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Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 Essentials

Book Description

Quickly learn essential Revit Architecture tools and techniques

Autodesk Revit Architecture is the powerful, sophisticated building information modeling (BIM) software that has transformed the architectural design industry. This Autodesk Official Press guide is the perfect introduction to the powerful software for architects, designers, and students. Three Revit experts provide concise explanations, real-world examples, and plenty of hands-on exercises and tutorials. You'll soon master the basics and then find yourself using the software confidently, productively, and effectively.

Beginners will get comfortable with Revit's core features and functions. Current users will have a valuable reference to refresh and hone their skills. And everyone can use this practical book to help prepare for the Revit Architecture certification exams.

  • Gets readers up and running on Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014, Autodesk's industry-leading building information modeling software

  • Explains core Revit tools, features, functionality, real-world workflows, and BIM concepts

  • Covers schematic design, modeling, families, views, creating drawing sets, and more

  • Features best practices, rendering and visualization, worksharing, documentation, and annotation

  • Provides downloadable starting and ending files, so readers can compare their work to that of the pro's

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 Essentials is your perfect introduction toto the powerful industry-leading BIM software.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. About the Authors
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Foreword
  9. Introduction
  10. Chapter 1: Introducing the Autodesk Revit Architecture Interface
    1. Understanding the Interface
    2. Understanding the Interface Workflow
    3. Using Common Modifying Tools
    4. The Essentials and Beyond
  11. Chapter 2: Walls and Curtain Walls
    1. Understanding Wall Types and Parameters
    2. Creating Numerous Wall Configurations
    3. Modifying Walls
    4. Creating Curtain Walls
    5. Modifying Curtain Walls
    6. Going Beyond the Basics
    7. The Essentials and Beyond
  12. Chapter 3: Floors, Roofs, and Ceilings
    1. Creating Floors
    2. Laying Out Roofs
    3. Adding Ceilings
    4. The Essentials and Beyond
  13. Chapter 4: Stairs, Ramps, and Railings
    1. Creating Stair Configurations
    2. Designing Ramps
    3. Building Railings for Level and Sloped Conditions
    4. From Basics to Creative Art
    5. The Essentials and Beyond
  14. Chapter 5: Adding Families
    1. Understanding the Model Hierarchy
    2. Working with System Families
    3. Working with Component Families
    4. The Essentials and Beyond
  15. Chapter 6: Modifying Families
    1. Editing View Display and Detail Level
    2. Changing the Family Category
    3. Modifying Family Geometry
    4. Family Tips and Best Practices
    5. The Essentials and Beyond
  16. Chapter 7: 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
    6. The Essentials and Beyond
  17. Chapter 8: Rooms and Color-Fill Plans
    1. Defining Rooms in Spaces
    2. Generating Color-Fill Room Plans
    3. The Essentials and Beyond
  18. Chapter 9: Materials, Rendering, and Visualization
    1. Using Materials
    2. Using Graphic Display Options
    3. Rendering Graphics
    4. The Essentials and Beyond
  19. 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. Worksharing Display Modes
    8. Editing Requests
    9. Worksharing Best Practices
    10. The Essentials and Beyond
  20. Chapter 11: Details and Annotations
    1. Creating Details
    2. Annotating Your Details
    3. Using Legends
    4. The Essentials and Beyond
  21. Chapter 12: Creating Drawing Sets
    1. Creating Schedules
    2. Placing Views on Sheets
    3. Printing Documents
    4. The Essentials and Beyond
  22. Chapter 13: Workflow and Site Modeling
    1. Understanding a BIM Workflow
    2. Modeling a Site
    3. Performing Quality Control on Your Model
    4. The Essentials and Beyond
  23. Chapter 14: Repeating Objects, Best Practices, and Quick Tips
    1. Repeating Objects
    2. Optimizing Performance
    3. Utilizing Best Practices
    4. Using Quick Tips and Shortcuts
    5. Finding Additional Resources
    6. The Essentials and Beyond
  24. Appendix: Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 Certification
  25. Index