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Mastering Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012

Book Description

Complete and thorough update to this Autodesk Official Training Guide!

With pages of focused discussions, detailed exercises, in-depth coverage, and compelling examples, this comprehensive guide shows you how to implement and use Revit Architecture with spectacular results. You'll learn how use the interface, how to create fantastic building designs with Revit, how to produce solid documentation even how to go direct to fabrication with Revit. An Autodesk Official Training Guide, this thorough reference and tutorial also helps you prepare for Autodesk's Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams.

  • Gets you quickly productive with Revit Architecture's features and functions

  • Shows you how to document, detail, annotate, and present your designs

  • Helps you improve workflows with worksharing and collaboration

  • Prepares you for the Revit Architecture 2011 Certified Associate and Certified Professional Exams

  • Gives contractors the essentials of modeling

  • Explores using Revit for film and stage

Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture is the ultimate real-world reference on this exciting software.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dear Reader,
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Authors
  8. Contents at a Glance
  9. Contents
  10. Foreword
  11. Introduction
    1. Who Should Read This Book
    2. What You Will Learn
    3. The Mastering Series
    4. Contacting the Authors
  12. Part 1: Fundamentals
    1. Chapter 1: Introduction: The Basics of BIM
      1. Leveraging the Model
      2. How BIM Affects Firm Culture
      3. Focusing Your Investment in BIM
      4. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 2: Principles of Revit
      1. Project Organization
      2. Interface Organization
      3. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 3: The Basics of the Revit Toolbox
      1. Selecting, Modifying, and Replacing Elements
      2. Editing Elements Interactively
      3. Exploring Other Editing Tools
      4. Modeling Site Context
      5. The Bottom Line
  13. Part 2: The Revit Workflow
    1. Chapter 4: Configuring Templates and Standards
      1. Introducing Project Templates
      2. Customizing Project Settings for Graphic Quality
      3. Efficient View Management
      4. Creating Custom Annotations
      5. Starting a Project with a Custom Template
      6. Strategies for Managing Templates
      7. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 5: Managing a Revit Project
      1. Understanding a BIM Workflow
      2. Staffing for BIM
      3. Working in a Large Team
      4. Quality Control and BIM
      5. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 6: Understanding Worksharing
      1. Understanding Worksharing Basics
      2. Using Worksharing in Your Project
      3. Managing Workflow with Worksets
      4. Understanding Element Ownership in Worksets
      5. The Bottom Line
    4. Chapter 7: Working with Consultants
      1. Preparing for Collaboration
      2. Coordination in Revit
      3. The Bottom Line
    5. Chapter 8: Interoperability: Working Multiplatform
      1. The BIM Curve
      2. Overview of Importing
      3. Importing 2D Data
      4. Importing 3D Data
      5. Overview of Exporting
      6. Exporting 2D CAD Data
      7. Exporting 3D Model Data
      8. The Bottom Line
  14. Part 3: Modeling and Massing for Design
    1. Chapter 9: Advanced Modeling and Massing
      1. Massing UI and Functionality
      2. Intuitive Massing
      3. Formula-Driven Massing
      4. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 10: Conceptual Design and Sustainability
      1. Sustainable Design Concepts
      2. Using Schedules
      3. Sunshading and Solar Paths
      4. Energy Modeling
      5. Daylighting
      6. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 11: Designing with Design Options and Groups
      1. Associating Phasing to Geometry, Views, and Project Settings
      2. Using Phasing to Apply the Element of Time
      3. Creating and Using Groups
      4. Making Design Options for Design Iteration
      5. The Bottom Line
    4. Chapter 12: Visualization
      1. The Role of Visualization
      2. Analytic Visualization
      3. Photorealistic Visualization
      4. Visualization Sequence and Workflow
      5. The Bottom Line
  15. Part 4: Extended Modeling Techniques
    1. Chapter 13: Walls and Curtain Walls
      1. Using Extended Modeling Techniques for Basic Walls
      2. Creating Stacked Walls
      3. Creating Simple Curtain Walls
      4. Creating Complex Curtain Walls
      5. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 14: Floors, Ceilings, and Roofs
