Overview: In this lesson, you learn how to create BIM Room entities from enclosed spaces.
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
- Define room areas.
- Change the display of a room.
Tutorial: How to define Room
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You can create rooms from enclosed spaces. When the wall elements enclose a space in your model, you can use the Create Room tool to define a BIM Room. The 3D room geometries added to the current model are associated with room tags. The room tag is a block that contains a hatch and attributes. The default attributes of the room tag include a room name, room number, and the room area. The values of each attribute can be changed using the properties panel.
For more information about this command, visit the Command Reference article BimRoom.
Defining a BIM room
- Select the Room tool in the Model command group of the Quad.
You are prompted: Pick a point inside the room or <select>
To define a BIM room, pick a point inside the room area (1) in your BIM model.
When moving the cursor inside the room area to pick a point, the Dynamic UCS enables to define the bottom plane of the room.
In this plane, an area enclosed by wall elements or any room bounding elements is found and a room tag (2) is placed in the center of the room.
Room Bounding elements: walls, curtain walls, slabs, columns, and beams.
Note: Room tags are based on template drawing, allowing the user to customize their appearance. The room tags can be moved using the grip point (3).
- Optionally, divide a large space in different rooms, to do so first separate the space using linear entities, then classify the linear entities as a room bounding elements.
- Edit the room properties in the Properties Bar.
The following illustration shows the properties of a room.
Building (4) Shows the building. Click the field, then select a building. Story (5) Shows the story of a building. Click the field, then select a story. Room representation (6)
Includes three different options of room representations.
When the option is set to None only room tag displays in the model.
Hatch option displays room tag and a solid hatch.
Solid option displays the Room as a 3D solid in the model.
Interior elevations (7) Controls the display of the Interior Elevations sections. If the interior elevations are created for a room, these elevations can be shown and hidden quickly using this property.