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Wednesday 5 October 2011
Using Spaces for Concept Design
Here's a quick easy way to start off
your concept design.
Typically I start with an idea on what
size spaces I want in the design, for example bedrooms that are
11'-0"x12'-0", bathrooms that are 6'-0"x8'-0", family room,
utility room, mechanical, circulation etc....
Room Separation lines to define the size of the spaces you want.
Then place a Room within your space.
Include a tag and give it the appropriate name.
Repeat as necessary until you have all your spaces, don't worry
too much about the exact size at this point as you can always change the
dimensions and configuration of the room latter. (You can edit the sketch likes
for the space boundary latter if you need too).
Select the Legend tool and place the Legend in your View.
You'll get the message that no colour is defined, don't worry
about that because now were going to change the name and also the colour
To create a new Colour
Scheme (notice they spell colour wrong) go to the Room & Area drop down selection and select Color Schemes.
Legend to access the (contextual) Modify/Colour Fill Legends Tab and select
From the Color drop down
select Name. This will then change legend
scheme to recognize your room names. Here you can also customize the selected colours
if you like.
As you add more rooms it will
automatically add more colours.
Now you can alter the size of these
rooms, reconfigure them to suite your developing design.
In addition to this I also create a Room
Area Schedule so I can keep track of the room area's.