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Mastering Revit® Structure 2010

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Mastering Revit Structure 2010 covers both the basics and the advanced features and functions. Written by a team of authors who are deeply involved with the Revit community, Mastering Revit Structure 2010 explains the tools and functionality in the context of professional, real-world tasks and workflows. With hands-on tutorials to demonstrate the concepts, Mastering Revit Structure 2010 is perfect for anyone who needs to learn Revit Structure 2010 quickly and thoroughly. Additionally, there is a companion Web site offers before-and-after tutorial files for downloading.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Dear Reader,
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. About the Authors
    1. Thomas S. Weir
    2. Jamie D. Richardson
    3. David J. Harrington
  5. Foreword
  6. Introduction
      1. What You Will Learn
      2. What You Need
    1. The Mastering Series
    2. Who Should Buy This Book
    3. What's Inside
      1. Part 1: Basics of the Modeling Environment
        1. Chapter 1: Inside Revit Structure
        2. Chapter 2: Setting the Project Environment
        3. Chapter 3: Starting to Model Your Project
      2. Part 2: Developing Your Structural Model
        1. Chapter 4: Structural Columns
        2. Chapter 5: Floor Slabs and Roof Decks
        3. Chapter 6: Walls
        4. Chapter 7: Structural Framing
        5. Chapter 8: Forming the Foundations
      3. Part 3: Documenting Your Structural Model
        1. Chapter 9: Model Documentation
        2. Chapter 10: Modeling Rebar
        3. Chapter 11: Schedules and Quantities
        4. Chapter 12: Working with Sheets
      4. Part 4: Sharing Your Structural Model
        1. Chapter 13: Worksharing
        2. Chapter 14: Visualization
        3. Chapter 15: Revit Structure Analysis
      5. Part 5: Advanced Topics
        1. Chapter 16: Project Phases and Design Options
        2. Chapter 17: Standards: Increasing Revit Productivity
        3. Chapter 18: Family Creation: Beyond the Provided Libraries
        4. Chapter 19: Advanced Structural Families
      6. Appendices
        1. Appendix A: The Bottom Line
        2. Appendix B: The Gallery Up Close
    4. How to Contact the Authors
  7. 1. Basics of the Modeling Environment
    1. 1. Inside Revit Structure
      1. 1.1. Using the Graphical User Interface
        1. 1.1.1. The Ribbon
        2. 1.1.2. Options Bar
        3. 1.1.3. Application Menu
        4. 1.1.4. Quick Access Toolbar, InfoCenter, and Help
        5. 1.1.5. Project Browser
        6. 1.1.6. Drawing Area
        7. 1.1.7. View Control Bar
        8. 1.1.8. Status Bar
        9. 1.1.9. Keyboard Shortcuts
        10. 1.1.10. Shortcut Menu
        11. 1.1.11. Navigation Bar
      2. 1.2. Element Types and Their Organization
        1. 1.2.1. Model Elements
        2. 1.2.2. Datum Elements
        3. 1.2.3. View-Specific Elements
      3. 1.3. How Elements Are Organized
        1. 1.3.1. Categories
        2. 1.3.2. Families
        3. 1.3.3. Types
        4. 1.3.4. Instances
        5. 1.3.5. Element Properties
