parameter.

Sheet Order Parameter


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Setup the
fields as
shown…

Sheet Index Fields


Setup the
columns as
shown…

Sheet Index Setup


Set the font sizes using the Appearance tab and the Font tool in the appearance
panel.
a. For the Title of the Sheet Index use Arial Black, 1/4”, Bold, Underline.
b. For the header text use Arial, 3/16”, Underline.
c. For the body text use Arial, 1/8”.
d. Sort the schedule by the Sheet Order. After sorting hide the column.
When finished
setting up the
Sheet Index, drag
the schedule onto
the Title Sheet in
the lower right
corner.

Sheet Index Placed


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Creating the PDF Portfolio File


Next you will create a PDF portfolio of your project. You will use the PDF ReDirect v2
program to create the PDF files of each sheet and merge them into one file.

The program is free. You may download it at www.exp-systems.com.


Click on the Application Menu and select the
Print command.

Print Command
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The Print dialog


box opens.

Match the
settings as
shown.

Your file
location may
be different.

Print Dialog Box


Click on the Select… button in the Print
Range area.

Select... Button
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The View/Sheet Set


dialog opens.

Uncheck the Views


checkbox and select
the sheets as shown.

Click the OK button.

View/Sheet Set Dialog Box


Click the Setup… button at the
bottom right corner of the dialog
box.

Setup... Button
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Match the settings in the Print Setup dialog as shown…

Print Setup Dialog Box


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Click the OK button to close the


dialog box.

Answer “Yes” to the Printing


Separate Files alert box.

Click OK in the Print dialog box to


begin creating the PDF files.
Alert Box
It will take a few minutes as each
file is created and the Preview is
generated.

Note: Wait until all of the sheets


have been process and the
previews are visible.

PDF reDirect v2 Interface


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You will need to reorder the list so that the Title Page is the first one in the list.

Click on the Printer Output file and click the top blue arrow to move it to the top.
You will also need to move the Electrical Plan to the bottom of the Merge List.
As you click through each file you will see a preview appear in the area to the
right. Use this to find the file to move.
Once the file order is setup, click the Save button to create the portfolio.
Name the file Residential Portfolio – Your Name and set the View Style to Fit
page.
Once completed you will have 17 sheets.
To see an example of the completed Residential Portfolio, check the companion
website at www.instantrevit.com.
This is the end of Part 17, Tutorial Seven, and the Residential Project.
Save your file as RL7-17.

Congratulations on Completing the


Residential Project!
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Glossary of Terms and Tools


Note: All screenshots are from the Autodesk® Revit® software.

Add-Ins Programs that may be added to be used within the Revit®


software.

Align(ed) Elements that line up with one another. The Align tool in the Modify
ribbon is used for this. Also used for the Aligned Dimension
dimension style.

Annotation(s) Elements such as: text, dimensions, or symbols that are placed in
2D or 3D views.

Application By clicking on the Revit Icon in the upper left


Menu corner of the screen you can open the Application
menu. This will allow you to perform various tasks
such as: Save, Open, and Print. Application
Menu Icon

Autodesk® The company the makes the Revit® software.

Callout A portion of the view that shown in a separate view at a finer scale
to show more detail. The tool is located in the View ribbon.

Callout Tool

Camera View A three dimension view of that structure that is in perspective


projection. The view is created by using the Camera tool in the 3D
View tool located in the Create Panel, View Ribbon.

Cascade Arranging and opening views/windows so that all they are of equal
(Windows) size and overlapping one another.

Component This tool is used to add an existing family or create a Model in the
project using the Model In-Place option.

Contextual A tab on the ribbon that appears while


Tab using a particular tool. Contains tools that
are specific to the current command. The
tab is green in color and will disappear
when the command is completed.
Contextual Tab
(Place Door Tab
Shown)

Core The inner portion of an element. Usually is used as structural


support. Example: The structural core of a wall.

Curtain Wall A type of wall that does not provide support for the structure.
Usually made of glass panels with mullions.
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Curtain Grid Used with curtainwall elements. A curtain grid is a system of lines
that is used to separate a larger panel. These are required to add
mullions to a curtain wall.

