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 of this Autodesk Official Training Guide 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.
This Autodesk Official Training Guide teaches Revit to new users
The perfect introduction to Revit Architecture, Autodesk?s building information modeling (BIM) software, this unique and highly effective guide uses a continuous, step-by-step tutorial to build your skills. You?ll first get to know the Revit interface and basic conventions, then quickly move right into designing, documenting, and modeling a four-story office building. Place walls, windows, and doors; add floors ceilings, railings, and stairs; create construction documentation?and that?s just for starters! You?ll be amazed by how rapidly you can progress.
- Teaches you how to use Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk?s industry-leading building information modeling (BIM) software
- Uses a continuous, step-by-step tutorial that progresses through the book, teaching you how to design, document, and present a four-story building
- Covers structural grids, beams, and foundations; adding text and dimensions; building floors layer by layer; joining exterior and interior walls; creating roofs and ceilings; and much more
- Introduces embedded families and formulas, crucial site considerations, and importing and exporting to various formats
- Includes a Web site with before-and-after tutorial files so readers can compare their work
Best of all, this guide is self-paced. Follow the tutorial sequentially?or jump into just the chapters you want by downloading the project files from the companion Web site.
This hands-on introduction to Revit Architecture will have you designing with Autodesk's powerful building information modeling software in no time. Through an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial, you'll learn Revit by planning and developing a four-story office building from design to documentation to presentation. Follow the tutorial sequentially or jump straight to the specific skills you'd like to learn by downloading the drawing files from the companion website. Either way, you'll get a thorough grounding in Revit basics and quickly master tasks that professionals face all the time.
Learn Revit by designing a four-story office building from start to finish
Start at the ground level by setting a foundation, structural beams, and footings
Understand best practices for models, views, dimensions, families, editing, and more
Plan and create walls, doors, windows, floors, and ceilings
Add rooms, choose colors, and design areas and area separators
Create custom stairs and railings that look great in commercial and high-end residential settings
Finish your site with landscaping, curbing, parking, and walkways
Master Revit's new features, including transparencies, rotate and array editing tools, the robust materials editor, and the work plane viewer
Light, render, and display in 3Dand make presentations that wow customers
Show off your design with quick, fully rendered perspectives
Add landscaping and topography outside your building
Create beautiful custom wainscoting, railings, and stairs
About the Author
Architectural engineer Eric Wing is the BIM Manager at C&S Companies, a Syracuse, New York, engineering firm. He is also Director of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) Training Program, author of four books, and Revit columnist for AUGIWorld Magazine, AUGI HotNews, and ConnectPress. Eric is a popular speaker at Autodesk University and the American Council of Engineering Companies, as well as at industry events and conferences sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute, and AUGI user groups.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Revit World.
Chapter 2 Creating a Model.
Chapter 3 Creating Views.
Chapter 4 Working with the Revit Tools.
Chapter 5 Dimensioning and Annotating.
Chapter 6 Floors.
Chapter 7 Roofs.
Chapter 8 Structural Items.
Chapter 9 Ceilings and Interiors.
Chapter 10 Stairs, Ramps, and Railings.
Chapter 11 Schedules and Tags.
Chapter 12 Detailing.
Chapter 13 Creating Specif ic Views and Match Lines.
Chapter 14 Creating Sheets and Printing.
Chapter 15 Creating Rooms and Area Plans.
Chapter 16 Advanced Wall Topics.
Chapter 17 Creating Families.
Chapter 18 Site and Topography.
Chapter 19 Rendering and Presentation.
Chapter 20 Importing and Coordinating Revit Models.
Chapter 21 Phasing and Design Options.
Chapter 22 Project Collaboration.