DSGN07084 2019 Digital Media for Design: Revit

General Details

Full Title
Digital Media for Design: Revit
Transcript Title
Digital Media for Design: Revi
80 %
Subject Area
DSGN - Design
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Maeliosa O'Brien, Peter Scanlon, Claire Lorusso, Elaine Regan, Rowan Watson
Programme Membership
SG_DINTE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design SG_VINTE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design SG_DINAD_H08 202000 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture and Design SG_D3INT_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 3Interior Architecture and Design

In this module students will be introduced to graphic representation and communication with REVIT Software. The module explores the principles of Building Modelling, through the production of complete 3D architectural project models, introducing parametric building design tools. The learner will work with system family creation/manipulation: wall, floor, ceiling, roof elements, finishes and schedules. Creation and manipulation of components, stairs, railings, ramps, doors and windows, structure, levels and landscape. Visualisation and photo realistic rendering. Drafting & documentation: 2D detailing, spatial, material finishes/component scheduling and construction drawings.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Create a comprehensive 3D virtual building model.


Develop photo realistic images from a virtual model.


Formulate and extract construction information from the 3D model to produce a series of comprehensive 2D annotated drawings. 


Manipulate a variety of components and system families for a specific interior architectural project.


Manipulate levels, structure, materials and create a complete site model.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module is taught using a combination of lectures, presentations, practical based tutorials and workshops that are situated in a computer lab environment or interior architecture studio. Both individual and group work modes are utilised throughout.

Module Assessment Strategies

Formative and summative continuous assessment modes using a range of techniques which includes group and/or individual work.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment will be dependent on failed components.  This will be confirmed at formal exam boards.

Indicative Syllabus

The Revit module will explore the following:

  • Creating and saving project files; editing levels; naming views;
  • Working with REVIT elements and modifying tools;
  • Loading and placing REVIT families;
  • Dimensioning and annotating drawings;
  • Creation of schedules and construction documentation;
  • Exploring the workspace interface; 
  • Parametric modelling and editing of walls;
  • Instance and type properties;
  • Placing and manipulating windows, doors , casement and furnishings;
  • Creating roofs, floor slabs, stairs, curtain walls and landscape features; 
  • Lights and materials for rendering and production of photo realistic images. 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project 01 Revit Modelling Continuous Assessment Assignment 40 % Week 5 1,3,4,5
2 Project 01 Revit Model & Render Continuous Assessment Assignment 60 % Week 12 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Distance Learning Suite Online activity in a digitally enabled Lab 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2017-05 Interior Design Using Autodesk Revit 2018 SDC Publications
ISBN 9781630571030 ISBN-13 1630571032

The intent of this book is to provide the interior design student a well-rounded knowledge of Autodesk Revit tools and techniques. These skills can then be applied to enhance professional development in both academia and industry. Each book also includes access to nearly 100 video tutorials designed to further help you master Autodesk Revit. The overall premise of the book is to help you learn Revit while developing the interior of a two story law office. At the start of the book you are provided an architectural model with established columns, beams, exterior walls, minimal interior walls and roofs in which to work. This allows more emphasis to be placed on interior design rather than primary architectural elements. The chapters chronology generally follows the typical design process. You will find this book helps you more accurately and efficiently develop your design ideas and skills. The first chapter introduces you to Revit, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the basics of opening, saving and creating a new project. The second provides a quick introduction to modeling basic elements in Revit including walls, doors, windows and more. This chapter is designed to show you how powerful Revit truly is and to get you excited for the rest of the book. The remainder of the book is spent developing the interior space of the law office with an established space program. You will learn how to view and navigate within the provided 3D architectural model, managing and creating materials and develop spaces with walls, doors and windows. Once all the spaces are added to the model, several areas are explored and used as the basis to cover Revit commands and workflows. At the end of this tutorial, you will be able to model floor finishes, ceilings with soffits, casework, custom reception desk, restrooms, furniture and light fixtures. Additional features such as tags, schedules and photorealistic rendering will be covered. About the Videos Access to nearly 100 videos, almost five hours of content, is also included with your purchase of this book. These videos break down each topic into several short videos so that you can easily navigate to a specific aspect of a tool or feature in Autodesk Revit. This makes the videos both a powerful learning tool and convenient video reference. The videos make it easy to see the menu selections and will make learning Revit straightforward and simple. It's like having the author by your side showing you exactly how to use all the major tools in Autodesk Revit.

Required Reading
2017-07-17 Mastering Autodesk Revit 2018 John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781119386728 ISBN-13 1119386721

Provides guidance for all skill levels to learn how to perform tasks using Autodesk Revit for Architecture.

Required Reading
2012-02-14 Interior Design Visual Presentation John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9780470619025 ISBN-13 0470619023

This updated revision of the best-selling resource for interior designers offers comprehensive coverage of all of the visual design and presentation skills that interior designers need to know, from initial sketches and drawings to final rendering and presentation models. It devotes discrete chapters to the topics of manual, freehand, and digital drawing and features updated content throughout, including the latest information on digital presentation software like Photoshop, SketchUp, Revit, and AutoCAD. High-quality, color images throughout offer additional guidance, helping to make this book a perfect comprehensive learning tool for students.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Anderson, J. (2011) Architectural Design, London: Ava Ching,

Cooper, C, (2007) Drawing & Perceiving, New York: John Wiley & Sons

Dernie, D. (2010) Architectural Drawing, London: Laurence King

Dunn, N. (2010) Architectural Modelmaking, London: Laurence King

Farelly, L. (2007) Representational Techniques, London: Ava

Francis, D. K, (2002) Architectural Graphics, Van Nostrand Reinhold

Iwamoto, L. (2013). Digital fabrications: architectural and material techniques. Princeton Architectural Press.

Kolarevic, B. (Ed.). (2004). Architecture in the digital age: design and manufacturing. Taylor & Francis.

Lawson, B, (1997), How Designers Think: The Design Process Demystified, Architectural Press

Mitton, M. (2012). Interior design visual presentation: a guide to graphics, models and presentation techniques. John Wiley & Sons.

Neat, D. (2008) Modelmaking: materials and Methods, Marlborough: The Crowood Press Ltd.

Ruedi, R, (2003), The Portfolio: An Architectural Student'sHandbook, Architectural Press. 

Vidler, A. (2000). Diagrams of diagrams: architectural abstraction and modern representation. Representations72, 1-20.

Yee, R. (2012). Architectural drawing: a visual compendium of types and methods. John Wiley & Sons.

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