Revit Architecture Essentials

Essentials Training – 3 Day Course

Objective of Course
This course covers the basics of Revit Architecture, from schematic design through construction documentation. Delegates are introduced to the concepts of Building Information Modelling and the tools for parametric building design and documentation.

Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for new users of Revit Architecture.

Prerequisites
No previous CAD experience is necessary. However, architectural design, drafting or engineering experience is highly recommended. It is recommended that delegates have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows 7/Vista or Microsoft Windows XP.

Qualifications
On completion of the course you will be presented with an internationally recognized Autodesk Authorized Training Certificate. On completion you will also be eligible to claim 6 Category 1 SACAP points.

Distance Learning
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Essentials

Revit Architecture Essentials Course Outline

Session 1
Introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Introduction to Revit User Inferface ( UI)
Show Examples ie. Rendering, Drafting :
Draw detail, Do Modelling.
Creating Levels – with/without ‘Floor Plan View’
View -> New -> Floor plan = to create floor plan from Level.
Grids
Creating Walls using Lines, Rec, Arc etc.
Inserting Doors/Windows
Inserting SA Content,
Inserting components, RPC – Archvision
3D View & Navigation Cube
View Properties – Scale,Detail level,Display,Shadow,Crop Region,Temp Hide,Hide in View
Elevation Markers
Section Box ( Only in 3D View )
Temp Dimensions, Individual dims, Entire Wall Dimensioning, Dimension Locking, EQ constraint
Inserting CAD Drawing/Tracing with Wall Tool

Session 2
Move ( Rehost ) Copy ( RMC – create Similar ) Rotate ( Spacebar ) Mirror , Pin, Align, Split, Trim, Offset.
Editing Wall Properties – show Wall “Function” property, Wall joins
Drawing Ground Floor Slab, Drawing First Floor Slab
Creating Section Lines, Section Range
Place views on Sheets
Basic Titleblock Editing
Tutorial
Draw multi-level building

Session 3
Creating Foundations
Edit Elevation Profiles
roof,floor,wall – creating stepped foundations
Use Drafting lines to show step.
Roof by Footprint, Flat roof, slope arrow (multiple arrows)

Roof – Layers
Show Structural Truss and Draw truss with Drafting Lines.
Roof by Extrusion – go to Elevation first
View Range
View Roof, Foundation plan.
Work Planes Principles
Model Text
Decal, Settings -> Decal Types
Arch Column vs Structural Column
Attach Column

Session 4
Host sweeps
Wall Sweeps – Hor/Ver, Setback from windows/doors, Sweep Return
Fascia – Add/Remove Segments,
Floor slab edge – Join Geometry
Load profile and Apply profile.
Ceilings, Sloped Ceilings
Inserting Lights and Light fittings
Create Camera Views
Turn Section Box on for Perspective Section
Ramp
Stair Basics- Manually add Boundaries and Risers
Railings Basics – add to Host stair
Curtain Walls Basics
Use Curtain Grid, Add Mullions
Use Grid /Mullion in System
Tutorial
Add Stepped Foundations,
Add Roof by Extrusion & Footprint,
Change Gutter profile,
Add sloped Ceiling,
Add Light Fittings and increase intensity,
Add Ramp,
Add Stairs & Railings
Import System Family Files

Session 5
Object Styles
Categories – Model, Perspectives, Annotations.
Global settings
lineweights

Visibility Overrides + Visibility on/off setting
View Overrides – RMC Override Object in View
Settings
Lineweights ( hatching uses Pen #1 ) Linestyles, Line patterns
Linework Tool for Elevations
Show stepped foundations in back and use “Invisible” Line to hide.
Spot Elevation/Spot Slope
Ref Plane – and Naming of ref plane
Symbol ie. North Sign. Show how to create new Symbol ie Electrical switch.
Filled Region, Masked Region
Detail Callout
Detail Component
Repeating detail
use Examples and Transfer Project Standards

Session 6
Materials – duplicate to create new
Fill Patterns
Render Appearance Library – is Read-Only Library
Paint and Split face
Property Line by Lines (chg Units) by Table (chg Site Settings Units)
Basic Topography/Site – Pick Points. Give heights.
Split Surface
Basic Schedules – Roof, Windows/Doors
Creating Legend View
Tags
Room Tags & Area
Export – Floor Area Analysis
Export – Dwg – make sure you turn “Xref” off.
Export – Image, Html webpage
Printing
Rendering Settings
Mental Ray Rendering
set up link if custom  images are used.
Help
Autodesk Seek
New Features Workshop
Tutorial
Create Site with Roads. Add Plants. Do External & Internal Rendering.

Revit Architecture Intermediate

Intermediate Training – 3 Day Course

Objective of Course
This course builds on the basics of Revit Architecture, from productivity tools to professional project presentation. Delegates delve deeper into the intricacies of the concepts of Building Information Modelling and the tools for parametric building design and documentation.

Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for basic users and self-taught users of Revit Architecture.

