Optimizing the Design Development Stage Using Autodesk® Revit® Architecture
Lecture    AB1851
Douglas Bowers, AIA
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The design development stage of a building design is an important time for refining the building design for meeting requirements, but it is also the time when good communication with the client is crucial for getting their approval. In this class, we will demonstrate ways of using Autodesk Revit software to make sure that you are fulfilling the design criteria through verifying space usage per the program, addressing room occupancy, and visually coordinating fire-rated walls and doors. We will also show how to communicate the design to the client through room data sheets, 3D plans per floor, floor plan shadowing, color schemes, and other methods.

Key Learnings

  • Create 8-1/2-inch x 11-inch room data sheets
  • Create visually impressive floor plans
  • Configure a view to show the room occupancy for each room
  • Create a custom schedule to verify the space usage relationship to the program


 Douglas Bowers, AIA
Douglas Bowers, AIA
Doug Bowers has been a speaker at Autodesk University for multiple years and enjoys using his teaching and professional experience to make his classes both informative and enjoyable. He currently provides nationwide education and implementation services for Revit, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD, and Navisworks and works extensively with manufacturers and designers in creating Revit family content. As an independent design software consultant and a registered Architect, Doug Bowers combines 30 years of AEC experience with over 20 years of experience in managing and/or consulting in the use of various design software packages. His unique combination of experience provides him insight into the needs of the various team members involved in the design and construction of a project, and the knowledge of how to apply technology to assist them. Doug is a LEED AP BD+C, holds various Autodesk certifications, and writes an AEC industry blog.

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