IET 161.001
Architectural Computer Aided Design 
(Using Revit Architecture 2011)
Winter Quarter 2011

Class Website

For Friday, March 18, 2011

Final Grades are in and posted.

This was a great class and a fun program to teach and learn.  I hope that all of you will have an opportunity to apply what you have learned in this class in your future endeavors both at Central and in your new careers.  Check out the images of your Final Project Renderings below (and mine too).  They are remarkable!
If you have any new ones, send them to me for posting on this website.


 
The Class

 
Final Project Renderings
Jacob Critcher
  
Jacob Critcher
  
Nick Deordio
  
Sean Dunlop
  
Sean Dunlop
  
Sean Dunlop
  
David Halseth
  
Andrew Hsu
  
Andrew Hsu
    
Andrew Hsu
  
Andrew Hsu
  
Andrew Hsu
  
Andrew Hsu
  
Andrew Hsu
  
Reyna Perez
  
Kevin Schneider
  
Kevin Schneider
  
Blake Thomas
  
Blake Thomas
  
Alumni House
  
Mr. Donut
  

Mr. Donut
  

Click on the following links

 
Class  Assignments 
Information .
Syllabus
in Adobe pdf format
Class Schedule
in Adobe pdf format
CAD Lab Schedule
in MS Excel format
Grade Sheet
in MS Excel format
Student Resources
in HTML format with images
Collection of outstanding designs
 
 

 
Week 1:

Before next Tuesday's class, read the Introduction to your textbook, Introducing Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011. 


What is due:  On Thursday come to class with a sketched floor plan of a dream house that you would like to design.  You will be modeling this project throughout the quarter and will ultimately be presenting this design during finals week as your Final Project.

On Thursday we will be covering the basics of this program and will design a simple house. 

Your sketched floor plan will be graded on the following criteria:

Your work has to be original and unique!!

Basic sketch(es) of your first and second floors.

  • ANSI A size sheet(s)
  • You may want to sketch on two sheets, one for each floor, if it is too crowded for one sheet.
  • No scaling
  • No wall thicknesses
    • use a single line to denote interior and exterior walls.
  • Label all rooms
  • At least 8 rooms per floor (not including closets) or 16 rooms on a single floor
    • stairwells and long hallways are considered rooms for this evaluation
  • Include a garage (not considered a room)
  • Include all rooms that would be appropriate for a house of this size including a utility room, laundry room and office
Include your name on this sketch(es) and hand in to the box at the front of the room by Friday at 5pm.
 
 

 
Week 2:
 
Design Assignment due:  Defining a wall structure, page 73.  Create a stacked wall, page 82.

Start reading and practicing, with your building model, Chapter 3. 

For Tuesday please begin to read and practice Chapter 3.  Briefly read Chapter 2 but expect to come back to it in a couple of weeks.

Design Assignment information:

Follow the steps below regarding defining a wall structure on page 73, then create one of your own. 

  • Your wall will have at least 6 elements in it
    • extra credit if you include more
      • only if it adds to the design
Follow the steps below regarding the creation of a stacked wall beginning on page 82, then create one of your own.
  • Your wall will have at least 6 elements in it
    • extra credit if you include more
      • only if it adds to the design
Both of these assignments will be graded over the weekend, sent via email.
 
 
 
Week 3:
 
What is due: Model of your "Dream House" incorporating elements of Chapter 3 as listed below.

Email your "Dream House" model via email and hand sketched floor plan via the Box by Friday at 5pm.  I will take these on the road with me to the conference and will grade and post the grades the following week.

