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Revit Architecture: Core Skills

Authors: Pierre Derenoncourt, Craig Barbieri, Evan Anderson-Decina, Dzan Ta

This learning path will help CAD operators such as architectural drafters and modelers, confidently get up and running with Revit Architecture. Throughout this path, you'll learn... Read more

Beginner

A strong foundational knowledge is always important. Topics covered in the beginner level include starting a basic Revit project, creating conceptual designs, developing conceptual designs and then presenting and documenting completed designs.

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Revit Architecture Conceptual Design Fundamentals

by Pierre Derenoncourt

Nov 2, 2016 / 3h

Beginner • 3h

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Description

For the past several years, the process of designing, documenting, and even constructing a building has been improved and refined with the concept of BIM, Building Information Modeling. This course, Revit Architecture Conceptual Design Fundamentals, is intended for the Architects, BIM Managers, and CAD Technicians who are ready to use Revit as a Building Information Modeling platform. The tools and topics covered in this course will show new users how to set up a Revit project and begin modeling using the conceptual massing tools. First, you'll learn how to set up a Revit project. Next, you'll explore how to model building masses. Finally, you'll strengthen your knowledge by learning about generic architectural elements. By the end of this course you will be able to set up a project location, import CAD files, create a building mass, and work with sun settings for solar studies in Revit, all important skills that will help you with conceptual design. Software required: Revit 2017.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 22s
  2. Revit as a BIM Platform
    37m 21s
  3. Setting up the Survey Point and Project Base Point
    45m 59s
  4. Conceptual Modeling and Solar Studies
    1h 36m 16s
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Revit Architecture Design Development Fundamentals

by Pierre Derenoncourt

Nov 2, 2016 / 3h 19m

Beginner • 3h 19m

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For the past several years, the process of designing, documenting, and even constructing a building has been improved and refined with the concept of BIM, Building Information Modeling. This course, Revit Architecture Design Development Fundamentals, is intended for the Architects, BIM Managers and CAD Technicians who are ready to use Revit as a Building Information Modeling platform. The tools and topics covered are tailored to fit the design development phase of the architectural design process. First, you'll learn how to sketch generic walls, floors, and roofs. Next, you'll learn how to generate area and room plans and also explore working with system families. Finally, you'll finish the course by learning to work with curtain walls and loadable families and stairs. By the end of this course, you will have a fundamental knowledge of Revit as it applies to architecture design development. Software required: Revit 2017.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 24s
  2. Sketching Generic Walls, Floors, and Roofs
    36m 34s
  3. Generating Area and Room Plans
    35m 45s
  4. Working with System Families
    1h 3m 46s
  5. Working with Curtain Walls
    26m 53s
  6. Working with Loadable Families and Stairs
    34m 57s
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Revit Architecture Design Presentation Fundamentals

by Pierre Derenoncourt

Nov 2, 2016 / 2h 17m

Beginner • 2h 17m

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For the past several years, the usual process of designing, documenting, and even constructing a building has been improved and refined with the concept of BIM, Building Information Modeling. This course, Revit Architecture Design Presentation Fundamentals, is intended for the architects, BIM managers and CAD technicians who are ready to use Revit as a Building Information Modeling platform. In this course, you'll first learn about 3D views and rendering. Next, you'll explore design documentation as well as how to present your design on sheets using various elements of your Revit model. By the end of this course, you will be able to communicate your design intent with Revit's annotation, documentation, and visualization tools. Software required: Revit 2017.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 24s
  2. 3D Views and Rendering
    44m 45s
  3. Design Documentation
    1h 31m 14s

Intermediate

Once you’ve finished the beginner level content you are now ready for some intermediate content! Topics will include design development of interiors spaces, working with design material and rendering options; and working with Revit’s collaboration tools and functionality.