      1. Understanding Floor Modeling Methods
      2. Modeling Floor Finishes
      3. Creating Ceilings
      4. Understanding Roof Modeling Methods
      5. Advanced Shape Editing for Floors and Roofs
      6. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 15: Family Editor
      1. Understanding the Family Editor
      2. Creating a Family Component
      3. Using Advanced Modeling Techniques
      4. Building a Shelf Using Formulas and Type Catalogs
      5. The Bottom Line
    4. Chapter 16: Stairs and Railings
      1. How to Approach Stairs and Railings
      2. Key Components of Stairs and Railings
      3. Creating Railings
      4. Stairs In and Out of the Box
      5. The Bottom Line
  16. Part 5: Documentation
    1. Chapter 17: Detailing Your Design
      1. Creating Details
      2. Adding Detail Components to Families
      3. Learning Efficient Detailing
      4. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 18: Documenting Your Design
      1. Documenting Plans
      2. Creating Schedules and Legends
      3. Using Details from Other Files
      4. Laying Out Sheets
      5. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 19: Annotating Your Design
      1. Annotating with Text and Keynotes
      2. Annotating with Tags
      3. Adding Dimensions
      4. Annotating with Project and Shared Parameters
      5. The Bottom Line
    4. Chapter 20: Presenting Your Design
      1. Adding Color Fill Legends
      2. Presenting with 3D Views
      3. Editing Viewport Types
      4. The Bottom Line
  17. Part 6: Construction and Beyond
    1. Chapter 21: Making Projects Parametric
      1. Generic Model Outline Families
      2. Sustainability Analysis
      3. Mass and Mass Floor Schedules for Area Analysis
      4. Curtain Systems on Mass Faces
      5. Occupancy, Egress, and Plumbing Calculations
      6. Documentation
      7. Finding Additional Resources
      8. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 22: Revit in Construction
      1. Adding Revisions to Your Project
      2. Using Digital Markups
      3. Revit for the Builder
      4. Modeling for Construction
      5. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 23: Revit in the Classroom
      1. Introduction to Singapore Polytechnic
      2. Final Design Project: School of Fashion Design
      3. Student Showcase
      4. The Bottom Line
    4. Chapter 24: Revit and Virtualization
      1. What Is Virtualization?
      2. Advantages of Virtualization
      3. End-User Advantages
      4. Creating Virtual Machines
      5. Physical to Virtual
      6. The Bottom Line
    5. Chapter 25: Getting Acquainted with the Revit API
      1. Introducing the Revit API
      2. Revit API Project Types
      3. External Utility Installation
      4. Selecting Your Development Environment
      5. The Sample Project
      6. Additional API Resources
      7. The Bottom Line
    6. Chapter 26: Revit for Film and Stage
      1. Revit in the Film Industry
      2. Using Revit in the Design-to-Production Process
      3. Previsualization in Revit
      4. Best Practices for Film and Stage
      5. Industry Examples
      6. The Bottom Line
  18. Appendices
    1. Appendix A: The Bottom Line
      1. Chapter 1 : Introduction: The Basics of BIM
      2. Chapter 2 : Principles of Revit
      3. Chapter 3 : The Basics of the Revit Toolbox
      4. Chapter 4 : Configuring Templates and Standards
      5. Chapter 5 : Managing a Revit Project
      6. Chapter 6 : Understanding Worksharing
      7. Chapter 7 : Working with Consultants
      8. Chapter 8 : Interoperability: Working Multiplatform
      9. Chapter 9 : Advanced Modeling and Massing
      10. Chapter 10 : Conceptual Design and Sustainability
      11. Chapter 11 : Designing with Design Options and Groups
      12. Chapter 12 : Visualization
      13. Chapter 13 : Walls and Curtain Walls
      14. Chapter 14 : Floors, Ceilings, and Roofs
      15. Chapter 15 : Family Editor
      16. Chapter 16 : Stairs and Railings
      17. Chapter 17 : Detailing Your Design
      18. Chapter 18 : Documenting Your Design
      19. Chapter 19 : Annotating Your Design
      20. Chapter 20 : Presenting Your Design
      21. Chapter 21 : Making Projects Parametric
      22. Chapter 22 : Revit in Construction
      23. Chapter 23 : Revit in the Classroom
      24. Chapter 24 : Revit and Virtualization
      25. Chapter 25 : Getting Acquainted with the Revit API
      26. Chapter 26 : Revit for Film and Stage
    2. Appendix B: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting
      1. Optimizing Performance
      2. Using Best Practices
      3. Fixing File Corruption
      4. Learning Tips and Shortcuts
      5. Additional Resources
    3. Appendix C: Revit Certification
  19. Index