IET 161.001
Architectural CAD (Computer Aided Design) 
(Using AutoCAD 2012 and Revit Architecture 2012)
Fall Quarter 2011
The end of the quarter 
December, 2011

Your Final Commercial Project grades have been compiled and your grades for the quarter have been posted.  

The website has been updated reflecting your commercial project images and Walk Throughs and are available in the Design Gallery section below.  Some images and Walk Throughs need additional work, probably by tomorrow.  

This has been a great class and it was a pleasure teaching and training everyone.  For only the second class like this, taught at Central, the quality of the work produced was extraordinary as was reflected in you Commercial Projects grades.  I hope that all of you get a chance to use this or a similar program again in your careers ahead.  Call or email sometime if you have any questions regarding Revit or AutoCAD, or just to let me know how you are doing.


Videos of your Walk Throughs are available in the Design Gallery section below.

The student with the best Overall ranking from Week 7's Dream House project student evaluations was Michael Porter.  His and the other renderings from your Dream House project are available in the Design Gallery section below. 

Click on the following links

 
Class 
Information
Weekly Links
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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
The Class
Images of the class
A collection of
outstanding class designs
 

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The Class
 

 
 


 
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Week 1:
 
In this section, for every week, there will be a listing of what is due for that week.  You will practice and produce the assignments listed in this box for handing in or to prepare for an In Class Evaluation (ICE) demonstrating the skills learned.  See the syllabus for assessment details.

Design Assignments due this week:

For next Tuesday come to class with sketched floor plans of a Dream House that you would like to design.  You will be modeling this project both in AutoCAD and Revit later in the quarter but for this assignment produce a paper and pencil sketched drawing of both the first and second floor of a house. 

In this section will be information on what should be read, practiced and produced before coming to class for the week.  Plus it may contain announcements relevant for that week's class.

Announcements:

You should have bought the following book from the Wildcat Shop, Introducing Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012, by Patrick Davis.  If you bought the 2011 version instead please return it to the bookstore and exchange it for the 2012 version.

Read and practice ahead:

See Week 2 for details on what should be read and practiced for Week 2.
 

Class exercises and assignment details:

See Week 2 for details on your Sketched Floor Plans assignment


 
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Week 2:
 
Design Assignment due:

(this is a repeat of what was listed for Week 1) On Tuesday come to class with sketched floor plans of a dream house that you would like to design.  You will be modeling this project both in AutoCAD and Revit later in the quarter but for this assignment produce a paper and pencil sketched drawing of both the first and second floor of a house.   See details below.

Read and practice ahead:

View the following videos from the Autodesk website for AutoCAD 2012. 

Download, view, print (if you like), read and practice the first three tutorials from the Autodesk website for AutoCAD 2012 (apparently these are the same as the 2011 versions).  Download and then unzip the downloaded files on your flash drive or network save location: You may also download Tutorials 4 and 5 if you like for use next week to save time.

AutoCAD has various training aids that you may also find useful.  A link to the Autodesk website with these tools are available at the following link (we will cover only a few of these in this class as listed above):

Class exercises and assignment details:

Sketched Floor Plans Assignment:
Your sketched floor plan will be graded on the following criteria, Click here for your ICE grading criteria.  Download and print out the grading criteria before class on Tuesday, sign your name, fill in the date, staple it to your assignment and hand in all of the related documents at the instructor's desk.

For this and all assignments your work has to be original and unique or you will get no points!! 

For your sketched floor plans, put some thought into this project.  You will refer to these sketches in a few weeks and use them to generate your computer models in AutoCAD and Revit.  Try not to make it too big, it will mean a lot of work for you later.

Requirements for your first and second floor sketches.

  • ANSI A size sheets (8-1/2" by 11") one sheet per floor, landscape orientation
    • Draw the first floor first
    • Draw the second floor so that it is on top and lined up with the first floor when the sheets are together
  • No scaling
  • No wall thickness
    • use a single line to denote interior and exterior walls.
  • Label all rooms with room names
  • At least 8 rooms per floor (not including closets)
    • 3 bedrooms at least
    • Front and back doors at least
  • Include a garage, attached or detached (not considered a room)
  • Include all rooms that would be appropriate for a house of this size including a single utility room, laundry room and office

  • Extras may include landscaping, decks, furniture, etc...
Class exercise:
Click on the following link and extract this file for  AutoCAD files that will be used as a demonstration in class on Tuesday.
110927-Gray-Osborne-Raymond-South-Bend.zip

Out of class exercises:
Practice and produce the following exercises, draft these as separate files with the appropriate title block updates as described in class on your renamed Template1.dwg file.  One of these will be due at the time of the In Class Evaluation at the beginning of class on Tuesday in Week 3.
 
 

TOY HOUSE


 
 

CONCRETE MASONRY UNIT (CMU)


 
 

WHEEL


 
 

IRREGULARIS-1


 
 

IRREGULARIS-2


 
 

BOOKSHELF


 
 

DOUBLE BED


 
 

HOUSE ELEVATION IMAGE
Use an image like this or draft a likeness of your own wall from your dream house design.  You need to know some dimensions in order to draft to scale similar objects in your drawing.  The walls are 8' with a roof overhang of 2'.  The back door is 80" by 31-3/4" at the opening with 2" brick mold.  The window trim is 3-1/2" and the grooves in the siding are 8" wide.

HOUSE ELEVATION DRAWING

HOUSE ELEVATION DRAWING WITH HATCHING


 
 
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Week 3:
 
Design Assignment due: For your ICE (In Class Evaluation) on Tuesday you will be required to hand in 3 items: 
  • Produce the exercises from Week 2, one of these will be handed in. 
  • Measure and draft, in AutoCAD, a wall elevation. 
  • Produce, in class, an exercise that will be presented on the projector.
 

Read and practice ahead:

View the following videos from the Autodesk website for AutoCAD 2012. 

Download, view, print (if you like) read and practice tutorials 4 and 5 from the Autodesk website for AutoCAD 2012 (2011).  Download and then unzip the downloaded files: In Tutorial 5 we will not be covering, in this class, the different linetypes (we will stick with the basic solid line) and lineweights (we will stick with the default size).

Class exercises and assignment details:

In Class Evaluation (3 items) Click here for your Week 3 ICE grading criteria. You will print out and hand in the 3 items listed below stapled to your ICE Grading Criteria.

