O'Reilly logo

Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2013: No Experience Required by Eric Wing

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 4

Working with the Autodesk Revit Tools

You can get only so far when allowing a computer application to place architectural components into a model. At some point, the application needs to be flexible enough to enable users to employ their own sets of drafting and modifying tools, thus providing architects and designers with the freedom to create their own architecture and construction procedures. The Autodesk® Revit® Architecture program does provide the basic modify and edit commands, which are quite common in other drafting applications such as AutoCAD® and Microstation, but Revit does this with a little more flair and some differences in procedure as compared to a 2D drafting application.

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • The basic edit commands
  • The Array command
  • The Mirror command
  • The Align tool
  • The Split Element command
  • The Trim command
  • The Offset command
  • Copy/Paste
  • Creating the plans

The Basic Edit Commands

In this chapter, you will learn how to utilize the geometry you have already placed in the model to build an actual working plan. As you manipulate the plan, all of the other views you made in Chapter 3, “Creating Views,” will reflect those changes. You’ll start with the edit commands.

note.tif
NOTE As with the previous chapters, it is important that you become comfortable with the material in this chapter as well. If you are still not comfortable with the first ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required