REVIT Architecture

Course ID:               GIPM0710
Course Duration:   30 Hours / 0 PDU

Abstract 

Build your competency in Autodesk Revit from the ground up. In this course, Green Intl's Trainer & BIM Experts teaches you the core building information modeling (BIM) skills you need to complete solid drawings in Revit 2015.

 

First, get comfortable with the Revit environment, including its context ribbons, property palettes, and views, and learn to set up a project and add the grids, levels, and dimensions that will anchor your design.

 

Then get to modeling:

Adding walls, doors, and windows; creating and mirroring groups; linking to external assets; and working with floors, roofs, and ceilings.

 

Amro also shows advanced techniques for drawing stairs, complex walls, and partially obscured building elements, as well as adding rooms and solid geometry, mechanical, electrical, and structural.

 

 Finally, discover how to annotate your drawing so all the components are perfectly understood, and learn how to output sheets to DWF, PDF, or AutoCAD.

 

What is Autodesk Revit used for?

Autodesk Revit (Architecture, Structure and MEP) is the world's first fully parametric building design software. This revolutionary software, for the first time, truly takes architectural computer aided design beyond simply being a high tech pencil. Revit is a product of Autodesk, makers of AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Inventor, 3DS Max, Maya and many another popular design programs.

Revit can be thought of as the foundation of a larger process called Building Information Modeling (BIM). The BIM process revolves around a virtual, information rich 3D model.

In this model all the major building elements are represented and contain information such as manufacturer, model, cost, phase and much more. Once a model has been developed in Revit, third-party add-ins and applications can be used to further leverage the data. Some examples are Facilities Management, Analysis (Energy, Structural, Lighting), Construction Sequencing, Cost Estimating, Code Compliance and much more!

 

What is a parametric building modeler?

 

Revit is a program designed from the ground up using state-of-the-art technology. The term parametric describes a process by which an element is modified and an adjacent element(s) is automatically modified to maintain a previously established relationship. For example, if a wall is moved, perpendicular walls will grow, or shrink, in length to remain attached to the related wall. Additionally, elements attached to the wall will move, such as wall cabinets, doors, windows, air grilles, etc.

 

Revit stands for Revise Instantly; a change made in one view is automatically updated in all other views and schedules. For example, if you move a door in an interior elevation view, the floor plan will automatically update. Or, if you delete a door, it will be deleted from all other views and schedules.

 

A major goal of Revit is to eliminate much of the repetitive and mundane tasks traditionally associated with CAD programs allowing more time for design, coordination and visualization. For example: all sheet numbers, elevation tags and reference bubbles are updated automatically when changed anywhere in the project. Therefore it is difficult to find a miss-referenced detail tag.

 

The best way to understand how a parametric model works is to describe the Revit project file. A single Revit file contains your entire building project. Even though you mostly draw in 2D views, you are actually drawing in 3D. In fact, the entire building project is a 3D model. From this 3D model you can generate 2D elevations, 2D sections , , and perspective views. Therefore, when you delete a door in an elevation view you are actually deleting the door from the 3D model '' from which all2D views are generated and automatically updated.

 

Why use Revit?

 

Many people ask the question, why use Revit versus other programs? The answer can certainly vary depending on the situation and particular needs of an individual or organization.

 

Generally speaking, this is why most companies use Revit:

 

• Many designers and drafters are using Revit to streamline repetitive drafting tasks and focus more on designing and detailing a project.

• Revit is a very progressive program and offers many features for designing buildings.

 

· Revit is constantly being developed and Autodesk provides incremental upgrades and patches on a regular basis; Revit 2016 was released about a year after the previous version.

 

• Revit was designed specifically for architectural design and includes features like:

 

o Mental Ray and Autodesk Renderer Photo Realistic Rendering

o Phasing; model changes over time

o Design Options; model changes during the same time

o Live schedules

o Cloud Rendering via Autodesk A360

o Conceptual Energy Analysis via Autodesk A360

o Day lighting Analysis via Autodesk A360

 

 Topics include:

 

-        What is BIM?

-        Understanding Revit element hierarchy

-        Navigating views

-        Creating a new project from a template

-        Refining a layout with temporary dimensions

-        Adding plumbing fixtures and other components

-        Linking AutoCAD DWG files

-        Rotating and aligning Revit links

-        Hiding and isolating objects

-        Adding walls, doors, and windows

-        Adding openings

-        Adding railings and extensions to stairs

-        Creating stacked and curtain walls

-        Adding rooms

-        Working with footprint and extrusion roofs

-        Adding single and multiple columns

-        Laying foundations

-        Creating perimeter framing and pan joists

-        Placing concrete slabs

-        Reinforcing with rebar

-        Adding electrical panels

-        Creating a switching circuit

-        Adding mechanical equipment

-        Adding supply and return ducts

-        Generate heating and cooling reports

-        Creating Fire systems

-        Creating schedules views and tags

-        Adding text and dimensions

-        Plotting and creating a PDF

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