BIM Curriculum Unit 4 – Multidisciplinary Coordination

Unit 4 Lesson 1 Tutorial 1: Creating the Architectural Building Model

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Create appropriate levels for the project geometry.
  • Add horizontal grids, vertical grids, and reference planes to assist with placing and aligning elements.
  • Place structural columns and other placeholder structural elements in the building model.

Unit 4 Lesson 1 Tutorial 2: Creating Views to Highlight the Structural Elements

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Create 2D building sections.
  • Use the section box to create 3D building sections.
  • Adjust the visibility/graphic overrides to display the building skeleton.

Unit 4 Lesson 2 Tutorial 1: Linking an Architectural Model and Copying Shared Elements

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Link an architectural model to a Revit® Structure host project.
  • Set the options for copying shared elements.
  • Select and filter the objects to be copied.
  • Create working views of the structural model that facilitates modeling.

Unit 4 Lesson 2 Tutorial 2: Modeling Concrete Columns Beams, and Floor Slabs

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Adjust the grids and column locations to better serve the interior layout and structural integrity of building.
  • Specify  and placing concrete columns and beams in plan views and with 3D snapping.
  • Specify the structure and materials for concrete floor slabs.

Unit 4 Lesson 2 Tutorial 3: Modeling Wood Columns, beams and Floors

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Choose, place, and align wood columns relative to other model elements.
  • Specify the wood beam types and place them in plan views and with 3D snapping.
  • Create beam systems of regularly spaced beams and joists.
  • Specify the structure and materials for wood structural floors and place identical instances at many levels at once.

Unit 4 Lesson 2 Tutorial 4: Modeling Structural Walls and Foundations

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

Create interior shear walls at the building core.

  • Place retaining walls below grade.
  • Add foundation elements—foundation slabs, wall foundations, and isolated foundations at columns—where necessary.

Unit 4 Lesson 3 Tutorial 1: Placing Lighting Fixtures in the Architectural Model

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Choose and place lighting fixture components.
  • Array lighting fixtures to create regularly spaced patterns.

Unit 4 Lesson 3 Tutorial 2: Copying Shared Elements into an Electrical Model

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Copy shared levels and grids into a Revit® MEP host project.
  • Copy lighting fixtures from the architectural model into Revit MEP.
  • Create working views for lighting and electrical design.

Unit 4 Lesson 3 Tutorial 3: Placing Lighting Fixtures in the Architectural Model

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Add electrical panels and specifying distribution systems.
  • Create circuits to connect lighting fixtures to panels.
  • Connect lighting fixtures to switches.
  • View electrical systems in the System Browser.

Unit 4 Lesson 3 Tutorial 4: Placing Lighting Fixtures in the Architectural Model

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Load electrical receptacle components.
  • Place electrical receptacles on wall faces.
  • Create circuits to connect the receptacles to panels.

Unit 4 Lesson 4 Tutorial 1: Placing Plumbing in the Architectural Model

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Place plumbing fixture components in restrooms.
  • Copy plumbing fixtures to similar locations on other levels.

Unit 4 Lesson 4 Tutorial 2: copying Shared Elements into a Plumbing Model

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Copy shared levels and grids into a Revit® MEP host project.
  • Create working views for plumbing design in Revit MEP.
  • Copy plumbing fixtures from the architectural model into Revit MEP.

Unit 4 Lesson 4 Tutorial 3: Modeling Fire Protection Systems

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Place sprinklers.
  • Create a wet fire protection system.

Unit 4 Lesson 5 tutorial 1: copying Shared Elements into a Mechanical model

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Copy shared levels and grids into a Revit® MEP host project.
  • Create working views for mechanical design in Revit MEP.

Unit 4 Lesson 5 Tutorial 2: Modeling Exposed HVAC systems

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Place air handling units and terminals.
  • Create a return system.
  • View HVAC systems in the System Browser.

Unit 4 Lesson 5 tutorial 3: Modeling closed Plenum HVAC Systems

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Measure the plenum space available.
  • Place air handling units and terminals.
  • Create a supply system.

Unit 4 Lesson 6 Tutorial 1: Coordinating and Reviewing Model changes

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Link models from other disciplines to the architectural model.
  • Find changes made to shared model elements.
  • Act upon the changes reported in the coordination review.
  • View the integrated model with the changes resolved.

Unit 4 Lesson 6 Tutorial 2: Checking for Interference between Model Elements

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Link models to prepare for interference checking.
  • Set up and run an interference report.
  • Review the issues reported in the interference report and showing the intersecting elements.
  • Narrow the scope of the report by selection or by choosing specific elements to check.

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