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The only Revit tutorial guide based on a real project workflow Autodesk Revit Architecture No Experience Required is the ultimate real-world guide for mastering this increasingly prevalent BIM software package. Using a continuous, step-by-step tutorial, this book walks you through all project phases as you learn the basics of Revit by designing, documenting, and presenting a four-story office building. You'll begin by learning your way around the interface and conventions, then jump right into design by placing walls, doors, and windows. Next you'll work with grids, beams, foundations, dimensions, and text as you build floors layer by layer, join walls, create ceilings and roofs, and place stairs, ramps, and railings. The instruction covers construction documentation, advanced detailing, and families, as well as site considerations including grading and top surface features to provide a well-rounded, real-world Revit skill set. The companion website features downloadable 'before and after' tutorial files that allow you to jump in at any point and compare your work to the pros. The shift from 2D drafting to 3D building information modeling has made Revit a must-have skill for an increasing number of design, engineering, and construction professionals. This book is designed to teach you the basics quickly, using a real-world workflow, process, and pacing. * Get acquainted with the Revit interface, then immediately start building * Learn to place structural components, text, dimensions, and more * Understand views, grids, editing, importing, exporting, and work sharing * Generate construction documentation including schedules and material takeoffs This simple yet engaging tutorial brings together all of the major skills a Revit user needs to know to complete real workplace projects. Whether read from beginning to end as a comprehensive lesson, or used as 'dip-in' reference for unfamiliar tasks, Autodesk Revit Architecture No Experience Required provides invaluable practical BIM instruction for every phase of a project.show more

Product details

  • Online resource | 720 pages
  • 190 x 235 x 35mm | 861.83g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1119243300
  • 9781119243304
  • 69,810

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Autodesk(R) Revit(R) 2017 for Architecture Whether you're just getting acquainted with Revit Architecture 2017 or want to boost your skills, this guide will take you where you need to go. Autodesk's powerful BIM software can seem complex, but when you follow the step-by-step tutorial in this book, you will learn Revit Architecture 2017 in a real-world setting that can be quickly applied to your own projects. Start out with a tour of the interface and conventions and identify important tools then start building by placing walls, doors, and windows. As you continue you will learn to build floors layer by layer, work with grids, beams, foundations, and dimensions then join walls, create ceilings and roofs, and place stairs and railings all while you discover how to handle construction documentation and deal with site considerations, just as you will encounter on the job. Familiarize yourself with the interface and start building right away Learn to place structural components Work with views, grids, dimensions, beams, foundations, and text Master work sharing, editing, working with families, and using formulas Create necessary construction documentation, including schedules, materials, and more Apply what you've learned to actual projects www.sybex.com ] www.sybex.com/go/revit2017nershow more

About Eric Wing

Eric Wing is an architectural engineer and the Building Information Modeling manager at a New York engineering firm. An Autodesk Certified Instructor, he is director of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) Training Program and the author of four books. Eric is also a Revit columnist for AUGIWorld magazine and AUGI HotNews and ConnectPress. He is a popular speaker at Autodesk University and often addresses American Institute of Architects, CSI, and AUGI user group events.show more