"Dream House" model assignment details:

Create your house complete with walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows and roof(s).  You do not have to add any additional components (like plumbing fixtures and furniture).  Include at least the additional details listed below:

  • Levels:
    • 1st Floor
    • 1st Floor Ceiling
    • 2nd Floor
    • 2nd Floor Ceiling
    • Roof
  • Walls:
    • At least one each of a basic, stacked and curtain wall.
    • Show examples of the four different wall joins
      • Show a non Clean Join
    • Show a non rectangular wall opening
  • Windows and Doors
    • Show at least 3 examples of different doors and 4 examples of different windows
  • Floors
    • Design a tapered floor in the garage
  • Ceiling
    • Insert ceilings of your choice
  • Stairs
    • Insert a stair(s) of your choice
      • Provide a cutout of the stair penetration on the second floor
  • Roof
    • Insert a roof design of your choice
    • insert an extruded roof on another part of your design such as a door entrance.
Make certain that all details added make sense and fit the model and are correct and complete.  For example, don't just drop a stair into your model at a random location.  These elements need to fit the model, at specific dimensions, and needs to add to the design.

Extra credit for additional details beyond the ones mentioned above.

Include your sketched floor plan by placing it in the box or I will not grade your assignment for this week. 

These details will be similar to what you will be expected to know for your first mid term examination on Thursday, February 3rd.


Information on some basic residential building design elements are shown in the images below.  The images for this week show various elements that go into a simple foundation and first floor wall construction.

The image below shows the site work prior to the setting up of the forms for a concrete foundation footing and stem wall attached to an existing house providing a bedroom addition.

The forms as they are being set up for the concrete.

The completed forms on the front of the house as the concrete was being poured.

The new footing and stem wall foundation.

Two days later, the new sub-floor is constructed on top of the new stem wall foundation.  It is this surface elevation, the top of this floor, that the floor plan with the interior and exterior walls is designed from.  Notice that the exterior edge of the sub-floor is in line with the edge of the stem wall foundation.  The floor structure is an engineered floor joist system just below the sub-floor and "hanging" by joist hangers from the inside of the stem wall. 

A close-up of the previous image where the new addition meets the existing house.  Notice how the sheathing and siding covers the edge of the sub-floor and extends about 2 inches below the top of the stem wall foundation.  This displays the how the "Core Face: Exterior" edge of the first floor wall describes how this wall structure is constructed and is in line with the stem wall and sub-floor (as opposed to the finish faces or wall centerline).

The image below shows, on a separate job, how the floor joists are "hanged" from a plate.  This one is hanging off of another beam but the one on our house addition has been hung on a plate attached to the concrete stem wall.

A corner of the existing house showing the wall plate, hangers, center beam and floor joists as well as the sandwiched insulation. 

An image of the same space looking to the right of the image above. 

The inside of this space showing the interior walls (2x4 construction, 3-1/2" wide) and exterior walls with sheathing (2x6 construction, 5-1/2" wide).  The sheathing (1/2" plywood or OSB) is on the outside of the "Core Face: Exterior" plane and before the "Finish Face: Exterior" plane so it is on the outside of the exterior of the sub-floor and stem wall plane.  To finish the exterior walls you would add a layer for the dimensionless wind barrier on the outside of the sheathing and then siding.  On the inside of the "Core face: Exterior" you would add the structure (2x6) and 1/2" drywall.  Occupying the same space as the structure of the wall (the 2x6) would be the insulation.  The interior wall sandwich would be 1/2" drywall-structure- 1/2" drywall, making the wall 4-1/2" thick.


 

 

Week 4:
 
No class on Tuesday due to my attendance at SolidWorks World. 
What is due: Modifications to your "Dream House".

Provide to me your "Dream House" model assignment by Friday at 5pm. 


 
 

 
Week 5:
 
What is due:  A rendering of your house and an animated Walk Through.  Redos from last week.

Provide 4 different renderings of your house with various settings and provide  videos of your Walk Throughs.  Hand in by 5pm via email or flash drive in the lab.

Render your house using Chapter 9 as a guide. 

