Area types are an instance property of area tags. Area types contain area measurement rules that Revit Architecture applies to area boundaries. See .
Area type values come from the default area schemes: Gross Building and Rentable. The Gross Building area scheme has 2 area type values: Gross Building Area, and Exterior Area. The Rentable Area scheme has 6 type values: building common area, office area, exterior area, floor area, major vertical penetration, and store area.
When you create a new area scheme, it uses the type values from the Rentable area scheme. See .
|Gross Building Area Types||Definition and Examples|
|Gross Building Area||The total constructed area of a building. It is any area inside the outer face of the building's exterior walls.|
|Exterior Area||Any area outside the outer face of a building's external walls, for example, an exterior courtyard enclosed by 4 walls.|
|Rentable Area Types||Definition and Examples|
|Building Common Area||Lobbies, atriums, conference rooms, lounges, vending area, security desks, concierge areas, food service facilities, health or fitness centers, day care facilities, locker or shower facilities, and mail rooms.|
|Office Area||Area where a tenant normally houses personnel, furniture, or both.|
|Exterior Area||Any area outside the external walls of a building.|
|Floor Area||Washrooms, janitorial closets, electrical rooms, telephone rooms, mechanical rooms, elevator lobbies, public corridors, and other areas that are available primarily for the use of the tenants on that floor.|
|Major Vertical Penetration||Stairs, elevator shafts, flues, pipe shafts, vertical ducts, and their enclosing walls.|
|Store Area||Area of an office building suitable for retail occupancy.|