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Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012: No Experience Required

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012: No Experience Required

Paperback Autodesk Official Training Guides

By (author) Eric Wing

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 1032 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 234mm x 58mm | 1,578g
  • Publication date: 28 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470945060
  • ISBN 13: 9780470945063
  • Sales rank: 124,233

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This Autodesk Official Training Guide teaches Revit to new users The perfect introduction to Revit Architecture, Autodesk's building information modeling (BIM) software, this unique and highly effective guide uses a continuous, step-by-step tutorial to build your skills. You'll first get to know the Revit interface and basic conventions, then quickly move right into designing, documenting, and modeling a four-story office building. Place walls, windows, and doors; add floors ceilings, railings, and stairs; create construction documentation and that's just for starters! You'll be amazed by how rapidly you can progress. Teaches you how to use Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk's industry-leading building information modeling (BIM) software Uses a continuous, step-by-step tutorial that progresses through the book, teaching you how to design, document, and present a four-story building Covers structural grids, beams, and foundations; adding text and dimensions; building floors layer by layer; joining exterior and interior walls; creating roofs and ceilings; and much more Introduces embedded families and formulas, crucial site considerations, and importing and exporting to various formats Includes a Web site with before-and-after tutorial files so readers can compare their work Best of all, this guide is self-paced. Follow the tutorial sequentially or jump into just the chapters you want by downloading the project files from the companion Web site.

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Architectural engineer Eric Wing is the BIM Manager at C&S Companies, a Syracuse, New York, engineering firm. He is also Director of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) Training Program, author of four books, and Revit columnist for AUGIWorld Magazine , AUGI HotNews , and ConnectPress . Eric is a popular speaker at Autodesk University and the American Council of Engineering Companies, as well as at industry events and conferences sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute, and AUGI user groups.

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This hands-on introduction to Revit Architecture will have you designing with Autodesk's powerful building information modeling software in no time. Through an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial, you'll learn Revit by planning and developing a four-story office building from design to documentation to presentation. Follow the tutorial sequentially or jump straight to the specific skills you'd like to learn by downloading the drawing files from the companion website. Either way, you'll get a thorough grounding in Revit basics and quickly master tasks that professionals face all the time. Learn Revit by designing a four-story office building from start to finishStart at the ground level by setting a foundation, structural beams, and footingsUnderstand best practices for models, views, dimensions, families, editing, and morePlan and create walls, doors, windows, floors, and ceilingsAdd rooms, choose colors, and design areas and area separatorsCreate custom stairs and railings that look great in commercial and high-end residential settingsFinish your site with landscaping, curbing, parking, and walkwaysMaster Revit's new features, including transparencies, rotate and array editing tools, the robust materials editor, and the work plane viewerLight, render, and display in 3D--and make presentations that wow customersShow off your design with quick, fully rendered perspectives Add landscaping and topography outside your building Create beautiful custom wainscoting, railings, and stairs

Table of contents

Introduction. Chapter 1 The Revit World. Chapter 2 Creating a Model. Chapter 3 Creating Views. Chapter 4 Working with the Revit Tools. Chapter 5 Dimensioning and Annotating. Chapter 6 Floors. Chapter 7 Roofs. Chapter 8 Structural Items. Chapter 9 Ceilings and Interiors. Chapter 10 Stairs, Ramps, and Railings. Chapter 11 Schedules and Tags. Chapter 12 Detailing. Chapter 13 Creating Specif ic Views and Match Lines. Chapter 14 Creating Sheets and Printing. Chapter 15 Creating Rooms and Area Plans. Chapter 16 Advanced Wall Topics. Chapter 17 Creating Families. Chapter 18 Site and Topography. Chapter 19 Rendering and Presentation. Chapter 20 Importing and Coordinating Revit Models. Chapter 21 Phasing and Design Options. Chapter 22 Project Collaboration. Index.