Cut To remove material where two elements


(Geometry) intersect. Located in the Modify ribbon.

Cut Tool

Cut Plane This is a portion of the plan view that is visible in section. By
default this is set to 4’-0” above the floor level but may be raised
or lowered depending on the desired result. This setting is changed
in the Properties Palette in the View Range setting.

Datum A base or reference surface than provides a location reference for


other elements. An example would be the first floor line on an
elevation view. This height would be set to zero and other heights
in the project would be measured from it.

Design Allows the user to create different designs of the project within the
Options same Revit file. Located in the Manage ribbon.

Design Options Tool

Detail Elements that are placed in two dimensional views. A detail line
would only be visible in the view in which it was placed. A level is a
type of datum.

Detail Level The level of detail that is shown in the view. The settings are:
course, medium, and fine. This is adjusted at the bottom of the
screen in the View Control Bar.

Detail Level Tool

Drafting View A two-dimensional view. May be used for structural details or other
annotative elements.

Dormer An opening created in a sloped roof for an additional roof structure.

Element A single object within the project. A line of text would be


considered a text element.

Export To take elements from the file (or the entire file) and convert them
to another format so that it may be opened in a different
application. The Export tool is located in the Application Menu.

Extrusion When a flat shape is extended (or extruded) into a solid. This
method of creating elements is used in the Roof tool, Modeling
components, Slab edges, and other tools.
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Face The outside surface or edge of an element. The Face of Core option
may be used when placing dimensions to locate wall locations.

Family(ies) A single element or collection of Revit elements that may be added


to the project as a group. Examples include doors, windows, and
cabinetry. These files have the .rfa file extension.

Footprint An area or shape that is created to define the size and shape of an
element such as a floor or roof. This is done while in Sketch Mode.
The lines that make up the edge of the footprint are magenta in
color.

Grid(s) Lines that are added to the project to aid in locating walls or
columns. Usually used on larger or commercial projects. The Grid
tool is located in the Datum panel in the Architecture tab. Grids
may also refer to lines that divide a curtain wall.

Group A collection of elements that are made part


of a single group. This is done so that the
group of elements may be modified as one.
Located in the Modify ribbon.
Create Group Tool

GUI Graphics User Interface. The interface of the Revit program.

Host An element that provides a place for another component to become


a part of it. A Stair would be considered a host for the railings.

Import To bring in elements from another file.

Info Center Used to access the help file, sign in to Autodesk 360, and access
other resources.

Info Center

Join To merge two elements together to eliminate


(Geometry) seam lines. Located in the Modify ribbon.

Join Tool

Legend A key that defines the meaning of diagrams or notes. The tool is
located within the Create panel in the View tab. A legend would be
used to show the meaning of electrical symbols.

Level A key height within the project. Floor, roof, and footers may all be
assigned a level within the project. Levels may also be used to
generate views.

Mass A type of three-dimensional element that can be converted to a


roof, wall, or floor.

MEP Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing.

Model A three-dimensional structure or collection of elements that are


(Elements) placed in a three dimensional view.
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Mullion A separator between two panels of a curtain wall. A curtain grid


must be placed before adding a mullion.

Object Styles A dialog box that sets the line weight, color, pattern and material
of different categories and types of elements. Located in the
Settings panel in the Manage Ribbon.

Offset Tool used to move or copy an


element in a parallel direction to
the existing element at a set
distance. Located in the Modify
ribbon.
Offset Tool

Options Bar This bar appears when the program needs information about a
particular command. The bar will turn off when the command is
ended.

Portion of the Place Wall Options Bar

Paint A tool that is used to override a surface of an element with a


different material. Located in the Modify palette.

Property Line A line the shows the legal boundary of the property. This line is
typically shown on the Site Plan view. The line may be sketched or
added using distances and bearing (direction) values. The Property
Line tool is located in the Massing & Site Ribbon.

