Thank you to all those who joined me in my webcast introducing ASCENT's new courseware Autodesk Revit 2022: Fundamentals for Interior Design. For those who couldn't attend, we have posted the recording of the webcast here.
During the webcast I covered the following:
- Why we created the Autodesk Revit: Fundamentals for Interior Design guide.
- An overview of what is covered in the guide.
- A look at the specific interior design content included in the guide.
- Software demonstration of the following practices:
- 5a: Create Materials
- 7c: Create a Group
- 12a: Use Design Options
Here are the questions asked during the Q & A:
Q: Is there a benefit to creating a group, let's say for the table and chair example, versus doing a nested family?
A: Creating groups requires less knowledge to work with and they are simpler to create. Creating nested families can be complex.
Q: When the stakeholder changes their mind and wants to go back to Option 1 after you deleted views, can those be recovered?
A: They cannot be recovered after they are deleted in Revit and the file is saved. I would always create a backup of the model before I accepted any of the design options as primary.
Q: What is the recommended length of the training?
A: This is a 4-day course, with each day being an 8-hour day.
Q: Does the book address a great deal in the way of scheduling interior finishes?
A: In Chapter 17, I address schedules and how to create a key schedule that ties to each room in the building and the finishes within them.
Q: How did you create the cut 3D view of the restaurant plan?
A: In Chapter 4: Working with Views, I cover how to create various views, including the 3D view that is oriented to a plan view.
Q: How was the rendered image created in the webcast?
A: This was rendered within Revit using the Render in Cloud feature.
Q: If you create images of design options and then you accept different options as the primary, will the images be deleted?
A: No, those images will not be deleted. You would want to make sure that you delete those from the Project Browser in the Renderings section.
Q: Is all of this in version 2013 and/or 2017?
A: The book was written for Revit 2022 and the Revit practice files can only be opened in Revit 2022 or higher.
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