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Autodesk Revit Architecture Fundamentals Course Outline

 (4 days)

The AutodeskŪ RevitŪ software is a powerful Building Information Modeling (BIM) program that works the way architects think. The program streamlines the design process through the use of a central 3D model, where changes made in one view update across all views and on the printable sheets.

This class is designed to teach you the Autodesk Revit functionality as you would work with it throughout the design process. You begin by learning about the user interface and basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools. Then you learn design development tools including how to model walls, doors, windows, floors, ceilings, stairs and more. Finally, you learn the processes that take the model to the construction documentation phase.

Since building projects are extremely complex, the Autodesk Revit software is also complex. The objective of the AutodeskŪ RevitŪ 2018 Architecture: Fundamentals classe is to enable students to create full 3D architectural project models and set them up in working drawings. This student guide focuses on basic tools that the majority of users need.

Topics Covered
Understanding the purpose of Building Information Management (BIM) and how it is applied in the Autodesk Revit software.
Navigating the Autodesk Revit workspace and interface.
Working with the basic drawing and editing tools.
Creating Levels and Grids as datum elements for the model.
Creating a 3D building model with walls, curtain walls, windows, and doors.
Adding floors, ceilings, and roofs to the building model.
Creating component-based and custom stairs.
Adding component features, such as furniture and equipment.
Setting up sheets for plotting with text, dimensions, details, tags, and schedules.
Creating details.

An understanding of architectural terminology is an asset

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Introduction to BIM and Autodesk Revit
1.1 BIM and Autodesk Revit
1.2 Overview of the Interface
1.3 Starting Projects
1.4 Viewing Commands
Practice 1a Open and Review a Project

Chapter 2: Basic Sketching and Modify Tools
2.1 Using General Sketching Tools
2.2 Editing Elements
Practice 2a Sketch and Edit Elements
2.3 Working with Basic Modify Tools
Practice 2b Work with Basic Modify Tools
2.4 Working with Additional Modify Tools
Practice 2c Work with Additional Modify Tools

Chapter 3: Setting Up Levels and Grids
3.1 Setting Up Levels
Practice 3a Set Up Levels
3.2 Creating Structural Grids
3.3 Adding Columns
3.4 Linking and Importing CAD Files
Practice 3b Add Structural Grids and Columns

Chapter 4: Modeling Walls
4.1 Modeling Walls
4.2 Modifying Walls
Practice 4a Model the Exterior Shell
Practice 4b Add Interior Walls

Chapter 5: Working with Doors and Windows
5.1 Inserting Doors and Windows
Practice 5a Insert Doors and Windows
5.2 Loading Door and Window Types from the Library
5.3 Creating Additional Door and Window Sizes
Practice 5b Load and Create Door Types

Chapter 6: Working with Curtain Walls
6.1 Creating Curtain Walls
6.2 Adding Curtain Grids
Practice 6a Work with Curtain Walls
6.3 Working with Curtain Wall Panels
6.4 Attaching Mullions to Curtain Grids
Practice 6b Add Mullions and Panels to Curtain Walls

Chapter 7: Working with Views
7.1 Setting the View Display
7.2 Duplicating Views
Practice 7a Duplicate Views and Set the View Display
7.3 Adding Callout Views
Practice 7b Add Callout Views
7.4 Creating Elevations and Sections
Practice 7c Create Elevations and Sections

Chapter 8: Adding Components
8.1 Adding Components
8.2 Modifying Components
Practice 8a Add Components

Chapter 9: Modeling Floors
9.1 Modeling Floors
Practice 9a Model Floors
9.2 Creating Shaft Openings
9.3 Creating Sloped Floors
Practice 9b Create Shaft Openings and Sloped Floors

Chapter 10: Modeling Ceilings
10.1 Modeling Ceilings
10.2 Adding Ceiling Fixtures
Practice 10a Model Ceilings and Add Ceiling Fixtures
10.3 Creating Ceiling Soffits

Chapter 11: Modeling Roofs
11.1 Modeling Roofs
11.2 Creating Roofs by Footprint
Practice 11a Create Roofs by Footprint
11.3 Establishing Work Planes
11.4 Creating Roofs by Extrusion
Practice 11b Create Roofs by Extrusion

Chapter 12: Modeling Stairs, Railings, and Ramps
12.1 Creating Component Stairs
12.2 Modifying Component Stairs
Practice 12a Create Component Stairs
12.3 Working with Railings
Practice 12b Modify and Add Railings
12.4 Creating Ramps
Practice 12c Create Ramps

Chapter 13: Creating Construction Documents
13.1 Setting Up Sheets
13.2 Placing and Modifying Views on Sheets
Practice 13a Create Construction Documents
13.3 Printing Sheets

Chapter 14: Annotating Construction Documents
14.1 Working with Dimensions Modifying Dimensions
Practice 14a Work with Dimensions
14.2 Working With Text
14.3 Adding Detail Lines and Symbols
Practice 14b Annotate Construction Documents
14.4 Creating Legends
Practice 14c Create Legends

Chapter 15: Adding Tags and Schedules
15.1 Adding Tags
Practice 15a Add Tags
15.2 Adding Rooms and Room Tags
Practice 15b Add Rooms and Room Tags
15.3 Working with Schedules
Practice 15c Work with Schedules

Chapter 16: Creating Details
16.1 Setting Up Detail Views
16.2 Adding Detail Components
16.3 Annotating Details
Practice 16a Create a Detail Based on a Section Callout
Practice 16b Create a Detail in a Detail View
16.4 Keynoting and Keynote Legends
Practice 16c Create an Additional Detail
Practice 16d Create a Detail Based on a CAD File
View outline in Word


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