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Revit Essentials: Design Development Techniques for Interiors

by Pierre Derenoncourt

Jun 23, 2016 / 5h 25m

Intermediate • 5h 25m

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Description

It's no secret BIM is transforming the way architects, engineers and builders design, document, and coordinate projects. The ability for all project participants to work and collaborate together on the same model has been revolutionary for the AEC industry. Fortunately, architects and engineers are not the only participants in the design process who can realize the potential benefits of BIM. In this course, you'll discover how you can use Revit to develop interior designs by taking a generic model with a low level of detail and transforming it to meet design intent. First, you'll learn how to quickly duplicate and rename views, as well as create section views of wall assemblies. Next, you'll begin the interior modeling process. You'll learn how to apply various floor finishes from you material library and you'll even create a custom floor finish from your own images. Finally, you'll learn about working with schedules to to leverage the data available to you in your information models. After watching this course, you'll be able to develop your designs more efficiently by knowing how to model detailed elements and materials, create high-quality rendered images, and even use model data to create schedules to aid in cost estimation. Software required: Revit Architecture 2016.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    2m
  2. Creating 3D Views and Walkthroughs
    30m 21s
  3. Modeling and Scheduling Floor Finishes
    1h 3m 3s
  4. Modeling and Scheduling Wall Assemblies
    54m 24s
  5. Modeling Ceilings
    53m 44s
  6. Working with Loadable Families and Decals
    1h 7m 2s
  7. Creating Quality Renderings with Mental Ray and Ray Tracer
    54m 52s
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Storefront, Curtain Walls, and Curtain Systems in Revit

by Evan Anderson-Decina

Jan 26, 2016 / 1h 43m

Intermediate • 1h 43m

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This course will give detailed descriptions about how Revit Curtain Walls function. We'll learn about curtain panels and mullions, both out of the box and customizable. We'll learn about the variety of mullion times, how to model and draft specific complex glazing geometries. Finally, we'll learn about curtain systems in Revit and how curtain walls and adaptive component patterns work in those curtain systems.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 13s
  2. The Revit Curtain Wall
    38m 40s
  3. Curtain Panels and Curtain Systems
    37m 5s
  4. Pattern Based Curtain System and Other Curtain Wall Applications
    26m 56s
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Utilizing Design, Materials and Rendering Options in Revit

by Craig Barbieri

Mar 16, 2015 / 2h 19m

Advanced • 2h 19m

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In this series of Revit tutorials, we'll create several design options for an office lobby, explore the creation and use of Revit's materials, and render a walk-through to understand the space. We'll create and use specific design options to optimize your design workflow, as well as discuss the material assets library and create complex materials. We'll also set up advanced view types, talk about rendering options and create and edit walkthroughs. By the end of this Revit training, you'll be more knowledgeable on how to maximize your potential with visualizations within Revit. Software required: Revit 2015.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction and Project Overview
    1m 13s
  2. Utilizing Design, Materials and Rendering Options in Revit
    2h 18m 20s

Advanced

After completing the intermediate level content, you’ll be ready to learn how to run interference checks amongst various 3D building components; master the annotation tools and prepare architecture projects for submittals.

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Revit Essentials: Interference Detection

by Dzan Ta

Jul 15, 2016 / 31m

Beginner • 31m

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In today's AEC industry, risk mitigation is a key factor in ensuring a cost effective project. One way to reduce this risk is to prevent costly mistakes in the field by detecting them within your Revit Model Project. The Interference Detection Tools within Revit will allow you to find all the clashes within your model and help you fix your design before it is constructed in the field. If you would like to learn how to utilize this tool to your fullest potential, then this course, Revit Essentials: Interference Checking is for you! In this course, you will learn all about Interference Checking. First, you will learn what interference checking is. Next, you will learn where and when they are used and how to create your own custom interference check. Finally, you will learn how to resolve any conflict found utilizing the interference checking tool. When you complete this course, you will be able to apply what you have learned to ensure your designs do not have any conflicts within the Revit model. Software required: Revit.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 33s
  2. What Is Interference Checking?
    5m 18s
  3. Where and When Is It Used?
    7m 52s
  4. How to Run a Custom Interference Check
    7m 57s
  5. How to Resolve a Conflict Within the Interference Report
    8m 56s

What you will learn

  • 3D Modeling
  • Creating and Modifying Elements and Families
  • Visualizing Designs with High Quality Renders
  • Documenting Designs
  • Collaborating within a Design Team

Pre-requisites

You will need to have a basic understanding of general technical drafting concepts and documents such as plans, sections, elevations and details.

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