Fundamentals for Architecture

Autodesk Revit: Fundamentals for Architecture

  • Course Length: 4-Day Course
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The Autodesk Revit software is a powerful Building Information Modeling (BIM) program that works the way architects think. The program streamlines the design process through the use of a central 3D model, where changes are made in one view update across all views and on the printable sheets.

The objective of the Autodesk Revit: Fundamentals for the Architecture training course is to enable you to create a full 3D architectural project model, including walls, doors, windows, components, floors, ceilings, roofs, and stairs, using the basic tools that the majority of architectural users need. This includes how to navigate the user interface and use the basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools. The final part of the course focuses on creating construction documents.


Topic Summary

  • Understanding the purpose of BIM and how it is applied in the Autodesk Revit software.
  • Navigating the Revit workspace and interface.
  • Selecting a template and linking CAD and Revit files as the basis of a project.
  • Creating levels and grids as datum elements for the model.
  • Understanding the Project Browser and working with views.
  • Understanding Revit families and components.
  • Working with basic sketching and modifying tools.
  • Creating a 3D building model with columns, walls, curtain walls, windows, and doors.
  • Adding floors, ceilings, and roofs to the building model.
  • Modeling stairs, railings, and ramps.
  • Setting up sheets for plotting with text, dimensions, details, tags, and schedules.
  • Creating details

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Introduction to Revit

  1. BIM and Revit
  2. Overview of the Interface
  3. Opening and Saving Projects
  4. Viewing Commands

Chapter 2: Starting a Project

  1. Selecting a Project Template
  2. Linking and Importing Files
  3. Linking in Revit Models
  4. Modifying Imported/Linked Files
  5. Setting Up Levels
  6. Creating Grids

Chapter 3: Working with Views

  1. Modify How the Project Browser Displays
  2. Duplicating Views
  3. Modify How the View Displays
  4. Adding Callout Views
  5. Creating Elevations and Sections

Chapter 4: Revit Families

  1. About Revit Families
  2. Modifying Components
  3. Creating Additional Family Types in a Project

Chapter 5: Basic Sketching & Modify Tools

  1. Adding General Building Elements
  2. Working with Basic Modify Tools
  3. Working with Additional Modify Tools

Chapter 6: Adding Columns

  1. Adding columns
  2. Adding Isolated Footings

Chapter 7: Modeling Walls

  1. Modeling walls
  2. Modifying Walls
  3. Adding Wall Footings
  4. Adding Room Elements

Chapter 8: Working with Doors & Windows

  1. About Doors and Windows
  2. Creating Additional Door and Window Sizes

Chapter 9: Working with Curtain Walls

  1. Creating curtain walls
  2. Adding Curtain Wall Grids
  3. Working with Curtain Wall Panels
  4. Attaching Mullions to Curtain Wall Grids

Chapter 10: Modeling Floors

  1. Modeling Floors
  2. Creating Shaft Openings
  3. Creating Sloped Floors

Chapter 11: Modeling Ceilings

  1. Modeling Ceilings
  2. Adding Ceiling Fixtures
  3. Creating Ceiling Soffits

Chapter 12: Modeling Roofs

  1. Modeling Roofs
  2. Creating Roofs by Extrusion

Chapter 13: Modeling Stairs, Railings & Ramps

  1. Creating Component Stairs
  2. Modifying Component Stairs
  3. Working with Railings
  4. Creating Ramps

Chapter 14: Construction Documentation

  1. Setting Up Sheets
  2. Placing and Modifying Views on Sheets
  3. Duplicating Sheets and Swapping Views
  4. Modifying Views and View Titles
  5. Printing Sheets

Chapter 15: Working with Annotations

  1. Working with Dimensions
  2. Working with Text
  3. Adding Detail Lines and Symbols
  4. Creating Legends

Chapter 16: Adding Tags & Schedules

  1. Adding Tags
  2. Working with Schedules

Chapter 17: Creating Details

  1. Setting Up Detail Views
  2. Adding Detail Components
  3. Annotating Details

Appendix A: Additional Tools for Design Development

  1. Selection Sets
  2. Purging Unused Elements
  3. Editing Wall Joins
  4. Wall Sweeps and Reveals
  5. Creating Curtain Wall Types with Automatic Grids
  6. Creating Fascias, Soffits, and Gutters
  7. Creating Dormers
  8. Enhancing Views
  9. Introduction to Revit Work Sharing


Appendix B: Additional Tools for Construction Documents

  1. Working with Guide Grids on Sheets
  2. Revision Tracking
  3. Path of Travel and Route Analysis
  4. Annotating Dependent Views
  5. Creating Building Component Schedules
  6. Importing and Exporting Schedules
  7. Creating a Repeating Detail
  8. Keynoting and Keynote Legends



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