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Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016: Autodesk Official Press

Book Description

The Autodesk-endorsed guide to real-world Revit Architecture mastery

Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 provides focused discussions, detailed exercises, and compelling, real-world examples to help you get the most out of the Revit Architecture 2016 software. Information is organized to reflect the way you learn and implement Revit, featuring real-world workflows, in-depth explanations, and practical tutorials that help you understand Revit and BIM concepts so you can quickly start accomplishing vital tasks. The thorough coverage makes this book an ideal study guide for those preparing for Autodesk's certification exam. The companion website features before-and-after tutorials, additional advanced content, and video on crucial techniques to help you quickly master important tasks.

This comprehensive guide walks you through the software to help you begin designing quickly.

  • Understand basic BIM concepts and the Revit interface

  • Explore templates, work-sharing, and project management workflows

  • Learn modeling, massing, and visualization techniques for other industries

  • Work with complex structures, annotation, detailing, and much more

  • To master what is quickly becoming an essential industry tool, Mastering Revit Architecture 2016 is your ultimate practical companion.

    Table of Contents

    1. Foreword
    2. Introduction
      1. Who Should Read This Book
      2. What You Will Learn
      3. The Mastering Series
      4. What's New?
      5. What to Expect
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. Part 3 Modeling and Massing for Design
      1. Chapter 8 Advanced Modeling and Massing
        1. The Massing User Interface and Functionality
        2. Using Free-form 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 Photorealistic Visualization
        5. The Bottom Line
    6. 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. Developing 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
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. Appendices
      1. Appendix A The Bottom Line
        1. Chapter 1: Introduction: The Basics of BIM
        2. Chapter 2: Applying the Principles of the User Interface and Project Organization
        3. Chapter 3: The Basics of the Toolbox
        4. Chapter 4: Configuring Templates and Standards
        5. Chapter 5: Working in a Team
        6. Chapter 6: Working with Consultants
        7. Chapter 7: Interoperability: Working Multiplatform
        8. Chapter 8: Modeling and Massing for Design
        9. Chapter 9: Conceptual Design and Design Analysis
        10. Chapter 10: Working with Phasing, Groups, and Design Options
        11. Chapter 11: Visualization
        12. Chapter 12: Creating Walls and Curtain Walls
        13. Chapter 13: Modeling Floors, Ceilings, and Roofs
        14. Chapter 14: Designing with the Family Editor
        15. Chapter 15: Creating Stairs and Railings
        16. Chapter 16: Detailing Your Design
        17. Chapter 17: Documenting Your Design
        18. Chapter 18: Annotating Your Design
        19. Chapter 19: Working in the Construction Phase
        20. Chapter 20: Presenting Your Design
        21. Chapter 21: Working with Point Clouds
    10. Appendix B Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting
      1. Optimizing Performance
      2. Use Best Practices
      3. Quality Control
      4. Other Tips and Shortcuts
      5. Additional Resources
    11. Appendix C Autodesk Revit Architecture Certification
    12. Index
    13. EULA