Reference A three dimensional plane that is used to provide a location in the


Plane project for other elements to be anchored or dimensioned. May be
used as a construction line within the project.

Quick Access The tool bar located at the top of the screen. Contains commonly
Toolbar used tools such as Open, Save, and Undo.

Quick Access Toolbar

Ribbon The entire collection of panels and tools that appear when the tab
is selected.

A Portion of the Insert Ribbon

Pad A flat surface that is created as part of the topography. Provides a


place for the structure on a sloped site. The Building Pad tool is in
the Model Site Panel, Massing & Site ribbon is used.
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Panel A collection of tools within the Ribbon Panel.

Build Panel (With the Architecture Ribbon)

Parameter The name of an adjustable value within a family.

Phases Also known as Phasing. Used to organize the project based on the
stage of construction that the elements are a part of. An example
of phases would be Existing and New Construction.

Plan Region A portion of the plan view


that has a different View
Range setting as the rest of
the view. This tool is located
in the Create Panel in the
View Ribbon.

Plan Region Tool

Project Shows a tree-type view of the plan


Browser views, 3D views, elevations (exterior
and interior), sections, detail views,
legends, schedules, sheets, families,
and groups of the project. Usually
located on the left side of the screen
below the Properties Palette.

Project Browser

Properties The parameters of an element, component, or family. Type


(Type and properties affect all instances of the element within the project.
Instance) Instance properties only affect one element.

Properties Contains information about the


Palette selected object. Some of the
parameters may be modified.

Properties Palette
(Showing Floor Plan View
Properties)
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PDF Portable Document File. A file format developed by the Adobe®


corporation that is used as a file format for images of Revit
drawings. This format is free to use. The file has a .pdf file
extension. The PDF redirect v2 program is used in the book
tutorials to convert files to this format.

Purge As in to remove (purge) unused elements from the drawing.

Raster A type of image or output of a Revit file that consists of pixels


instead of lines and shapes (vector elements). Images and shaded
views are printed in this way.

Rebar Reinforcement bar. Used to strengthen concrete slabs and walls


and to reduce cracking.

Render To convert a vector or shaded view into a raster image file. This
may be done within the software or by using the Autodesk®
360 Cloud Rendering service.

Revision A change that is made to the project. The change may be


documented in a Revision Block.

Separator Used to separate a space


such as a room into two
separate spaces that may be
labeled separately. The
Room Separator tool in the
Room Separator Tool
Architecture tab is used to do
this.

Schedule A tabular element that shows information about a type of element.


Doors, Windows, and Rooms may have schedules created for them.
This helps to eliminate notes on the drawing by placing the
information in the schedule. Schedules may be created by using
the Schedules tool in the View ribbon.

Schedules Tool

Sheet A view of the project that


contains one of more view
windows. Typically
includes a title block.
Located in the View
Sheet Tool
ribbon.

Sketch & The preliminary process in creating a solid from a shape. When
Sketch Mode beginning a roof, the first step is to create a roof sketch. When the
program is in sketch mode, most of the tools are grayed out and
the contextual (green) tab is active. To leave sketch mode the
green check or red “X” is clicked.

Sketch Path A line that is drawn to indicate the location and length for railing
element.
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Slab A flat surface with thickness. This is usually applied to floor slabs.

Snap Assists in locking a new element to an existing element. Elements


may be locked to the endpoint, midpoint, nearest, center,
tangency, and other snap locations. Located in the Manage ribbon.

Snaps Tool

Split Face A tool used to create separate faces on one


face. Used to change the major material of a
large surface such as bathroom tile with the
floor of a building. Located in the Modify ribbon.
Split Face Tool

Status Bar Gives information and prompts for the current tool and process.
Located at the bottom left side of the screen.

Status Bar (Prompt for Door Tool Shown)

Structural These are elements of the model that provide structural support for
the building. Example: Columns, Posts, Walls, and Footers.

Subregion A portion of the toposurface that is separate from the major


region. This is done to change a portion of the toposurface to a
different material. The Subregion tool is in the Model Site Panel,
Massing & Site ribbon.

