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Mastering Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2013

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Learn BIM the Revit Way

Revit is Autodesk's industry-leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, and this Autodesk Official Training Guide thoroughly covers core Revit topics such as modeling, massing, sustainability, and more. It also brings you up to speed on advanced techniques such as using Revit in the cloud and how to go direct to fabrication.

Organized by real-world workflows, this book covers the interface, templates, worksharing, modeling and massing, visualization techniques for different industries, sustainability, roofs and floors, stairs and railings, documentation, and much more.

  • This Autodesk Official Training Guide teaches you how to use the leading BIM software and also serves as a study aid for Autodesk's Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams

  • Organized according to actual workflows, the book begins with an explanation of key BIM concepts, familiarizes you with the interface, and then moves into actual application

  • Covers modeling and massing, the Family Editor, visualization techniques for various industries, documentation, annotation and detailing, and how to work with complex walls, roofs, floors, stairs, and railings

  • Companion website features before-and-after tutorial files, so readers can jump in at any point

Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture helps you learn Revit in a context that makes real-world sense.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Publisher's Note
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Authors
  8. Foreword
  9. Introduction
    1. Who Should Read This Book
    2. What You Will Learn
    3. The Mastering Series
    4. Contacting the Authors
  10. 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: UI and Project Organization
      1. Understanding the User Interface
      2. Project Organization
      3. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 3: The Basics of the Toolbox
      1. Selecting, Modifying, and Replacing Elements
      2. Editing Elements Interactively
      3. Exploring Other Editing Tools
      4. Modeling Site Context
      5. The Bottom Line
  11. Part 2: Understanding the 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 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
      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
  12. 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: Working with Phasing, Groups, and Design Options
      1. Using Phasing to Apply the Element of Time
      2. Creating and Using Groups
      3. Making Design Options for Design Iteration
      4. The Bottom Line
    4. Chapter 12: Visualization
      1. The Role of Visualization
      2. Analytic Visualization
      3. Photorealistic Visualization
      4. Rendering Sequence and Workflow
      5. The Bottom Line
  13. 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. Using the Railing Tool for Other Objects
      5. Creating Stairs
      6. Annotating Stairs
      7. The Bottom Line
  14. 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
  15. Part 6: Construction and Beyond
    1. Chapter 21: The Construction Phase
      1. Adding Revisions to Your Project
      2. Using Digital Markups
      3. Modeling for Construction
      4. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 22: Using Laser Scans in Revit
      1. Understanding LiDAR
      2. Understanding Common Uses
      3. Planning for a LiDAR Survey
      4. Using the Scan in a Project
      5. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 23: Revit in the Classroom
      1. Virginia Tech
      2. BIM and the Design Process
      3. Student Showcase
      4. The Bottom Line
    4. Chapter 24: Essential Hardware
      1. iPad
      2. Wacom Tablet
      3. 3Dconnexion
      4. The Bottom Line
    5. Chapter 25: Getting Acquainted with the API
      1. Introducing the Revit API
      2. Revit API Project Types
      3. External Utility Installation
      4. Selecting Your Development Environment
      5. The Sample Add-In 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
    7. Chapter 27: BIM in the Cloud
      1. Understanding the Latest in BIM Cloud-Based Technology
      2. Collaboration with Owner, Design, and Construction Teams
      3. How the Autodesk Cloud Fits into Your BIM Cloud Collaboration Strategy
      4. Integrating a BIM Cloud into Your Overall IT Strategy
      5. The Bottom Line
  16. Appendices
    1. Appendix A: The Bottom Line
      1. Chapter 1: Introduction: The Basics of BIM
      2. Chapter 2: Principles: UI and Project Organization
      3. Chapter 3: The Basics of the ToolBox
      4. Chapter 4: Configuring Templates and Standards
      5. Chapter 5: Managing a 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: Working with Phasing, Groups, and Design Options
      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: The Construction Phase
      22. Chapter 22: Using Laser Scans in Revit
      23. Chapter 23: Revit in the Classroom
      24. Chapter 24: Essential Hardware
      25. Chapter 25: Getting Acquainted with the API
      26. Chapter 26: Revit for Film and Stage
      27. Chapter 27: BIM in the Cloud
    2. Appendix B: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting
      1. Optimizing Performance
      2. Using Best Practices
      3. Fixing File Corruption
      4. Applying Tips and Shortcuts
      5. Additional Resources
    3. Appendix C: Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 Certification
  17. Index
  18. Project Gallery
    1. University of Kansas
    2. LakeFlato
    3. el dorado Architects
    4. Project Sauron
    5. AECOM
    6. Open Studio
    7. HOK