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Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture No Experience Required

Book Description

The only Revit tutorial guide based on a real project workflow

Autodesk Revit Architecture No Experience Required is the ultimate real-world guide for mastering this increasingly prevalent BIM software package. Using a continuous, step-by-step tutorial, this book walks you through all project phases as you learn the basics of Revit by designing, documenting, and presenting a four-story office building. You'll begin by learning your way around the interface and conventions, then jump right into design by placing walls, doors, and windows. Next you'll work with grids, beams, foundations, dimensions, and text as you build floors layer by layer, join walls, create ceilings and roofs, and place stairs, ramps, and railings. The instruction covers construction documentation, advanced detailing, and families, as well as site considerations including grading and top surface features to provide a well-rounded, real-world Revit skill set. The companion website features downloadable 'before and after' tutorial files that allow you to jump in at any point and compare your work to the pros.

The shift from 2D drafting to 3D building information modeling has made Revit a must-have skill for an increasing number of design, engineering, and construction professionals. This book is designed to teach you the basics quickly, using a real-world workflow, process, and pacing.

  • Get acquainted with the Revit interface, then immediately start building
  • Learn to place structural components, text, dimensions, and more
  • Understand views, grids, editing, importing, exporting, and work sharing
  • Generate construction documentation including schedules and material takeoffs

This simple yet engaging tutorial brings together all of the major skills a Revit user needs to know to complete real workplace projects. Whether read from beginning to end as a comprehensive lesson, or used as 'dip-in' reference for unfamiliar tasks, Autodesk Revit Architecture No Experience Required provides invaluable practical BIM instruction for every phase of a project.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Chapter 1 The Autodesk Revit World
    1. The Revit Interface
    2. The Project Browser
    3. File Types and Families
    4. Are You Experienced?
  3. Chapter 2 Creating a Model
    1. Placing Walls
    2. Using Reference Planes
    3. Adding Interior Walls
    4. Editing Wall Joins
    5. Placing Doors and Windows
    6. Are You Experienced?
  4. Chapter 3 Creating Views
    1. Creating Levels
    2. Creating and Modifying Building Sections
    3. Adding Wall Sections
    4. Creating Detail Sections
    5. Creating Callouts
    6. Creating and Modifying a Camera View
    7. Creating an Elevation
    8. Are You Experienced?
  5. Chapter 4 Working with the Autodesk Revit Tools
    1. The Basic Edit Commands
    2. The Array Command
    3. The Mirror Command
    4. The Align Tool
    5. The Split Element Command
    6. The Trim Command
    7. The Offset Command
    8. Copy/Paste
    9. Creating the Plans
    10. Are You Experienced?
  6. Chapter 5 Dimensioning and Annotating
    1. Selecting and Applying Dimensioning
    2. Using Dimensions as a Layout Tool
    3. Placing Text and Annotations
    4. Are You Experienced?
  7. Chapter 6 Floors
    1. Placing a Floor Slab
    2. Building a Floor by Layers
    3. Splitting the Floor Materials
    4. Pitching a Floor to a Floor Drain
    5. Creating Shaft Openings
    6. Are You Experienced?
  8. Chapter 7 Roofs
    1. Placing Roofs by Footprint
    2. Creating a Sloping Roof
    3. Creating Roofs by Extrusion
    4. Adding a Roof Dormer
    5. Are You Experienced?
  9. Chapter 8 Structural Items
    1. Adding Structural Grids
    2. Adding Structural Columns
    3. Using Structural Framing
    4. Understanding Foundation Systems
    5. Adding Structural Footings
    6. Using Structural Views
    7. Are You Experienced?
  10. Chapter 9 Ceilings and Interiors
    1. Creating Ceilings
    2. Creating Ceiling Openings and Soffits
    3. Adding Interior Design
    4. Adding Alternate Floor Materials
    5. Are You Experienced?
  11. Chapter 10 Stairs, Ramps, and Railings
    1. Creating Stairs by Using the Rise/Run Function
    2. Creating a Winding Staircase
    3. Creating a Custom Railing System
    4. Creating Custom Stairs
    5. Adding Ramps
    6. Are You Experienced?
  12. Chapter 11 Detailing
    1. Working with Line Weights
    2. Drafting on Top of the Detail
    3. Adding Notes
    4. Creating Blank Drafting Views
    5. Are You Experienced?
  13. Chapter 12 Creating Specific Views and Match Lines
    1. Duplicating Views
    2. Creating Dependent Views
    3. Adding Match Lines
    4. Using View Templates
    5. Are You Experienced?
  14. Chapter 13 Creating Sheets and Printing
    1. Creating and Populating Sheets
    2. Modifying a Viewport
    3. Adding Revisions to a Sheet
    4. Addressing Project Parameters
    5. Generating a Cover Sheet
    6. Printing from Revit Architecture
    7. Are You Experienced?
  15. Chapter 14 Creating Rooms and Area Plans
    1. Creating Rooms
    2. Adding a Room Schedule
    3. Adding a Color-Fill Plan
    4. Adding Room Separators
    5. Creating an Area Plan
    6. Are You Experienced?
  16. EULA