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YouTube Videos to Accompany Residential Design Revit 2014 Textbook

  • Jensen's Residential Design Using Revit 2014 - Ch02 Lake Cabin
  • Jensen's Residential Design Using Revit 2014 - Ch05-1 Project Setup
  • Jensen's Residential Design Using Revit 2014 - Ch05-2 Exterior Walls
  • Jensen's Residential Design Using Revit 2014 - Ch05-3 Interior Walls
  • Jensen's Residential Design Using Revit 2014 - Ch05-4a Doors
  • Jensen's Residential Design Using Revit 2014 - Ch05-4b Openings
  • Jensen's Residential Design Using Revit 2014 - Ch05-4c Windows
  • Jensen's Residential Design Using Revit 2014 - Ch05-4d Fireplace
  • Jensen's Residential Design Using Revit 2014 - Ch06-1 Second Floor Ext Wall
  • Jensen's Residential Design Using Revit 2014 - Ch06-2 Second Floor Interior Wall
  • Jensen's Residential Design Using Revit 2014 - Ch06-3 Second Floor Doors
  • Jensen's Residential Design Using Revit 2014 - Ch06-4 Basement Floor Plan
  • Jensen's Residential Design Using Revit 2014 - Ch06-5 Stairs
  • Jensen's Residential Design Using Revit 2014 - Ch07-1 Roof Design Options
  • Jensen's Residential Design Using Revit 2014 - Ch07-2 Gable Roof
  • Jensen's Residential Design Using Revit 2014 - Ch07-3 Low Roof Elements
  • Jensen's Residential Design Using Revit 2014 - Ch07-4 Skylights
  • Jensen's Residential Design Using Revit 2014 - Ch08-1 Floor Systems

Revit Project Files

  • Options when saving Revit files
  1. Save on local hard disk. Problem - lab computers have Deep Freeze software installed, so any files saved to the local hard drive will be deleted once the computer reboots.
  2. Save to a USB thumb drive. Works well with College students but not so good with high school students (many don't carry one with them or they easily get distracted on lose them).
  3. Save to A360 Drive. Works great for Autodesk Inventor, but an issue with Revit (see below).
  4. Save to Google Drive or Microsoft One Drive. Works good, but issues at the high school level, students don't have accounts or ability to create one using as the District blocks it.

Saving A360 Drive

  • Step 0: create Autodesk Education Account which includes A360 Drive
  • Step 1: Typical Workflow - Option A
    • 0. Background Information
      • example path and folders automatically created when you login to A360 Drive
        • Windows 7: C:\Users\student\AppData\Local\Autodesk\Autodesk Sync\Cloud\jeffjensen (Bonanza HS)
        • Windows 7: C:\Users\LocalAdmin\AppData\Local\Autodesk\Autodesk Sync\Cloud\jeffjensen (Desert Rose HS)
        • Windows 10: C:\Users\jjensen\AppData\Local\Autodesk\Autodesk Sync\Cloud\jeffjensen (personal laptop)
      • need to add current folder to places
      • Need to Show hidden files, folders, and drives within Windows Explorer to be able to view the hidden AppData folder.
      • Figure 5-1.8 Sheet A1 - First Floor Plan: Title Block with Project Information added automatically, p. 5-6 in Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine
    • 1. login to A360 Drive by right clicking on the A360 icon in the system tray and selecting login (takes about 3-5 min to update depending on how much data you have on A360 Drive)
      • example A360 account is your login, typically email address (<u>jefferyjjensen@gmail.com</u> or <i>jjjensen@interact.ccsd.net</i>) and password (NormalOne)
    • 2. open Revit
    • 3. Revit > Open, navigate to Autodesk 360 cache folder (C:UsersstudentAppDataLocalAutodeskAutodesk SyncCloudjeffjensen) and add the current folder to places (bottom left corner, Tools > Add Current Folder to Places)
      • Figure 1-1 Autodesk Revit Add Current Folder to Places
    • 4. open your Revit project file
    • 5. save project file
    • 6. right click on the Autodesk 360 system tray icon and select Sync now
  • Typical Workflow - Option B
    • 1. login to A360 Drive by right clicking on the A360 icon in the system tray and selecting login
    • 2. copy the Revit project file you want to work on to the Desktop
    • 3. open Revit
    • 4. File > Open and navigate to the Desktop to open the file
    • 5. When finished with edits, save the file and exit Revit.
    • 6. Copy the Revit file from desktop into A360.
    • 7. right click on A360 icon in the system tray and select Sync Now