Switch Allows the user to switch from


Windows one open file/view to another by
selecting from a list of views.
Tool is located in the View
ribbon.
Switch Window Tool

Tab Located at the top of the Revit interface. By clicking on a tab the
ribbon will be visible. Example: Architecture Tab (see graphic).

Architecture Tab

Tag A label that is attached to a family or space such as a door,


window, or room. The tag may be attached when the element is
added to the projects or later in the project.
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Template File A file that is used when beginning a new drawing file. Has the
extension of .rte. Example: Residential-Default.rte.

Tile Arrange open views/windows so that all are of equal size and
(Windows) completely visible.

Title Block A portion of the border that contains information about the project.
May be loaded from a title block family file or included in the
template file.

Toposurface A surface that is created when adding topography to the project. A


toposurface may be created from points place in the view or from
imported drawings or files.

Type Selector Located in the Properties Box.


This allows the user to select
different types of elements within
the same family such as: door
and window types.

Type Selector Showing a


Door Type

Vector A type of file where the elements consist of lines and shapes
instead of individual pixels. Revit construction documents are
usually printed in this format.

View A plan (top) or elevation (side) image of the object taken at a


particular height or level.

View Control Shows view-related tools such as: view scale, detail level, view
Bar display, sun settings, shadow toggle, crop window settings, and
temporary visibility settings.

View Control Bar

View Range The top and bottom of the view. The view is setup so that only
objects are visible that are between the upper and lower range.
This is adjusted in the View Properties dialog box.

Walkthrough A collection of rendered images that simulate traveling around or


through a project.

Wall Join A tool used to override the automatic joining of two walls.

Witness Lines The extension line of a dimension.


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Conclusion

Congratulations on Completing the Project!

You should now have an excellent understanding of the techniques required to create a
two-story residential building using the Autodesk Revit 2017 design software. Feel free to
continue to modify this project with additional elements such as exterior lighting, additional
landscaping, and additional design options.

I hope that you have enjoyed the project and will recommend this book to others. Please
feel free share your experiences that you have had while working through the project and
also feel free to offer any suggestions to improve the book.

Once again, congratulations and good luck in your future study of Revit and
Architecture!

