Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 In Practice

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 In Practice

ISBN-10:
0763776300
ISBN-13:
9780763776305
Pub. Date:
11/19/2009
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning

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Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 In Practice

Autodesk Revit® Architecture® software provides building information modeling (BIM) data that allows you to design buildings with modeling and drafting elements. This book provides basic, step-by-step instructions for getting started and using the Revit Architecture software or for refreshing your Revit skill. It covers only the basics to illustrate the myriad 2D/3D drawing and editing functions for this popular yet complex application. AutoDesk Revit Architecture 2010 in Practice demonstrates how to design small buildings –from concept through actual plotting. The accompanying DVD includes all the drawing lessons in the text, the ability to view third-party software applications, all of the book's figures in color, and a trial version of Revit 2010. This comprehensive introduction will help you navigate this multifaceted software with ease.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763776305
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 11/19/2009
Edition description: 1E
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introducing Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2010 1

1.1 Understanding the Basic Concepts and Principles of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 2

The Autodesk Revit Architecture Project 2

Levels in a Building Model 2

The Autodesk Revit Architecture Families 3

Element Categories 3

1.2 New and Improved Features of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 6

Enhanced User Interface 6

Conceptual Design Environment 7

Interoperability 7

Worksharing 8

Visibility and Graphics Enhancements 8

Details and Annotations 9

Macros Development with Revit VSTA 9

Documentation 9

1.3 Installing Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 9

1.4 Opening Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 16

1.5 Understanding the User Interface 18

Title Bar 18

Application Button 18

Quick Access Toolbar 20

Ribbon 20

Tabs and Contextual Tabs 21

Panels and Expanded Panels 22

Dialog Launcher 23

Tools 23

Type Selector 24

InfoCenter 24

Keytips and Tooltips 25

Options Bar 26

Project Browser 26

Drawing Area 27

View Control Bar 27

Status Bar 27

1.6 Using Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 Help 28

1.7 Exiting Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 30

Chapter 2 Working with Projects and Elements 33

2.1 Creating a New Project 34

2.2 Sketching Elements 36

2.3 Saving a Project 38

2.4 Closing a Project 40

2.5 Opening an Existing Project 42

2.6 Selecting an Element 43

2.7 Modifying an Element 45

2.8 Moving an Element 47

2.9 Rotating an Element 50

2.10 Flipping an Element 52

2.11 Mirroring an Element 53

2.12 Resizing an Element 55

2.13 Copying, Cutting, and Pasting an Element 57

2.14 Trimming and Extending an Element 62

2.15 Creating an Array of Elements64

Creating a Linear Array 64

Creating a Radial Array 67

2.16 Grouping Elements 70

2.17 Aligning Elements 73

2.18 Deleting an Element 75

Chapter 3 Working with Project Views and Work Planes 77

3.1 Working with Project Views 77

Exploring Project View Types 78

Using Visibility and Graphic Display in Project Views 100

Hiding Elements in a View 105

Cropping a View 106

Rotating a View 107

3.2 Working with Work Planes 109

Chapter 4 Working with Basic Building Components 113

4.1 Understanding the Workflow of a Building Project 114

4.2 Working with Walls 114

Exploring Wall Types 115

Creating Interior and Exterior Walls 115

4.3 Adding Doors to a Wall 119

4.4 Adding Windows to a Wall 122

4.5 Adding Free-Standing Components 124

4.6 Creating a Floor 126

4.7 Creating a Roof 128

Adding a Roof by Footprint 128

Adding a Roof by Extrusion 130

4.8 Creating a Ceiling 133

Creating an Automatic Ceiling 133

Sketching a Ceiling 135

4.9 Cutting Openings 137

4.10 Attaching the Wall to Other Elements 138

4.11 Creating Stairs 141

Creating Stairs by Sketching Runs 141

Creating Stairs by Sketching Boundaries and Risers 144

Creating Spiral Staircases 146

4.12 Creating a Railing 150

4.13 Creating a Ramp 155

4.14 Creating Architectural Columns 157

Creating a Column 157

Attaching and Detaching Columns 159

4.15 Using Curtain Elements 162

Creating a Curtain Wall 163

Adding Curtain Grids 166

4.16 Creating a Model Text 168

4.17 Using Rooms 171

Creating and Tagging a Room 171

Computing the Room Area and Volume 174

Chapter 5 Working with Site Design 179

5.1 Using Toposurfaces 180

Creating a Toposurface 180

Adding a Toposurface Subregion in a Toposurface 185

Splitting a Toposurface 186

Merging Toposurfaces 188

5.2 Using Property Lines 190

5.3 Creating a Building Pad 191

5.4 Adding Parking Components 194

5.5 Adding Site Components 196

Chapter 6 Working with Massing Studies 199

6.1 Exploring Massing Studies 200

6.2 Using a Mass Family 200

Creating an In-Place Mass 201

Adding a Mass Instance from a Mass Family 203

Merging Mass Instances 206

6.3 Creating a Mass Floor 207

6.4 Creating a Wall from a Mass Face 212

6.5 Creating a Floor from a Mass Floor 214

6.6 Creating a Curtain System from a Mass Instance 216

6.7 Creating a Roof from a Mass Instance 219

Chapter 7 Annotation and Detailing 221

7.1 Creating Text Notes 222

7.2 Creating Grids 224

7.3 Creating Levels 226

7.4 Creating a Keynote 228

7.5 Adding a Tag 230

7.6 Adding a Symbol 234

7.7 Adding an Insulation 236

7.8 Working with Labels 238

Creating a Label 238

Applying a Label to a Tag 243

7.9 Working with Detailing 246

Creating a Detail View 247

Creating a Drafting View 250

Chapter 8 Working with Construction Documents 253

8.1 Using Sheets 253

Creating a Sheet 254

Adding Views to a Sheet 258

Adding an Image to a Sheet 260

8.2 Creating a Title Block 262

8.3 Using Viewports 265

Creating a Viewport Type 266

Applying a Viewport Type to a View 268

Altering a View Title 269

8.4 Adding a Schedule to a Sheet 272

8.5 Using Drawing Lists 274

Creating a Drawing List 274

Excluding a Sheet from a Drawing List 277

8.6 Using Revisions 278

Describing the Revision Workflow 279

Inserting Revision Information 279

Using Revision Clouds 281

Inserting Revisions in a Revision Schedule 286

Issuing a Revision 289

8.7 Printing a Construction Document 290

Chapter 9 Rendering Basics 295

9.1 Understanding the Rendering Workflow 295

9.2 Using Lights 296

Creating a Lighting Fixture 296

Adding a Lighting Fixture to a Building Model 302

Setting the Light Source 305

Displaying a Light Source in a View 306

Controlling the Position of a Spotlight in a Building Model 308

9.3 Adding Plants and an Entourage 313

9.4 Using Decals 315

Creating a Decal Type 315

Setting a Decal in a View 318

9.5 Rendering an Image 319

Index 327

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