Getting Started with Revit

Lesson 2 - Lake Cabin

Exercise 2-1 Walls

  • Figure 2-1.1 Lake Cabin Sketch in Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine
  • Exterior Wall - Use Wall Element Type Generic - 12“, Unconnected Wall Height 9'-0”, Location Line Finish Face: Exterior, and draw the walls in a clockwise direction to ensure the exterior side of the wall is on the outside of the Lake Cabin.
  • Interior Wall - Use Wall Element Type Generic - 5“, Wall Height connected to Level 2, Location Line Wall Centerline

Exercise 2-2 Doors

  • Use three Single-Flush 36” x 80“ doors for the Bedrooms and Front Door. The bathroom uses a Single-Flush 30” x 80“ door. The exact position of the doors is not important in this exercise.
  • Figure 2-5.5 Floor Plan and Door & Window Schedule in Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine

Exercise 2-3 Windows

  • Figure 2-5.5 Floor Plan and Door & Window Schedule in Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine

Exercise 2-4 Roof

Exercise 2-5 Annotation and Dimensions

Exercise 2-6 Printing

Lesson 5 - Residence Floor Plans (First Floor)

Exercise 5-1 Project Setup

  • Essential Question - How do I create a Revit Residential project from a template? How do I add my project information so it is automatically displayed on the sheet title block?
  1. Create a new project file using Application Menu > New > Template file - Browse > select Residential-Default, click open, and Create new - Project
  2. Project Information using Manage tab > Settings panel > Project Information
    1. Organization Name: UNLV
    2. Organization Description: CEE301
    3. Building Name: Your Name Residence
    4. Author: Your Name
    5. Client: Jeff Jensen
    6. Project Address: 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas NV 89154
    7. Project Name: Your Name Residence
    8. Project Number: 15001-01
    9. Figure 5-1.5 Project Information dialog, p. 5-5 in Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine
  3. Title block with Project Information added automatically
    1. Figure 5-1.8 Sheet A1 - First Floor Plan: Title Block with Project Information added automatically, p. 5-6 in Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine

Exercise 5-2 Exterior Walls

  1. Figure 5-2.1 Ribbon and Option bar - Wall command active, p. 5-8 in Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine
  2. Create exterior walls using the following dimensions
    1. Figure 5-2.2 Exterior walls, p. 5-9 in Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine
  3. Modify wall dimensions
    1. change 35' to 34' 8” by selecting the left most wall, then 35'-0“ dimension becomes active
    2. change 4' 4” to 4' by selecting the bottom right horizontal wall, then 4'-4“ dimension becomes active
    3. Figure 5-2.8 Exterior walls with final dimensions, p. 5-14 in Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine
    4. Figure 5-2.4a Temporary Dimension Properties, p. 5-11 in Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine
  4. Change wall type
    1. drag a window around the entire building to select the walls, then in the properties panel, use the drop down to ensure only the walls are selected.
    2. from the Type Selector on the Properties Palette, select Exterior - Wood Shingle over Wood Siding on Wood Stud
  5. 3D View
    1. Figure 5-2.9 3D View, p. 5-15 in Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine
  6. Create Custom Wall Type
    1. make a duplicate of Exterior - Wood Shingle over Wood Siding on Wood Stud and giving the new wall type name Exterior - Wood Shingle over Wood Siding on 2×4 Wood Stud
    2. change the thickness from 5.5” to 3.5“
  7. Change height of garage and eastern most portion of the living room to height 12'
    1. Figure 5-2.18 Completed exercise, p. 5-22 in Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine
  8. “If you draw in a clockwise fashion, your walls will have the exterior side of the wall correctly positioned. You can also use the spacebar to toggle which side the exterior face is on.” (Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine, p. 5-9)

Dimension Witness Lines

  • “Left-click the witness line control to change the reference point for that element. For example, for a wall, left-clicking the control toggles the reference point among the centerline, the interior face, and the exterior face of the wall.” Move the Witness Line for Permanent Dimensions
  • Move the Witness Line for Permanent Dimensions, Autodesk Revit 2015 Help

