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Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 No Experience Required: Autodesk Official Press

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Go from beginner to guru quickly with the ultimate Revit Architecture 2016 guide

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 No Experience Required is your ultimate hands-on guide for mastering this essential BIM software. With step-by-step instruction and a continuous tutorial approach, this invaluable guide walks you through the design of a four-story office building. You'll be led through the entire design, documentation, and presentation process with expert instruction and helpful tips, so you can quickly become confident and productive. You'll follow a real-world workflow as you jump right into modeling, first placing doors and windows, then building floors layer-by-layer, adding roofs and ceilings, stairs, ramps, and railings. Coverage includes crucial information on detailing, view and match line information, and printing, plus advanced topics like curtain walls, sweeps, embedded families, and formulas. You'll delve into site considerations including grading and topsurface features, and integrate them into your design at the rendering stage. The companion website provides downloadable tutorial files so you can jump in at any point and compare your work to the pros.

Revit is the industry-leading Building Information Management software, hailed for its power and sophistication. This guide helps you get the most out of the software, with expert instruction and plenty of practice.

  • Master the interface, tools, views, and editing capabilities

  • Work with structural objects, text, dimensions, and multi-story buildings

  • Generate construction documentation, schedules, and material takeoffs

  • Explore phase management, work sharing, and working with various formats

  • BIM is the emerging paradigm for architects and others in the construction and engineering fields. Revit is the industry leader, and is quickly becoming a mandatory skillset. Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 No Experience Required provides everything you need to get up to speed and down to work.

    Table of Contents

    1. Titlepage
    2. Copyright
    3. Credits
    4. Dedication
    5. Acknowledgments
    6. About the Author
    7. Introduction
      1. Who Should Read This Book
      2. What Is Covered in This Book
      3. Contacting the Author
    8. Chapter 1: The Autodesk Revit World
      1. The Revit Interface
      2. The Project Browser
      3. File Types and Families
      4. Are You Experienced?
    9. Chapter 2: Creating a Model
      1. Placing Walls
      2. Using Reference Planes
      3. Adding Interior Walls
      4. Editing Wall Joins
      5. Placing Doors and Windows
      6. Are You Experienced?
    10. Chapter 3: Creating Views
      1. Creating Levels
      2. Creating and Modifying Building Sections
      3. Adding Wall Sections
      4. Creating Detail Sections
      5. Creating Callouts
      6. Creating and Modifying a Camera View
      7. Creating an Elevation
      8. Are You Experienced?
    11. Chapter 4: Working with the Autodesk Revit Tools
      1. The Basic Edit Commands
      2. The Array Command
      3. The Mirror Command
      4. The Align Tool
      5. The Split Element Command
      6. The Trim Command
      7. The Offset Command
      8. Copy/Paste
      9. Creating the Plans
      10. Are You Experienced?
    12. Chapter 5: Dimensioning and Annotating
      1. Dimensioning
      2. Using Dimensions as a Layout Tool
      3. Placing Text and Annotations
      4. Are You Experienced?
    13. Chapter 6: Floors
      1. Placing a Floor Slab
      2. Building a Floor by Layers
      3. Splitting the Floor Materials
      4. Pitching a Floor to a Floor Drain
      5. Creating Shaft Openings
      6. Are You Experienced?
    14. Chapter 7: Roofs
      1. Placing Roofs by Footprint
      2. Creating a Sloping Roof
      3. Creating Roofs by Extrusion
      4. Adding a Roof Dormer
      5. Are You Experienced?
    15. Chapter 8: Structural Items
      1. Adding Structural Grids
      2. Adding Structural Columns
      3. Using Structural Framing
      4. Understanding Foundation Systems
      5. Adding Structural Footings
      6. Using Structural Views
      7. Are You Experienced?
    16. Chapter 9: Ceilings and Interiors
      1. Creating Ceilings
      2. Creating Ceiling Openings and Soffits
      3. Adding Interior Design
      4. Adding Alternate Floor Materials
      5. Are You Experienced?
    17. Chapter 10: Stairs, Ramps, and Railings
      1. Creating Stairs by Using the Rise/Run Function
      2. Creating a Winding Staircase
      3. Creating a Custom Railing System
      4. Creating Custom Stairs
      5. Adding Ramps
      6. Are You Experienced?
    18. Chapter 11: Detailing
      1. Working with Line Weights
      2. Drafting on Top of the Detail
      3. Adding Notes
      4. Creating Blank Drafting Views
      5. Are You Experienced?
    19. Chapter 12: Creating Specific Views and Match Lines
      1. Duplicating Views
      2. Creating Dependent Views
      3. Adding Match Lines
      4. Using View Templates
      5. Are You Experienced?
    20. Chapter 13: Creating Sheets and Printing
      1. Creating and Populating Sheets
      2. Modifying a Viewport
      3. Adding Revisions to a Sheet
      4. Addressing Project Parameters
      5. Generating a Cover Sheet
      6. Printing from Revit Architecture
      7. Are You Experienced?
    21. Chapter 14: Creating Rooms and Area Plans
      1. Creating Rooms
      2. Adding a Room Schedule
      3. Adding a Color-Fill Plan
      4. Adding Room Separators
      5. Creating an Area Plan
      6. Are You Experienced?
    22. Chapter 15: Advanced Wall Topics
      1. Creating Compound Walls
      2. Adding Wall Sweeps
      3. Creating Stacked Walls
      4. Creating Curtain Walls
      5. Adding a Wall to a Massing Object
      6. Are You Experienced?
    23. Chapter 16: Creating Families
      1. Creating a Basic Family
      2. Using a Complex Family to Create an Arched Door
      3. Creating an In-Place Family
      4. Are You Experienced?
    24. Chapter 17: Site and Topography
      1. Adding a Site in Revit
      2. Splitting the Surface
      3. Creating Subregions
      4. Adding Site Components
      5. Adding Building Pads to Displace Earth
      6. Adding a Property Line
      7. Creating a Toposurface by Instance
      8. Creating a Graded Region
      9. Are You Experienced?
    25. Chapter 18: Rendering and Presentation
      1. Creating an Exterior Rendering
      2. Creating an Interior Rendering
      3. Creating Walkthroughs
      4. Creating a Solar Study
      5. Are You Experienced?
    26. End-User License Agreement