  • Include your site plan
    • Include various external site plan components
  • Provide 4 different renderings from various views
  • Use various settings including camera elevation
    • Use as high of a resolution as practical
    • Adjust exposure settings to achieve an attractive image 
  • Save to project
  • Save to an external file as a *.png image.
  • Hand your project and images by 5pm via email or flash drive in the box.
  • Add lighting and render on the inside for extra credit.
Provide 2 Walk Throughs your house using Chapter 9 as a guide. 
  • Include your site plan
    • Include various external site plan components
  • Cover both floors
  • Walk through most of the rooms on each floor
  • Do not walk through walls only through doors
  • Hand your project and videos if possible by 5pm via email or flash drive in the box.
 
Week 6:
 
Exam on Tuesday,
What is due: Correct your exam.

Exam on Tuesday (2.5 hours) and will include:

  • A written test at the beginning of the class consisting of short answer, true and false and multiple choice questions.  Closed book, no external audio devices.
  • Design assignment will follow the written test and will consist of a simple project including some of the modeling methods discussed in Chapters 1 through 5.  You will have until 6:30 to complete and provide this file via a flash drive (10% off for each 10 minute intervals after 6:30 that this file is late) Closed book, no external audio devices. 
    • The following are some last minute tips on the design assignment portion of the examination:
      • The first floor will have the following rooms: Living, Dining, Kitchen, Bath, Office and Utility.
      • The Second Floor will have the following rooms: Master Bed, Master Bath, Bedroom1, Bedroom 2 and Bathroom
      • Know how to do a wall "Reveal"
      • Know how to modify an exterior wall to include an angled wall and to "Edit Boundary" of the exiting ceilings and floors.

This week's design assignment : Correct the design portion of your exam and hand in your exam file and markups to me or in the box by 5pm on Friday. 

We will start a new project for next week to be handed in as a sheet set next Friday.  The project will be guided by the following:

  • Commercial project of your choice
    • Think about what you would like to model and design, some examples may include a restaurant, store (convenience, donut, coffee, music, video, book, comic book, toy, etc...), office building (2 or more stories for 2 people), apartment building (2 or more stories for 2 people). 
    • Make your choice today in class
    • Requirements include:
      • public area with furniture, reception or transaction area, office cubicles or commercial displays or kitchen, rest rooms, break room or office.
      • Custom wall types specific to your project (do not use the Stacked Wall).
      • More requirements to follow next week.
 
Week 7:
 
What is due: Sheet Set and Commercial Project Model 
Read the rest of Chapter 14 on Setting Up Sheets.  Skip the part about Revision Tables and creating DXF files.  Start to read Chapter 6 followed by 7. 

For your weekly design assignment you will be graded on 4 items.  Details follow below, click on the following links:



Logo
  • Design a logo for your title block.  Choose a name and style that fits your career ambitions or personality.  You may design something in Revit, AutoCAD or another image program.  Use the following criteria: 
    • Your logo must be unique
    • An image file
      • Inserted where the Revit logo is on the Titleblock template
    • Does not have to look 3D
    • Include your name or a company name
    • Include some graphical styling
Consider some design ideas that you can find on the web.  Below are some images of some AutoCAD files of logos from some companies that I have worked with in the past.  Also check out my previous class for previous student logo designs at: IET-161-Fall2010


Titleblock
  • Create a titleblock from the Revit titleblock template file that we worked on in class on Tuesday with all of the elements discussed including the parametric links.
    • Include a company address, phone number and website address below, nearby or included in your logo.


Sheets
  • Create a Sheet Set of your commercial project with all of the elements,  including the parametric links, that we discussed and practiced in class on Tuesday and explained in Chapter 14.
  • Follow the guidance provided at the Student Resource link in the menu section above.
  • Print 1/2 sized drawings (11x17) of the following views
    • First Floor Plan
    • Second Floor Plan (if any)
    • The 4 standard Elevations
      • Two elevations can share the same sheet if there is room
    • 2 Sections perpendicular to each other
      • The two sections can share a sheet if there is room
  • Provide dimensions, annotations and details as directed in class this Thursday
    • Each floor plan to contain at least 10 dimensions showing the location of pertinent features
      • Whole unit dimensions for the exterior dimensions for the length and width of your building 
    • Each of the elevations needs to have at least 6 dimensions (or all of the dimensions that are relevant to that view) 
        • These dimensions need to be relevant to that view such as items vertically oriented.
  • Staple all of the drawings in order with the fastener in the upper left corner.