Sincerely,

David Martin
instantrevit@gmail.com
www.instantrevit.com

June 2016
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Index

Living Room .................................. 252


Camera Tool ..................................... 252
3 Camera View .................................... 252
3D Section Ceiling Height Setting ........................ 205
of Garage Platform ......................... 130 Ceiling Tool ...................................... 202
3D View Centerline Line Style............................ 40
of Driveway Slab ............................ 111 Changing Relief Pattern...................... 149
of Entire House .............................. 247 Changing Texture Size ....................... 148
of First Floor Walls ............................ 80 Chimney Location, WU1 ....................... 17
of Modified Wall Profile .................... 201 Chimney Placement ........................... 212
Choose Space Type and Color Scheme
Dialog ........................................... 175
4 Choose Template Dialog Box .................. 9
4 x 4 Post Attached to Roof ................ 103 Circle Tool .......................................... 92
4 x 4 Posts Added.............................. 240 Cloud Rendering ............................... 256
Color Dialog........................................ 45
Color Dialog Box ............................... 106
A Color Legends Sheet .......................... 277
Active Design Option Drop-Down ......... 244 Completed
Add to Design Option Set Dialog Box .. 244, Base Plate ....................................... 40
247 Chimney ....................................... 216
Add to Set Tool ................................. 244 Door Schedule ............................... 157
Adjusting Level Marker Locations ......... 123 First Floor Color Legend .................. 176
Align Tool ........................................... 51 Front Elevation (WU1) ...................... 17
Aligned Dimension Tool ........................ 23 Front Porch Option #2 .................... 246
Aligning Door Schedule Cells ............... 162 Garage Roof .................................... 87
Angled Lines Added for Single Story Roof16 Kitchen Cabinetry and Garage Appliances
Annotated Callout View of the Kitchen .. 141 ................................................ 134
Annotation Crop Window .................... 225 Lighting Array (WU3-2) ..................... 50
Appliance and Sink Layout .................. 118 Porch Slab ..................................... 101
Application Menu Icon ........................ 292 Property Line ................................. 181
Apply Template Properties to Current View Roofs (Entire House) ........................ 91
.................................................... 232 Room Finish Schedule ..................... 171
Architectural Column Tool ................... 102 Site Plan ....................................... 190
Array Tool .......................................... 50 Wall Section .................................. 227
Arrowhead Settings for Note ................. 24 Window Schedule ........................... 166
Asphalt Shingle roof style ..................... 86 Contextual Tab ................................. 292
Assembling the PDF Portfolio .............. 284 Copy Tool ........................................... 21
Attaching Posts to Porch Roof ............. 241 Counter Top Layout ........................... 117
Autodesk 360 Webpage ...................... 258 Countertop
Autodesk Student Community Account . 256 Dimensions ................................... 117
Names and Locations ...................... 117
Create Detail Group Dialog ................... 49
B Create Group Tool ........................ 49, 294
Base Cabinet Layout, Names and Locations Create Template from Current View Tool
.................................................... 116 ................................................... 231
Base of Chimney ............................... 215 Creating Window Sizes ......................... 74
Before you begin… ................................ 6 Crop View Tool.................................. 186
Blank row before data Toggle .............. 165 Crop Window Handle Points ................ 136
Cropped View with Shading (Topography)
................................................... 186
C Cut Plane Offset .................................. 77
Cut Tool ........................................... 293
Calculate Totals ................................. 172
Callout Tool ............................... 140, 292
Callouts & Wall Sections Sheet ............ 276 D
Camera Position
Exterior Rendering.......................... 260 Dashed Elevation Swing Lines ............. 126
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Examples ...................................... 250 F


