THE AUBIN ACADEMY MASTER SERIES: REVIT ARCHITECTURE 2012 combines a straightforward, reader-friendly style with project-focused exercises that encourage learning by doing. Gain practical, firsthand experience with the powerful, popular Revit Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, which leading architects and engineers are using to move beyond traditional Computer-Assisted Design (CAD) to manage complex projects, foster collaboration, and boost productivity. This practical guide takes you through the process of building design development models and creating a complete set of construction documents for architectural production. By focusing on the rationale and practicality of the Revit Architecture process, the book helps you learn faster and get a clear sense of the software's capabilities and each tool's potential. Author Paul F. Aubin, an architecture professional for over 20 years and a respected Autodesk expert, also draws on his real-world experience to provide detailed instruction and practical tips, both within the book and in Online Quick Start Videos designed to reinforce learning.
Paul F. Aubin is the author of many CAD and BIM titles including the widely acclaimed: AUBIN ACADEMY MASTER SERIES: REVIT ARCHITECTURE, MEP, AUTOCAD MEP and AUTOCAD ARCHITECTURE, Paul Aubin is an independent architectural consultant who travels the country and abroad lecturing and providing Revit Architecture and AutoCAD Architecture implementation, training, and support services. His involvement in the architectural profession spans twenty years, with experience that includes design, production, CAD management, mentoring, coaching, and training. He regularly teaches professionals in seminars and in their offices and has been an adjunct faculty member for both the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago and Moraine Valley Community College. Mr. Aubin currently serves as Moderator for Cadalyst magazine's online CAD Questions forum, is an active member of the Autodesk user community, and has been a top-rated speaker at Autodesk University (Autodesk's annual user convention) for many years. His diverse experience in architectural firms, as a CAD manager, and as an educator gives his writing and his classroom instruction a fresh and credible focus. eHe is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects. Paul Aubin has a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture.
Part I: INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY. Quick Start Tutorial/General Overview. 1. Conceptual Underpinnings of Revit Architecture. 2. Revit Architecture User Interface. Part II: CREATE THE BUILDING MODEL. 3. Creating a Building Layout. 4. Setting up Project Levels and Views. 5. Column Grids and Structural Layout. 6. Groups and Links. 7. Vertical Circulation. 8. Floors and Roofs. 9. Developing the Exterior Skin. 10. Working with Families. Part III: CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS. 11. Detailing and Annotation. 12. Working with Schedules and Tags. 13. Ceiling Plans and Interior Elevations. 14. Printing and Publishing. 15. Conceptual Modeling. Part V: APPENDICES. Appendix A: Additional Exercises. Appendix B: Work Sharing. Appendix C: Rendering. Appendix D: Online Resources.