REVIT FOR INTERIORS

May 31, 2022

Using Revit for interior design projects is a question that crosses the minds of many professionals, often because they think that Revit is a software for large and complex projects.

But this scenario is changing as designers realize how using BIM software offers multiple benefits for any type of project.

If you are still unsure how Revit can facilitate both the development and the presentation of your interior projects, this publication will answer all your questions! Follow up!

WHAT IS REVIT?

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Revit is a specialized software for the development of architectural projects, offering a 3D modeling environment and resources for 2D documentation (plans, sections, views, details, etc).

Allied to the BIM (Building Information Modeling) process, it provides a collaborative work environment through a digital simulation of your project, integrating all your project information in a single database.

Despite sounding complex, BIM makes it easy to share your project's up-to-date information with everyone involved, from project preparation to completion, minimizing errors and rework expenses.

HOW TO USE REVIT FOR INTERIOR DESIGN?

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Revit is a very effective tool for architects and engineers, but as we know, interior design projects have some unique aspects, making it necessary to rethink some processes in your workflow.

With a large amount of elements and details to be properly represented, interior design projects find in Revit all the resources they need for their development.

For a better understanding of how Revit can impact both the speed and quality of your projects, I'll give you 10 reasons why you can decide whether or not it's worth migrating to Revit.

REVIT FOR INTERIOR DESIGN - 10 REASONS TO MIGRATE

If you're still in doubt whether it's really worth it to migrate your interior design projects to Revit, it's only fair to know the main Revit tools and how they can optimize your workflow.

The idea here is to briefly present some features that provide a significant gain in productivity, organization and accuracy of your project information, so let's get to know them.

FLOOR, WALL AND CEILING

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Architectural elements such as floor, walls and ceiling can be quickly created in your project, offering not only speed but information on all the materials that make up each element.

Each of the materials is understood as a different layer, where we can define the type of material and its characteristics, offering incredible precision for each coating that will be used in your project.

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With this we were able to accurately reproduce not only the materials but also the exact dimension of each element, whether wall, floor or ceiling.

DOORS AND WINDOWS

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Doors and windows are intelligent elements that automatically cut out walls as they are inserted into the project, saving valuable time.

The representation of doors and windows adapts according to the type of view, where in 3D views they are displayed with all their details, already in plan they can have a simplified representation and with the indication of opening.

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If a door or window is removed, the wall opening is immediately closed, saving the labor of closing that opening.

AREAS AND ENVIRONMENTS

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In Revit it is possible to identify the internal spaces of your project with just one click, defining the name and also displaying information such as area and volume.

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With the Room tool you can automatically identify any space between walls, or, if necessary, delimit a space according to your need, with the Room Separator tool.

With the Area tool, you can define a custom space, which can contain one or more rooms, such as classrooms in a school.

GLASS CURTAIN

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The glass curtain tool allows you to create a glazing system in your project, which can be either a wall or the entire facade of a building.

The glass curtain system is very versatile, allowing you to define different layouts for the windows, choose the type of structure and modulation of columns and transoms, in addition to the possibility of creating customized profiles.

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In addition to glazing, it is possible to create different modulated systems, replacing the glass panels with another element, such as cobogós.

CEILING

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Create a recessed ceiling for your rooms with just one click, setting the material type and free ceiling simply and quickly.

It is also possible to create different types of designs, controlling the displacement, inclination or even drawing crown molding and other types of undercuts.

The ceiling composition also obeys to the layer system, where we can configure one or more layers, allowing a greater fidelity of its representation.

LIGHTING 

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In Revit we can insert lighting elements that simulate the behavior of real light sources, with color temperature controls, watts or even how their luminous flux will be.

This way we can represent the artificial lighting of your project's environments accurately.

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We also have lighting controls for the rendering of your project, where we can define which lights will stay on, off or even dimmed.

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SOLAR STUDY

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Revit allows you to simulate your project's natural lighting, providing controls to determine the true position of the sun in relation to your building.

It is possible to make simulations of certain days and times or even different periods of the year, in addition to the possibility of creating an animation showing the movement of shadows in relation to the movement of the sun throughout the day.

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These features help not only in the representation of your project but also in making design decisions, such as glare control solutions or even a better use of the incidence of natural light in spaces.

HYDRAULIC AND ELECTRIC

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Hydraulics and electrical points can be quickly defined within Revit, where we have all the necessary resources for the elaboration of a complete project of these disciplines.

Revit has tools for the elaboration of cold water, hot water and sanitary sewage systems, allowing both the simple definition of the points and the complete development of the project.

With the electrical installation it is no different, being possible to determine all electrical points, from switches, sockets and light points, or even the development of the entire electrical project.

AIR CONDITIONING

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Air conditioning is an important item in any interior project. With Revit we can insert not only the main elements of this item, but also elaborate the project completely.

Components for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems can be quickly inserted into your project, allowing not only the definition of points but also the correct dimensioning of each system.

QUANTITATIVES

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Extracting quantitative and other information from your project is one of the most efficient features offered by Revit. It is possible to sort all this data in tables, which are automatically updated whenever the project changes.

Revit understands your project as a huge construction database from which we can extract information such as quantities, dimensions, values, manufacturer specifications and much more.

All these data are for you to have a very precise control of your project, not only financial or quantitative, but also help in making decisions or even planning the execution of your interior project.

CONCLUSION

Revit proves to be an excellent tool for interior designers, offering tools for every step of your project.

The BIM process is a reality not only for large projects, but also for interior projects, offering speed, precision and control, in other words, everything a design professional needs in their projects.

Another must-have for your project is to have a good collection of templates on hand to use in your projects, so get ahead by using Blocks Revit's family library, which has a huge catalog with weekly updates!

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The author of the article

Luis André
Master of architecture, product designer and professor. Sharing professional content from leading architectural software for 10 years.
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