  1. Produce the exercise from the projector at the beginning of class.
    • This exercise will be similar to the exercises from Week 2 and you will have 20 minutes to complete it. 
  2. Hand in one of the exercises from Week 2 as instructed during the evaluation.
  3. Hand in the Wall Elevation Assignment per the instructions below:
    • Choose a wall and draft an elevation of this wall using your template file, re-save your template using an appropriate name.
    • Any wall type, inside or out, you may draft a wall from your sketched floor plan. 
    • Measure this wall using techniques discussed in class
    • Draft in Model Space, print in Paper Space
    • Must contain at least 10 elements (elements are considered some sort of enclosed geometry such as rectangles, circles or ellipses).
    • Dimension in a manner similar to the exercise in Week 2
      • Orderly and easy to read
      • Not covering objects or other dimension lines (like the 2" dimension for the door trim)
      • include both horizontal and vertical location dimensions
      • Measure from walls for horizontal window and door locations 
      • Larger dimensions on the outside, shorter dimensions on the inside
    • Use appropriate scale so it fits on your A sized template file in Paper Space.
    • Title block updates.
Out of class exercises:
Practice and produce the following exercises, draft these as separate files with the appropriate title block updates as described in class on your renamed Template1.dwg file.  At least one of these will be due at the time of the In ICE at the beginning of class on Tuesday in Week 4.
 
 

DOUBLE BED


 
 

ARCHITECTURAL OBJECTS
Make Blocks out of these objects and include them into your floor plan.


 
 

THE COUCH
Also create a love seat and single seat using the same design as below.
Make Blocks out of these objects and include them into your floor plan.


 
 

STAIRS


 
 

FLOOR PLAN SAMPLE
Draft your own floor plans, both first and second floors using your sketches from Week 2 as guides.


 
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Week 4:
 
Design Assignment due: For your ICE (In Class Evaluation) on Tuesday you will be required to hand in 5 items: 
  • Produce the exercises from Week 3, one of these will be handed in. 
  • Draft, in AutoCAD, your floor plans (2 total) of your dream house that you hand sketched from Week 2, hand in the hand sketched floor plans also. 
  • Produce, in class, a floor plan exercise that will be presented on the projector.

Read and practice ahead:

Your Revit textbook, chapters 1 through 4.  Read and practice these before class on Tuesday.

Class exercises and assignment details:

In Class Evaluation (5 items) Click here for your Week 4 ICE grading criteria. You will print out and hand in the 5 items listed below stapled to your ICE Grading Criteria.  Place your drawings in order.

  1. Produce the exercise from the projector at the beginning of class.  This will be small floor plan of an apartment, you will have 30 minutes to complete it. 
  2. Hand in one of the exercises from Week 3 as instructed during the evaluation.  You do not have to complete the Stair elevation exercise.
  3. Hand in your Dream House Floor Plan Assignment per the instructions below.  2 sheets plus your hand sketched floor plans from Weeks 1 and 2 (3 items total) (40 points total (20 points per sheet)):
    • Using your sketched drawing as a reference from Weeks 1 and 2 draft both your first and second floor plans, both the hand sketched and CAD plans must be similar.
      • One floor per sheet, 2 sheets total.
      • Sheets are aligned from 1st floor to 2nd floor
    • Must contain the rooms and elements from your sketched floor plan although some minor variations are permitted
      • At least 8 rooms per floor 
      • 3 bedrooms at least
      • Front and back doors at least
      • Garage with doors openings
    • Stairs similar to the example in Week 3, provide a landing on the top and bottom
    • Insert blocks
      • 7 blocks made in Week 3; the 2 sinks, washer, dryer and the couches (3)
      • Various blocks from the Design Center drawing, including the dynamic blocks for the doors and windows, 10 minimum
        • Dynamic blocks must have the wall thickness settings changed (call me if you need help on these).
    • Dimension interior and exterior wall locations only, in a manner similar to the floor plan example in the Week 3 section above.
      • Overall house dimensions
      • Orderly and easy to read, not covering objects or other dimension lines 
      • Dimensions for the interior walls from a common exterior outside wall edge as shown.
        • Be consistent regarding which interior wall edge used 
        • Whole foot and inch units (no fractions (exceptions for the stairs and instances involving wall thickness issues)).
      • Larger dimensions on the outside, shorter dimensions on the inside
      • Dimension once each of the 2 wall thicknesses, interior and exterior (similar to the example in the Week 3 section above)
      • Appropriate dimension scaling
    • Use appropriate sheet scale in the viewport so it fits on your A sized template file in Paper Space.
    • Appropriate title block updates
    • Extra credit for extra details (extra rooms, counter tops, extra blocks, landscaping, etc...) 

    • More details later, check back
Out of class exercises:

Download, from the publishers of the Revit textbook, various files related to the book.  For Thursday's class download a file in the Chapter 2 Resource File section by clicking on the HTTP link and downloading the "029961c02_dataset.zip" file.  Once downloaded, unzip this file into a folder on your flash drive or network save location.  From this folder open the file named "Dataset_02_03.rvt" .  This Revit file is the model that you see on the cover of the book and is referenced various times throughout the book.  We will be taking a tour of this model in class on Thursday. 

Start on your Dream House floor plan using Revit by laying out the walls from your AutoCAD floor plan.  A portion of your Revit floor plan will evaluated next Tuesday for your ICE. 

  • Consider the following when laying out your floor plans for your Dream House:
    • Bathroom locations should be such so that the occupants of the room will not be visible in an adjacent room when the bathroom door is open.  Perhaps locate the bathroom in a hallway.
    • The kitchen should be close to the front door and entry from the garage.  The kitchen is considered a destination or departure point when entering or leaving the house.
    • Consider a mudroom adjacent to the front door, backdoor or garage.  A mudroom serves as a transitional room to put on or remove coats and shoes.  It also serves as a stop for outside air entering the house when the exterior door is opened.
Follow the steps for Defining Wall Structure  starting on page 104 in your textbook.  An exercise like this will be part of Week 5's ICE.  More information to follow, check back.


 
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Week 5:
 
Design Assignment due: For your ICE (In Class Evaluation) on Tuesday you will be required to email 2 items:
  • Your Dream House model produced designed  Revit.
  • Produce the 3 wall types (named as Defining Wall Structure in the text book), one as described in the textbook and the two others as demonstrated in class.  These walls will be included in your Dream House model.
  • Produce, in class, a simple Revit model of a simple home. 