Setup............................................ 249
Design Options Faces of Core Option Selected............... 82
Added ........................................... 243 Family Already Exists Dialog ................. 97
Dialog Box ..................................... 242 Family Category and Parameters Dialog
Sheet ............................................ 279 Box .............................................. 129
Tool ....................................... 241, 293 File Naming for Warm-Up Tutorials ........ 10
Detail Level Fill Patterns Dialog ....................... 45, 155
Set to Fine..................................... 224 Fill Patterns Dialog Box ...................... 146
Tool .............................................. 293 Fill Patterns Graphics Dialog Box ......... 153
Detail Line Tool ............................. 12, 92 Final Wall Dimensions, WU3 ................. 48
Detail View Callout ............................ 236 Finished Light Symbol .......................... 49
Detail View of Footer.......................... 236 First Floor
Diameter Dimension Tool ..................... 40 Bath Fixture Names and Locations .... 135
Dimension Bathroom Material Boundary ........... 154
Text Dialog Box ................................ 94 Color Legend View.......................... 174
Type Properties .............................. 137 Door and Window Locations ............... 79
Door Dimensions, WU1 ........................ 22 Final Dimensions .............................. 93
Door Tag Family .................................. 95 Furniture Plan ................................ 217
Door Types, Letters, and Sizes .............. 78 Interior Wall Dimensions ................... 70
Draft Rendering of Living Room ........... 254 Light Placement ............................. 210
Drafting View Name ............................. 27 Reflected Ceiling Plan ..................... 202
Drafting View Tool ......................... 11, 34 Restroom Callout ........................... 142
Drag Control Arrows .......................... 198 Sheet ........................................... 270
Duplicate Button ................................. 75 Slab ............................................... 99
Slab Edge Added ............................ 109
Font Settings (Door Schedule) ............ 162
E Font Tool (Door Schedule) .................. 161
East and North Elevations Sheet .......... 272 Format Unit Tool ............................... 164
East Elevation and Level Markers......... 123 Formating Tab (Door Schedule) .......... 164
East Second Floor Bathroom/Lavatory Foundation Plan Sheet ....................... 282
Elevation ....................................... 139 Foundation View ............................... 235
Eating Bar Dimensions ....................... 133 Framing Detail Callouts ...................... 236
Edit Assembly Front Entry Material Boundary ............ 156
Dialog Box (Interior Wall) .................. 82 Front Porch
Dialog Box (Wall Tool) ...................... 71 Design Option #1 ........................... 244
for New Slab Type ............................ 98 Design Option #2 ........................... 245
Edit Boundary Tool ............................ 194 Furniture Family Names and Location .. 218
Edit Color Scheme Dialog Box ............. 178 Furniture Plans Sheet ........................ 278
Edit Extrusion Tool............................. 134
Edit In-Place Tool .............................. 133 G
Edit Label Dialog ................................. 96
Edit Profile Tool .......................... 131, 199 Gap Beneath Chimney ....................... 214
Edit Scheme Tool .............................. 178 Garage
Edit Type Button Appliance and Fixture Locations ....... 131
Region Tool ..................................... 44 Ceiling Placed ................................ 207
Wall Tool ......................................... 71 Concrete Platform .......................... 128
Edit Witness Line Tool .......................... 73 Light Placement ............................. 210
Elbow Drag Control ............................ 124 Garage and Interior Walls Lowered ........ 83
Electrical Plans Sheet ......................... 283 Garage Roof Footprint (Design Options) 248
Elevation Marker Garage Room Area ............................ 167
Checkboxes ................................... 113 Grand Total of Square Footage............ 172
Interior Elevation ........................... 113 Grand Totals Checkbox ...................... 172
Elevation Properties ........................... 112 Grass Material................................... 185
Elevation Tool ................................... 112 Green Check, Create Filled Region ......... 46
Enclosed Roof Sketch (Garage) ............. 87 Group Tool, Door Schedule) ................ 161
EQ Toggle........................................... 53 Gypsum Wall Board Material Settings .. 127
Exposure Control Dialog Box ............... 255
Exterior Perspective View ................... 261
Exterior Wall Dimensions ...................... 68
H
Extrusion Shape (Chimney) ................ 215 Handrail – Pipe – Wall Family.............. 196
Extrusion Tool ................................... 129 Hidden Line Style, Detail Lines .............. 12
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Hide in View (Category) ....................... 67 New Schedule Dialog Box ................... 158
New Sheet Dialog Box................... 25, 267
New Sheet Tool ................................. 267
I New View Template ........................... 231
Info Center ....................................... 294 North Kitchen Door Location ............... 122
Inscribed Polygon Tool ......................... 38 North Kitchen Elevation...................... 121
Interior Elevation
Marker .......................................... 199 O
View ............................................. 199
Interior Elevations Sheet .................... 275 Object Styles Dialog Box ............. 125, 251
Object Styles Tool ............................. 125
Offset Tool .................................. 14, 295
J Opening in South Kitchen Wall (Plan View)
Join Tool .......................................... 294 ................................................... 132
Opening-Elliptical Arch ......................... 84
Options Bar
K Array Tool ....................................... 50
Kitchen Callout Boundary ................... 140 Definition ...................................... 295
Kitchen Floor Material Applied ............. 152 Organizing Views............................... 142
Kitchen Wall Opening Dimensions ........ 132
P
L Paint Tool .................................... 89, 151
Legal ................................................... ii Painted Surface at Corner .................... 90
Length Key-in ..................................... 12 Panorama Rendering ......................... 259
Level Names & Height .......................... 64 Parameter Properties Dialog Box ......... 159
Line Graphics Override ....................... 180 PDF reDirect v2
Line Tool, Detail Lines .......................... 12 Dialog Box ...................................... 32
Living Room Identity Data .................. 171 Interface ....................................... 290
Load Family Dialog Box .................. 26, 74 Perspective Section ........................... 265
Load Family Dialog Box (RPC Components) Pick a Plane Button............................ 214
.................................................... 189 Pick Lines Option ................................. 86
Location of Building from Base Point ...... 67 Pick New Host Tool ............................ 196
Locked Dimension ............................... 47 Pick Walls Option ................................ 86
Locking Alignment ............................... 52 Place Point Tool (Edit Surface Tool) ..... 182
Longitudinal Section (3D Section) ........ 263 Placing the Furniture.......................... 216
Longitudinal Section View ................... 221 Plan Region Sketch Boundary (Chimney)
................................................... 213
Plan Region Tool .................. 76, 213, 296
M Plan View Boundary (First Floor) ........... 76
Material Browser Plan View of Single Story House ............ 11
Cast-In-Place Concrete ................... 108 Point Elevation Setting ....................... 182
Dialog Box ....................................... 89 Point location for Topography of House 183
Oak Flooring .................................. 106 Porch Fascia Board ............................ 240
Porcelain Tile ................................. 145 Porch Roof and Slab .......................... 240
Stud Layer....................................... 72 Portion of Ceiling to be Removed ......... 206
Terra Cotta Tile .............................. 147 Print Command ............................ 29, 286
Wood Flooring ................................ 155 Print Dialog Box ........................... 30, 287
Material Setting (Wood Furring) .......... 203 Print Setup Dialog ............................. 289
Materials Tool ................................... 126 Print Setup Dialog Box ......................... 31
Mirror - Draw Axis Tool ........................ 37 Profile Sketch Completed (Stairwell) .... 200
Model In-Place Tool ........................... 128 Project Base Point ............................... 65
Modified Countertop Shape ................. 134 Properties Pallete .............................. 296
Moving Level Markers ........................ 124 Property Line Tool ............................. 179
Multiple Alignment Checkbox ................ 51 Purge Unused Tool ............................ 144
Purging Elements .............................. 144

