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Introducing Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2011 by Beau Turner, Patrick Davis, Charlie Busa, Stephen Stafford

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Chapter 1. The Revit Architecture User Interface

In this chapter, we'll explore the Revit Architecture user interface (UI). If you have never used Revit Architecture before, then you will quickly notice that this doesn't even come close to resembling AutoCAD or MicroStation. There is no command prompt, there are no crosshairs, and the background is white, not black (though you can adjust that). Revit Architecture is similar to other Windows-based applications that utilize the Microsoft Office ribbon interface. Users familiar with the ribbon should find learning Revit Architecture's UI relatively straightforward after they have learned the underlying concepts.

In this chapter, we'll cover the following:

  • The recent files screen

  • The main screen

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