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Revit® Architecture 2015: A Hands-On Guide

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Revit® Architecture 2015: A Comprehensive Guide, offers students a hands-on series of tutorials, arranged hierarchically, to acquaint them with the features and methodology of the Revit 2015 program. Once a student has successfully completed the basic exercises, he/she can then move on to the final project, which puts all the exercises together and illustrates the development of a real-world project from start to finish. Written by a practicing architect and educator, this text appeals to architects, architectural draftsmen, and students because it approaches the use of Revit for real-world application from the perspective of a professional in the field. Features solid pedagogical tools that help students study effectively:

  • A Getting Started chapter at the beginning of the book helps students get up to speed and start making Revit Architecture drawings.

  • Chapter Objectives with a bulleted list of learning objectives for each chapter provide users with a roadmap of important concepts and practices that will be introduced in the chapter.

  • Tips relate the author's experiences to specific chapter content. These enhance the student's success in the workplace and provide real-life tips and tricks for the problems.

  • Notes present hints, tips, and tricks to enhance productivity.

  • Exercises throughout the chapters provide step-by-step walk-through activities for the student, allowing immediate practice and reinforcement of newly learned skills.

  • Each chapter ends with a summary and multiple choice and true/false test questions.

  • Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Features of Revit® Architecture 2015
      1. Style Conventions in Revit® Architecture 2015
    5. Instructor Resources
    6. Student Resources
    7. About the Author
      1. Contributors
    8. Preface
      1. About This Book
      2. Features New to This Edition
      3. Acknowledgments
        1. Reviewers
    9. Brief Contents
    10. Contents
    11. Chapter 1. The BIM and Revit Architecture: The Building Information Model and BIM Software
      1. Introduction
      2. Big BIM, Little Bim
      3. Autodesk Defines the BIM
      4. Parametric Building Modeling: BIM’s Foundation
        1. What Is Parametric Modeling?
        2. What about Buildings?
        3. Why Does Parametric Building Modeling Matter?
        4. Purpose-Built for Architecture
      5. Documentation
      6. The BIM and the One-Model Concept
      7. Additional Software and Services
        1. e-SPECS® for Revit Automated Specifications
        2. IES <Virtual Environment>®
        3. Vico Office Suite 5D BIM Environment
        4. Solibri Model Checker Version 9®
        5. Navisworks®
      8. Chapter Summary
      9. Chapter Test Questions
        1. True or False
        2. Questions
    12. Part One: Getting Started
      1. Chapter 2. Getting Started
        1. Introduction
        2. A Note from the Author
        3. Creating a Project
        4. Tab Menu Interface
          1. Architecture Tab
          2. Structure Tab
          3. Systems Tab
          4. Insert Tab
          5. Annotate Tab
          6. Analyze Tab
          7. Massing & Site Tab
          8. Collaborate Tab
          9. View Tab
          10. Manage Tab
          11. Add-Ins Tab
          12. Modify Tab
        5. View Control Bar
        6. User Interface Button
        7. Navigation Wheels
        8. ViewCube
        9. Sketching and Edit Mode
        10. Families
        11. Levels
        12. Elements
        13. Check Boxes
        14. Radio Buttons
        15. Contextual Menus
        16. Constraints (Pins)
        17. Dialog Boxes (Menus)
        18. Object Snaps
        19. Abbreviations
      2. Chapter 3. Walls
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating a Wall
          1. 3-5-1 Creating a Profile
          2. 3-5-2 Creating the Cornice Sweep
          3. 3-5-3 Placing the Cornice Sweep
          4. 3-5-4 Placing Reveals
          5. 3-6-1 Curtain Wall 1
          6. 3-6-2 Curtain Grid
          7. 3-6-3 Curtain Walls by Face on a Mass Object
          8. 3-6-4 Rotating the Curtain Wall Grid
          9. 3-6-5 Creating Sloped Glazing
          10. 3-6-6 Curved Curtain Walls
          11. 3-6-7 Odd-Shaped Curtain Walls
          12. 3-6-8 Adding Doors and Panels to Curtain Walls
          13. 3-7-1 Join Geometry
          14. 3-7-2 Wall Joins
        3. Chapter Summary
        4. Chapter Test Questions
          1. Multiple Choice
          2. True or False
          3. Questions
    13. Part Two: Sections and Tutorials
      1. Chapter 4. Doors
        1. Introduction
        2. Customizing Doors
          1. Tagging After Insertion
        3. Chapter Summary
        4. Chapter Test Questions
          1. Multiple Choice
          2. True or False
          3. Questions
      2. Chapter 5. Windows
        1. Introduction
        2. View Range Options
        3. Chapter Summary
        4. Chapter Test Questions
          1. True or False
          2. Questions
          3. Practice Exercise
      3. Chapter 6. Components and Families
        1. Introduction
        2. System Families
        3. Component Families
        4. Creating Families
          1. Creating a Door
          2. Creating a New Door Using the Door Template
          3. Adding a New Parameter
        5. Chapter Summary
        6. Chapter Test Questions
          1. Multiple Choice
          2. True or False
          3. Questions
      4. Chapter 7. Roofs and Ceilings
        1. Introduction
        2. Roof by Extrusion
        3. Placing Ceilings
          1. Automated Placement of a Ceiling
          2. Placement of a Ceiling by Sketching
        4. Chapter Summary
        5. Chapter Test Questions
          1. Multiple Choice
          2. True or False
