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

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Introduction

Why do you need such a big, thick technical book, when it’s true that the best way to learn is to “just do it”? But do you ever just do it and not fully get it? Books can serve either as the basis for learning or as supplements for your learning. No one book will teach you everything you need to know about a specific application, but you may never learn everything you need to know about an application without a book. When written appropriately, the book you purchase is there to start you off using good practices. If you have already started, the book is there to serve as a desktop reference. And last, a book can serve as confirmation that you’re approaching an application in the correct manner.

The Autodesk® Revit® Architecture platform is no exception. Although this application has proven to be easy to learn and easy to get the feel of, it’s still a deep, sometimes complicated application with many procedures that require step-by-step instructions to understand fully. And, to be honest, some of these features just don’t work in the real world.

This book has been written by an author who is “in the trenches” using Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, and Revit MEP simultaneously every day. So, yes, you could figure out all this information on your own, but sometimes it’s nice to let someone else figure it out for you and pass that knowledge along to you in the form of a book.

Instead of lengthy paragraphs of text that ultimately lead to nontangible information, this ...

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