Read and practice ahead:

Your Revit textbook, chapters 4 and 5.  Read and practice these before class on Tuesday.

Class exercises and assignment details:

In Class Evaluation (2 items) Click here for your Week 5 ICE grading criteria. You will produce and email the 2 items listed below and hand in your ICE Grading Criteria in class. 

  1. Produce the exercise from the projector at the beginning of class.  This will be simple home design.  You will have 30 minutes to complete it.  You will be graded in a similar manner as described for your Dream House evaluation  below.
  2. Send in your Dream House model, you will be graded in two parts, the first on the Defining Wall Structure .and the second on your Dream House design 
    • Produce the 3 wall types (named as Defining Wall Structure in the text book), one as described in the textbook and the two others as demonstrated in class. 
      • Name these as described in the book and in class
      • Place these 3 walls in front of the north elevation symbol on the north side of your home, parallel to the north wall on your house. 
        • Make each wall 16 feet long and 6 feet apart from each other and place permanent dimensions on them. 
          • Lock these dimensions
          • Refer to the image below.
        • "Align" the edges of the walls to each other and lock this constraint.
        (You will know that you have done the above steps correctly if all three walls move as one unit without any walls being left behind, stretching or the dimensions changing.)
    • Your Dream House design in Revit with the following elements:
      • 3 levels, named (in CAPITALS) FIRST FLOOR, SECOND FLOOR, ROOF
        • Level line and target are aligned together and separated by whole or half foot increments
      • Exterior walls
        • Connected and oriented properly
        • From the FIRST FLOOR to the ROOF level 
        • Permanent dimensions in whole or half foot increments
      • FIRST FLOOR Interior walls
        • Connected and trimmed
        • From the FIRST FLOOR level to the SECOND FLOOR level
        • Permanent dimensions in whole or half foot increments
      • Front door and windows of your choice, 2 different window types with a total of 10 elements (read and practice from the book for this function).
      • First and second floors of your choice (read and practice from the book for this function).


Orientation of the 3 Defining Wall Structure Walls located on the north side of your Dream House


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.


















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 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.

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.

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Week 6:
 
Design Assignment due: None this week, your first midterm exam will be on Tuesday. 

Read and practice ahead:

Your Revit textbook, chapters 6 and 7.  Read and practice these before class on Thursday.

Class exercises and assignment details:

Your first examination will be on Tuesday.  To prepare for the written portion of the exam you need to be certain that you have read and practiced all of your reading assignments and have studied your notes taken in class. 

For the design portion of the exam you will be modeling a 2 story residence in Revit.  The residence model will incorporate many of the design elements that have been demonstrated in class and include the following elements:

  • 3 levels, named (in CAPITALS) FIRST FLOOR, SECOND FLOOR, ROOF
    • Level line and target are aligned together and separated by whole or half foot increments
  • Exterior walls (developed in Week 4)
    • Connected and oriented properly
    • From the FIRST FLOOR to the ROOF level 
    • Permanent dimensions in whole or half foot increments
    • Dimensioned from the exterior wall edges as shown 
  • Interior walls (developed in Week 4)
    • Connected and trimmed
    • From the FIRST FLOOR level to the SECOND FLOOR level
    • From the SECOND FLOOR level to the ROOF level
    • Permanent dimensions in whole foot or inch increments
    • Dimensioned from a common wall edge as shown, to the centerline of the interior walls
    • Room bounding with consecutive numbers and names in CAPITALS
  • First and second floors (developed in Week 5)
    • First floor 6" concrete slab with floor covering (carpet, vinyl, wood etc...)
    • Second floor joist with floor covering with 5/8" dry wall ceiling for the first floor
  • Front door, double door with sidelights, double sliding back door
  • Interior room doors with trim at 30"
  • Windows, 3 different window types of your choice, head height consistent for all similar windows installed.
  • Roof
    • 5" / 12" pitch gabled roof (look this up), composition shingles
    • Sketched roof over doorway, composition shingles
  • Stairs as shown
    • 48" wide
    • Edit profile of floor to cut out area for stairs and railings
    • Alignment to adjacent wall
  • Curtain wall with mullions as shown
  • Interior furniture and fixtures of your choice, 20 unique ones minimum
More details later.
 
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Week 7:
 
Design Assignment due: Dream House project presentation and model.  Commercial Project proposal.

Read and practice ahead:

Your Revit textbook, Chapters 13 and 14.  Read and practice these before class on Thursday.  We will save the Chapter 11, Rendering, for Week 9 when we have some work done on our Commercial Project.

Class exercises and assignment details:

We will also have a guest speaker on Tuesday, Stan Dudley who had helped develop our department back in the 1960s.  He will share some insights and advice on drawing development comparing the similarities and differences between the new ways and the old.  There will be an opportunity for a question and answer session.  He will speak sometime during our presentations.
 

