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Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

Book Description

Put Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 to work for you with this real-world focused guide

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 Essentials helps you get acquainted and quickly become productive with the leading Building Information Modeling software. With a real-world focus and a tutorial-based approach, this invaluable guide features concise, straightforward explanations and hands-on exercises that walk you through the entire design process. Each chapter opens with a quick discussion of concepts and learning goals, and then briskly moves into step-by-step instruction illustrated by compelling full-color screen shots. This new edition includes expanded information on rendering and visualization, and a new discussion surrounding effective work sharing, details and annotations, drawing sets, and professional workflows. The companion website features additional tutorials, plus downloadable data sets that allow you to jump in at any point and compare your work to the pros.

Revit Architecture 2016 is a powerful, sophisticated BIM application designed to boost productivity with automated documentation for every design and update. This guide takes you through the entire design process, and shows you how to get the most out of Revit every step of the way.

  • Design walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, stairs, ramps, railings, and more

  • Work with families, groups, and phasing, and add color fills and rendering

  • Create compelling drawing sets with details and annotations

  • Learn the tips and tricks experts use to get the most out of Revit

  • Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 Essentials gets you up to speed quickly, so you can win more bids and expedite the project approval process.

    Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright
    3. Dedication
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. About the Authors
    6. Foreword
      1. The Challenges
      2. The Benefits
      3. The Guru
    7. Introduction
      1. Who Should Read This Book
      2. What Is Covered in This Book
      3. The Essentials Series
      4. Contacting the Authors
    8. Chapter 1: Introducing the Autodesk Revit Architecture Interface
      1. Understanding the User Interface
      2. Creating a Simple Layout
    9. Chapter 2: Walls and Curtain Walls
      1. Understanding Wall Types and Parameters
      2. Creating Wall Configurations
      3. Modifying Wall Parameters
      4. Editing and Resetting Wall Profiles
      5. Cutting Openings
      6. Creating Curtain Walls
    10. Chapter 3: Floors, Roofs, and Ceilings
      1. Creating Floors
      2. Creating Roofs
      3. Adding Ceilings
    11. Chapter 4: Stairs, Ramps, and Railings
      1. Creating a Generic Railing
      2. Creating Stair Configurations
      3. Designing Ramps
    12. Chapter 5: Adding Families
      1. Understanding the Model Hierarchy
      2. Working with System Families
      3. Working with Component Families
      4. Working with In-Place Component Families
    13. Chapter 6: Modifying Families
      1. Modifying 3D Families
      2. Family Categories
      3. Modifying 2D Families
      4. Family Tips and Best Practices
    14. Chapter 7: Schematic Design
      1. Importing a 2D Image
      2. Designing with a 3D Sketch
      3. Creating Revit Elements from a Mass
    15. Chapter 8: Rooms and Color Fill Plans
      1. Defining Rooms in Spaces
      2. Generating Color Fill Room Plans
    16. Chapter 9: Materials, Visualization, Rendering
      1. Materials
      2. Graphic Display Options
      3. Rendering
    17. Chapter 10: Worksharing
      1. Worksharing Options
      2. Configuring Worksharing
      3. Saving to the Central Model
      4. Worksharing Display Modes
      5. Editing Requests
      6. Worksharing Best Practices
    18. Chapter 11: Details and Annotations
      1. Creating Details
      2. Annotating Your Details
      3. Creating Legends
    19. Chapter 12: Drawing Sets
      1. Schedules
      2. Placing Views on Sheets
      3. Printing Documents
    20. Chapter 13: Workflow and Site Modeling
      1. Understanding a BIM Workflow
      2. Staffing a BIM Project
      3. Project Roles Using Revit Architecture
      4. Modeling a Site
      5. Performing Quality Control on Your Model: Keeping an Eye on File Size
    21. Chapter 14: Repetition in Revit
      1. Repeating Geometry
      2. Utilize Tips and Shortcuts
    22. Appendix: Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 Certification
    23. End User License Agreement