Addind doors and windows

Creating doors and windows in Revit

by Design Workshop Sydney

Once the walls have been created in your Revit model the next step is to add doors and windows. In this blog post we'll look at how to add Families for various building components like doors, windows, furniture and lighting.

Internal walls in Revit

Creating internal walls in Revit

by Design Workshop Sydney

After creating the external walls of your building in Revit we now want to add internal walls to the ground floor. This blog post will discuss Revit's wall types and their various properties, and how to add these to a model.

Walls in 3D View

Creating external walls in Revit

by Design Workshop Sydney

When starting a new project in AutoDesk Revit we usually start with the larger elements, like external and internal walls, then doors and windows, before adding smaller details. In this blog we'll start off by creating the external walls of a building.


Revit interface

by Design Workshop Sydney

Getting started with a new program can be daunting at first, but getting to know the Revit user interface is the first step. In this blog post we break down the workspace into its main elements, with a discussion of each, as well as a general project workflow.

Revit 3D model

Autocad 3D vs Revit comparison

by Design Workshop Sydney

People commonly ask how AutoDesk’s two programs, Revit and AutoCAD, compare. In this first blog of our new Revit series we take a look at how the two programs compare. Both are created by AutoDesk but they have significant differences.


Autocad 2D bathroom floor plans

by Design Workshop Sydney

Many of our clients use Autocad LT to draw up floor plans for bathrooms and kitchens. In our Autocad training courses we customize each class but a brief description of the process is as follows. First of all, open your own Autocad template, or use any of the ISO templates which ship with Autocad (Application menu – top left –... Read more...

Designing a kitchen using SketchUp

SketchUp kitchen design

by Design Workshop Sydney

Many of our clients are using SketchUp to design kitchens and bathrooms. In our SketchUp training courses we tailor the material exactly for you so that we cover exactly what you need to create and visualize. To create a kitchen design like the one shown here we would first need the basic room dimensions. These can be added in a... Read more...

Variations in lofted terrain

Autocad 3D terrain variations

by Design Workshop Sydney

In an earlier blog post we showed you how to create Lofted Terrain. In this post we demonstrate some terrain variations on this technique. We cover all these methods in our Autocad 3D training courses. Firstly copy the terrain to one side. Note that if the original splines are too close to each other it can give the appearance of... Read more...


Autocad 2D for Fire Detection drawings

by Design Workshop Sydney

For Fire Detection and sprinkler systems drawings the best program to use is Autocad 2D. In our customized Autocad 2D training courses we guide the participants step-by-step through the whole process, from setting up a drawing to the printing or PDF export stage. Here’s a summary of the process: first open up Autocad. Then click on the top left Application... Read more...

Lofted Terrain in Autocad 3D

Autocad 3D lofted terrain

by Design Workshop Sydney

Lofted terrain is often used in Autocad 3D when creating architectural models for shadow-mapping. We show you how in our Autocad 3D training courses. First of all go to the top left Application menu (Mac: File) > New drawing and choose your metric template. Double-check the drawing space limits by typing limits into the Command Line, then type 200000, 100000... Read more...