Synopses & Reviews
Revit Essentials is a unique learning resource that features concise, straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials to teach new users the software’s core features and functions. Each chapter opens with a quick discussion of concepts and learning goals and then briskly moves into an approachable hands-on exercise that readers can follow to gain confidence using the software. Each chapter features compelling full-color screenshots to illustrate tutorial steps, and chapters conclude with a related and more open-ended project to further reinforce the chapter's lessons. Readers can download starting and ending files for the exercises and additional learning tutorials so that they can start anywhere in the book and compare their results with the pro's. There's also information to help users prepare for the Revit Associate and Professional Exams.
The book begins by introducing users to Revit's interface and powerful tools. Using a workflow-based approach that mirrors how projects progress in the real world, the book then guides readers through schematic design considerations; creating walls and curtain walls; designing floors, roofs, and ceilings; and adding stairs, ramps, and railings. Readers then learn how to work with families, groups and phasing, as well as rooms and color fill patterns. The book then explores effective worksharing, details and annotations, creating compelling drawing sets, professional workflows, and concludes with tips and tricks drawn from the authors' extensive experience.
The hands-on exercises in Revit Essentials will get all users up to speed on the program's core functionality so they can quickly become productive with the software. The full-color book also features dataset downloads so readers can jump in anywhere as well as compare their work to the pro's.
Get quickly up to speed on Revit Architecture's core features and functions
This unique new Autodesk Official Training Guide thoroughly covers the fundamentals of Revit Architecture. The fast, focused guide teaches you everything you need to become quickly productive with the software, including how to best use the interface, create floor plans, add content, prepare documentation, annotate, and more. Each chapter features compelling, full-color screenshots to illustrate tutorial steps and concludes with a related and more open-ended project to further reinforce the lessons.
Beginners can start anywhere in the book and compare their results with the pros, using downloadable datasets.
- Contains an introduction to Revit's architectural interface and powerful tools
- Includes a wealth of hands-on exercises that help to hone your Revit skills
- Features detailed information on how to visualize, present, and document your design
- Provides hands-on instruction for working with families, groups, and phasing
- Includes information to help users prepare for the Revit Associate and Professional Exams
The book uses a workflow-based approach that mirrors how projects progress in the real world and features tips and tricks drawn from the authors' extensive professional experience.
Learn Revit Architecture Quickly and Easily
This Autodesk Official Training Guide thoroughly covers the fundamentals of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 and helps prepare you for the Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams. Learn how to best navigate the user interface, create floor plans, add content, prepare documentation, detail and annotate, and more. Whether you're an aspiring BIM professional, preparing for certification, or just updating your Revit Architecture skills, this is the fast and thorough grounding you need.
Learn these Revit Architecture essentials—and more:
Visualizing and documenting your design
Adding and modifying content
Working with walls and curtain walls
Modeling, massing, and "sketching" your best ideas
Tagging rooms and generating color fill plans
Working with families and the Family Editor
Preparing documentation with views and phases
Annotating and scheduling efficiently
Learn how to transform your design concepts into parametric forms
Easily create accurate takeoffs and attractive presentation documents
This striking Essentials book features:
Chapter-opening learning objectives
Four-color screenshots and illustrations
Essentials and Beyond—summaries and additional suggested exercises
Downloadable exercise files
About the Author
is a registered architect and principal at HOK, where he is one of the company's BIM leaders. James is also President of the New York City Revit User Group and has taught Revit as an adjunct lecturing professor at NYU.
Phil Read was one of the driving forces behind the original Revit software. He's now Director of Strategy at M-SIX and guiding the implementation of VEO, the world's first fully integrated and cloud-based BIM platform for the design, construction, and operation of buildings.
Eddy Krygiel is an Autodesk Authorized Author and registered architect at HNTB Architects, where he implements BIM and has used Revit to complete projects of all sizes. All three authors maintain the popular Revit blog www.architecture-tech.com.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introducing the Autodesk Revit Architecture Interface 1
Chapter 2 Schematic Design 31
Chapter 3 Walls and Curtain Walls 57
Chapter 4 Floors, Roofs, and Ceilings 91
Chapter 5 Stairs, Ramps, and Railings 117
Chapter 6 Adding Families 139
Chapter 7 Modif ying Families 155
Chapter 8 Groups and Phasing 187
Chapter 9 Rooms and Color-Fill Plans 209
Chapter 10 Worksharing 229
Chapter 11 Details and Annotations 255
Chapter 12 Creating Drawing Sets 281
Chapter 13 Workf low and Site Modeling 309
Chapter 14 Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting 327
Appendix Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 Certification 341