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Mastering Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture

Book Description

The ultimate guide to Revit Architecture just got even better

Mastering Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture is the bestselling guide for Revit Architecture users of all levels, with focused discussions, detailed exercises, and compelling real-world examples. This new edition has been completely revamped based on reader and Revit Architecture instructor feedback to be more useful, more complete, and more approachable than ever. Organized by real-world workflow, practical tutorials guide you through each phase of a project to help you understand BIM concepts and quickly start accomplishing vital Revit Architecture tasks. From templates, work-sharing, and project management, to modeling, documentation, annotation, and complex structures, this book provides full coverage of essential Revit Architecture tools and processes. The companion website features before-and-after tutorials, additional advanced content, and an hour of video instruction to help you quickly master crucial techniques.

  • Learn up-to-date Revit Architecture workflows and processes
  • Master modeling, massing, and other visualization techniques
  • Work with complex structural elements and advanced detailing
  • Prepare for Autodesk certification exams

Building information modeling pairs the visual design representation with a parametric database that stores all geometry, spatial relationships, materials, and other data generated by the design process. Design changes instantly update all documentation, and it's this efficiency that makes BIM the new permanent paradigm. Whether you're studying for a certification exam or navigating the switch from CAD, Mastering Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture is your number-one guide to getting up and running quickly.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Who Should Read This Book
    2. What You Will Learn
    3. The Mastering Series
    4. What’s New?
    5. What to Expect
  2. Part 1 Fundamentals
    1. Chapter 1 Introduction: The Principles of BIM
      1. The Fundamentals of a BIM Approach
      2. The Management People Inside a BIM Project Team
      3. Establishing a BIM Execution Plan
      4. The Optimization of BIM Processes
      5. Identifying and Planning BIM Uses
      6. The Integration of Tools Inside a BIM Workflow
      7. What Is Revit?
      8. 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 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
  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. 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
  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 Computational Design with Dynamo
      1. Getting Started with Dynamo
      2. Understanding the Dynamo UI
      3. Connecting Nodes Makes Data Flow
      4. Using Visual Programming
      5. Additional Dynamo Tools
      6. The Bottom Line
  8. Part 7 Appendixes
    1. Appendix A The Bottom Line
      1. Chapter 1: Introduction: The Principles 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: Advanced Modeling and Massing
      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: Computational Design with Dynamo
    2. Appendix B Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting
      1. Optimizing Performance
      2. Use Best Practices
      3. Quality Control
      4. Other Tips and Shortcuts
      5. Additional Resources
  9. Appendix C Autodesk Revit Architecture Certification
  10. EULA