Exercise 5-3 Interior Walls

Exercise 5-4a Doors

  • Step 1 - Load additional door families (C:ProgramDataAutodeskRAC 2014LibrariesUS ImperialDoors)
    • Bifold-2 Panel.rfa
    • Single-Panel 4.rfa
    • Sliding-2 panel.rfa
  • Figure 5-4.2 Door families on hard drive,  p. 5-37 in Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine
  • Step 2 - Download the following doors from seek.autodesk.com
    • Overhead-Sectional-Flush
    • Double-Raised Panel with Sidelights
    • Single-Entry 3
    • Single-Pocket
    • Opening-Elliptical Arch
  • Can save these door family files to your desktop and then must load them into your current Revit project.
  • “You may want to create a folder where you save all the families you download. This would make future access more convenient, especially if you did not have internet access at that time. This folder should probably not be in Revit's standard folder location as it may be difficult to migrate the data after an upgrade (i.e., sorting the custom files from the default files). One more thing on families via the web: you have access to content via sources other than Revit. You can try an internet search with text that reads something like 'autodesk revit families.' As Revit's popularity grows, more and more product manufactures will start making families available that represent their products, thus making it easier for designers to incorporate their products into a project. For example, one can also download an extensive wall and ceiling library from United States Gypsum (USG) at www.usgdesignstudio.com. Additionally, you can visit www.augi.com (Autodesk Users Group International), or www.revitcity.com for Revit related resources and content.” (Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine, p. 5-41)
  • Step 3 - Load downloaded families from Seek.Autodesk.com
    • select Insert > Load From Library > Load Family from the Ribbon.
      • Overhead-Sectional-Flush
      • Double-Raised Panel with Sidelights
      • Single-Entry 3
      • Single-Pocket
      • Opening-Elliptical Arch (Cannot Load Family since this is not a door)
  • Figure 5-4.12 Doors to be inserted, p. 5-44 in Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine

Exercise 5-4b Openings

Exercise 5-4c Windows

  • First Floor with Windows
  • Recommended to add the windows in the plan view (First Floor) instead of 3D view.
  • Using the following windows which should already be preloaded from the Residential template.
    • Double Hung with Trim: 36” x 72“ with Sill Height of 1'-0” and the Flip Control icon is on the exterior side of the walls.
      • Figure 5-4.15 (9) Windows Added: Double Hung with Trim: 36" x 72", p. 5-48 in Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine
      • Revit Properties of a Double Hung with Trim 36" x 72" Window
    • Double Hung with Trim: 36“ x 48” with Sill Height of 3'-0“
      • Figure 5-4.17 (9) Windows Added: Double Hung with Trim: 36" x 48", p. 5-50 in Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine
    • Fixed with Trim: 36” x 20“ with Sill Height 5'-4”, create from the Fixed with Trim 36“ x 24”
      • Figure 5-4.20 First floor plan: last four windows added, p. 5-52 in Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine
      • Revit Properties of a Double Hung with Trim 36" x 48" Window
  • Figure 5-4.22 Completed Windows, p. 5-53 in Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine

Window Design and Code Elements

  • Minimum Window Size
    • Figure 1-1 Firefighter Window Access
    • R312.2.1 Window sills. In dwelling units, where the opening of an operable window is located more than 72 inches (1829 mm) above the finished grade or surface below, the lowest part of the clear opening of the window shall be a minimum of 24 inches (610 mm) above the fininshed floor of the room in which the window is located. Operable sections of windows shall not permit openings that allow passage of a 4-inch-diameter (102 mm) sphere where such openings are located within 24 inches (610 mm) of the finished floor. International Residential Code for one- and two-family dwellings 2012 Section R312 Guards and Window Fall Protection
    • Figure 1-1 Wall framing members - Architecture Drafting and Design, 7th by Hepler, Wallach, Hepler, p. 552

Exercise 5-5 Adding a Fireplace

Walls Tutorial

Lesson 6 - Residence Floor Plans (Second Floor and Basement)

Exercise 6-1 View Setup Exterior Walls 2nd Floor

Exercise 6-2 Adding the Interior Walls

  1. copy highlighted walls from First Floor Plan view and then Paste > Aligned to Current View on Second Floor Plan.
  2. Use wall type Interior - 4 1/2“ Partition (appears only if using the Residential-Default.rte Template), Location Line Wall Centerline and Height constrained to Roof

Exercise 6-3 Adding Doors, Openings and Windows

Exercise 6-4 Basement Floor Plan

Exercise 6-5 Stairs

  • Step 1 - open ex6-4.rvt and save as ex6-5.rvt and open First Floor plan from the project browser.
  • Step 2 - verify Residential - Closed 2 Sides has minimum tread depth 11” and maximum riser height 7“
  • Step 3 - create stair detail lines that are 3 feet wide

Exercise 6-6 Dimensions

  • Figure 6-6.7 First Floor Exterior Wall Dimensions from Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine, p. 6-39

