A common challenge for an interior design firm is working as a subconsultant for an architecture firm and keeping room names, numbers, and finish information updated to populate room finish schedules. This is easily managed if you use Dynamo software to read information from the linked model and synchronize information in the interior design model. Another common struggle is coordinating annotated information, room finish schedules, and material finish legends. A number of work-arounds exist, though all produce complicated workflows and still leave a disconnect between what is actually modeled and what is documented. A similar method to syncing room information from a linked model can be used to read finish information in a Revit model to populate the room finish schedule. This presentation will be a combination of Microsoft PowerPoint and a live demonstration of techniques that BSA LifeStructures interior designers employ to improve the process of designing and documenting in Revit software with assistance from Dynamo. We'll use PowerPoint to diagram the flow of information from phase to phase, or modeled content to construction drawing, followed by live demonstrations using Revit and/or Dynamo. Topics will include synchronizing room finish schedules with modeled materials, connecting rooms from linked models, coordinating items from linked models such as signage for doors or light fixtures, coordinating data external to Revit such as room data sheets or FFE requirements, and working through the design phases. This class will also cover finish drawings, signage drawings, and furniture drawings, with a focus on synchronization of information for producing a visualization-ready model while reusing those efforts to produce construction documents.
- Learn Revit techniques for Interior design and documentation when linking an architectural model into an interior design model
- Learn how to utilize Dynamo to simplify room management when linking an architectural model into an interior design model
- Understand how Dynamo can help connect construction documentation with modeled content from presentation graphics
- Learn Revit and Dynamo workflows to help streamline the design and documentation process
William Carney is the BIM director at BSA LifeStructures where he is responsible for overseeing the firm’s use and implementation of design technologies. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in architectural studies from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and his master’s degree in architecture from the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego. He is also an Author for Lynda.com and is actively involved with the St. Louis Revit User Group as one of its steering committee member.