  • Hand in on Tuesday a proposal for your Commercial Project, discussing the following: 
        • The type of project (examples include: restaurants, schools, auto show rooms, hotels, theaters, malls, grocery stores, coffee shops, etc... essentially any building engaged in commerce that is open to the public)
        • How large do you anticipate the project to be (described as rooms, square feet, floors, etc...)
      • You need to be certain that the project is adequately large enough to get a decent grade for content but not so large as to risk running out of time to complete it. 
        • A maximum size, should be no larger than about what can fit into a 400' x 300' rectangle in a plan view.
        • A small project needs to have extra details to make up for building size.
  • Your Dream House project presentations and model will serve as a weekly In Class Evaluation (ICE) for Week 7.   Click here for your Week 7 ICE grading criteria.  Print this out at the beginning of class on Tuesday.  You do not have to demonstrate a toolbar.  We will save that feature for the Commercial Project.  Below is a list that can serve as a guide for your presentation:
      • Tour of your house using the Project Browser as a guide
        • Start with the site plan then a 3D tour of the outside of the house, then the first floor plan starting with the front door and show how one would move through the rooms of your house.
        • Display the different elevations and sections and the features that these show
        • Finish with camera views, photo renderings and a Walk Through (see instructional link below)
        • Practice your presentation to keep it about 5 minutes long, give or take 1 minute
      • You need to include the following for your presentation:
        • Demonstrate each floor and talk about the rooms
        • Show and discuss each of the 4 elevations
        • Show and discuss at least 2 sections
        • Demonstrate and discuss at least 3 camera views of something significant
        • Show at least 2 photo renderings of the outside of the house
        • Demonstrate a Walk Through (see instructional link below)
      • You will be evaluating each other's projects using an evaluation booklet passed out at the beginning of class.  You will evaluating your peers' projects based on the following elements:
        • Complexity and Effort
        • Design Quality and Completeness
        • (Toolbar and tool demonstration) NOT COVERED FOR THIS EVALUATION
        • Presentation quality
        • Overall Impression
    • You will hand in, via a jump drive, to the instructor's computer, your Dream House Revit file with your name on it.  Elements of the model will include items similar to those of past weeks including: 
      • Site Plan with 
        • Contoured surface, building pad, subregion, property line (within the contours and enclosed geometry) and contour elevation labels
      • Various levels (at least 3), named (in CAPITALS).
        • Level line and target are aligned together and separated by whole or half foot increments
        • Floor plans are created for each level
      • Exterior walls
        • Connected and oriented properly
        • From the FIRST FLOOR to the ROOF level
        • Permanent dimensions in whole or half foot increments for each major wall section
        • Dimensioned from exterior wall edges
      • FIRST FLOOR Interior walls
        • Connected and trimmed
        • From the FIRST FLOOR level to the SECOND FLOOR level
        • From the SECOND FLOOR level to the ROOF level
        • Permanent dimensions in whole foot or inch increments
          • Dimensioned from a common wall edge, to a consistent element of the interior walls
        • Room bounding with consecutive numbers and room names in CAPITALS
      • Various floor types of your choice, at least 2
      • Ceilings of your choice, if not part of the floor above
      • Front door and windows
        • 3 different window types with a total of at least 20 elements or at least one window per room per wall 
      • Interior doors of your choice, less than 36" wide
      • Stairs, at least 1 set
        • Edit profile of floor to cut out area for stairs
      • Roof of your choice, must be complete
      • Components like furniture, fixtures, equipment and landscaping, complete each room
      • Extras for extra details and features beyond what is listed above


      More details later.
       

    Walk Through instructional video (to compliment what was not covered in class yesterday)  Click on the following video link:


     
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    Week 8:
     
    Design Assignment due:  For your ICE (In Class Evaluation) on Tuesday you will be required to complete 3 items:
    • An external video of your Walk Through of your Dream House model.
    • Download the Revit model at the link below and incorporate various items listed below and as demonstrated in class last Thursday.
    • Progress on your Commercial Project

    Read and practice ahead:

    Your Revit textbook, Chapters 14, 15 and 16.  Read and practice these before class on Tuesday. 

    Class exercises and assignment details:

    In Class Evaluation (3 items) Click here for your Week 8 ICE grading criteria.  You will create a new or use the existing embedded Walk Through video file of your Dream House and export it to an external video file.    Download and complete the Revit model at the link given in class.  Show progress on your Commercial Project.  Hand in these 3 items in one folder with your name in it at the instructor's computer.  Print out, sign and hand in your ICE Grading Criteria. 

    1. A video of your Walk Through of your Dream House model.
      • Inclusive & complete, export the video external to the model, *.avi format, "Cinepak codec by Radius" for the format, keep it under 200 mb.
      • Path from the outside through the inside and back out again
      • Realistic view, decent perspective (not narrow or too wide)
      • A slower pace than the default settings, a walking pace
      • Don’t go through walls
    2. Download the Revit model at the link below and incorporate the following items demonstrated in class last Thursday.  Week 8 Revit Model (coming before Tuesday's ICE). You will have 30 minutes to complete it. 
      • Dimensions as shown
      • Fix the flashing floor
      • Create a ceiling
        • Install troffer and can lights as shown, line these up
      • Modify the grid lines on a curtain wall
        • Install a curtain wall door
      • Insert Rooms and Room Tags 
      • Create a Room Schedule with a key schedule
      • DO NOT Create an Area Plan with a legend, if time you may do this for extra credit (incorporate this into your Commercial Project if you like.  It makes a good wall mounted floor legend that you would typically see by an elevator)
    3. Progress on your Commercial Project.
      • Show at least exterior walls and and custom levels
      • Provide elements that give a general impression of the size and shape of your project.
    In and Out of class exercises:

    Create a sheet set and Titleblock, this exercise will be evaluated in Week 9

    • Modify an existing file downloaded from the Sybex website as demonstrated in class.
      • Download and resave the "Titleblock SP.rfa" file and rename it a name of your choosing in a folder of your choosing (perhaps "Titleblock-Jones-Construction.rfa").
      • Make modifications as demonstrated in class including modifying the portions of the title block as shown below.  The lettering in this portion of the Titleblock are both Text and Labels at 3/32".  Dimensions shown are for your reference and are the spacing between the lines shown.  Do not include these dimensions on your Titleblock. 

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      • Design a logo of your choosing as instructed below.
      • Include a company name, address, phone number and website address below, nearby or included in your logo.  See image below:

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    Logo
    • Design a logo for your Titleblock.  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 or CAD file
        • Inserted where the Revit logo is on the Title block 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: http://e-d-and-i.com/Classes/2010-4-IET-161/


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    Examples of some cover sheets with logos.
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    Another sample project of a house to be built in Issaquah.
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    Floor plan example with wall, door, window and room tags with the associated schedules.

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    Week 9:
     
    Design Assignment due: For your ICE (In Class Evaluation) on Tuesday you will be required to complete 2 items:
    • Download the Revit model at the link as instructed in class and incorporate the various items listed below
    • Progress on your Commercial Project including sheet items with a modified Titleblock.

    Read and practice ahead:

    Your Revit textbook, Chapters 11 and 18.  Read and practice these before class on Thursday. 

    Class exercises and assignment details: More details later.

    In Class Evaluation (2 items) Click here for your Week 9 ICE grading criteria.    Download and complete the Revit model (similar to last week's) at the link given in class.  Show progress on your Commercial Project per the guidance below including your sheet family embedded in your Commercial Project.  You will have 45 minutes to complete these items.  At the end of the evaluation, hand in these 2 items in one folder with your name in it at the instructor's computer.  At the same time, print out, sign and hand in your ICE Grading Criteria.
     