N
Q
Name Dialog, Region Tool..................... 44
New Drafting View Dialog Box ............... 11 Quick Access Toolbar .................... 10, 295
New File .............................................. 9
New Project Dialog Box .................... 9, 10
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R Shaded View of Site Plan .................... 231


Shaded Visual Style ........................... 230
Railing Path ...................................... 197 Shadows On Button ........................... 230
Railing Path Sketch ............................ 195 Shadows On Toggle ........................... 189
Railing Samples File ........................... 195 Sheet Index
Railing Tool....................................... 192 Fields ........................................... 285
Recessed Can Light............................ 209 Placed........................................... 285
Reference Plane Tool............................ 51 Setup ........................................... 285
Reflected Ceiling Plans Sheet .............. 274 Sheet List Tool .................................. 284
Region Tool ........................................ 43 Sheet Order
Remove Paint Tool ............................. 156 Parameter ..................................... 284
Rename View Dialog .......................... 173 Sheet Title Dialog Box.......................... 27
Render Gallery Tool ........................... 258 Sheet Tool ................................... 25, 297
Render in Cloud Dialog ....................... 256 Show Crop Region Tool ...................... 186
Render in Cloud Tool .......................... 256 Show/Hide Library Panel .................... 145
Render Tool ...................................... 253 Site Component Tool ......................... 188
Rendering Dialog ............................... 254 Site Plan Sheet ................................. 269
Rendering Progress Dialog .................. 254 Sketch Boundary
Renderings Sheet .............................. 280 Driveway Slab ............................... 110
Reveal Hidden Elements Tool ................ 65 First Floor Slab ................................ 99
Roof Framing Plan ............................. 233 Front Porch ................................... 239
Roof Framing Sheet ........................... 281 Garage Platform ............................. 130
Roof Tool ............................................ 86 Kitchen Floor Face .......................... 151
Roofs Modified (Design Options) .......... 248 Porch Roof .................................... 240
Room Separator Lines ........................ 168 Porch Slab ..................................... 101
Room Separator Tool .................. 168, 297 Second Floor ................................. 104
Room Tag With Area Type .................. 168 Sketch Ceiling Tool ............................ 205
Room Tool ........................................ 167 Slab Edges Completed ....................... 110
Slider with Trim Family File .................. 74
Slope Symbol Dimensions .................... 24
S Snaps Tool ....................................... 298
Schedule Examples ............................ 172 Sorting/Grouping (Door Schedule)....... 163
Schedule Properties ........................... 158 South and West Elevations Sheet ........ 272
Schedule Properties (Window Schedule)166 South Roof ......................................... 88
Schedules/Quantities Tool .................. 158 South Roof Sketch ............................... 88
Seam Lines (First Floor of Residential Split Face Tool .................................. 150
Project ............................................ 70 Split Tool ..................................... 20, 81
Second Floor Stair
Bath & Lavatory Cabinetry and Fixtures Beginning Point .............................. 191
................................................. 138 Element Graphics Override .............. 193
Bathroom/Lavatory Material Boundary Opening Sketch ............................. 194
................................................. 154 Tool.............................................. 191
Ceilings Placed ............................... 208 Type and Level Settings .................. 192
Color Legend ................................. 177 Subregion Boundary .......................... 187
Final Dimensions .............................. 94 Subregion Tool.................................. 186
Furniture Plan ................................ 219 Sun Settings .............................. 189, 253
Light Placement ............................. 211 Dialog Box ............................. 190, 253
Plate Placed ................................... 105 Switch Window Tool........................... 298
Restroom/Lavatory Callout .............. 142
Roof Footprint (Design Options ........ 248 T
Roof Sketch ..................................... 90
Sheet ............................................ 271 Tag All Not Tagged Dialog Box ....... 97, 173
Walls, Doors, and Windows ................ 85 Tag All Tool ...................................... 173
Section Box Tag on Placement Option ................... 167
Arrows .......................................... 262 Tag with Room Area .......................... 168
Checkbox ...................................... 262 Tagged Rooms - First Floor ................. 169
Section Line Placement ...................... 220 Tagged Rooms - Second Floor............. 170
Section View Tool .............................. 220 Text Tool............................................ 23
Sections Sheet .................................. 273 Title Block Properties, WU3-5................ 58
Selecting the Railing Type .................. 194 Title Block, WU1.................................. 28
Selection Box Tool ............................. 197 Title Block, WU2.................................. 41
Set Tool (Reference Plane) ................. 214 Title Blocks Folder ............................... 26
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Title Sheet ........................................ 268 Dialog Box .................................... 229


