Using Revit for Interior Design – Part 1 of 4
Autodesk Revit is a perfect fit for interior design industry as it caters for both visual and technical representation for your designs. In this blog we’ll go through some workflows highlighting some of the processes that you’ll encounter when using Revit for Interior Design.
In this part we’ll be looking at the initial stages of you project workflow.
Creating the presentation
Most of the time you’ll start with existing data from the architects or building designer. They might share the design in various formats ranging from PDF to 3d Revit Models. Luckily Revit caters for most of the formats you might receive:
If you get the 3d model in Revit format that will be the first prize as you’ll then simply link this model into your project as the background information you’ll design within.
Modeling Main Elements
If you get a 2D AutoCAD or 2D PDF file your still import these files in plan as a starting point and trace over the walls with the Revit Wall tool, recreating the model.
Revit is ideal for this scenario as it has aal the tools for this task. Walls, Floors, ceilings, roofs, doors and windows tools are standard in Revit:
If you want to insert content you can do so by either downloading it from libraries like Bimobject, BimBox or 3D Warehouse.
You can also create your own Revit content, called Families and model it yourself. You can do so in context ( Model in-Place ) or in the external family creation environment.
As you can see Revit has many powerful tools to create your designs with. We will continue the discussion in the Part 2 of the topic where we’ll look at adding Lighting, materials and creating presentations.