Appendix: Ancillaries

    • File package for a student – Download
      • Base drawings
      • Source models
      • Material images
    • File package for an instructor – Request to the author via email
      ( or with documentation, they are a faculty member.

      • Base drawings
      • Source models
      • Material images
      • AutoCAD, Revit, and Enscape models


Recommended lecture schedule and to-do list for each session:

Week  Session Contents
01 01

Introduction of AutoCAD

  • What is the application & 4 different AutoCAD
  • How to install the application
  • Understand AutoCAD interfaceRibbon, Panels, Model space, Layout tabs, Status bar, & Properties
  • AutoCAD setup tipsOptions, Unites, Workspace
  • Types and structure of drawings  in Auto CADFloor plan, RCP, Elevation, Section, & Details 
  • Input commands and understand different selections 
  • Understand basic drawing toolsOrigin, Line, Move, Rotate, Copy
  • Attach image/PDF/CAD and Adjust the scale
  • Set the project folder, Save the file, and backups

Draw Floor Plans

  • Understand LayersName, Line type, Thickness, & Color
  • Draw centerlines – Line, Ortho, & Offest
  • Draw exterior/interior walls, floor, millwork & openings  Polyline, Spline, Circle, Rectecgul, Object Snap, Mirror, Fillet, Trim, Extend, Array, & Match Properties 
02 01 Finalize (2) Floor plans layout (1st floor & 2nd floor for the House) – Walls, Floor, Millwork, & Openings

Create Dimensions and Components

  • Add/Edit dimensions (in model space)Dim, & Dimension style
  • Add/Edit blocks from AutoCAD Tool Palette & Other sources – Door, Window, Column, Plumbing, Furniture & Equipment
  • Create custom blocks – Custom furniture
03 01

Draw Elevations and Sections

  • Draw a section
  • Draw an elevation from the Floor plan
  • Add/Edit Text & Annotation (in model space)MText, Text style, M leader, & Multileader Style
02 Add components (Window, Column, Plumbing, Furniture, & Equipment) in (2) Floor plans (Follow the wall layout and millwork, design your own furniture layout)

Finalize (1) Section (House-Section A-A’) and (1) Elevation (refer House-Section C-C’) – with furniture, dimensions, and annotations

04 01

Draw Ceiling Plans

  • Draw Ceiling Plans from Floor plan
  • Add/Edit Hatch
  • Create Legends

Set Sheets

  • Understand the Model space and Paper spaces
  • Set a new layout – Page layout, & Plot styles
  • Set views in Paper spaces – Defpoints, Scaling
  • Add/Edit/Draw a titleblock
05 01

Symbols and prints

  • Add/Edit symbols in Paper spacesdrawing title, elevation symbol and section letters, north arrow
  • Printing
02 Add Hatches in the floor plans, sections, and ceiling plans

Finalize (2) Ceiling plans (1st floor & 2nd floor for the House) – design your own lighting layout for the House

Create a PDF drawing set

06 01

Introduction to Revit

  • Purpose of using Revit How & Why Interior Design uses Revit
  • Install Revit
  • Understand Project Templates Default and Own
  • Save Revit file – Set the project folder and backup file
  • Open an existing project file
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Understand the User Interface Toolbar, Properties, Drawing area, Option bar, and Project Browser

Create a Site

  • Understand the site plan and information
  • Set the project location and understand building base point
  • Find GIS information
  • Add & Edit Site Topo surface, roads, side works, property line, building pod, surrounding buildings, and trees
  • Define true north and project north
07 01

Set Grids, Levels, Dimensions, & Building columns

  • Import CAD drawingsFloor plans, building elevations, and sections
  • Adjust and verify the scale
  • Create and modify grids and levels
  • Create plan viewsFloors and ceilings
  • Create columns with dimensions
02 Finalize the (1) site (including terrain, roads, side works, property line, surrounding buildings, and trees)

Work on building columns

08 01

Add/Edit Beam, Walls, & Curtain Walls

  • Add/Edit Beam
  • Create walls
  • Edit walls wall properties Wall thickness, Wall details, & Finishes
  • Edit/add wall properties Wall opening, wall sweep
  • Add/Edit Curtainwalls, Mullions, & Panels

Understand Visibility settings, Add/Edit Floor & Ceiling,

  • Understand View template, visibility graphics
  • Understand View range
  • Add/Edit Floors  & Floor Properties
  • Add/Edit Ceilings & Ceiling Properties
09 01

Add/Edit Stairs, Rails, & Roof

  • Add/Edit Stair – three types of staircases
  • Add/Edit Railing 
  • Add/Edit Roof
02 Work on building beams, walls, floors, ceilings, stairs, railings, and roofs

Finalize (2) Floor plans (1st floor & 2nd floor for the House) with dimensions

10 01

Add/Edit Windows, Doors, Lighting, Furniture, Tags, & Sheets

  • Understand the concept of family file
  • Add/Edit Doors and Windows 
  • Add Tags
  • Add/Edit Lighting fixtures
  • Add/Edit Titleblocks 
  • Insert Plan views and symbolsNorth arrow and graphic scale

Add/Edit Model-in-Place Components & Edit Family

  • Add/Edit Furniture families
  • Add/Edit Model-in-place components – Custom casework
  • Add/Edit a New Family – Furniture
11 01

Add/Edit Elevation, Section, Detail, Text, Annotation, & Rooms

  • Add/Edit Elevations & Sections – Adjust crop region
  • Add/Edit Detail views
  • Add Texts & Annotations
  • Add/Edit Rooms, Room tags, Room separators
  • Add/Edit a color fill scheme
02 Work on furniture, casework, lighting, doors, and windows

Finalize (2) Ceiling Plans (1st floor & 2nd floor for the House) – design your own lighting layout for the House

Finalize (2) Furniture Plans and Floor Floor Finish Plans(1st floor & 2nd floor for the House) – design your own furniture layout and finish choice for the House

Finalize (2) Elevations (Decide your own views for the House)

Finalize (2) Sections (House-Section A-A’, House-Section C-C’) – No furniture, Follow the given drawing

12 01

Add/Edit Views, Lighting, & Materials

  • Set perspective views
  • Set Isometric views
  • Edit Views – Graphic Display styles
  • Test Render
  • Set sun
  • Edit Artificial lighting
  • Add/Edit materials
  • Render material managements

Create Revit Rendering, Revit Clouding Rendering

  • Insert other types of files – Sketchup, AutoCAD
  • Advanced render settings
  • Edit render qualities
  • Understand and make cloud renderings
  • Save Rendering outputs
13 01 Finalize (2) Perspective views (Revit rendering and Revit Cloud rendering) – (Decide your own views for the House)

Finalize (1) Isometric view (Decide your own views for the House)

Create a PDF drawing set


Introduction of Enscape

  • Understand what is Enscape
  • Control/navigate Enscape
  • Create views
  • Add model backgrounds
  • Add Entourages
  • Render images
14 01

Edit Model and Materials

  • Understand workflow, name of the material
  • Use 3D Grass, Water, Reflective, textures
  • Change to Architecture Maquette (White model, Outline) & Light mode
  • Create Orthometric views

Edit Lighting and Create Video

  • Save, and load presets
  • Set and adjust artificial lightings
  • Create a walk-through video
15 01

Edit Render outputs

  • Export enlarged jpg files (Original, ID) for print
  • Create Executable file
  • Create Render Panorama image
02 Finalize (3) Perspective views ((2) Enscape rendering + Photoshoped, (1) Lighting analysis) (Decide your own views for the House)

Finalize (1) QR code for Panorama rendering

Finalize (1) Video (30 seconds)

Create a PDF drawing set