Title Sheet Font Settings .................... 267 Tool Manage View Templates Option . 229
Toposurface Tool ............................... 182 View Types ....................................... 142
Transverse Section (3D Section) ......... 263 View/Sheet Set Dialog Box ................. 288
Transverse Section View..................... 222 ViewCube ......................................... 198
Trim/Extend to Corner Tool .................. 14 Visibility Graphics Override Dialog Box . 153
Troffer Light ..................................... 209 Visibility Graphics Overrides
Two Segments Text Option ................. 137 Design Options .............................. 249
Two Segments Tool, Place Text ............. 23 Property Lines ............................... 180
Type Properties
Base Cabinets ................................ 116
Exterior Walls .................................. 81
W
Filled Region .................................... 44 Wall Section
Wall Tool ......................................... 71 Annotations ................................... 226
Type Properties & Name Dialog (Ceiling) Callouts ................................. 223, 224
.................................................... 203 Type ............................................. 223
Type Selector .................................... 299 Wall Type Selector .............................. 81
Walls Attached (South Roof) ................. 89
U Warm-Up Projects ................................. 7
Website Names and Addresses for
Underlay Setting ................................. 83 Furniture ....................................... 218
Upper Cabinet Layout ........................ 120 West First Floor Bathroom Elevation .... 136
Upper Cabinet Names and Locations .... 120 West Second Floor Bathroom/Lavatory
Elevation ....................................... 139
Wide Lines, Detail Lines ....................... 15
V Window and Door Type and Size (Second
View Control Bar ............................... 299 Floor) ............................................. 84
View Depth Settings for RL 4-2 ........... 182 Window Dimensions, WU1 .................... 20
View Range Settings for First Floor RCP 202 Window Numbers, Types, and Sizes ...... 75
View Scale .......................................... 23 Window Tool ....................................... 73
View Templates Wood Timber Column ........................ 102

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