    1. Download the Revit model at the link given in class and incorporate the following items as demonstrated in class or as read and understood from the textbook.  Week 9 Revit Model (coming before Tuesday's ICE). You will have 45 minutes to complete it.  30 points total.
      • Furniture
        • Line up the desk to the nearby wall in the reception area
        • Load and install furniture tags on the installed items
          • 1/4" leader, neat and legible
        • Create a furniture schedule
          • Use the following fields in CAPITALS in order from left to right: Type Mark, Family and Type, Manufacturer, Count, Cost
          • Fill in all blank fields, center and sort Type Mark field (ascending), on appearance tab uncheck “Blank row before data"
      • Windows
        • Modify the following window heights
        • Install window tags, no leaders, neat and legible
        • Create a window schedule
          • Use the following fields in CAPITALS in order from left to right: Type Mark, Family and Type, Manufacturer, Width, Height, Level, Count, Cost
          • Fill in all blank fields, center and sort Type Mark field (ascending), on appearance tab uncheck “Blank row before data"
      • Doors
        • Modify the following door locations
        • Install door tags, no leaders, neat and legible
        • Create a door schedule
          • Use the following fields in CAPITALS in order from left to right: Mark, Type Mark, Family and Type, Manufacturer, Width, Height, Level, Count, Cost
          • Fill in all blank fields, center and sort Type Mark field (ascending), on appearance tab uncheck “Blank row before data"
      • Incorporate your sheet family into the ICE project with the updated title block from Week 8
        • Title block
          • Width adjustments as done in class
          • Cell adjustments as demonstrated in class.
          • Text sizes, properly named
          • Logo as described in the Week 8 section above
          • Incorporate into your ICE, proper fields filled in 
        • Create a first floor plan sheet
          • Sheet name: "GROUND FLOOR PLAN", Sheet number "A-1"
          • Insert Ground Floor onto sheet
          • CAPITALS, center left alignment for the view
          • Hidden line visibility for the view
          • Crop and hide area
          • Scale, 1/4" = 1'-0"
          • Adjust the view title to just below the view and dimensions, aligned on the left side of the building
          • Modify and incorporate your ROOM SCHEDULE to the lower right of the Ground Floor plan 
    2. Progress on your Commercial Project.
      • Show exterior walls and dimensions
        • Permanent dimensions in whole or half foot increments, all external wall features, no redundant dimensions
        • Dimensioned from the exterior wall edges 
      • Show custom levels, CAPITALS
      • Room bounding with consecutive numbers and names in CAPITALS
      • Interior walls and dimensions (custom or developed in Week 4), at least 10 
        • Connected and trimmed
        • From the one level to the next level
        • Permanent dimensions in whole foot or inch increments, at least 10
        • Dimensioned from a common wall edge as shown, to the centerline of the interior walls
      • Floors, at least 2 (library, custom or developed in Week 5)
      • Exterior doors, at least 2, double door for large facilities
      • Interior room doors with trim at 30"
      • Stairs if appropriate
        • 48" wide at least
        • Edit profile of floor to cut out area for stairs and railings
      • Create a sheet for the Ground Floor plan
        • Incorporate your sheet family into your Commercial Project with the updated title block from Week 8 with the proper fields fill in 
        • Insert your ground floor onto this sheet
        • CAPITALS, center view
        • Proper scale
        • Hidden line visibility for the view
        • Crop and hide area
        • Adjust the view title to just below the view and dimensions, aligned on the left side of the building
    Out of class instruction:

    The following are videos demonstrating various detailing and drafting options available in  Revit.  Click on the following images. 

    The video below describes the creation of a detail callout or view and incorporating various Detail Components.

     

    The video below describes more on the creation of a detail callout or view and incorporating various Detail Components.

     

    The video below describes more on the creation of a detail callout or view and incorporating various Detail Components.

     

    The video below describes the creation of another detail callout or view and incorporating various Detail Components.

     

    The video below describes more on the creation of a detail callout or view and incorporating various Detail Components.

     

    The video below describes the creation of a Repeating Detail Component.

     

    The video below describes the creation of a Door Legend Detail Component.

     

    The video below describes the insertion and modification of a drawing symbol annotation of a North Arrow.

     

    The video below describes the insertion and modification of a drawing symbol annotation of a Graphic Scale Bar.

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    Week 10:
     
    Design Assignment due: Your second midterm exam will be on Tuesday.  See details below. 

    Read and practice ahead:

    Work on your Commercial Project.

    Class exercises and assignment details:

    Your second examination will be on Tuesday.  To prepare for the written portion of the exam you need to be certain that you have read and practiced all of your reading assignments and have studied your notes taken in class.  For those that read the website, the following is information that will be included in an exam question: Know and be able to order the elements of a Revit family tree.

    For the design portion of the exam you will be modeling a commercial building like a small restaurant and will incorporate many of the design elements that have been demonstrated in class.  Practice and be able to demonstrate the following items as described below.  You may create a new project prior to the exam and use it for the exam incorporating many the items listed below. 