  • Put these in the box by 5pm on Friday.


Model
  • Email, link, transfer, or provide a flash drive of your model in the box by 5pm on Friday.  You will be graded on the following typical building components for a preliminary building model including:
    • Exterior walls
      • Custom wall type
    • Interior walls 
      • Custom wall type
    • First floor, building pad or slab
    • Doors and windows
    • Ceiling(s)
    • Roof(s)
    The model does not have to be complete except for what is listed above.  Include the building features as listed from the previous week.  You do not have to have a Site Plan or components but these will be considered as extra credit if included (only if they are appropriate to the model).  Extra credit will also be applied toward any unique modeling techniques which may include, but is not limited to, signage, decals and lighting.  If demonstrated, this credit will be an equivalent grade to a design assignment.  See me if you have some ideas.
 

 
Week 8:
 
What is due: Sheet Set and Commercial Project model incorporating the updates from last weeks markups. 

Read Chapters 11 and 12 before class on Thursday.  We will be incorporating some of the elements from these chapters into your sheet set.

Sheets

  • Modify your Sheet Set from last week incorporating the updates from your markups from last week. 
    • Use last week's list for guidance. 
    • Also, like last week, follow the guidance provided at the Student Resource link in the menu section above.
    • Print, in color, 1/2 sized drawings (11x17) of the following views
      • Cover sheet with (see image examples below)
        • Project Title 
        • Project Owner
        • Project address
        • Photo real rendering of an isometric view of your model (most prominent feature on the sheet)
        • Sheet list schedule
        • Project team information (your information)
      • First Floor Plan (see image example below)
        • Include a Room Schedule on the sheet per Chapter 11
        • Include door and window tags per Chapter 12
        • Include door and window schedules per Chapter 12
        • Hint: to get a numbered tag to show in a schedule (such as a window and door tag) you must chose the field "Mark", the "Type Mark" field is a door category number that Revit assigns the door or window as you model and is not part of the tag. 
  • Provide schedules, dimensions, annotations and details as directed in class this Thursday
    • Each floor plan to contain at least 10 dimensions showing the location of pertinent features
      • Whole unit dimensions for the exterior dimensions for the length and width of your building 
      • Dimensions of door and window widths
      • Dimensions of door and window locations
  • Staple all of the drawings in order with the fastener in the upper left corner.

  • Put these in the box by 5pm on Friday.


Model
  • Email, link, transfer, or provide a flash drive of your model in the box by 5pm on Friday.  You will be graded on the following typical building components for a preliminary building model like last week including:
    • Exterior walls
    • Interior walls 
    • Bounded rooms with names and numbers
    • First floor, building pad or slab
    • Doors and windows with tags
    • Ceiling(s)
    • Roof(s)
    • Site Plan with components (at least 4 different types)
    • Building components (add at least 8, lights, chairs, cars, counter tops, sinks, etc...)


Examples of some cover sheets

Another sample project of a house to be built in Issaquah

Floor plan example with wall, door, window and room tags with the associated schedules.


 

Week 9:
 
What is due: Presentation feedback forms, Commercial Project model and sheet updates.
Exam on Tuesday, Preliminary project presentations on Thursday.  Read ahead Chapters 12 and 13.

