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Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015: Autodesk Official Press

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The Ultimate Guide to Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015

Responding to reader and instructor feedback, the expert author team updated and refreshed the book's content to make it even more useful, complete, and approachable. Mastering Revit Architecture is organized by real-world workflows and features detailed explanations, interesting real-world examples, and practical tutorials to help readers understand Revit and BIM concepts so that they can quickly start accomplishing vital Revit tasks.

  • Part I discusses key BIM and Revit concepts before giving readers a hands-on look at the Revit interface.

  • Part II explores today's Revit workflows and introduces readers to templates, worksharing, and managing Revit projects.

  • Part III dives into modeling and massing and offers detailed information on the crucial Family Editor as well as visualization techniques for various industries.

  • Part IV covers documentation, including annotation and detailing, and explains how to work with complex walls, roofs and floors as well as curtain walls and advanced stair and railings.

  • The companion website features before-and-after tutorial files (metric and Imperial sets), additional advanced content, and an hour of video on crucial techniques. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced Revit user, this book offers the detailed instruction you need to get the most out of this powerful software product.

    Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. 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: Applying the Principles of the User Interface and Project Organization
        1. Understanding the User Interface
        2. Defining 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
      4. Chapter 4: Configuring Templates and Standards
        1. Introducing Project Templates
        2. Customizing Project Settings for Graphic Quality
        3. Increasing Efficient View Management
        4. Creating Custom Annotations
        5. Starting a Project with a Custom Template
        6. Strategies for Managing Templates
        7. The Bottom Line
    3. Part 2: Collaboration and Teamwork
      1. Chapter 5: Working in a Team
        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. Collaborating in the Cloud
        7. The Bottom Line
      2. Chapter 6: Working with Consultants
        1. Preparing for Collaboration
        2. Managing the Coordination Process
        3. Using Linked Models in Revit
        4. Using the Coordination Tools
        5. The Bottom Line
      3. Chapter 7: Interoperability: Working Multiplatform
        1. Examining Interoperability on a 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
    4. Part 3: Modeling and Massing for Design
      1. Chapter 8: Advanced Modeling and Massing
        1. The Massing User Interface and Functionality
        2. Using Freeform Building Massing
        3. Creating Formula-driven Massing
        4. The Bottom Line
      2. Chapter 9: Conceptual Design and Design Analysis
        1. Analysis for Sustainability
        2. Creating 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. Combining Phasing, Groups, and Design Options
        5. The Bottom Line
      4. Chapter 11: Visualization
        1. Explaining the Role of Visualization
        2. Understanding View Controls
        3. Understanding Analytic Visualization
        4. Understanding Photo-realistic Visualization
        5. The Bottom Line
    5. Part 4: Extended Modeling Techniques
      1. Chapter 12: Creating 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: Modeling 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. Using Advanced Shape Editing with Floors and Roofs
        8. The Bottom Line
      3. Chapter 14: Designing with the Family Editor
        1. Getting Started with a Family
        2. Creating the Framework for a Family Component
        3. Modeling Techniques in the Family Editor
        4. Troubleshooting Techniques
        5. The Bottom Line
      4. Chapter 15: Creating Stairs and Railings
        1. Designing Stairs and Railings
        2. Reviewing the Key Components of Stairs and Railings
        3. Creating Stairs
        4. Annotating Stairs
        5. Creating Railings
        6. Using the Railing Tool for Other Objects
        7. The Bottom Line
    6. Part 5: Documentation
      1. Chapter 16: Detailing Your Design
        1. Creating Details
        2. Detailing Tools
        3. Adding Detail Components to Families
        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
    7. Part 6: Construction and Beyond
      1. Chapter 19: Working in 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. Understanding Color Fill Legends
        2. Presenting with 3D Views
        3. Editing Viewport Types
        4. Creating “Exploded” Axonometric Views
        5. The Bottom Line
      3. Chapter 21: Working with Point Clouds
        1. Understanding LiDAR
        2. Planning for a LiDAR Survey
        3. Using the Scan in a Project
        4. The Bottom Line
    8. Appendices
      1. Appendix A: The Bottom Line
      2. Appendix B: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting
      3. Appendix C: Autodesk Revit Architecture Certification
    9. End User License Agreement