      4. 1.4. Project Views and Display
        1. 1.4.1. Plans
        2. 1.4.2. View Range
        3. 1.4.3. Callouts
        4. 1.4.4. Sections
        5. 1.4.5. Elevations
        6. 1.4.6. Drafting
        7. 1.4.7. Legends
        8. 1.4.8. Schedules
        9. 1.4.9. 3D
        10. 1.4.10. Sheets
        11. 1.4.11. Plan Regions
        12. 1.4.12. Visibility/Graphic Overrides Dialog Box
      5. 1.5. Graphic Standard Styles and Patterns
        1. 1.5.1. Object Styles
        2. 1.5.2. Material Styles
        3. 1.5.3. Line Styles
        4. 1.5.4. Line Weights
        5. 1.5.5. Line Patterns
        6. 1.5.6. Fill Patterns
        7. 1.5.7. Hafltone/Underlay
      6. 1.6. The Bottom Line
    2. 2. Setting the Project Environment
      1. 2.1. Working with Project Templates
        1. 2.1.1. The Ingredients of a Good Template
        2. 2.1.2. Using the None Template Option
        3. 2.1.3. Creating a New Custom Project Template
        4. 2.1.4. Starting a Project from a Template
      2. 2.2. Project Information
        1. 2.2.1. Adding Project Information to a Title Block
      3. 2.3. Project Location
        1. 2.3.1. Project Position and Orientation
          1. 2.3.1.1. MIRROR PROJECT
          2. 2.3.1.2. Rotate Project North
      4. 2.4. Project Units
        1. 2.4.1. Common Units
        2. 2.4.2. Structural Units
      5. 2.5. Structural Settings
        1. 2.5.1. Symbolic Representation Settings
          1. 2.5.1.1. SYMBOLIC CUTBACK DISTANCE
          2. 2.5.1.2. BRACE SYMBOLS
          3. 2.5.1.3. Moment Symbols
          4. 2.5.1.4. Column Symbols
        2. 2.5.2. Analytical Settings
      6. 2.6. Rebar Settings
        1. 2.6.1. Adjusting the Cover Distance
        2. 2.6.2. Abbreviation for Tagging
      7. 2.7. Options
      8. 2.8. Project Browser Organization
        1. 2.8.1. View Naming Conventions
        2. 2.8.2. Common Methods of Organization
      9. 2.9. Transferring Project Standards
      10. 2.10. The Bottom Line
    3. 3. Starting to Model Your Project
      1. 3.1. Importing and Linking
        1. 3.1.1. Data Formats
        2. 3.1.2. Importing or Linking CAD into Your Project
          1. 3.1.2.1. Importing CAD Data for Producing Details
          2. 3.1.2.2. Controlling the CAD Data's Appearance Using Visibility/Graphic Settings
      2. 3.2. Linking a Revit File
        1. 3.2.1. Managing the Appearance of the Linked Revit File
        2. 3.2.2. Managing the Revit Links
      3. 3.3. Using Copy/Monitor
        1. 3.3.1. Setting the Options
        2. 3.3.2. Performing the Copy/Monitor
        3. 3.3.3. Monitoring Elements in a Link
      4. 3.4. Coordination Alert
      5. 3.5. Interference Check
      6. 3.6. Setting Your Levels
        1. 3.6.1. The Element Properties of a Level
          1. 3.6.1.1. Level Head Symbols
        2. 3.6.2. Placing Levels into Your Project
        3. 3.6.3. Creating Floor Plans from Levels
        4. 3.6.4. Modifying Levels
      7. 3.7. Placing Your Grids
        1. 3.7.1. The Element Properties of a Grid
          1. 3.7.1.1. Grid Head Symbols
        2. 3.7.2. Placing Grids into Your Project
          1. 3.7.2.1. Placing Linear Grids
