Synopses & Reviews
Revit Architecture: No Experience Required teaches Revit Architecture essentials to new users with concise explanations, focused examples, step-by-step instructions, and an engaging hands-on tutorial project developed by the expert author in the course of training thousands of architects and engineers. The opening chapter introduces readers to the interface and Revit conventions. Readers then jump right in to modeling a four-story office building, first placing walls, doors, and windows, and then delving into Revit's tools so that they fully understand views, grids, and the program's editing capabilities. The book's tutorial then progresses as the building's design would in the real world. Readers will work with structural grids, beams, and foundations; add text and dimensions as well as understand how to use dimensions as a design tool; build floors layer by layer and join them to exterior and interior walls; and create and edit roofs and ceilings as well as stairs, ramps, and railings. Readers will learn how to generate construction documentation, including how to add tags and create schedules and material takeoffs, and use formulas in schedules. Crucial information on detailing, view and match line information, and printing are covered before readers are introduced to such advanced topics as curtain walls, sweeps, and family creation and editing, including embedded families and using formulas. Readers will also learn crucial site considerations, including grading, site components, and the toposurface features before working with materials and Revit's rendering capabilities. Finally, readers learn how to import and export to various formats, explore phase management, and create worksets for effective work sharing. The book's supporting web site features before and after tutorial files so readers can jump in at any point and compare their work with the pro's.
Learn Revit Architecture step by step with this project-based tutorial
Revit Architecture is the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software for architects and others in related fields. Written by renowned Revit trainer Eric Wing, this simple, yet engaging tutorial teaches you the program's basics.
You'll find concise explanations, focused examples, step-by-step instructions, and an engaging hands-on tutorial project that will take you from an introduction to the interface and Revit conventions right in to modeling a four-story office building.
- Explains views, grids, and the program's editing capabilities, and then progresses as the building's design would in the real world
- Encourages you to work with structural grids, beams, and foundations and shows you how to add text and dimensions, as well as understand how to use dimensions as a design tool
- Walks you through building floors layer by layer and joining them to exterior and interior walls, and creating and editing roofs and ceilings as well as stairs, ramps, and railings
Even with no experience, Revit Architecture and its accompanying Web site will support you as you learn Revit at your own pace.
"Autodesk official training guide."--T.p.
Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011: No Experience Required
is the perfect hands-on, step-by-step introduction to Autodesk's revolutionary Revit Architecture software. Through a continuous, easy-to-follow tutorial, you'll learn Revit by planning and developing a four-story office building—doing everything from designing to documenting to presenting the final project. Follow the tutorial sequentially or jump in at any chapter by downloading the drawing files from the companion website. Either way, you'll get a thorough grounding in Revit's tools and quickly master tasks that professionals face all the time.
Understand file types, families, views, editing, and other essential aspects of Revit
Start from the ground up by setting a foundation, structural beams, and footings
Plan and create walls, doors, windows, floors, ceilings, and more
Add rooms, choose colors, and design areas and area separators
Finish your site with landscaping, curbing, parking, and walkways
Create documentation, track revisions, and learn the dos and don'ts of printing
Work with different formats, such as CAD, IFC, Revit Structure, and others
Create specialty items not included with Revit
Experiment with completed, advanced families as you model each portion of the project
Design a custom millwork themed room, then render it to show lighting and spacial considerations
Learn how to detail by blending both the true Revit model and your own "hand drafting" techniques
See how to add topography and site components and then display these features in plan and 3D
About the Author
Eric Wing is an architectural engineer and has been in the AEC field for 15 years. He has extensive experience managing, teaching, and presenting Autodesk applications, and is currently the BIM Support Manager at C&S Companies, an engineering firm in Syracuse, New York. Eric is also director of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) Training Program, author of two books, and Revit columnist for AUGIWorld magazine, AUGI HotNews, and ConnectPress.
Table of Contents
1 The Revit World.
2 Creating a Model.
3 Creating Views.
4 Working with the Revit Tools.
5 Dimensioning and Annotating.
8 Structural Items.
9 Ceilings and Interiors.
10 Stairs, Ramps, and Railings.
11 Schedules and Tags.
13 Creating Specific Views and Match Lines.
14 Creating Sheets and Printing.
15 Creating Room and Area Plans.
16 Advanced Wall Topics.
17 Creating Families.
18 Site and Topography.
19 Rendering and Presentation.
20 Importing and Coordinating Revit Models.
21 Phasing and Design Options.
22 Project Collaboration.
23 BIM Management.