Autodesk Revit Tip - Applying Skirting and Floor Finishes

Are you required to add skirting and floor finishes to your Revit model?

If yes, then here’s a little time saver for you.

From the Autodesk App Store in Revit, search for, download and install the Room Finishing app.

Room Finishing App Image

To use the app you will need to create wall and floor styles which will then be used to generate the finishes.

Let’s look at the Skirting option as an example.

Step 1. Create a Profile

Create a new profile for the skirting using the Profile.rfa template.

HINT: you can often download a .dwg or .dxf of skirting profiles directly from manufacturers websites. Import this into the Profile.rfa and use the Pick Lines option to trace Revit lines exactly over the top. Once done, delete the .dwg and save your new skirting profile.

Step 2. Create a Wall Style

In either your Revit template (.rte) or the project you are working in, create a new wall style.

The wall needs only 1 layer. Set this to a width less than your skirting profile.

Add a new Sweep to your wall and set this to use the skirting profile you have created. Also set the sweep the inside of the wall and give it an offset so that the sweep is moved back by the width of the wall i.e. when the wall is used it will only show the swept profile.

Revit Creating a wall style

Step 3. Add Rooms to your model

The Room Finishing tool uses the Room object to apply both skirting and floor finishes.

Right, now you’re all set to add skirting into your model.

Click on the Room Finishing tool (once installed it will be located in the Revit Add-Ins Tab).

Revit Adding rooms to your model

Choose either to apply to all Rooms or only those selected.

Set the wall height to a value that is equal to or less than that of the sweep profile.

Choose the relevant wall style and then click OK.

Revit add rooms to your model choose relevant wall style

If you want to schedule the skirting, then use a wall schedule and apply a filter e.g. Type Equals ‘Wall Type’ so that only the applicable ones are listed. (Remember to do the reverse on your normal wall schedule).

Wall Skirting Schedule

The floor finishes work in a similar manner. You just need to create a series of floor types which only have layers for the required finishes.

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