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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 190 x 234 x 36mm | 922g
  • Sybex Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1119243300
  • 9781119243304
  • 70,061

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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

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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 665
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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.
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