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The book begins by introducing users to Revit's interface and powerful tools. Using a workflow-based approach that mirrors how projects progress in the real world, the book then guides readers through schematic design considerations; creating walls and curtain walls; designing floors, roofs, and ceilings; and adding stairs, ramps, and railings. Readers then learn how to work with families, groups and phasing, as well as rooms and color fill patterns. The book then explores effective worksharing, details and annotations, creating compelling drawing sets, professional workflows, and concludes with tips and tricks drawn from the authors' extensive experience.
The hands-on exercises in Revit Essentials will get all users up to speed on the program's core functionality so they can quickly become productive with the software. The full-color book also features dataset downloads so readers can jump in anywhere as well as compare their work to the pro's.
Chapter 1 Introducing Revit and the User Interface.
Understanding the Revit Interface.
View Control Bar.
Understanding the Interface Workflow.
Creating a Simple Layout.
Using Filter, Mirror, and Trim/Extend.
Changing Element Types.
Using Common Modifying Tools.
Using Dimensions for Modifying Designs.
Rotating, Grouping, and Arraying.
Aligned Copying and Group Editing.
Chapter 2 Schematic Design.
Working from a Sketch.
Importing Background Images.
Accurately Scaling Images.
Reference Planes and Levels.
Creating and Placing Groups.
Modeling In-Place Masses.
Modeling the Base Mass.
Modeling the Middle Mass.
Modeling the Upper Mass.
Working in 3D.
Creating Mass Floors.
Scheduling Mass Floors.
Updating the Massing Study.
Chapter 3 Walls and Curtain Walls.
Creating Generic Walls.
Creating Numerous Wall Configurations.
Hosting Elements in Walls.
Editing and Resetting Profiles.
Attaching and Detaching Top and Base.
Creating Curtain Walls.
Embedding Curtain Walls.
Modifying Curtain Walls.
Editing the Elevation Profile.
Adding and Modifying Grids and Mullions.
Unpinning and Toggling Mullions.
Adding and Modifying Panels.
Adding and Modifying the Curtain Panel Door.
Understanding Basic Wall Parts and Parameters.
Curtain Wall Types.
Just One More Thing.
Chapter 4 Floors, Roofs, and Ceilings.
Editing the Boundary.
Sloped Arrows and Floors.
Sloped Floors via Shape Editing.
Creating Openings by Sketching.
Creating Openings with Shafts.
Laying Out Roofs.
Adding Lights and Rotating the Grid.
Changing the Ceiling.
Sloping the Ceiling.
Chapter 5 Stairs, Ramps, and Railings.
Creating Numerous Stair Configurations.
Creating the "Generic" Railing.
Creating Your Design Stair.
Straight Run with Landing.
Setting the Host Function for Railings.
Editing Boundary Conditions.
Building Railings for Level and Sloped Conditions.
Set Host Function.
Working with Parts, Parameters, and Properties.
Just One More Thing.
Chapter 6 Adding Families.
Understanding Different Family Types.
Chapter 7 Modif ying Families.
Editing View Display and Detail Level.
Level of Detail.
Changing the Family Category.
Editing the Family.
Family Category and Parameters.
Editing the Insertion Point.
Modifying Family Geometry.
Editing the Family.
Chapter 8 Groups and Phasing.
Some Best Practices.
Demolition and Proposed Elements.
Chapter 9 Rooms and Color Fill Plans.
Tagging Spaces with Room Tags.
Room Separation Lines.
Creating Room Keys.
Creating Key Fields.
Modifying Key Fields.
Generating Color Fill Room Plans.
Adding a Color Legend.
Modifying Color Legends.
Adding Tags and Fill Colors in Section.
Chapter 10 Worksharing.
Saving the File.
Creating Central and Local Files.
Creating the Central File.
Creating the Local File.
Assigning Elements to Worksets.
Saving to the Central File.
Creating New Elements.
Opening and Closing Worksets.
Using Workset Display Filters.
Using Worksharing to Work with Consultants.
Using Guidelines for Worksharing.
Chapter 11 Details and Annotations.
Creating a Detail.
Annotating Your Details.
Chapter 12 Creating Drawing Sets.
Placing Views on Sheets.
Adding Floor Plans to the Sheet.
Adding the Schedules.
The Print Dialog Box.
Chapter 13 Workf low and Other Revit Essentials.
Understanding a BIM Workflow.
Staffing a BIM project.
Project Roles Using Revit.
Adding Team Members to Fight Fires.
Using a Toposurface.
Creating a Building Pad.
Detailing in Revit.
How many times will you see the detail in the model?
What scale are you drawing your detail in?
How good are you at using Revit?
Performing Quality Control on Your Revit Model.
Keeping an Eye on File Size.
Purging Unused Families and Groups.
Cutting Down on the Number of Views.
Finding Errors and Warnings.
Chapter 14 Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting.
Using Best Practices.
Fixing File Corruption.
Learning Tips and Shortcuts.
Finding Additional Resources.
Appendix Revit Certif ication.
Posted September 8, 2011
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