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Redefine How You Design and Document with Revit Architecture 2009

Join the BIM revolution with the new edition of this bestselling guide from a skilled author team of Revit professionals. Using clear explanations, detailed tutorials, and practical examples, they show you how to immediately implement Revit in the real world with spectacular results.

You'll start with a focused look at Revit and Building Information Modeling (BIM) basics and the Revit interface, before quickly moving into setting up and customizing tools, preparing templates and settings, and creating a library of components. From there, the book guides you through a wealth of information, from basic to conceptual modeling and using smart workflows to fine-tuning designs and creating rich construction documents. Packed with techniques, tips, and sixteen pages of stunning examples in full color, this is the perfect resource to help you unleash your creativity with Revit Architecture 2009.

Coverage includes:

  • Customizing system families and project settings to create templates and make Revit match your style and needs
  • Creating massing studies and conducting feasibility studies to ensure your designs work
  • Mastering modeling principles of Revit
  • Understanding smart workflows—the power of groups, links, and design options
  • Presenting your designs using the powerful new rendering tools and materials
  • Learning practical techniques to achieve rich construction documentation
  • Collaborating, tracking changes, and coordinating processes
  • Measuring the effects of sun and shadow using animation
  • Move to BIM and Increase Your Productivity
  • Implement Revit and BIM Principles, and Learn Best Practices
  • Master Powerful New Rendering Capabilities
  • Improve Your Workflows, Worksharing, and Collaboration
  • Update Design, Specification, or Modeling Information Dynamically
  • Explore Sustainable Design with Revit Architecture
  • Annotate All Views for Accurate, Professional Presentations
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470295281
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/2/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Understanding BIM: From the Basics to Advanced Realities 1

Ch. 2 Revit Fundamentals 15

Ch. 3 Know Your Editing Tools 65

Ch. 4 Setting Up Your Templates and Office Standards 87

Ch. 5 Customizing System Families and Project Settings in Your Template 139

Ch. 6 Modeling Principles in Revit I 169

Ch. 7 Modeling Principles in Revit II 191

Ch. 8 Concept Massing Studies 221

Ch. 9 From Conceptual Mass to a Real Building 249

Ch. 10 Working with Design Options 281

Ch. 11 Creating Custom 3D Content 301

Ch. 12 Extended Modeling Techniques - Walls 333

Ch. 13 Extended Modeling Techniques - Roofs and Slabs 361

Ch. 14 Extended Modeling Techniques - Railings and Fences 405

Ch. 15 Presentation Techniques for Plans, Sections, and Elevations 423

Ch. 16 Presenting Perspective Views 445

Ch. 17 Fine-Tuning Your Preliminary Design 465

Ch. 18 Evaluating Your Preliminary Design: Sustainability 491

Ch. 19 Annotating Your Model 513

Ch. 20 Developing the Design with Smart Workflows 567

Ch. 21 Moving from Design to Detailed Documentation 595

Ch. 22 Advanced Detailing Techniques 635

Ch. 23 Tracking Changes in Your Model 655

Ch. 24 Worksharing 673

App. A The Bottom Line 693

App. B Tips and Troubleshooting 717

Index 731

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