Table of contents

Introduction xix Chapter 1 The Autodesk Revit World 1 The Revit Interface 2 The Revit Workflow 4 Using the Ribbon 5 The View Window 13 Object Selection 17 Modifying and Mirroring 19 Building on Existing Geometry 21 View Control and Object Display 24 The Project Browser 31 Windows 33 File Types and Families 36 System and Hosted Families (.rfa) 37 Using Revit Template Files (.rte) 41 Using Revit Family Files (.rft) 42 Are You Experienced? 43 Chapter 2 Creating a Model 45 Placing Walls 45 Adding Exterior Walls 45 Using Reference Planes 46 Adding More Walls 49 Adding Interior Walls 58 Using Temporary Dimensions to Gain Control of Your Model 60 Editing Wall Joins 79 Displaying Wall Joins 82 Disallowing Wall Joins 84 Placing Doors and Windows 90 Adding Doors 90 Placing Openings in Your Walls 98 Adding Windows 100 Are You Experienced? 104 Chapter 3 Creating Views 105 Creating Levels 105 Adding Levels 108 Understanding the Composition of a Level 110 Making Other Level Adjustments 114 Creating and Modifying Building Sections 122 Adding a Building Section 122 Making Building Modifications in a Section 129 Adding Wall Sections 135 Creating Detail Sections 138 Using Crop Regions 139 Splitting a Section Segment 140 Creating Callouts 143 Creating and Modifying a Camera View 148 Adding a Camera View 149 Modifying the Camera 151 Creating an Elevation 152 Interior Elevations 156 Elevation Properties 159 Annotation Properties 161 Are You Experienced? 163 Chapter 4 Working with the Autodesk Revit Tools 165 The Basic Edit Commands 166 The Move Command 166 The Copy Command 169 The Rotate Command 171 The Array Command 175 Radial Array 175 Linear Array 180 The Mirror Command 185 The Align Tool 188 Locking an Alignment 193 The Split Element Command 194 The Trim Command 200 The Offset Command 203 Copy/Paste 205 Creating the Plans 208 Are You Experienced? 212 Chapter 5 Dimensioning and Annotating 213 Selecting and Applying Dimensioning 213 Aligned Dimensions 214 Linear Dimensions 225 Angular Dimensions 227 Radial Dimensions 228 Arc Length Dimensions 230 Using Dimensions as a Layout Tool 232 Constraining the Model 237 Using Dimensions to Move Objects 241 Using Dimension Text Overrides 244 Placing Text and Annotations 247 Adding Leader Text 250 Changing the Leader Type 251 Modifying the Text Placement 253 Changing Text Properties 253 Are You Experienced? 254 Chapter 6 Floors 255 Placing a Floor Slab 255 Creating the Slab 256 Sketching the Slab 262 Building a Floor by Layers 271 Adding Materials 272 Adding a Layer 273 Splitting the Floor Materials 283 Adding an Alternate Material 283 Splitting and Painting 286 Pitching a Floor to a Floor Drain 291 Creating Shaft Openings 296 Are You Experienced? 302 Chapter 7 Roofs 303 Placing Roofs by Footprint 303 Flat Roofs by Footprint 304 Pitched Roofs by Footprint 319 Creating a Sloping Roof f 332 Creating Roofs by Extrusion338 Adding a Roof Dormer 347 Are You Experienced? 352 Chapter 8 Structural Items 353 Adding Structural Grids 353 Placing a Grid 354 Adding Structural Columns 368 Using Structural Framing 376 Adding a Beam System 380 Adding Bracing 383 Understanding Foundation Systems 387 Adding Structural Footings 393 Structural Slabs 396 Piers and Spread Footings 400 Using Structural Views 403 Are You Experienced? 406 Chapter 9 Ceilings and Interiors 407 Creating Ceilings 407 Modifying Ceiling Grids 412 Setting Ceiling Element Properties 414 Creating a Plan Region 417 Creating a Custom Ceiling 419 Creating Ceiling Openings and Soffits 423 Creating a Ceiling Opening 423 Creating a Soffit 426 Adding Light Fixtures to Ceilings 431 Adding Interior Design 435 Adding Plumbing Fixtures and Furniture 435 Adding Parabolic Troffers 443 Adding Casework and Furniture 447 Adding Alternate Floor Materials 457 Separating the Floor 457 Creating a Tile Material 459 Are You Experienced? 462 Chapter 10 Stairs, Ramps, and Railings 463 Creating Stairs by Using the Rise/Run Function 463 Modifying Boundaries 467 Configuring Railings 470 Creating a Winding Staircase 486 Stair and Railing Families 501 Creating a Custom Railing System 502 Creating Custom Stairs 507 Adding a Custom Landing 512 Adding a Gooseneck 513 Adding Ramps 520 Are You Experienced? 526 Chapter 11 Detailing 529 Working with Line Weights 529 Drafting on Top of the Detail 532 Using Predefined Detail Components 532 Masking Regions 534 Repeating Details 536 Modifying a Detail Component 541 Modifying Filled Regions 542 Drawing Detail Lines 566 Specifying Drafting Line Weights 568 Adding Notes 570 Adding Textual Notations 570 Creating Blank Drafting Views 572 Creating a Detail Group 581 Adding a Section to Another View 587 Importing AutoCAD Files into a Drafting View 589 Adding 2D and 3D Lines to the Model 590 Are You Experienced? 593 Chapter 12 Creating Specific Views and Match Lines 595 Duplicating Views 595 Creating Dependent Views 597 Adjusting the Crop Regions 598 Adjusting the Annotation Crop Region 601 Adding Match Lines 604 Match-Line Appearance 605 Adding View References to a Match Line 606 Using View Templates 609 Are You Experienced? 610 Chapter 13 Creating Sheets and Printing 611 Creating and Populating Sheets 611 Sheet Organization 614 Modifying a Viewport 619 Viewport Properties 624 Adding Revisions to a Sheet t 625 Addressing Project Parameters 629 Generating a Cover Sheet 631 Printing from Revit Architecture 637 Are You Experienced? 640 Chapter 14 Creating Rooms and Area Plans 641 Creating Rooms 641 Configuring Properties 646 Placing and Manipulating Room Tags 651 Adding a Room Schedule 652 Adding a Color-Fill Plan 655 Adding Room Separators 657 Creating an Area Plan 659 Are You Experienced? 663 Index 665show more

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