Using Revit for Interior Design – Part 3 of 4
In this part we will be discussing the additional deliverables you can generate from the finished model.
An added advantage is that you can do area calculations with Revit which allows you to plan your design better.
You can also present these ideas in colour fills to visually see the various areas.
Material Schedules and BOMs
Using the Revit database, you can draw reports from the 3D model to show for example: Areas of wall paints, Carpeted area.
You can also count items of furniture, number of light fittings. You can also get totals of linear elements like cornices skirting and any linear items.
You can use these area, count, and length values to further create formulas to calculate costing of your project. This is powerful as if the model changes so does the costing.
Using Design options, you can present different design and layout options to the client. Ready for discussion and approval in a design meeting.
You can also optimize these ideas and layouts by using Dynamo and Generative Design.
Using these tools you set up rules and considerations like, social distancing, direct sunlight and distance from the entry or exit doors and the Generative Design software produces a number of results and presents those the client to select from.
Once the model is create you can use Revit for many extra deliverables. The power lies in that these deliverable are linked to the database and if the model would ajust so would these calculations and results. We will continue the discussion in Part 4 of the topic where we will look at how to create documentation and details and be part of a bigger eco system.