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Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2013: No Experience Required by Eric Wing

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Chapter 15

Creating Rooms and Area Plans

This chapter brings you to a great point in the Autodesk® Revit® Architecture platform. You’re in a position where you can begin to build on what you’ve added to your model up to now. By creating rooms and areas, you’re starting to merge the model with the database. In Chapter 11, “Schedules and Tags,” you did the same thing; but by adding rooms and areas, you physically build your construction documents while at the same time adding crucial information to the model’s database.

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Creating rooms
  • Adding a room schedule
  • Adding a color fill plan
  • Adding room separators
  • Creating an area plan

Creating Rooms

The first topic we’ll tackle is the task of creating a room and adding it to the model. The procedures that follow will focus on finding where to launch the room and areas and the parameters Revit looks for while placing a room into the floor plan.

Because Revit draws from a database to gather information, the process of creating a room boils down to you adding some notes to an already-built form. When you place the room in the model, Revit automatically tags it. Unlike other drafting applications, however, Revit doesn’t rely on the tag for its information. When a room is in the model, it can either contain or not contain a tag. This is a great way to organize the flow of room information.

To get started, open the model on which you’ve been working. If you skipped the previous chapter, go to the book’s ...

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