Placing and Configuring the Rooms

Because there is nothing in this room, I changed the BOM Structure to Reference for the whole room. Notice the blue icon in the browser, and the LOD of Light Weight. You can change it back to iLogic at any time by double clicking the desired LOD.

The last two rooms were like the rest. The Break room has two walls turned off, and I noticed that the back door has a sidelight on its west side, so I updated the Overall Model as well…

And that is it. Of course I again changed the BOM Structure, blah, blah, blah. You get the picture. As you can see, it’s pretty easy to quickly build the shell you need for your project. One you are used to the workflow, something like this would take about a half hour.  [/level-advanced]

4 comments on “Placing and Configuring the Rooms
  1. Robert Thresher says:

    This all looks really great, however do we work with odd shaped rooms, and or curved walls?

  2. Mark says:

    The odd shaped wall is addressed later in this tutorial, but if you have something really unusual you would need to go in and use Inventor to modify the room. Same with the cabinets. If there is a specific room shape you need shown, that would make a good tutorial one I am done with the basic tutorials.

  3. Robert Thresher says:

    How do we manage colors, I admit to not being the sharpest tool in the box when it comes to inventor. The video’s show everything in gray. What if we want to show the customer, or print out the design to take to the customer? How do we manage the colors for that?

    • Mark says:

      I will be adding more colors to the material library as soon as I can. Right now, the models should be either white or black –but the white may look gray. I’ll see about doing a quick tutorial on adding materials and colors when I get back to my office this PM.

      The latest version of the model is on the ftp site ready for download as well.