          2. 3.7.2.2. Placing Radial Grids
        3. 3.7.3. Modifying Grids
      8. 3.8. Working with the Extents of Datum Elements
        1. 3.8.1. Propagating Extents
        2. 3.8.2. Maximizing 3D Extents
      9. 3.9. The Bottom Line
  8. 2. Developing Your Structural Model
    1. 4. Structural Columns
      1. 4.1. Getting to Know the Column Families
        1. 4.1.1. Architectural Columns
        2. 4.1.2. Structural Columns
          1. 4.1.2.1. Structural Material Type
          2. 4.1.2.2. Symbolic Representation
          3. 4.1.2.3. Beam Cutback in Plan
          4. 4.1.2.4. Display in Hidden Views
        3. 4.1.3. Family Loading and Duplication
      2. 4.2. Adding Structural Columns to Your Project
        1. 4.2.1. Placing Structural Columns
          1. 4.2.1.1. Using the Single Pick Option
          2. 4.2.1.2. Using the On Grids Option
          3. 4.2.1.3. Using the At Columns Option
        2. 4.2.2. Copying Columns to Other Levels
        3. 4.2.3. Top and Bottom Attachment
          1. 4.2.3.1. Attachment Style and Justification
      3. 4.3. Adding Slanted Columns to Your Project
        1. 4.3.1. Placing Slanted Columns in a Section or Elevation View
        2. 4.3.2. Placing Slanted Columns in a 3D View
        3. 4.3.3. Properties of a Slanted Column
      4. 4.4. Using a Graphical Column Schedule
        1. 4.4.1. Setting the Appearance
          1. 4.4.1.1. Column Locations per Segment
          2. 4.4.1.2. Group Similar Locations
          3. 4.4.1.3. Grid Appearance
          4. 4.4.1.4. Text Appearance
          5. 4.4.1.5. Hidden Levels
          6. 4.4.1.6. Top and Bottom Levels
          7. 4.4.1.7. Column Locations Start and End
        2. 4.4.2. Annotating a GCS
          1. 4.4.2.1. Tagging
          2. 4.4.2.2. Spot Elevations
          3. 4.4.2.3. Splice and Base Plate Symbols
        3. 4.4.3. Displaying Structural Columns
          1. 4.4.3.1. Structural Columns That Are Offset from the Grid
            1. 4.4.3.1.1. Automatic Scheduling of Off-Grid Columns
            2. 4.4.3.1.2. Modifying the Family
            3. 4.4.3.1.3. Using a Grid as a Centerline
          2. 4.4.3.2. Using a Column's Structural Material Type
          3. 4.4.3.3. Applying Phases
          4. 4.4.3.4. Applying Filters
      5. 4.5. The Bottom Line
    2. 5. Floor Slabs and Roof Decks
      1. 5.1. Creating Slabs and Decks for Your Project
        1. 5.1.1. Slab and Deck Properties
        2. 5.1.2. Adding a Foundation Slab to Your Project
          1. 5.1.2.1. Creating a New Slab Type
          2. 5.1.2.2. Editing the Slab Element
        3. 5.1.3. Getting to Know Slab Edges
          1. 5.1.3.1. The Power of Parametrics
          2. 5.1.3.2. Making a New Slab Edge Type
      2. 5.2. Creating Floor Decks
        1. 5.2.1. Making a New Composite Deck Type
        2. 5.2.2. Adding a Cantilever to a Floor Deck
      3. 5.3. Creating and Placing Roof Elements
        1. 5.3.1. Roof Deck Properties
          1. 5.3.1.1. Using the Roof by Footprint Option
          2. 5.3.1.2. Sketching Roof Geometry for Your Project
          3. 5.3.1.3. Creating a Basic Roof with Hips and Dormers
          4. 5.3.1.4. Creating a Roof with a Cutoff Portion
