Revit Training for Interior Designers

Revit Training Interior Designers

Designers Are Facing a Problem - Not Knowing Revit.

Interior design firms are struggling with one significant problem: no one on staff knows AutoDesk Revit. It has become increasingly important for interior designers to use Revit. Unfortunately, Architecture and industry partners are putting pressure on design firms to deliver construction documents in Revit. Sadly, this may be impacting the jobs you are selected or even considered. It may even be impacting your bottom line.

Outsourcing may be an option, but that is a sticky slope. If you don’t have the right partner, then you could miss deadlines, spending valuable dollars, and not deliver the best work possible.

Hiring is an option, but there is a talent war going on especially for designers who know Revit. You are competing against every other firm for a limited talent pool.

Solving the Problem: Revit Training for Interior Designers.

The best option is to train your team on Revit. Sending them to a college class will cost you a minimum $1,000 for the course, plus lost hours that the employee could be spending on billable hours. On average, my college students will spend 120 hours over 16 weeks learning Revit. If you are billing at $75/hour, that equates to nearly $10,000 in lost revenue per employee. Ouch.

Cost-Effective Solution: Onsite, Instructor-Led Revit Training.

I have developed an hands-on, instructor-led Revit training for interior designers. This program will teach your team AutoDesk Revit in a fraction of the time and cost you very little in comparison. In less than 20 hours, I can have your team efficiently and effectively using Revit. (7 Reasons your Studio Should Consider Revit.)

In this course, our trainer will develop a customized Revit interior design training program for your design team that will be delivered over 3 to 4 days. You can break down the training in 3 days at 6 hours per day or 4 days at 4 hours per day. There is even an optional 5th day for training-the-trainer or BIM manager that includes another 6 hours of one-on-one training. This step-by-step course is ideal for interior designers just learning Revit.

Your team will learn how to:

  • Model a new or existing building in both 2D and 3D using Revit
  • Creating or adjust a floor and space plans for all phases including construction
  • Develop a reflected ceiling plan
  • Complete a finish plan and furniture plan
  • Create elevations, sections, and details
  • Build schedules including room schedules/finish schedules/lighting schedules
  • Create finish notes, general notes, and legends
  • Create 3D views of a space and render photo-realistic images
  • And, much more…

Upon completing the 18 hours, your team will be able to efficiently use Revit to complete a project through construction documents and collaborate with architects and MEPs to ensure the best product is delivered to the customer.

This is a hands-on-training where students will follow along and complete exercises alongside the instructor. Designed for different learning styles, this course will help auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners. Students will hear and see a demonstration of how to complete a task, and then follow along with the instructor to complete the task.

This course offers everything that the college-level course teaches in less than 20 hours.

Investing in Your Staff

Investing in your staff is one of the most impactful things you can do as a business leader. It will not only grow the employees, but it will also have a direct correlation on your bottom line. The better trained your team is, the better you can serve your clients.

Your investment includes:

  • Preparation of all materials customized to your team’s needs
  • 18 hours of onsite training from a college-level instructor and experienced interior designer
  • 3-months of help sessions after training completion
  • Unlimited access to the Revit video tutorial library from GAI
  • Optional 4th Day for Train-the-trainer or BIM Manager

This is an investment that will pay dividends for years to come not just with your business, but also with your employees.

Total Investment:

$8,000 - $12,000 (plus traveling expenses)

3-Day Sample Schedule:

Day 1:

  • Introduction to Revit covers the capabilities and how it can improve efficiencies and workflow
  • Revit Interface including project browser, properties, tabs, and create views
  • Navigation through the model in both 2D and 3D
  • Start models/open models/save models
  • Create a floor plan by modeling walls and add doors/windows
  • Learn basic functions like dimensioning, using modifying tools and shortcuts, and adding text
  • Introduces floors and ceilings in Revit

Day 2:

  • Recap Day 1 with starting a new model, building basic walls, doors, windows, also do a recap exercise with basic functions.
  • Creating elevations and sections
  • Create enlarged plans and detail views
  • Add components like plumbing fixtures, furniture, case work and counters
  • Finding families and components
  • Basic vertical circulations – how to add stairs and ramps
  • Add finish materials and create new materials

Day 3:

  • Recap Day 1 & 2 with exercise (Intended for instructor to gage students’ progress)
  • Annotations like tag rooms, furniture, walls, light fixtures, etc.
  • Create room finish schedule, lighting schedule, and furniture schedule
  • Use legends to create general notes, finish notes, and lighting legends
  • Creating a finish plan, reflected ceiling plan, and furniture plan
  • Detailing casework, walls, or finishes
  • Using CAD file to begin projects
  • Learn about phasing, revisions, clouding, and work sharing
  • Printing and issuing drawings

Optional Day 4 for Training-the-trainer or BIM Manager:

(Additional 6 hours of training)

  • Create and customize titleblocks
  • Create and manage Revit templates
  • Set up centralized files and coordinating worksets
  • Create a materials library
  • Support design staff moving forward
  • How to coordinate with internal and external partners