Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014: Autodesk Official Press [NOOK Book]

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The Ultimate Guide to Revit Architecture

This book's detailed discussions and step-by-step tutorials teach you how to turn your conceptual design ideas into fully realized buildings using the powerful Revit Architecture software. You'll learn professional modeling, massing, and detailing best practices as well as how to document, render, and present impressive, beautiful visualizations.

Based on real-world scenarios and featuring case studies ...

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Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014: Autodesk Official Press

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Overview

The Ultimate Guide to Revit Architecture

This book's detailed discussions and step-by-step tutorials teach you how to turn your conceptual design ideas into fully realized buildings using the powerful Revit Architecture software. You'll learn professional modeling, massing, and detailing best practices as well as how to document, render, and present impressive, beautiful visualizations.

Based on real-world scenarios and featuring case studies drawn from the authors' professional experience, this completely revised and updated edition covers Revit Architecture's new point cloud integration features, displace elements capabilities, and all the new interface improvements. You'll quickly become productive with Autodesk's leading building information modeling software.

Coverage includes:

  • Configuring templates and standards while managing a Revit Architecture project
  • Using advanced techniques for modeling, massing, and visualization
  • Developing extended modeling skills for walls, stairs, floors, and railings
  • Documenting and presenting your designs with clear and compelling graphics
  • Understanding laser scanning and how to use point clouds in a BIM environment
  • Creating stunning visualizations that feature Revit's new exploded axonemetrics capabilities

Get Up to Speed on Revit Architecture 2014

Reinforce Skills with Real-World Examples and Hands-On Exercises

Learn Best Practices and Professional Tips from Industry Experts

Prepare for Revit Architecture 2014 Certification

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118741283
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1008
  • Sales rank: 489,977
  • File size: 97 MB
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Meet the Author

James Vandezande is a registered architect and Principal at HOK, where he is one of the company's BIM leaders. James is also a cofounder of the New York City Revit Users Group and teaches Revit as an adjunct lecturing professor at NYU. Eddy Krygiel is an Autodesk Authorized Author and registered architect at HNTB Architects, where he implements BIM and has used Revit to complete projects of all sizes. Connect with James and Eddy at the popular Mastering Revit page on Facebook. Phil Read is the founder of Arch Tech, as well as one of the driving forces behind the original Revit software. He's an avid blogger and a popular speaker at Autodesk University and currently works at an AEC-related technology startup.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xxi

Introduction xxiii

Part 1 • Fundamentals 1

Chapter 1 • Introduction: The Basics of BIM 3

Chapter 2 • Principles: UI and Project Organization 19

Chapter 3 • The Basics of the Toolbox 65

Part 2 • Understanding the Workflow 109

Chapter 4 • Configuring Templates and Standards 111

Chapter 5 • Understanding Worksharing 163

Chapter 6 • Working with Consultants 197

Chapter 7 • Interoperability: Working Multiplatform 231

Part 3 • Modeling and Massing for Design 271

Chapter 8 Advanced Modeling and Massing 273

Chapter 9 • Conceptual Design and Design Analysis 353

Chapter 10 • Working with Phasing, Groups, and Design Options 383

Chapter 11 • Visualization 445

Part 4 • Extended Modeling Techniques 499

Chapter 12 • Walls and Curtain Walls 501

Chapter 13 • Floors, Ceilings, and Roofs 565

Chapter 14 • Family Editor 597

Chapter 15 • Stairs and Railings 641

Part 5 • Documentation 699

Chapter 16 • Detailing Your Design 701

Chapter 17 • Documenting Your Design 745

Chapter 18 • Annotating Your Design 775

Part 6 • Construction and Beyond 821

Chapter 19 • The Construction Phase 823

Chapter 20 • Presenting Your Design 849

Chapter 21 • Point Clouds 873

Appendices 893

Appendix A • The Bottom Line 895

Chapter 1: Introduction: The Basics of BIM 895

Chapter 2: Principles: UI and Project Organization 896

Chapter 3: The Basics of the Toolbox 896

Chapter 4: Configuring Templates and Standards 897

Chapter 5: Understanding Worksharing 899

Chapter 6: Working with Consultants 900

Chapter 7: Interoperability: Working Multiplatform 901

Chapter 8: Advanced Modeling and Massing 902

Chapter 9: Conceptual Design and Design Analysis 903

Chapter 10: Working with Phasing, Groups, and Design Options 904

Chapter 11: Visualization 905

Chapter 12: Walls and Curtain Walls 906

Chapter 13: Floors, Ceilings, and Roofs 906

Chapter 14: Family Editor 908

Chapter 15: Stairs and Railings 909

Chapter 16: Detailing Your Design 910

Chapter 17: Documenting Your Design 912

Chapter 18: Annotating Your Design 912

Chapter 19: The Construction Phase 914

Chapter 20: Presenting Your Design 914

Chapter 21: Point Clouds 915

Appendix B • Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting 917

Optimizing Performance 917

Use Best Practices 920

Quality Control 924

Keeping an Eye on File Size 924

Using Schedules 929

Reviewing Warnings 933

Other Tips and Shortcuts 935

Additional Resources 938

Appendix C • Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 Certification 939

Index 947

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