I learned a few very useful things in the creation of the project that I will share in the next few steps.
How to Create your Own Unique Components in Autodesk Inventor
How to Change the Materials of Components (that don't give you the option)
This is an entry in the Improve Your Room Contest, I am 17 years old, and pursuing engineering at the U of A after this year. I am no-wear near Chicago.
As always all votes are appreciated. So are all questions and comments. Thanks.
**I am using student versions of Revit 2014 and Inventor 2014**
Step 1: Cafeteria Design
Key futures are:
Seating for 100 students
Study area for 43 students
Bean bag chairs
Working Traffic Pattern
Step 2: How to Create Components for Revit in Inventor
http://www.youtube.com/user/robcohee (I advise following this set as they helped me allot)
The basic process is:
Make chair, table, lamp... exc
Open BIM exchange
Export building model (.rfa)
Load family in Revit
I'm going to annotate all the pictures, so hopefully it will be a nice step by step processes by just clicking next on the pictures.
Step 3: How to Change Materials of Components in Revit
Now some things won't let you change the materials in this way. When you go to edit type there are no material options. The work around for this is to go to the manage tab on the ribbon and then to materials. Next you have to find the material that is referenced by the component. sometimes this is easy, for example all the fooseball table materials are labeled "foosball ..." this makes them easy to find and change.
However some are called random things like "render material 78 567 98". The best way to find these tricky materials, is to make a new document and load just the component you are looking to change, then scroll through the materials list (which should be much smaller than in a large project) and change the one you think is most likely. Doing it this way reduces the chance off accidentally screwing up the appearance of other components in your main project. Then when you find the correct one change it in the main project.
At least that's what I do, If you have other faster ways or a different approach, Let us know in the comments.
Thanks for reading.