Commercial Project presentations on Thursday.  Use the following guidelines for your presentations:

  • Introduction, provide your name, major and class position (senior, junior, etc...)
  • Introduction to your project, project name and service provided
  • Tour, start with a 3D view then the floor plan.  Since these are all commercial projects the design facilitates the interaction between customers and hired staff. 
    • Show how a customer will approach the building (street and parking). 
    • Show how a customer will enter the building and interact with staff.
    • Show and explain the service area.
    • Show the support areas
    • Show auxiliary areas
  • Move on through the model and demonstrate the following: 
    • Ceiling plan showing what kind of ceiling is used (you may have to go to a section view)
    • The 4 elevations and the features associated with them.
      • Show the window types
    • The 2 sections, or more, detailing some of the internal features of your project
      • Show the wall types
      • Show the floor types
      • Show the doors and types
      • Show components used and where they came from
    • 3D view, explore the outside of the building and grounds
    • Show some renderings
    • Show a walk through
  • Describe a modeling technique unique to what has been demonstrated in class so far (save this part for the final).
  • Conclusion:
    • Summary
    • Ask for questions
    • Ask for suggestions i.e. "how can I model this differently or better"
I would invite interaction and would encourage raising your hand to interrupt for explanation or to share a different technique.

Keep your presentation to no more than 10 minutes

Evaluation feedback forms will be handed out at the beginning of the class

  • Sign your name on the cover only
  • Fill in the student's name, on each page in the book, in the space provided

  • Provide ample suggestions and constructive comments


Hand in the following for evaluation this week:

Model

  • Email, link, transfer, or provide a flash drive of your model in the box by 5pm on Friday.  You will be graded on the following typical building components for a preliminary building model like the previous weeks' assignments including:
    • Exterior and interior walls with tags 
    • Bounded rooms with names and numbers
    • First floor
    • Doors and windows with tags
    • Ceiling(s) with lights, similar to the recent examination 
    • Roof(s)
    • Site Plan with property line and components (at least 10 different types)
    • Building components (add at least 10, lights, chairs, cars, counter tops, sinks, etc...)
Sheet, Modify your Sheet Set from last week incorporating the updates from your markups from last week and from the exam.
  • Read Chapter 12 and use last week's information above for guidance.
  • Also, like the last couple of weeks, follow the guidance provided at the Student Resource link in the menu section above.
  • Print, in color, 1/2 sized drawings (11x17) of the following views
    • First Floor Plan
      • Revise your Room Schedule to include the following:
        • Fields shall be in order: Number, Name, Perimeter, Area, Base Finish, Floor Finish, Wall Finish, Ceiling Finish, Department and Comments.
        • Place and organize this schedule per your recent markups, make it look good.
        • Center the number column
      • Revise your door and window schedules per last week.  Hint: to get a numbered tag to show in a schedule (such as a window and door tag) you must chose the field "Mark", the "Type Mark" field is a door category number that Revit assigns the door or window as you model and is not part of the tag.
        • Door fields shall be in order: Door Tag (Mark), Type Mark, Description, Operation, Width, Height, Thickness, Head Height, Manufacturer, Model, Cost.
        • Window fields shall be in order: Window Tag (Mark), Type Mark, Description, Operation, Width, Height, Head Height,  Manufacturer, Model, Cost.
      • Wall Schedule, add wall tags and a wall schedule, with the following fields in order: Wall Tag (Type Mark), Family and Type, Fire Rating, Length, Width, Area.
        • Make the tag names short and abbreviated
        • The Family and Type values do not need to be capitalized.
      • General notes on schedules
        • Make up values for any unknown fields
        • CAPITALS unless noted otherwise
        • Spread out the fields so that words are not chopped up. 
        • Make it look good.
        • Line up schedules to each other so they are aligned with each other
        • Create a new sheet, numbered after your floor plan sheet, if you need more room. 
        • Extra credit for changing the appearance of your schedules, they all must look the similar. 
    • Preliminary Site Plan
      • Number this before your Floor Plan
      • Add site plan related dimensions
    • Preliminary Reflected Ceiling Plan
      • Number this after your Floor Plan

      •  
    You will be graded on the following this week as described above
    Titleblock, Site Plan, Floor Plan, Reflected Ceiling Plan, Model 
Extra Credit:  This week only, provide a photo real rendering of the interior of your exam coffee shop using a camera view, medium or high resolution, include various components and light fixtures.  The more components included the more points.


