CHAPTER 17 Documenting Your Design

While the industry continues to move toward a 3D building information model as a construction deliverable, today we still need to produce 2D documents for a construction document set or design reviews. Using the integrated documentation tools in Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software, you can create these sets with more accuracy and reliability than in the past. In this chapter, you will take the elements you have previously modeled and detailed and begin to create the documentation for your design.

In this chapter, you’ll learn to:

  • Document plans
  • Create schedules and legends
  • Lay out sheets

Documenting Plans

In this chapter, we’ll introduce a scenario that will mimic what might happen on a real project in a preliminary design phase. We are going to assume that you’ll be using the c17-Sample-Building-Start.rvt or c17-Sample-Metric-Start.rvt model from the book’s web page:

Here’s the story: You have recently completed some preliminary design work in advance of your upcoming client meeting. You’ll need to lay out the plans, elevations, and perspectives on some presentation sheets for the meeting, but you’ll also have to include some building metrics, such as area plans and schedules of overall spaces.

In the following sections, you’ll set up those views and sheets, starting with the area plans. For the purposes of program verification, you have decided you need to establish the spatial areas for the building ...

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