    • Scale, make the floor plan scaled at 1/4”=1’-0”, set your units to a precision of 1/2" for length
    • Levels, create, modify and name 5 levels in CAPITALS:
    • Floor plans for the Floor and the Roof
    • Exterior walls, create a single story building with walls from the Floor to the Exterior Wall level. Location Line on the Core Face Exterior
    • Create an elevation of the angled wall and name it NORTH WEST
    • Wall type, custom per the following guidelines, name this wall:
      • Metal stud structure, 5-1/2” and more, second finish with paint, color of your choice, extra credit for a parapet top
    • Site, Toposurface with a 0” elevation around the building and down to -5’ in the back of the building only about a building width around all sides, building pad, parking lot, apply materials
    • Floors, Insert a custom floor for the Main Floor no flashing floors
    • Interior walls, custom per the following guidelines, name this wall including the name of the wall color:
      • Wood stud structure, 3 1/2” and more, second finish with paint color of your choice (same as the interior of your exterior wall), height offset 12” from the roof level.
      • Rooms, rooms bound and labeled with the following names in CAPITALS: Customer Area, Service Area, Storage, Preparation, Office, Mens Room, Womens Room, locations of your choosing, counter wall to the Server level.  Provide angled or curved walls.
        • Restrooms in the south east corner, doors on the north wall, behind a 3’ screen wall both rooms 11’ x 10’
      • Dimension all walls from exterior wall to center line of interior wall
    • Ceilings, insert ceilings for the Floor “2’ x 2’ ACT System” at 12’ 6” in the Customer and Service areas, 
      • Insert Troffer lights, Parabolic, 12 at least in the Customer and Service Areas, align these
    • Store Front Curtain walls, on two sides - north and east adjoining each other, 6" from Floor to 12’ horizontal spacing, 7’ vertical spacing 4’
    • Doors, Insert the following doors with tags.
      • Provide an archway opening from the Preparation Area to the Service Area, 60”
      • Provide a door or archway from the Service Area to the Customer Area.
    • Window, “Awning with Trim” for the drive up window with tag, 60” wide, 36" tall, sill height 2’ 6”
    • Add 2 building sections perpendicular to each other.
    • Roof, from the Roof level, no slope, on the interior side of the exterior wall, “Steel Truss - Insulation on Metal Deck – EPDM”
      • Make the roof slope to the edges with a high point in the center at 6”
    • Components, insert from the Autodesk "Seek" website: counter top-island, pastry, showcase, donut, grocery, pastry, case, cash register or similar display item for your store for the display of various items.  Place some of these within your counter wall, 6 minimum.
    • Schedules, create a room schedule with the following fields, in CAPITALS, in the order listed: Number, Name, Perimeter, Area, Base Finish, Floor Finish, Wall Finish, Ceiling Finish. Number column is centered, fill in all fields, like we did in class.
    • Sheet, Create a Floor Plan sheet of the Floor, number it 105, name it “FLOOR PLAN” 
      • Logo per Week 8, 
      • Fill out the rest of the Title Block with the appropriate information
      • Insert the Room Schedule on the right
      • Line up view titles
      • Print it out at 1/2 size (as instructed)
    • Render, low resolution, of a camera view from the Customer area looking at your counter, eye level at 2’, sun and artificial lights, save to project, name this
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    Week 11:
     
    Design Assignment due: For your ICE (In Class Evaluation) on Tuesday you will be required to complete 3 items:
    • Use the Revit model as instructed in class and incorporate the various items listed below regarding details and sheets.
    • Progress on your Commercial Project including setting up sheets.
    • Rendered images of the inside of your project.
    Design Assignment due: Decide on the Revit toolbar or function that you would like to demonstrate during your Final Commercial Project presentation.  See guidelines and examples below.

    Read and practice ahead:

    On Thursday, be prepared to discuss your toolbar or function that you will demonstrate for your Final Project presentation, this will be graded.

    Class exercises and assignment details:

    In Class Evaluation (3 items) Click here for your Week 11 ICE grading criteria.    Modify your Exam 2 model.  Show progress on your Commercial Project per the guidance below.  Complete various rendered images of your project both inside and out. You will have 45 minutes to complete these items.  At the end of the evaluation, hand in these items in one folder with your name in it at the instructor's computer.  At the same time, print out, sign and hand in your ICE Grading Criteria and the required sheets from your Commercial Project on 11" x 17" paper.

    1. Complete and modify your Revit model from Exam 2.  Make certain your exterior wall is the “Exterior-5-1/2 EIFS-Metal-GWB” type.  Incorporate the following items:  (30 points total)
      • Insert two building sections both east-west (facing south) and north-south (facing west), name these as such
      • Adjust length units to The Nearest 1/4” precision
      • Insert a detail Callout in the north-south section of an exterior wall (the lower 5 feet of the wall)
        • Rename this detail in CAPITALS, “Detail-Exterior Wall”, move the balloon to the exterior of the wall
        • Scale 1” = 1’-0”
        • Install Break Line Detail Components on the top of the wall and on the sides and bottom (show the 6” slab and about 2 feet of space below)
          • Organize, order and line these up (aligned on the center of the walls)
        • Install Metal Stud Detail Components as a “C” stud section of the appropriate size from the “Structural Metal Studs Framing” folder
          • Double base plate with open ends of the studs facing each other
          • Single stud, open end down, 4’ 0.75” from the Floor level, dimension this
        • Install insulation of the appropriate width up to the stud section and again on top of it, re-order Detail Components if needed
        • Fill a region covering the concrete slab by creating a footing on the edge of the wall, use Wide Lines sketch lines, create a new hatch pattern for the concrete (from the existing Fill Patterns library), make the footing shape per the dimensions in the image provided
        • Fill the Earth up to the edge of the footing using a method similar to above
        • Create a region of compacted earth under the footing and slab using the Sand Dense pattern
        • Install a Metal “J” bolt “Anchor Bolts Hook-Side” from the “050500-Common Work Results for Metals” folder for the bottom of the wall, “J” size 4”, make the depth as shown in the image provided, line up washer with the bottom of the studs
        • Insert text callouts with dog leg leaders and dimensions as shown in the image provided
      • Insert a new sheet with your sheet template, updated titleblock
        • Number 401, name in CAPITALS called Details, insert this detail
    2. Progress on your Commercial Project (30 points total)
      • Show exterior walls, permanent dimensions in whole or half foot increments, all external wall features, no redundant dimensions, dimensioned from the exterior wall edges
      • Insert two perpendicular building sections, rename to a descriptive name
      • Interior walls and dimensions, permanent dimensions in whole foot or inch increments, at least 10, dimensioned from a common wall edge to the centerline of the interior walls
      • Create a sheet for your Ground Floor plan, number A101, descriptive name of your choice in CAPITALS
        • Incorporate your sheet family into your project with the updated title block
        • Insert your ground floor onto this sheet, CAPITALS, center view
        • Proper scale, hidden line visibility for the view, crop and hide area
        • Adjust the view title to just below the view and dimensions, aligned on the left side of the building
        • Create and insert a Room Schedule using guidelines from previous weeks
      • Create a detail callout and sheet similar to above
      • Print two sheets, ANSI B, 11”x17”
      • Provide 2 low resolution renderings of interior of your building, artificial and sunlight settings, proper exposure (adjust settings and surface finishes to achieve a decent look)
        • Non default settings
    Toolbar or Function presentation guidelines Decide on a toolbar or function that you would like to demonstrate to the class during your Final Commercial Project presentation.  Discuss this during the class period on Thursday.  Plan on spending between about 2 to 4 minutes demonstrating this toolbar or function during your project presentation.  Examples include, but are not limited to, the following.  The selection of a toolbar or function will be a graded item for this week:
    • Various BIM features like parameter interfaces involving sheets
    • Various BIM features for use in scheduling and estimating
    • Additional options for enhancing Walk Throughs
    • Breaklines and methods for breaking up large projects to fit on sheets
    • Various options for creating a logo and in 3D
    • Additional functionality and items to schedules
    • How to modify families including the use of planes
    • Modifications and additional options in modifying families like curtain walls, doors and windows
    • Additional wall family options like stacked walls and adding paint, sweeps and reveals
    • Using a material takeoff schedule
    • Managing and creating materials
    • Pick a tool, any tool, and explore
    Out of class instruction:

    The following are videos demonstrating various additional items discussed in class such as the "Paint" tool and Sheet update options.  Click on the following images. 