          5. 5.3.1.5. Roof by Extrusion Method
          6. 5.3.1.6. Creating Warped Roof Decks
        2. 5.3.2. Adding and Editing Roof Subelements
          1. 5.3.2.1. Using Solid Blends and Sweeps for Deck Creation
          2. 5.3.2.2. Creating a Roof Diaphragm Using a Solid Blend
          3. 5.3.2.3. Attaching Walls and Columns to Floors and Roofs
          4. 5.3.2.4. Openings and Depressions
          5. 5.3.2.5. Create a Shaft Opening
          6. 5.3.2.6. Creating Slab Depressions in Your Slab or Deck
      4. 5.4. The Bottom Line
    3. 6. Walls
      1. 6.1. Placing a Wall in Your Model
        1. 6.1.1. Using the Draw Method
        2. 6.1.2. Using the Pick Lines Button
        3. 6.1.3. Assigning Wall Constraints
        4. 6.1.4. Implementing the Location Line
          1. 6.1.4.1. Wall Centerline Location Line
          2. 6.1.4.2. Core Centerline Location Line
          3. 6.1.4.3. Finish Face: Exterior Location Line
          4. 6.1.4.4. Finish Face: Interior Location Line
          5. 6.1.4.5. Core Face: Exterior Location Line
          6. 6.1.4.6. Core Face: Interior Location Line
        5. 6.1.5. Using Sketch Tools
        6. 6.1.6. Accessing Element Properties
          1. 6.1.6.1. Adjusting Instance Parameters
          2. 6.1.6.2. Changing Type Parameters
      2. 6.2. Creating a New Compound Wall
        1. 6.2.1. Modifying the Wall
          1. 6.2.1.1. Editing a Wall Profile
          2. 6.2.1.2. Placing a Wall Opening
        2. 6.2.2. Creating a New Stacked Wall
        3. 6.2.3. Attaching a Wall to a Roof
      3. 6.3. The Bottom Line
    4. 7. Structural Framing
      1. 7.1. Structural Framing Families and Properties
        1. 7.1.1. Working with Standard Framing Libraries
        2. 7.1.2. Creating Custom Framing Libraries
        3. 7.1.3. Floor and Roof Deck Constraints
      2. 7.2. Adding Floor Framing
        1. 7.2.1. The Beam Command and Options Settings
        2. 7.2.2. Beam Element Properties
        3. 7.2.3. Adding Floor Framing to Your Virtual Model
        4. 7.2.4. In-filling Bays with the Beam System Tool
        5. 7.2.5. Using Curved Beams
        6. 7.2.6. Other Important Types of Floor Framing
      3. 7.3. Adding Roof Framing
        1. 7.3.1. Attaching Structural Framing to a Flat Sloping Plane
        2. 7.3.2. Warped Roof Framing
          1. 7.3.2.1. 3D Snapping of Beam Elements
          2. 7.3.2.2. Shaping the Ends of the Sloping Members
      4. 7.4. Adding Steel Braced and Moment Frames
        1. 7.4.1. Moment Frames and Cantilevered Beams
        2. 7.4.2. Creating Framing Elevations
        3. 7.4.3. Braced Frames
      5. 7.5. The Bottom Line
    5. 8. Forming the Foundations
      1. 8.1. Getting to Know the Foundation Tools
      2. 8.2. Working with an Isolated Foundation
        1. 8.2.1. Working with the Isolated Foundation's Component Family
        2. 8.2.2. Adding Isolated Foundations to Your Project
          1. 8.2.2.1. Employing the Options for Placement
          2. 8.2.2.2. Using the Single Pick Option
          3. 8.2.2.3. Using the On Grids Option
          4. 8.2.2.4. Using the At Columns Option
      3. 8.3. Working with a Wall Foundation
