Synopses & Reviews
This innovative book shows how building design strengths and methods can be used and applied with Autodesk Revit Architecture 2008. Coverage explores the ways in which Revit Architecture handles design and documentation tasks and the advantages it presents for creating fully integrated building information models. Tutorial exercises early in the book illustrate how Autodesk Revit Architecture can be combined effectively with AutoCAD and Architectural Desktop drawings to make the best use of existing files and work practices. Numerous other exercises illustrate how to use Revit Architecture's sophisticated and robust capabilities as a full-featured architectural design tool-- sketched massing objects that convert to building elements, configurable components, automatic coordination of all parts of the building model with views and annotations, simply controlled yet detailed graphic representation and output, strong data management via schedules, and color diagrams.
About the Author
Lay Christopher Fox is currently the President of ARCHimage CAD Services, an independent design and consulting firm based in South Australia. He is the Revit Technical Editor for AUGIWorld magazine, and has been past president of the Rochester (NY) Area AutoCAD Users Group and an adjunct professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Chris spent many years providing drafting and CAD management for residential, commercial and institutional design firms in the US and Australia. He writes official Revit courseware and certification examinations for Autodesk, creates instructional videos in Revit Architecture, and leads classes and implementation programs for design/engineering firms across Australia.James J. Balding is a licensed architect with more than 20 years of experience integrating technology into the architectural field. He is currently employed with Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo in Irvine, CA. Jim earned his Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has been a member of the Autodesk? Revit Architecture? Client Advisory board since its inaugural meeting and served as the Revit Product Chair for AUGI? for 5 years. He also served as the South Coast Revit Users Group (SCRUG) president for 5 years. Jim has spoken at several technology conferences and is one of the top-rated speakers at Autodesk University. He has developed a successful Autodesk Revit Architecture implementation strategy at WATG and is Director of WimberlyLabs.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Very Basics Chapter 2: Under the Hood - Standards and Settings Chapter 3: Design Modeling with Site and Building Elements Chapter 4: Design Modeling with Mass Objects Chapter 5: Subdivide the Design - Worksets and Phases Chapter 6: Managing Annotation Chapter 7: Schedules Chapter 8: Beyond the Design - Area and Room Plans Chapter 9: Illustrating the Design - Graphic Output Chapter 10: Augmenting the Design- Design Options and Parametric Formulas