Introducing Revit Architecture 2011 / Edition 1

Introducing Revit Architecture 2011 / Edition 1

by Patrick Davis, Charlie Busa, Beau Turner, Stephen Stafford
     
 

Harness The Power Of Revit Architecture

Beautiful Full-Color Insert

Draw inspiration and ideas from the striking images in the book's beautiful, 16-page color insert, while you master essential Revit techniques.

Introducing Revit Architecture 2011 is the perfect resource for users of all skill levels who want to quickly learn this groundbreaking building

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Overview

Harness The Power Of Revit Architecture

Beautiful Full-Color Insert

Draw inspiration and ideas from the striking images in the book's beautiful, 16-page color insert, while you master essential Revit techniques.

Introducing Revit Architecture 2011 is the perfect resource for users of all skill levels who want to quickly learn this groundbreaking building information modeling (BIM) product.

With a stellar author team of Revit experts, this book covers all the bases. It thoroughly explains the principles of BIM and conventions of Revit Architecture 2011, delves into fine detail on crucial tools and tasks, and helps you reinforce your skills through a series of engaging, hands-on tutorials and exercises. You'll learn how to model, document, present, and share your design ideas using Revit the way the pros do.

  • Explore Revit 2011's features and functions and implement smart workflows
  • Understand BIM and its advantages over traditional drafting
  • Learn parametric modeling and the Revit philosophy
  • Develop a design and move it to construction documentation
  • Master the basics of detailing, massing, and rendering
  • Drive sustainable designs using Revit analysis tools
  • Find the best ways to collaborate and handle revisions

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470649718
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/12/2010
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 The Revit Architecture User Interface 1

The Home Screen 2

The Main Screen 3

Chapter 2 Views 15

Zoom and Pan Tools 16

View Properties 21

Other View Controls 32

Adding New Views 35

Chapter 3 Modeling 43

Levels 44

Basic Editing Tools 50

Creating and Modifying Column Grids 61

Walls 65

Modifying Wall Parameters 69

Defining Wall Structure 73

Creating Doors and Windows 84

Creating Curtain Walls 87

Creating Floors 96

Creating Ceilings 98

Creating Stairs 104

Creating Roofs 109

Chapter 4 Constraints and Dimensions 115

Temporary Dimensions 116

Permanent Dimensions 121

Equality Constraint and Lock 127

Spot Dimensions 130

Units 132

Chapter 5 Visibility Controls 135

Essential Concepts of Visibility 136

Object Styles 137

Properties Palette for Views 138

Visibility/Graphics Overrides 149

View Range 152

Filters 157

View Templates 160

Linked Files 161

Worksets 164

Chapter 6 Introduction to Families 167

Understanding Family Organization 168

Working with Families 173

Chapter 7 Massing 183

Mass Objects 184

References and Work Planes 187

Preparing to Create Mass Forms 191

Editing Forms 206

Loadable Mass Families 218

Face-Based Modeling 225

Creating Mass Families from Imported Geometry 232

Chapter 8 Groups 235

Group Organization 236

Creating and Editing a Group 236

Placing a Group 238

Special Changes to a Group 239

Saving, Loading, and Reloading Groups 242

Practical Considerations 244

Chapter 9 Rendering 249

Rendering Workflow 250

Setting the Background 261

Adding and Adjusting Material 263

Real-Time Rendering 268

Chapter 10 Working with Other Files 269

Linking Revit Models 270

Controlling Display 273

Working with CAD Files 283

Exporting DWF Files 294

Using Raster Files 297

Chapter 11 Rooms and Areas 299

Rooms 300

Areas 308

Chapter 12 Tags, Schedules, and Keynotes 315

Tags 316

Schedules 320

Keynotes 327

Chapter 13 Detailing 335

Detail and Drafting Views 336

Component Symbol Fundamentals 337

Detailing Tools 345

Creating and Managing Detail Libraries 355

Chapter 14 Sheets 359

About Titleblocks and Sheets 360

Setting Up Sheets 373

Organizing Sheets 380

Exporting Sheets and DWF 383

Chapter 15 Design Options 389

Design Options Terminology 390

Setting Up Design Options 392

Editing Design Options 393

Applying Design Options to Views and Accepting the Primary 395

Tags and Annotation in Design Options 398

Chapter 16 Phases 401

Phasing Tools 402

Phases 405

Infill Elements 409

Demolishing Elements 411

Rendering and Existing Phases 412

Chapter 17 Creating Families 415

Preparing to Create a Family 416

Examining the Tool Chest 424

The Bigger Picture and Advanced Concepts 446

Dissecting Some Practical Examples 452

Chapter 18 Revisions 465

Numbering Revisions 466

Drawing Revision Clouds 468

Issuing a Revision 470

Chapter 19 Collaboration 473

Coordinating Work Across Disciplines 474

Exporting to Non-Revit Formats 481

Index 497

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