Prerequisites
A working knowledge of Revit Architecture is required, preferably the Revit Architecture Essentials Training Course. An architectural design, drafting or engineering experience is highly recommended. It is recommended that delegates have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows 7/Vista or Microsoft Windows XP.

Qualifications
On completion of the course you will be presented with an internationally recognized Autodesk Authorized Training Certificate. On completion you will also be eligible to claim 6 Category 1 SACAP points.

Distance Learning
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Intermediate

Revit Architecture Intermediate Course Outline

Session 1
Keyboard Shortcuts
Journals
Click and Drag Journal files onto Revit Icon on the desktop C:\Users\<<Username>\AppData\Local\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012\Journals
Modelling
Walls – Modify Section element.
Stacked Walls – RMC Break Up.
Parts
Curtain Walls – adding doors, windows
Editing Mullions & Grid lines
Roof – Sloped Curtain Walls
Adding Door/Win compilation to exist wall + Cut Geometry.
Model Text & Decal revision –cutouts.
Modelling -> Openings
Floor, Roof – Modify sub objects
Roof – Hipped Gable, Soffit
Roof Join – cut opening for dormer
Host Sweeps – Create own Host sweep profile

Session 2
Group – save/import + bind group
Attached Detail Group
Array
Copy to Clipboard – Paste Aligned : windows and internal walls.
Structural
Grids, Columns, Beams & Foundations
Beam System
Edit Beam Joins
Opening by Face
Truss – structural Beam
Ramp
Stairs
Railings – Editing Top Rail
– Railing examples
– Rail shading device
Create own column using column family.
Tutorial
Create Classrooms Blg using groups. Create Structural Warehouse. Create Hipped roof. Creat Roof dormer using Sub objects.

Session 3
Revit Extensions
Views
Creating Levels – View -> New -> Floor Plan = to create floor plan from view.
Annotation Crop Region

View Templates – Creating & Applying – Settings -> View Templates – to change existing ones.
View Range & Cut Plane – Create Foundation Plan
Plan Region -> for Split levels.
Hide in View.
Duplicating View as Dependent – use matchline to cut large Blg onto 2 Sheets.
Section Lines – Split + Angle, Hide Section Lines / scale.
Drafting Views -> Importing 2d Views
Steering Wheel.
Navigation Cube -> View Orient – to Section view – Change Posche Material + Dims in 3D
Detailing
Assemblies
Show Hidden Lines – uses “Dash” line pattern
Linework Tool
Lineweight per Function of Layer
Cut Profile on Sections : Roof & Wall
Creating Detail components & Repeating details
– Reusing current 2d details
– Line based Component

Session 4
Area Analysis
Creating Area Plans & Boundaries
Adding Area Tags
Applying Area Types
Applying Color Fill to Area Plans ( or per View )
Using Room tags
Room Bounding Property
Area Volume Computation.
Export – Room Area Report
Schedules – Calculating Bricks
– Exporting Schedule to Excel.
Legends – creating door window views.
Materials – Creating Revit Materials
Editing .pat files. – align with element. C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit 2014\Data
Materials Saved inside .rvt file
Edit Model Pattern on object surface.
Material (View -> New -> Material Takeoff Schedule )
Walkthrough – Exporting ( Lagarith codec)
Rendering – Size of Camera View,
Turn Section box on for perspective camera view.
Plants – RPC files.
Rendering with Daylight Portals
Solar Study – Day Month etc. – Exporting
Tutorial
Create a Repeating Detail. Create Brick Schedule, Create Door/Window Schedule with Legends. Export Solar Study & Export
Walkthrough.

Session 5
Import/Export Settings
DWG Export Settings
Import DWG lineweight Settings
DWF Publish
Import/Link Markup Set ( for Sheets )
Site – Property line : Site Settings & Property Data + Unit Settings
Topo/Site – three ways,
1.Pick Points – revise
2.Use Imported 3D dwg file,
3.Use Points File ( comma deliminated .csv )
Height Restriction – copy site & remove ‘surface pattern’
Create Cut & Fill schedule – First Move Site to a previous Phase ( Graded Region ) Remove internal points.

Session 6
In-place Family – Extrusion, Blend, Rovolve, Sweep, swept blend
– Interact with normal elements,
– Ie. Stepped Foundations, Baluster, Plaster band
Workplane Viewer
Adding Inserts to an In-Place Family
Attaching Walls to In-Place Roofs and Floors
Joining In-Place Families to Other Geometry
Use Cut Geometry with In-place Void and Standard Wall
Editing the In-Place Family
Tag – in-place family
Family Basics – creating using templates. ie. 2d tags, 2d profile, 3d Column,
– Using 2d Symbolic Lines, Setting Object Visibility
Massing – principles
– Cutting Levels
– Adding floors, walls, roof, curtain system
– Floor Mass Schedule
– Massing don’t print if on sheets
Modelling with Massing – Creating Non-Vertical Walls, Tensile Roof.
Tutorial
Relocate Project, Define Projects Coordinates & set to True North, Create Mass & Mass building.Create a Door or Window family.

