Learn Revit Architecture step by step with this project-based tutorial
Revit Architecture is the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software for architects and others in related fields. Written by renowned Revit trainer Eric Wing, this simple, yet engaging tutorial teaches you the program's basics.
You'll find concise explanations, focused examples, step-by-step instructions, and an engaging hands-on tutorial project that will take you from an introduction to the interface and Revit conventions right in to modeling a four-story office building.
Explains views, grids, and the program's editing capabilities, and then progresses as the building's design would in the real world
Encourages you to work with structural grids, beams, and foundations and shows you how to add text and dimensions, as well as understand how to use dimensions as a design tool
Walks you through building floors layer by layer and joining them to exterior and interior walls, and creating and editing roofs and ceilings as well as stairs, ramps, and railings
Even with no experience, Revit Architecture and its accompanying Web site will support you as you learn Revit at your own pace.
Table of contents
- Dear Reader,
- About the Author
1. The Revit World
1.1. The Revit Architecture Interface
- 1.1.1. The Revit Workflow
- 1.1.2. Using the Ribbon
- 1.1.3. The View Window
- 1.1.4. Object Selection
- 1.1.5. Modifying and Mirroring
- 1.1.6. Building on Existing Geometry
- 1.1.7. View Control and Object Display
- 1.2. The Project Browser
- 1.3. File Types and Families
- 1.4. Are You Experienced?
- 1.1. The Revit Architecture Interface
2. Creating a Model
- 2.1. Placing Walls
- 2.2. Using Reference Planes
- 2.3. Adding Interior Walls
- 2.4. Editing Wall Joins
- 2.5. Placing Doors and Windows
- 2.6. Are You Experienced?
3. Creating Views
- 3.1. Creating Levels
- 3.2. Creating Building Sections
- 3.3. Adding Wall Sections
- 3.4. Creating Detail Sections
- 3.5. Creating Callouts
- 3.6. Creating a Camera View
- 3.7. Creating an Elevation
- 3.8. Are You Experienced?
4. Working with the Revit Tools
- 4.1. The Basic Edit Commands
- 4.2. The Array Command
- 4.3. The Mirror Command
- 4.4. The Align Tool
- 4.5. The Split Element Command
- 4.6. The Trim Command
- 4.7. The Offset Command
- 4.8. Copy/Paste
- 4.9. Creating the Plans
- 4.10. Are You Experienced?
5. Dimensioning and Annotating
- 5.1. Dimensioning
- 5.2. Using Dimensions as a Layout Tool
- 5.3. Placing Text and Annotations
- 5.4. Are You Experienced?
- 6.1. Placing a Floor Slab
- 6.2. Building a Floor by Layers
- 6.3. Splitting the Floor's Materials
- 6.4. Pitching a Floor to a Floor Drain
- 6.5. Creating Shaft Openings
- 6.6. Are You Experienced?
- 7.1. Placing Roofs by Footprint
- 7.2. Creating a Sloping Roof
- 7.3. Roofs by Extrusion
- 7.4. Adding a Roof Dormer
- 7.5. Are You Experienced?
8. Structural Items
- 8.1. Structural Grids
- 8.2. Adding Structural Columns
- 8.3. Structural Framing
- 8.4. Foundation Systems
- 8.5. Adding Structural Footings
- 8.6. Structural Views
- 8.7. Are You Experienced?
9. Ceilings and Interiors
- 9.1. Creating Ceilings
- 9.2. Creating Ceiling Openings and Soffits
- 9.3. Interior Design
- 9.4. Adding Alternate Floor Materials
- 9.5. Are You Experienced?
10. Stairs, Ramps, and Railings
- 10.1. Creating Stairs Using the Rise/Run Function
- 10.2. Creating a Winding Staircase
- 10.3. Creating a Custom Railing System
- 10.4. Creating Custom Stairs
- 10.5. Adding Ramps
- 10.6. Are You Experienced?
11. Schedules and Tags
- 11.1. Creating Schedules
- 11.2. Creating Material Takeoffs
- 11.3. Creating Key Legends and Importing CAD Legends
- 11.4. Adding Tags
- 11.5. Creating Custom Tags
- 11.6. Keynoting
- 11.7. Are You Experienced?
- 12.1. Working with Line Weights
- 12.2. Drafting on Top of the Detail
- 12.3. Adding Notes
- 12.4. Creating Blank Drafting Views
- 12.5. Are You Experienced?
13. Creating Specific Views and Match Lines
- 13.1. Duplicating Views
- 13.2. Creating Dependent Views
- 13.3. Adding Match Lines
- 13.4. Using View Templates
- 13.5. Are You Experienced?
14. Creating Sheets and Printing
- 14.1. Creating and Populating Sheets
- 14.2. Modifying a Viewport
- 14.3. Adding Revisions to a Sheet
- 14.4. Addressing Project Parameters
- 14.5. Generating a Cover Sheet
- 14.6. Printing from Revit Architecture
- 14.7. Are You Experienced?
- 15. Creating Rooms and Area Plans
16. Advanced Wall Topics
- 16.1. Creating Compound Walls
- 16.2. Adding Wall Sweeps
- 16.3. Creating Stacked Walls
- 16.4. Creating Curtain Walls
- 16.5. Adding a Wall to a Massing Object
- 16.6. Are You Experienced?
17. Creating Families
- 17.1. Creating a Basic Family
- 17.2. Using a Complex Family to Create an Arched Door
- 17.3. Creating an In-Place Family
- 17.4. Are You Experienced?
18. Site and Topography
- 18.1. Adding a Site within Revit
- 18.2. Splitting the Surface
- 18.3. Creating Subregions
- 18.4. Adding Site Components
- 18.5. Adding Building Pads to Displace Earth
- 18.6. Adding a Property Line
- 18.7. Creating a Toposurface by Instance
- 18.8. Creating a Graded Region
- 18.9. Orienting a Site
- 18.10. Are You Experienced?
- 19. Rendering and Presentation
20. Importing and Coordinating Revit Models
- 20.1. Linking a Revit Structure Model
- 20.2. Activating Copy Monitor
- 20.3. Running Interference Detection
- 20.4. Importing and Exporting CAD Formats
- 20.5. Are You Experienced?
- 21. Phasing and Design Options
- 22. Project Collaboration
23. BIM Management
- 23.1. Setting Up the Template
- 23.2. Managing Settings
- 23.3. Creating and Understanding Shared Parameters
- 23.4. Are You Experienced?
- Title: Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2011: No Experience Required
- Release date: July 2010
- Publisher(s): Sybex
- ISBN: 9780470610114
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