Autodesk Revit in 4 Hours

Video description

Autodesk Revit boasts powerful tools that allow you to efficiently plan and manage your projects and visualize your designs.

You will begin by navigating Revit before discussing the tools you'll need to begin setting up a project. Then you'll cover the basic tools and methods for building a 3D model using all of the most common tools. Then you will create custom elements that allow you to add a level of detail and design to make your projects unique.

You will then learn 2D modeling; we will be looking at many of the tools that help round-out a good drawing set; from dimensions to two-dimensional linework and fill regions—everything from the stock materials built into Revit, to creating custom textures to get the look you’re after. After learning 2D models you will create 3D views using the settings that are associated with the internal rendering engine.

Finally, we will discuss tools and processes by which you can produce a full construction document or presentation drawing set: this will include title blocks, sheets, and custom schedules, as well as how to save a set of drawings as a PDF or print them as hard copies.

What You Will Learn

  • The basic tools required to build a 3D model
  • The tools needed to build custom and unique elements to set your model apart
  • The tools you ll need for detailing and dimensioning your construction and shop drawing projects
  • Loading, modifying, and creating custom materials to make your model look its best when it comes to rendering and document production
  • Tips and tricks for lighting a model to achieve the best rendering you can
  • Tools for the production of drawing sets, including the use of title blocks, schedules, and various view types
  • The basics of creating fully parametric families to build your very own content library


If you want to improve your drawing skills, get tips and tricks from an industry professional, and are interested in structural modeling, analysis, and design, then this is the course you need to get you up-and-running with Autodesk Revit quickly!

About The Author

Brian Albrecht: Brian Albrecht is a self-taught Revit specialist, having jumped into the software from one of its earliest Autodesk iterations. Through learning the intricacies of the program, he has learned to utilize many of the tools in creative and unique ways that often stray from their typical out-of-the-box intentions. With experience of working in both the residential and large commercial arenas, as well as teaching aspiring architects and interior designers at the collegiate level, Brian has encountered, and solved, many of the issues that new and experienced users encounter while using Revit.

Product information

  • Title: Autodesk Revit in 4 Hours
  • Author(s): Brian Albrecht
  • Release date: April 2019
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781838551728