Lesson 7 - Residence Roof

Roof Designs

  • Figure 17-2 Roof designs which may be used in residential construction from Architecture residential drawing and design by Clois E. Kicklighter
    • Gable Roof - “The gable roof is a very popular type of roof. It is easy to build, sheds water well, provides for ventilation, and is applicable to a variety of house shapes and designs.” (Architecture residential drawing and design by Clois E. Kicklighter, p. 303)
    • Hip Roof - “The hip roof is slightly more difficult to build than a gable roof, but is still a popular choice. It does not provide for ventilation as well as some other designs and increases the chance for leakage due to the hips and valleys.” (Architecture residential drawing and design by Clois E. Kicklighter, p. 303)
    • Flat Roof - “A flat roof is the most economical roof to construct, but does not add much to the design of most houses. It requires a 'built-up' or membrane roof covering rather than conventional shingles. A built-up roof consists of layers of roofing felt and tar or some other material, such as rubber topped with gravel. Actually, most so called flat roofs are pitched at about 1/8 to 1/2 inch per foot to aid in drainage. The flat roof is popular in warmer areas of the country where wide overhangs are desirable for shade and where little or no snow falls.” (Architecture residential drawing and design by Clois E. Kicklighter, p. 303)
    • Shed Roof - “A shed roof is similar to a flat roof, but has more pitch. It is frequently used for additions to existing structures or in combination with other roof styles. A built-up roof is generally required unless the roof has a pitch of over 3:12. (three feet rise for each 12 feet of run.)” (Architecture residential drawing and design by Clois E. Kicklighter, p. 303)
  • Figure 17-2 Roof designs which may be used in residential construction from Architecture residential drawing and design by Clois E. Kicklighter
    • Butterfly - “The butterfly roof has not been used widely in the past, but seems to be gaining in acceptance. It has the advantage of providing plenty of light and ventilation, but drainage is a problem. Flashing should extend far up each slope along the valley to prevent leaking.” (Architecture residential drawing and design by Clois E. Kicklighter, p. 304)
    • Gambrel - “The gambrel roof is sometimes called a barn roof because it has been used extensively on barns. It provides the additional headroom needed for the Dutch colonial.” (Architecture residential drawing and design by Clois E. Kicklighter, p. 303-4)
    • Winged Gable
    • Dutch Hip -
    • Dormer
      • Handout 17-1 Rafter Framing Details from Architecture residential drawing and design - Teacher's Resource Binder by Clois E. Kicklighter, Roof Designs on p. 361

Roof Pitch (slope)

Exercise 7-1 Roof Design Options (Style, Pitch and Overhang)

  • Figure 7-1.14 Roof Options - Hip, Gable, Shed and Flat from Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014 by Daniel John Stine
  • Create a new Revit project based on the default.rte template
  • Rename Level 2 to T.O. Masonry with default height of 10'
  • Change Detail view from course to medium
  • Create a 20'x40' building using an Architectural Wall with wall type Exterior - Brick on Mtl. Stud. Default wall height of 20' which will be changed later on.
  • Copy the building using Array command, distance 35' so you have a total of 4 buildings.
  • Building 1 - Hip Roof
    • Architecture > Build > Roof > Roof by Footprint
    • define slopes checked on
    • overhang 2'-0”
    • default roof pitch 9“/12”
    • click green check mark on the ribbon and select Yes to attach walls to roof (wall height will then change to 10')
  • Building 2 - Gable Roof
    • Architecture > Build > Roof > Roof by Footprint
    • define slopes checked on
    • overhang 2'-0“
    • default roof pitch 9”/12“
    • North and South faces, uncheck define slope
    • click green check mark on the ribbon and select Yes to attach walls to roof (wall height will then change to 10')
  • Building 3 - Shed Roof
    • Architecture > Build > Roof > Roof by Footprint
    • define slopes checked on
    • overhang 2'-0”
    • default roof pitch 3“/12”
    • North, South and East faces, uncheck define slope
    • click green check mark on the ribbon and select Yes to attach walls to roof (wall height will then change to 10')
  • Building 4 - Flat Root
    • Architecture > Build > Roof > Roof by Footprint
    • define slopes checked on
    • overhang 2'-0“
    • North, South, East and West faces, uncheck define slope
    • click green check mark on the ribbon and select Yes to attach walls to roof (wall height will then change to 10')

Exercise 7-2 Gable Roof

Exercise 7-3 Low Roof Elements

Exercise 7-4 Skylights

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