Synopses & Reviews
Revit Architecture: No Experience Requiredteaches 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.
A tutorial used continuously through the book quickly teaches readers the basics of Revit Architecture
- Walks readers through designing, documenting, and presenting a four-story office building
- The continuous tutorial begins with the Revit interface and standard conventions for placing walls, doors, and windows, then progresses through the building's design as would happen in the real world
- Readers will learn how to work with structural grids, beams, and foundations; add text and dimensions; build floors layer by layer; join exterior and interior walls; and create roofs and ceilings as well as stairs, ramps, and railings
- Introduces using embedded families and formulas, crucial site considerations, and importing and exporting to various formats
- The companion Web site features before-and-after tutorial files so readers can compare their work
Eric Wing (Syracuse, NY) is the BIM support manager at a New York engineering firm, director of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) Training Program, coauthor of Mastering Revit Structure 2009, and Revit columnist for AUGIWorld Magazine as well as AUGI HotNews and ConnectPress.
Author and Revit Architecture expert Eric Wing walks you through designing, documenting, and presenting a four-story office building. The continuous tutorial begins with the Revit interface and standard conventions for placing walls, doors, and windows, then progresses through the building's design as would happen in the real world. You'll learn how to work with structural grids, beams, and foundations; add text and dimensions; build floors layer by layer; join exterior and interior walls; and create roofs and ceilings as well as stairs, ramps, and railings. You'll also be introduced to using embedded families and formulas, crucial site considerations, and importing and exporting to various formats.
For Instructors: Teaching supplements are available for this title.
Revit Architecture 2010: No Experience Required is the perfect hands-on, step-by-step introduction to the very latest version of 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 buildingdoing 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
Learn how to model complex staircases and create beautiful, lifelike renders
See how to use Revit's comprehensive detailing capabilities
Understand Revit's robust site and topographical modeling capabilities
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
Chapter 1: The Revit World.
Chapter 2: Creating a model.
Chapter 3: Creating Views.
Chapter 4: Working with the Revit tools.
Chapter 5: Structural items.
Chapter 6: Dimensions.
Chapter 7: Floors.
Chapter 8: Roofs.
Chapter 9: Ceilings and interiors.
Chapter 10: Stairs, Ramps and Railings.
Chapter 11: Schedules and Tags.
Chapter 12: Detailing.
Chapter 13: Creating specific views and match lines.
Chapter 14: Creating sheets and printing.
Chapter 15: Room and Area.
Chapter 16: Advanced wall topics.
Chapter 17: Families.
Chapter 18: Site.
Chapter 19: Materials and rendering.
Chapter 20: Import / Export.
Chapter 21: Phasing.
Chapter 22: Work sharing.