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Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014

Book Description

Learn Revit Architecture with expert instruction from this Autodesk Official Press guide

The new edition of this bestselling Revit book is the most useful and approachable Mastering Revit Architecture yet. Thoroughly revised and updated, this comprehensive guide to Autodesk's industry-leading building information modeling (BIM) software features in-depth explanations, real-world examples, and practical tutorials help you grasp crucial tools, techniques, and concepts so you can quickly start doing real work in Revit. You will learn core BIM concepts and best practices for everything from putting together impressive building designs to producing solid documentation, creating visualizations that impress clients, and more. Hands-on exercises with downloadable before-and-after files provide plenty of opportunities to practice the real-world scenarios and hone all the crucial Revit skills.

  • Explains the user interface, general concepts, best practices, and new features of Revit 2014

  • Teaches modeling, massing, and visualization with Revit

  • Helps users develop extended modeling skills for walls, stairs, floors, and more

  • Features detailed documentation and presentation techniques

  • Provides detailed instruction, step-by-step tutorials, and numerous examples

  • Includes downloadable starting and ending files and additional advanced content

  • Offers information to help readers prepare for Autodesk's certification exams

This detailed reference and tutorial is the perfect resource for becoming an expert with Autodesk's powerful BIM software.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. About the Authors
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Foreword
  8. Introduction
  9. Part 1: Fundamentals
    1. Chapter 1: Introduction: The Basics of BIM
      1. What Is Revit?
      2. Understanding a BIM Workflow
      3. Leveraging BIM Processes
      4. Focusing Your Investment in BIM
      5. 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
  10. 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: Understanding Worksharing
      1. Understanding Worksharing Basics
      2. Enabling Worksharing on Your Project
      3. Organizing Worksets
      4. Managing Workflow with Worksets
      5. Understanding Element Ownership in Worksets
      6. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 6: Working with Consultants
      1. Preparing for Collaboration
      2. Managing the Coordination Process
      3. Linked Models
      4. Coordination Tools
      5. The Bottom Line
    4. Chapter 7: Interoperability: Working Multiplatform
      1. The BIM Curve
      2. Inserting CAD Data
      3. Using Inserted 2D Data
      4. Using Inserted 3D Data
      5. Exporting CAD Data
      6. Exporting 2D CAD Data
      7. Exporting 3D Model Data
      8. The Bottom Line
  11. Part 3: Modeling and Massing for Design
    1. Chapter 8: Advanced Modeling and Massing
      1. Massing UI and Functionality
      2. Intuitive Massing
      3. Formula-Driven Massing
      4. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 9: Conceptual Design and Design Analysis
      1. Sustainable Analysis
      2. Create a Conceptual Mass
      3. Energy Modeling
      4. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 10: Working with Phasing, Groups, and Design Options
      1. Using Phasing
      2. Creating and Using Groups
      3. Making Design Options for Design Iteration
      4. The Bottom Line
    4. Chapter 11: Visualization
      1. The Role of Visualization
      2. Analytic Visualization
      3. Photorealistic Visualization
      4. Rendering Sequence and Workflow
      5. The Bottom Line
  12. Part 4: Extended Modeling Techniques
    1. Chapter 12: 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 13: Floors, Ceilings, and Roofs
      1. Understanding Floor Types
      2. Sketching for Floors, Ceilings, and Roofs
      3. Modeling Slab Edges
      4. Modeling Floor Finishes
      5. Creating Ceilings
      6. Understanding Roof Modeling Methods
      7. Advanced Shape Editing for Floors and Roofs
      8. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 14: Family Editor
      1. Getting Started with a Family
      2. Creating the Framework for a Family Component
      3. Family Modeling Techniques
      4. Extended Family Management Techniques
      5. The Bottom Line
    4. Chapter 15: 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
  13. Part 5: Documentation
    1. Chapter 16: Detailing Your Design
      1. Creating Details
      2. Adding Detail Components to Families
      3. Learning Efficient Detailing
      4. Reusing Details from Other Files
      5. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 17: Documenting Your Design
      1. Documenting Plans
      2. Creating Schedules and Legends
      3. Laying Out Sheets
      4. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 18: 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
  14. Part 6: Construction and Beyond
    1. Chapter 19: The Construction Phase
      1. Using Revisions in Your Project
      2. Using Digital Markups
      3. Modeling for Construction
      4. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 20: Presenting Your Design
      1. Understand Color Fill Legends
      2. Presenting with 3D Views
      3. Editing Viewport Types
      4. Creating “Exploded” Axons
      5. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 21: Point Clouds
      1. Understanding LiDAR
      2. Planning for a LiDAR Survey
      3. Using the Scan in a Project
      4. The Bottom Line
  15. Appendices
    1. Appendix A: The Bottom Line
    2. Appendix B: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting
    3. Appendix C: Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 Certification