As an Architect, I find it helpful to be able to look at a floor plan and see the occupancy load for each room, and some building permit reviewers require this information be shown on the plan. My previous blog article addressed creating a schedule in Revit to show occupancy loads for rooms. This article will take off from that point and desmonstrate how to create a room tag to place on a floor plan view that shows the occupancy load of the room.
When using Autodesk Revit Architecture, users typically place Rooms in the model and give each Room a name. By default, the Room will receive the name of “Room”, unless the user selects a predefined name for that Room or changes the name. When a project contains hundreds (or thousands) of defined Rooms, it is easy to lose track of Rooms that may not have been renamed to something other than the default “Room” name. This article will show you how to create a filter that accentuates any Rooms that have the name of “Room”.
As part of the design process for many different types of buildings, it is common to meet with the client and discuss the project on a room by room basis. For these meetings, it is helpful to have an 8-1/2″ x 11″ document that shows the floor plan and required information about the room to easily convey the design information to the client. This document can be reviewed by the client to confirm compliance to design criteria, and then signed by the client. The document is a sheet that references a floor plan view cropped to the desired room, and parameters associated with the room that can include any information desired.
As an architect, I like to provide clients with a “presentation” type of drawing that shows the walls with solid fills so that wall locations stand out and clients don’t get confused by any other linework inside the walls. While these plotted drawings are typically provided during the schematic design stage of the project, I like to provide these throughout the project for various presentation purposes. Autodesk Revit provides an easy way to display walls in this solid filled method.