Exam guidance:
What is a datum?
Think about a coffee shop.
Insert Troffer lights, Parabolic, 12 to 15 in the Seating and Serving areas, locked to the ceiling grids.
Know how to create a custom wall type, including adding paint with color
Know how to modify the material "Ceramic Tile" to change the color from blue to what ever color you want (Hint: Manage, Materials, (duplicate and modify "Ceramic Tile - 4" Blue") Render Appearance tab, Ceramic section, right click in the image box and choose color).
 
Week 10:
 
What is due: Redos from last week, Commercial Project renderings.
Read and practice Chapter 13

Assignments, For this week only: 

  • Image renderings.  Provide renderings of the interior and exterior of your project, various settings from various angles, medium resolution or better, include your best rendering for your cover page. send by 5pm on Friday.
  • Walk throughs.  Provide a walk through of your building per settings suggested in past assignments. 


 
 
 
Final:
 
Final Project due on Thursday.
Final project Presentations on Thursday along with your drawings and model.

The following is what is due on Thursday for your Final Project evaluation.

Presentation

  • Use the guidance provided in the Week 9 section above 


Sheets

  • Make certain that you understand your markups and incorporate them into your Final Project drawings. 
  • A list of all of your Final Project drawing sheets, that will be required for evaluation, are listed below.
    • Number them in ascending order
  • Incorporate all of the elements for these sheets as required from the previous weeks' descriptions.
    • Also include into your drawings what is listed below. 
  • Sheet List:
    • Cover Sheet
      • with new image rendering
    • Site Plan
      • Hide your roof to reveal your walls
        • Hide other non relevant non site plan building features for extra credit
      • North Arrow
        • Extra credit for a modified or unique one
        • Orient the arrow off center, consistent orientation and location on all plan sheets
      • Graphic Scale (Scale Bar), choose the correct size
        • extra credit for a modified or unique one.
    • Floor Plan, include the following from the list below.  If the items in the list do not fit on the floor plan sheet then move them to a Schedules sheet.  The items listed below are in order of importance so move the bottom items first to the new sheet.  Keep the Door, Window and Wall Schedules together.  The Schedules sheet is numbered after the floor plan sheet. 
      • North Arrow
      • Graphic Scale (Scale Bar)
      • Door Legend for plan symbols
      • Window Legend for plan symbols
      • Room Schedule
      • Door Schedule 
      • Window Schedule
      • Wall Schedule
    • Schedules (if not included on your floor plan sheet)
    • Reflected Ceiling Plan
      • North Arrow
      • Graphic Scale (Scale Bar)
      • Lighting Fixture Schedule with the following fields in order: Fixture (Mark), Wattage, Circuit # (leave this blank), Electrical Data, Family and Type, Lamp, Luminous Intensity.
        • Center the Fixture column
        • Use a new sheet(s) if you need more room, name the sheet "Lighting Fixture Schedule"
    • Elevations, 2 or 4 sheets
      • Elevation related dimensions
      • Graphic Scale (Scale Bar)
      • Door Legend for elevations
      • Window Legend for elevations
    • Sections, 1 or 2 sheets
      • Section related dimensions
      • Graphic Scale (Scale Bar)
    • Details
      • Provide at least 6 details
        • Must have annotation callouts with leaders
          • 3/32" text size, Arial, CAPITAL lettering
        • Insert break lines 
        • Show one example of a 2D filled region per Chapter 13 
        • One section detail of an exterior wall with insulation
        • One section detail of an interior wall
  • Print your sheets, have these printed before the Final on Tuesday
    • Print out all sheets 1/2 size, staple in upper left corner
    • Print out 3 full size sheets
      • Cover Page, First Floor Floor Plan and one of your Elevations sheets (choose the one with more detail)
      • Print on the HP800 plotter, choose the following settings
        • Put in the full sized paper roll, 42"
        • Lanscape orientation
        • Choose ANSI D oversize (the regular ANSI D size will cut off your borders)
        • Center the plot
        • Zoom to 100%
        • Call or email if problems
      • Make certain your sheets scale correctly, each sheet will need to be trimmed after printing (I can do this on Thursday).
Model
  • Follow the guidelines from previous weeks plus the following:
    • Update your model per your peer evaluations
    • Add a custom floor
    • The more custom items and appropriate components the more extra credit you will get.
Below are some examples of some of the sheets in my sheet set.  Yours should emulate this format or something similar. 