Revit Architecture Advanced

Advanced Training – 3 Day Course

Objective of Course
This course covers advanced tools of Revit Architecture, from sharing your project through advanced content creation. Delegates are taught the advanced concepts of Building Information Modelling and the advanced tools for parametric building design and documentation.

Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for intermediate users of Revit Architecture.

Prerequisites
An intermediate knowledge of Revit Architecture is required, preferably the Revit Architecture Intermediate Training Course. An architectural design, drafting or engineering experience is highly recommended. It is recommended that delegates have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows 7.

Qualifications
On completion of the course you will be presented with an internationally recognized Autodesk Authorized Training Certificate. On completion you will also be eligible to claim 6 Category 1 SACAP points.

Enquire Now
Distance Learning
Advanced

Revit Architecture Advanced Course Outline

Session 1
Settings/Options
Creating and editing a Template
Setting Default template used.
Setting Options – File Locations – for “file Favourites”
Titleblocks
Revisions
Using Labels
Using Shared Parameters –ie : Submission dates
Adding new linetypes – Settings > Object Styles.
Guide Grid
Materials
– Import Hatch
– Invisible Line with Linework tool – Show Foundations Example
– Hatch Pattern – Align with element
Concept mode – Model Patterns for Railings
– Model Patterns for Curtain Walling
Roofs – Negative Slopes
– Dormer Window/Thatched Dormer
– Tensile Roof structure
– Using In-Place Family Voids to cut geometry.
New Staircases tool –Multi level
– Spiral Stairs/Draw boundaries & treads
New Railing edits – Editing Shading Device and Balusters

Session 2
Advanced Scheduling
Key Schedules – Fast way to change text on multiple Tags.
Multi Category Room Schedule – door belong to Room it opens to.
View List – as Drawing Index
Material Takeoff
Detailing
Show/Obscure Hidden Lines tool
Override Host Layers – Lineweight/function – View props -> Visibility Overrides.
Change Level Lines & Section Tags
Change View Title.
Filters
Keynotes
Settings -> Keynote.txt file
View -> New -> Keynote Legend (filter by sheet)
Tutorial

Session 3
Worksets
Basic Stages of Project Sharing
Worksets

Creating a Central File
Creating a Local File
Selective Open
Saving Your Work
Tips and Common Scenarios
– Leave Workset1 as Holding Place
Moving a Central File
Project Rollback
Backup Versions
Working Off-site and Off-line
Multiple Users Logging-in Remotely
Using Links in a Shared Project
Removing an Absent Users
Project Phasing
Process : 1. Create Phases, 2. Create View per Phase, 3. Draw
Phases and Phase Filters
View Properties and Phases
Applying a Phase to a Schedule
Phase Properties for Modelling
Phase Conditions and Settings
Creating and Combining Phases
Creating Overrides – to highlight the phase.

Session 4
Design Options
Use with Interior Scenarios rather than Exterior scenarios.
Visibility Graphics for Design Options
Project Linking
Linking RVTs
VG Visibility Graphic Settings for Linked RVTs
V/Graphics of Design Options within Linked RVTs
Query Linked Drawings
File – Manage Links
Can also Bind Linked RVTs – Imports as Group – Can explode/edit.
Tip: Link Site to Base Drawing.
Tip: On large files (or for MEP/STR Collaboration) link a RVT file containing Rooms and Annotations.
Large Files – File Size is not Linear throughout project. Geometry is Large not Detailing
Setting Revit.exe as high priority in Windows. Creating a .bat file.
Tutorial

Session 5
Families
Family Editor Command Basics
Family Types and Templates
Guidelines for Creating Families
– Maintain Relationships with Ref planes
– Then Map solids to Ref planes

Adding Parameters for Variables ie. Length Width Height.
Creating Formulas – use Family Types
2D Families – Room Tag,
Detail Components – can add parameters to 2D & nest them into 3D Objects
Line based Detail Components ( use nested Symbol )
2D/3D Families – Sweep Profiles
3D Families – Light Fixture
– White light by Default
– IES files
Table and Chairs – Array
Nested Array – Louvres in Window Family
Material Parameter for solid objects
2D Symbolic Lines – ie Door
Lines
Categories and sub-categories – Object Styles
Setting Detail Line Visibility
Visibility control of Solids/Lines
Use of Ref Lines instead of Ref Planes (Angles) ie. Truss
Applying Formulas to Arrays and Dimensions
Use of Visibility toggle – Setting up a Yes/No parameter for component Visibility.

Session 6
Families – Techniques
Nested Detail Component in section–Create a section in family and then insert DC.
Add nested Detail to Host Sweep – Facia, or Door lintol.
Adaptive components.
Shared Parameters
Go File – Shared Parameters.
Create .txt with Parameters.
Add these parameters into, say a family
When using this family containing the Shared Par. In your .RVT file – Goto “Settings” – Project Parameters and select/link this
Shared Parameter to the current drawing.
Type Catalogues – Old and New
Create .txt file with same name.
1st Line : ,parameter name##type##unit etc.
2nd Line : Name, value,value
3rd Line : Another name, value,value

Tutorial