Synopses & Reviews
Mastering Revit Architecture
’s focused discussions, detailed exercises, and compelling real-world examples are organized by how users learn and implement Revit, an approach that will resonate with Revit users of all skill levels. The expert authors developed this practical reference and tutorial based on years of experience using the program and training others to do so. Unlike the competition, Mastering Revit Architecture
is organized by real-world workflows and features detailed explanations, interesting real-world examples, and practical tutorials to help readers understand Revit and BIM concepts so that they can quickly start accomplishing vital Revit tasks. The book also features information to help readers prepare for Autodesk’s Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams.
The books begins with discussions of key BIM and Revit concepts before giving readers a hands-on look at the Revit interface. Part II explores today’s Revit workflows and introduces readers to templates, worksharing, and managing Revit projects. Part III dives into modeling and massing and offers detailed information on the crucial Family Editor as well as visualization techniques for various industries. Part IV covers documentation, including annotation and detailing, and explains how to work with complex walls, roofs and floors as well as curtain walls and advanced stair and railings. The final portion of the book delves into such advanced topics using Revit in construction and working with the API. The book’s companion website features before-and-after tutorial files (metric and Imperial sets) and additional advanced content, including using Revit in the classroom, Revit for film and stage, and going direct to fabrication using Revit.
Learn BIM the Revit Way
Revit is Autodesk's industry-leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, and this Autodesk Official Training Guide thoroughly covers core Revit topics such as modeling, massing, sustainability, and more. It also brings you up to speed on advanced techniques such as using Revit in the cloud and how to go direct to fabrication.
Organized by real-world workflows, this book covers the interface, templates, worksharing, modeling and massing, visualization techniques for different industries, sustainability, roofs and floors, stairs and railings, documentation, and much more.
- This Autodesk Official Training Guide teaches you how to use the leading BIM software and also serves as a study aid for Autodesk's Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams
- Organized according to actual workflows, the book begins with an explanation of key BIM concepts, familiarizes you with the interface, and then moves into actual application
- Covers modeling and massing, the Family Editor, visualization techniques for various industries, documentation, annotation and detailing, and how to work with complex walls, roofs, floors, stairs, and railings
- Companion website features before-and-after tutorial files, so readers can jump in at any point
Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture helps you learn Revit in a context that makes real-world sense.
Real-World Solutions for Today's BIM Practitioners
This detailed reference and tutorial provides in-depth coverage of Autodesk's leading building information modeling software. This completely updated new edition features clear discussions of essential topics, reinforced with compelling examples and tutorials drawn from the authors' in-depth experience using the software on real-world projects.
This hands-on guide thoroughly explores the interface, templates, modeling, massing, families, annotation and detailing, stairs and railings, visualization, and more. It features real-world workflows and examples, as well as advanced topics such as using Revit in construction and in the cloud. This complete tutorial is what you need to take your Revit knowledge to the next level.
Get Up to Speed on the Latest Features of Revit Architecture 2013
Follow Real-World Examples to Learn Revit Architecture Implementation
Gain Expert Insight and Utilize Industry Best Practices
Prepare for the Revit Architecture 2013 Certified User and Certified Professional Exams
About the Author
Phil Read is the Founder of Arch Tech, as well as one of the driving forces behind the original Revit software. He's an avid blogger and a popular speaker at Autodesk University, and is currently working at an AEC-related technology startup. 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. James Vandezande is a registered architect and Senior Associate at HOK, where he is one of the company's BIM leaders. James is also President of the New York City Revit Users Group and teaches Revit as an adjunct lecturing professor at NYU. Connect with the authors at their "Mastering Revit" page on Facebook.
Table of Contents
Part 1 • Fundamentals 1
Chapter 1 • Introduction: The Basics of BIM 3
Chapter 2 • Principles: UI and Project Organization 15
Chapter 3 • The Basics of the Toolbox 61
Part 2 • Understanding the Workflow 101
Chapter 4 • Confi guring Templates and Standards 103
Chapter 5 • Managing a Project 147
Chapter 6 • Understanding Worksharing 173
Chapter 7 • Working with Consultants 203
Chapter 8 • Interoperability: Working Multiplatform 237
Part 3 • Modeling and Massing for Design 271
Chapter 9 • Advanced Modeling and Massing 273
Chapter 10 • Conceptual Design and Sustainability 353
Chapter 11 • Working with Phasing, Groups, and Design Options 399
Chapter 12 • Visualization 455
Part 4 • Extended Modeling Techniques 511
Chapter 13 • Walls and Curtain Walls 513
Chapter 14 • Floors, Ceilings, and Roofs 577
Chapter 15 • Family Editor 607
Chapter 16 • Stairs and Railings 659
Part 5 • Documentation 713
Chapter 17 • Detailing Your Design 715
Chapter 18 • Documenting Your Design 749
Chapter 19 • Annotating Your Design 785
Chapter 20 • Presenting Your Design827
Part 6 • Construction and Beyond 843
Chapter 21 • The Construction Phase 845
Chapter 22 • Using Laser Scans in Revit 867
Chapter 23 • Revit in the Classroom 881
Chapter 24 • Essential Hardware 901
Chapter 25 • Getting Acquainted with the API 911
Chapter 26 • Revit for Film and Stage 947
Chapter 27 • BIM in the Cloud 989
Appendix A • The Bottom Line 1001
Appendix B • Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting 1027
Appendix C • Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 Certification 1041