        1. 8.3.1. Determining the Proper Structural Usage
          1. 8.3.1.1. Placing a Bearing Footing
          2. 8.3.1.2. Placing a Retaining Footing
        2. 8.3.2. Adjusting the End Extension of a Wall Foundation
        3. 8.3.3. Using the Do Not Break At Inserts Type Parameter
        4. 8.3.4. Creating a Stepped Footing
        5. 8.3.5. Adding Wall Foundations to Your Project
      4. 8.4. Working with the Foundation Slab
      5. 8.5. The Bottom Line
  9. 3. Documenting Your Structural Model
    1. 9. Model Documentation
      1. 9.1. Drafting Tools
      2. 9.2. Datum Elements
        1. 9.2.1. Dimensions
          1. 9.2.1.1. CONSTRAINTS: LOCKS AND ANCHORS
          2. 9.2.1.2. TEMPORARY, PERMANENT, AND LISTENING DIMENSIONS
          3. 9.2.1.3. Dimension Placement
          4. 9.2.1.4. Dimension Text
        2. 9.2.2. Spot Dimensions and Coordinates
        3. 9.2.3. Grids
          1. 9.2.3.1. Basic Control Features
          2. 9.2.3.2. Scope Boxes
        4. 9.2.4. Reference Planes
      3. 9.3. Annotation Elements
        1. 9.3.1. Tags
          1. 9.3.1.1. Tag All Not Tagged
          2. 9.3.1.2. Beam System Tag
          3. 9.3.1.3. Span Direction Tag
          4. 9.3.1.4. Path and Area Reinforcement Tags
        2. 9.3.2. Beam Annotations
        3. 9.3.3. Text
        4. 9.3.4. General Notes
        5. 9.3.5. Keynotes
        6. 9.3.6. Component Symbols
          1. 9.3.6.1. Weld Symbols
      4. 9.4. Detail Elements
        1. 9.4.1. Detail Lines
        2. 9.4.2. Filled Regions
        3. 9.4.3. Repeating Details
        4. 9.4.4. Masking Regions
        5. 9.4.5. Detail Components and Groups
          1. 9.4.5.1. Embedding Detail Components in Modeling Families
      5. 9.5. Typical Details Sheets: Creating and Managing
        1. 9.5.1. Save to Library
        2. 9.5.2. Insert from File
      6. 9.6. The Bottom Line
    2. 10. Modeling Rebar
      1. 10.1. Placing 3D Reinforcement
        1. 10.1.1. Configuring Object Styles
        2. 10.1.2. Applying Cover Settings
        3. 10.1.3. Adding Rebar Parallel to a Work Plane
          1. 10.1.3.1. Controlling Rebar Visibility States
        4. 10.1.4. Adding Rebar Perpendicular to the Work Plane
      2. 10.2. Modeling Rebar with the Rebar Shape Browser
        1. 10.2.1. Sketching Rebar
        2. 10.2.2. Reinforcing an Area
          1. 10.2.2.1. Placing Area Reinforcement in Walls
        3. 10.2.3. Applying Path Reinforcement
      3. 10.3. The Bottom Line
    3. 11. Schedules and Quantities
      1. 11.1. The Scheduling Basics
        1. 11.1.1. Setting Up the Fields
        2. 11.1.2. Applying a Filter
        3. 11.1.3. Activating Sorting and Grouping
        4. 11.1.4. Improving the Formatting
        5. 11.1.5. Defining the Appearance
      2. 11.2. What Are Calculated Values?
        1. 11.2.1. Adding a Calculated Value
        2. 11.2.2. Using Schedule Keys
      3. 11.3. Material Takeoff Schedules
        1. 11.3.1. Editing Your Schedules
        2. 11.3.2. Exporting Your Schedules
      4. 11.4. Employing Keynote Legends
        1. 11.4.1. Creating the Keynote Legend
        2. 11.4.2. The Keynote Table File
        3. 11.4.3. Adding a Keynote Tag