 
 

Example of details on a section view sheet, click on the image below for the full pdf document.

 
 


Regarding the creation of Revit Families:

The images below display some of the dimensions associated with the construction of doors and windows.  We will not be covering the construction of Revit families but if you want to pursue it on your own you may find the information and images below useful.  If you want to explore Chapter 17 you can use the information below to help modify the existing families provided by Revit or to create new ones.

The immediate images that follow show dimensions associated with a standard 36" door installation.  The image below is a 36" exterior door (6-1/2" exterior wall thickness).

The actual door size is 35-7/8".

The actual door size is 35-7/8" (close up).

The exterior dimension size is 40" including the exterior trim (brick mold).

The actual opening of the door, inside clearance is 36".  This measurement determines the door size.

The actual opening of the door, inside clearance is 36" (close up).

The door frame on the interior of this door is 37-1/2".

The door frame on the interior of this door is 37-1/2" (close up).  Allow for about 38" rough door width opening.  Revit will cut this out for you.

The framed door opening.

The framed door opening (rough opening) height (about 81-3/4").  Allow for about 82" rough door height opening.  Revit will cut this out for you.

The framed door opening (rough opening) width.

The framed door opening (rough opening) width at 38-1/4" (close up) (usually 38").  This gives us about a 3/8" on each side of the door for adjustments, using shims, during installation.

The images that follow show dimensions associated with a standard 3' x 2' window installation. The image below shows a framed window opening and window on the interior of a garage for 3' x 2' window.

The framed window opening (rough opening) for 3' x 2' window (close up).  This is one of the measurements that determine the window size.

The framed window opening  (rough opening) for 3' x 2' window (close up).  This is one of the measurements that determine the window size.

An uninstalled 3' x 2' window.  The window measures about a 1/2" less on each side referencing the window size.   This gives us about a quarter inch on all sides of the window for adjustments, using shims, during installation.

Window and frame is about 3" thick.

The nailing flange is positioned about 1" back from the exterior edge of the window.

The nailing flange is about 1" long.

A finished window from the exterior excluding caulking and paint, notice the nailing flange is covered by the window trim. 

A finished window on the interior with a window sill.  Revit will have library windows with the trim and window sills included.
 

 

 
DESIGN GALLERY

A collection of exceptional work demonstrated 
by this class

Andrew Hsu, Exam 2 Rendering of a Coffee Shop.
 
 

Andrew Hsu, Exam 2 Rendering of a Coffee Shop.
 
 

Andrew Hsu, Exam 2 Rendering of a Coffee Shop.
 
 

Andrew Hsu, Exam 2 Rendering of a Coffee Shop.
 
 

Blake Thomas, click on the image for a walk through.
 
 

David Halseth, click on the image for a walk through.
 
 

Reyna Perez, click on the image for a walk through.
 
 

Jesse Quintana, click on the image for a walk through.
 
 

Sean Dunlop, click on the image for a walk through.
 
 

Kevin Schneider, click on the image for a walk through.