          3. Questions
      5. Chapter 8. Floors
        1. Introduction
        2. Floor Families
        3. Wall to Floor Connection
        4. Chapter Summary
        5. Chapter Test Questions
          1. Multiple Choice
          2. True or False
          3. Questions
      6. Chapter 9. Stairs, Railings, and Ramps (Circulation)
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating Stairs by Sketch
          1. Straight Stairs
          2. U-Shaped Stairs
        3. Railings
        4. Ramps
        5. Chapter Summary
        6. Chapter Test Questions
          1. Multiple Choice
          2. True or False
          3. Questions
      7. Chapter 10. Room and Area
        1. Introduction
        2. Room Area and Volume
          1. Area Types
        3. Area Schedules
        4. Color Schemes
        5. Area Reports
        6. Chapter Summary
        7. Chapter Test Questions
          1. Multiple Choice
          2. True or False
          3. Questions
      8. Chapter 11. Structure, Levels, Grids, Columns, Beams, and Trusses
        1. Introduction
        2. Levels and Grids
        3. Structural Members, Columns, Trusses, and Beams
        4. Chapter Summary
        5. Chapter Test Questions
          1. Multiple Choice
          2. True or False
          3. Questions
      9. Chapter 12. Insert Tab
        1. Introduction
        2. Chapter Summary
      10. Chapter 13. Annotations, Dimensions, and Detailing
        1. Introduction
        2. Annotate, Dimension, and Details Tools
          1. Spot Dimensions
          2. Text Tool
          3. Tag Tool
          4. Symbol Tool
          5. Detail Group Tool
          6. Detail Component Tool
          7. The Array Button
          8. The Repeating Detail Component Button
        3. Chapter Summary
        4. Chapter Test Questions
          1. Multiple Choice
          2. Questions
          3. Exercise
      11. Chapter 14. Analyze
        1. Introduction
        2. Spaces
        3. Conceptual Energy Analysis (CEA) of Revit Mass Models
          1. Core Offset
          2. Divide Perimeter Zones
          3. Target Percentage Glazing
          4. Target Sill Height
          5. Glazing Is Shaded
          6. Shade Depth
          7. Target Percentage Skylights
          8. Skylight Width & Depth
        4. Chapter Summary
        5. Chapter Test Questions
          1. Exercises
      12. Chapter 15. Massing & Site
        1. Introduction
        2. Massing
          1. In-Place and Loadable Mass Families
          2. Creating a New Mass from the Massing & Site Tab
          3. The Mass Visibility Settings
          4. Placing an Existing Mass from the Massing & Site Tab
          5. The Model by Face Panel
          6. Work Planes
          7. Loadable Mass Family Interface
          8. The Draw Panel
          9. Creating a Void Extrusion and Applying It to a Mass
          10. Adaptive Components
          11. Adding Constraint Parameters (instance)
          12. Divided Surface and Patterning
          13. Creating the 3D Model Representations of the Frames with Glass
          14. Loading the Frames into the Mass Model
          15. Creating the Exterior Frame with an Adaptive Component Family
          16. Placing the Adaptive Frame
        3. Site Tools
        4. Chapter Summary
        5. Chapter Test Questions
          1. Multiple Choice
          2. True or False
          3. Questions
      13. Chapter 16. Views
        1. Introduction
        2. Floor Plans and Reflected Ceiling Plans
        3. Elevation Views
        4. Interior Elevation Views
        5. Drafting Views
        6. Camera Views
        7. Walkthrough Views
        8. Legend Views and Legend Components
        9. Matchlines
        10. Schedule Views
        11. Chapter Summary
        12. Chapter Test Questions
          1. Multiple Choice
          2. Questions
          3. Exercise
      14. Chapter 17. Manage
        1. Introduction
        2. Manage Tools
          1. Fill Patterns
          2. Material Assets
          3. Sheet Issues/Revisions
          4. Line Styles
          5. Callout Tags
          6. Temporary Dimensions
        3. Working with Phasing
        4. Chapter Summary
        5. Chapter Test Questions
          1. Multiple Choice
          2. True or False
          3. Questions
      15. Chapter 18. Modify Tab
        1. Introduction
        2. Modify Tools
        3. Chapter Summary
        4. Chapter Test Questions
          1. Multiple Choice
          2. True or False
          3. Questions
      16. Chapter 19. Rendering
        1. Introduction
        2. Mental Ray® Rendering Engine
          1. 3ds Max Design
          2. Rendering
          3. mental ray®
          4. Texture Maps
          5. RPC®
        3. Rendering an Exterior Scene
        4. Rendering an Interior Scene
        5. Revit and 3D Studio Max
        6. Archvision™ RPC Content
        7. Chapter Summary
        8. Chapter Test Questions
          1. Multiple Choice
          2. True or False
          3. Questions
    14. Part Three: Putting It All Together
      1. Chapter 20. Tutorial Project
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating a Project
        3. The Two-Story Hillside House Project
          1. Foundation Walls
          2. Floor Framing
          3. Exterior Walls
          4. Modifying the Enclosure
          5. Plot Sheets
          6. Interior Walls
        4. Kitchen and Bath
    15. Part Four: Printing in 3D with the Revit Model
      1. Chapter 21. 3D Printing
        1. Introduction
        2. 3DMTP
        3. 3D Printing Overview
        4. History and Background
        5. Types of 3D Printing
          1. Extrusion
          2. Stereolithography
          3. Direct Metal Sintering
        6. Optimal Situations for 3D Printing
          1. Complex Geometries
          2. Mass Customization
          3. Rapid Prototyping
        7. The Future
    16. Index