      5. 11.5. The Bottom Line
    4. 12. Working with Sheets
      1. 12.1. Getting to Know Your Sheets
        1. 12.1.1. Creating a Title Block
          1. 12.1.1.1. Adding Line Work to Your Title Block
          2. 12.1.1.2. Making Your Annotation Intelligent
          3. 12.1.1.3. Finishing It Off with an Image or Logo
          4. 12.1.1.4. Incorporating a Revision Schedule
            1. 12.1.1.4.1. Building Your Schedules Top Down or Bottom Up
            2. 12.1.1.4.2. Building Your Schedules with Height Adjustment
      2. 12.2. Adding Information to Your Sheets
        1. 12.2.1. Placing and Working with Views on Sheets
          1. 12.2.1.1. Plans, Elevations, Detail, Drafting, and 3D Views
          2. 12.2.1.2. Legends
          3. 12.2.1.3. Schedules
          4. 12.2.1.4. Graphical Column Schedules
        2. 12.2.2. Working with View Titles
        3. 12.2.3. Strategies for Creating Key Plans
          1. 12.2.3.1. Reduced Structural Plans
          2. 12.2.3.2. Legends
          3. 12.2.3.3. Annotation Symbols
          4. 12.2.3.4. Image or Screen Captures
      3. 12.3. Creating a Sheet Index
      4. 12.4. Keeping Track of Revisions
        1. 12.4.1. Placing a Revision Cloud
        2. 12.4.2. Tagging a Revision Cloud
        3. 12.4.3. Setting the Display of Revision Clouds and Tags
        4. 12.4.4. Understanding the Sheet Issues/Revisions Dialog Box
      5. 12.5. The Bottom Line
  10. 4. Sharing Your Structural Model
    1. 13. Worksharing
      1. 13.1. Understanding the Worksharing Concept
        1. 13.1.1. Knowing the Workflow
        2. 13.1.2. Speaking the Language
        3. 13.1.3. When to Use Worksharing
          1. 13.1.3.1. Looking at Project and/or Team Size
          2. 13.1.3.2. Not Just for Multiple Users
      2. 13.2. Enabling Worksharing
        1. 13.2.1. User-Created Worksets
          1. 13.2.1.1. Shared Levels and Grids
          2. 13.2.1.2. Workset1
        2. 13.2.2. Explaining the Other Worksets
          1. 13.2.2.1. Views
          2. 13.2.2.2. Families
          3. 13.2.2.3. Project Standards
        3. 13.2.3. Creating the Central File
        4. 13.2.4. Creating Local Files—Getting the Team Involved
      3. 13.3. Staying in Sync
        1. 13.3.1. Synchronizing with Central
        2. 13.3.2. Reloading Latest
      4. 13.4. Working with Worksets
        1. 13.4.1. Moving Elements between Worksets
        2. 13.4.2. Taking Ownership
          1. 13.4.2.1. Borrowing Elements
          2. 13.4.2.2. Borrowing Worksets
          3. 13.4.2.3. Editing Requests
          4. 13.4.2.4. Reviewing Requests
          5. 13.4.2.5. Working at Risk
        3. 13.4.3. Improving Performance
          1. 13.4.3.1. Using Visibility Control
          2. 13.4.3.2. Selective Opening of Worksets
      5. 13.5. Using the Worksharing Monitor
        1. 13.5.1. Observing the Graphical User Interface
      6. 13.6. Maintaining Your Project
        1. 13.6.1. Accessing Backup Files
        2. 13.6.2. Detaching from Central
        3. 13.6.3. Upgrading the Central File
        4. 13.6.4. Auditing Your Project File
      7. 13.7. The Bottom Line
    2. 14. Visualization
      1. 14.1. How Much Do You Need?
