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Introducing Revit® Architecture 2009: BIM for Beginners by Eddy Krygiel, Tatjana Dzambazova, Greg Demchak

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Chapter 2. Getting Acquainted with the Revit Interface and File Types

In this chapter you'll become acquainted with the graphical user interface (GUI) of Revit Architecture. We explain terminology, menu arrangements, tools, views, common commands, and the basics to get you up and running. Topics we'll cover include:

  • Overview of the Revit user interface

  • Modifying and personalizing the interface

  • Selection and view navigation

  • Using keyboard shortcuts

  • Setting up your project environment

  • Revit file formats

Overview of the Revit User Interface

In this section we look at how Revit appears when first opened, out of the box, and familiarize you with how the interface is organized. We explore the use of some standard-looking toolbars and menus, as well as some ...

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