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Introducing Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012: Autodesk® Official Training Guide

Book Description

A fast, focused introduction to Revit functions, tools, and concepts

As the leading Building Information Modeling software package, Revit is praised for its ease of use, power, and sophistication. Authored by a high profile team of Revit professionals, this reference and tutorial quickly has readers building skills to an intermediate level by exploring Revit tools and tasks, putting parametric modeling to use, detailing the basics of views and constraints, and working with detailing, massing, rendering, interior design, and more.

Based on real-world workflows and projects, this book shows you readers how to model, document, present, and share designs using Revit just the way the pros do. Discussions and workflows are reinforced with tutorials drawn from the authors' extensive experience, and a beautiful 16-page color insert focuses on real-world Revit projects.

  • Helps novice-to-intermediate level users learn Revit and its functions, tools, and concepts easily and efficiently

  • Contains straightforward explanations, real-world examples, beautiful illustrations, and practical tutorials that focus intently on accomplishing vital Revit tasks

  • Features in-depth discussions reinforced by comprehensive step-by-step exercises that show you how to model, document, present, and share your designs

  • Includes a beautiful 16-page color insert with inspirational and instructional images drawn from the authors' professional experience

This book is the perfect resource for readers of all skill levels who want to quickly accomplish crucial Revit tasks.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dear Reader,
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Authors
  8. Introduction
  9. Chapter 1: The Autodesk Revit Architecture User Interface
    1. Getting to Know the Home Screen
    2. Navigating the Main Screen
  10. Chapter 2: Views
    1. Zoom and Pan Tools
    2. View Properties
    3. Other View Controls
    4. Adding New Views
  11. Chapter 3: Constraints and Dimensions
    1. Understanding Dimensions
    2. Equality Constraint and Lock
    3. Spot Dimensions
    4. Units
  12. Chapter 4: Modeling
    1. Levels
    2. Basic Editing Tools
    3. Creating and Modifying Column Grids
    4. Working with Walls
    5. Introducing Parts
    6. Creating Doors and Windows
    7. Creating Floors
    8. Creating Ceilings
    9. Creating Roofs
    10. Assemblies
  13. Chapter 5: Advanced Modeling
    1. Creating Stairs
    2. Creating Railings
    3. Creating Ramps
    4. Creating Curtain Walls
  14. Chapter 6: Visibility Controls
    1. Essential Concepts of Visibility
    2. Object Styles
    3. Properties Palette for Views
    4. Visibility/Graphics Overrides
    5. View Range
    6. Filters
    7. View Templates
    8. Linked Files
    9. Worksets
  15. Chapter 7: Introduction to Families
    1. Understanding Family Organization
    2. Working with Families
  16. Chapter 8: Creating Families
    1. Preparing to Create a Family
    2. Examining the Tool Chest
    3. The Bigger Picture
    4. Dissecting Some Practical Examples
  17. Chapter 9: Massing
    1. Understanding Mass Objects
    2. Understanding References and Work Planes
    3. Creating Mass Forms
    4. Editing Forms
    5. Employing Loadable Mass Families
    6. Using Face-Based Modeling
    7. Creating Mass Families from Imported Geometry
  18. Chapter 10: Groups
    1. Understanding Groups
    2. Creating and Editing a Group
    3. Placing a Group
    4. Making Special Changes to a Group
    5. Saving, Loading, and Reloading Groups
    6. Practical Considerations
  19. Chapter 11: Rendering
    1. The Basics of Rendering
    2. Adding Lighting to Your Rendering
    3. Setting the Background
    4. Adding and Adjusting Materials
    5. Real-Time Rendering
    6. Exporting a Model for Rendering in an External Application
  20. Chapter 12: Working with Other Files
    1. Linking Revit Models
    2. Controlling Display
    3. Working with CAD Files
    4. Exporting DWF Files
    5. Using Raster Files
  21. Chapter 13: Rooms and Areas
    1. Defining Rooms and Creating Room Schedules
    2. Creating Area Plans
  22. Chapter 14: Tags, Schedules, and Keynotes
    1. Adding Tags
    2. Creating Schedules
    3. Working with Keynotes
  23. Chapter 15: Detailing
    1. Understanding Detail and Drafting Views
    2. Component Symbol Fundamentals
    3. Detailing Tools
    4. Creating and Managing Detail Libraries
  24. Chapter 16: Sheets
    1. About Titleblocks and Sheets
    2. Setting Up Sheets
    3. Organizing Sheets
    4. Exporting Sheets and DWF
  25. Chapter 17: Design Options
    1. Design Options Terminology
    2. Setting Up Design Options
    3. Editing Design Options
    4. Showing Design Options in Various Views
    5. Adding Tags and Annotations in Design Options
  26. Chapter 18: Phases
    1. Phasing Tools
    2. Phases
    3. Infill Elements
    4. Demolishing Elements
    5. Rendering and Existing Phases
  27. Chapter 19: Autodesk Revit Architecture for Interiors
    1. Creating the Programming Document
    2. Finish and Key Schedules
    3. Finish Elevations and Plans
  28. Chapter 20: Worksharing
    1. Worksharing Fundamentals
    2. Handling Workshared Files
    3. Editing Workshared Files
    4. Troubleshooting
    5. Best Practices
  29. Appendix A: Decoding Autodesk Revit Architecture Warnings
    1. Warning System
    2. Rooms
    3. Stairs, Railings, and Ramps
    4. Modeling
  30. Appendix B: Autodesk Revit Architecture Tips and Tricks
    1. Drafting and Groups
    2. Working with CAD Files
    3. Modeling
    4. Reducing File Size
    5. Annotations
    6. Interface
  31. Index
  32. Project Gallery