        1. 14.1.1. Modeling beyond the Paper Documents
        2. 14.1.2. Avoiding Model Creep
      2. 14.2. Defining the Right Materials
        1. 14.2.1. Using Synthetic Materials
        2. 14.2.2. Creating Real-World Materials
      3. 14.3. Starting a Rendering
        1. 14.3.1. Adjusting the Quality
        2. 14.3.2. Changing the Output Settings
        3. 14.3.3. Applying Proper Model Lighting
        4. 14.3.4. Using a Render Background
        5. 14.3.5. Dealing with Images
          1. 14.3.5.1. Adjusting Exposure
          2. 14.3.5.2. Saving to Project
          3. 14.3.5.3. Export Your Rendering
        6. 14.3.6. Controlling a Rendered Display
        7. 14.3.7. Developing Sun Studies
        8. 14.3.8. Generating a Model Walkthrough
      4. 14.4. Exporting for Outside Rendering
        1. 14.4.1. Exporting to AutoCAD DWG
        2. 14.4.2. Exporting to 3ds Max FBX Format
        3. 14.4.3. Leveraging Outside Rendering
      5. 14.5. The Bottom Line
    3. 15. Revit Structural Analysis
      1. 15.1. Configuring Structural Settings
        1. 15.1.1. Configuring Symbolic Representation
        2. 15.1.2. Creating Load Cases
        3. 15.1.3. Adding Load Natures
        4. 15.1.4. Combining Load Cases
        5. 15.1.5. Combining Load Cases with Edit Selected Formula
        6. 15.1.6. Determining Load Combination Usage
        7. 15.1.7. Understanding Load Combination Types
        8. 15.1.8. Understanding Load Combination States
      2. 15.2. Monitoring Your Model as You Work
        1. 15.2.1. Setting Automatic Checks
        2. 15.2.2. Understanding the Analytical Model
          1. 15.2.2.1. Structural Framing
          2. 15.2.2.2. Columns
          3. 15.2.2.3. Walls and Footings
          4. 15.2.2.4. Floors
        3. 15.2.3. Creating an Analytical View
        4. 15.2.4. Configuring Tolerances
          1. 15.2.4.1. Checks
          2. 15.2.4.2. Boundary Conditions
      3. 15.3. Placing Loads
        1. 15.3.1. Adding a Line Load with Host
        2. 15.3.2. Adding an Area Load (By Sketch)
      4. 15.4. Exporting for Structural Analysis
        1. 15.4.1. Transferring Data
      5. 15.5. The Bottom Line
  11. 5. Advanced Topics
    1. 16. Project Phases and Design Options
      1. 16.1. Working with Project Phases
        1. 16.1.1. Understanding the Properties of Phases
          1. 16.1.1.1. Creating Project Phases
          2. 16.1.1.2. Employing Phase Filters
          3. 16.1.1.3. Modifying Graphic Elements
        2. 16.1.2. Assigning Elements to Phases
          1. 16.1.2.1. Demolishing an Element
          2. 16.1.2.2. Creating Temporary Elements
        3. 16.1.3. Linking Revit Structure Models and Phasing
        4. 16.1.4. Displaying Phases in Views
      2. 16.2. Working with Design Options
        1. 16.2.1. How Design Options Work
        2. 16.2.2. Creating Design Option Sets
        3. 16.2.3. Adding and Editing Design Option Elements
        4. 16.2.4. Displaying Design Options in Your Views
        5. 16.2.5. Design Option Considerations
      3. 16.3. The Bottom Line
    2. 17. Standards: Increasing Revit Productivity
      1. 17.1. Get to Work?
        1. 17.1.1. Knowing Your Limitations
        2. 17.1.2. Planning Your Standards
          1. 17.1.2.1. Defining Line Weights
          2. 17.1.2.2. Defining Line Patterns
          3. 17.1.2.3. Controlling Object Line Patterns
        3. 17.1.3. Developing Annotation Standards
        4. 17.1.4. Applying Line Styles
        5. 17.1.5. Employing Patterns and Filled Regions to Indicate Material
      2. 17.2. Customizing Revit Structure to Save Time and Effort
        1. 17.2.1. Editing the Revit.INI File
          1. 17.2.1.1. Enlarging the Font in Temporary Dimension Values
          2. 17.2.1.2. Resetting Your Recent List
          3. 17.2.1.3. Avoiding Press and Drag Mistakes