    The video below describes how to use the "Paint" tool on the Revit Modify Ribbon Tab


     
     

    The video below demonstrates some editing functions regarding a sheet template, video 1


     
     

    The video below demonstrates some editing functions regarding a sheet template, video 2


     
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    Design Assignment due: Your model and a sheet set per the instructions below.   The instructions below have been updated, no further additions will be made.  A grading criteria has been posted below.

    Read and practice ahead:

    The book, if you have not read it yet.

    Problem Printer Solutions:

    Below is a solution for some of the printing problems in the lab.

    Regarding images being flipped or missing on the plotter and printer, use the following procedure:

    • Create a pdf document instead, using the print command. 
      • Instead of printing to one of the three lab printers choose the cutepdf printer.
        • Go to the Printer properties button and select the ARCH D paper size
        • Pick a file save location in your Commercial Project folder 
        Your standard 36" x 24" sheet should now be generated as a 36" x 24" sized pdf document
        • Open the folder where this pdf is and open the file.  Print this using the HP6015 printer or the HP800 plotter.
        • For the HP800 click on the printer Properties button
          • Check the "Autorotate" button
          • Select the roll size of 24"
        Start printing and if its not right go to the plotter and "cancel" it, check and change your settings and start again.
    Regarding getting your sheet to fill up the page or printing to full scale on the plotter.  Or the plotter does not recognize the ARCH D sized paper.

    Below is a new procedure for printing full size sheets in Revit Architecture on the HP800 plotter
    The items listed below are from the website, items with the strike through are replaced by an alternative method: 

    • To print on the HP800 plotter, choose the following settings
      • Put in the 24" sized paper roll
        • Through Revit, 
          • Choose ARCH "D" size Create, instead, a custom size 36” x 24” sheet size
          • Click Setup button
          • Choose, Center, Landscape, Zoom to 100%
        • Click the printer Properties button
          • Check the "Autorotate" button
          • Select the roll size of 24"
        Start printing and if its not right go to the plotter and "cancel" it, check and change your settings and start again.
        Measure your Graphic Scale Bar
    Final, Commercial Project assignment details:
    Click here for your Final Commercial Project grading criteria. Print this out and include it with your sheet set.
    Drawing grading criteria:

    Your Commercial Project will have the following items included in a sheet set as described below.  Make certain that you understand your markups and incorporate the corrections into your Final Project drawings.

    Sheets

    • Number them in ascending order
    • Incorporate all of the elements for these sheets as required from the previous weeks' assignments including Titleblock items.  Title block items also include fields filled in from your Project Information and your Sheet Properties (see videos above). 
    • General sections are often numbered similar to the following
      • Cover Sheet, no number, 000, 001
      • Site Plan 010 series
      • Floor Plans 100 series
      • Ceiling Plans 200 series
      • Elevations 300 series
      • Sections 400 series
      • Schedules and/or Legends 500 series
      • Details 600 series
      Notes: 
      1. Legends and schedules may be included on other relevant sheets if there is room. 
      2. If a sheet series is blank then move up the numbering to maintain the sequence.
      3. Extra credit for extra effort and items, and may include, sheet notes that better explain elements of your project, extra schedules, legends and similar items.
      4. See some sheet examples at the end of this section.
    • Titleblock
      • Logo, company name and address, orientation, size (extra credit for more items)
      • Fields lined up, information filled in
      • All text that you control CAPITALized
    • Cover Sheet
      • All text that you control CAPITALized
      • Project title
      • Project sub title
      • Project address
      • Project team members 
      • Image rendering of the exterior of the proposed project
      • Map of the project site with title
      • Sheet list with title
        • Fields include, Sheet Number, Sheet Name, Designed By, Drawn By, Checked By, Approved By
        • Center all fields except the Sheet Name 
        • Use requirements from previous schedules
    • Site Plan
      • Hidden line visibility for view
      • View is cropped and crop boundary hidden 
      • View title orientation
      • North Arrow (extra credit for a modified or unique one)
        • Rotate the arrow off center, consistent orientation and location on all plan sheets
      • Graphic Scale Bar, choose the correct size (extra credit for a modified or unique one)
      • Hide your building to reveal your Building Pad (don't show the building)
      • Hide other non relevant non site plan building features
      • Property line
      • Show dimensions from property line to the building pad
      • Show other relevant dimensions
      • All text that you control CAPITALized
    • 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 or Legends 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. 
      • Plan fills sheet, centered
      • View is cropped and crop boundary hidden
      • View title orientation
      • North Arrow
      • Graphic Scale Bar
      • Hidden line visibility
        • Dimensions (use previous requirements) 
      • Tags for doors, windows and walls, organized
      • All text that you control CAPITALized
      • Door Legend for plan symbols (see videos above)
      • Window Legend for plan symbols (see videos above)
      • Room Schedule (use previous requirements)
      • Door Schedule (use previous requirements)
      • Window Schedule (use previous requirements)
      • Wall Schedule (use the following fields: Type Mark, Family and Type, Fire Rating (list in hours), Length, Width, Area (order and center the Mark field)
    • Reflected Ceiling Plan (if you have a suspended ceiling, otherwise a modified floor with a ceiling will be graded)
      • Hidden line visibility
      • View is cropped and crop boundary hidden 
      • View title orientation
      • North Arrow
      • Graphic 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 (Mark) column
        • Use a new sheet(s) if you need more room, name the sheet "Lighting Fixture Schedule"
      • All text that you control CAPITALized
    • Elevations, 2 or 4 sheets
      • Hidden line visibility
      • All views cropped and crop boundary hidden 
      • View title orientation
      • Elevation relevant dimensions only, include all that apply
      • Graphic Scale Bar
      • Door Legend for elevations
      • Window Legend for elevations
    • Sections, 1 or 2 sheets
      • Hidden line visibility
      • All views cropped and crop boundary hidden 
      • View title orientation
      • Section relevant dimensions, include all that apply
      • Graphic Scale Bar
      • All text that you control CAPITALized
    • Schedules/Legends
      • If not included on other sheets
      • List in order per the sheet numbering sequence listed above
      • Incorporate all of the elements required this quarter
      • All text that you control CAPITALized
    • Details
      • Hidden line visibility
      • All views cropped and crop boundary hidden 
      • Smaller scale than the parent view (1" = 1'-0", 1/2" = 1'-0", etc...) 
      • Provide at least 6 details similar to what has been done in class
        • Have at least 5 annotation elements such as callouts and dimensions per detail
          • Must have annotation callouts with dog leg leaders
            • 3/32" text size, Arial, CAPITAL lettering
        • Insert break lines 
        • Show examples of a 2D filled regions 
        • One section detail of an exterior wall with insulation
        • One section detail of an interior wall with a fire stop
      • All text that you control CAPITALized
    • Print your sheets, have these printed before the Final on Tuesday! or points off in a big way
      • Print out all sheets 1/2 size (11" x 17" ANSI B size)
        • Staple or fasten in upper left corner
      • Print out 3 full size sheets, in color
        • Cover sheet, first floor plan and one of your elevations or section sheets (choose the one with more detail)
          • Print on the HP800 plotter, choose the following settings
            • Put in the 24" sized paper roll
            • Through Revit, 
              • Choose ARCH "D" size
              • Click Setup button
                • Choose, Center, Landscape, Zoom to 100%
              • Click Properties button
                • Check the "Autorotate" button
                • Select the roll size of 24"
          • Start printing and if its not right go to the plotter and "cancel" it, check and change your settings and start again.
            • Measure your Graphic Scale Bar
        • Call or email if problems
    Toolbar Demonstration grading criteria
    • Name the the toolbar or function
      • Demonstrate the tool(s) or function(s)
        • Demonstrate the steps involved 
        • Demonstrate different options 
          • Demonstrate the effects of the different options 
        You will graded on the quantity of the steps and/or options demonstrated (at least 8) 
    Project Presentation, as evaluated by your peers:
    Commercial Project presentations on Tuesday.  You may use the following guidelines or something similar 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, the floor plan or other view.  Since these are all commercial projects your design should be facilitating the interaction between customers and staff, explain and demonstrate this
        • 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 any features that you think are significant in  your project that may not be apparent in other student projects or that have not been demonstrated in class
      • Show elevations, sections, 3D view, camera views and/or renderings of any features that you feel help demonstrate how your building functions and the features associated with that function
      • Show the more significant components used and where they came from
      • Show a brief Walk Through, 1 minute maximum with narration
    • Describe a toolbar, function or modeling technique unique to what has been demonstrated in class and that you have applied to your project.
    • 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 around 7 minutes, practice this!  Points taken off for over or under this time.

