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Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013. No Experience Required

  • ID: 2253288
  • Book
  • June 2012
  • 1056 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Learn Revit Architecture with this engaging, hands–on introduction to Autodesk′s powerful BIM software. Through an extended, continuous, easy–to–follow tutorial, you′ll learn Revit by planning and developing a four–story office building from design to documentation to presentation. Follow each step sequentially or skip straight to specific skills you′d like to learn by downloading just those drawing files from the companion website. Either way, you′ll get a thorough grounding in Revit basics and quickly master the tools and techniques that professionals use all the time.

  • Learn Revit by designing a four–story office building from start to finish

  • Start at the ground level by setting a foundation, structural beams, and footings

  • Master the exciting new features in Revit Architecture 2013

  • Understand best practices for models, views, dimensions, families, editing, and more

  • Plan and create walls, doors, windows, floors, and ceilings

  • Add rooms, choose colors, and design areas and area separators

  • Create custom stairs and railings that look great in commercial and high–end residential settings

  • Finish your site with landscaping, curbing, parking, and walkways

  • Impress your customers by lighting, rendering, and presenting your designs in 3D

Learn how to quickly create incredibly realistic renderings

See how the robust Detail Component library of Revit allows you to seamlessly move from modeling to drafting

Create custom stairs and railings appropriate for both commercial and residential settings

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Introduction xxi

Chapter 1 The Autodesk Revit World 1

Chapter 2 Creating a Model 47

Chapter 3 Creating Views 109

Chapter 4 Working with the Autodesk Revit Tools 175

Chapter 5 Dimensioning and Annotating 225

Chapter 6 Floors 271

Chapter 7 Roofs 323

Chapter 8 Structural Items 377

Chapter 9 Ceilings and Interiors 433

Chapter 10 Stairs, Ramps, and Railings 497

Chapter 11 Schedules and Tags 571

Chapter 12 Detailing 645

Chapter 13 Creating Specific Views and Match Lines 717

Chapter 14 Creating Sheets and Printing 733

Chapter 15 Creating Rooms and Area Plans 765

Chapter 16 Advanced Wall Topics 791

Chapter 17 Creating Families 845

Chapter 18 Site and Topography 879

Chapter 19 Rendering and Presentation 913

Chapter 20 Importing and Coordinating Models 937

Chapter 21 Phasing and Design Options 959

Chapter 22 Project Collaboration 973

Index 993

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Architectural engineer Eric Wing is the BIM Manager at C&S Companies, a Syracuse, New York, engineering firm. He is also Director of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) Training Program, author of four books, and Revit columnist for AUGIWorld magazine, AUGI HotNews, and ConnectPress. Eric is a popular speaker at Autodesk University and the American Council of Engineering Companies, as well as at industry events and conferences sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute, and AUGI user groups. He also teaches BIM for Facility Management at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

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