        2. 17.2.2. Customizing Library Paths
          1. 17.2.2.1. Maintaining Your Library
            1. 17.2.2.1.1. Creating Your Directories
            2. 17.2.2.1.2. Creating Shortcuts
        3. 17.2.3. Defining Shortcut Keys
      3. 17.3. Modifying Your Model
        1. 17.3.1. Fixing Object Styles
        2. 17.3.2. Adjusting the Visibility and Graphics
        3. 17.3.3. Modeling with Color
      4. 17.4. The Bottom Line
    3. 18. Family Creation: Beyond the Provided Libraries
      1. 18.1. Creating Families
        1. 18.1.1. Creating a Family File
          1. 18.1.1.1. Reference Planes in Families
          2. 18.1.1.2. Parameters and Labels
            1. 18.1.1.2.1. Shared Parameters
            2. 18.1.1.2.2. Family Parameters
            3. 18.1.1.2.3. Parameter Data
            4. 18.1.1.2.4. Adding Extrusion Geometry
          3. 18.1.1.3. Naming the Family and Specifying Family Types
      2. 18.2. In-Place Families
      3. 18.3. Grouping
        1. 18.3.1. Creating a Group
        2. 18.3.2. Editing a Group
        3. 18.3.3. Ungrouping Elements
        4. 18.3.4. Linking Models
        5. 18.3.5. Inserting Annotations
        6. 18.3.6. Editing Groups Independently
      4. 18.4. The Bottom Line
    4. 19. Advanced Structural Families
      1. 19.1. Creating Tapered Steel Girders
        1. 19.1.1. Defining the Basic Constraints
          1. 19.1.1.1. Adding Dimensions and Labels to the Constraints
          2. 19.1.1.2. Creating the Tapered Girder Geometry
      2. 19.2. Creating Bent Steel Beams
      3. 19.3. Adding a Wood Nailer on a Steel Beam
      4. 19.4. Modeling Wood Shear Walls
        1. 19.4.1. Using Detail Components in Wall Families
      5. 19.5. Developing Elevator Pits
      6. 19.6. Creating and Adding Steel and Wood Trusses
        1. 19.6.1. Working with the Truss Template to Create a Wood Truss
      7. 19.7. The Bottom Line
  12. 6. Appendices
    1. A. The Bottom Line
      1. A.1. Chapter 1: Inside Revit Structure
      2. A.2. Chapter 2: Setting the Project Environment
      3. A.3. Chapter 3: Starting To Model Your Project
      4. A.4. Chapter 4: Structural Columns
      5. A.5. Chapter 5: Floor Slabs and Roof Decks
      6. A.6. Chapter 6: Walls
      7. A.7. Chapter 7: Structural Framing
      8. A.8. Chapter 8: Forming the Foundations
      9. A.9. Chapter 9: Model Documentation
      10. A.10. Chapter 10: Modeling Rebar
      11. A.11. Chapter 11: Schedules and Quantities
      12. A.12. Chapter 12: Working with Sheets
      13. A.13. Chapter 13: Worksharing
      14. A.14. Chapter 14: Visualization
      15. A.15. Chapter 15: Revit Structural Analysis
      16. A.16. Chapter 16: Project Phases and Design Options
      17. A.17. Chapter 17: Standards: Increasing Revit Productivity
      18. A.18. Chapter 18: Family Creation: Beyond the Provided Libraries
      19. A.19. Chapter 19: Advanced Structural Families
    2. B. The Gallery Up Close
      1. B.1. Mid-Rise with Multiple Structure Types
        1. B.1.1. Modeling Techniques
          1. B.1.1.1. Pile Foundations
          2. B.1.1.2. Columns
          3. B.1.1.3. Slabs
          4. B.1.1.4. Screen Wall Framing
          5. B.1.1.5. Sloped Canopy
      2. B.2. Concrete Pan and Joist Structures
        1. B.2.1. What's in the Family
        2. B.2.2. Workaround Solutions
      3. B.3. Projects with Miscellaneous Framing
        1. B.3.1. Loose Lintel Opening Family
        2. B.3.2. Brick Support Frame Families
      4. B.4. A Campus Design
      5. B.5. A Hollywood Studio Project at NBC Universal
      6. B.6. The Historic Rose Bowl Locker Room and Media Center Project
      7. B.7. A Church Project
      8. B.8. A Student Housing Project
        1. B.8.1. Shear Walls
        2. B.8.2. Floor Framing
        3. B.8.3. Roof Trusses
      9. B.9. Final Thoughts