    Evaluation feedback forms will be handed out at the beginning of the class and include the following criteria:

    • Sign your name on the cover only
    • Fill in the student's name, on each page in the book, in the space provided
    • Provide suggestions and constructive comments (points off for a blank page)
    • Provide a fair evaluation on your peers’ projects based on the listed criteria.  Circle the number that you feel best describes your peer's placement in each evaluation section.
      • Complexity and Effort:  How complex or how much effort do you think this student put into the project (consider the number of elements and the quality of the details apparent in the model)?

      • Comments: A lot of effort,  Average amount,  Needs more effort,    Very little effort 
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      • Design Quality and Completeness: (does it look attractive, does it look like the real thing, is it put together correctly, does it work for its intended function, is it complete?

      • Comments: Looks great,    Looks good,     Needs work,        Not correct,   Incomplete
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      • Toolbar and tool demonstration (did the student demonstrate all of the tools or functions, will you be able to use this tool or function after this demonstration, did you learn something about these tools?

      • Comments: Very informative, Mostly complete, Could have shown more, Learned little
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      • Presentation (spoken clearly, easily understood, organized, did it take too long, explained project?

      • Comments:        Great job,     Very good,          Average,       Needed better preparation and rehearsal
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      • Overall Impression of the project and presentation:

      • Comments:        Great job    Good job    Average    Needs work    Incomplete

        The item(s) that I feel need(s) more work are:
        The best thing about this project is:
         

    Project Design grading criteria:  May include everything we have covered in Revit this quarter.
    • Custom levels, renamed in CAPITALS
    • Custom walls, one exterior, one interior, rename these with the word "Custom" preceding the name
    • Custom floor, rename this with the word "Custom" preceding the name
    • Appropriate number of windows and doors at consistent heights and symmetry
    • Rooms and room bounding for all internal areas.
    • The following three categories will be counted and totaled for a single grade.  This allows someone with a very large project with many walls, floors, ceilings, windows and doors to be judged with a smaller project that has many more components. 
      • Walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, doors and windows will be counted, repeating items such as windows may be counted less, expecting about 40 items
      • Components will be counted, these will include exterior and interior items, they may include items such as lights, equipment, plumbing fixtures, furniture and similar items, repeating items such as ceiling lights may be counted less, expecting about 50 items
      • Site plan components such as contours, subregions, parking, landscaping and similar items, repeating items such as plants and lights may be counted less, expecting about 30 items 
    Sample Sheet Set

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    DESIGN GALLERY

    A collection of the exceptional work demonstrated 
    by this class.  

    The first set of images are from the students Final Project featuring a Commercial Building Project.  The student with the highest ranking, as evaluated by their peers during their project presentations was Michael Porter and his Lion's Rock Community Church design.  Following close behind was Micah Thompson, Jon Klemkow, Coby Jones, Blake Barnhart and Abel Jara.  

    View images of their work below.  Click on the images for "Walk Through" videos.



     


     


     


     


     
     

    The following set of images are from the students Dream House design.  The student with the highest ranking, as evaluated by their peers during their project presentations was Michael Porter followed by Philip O'Leary, Jon Klemkow, Ryan Snider, Abel Jara and Brandon Elley.  

    View images of their work below.  Click on the images for "Walk Through" videos.