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Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012 Essentials: AUTODESK OFFICIAL TRAINING GUIDE

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Get the Essentials on Autodesk's fastest-growing software package!

The new Essentials series from Sybex helps you quickly learn and use Autodesk software. This beautiful, task-based, full-color Autodesk Official Training Guide thoroughly covers the fundamentals of Revit Architecture, teaching readers what they need to become quickly productive with this popular building information modeling (BIM) architectural design software.

By following the book's clear explanations, practical tutorials, and step-by-step exercises, you'll cover all the essentials of a typical design workflow. Topics include how to best use the interface, creating floor plans, adding walls and curtain walls, generating color fill plans, preparing documentation, as well as annotating, collaborating, and more. This four-color Essentials guide provides you with the fast and thorough grounding you need in Revit Architecture.

  • Covers Revit Architecture 2012 fundamentals, so you become quickly productive with the software

  • Prepares you for the Revit Architecture Associate and Professional certification exams

  • Uses straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials to teach the software's core features and functions

  • Helps you quickly develop the skills needed throughout a project, whether you're a beginner or a more experienced user brushing up on the basics

Go from concepts to complete construction documents with this essential, full-color guide.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dear Reader,
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  9. Contents
    1. Who Should Read This Book
    2. What Is Covered in This Book
    3. The Essentials Series
    4. Contacting the Authors
  11. CHAPTER 1: Introducing Revit and the User Interface
    1. Understanding the Revit Interface
    2. Understanding the Interface Workflow
    3. Using Common Modifying Tools
  12. CHAPTER 2: Schematic Design
    1. Working from a Sketch
    2. Modeling In-Place Masses
    3. Creating Mass Floors
    4. Scheduling Mass Floors
    5. Updating the Massing Study
  13. CHAPTER 3: Walls and Curtain Walls
    1. Creating Generic Walls
    2. Creating Numerous Wall Configurations
    3. Modifying Walls
    4. Creating Curtain Walls
    5. Modifying Curtain Walls
    6. Understanding Basic Wall Parts and Parameters
  14. CHAPTER 4: Floors, Roofs, and Ceilings
    1. Creating Floors
    2. Laying Out Roofs
    3. Adding Ceilings
  15. CHAPTER 5: Stairs, Ramps, and Railings
    1. Creating Numerous Stair Configurations
    2. Designing Ramps
    3. Building Railings for Level and Sloped Conditions
    4. Working with Parts, Parameters, and Properties
  16. CHAPTER 6: Adding Families
    1. Understanding Different Family Types
    2. Loading Families
    3. Placing Families
  17. CHAPTER 7: Modifying Families
    1. Editing View Display and Detail Level
    2. Changing the Family Category
    3. Modifying Family Geometry
  18. CHAPTER 8: Groups and Phasing
    1. Using Groups
    2. Using Phasing
  19. CHAPTER 9: Rooms and Color Fill Plans
    1. Tagging Spaces with Room Tags
    2. Creating Room Keys
    3. Generating Color Fill Room Plans
  20. CHAPTER 10: Worksharing
    1. Enabling Worksharing
    2. Creating Central and Local Files
    3. Adding Worksets
    4. Assigning Elements to Worksets
    5. Saving to the Central File
    6. Creating New Elements
    7. Using Workset Display Filters
    8. Using Worksharing to Work with Consultants
    9. Using Guidelines for Worksharing
  21. CHAPTER 11: Details and Annotations
    1. Creating Details
    2. Annotating Your Details
    3. Legends
  22. CHAPTER 12: Creating Drawing Sets
    1. Creating Schedules
    2. Placing Views on Sheets
    3. Printing Documents
  23. CHAPTER 13: Workflow and Other Revit Essentials
    1. Understanding a BIM Workflow
    2. Modeling Site
    3. Detailing in Revit
    4. Performing Quality Control on Your Revit Model
  24. CHAPTER 14: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting
    1. Optimizing Performance
    2. Using Best Practices
    3. Fixing File Corruption
    4. Learning Tips and Shortcuts
    5. Finding Additional Resources
  25. APPENDIX: Revit Certification
  26. INDEX