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Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 No Experience Required. Autodesk Official Press. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 3148780
  • Book
  • August 2015
  • 864 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Go from beginner to guru quickly with the ultimate Revit Architecture 2016 guide

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 No Experience Required is your ultimate hands-on guide for mastering this essential BIM software. With step-by-step instruction and a continuous tutorial approach, this invaluable guide walks you through the design of a four-story office building. You'll be led through the entire design, documentation, and presentation process with expert instruction and helpful tips, so you can quickly become confident and productive. You'll follow a real-world workflow as you jump right into modeling, first placing doors and windows, then building floors layer-by-layer, adding roofs and ceilings, stairs, ramps, and railings. Coverage includes crucial information on detailing, view and match line information, and printing, plus advanced topics like curtain walls, sweeps, embedded families, and formulas. You'll delve into site considerations including grading and topsurface features, and integrate them into your design at the rendering stage. The companion website provides downloadable tutorial files so you can jump in at any point and compare your work to the pros.

Revit is the industry-leading Building Information Management software, hailed for its power and sophistication. This guide helps you get the most out of the software, with expert instruction and plenty of practice.

  • Master the interface, tools, views, and editing capabilities
  • Work with structural objects, text, dimensions, and multi-story buildings
  • Generate construction documentation, schedules, and material takeoffs
  • Explore phase management, work sharing, and working with various formats

BIM is the emerging paradigm for architects and others in the construction and engineering fields. Revit is the industry leader, and is quickly becoming a mandatory skillset. Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 No Experience Required provides everything you need to get up to speed and down to work.

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Introduction xxi

Chapter 1 The Autodesk Revit World 1

The Revit Interface 2

The Revit Workflow 4

Using the Ribbon 5

The View Window 13

Object Selection 16

Modifying and Mirroring 18

Building on Existing Geometry 21

View Control and Object Display 23

The Project Browser 30

Windows 33

File Types and Families 35

System and Hosted Families (.rfa) 37

Using Revit Template Files (.rte) 41

Using Revit Family Files (.rft) 42

Are You Experienced? 43

Chapter 2 Creating a Model 45

Placing Walls 45

Adding Exterior Walls 45

Using Reference Planes 46

Adding More Walls 49

Adding Interior Walls 58

Using Temporary Dimensions to Gain Control of Your Model 60

Editing Wall Joins 78

Displaying Wall Joins 81

Disallowing Wall Joins 83

Placing Doors and Windows 88

Adding Doors 88

Placing Openings in Your Walls 96

Adding Windows 98

Are You Experienced? 102

Chapter 3 Creating Views 103

Creating Levels 103

Adding Levels 106

Understanding the Composition of a Level 109

Making Other Level Adjustments 112

Creating and Modifying Building Sections 121

Adding a Building Section 121

Making Building Modifications in a Section 128

Adding Wall Sections 134

Creating Detail Sections 137

Using Crop Regions 139

Splitting a Section Segment 141

Creating Callouts 143

Creating and Modifying a Camera View 149

Adding a Camera View 149

Modifying the Camera 151

Creating an Elevation 152

Interior Elevations 156

Elevation Properties 159

Annotation Properties 161

Are You Experienced? 163

Chapter 4 Working with the Autodesk Revit Tools 165

The Basic Edit Commands 166

The Move Command 166

The Copy Command 169

The Rotate Command 171

The Array Command 175

Radial Array 175

Linear Array 180

The Mirror Command 185

The Align Tool 188

Locking an Alignment 193

The Split Element Command 194

The Trim Command 200

The Offset Command 203

Copy/Paste 205

Creating the Plans 208

Are You Experienced? 212

Chapter 5 Dimensioning and Annotating 213

Dimensioning 213

Aligned Dimensions 214

Linear Dimensions 225

Angular Dimensions 227

Radial Dimensions 228

Arc Length Dimensions 230

Using Dimensions as a Layout Tool 232

Constraining the Model 237

Using Dimensions to Move Objects 241

Using Dimension Text Overrides 244

Placing Text and Annotations 247

Adding Leader Text 250

Changing the Leader Type 251

Modifying the Text Placement 253

Changing Text Properties 253

Are You Experienced? 254

Chapter 6 Floors 255

Placing a Floor Slab 255

Creating the Slab 256

Sketching the Slab 262

Building a Floor by Layers 271

Adding Materials 272

Adding a Layer 273

Splitting the Floor Materials 283

Adding an Alternate Material 283

Splitting and Painting 286

Pitching a Floor to a Floor Drain 291

Creating Shaft Openings 296

Are You Experienced? 302

Chapter 7 Roofs 303

Placing Roofs by Footprint 303

Flat Roofs by Footprint 304

Pitched Roofs by Footprint 319

Creating a Sloping Roof 332

Creating Roofs by Extrusion 338

Adding a Roof Dormer 347

Are You Experienced? 352

Chapter 8 Structural Items 353

Adding Structural Grids 353

Placing a Grid 354

Adding Structural Columns 368

Using Structural Framing 376

Adding a Beam System 380

Adding Bracing 383

Understanding Foundation Systems 387

Adding Structural Footings 393

Structural Slabs 396

Piers and Spread Footings 400

Using Structural Views 403

Are You Experienced? 406

Chapter 9 Ceilings and Interiors 407

Creating Ceilings 407

Modifying Ceiling Grids 412

Setting Ceiling Element Properties 414

Creating a Plan Region 417

Creating a Custom Ceiling 419

Creating Ceiling Openings and Soffits 423

Creating a Ceiling Opening 423

Creating a Soffit 426

Adding Light Fixtures to Ceilings 431

Adding Interior Design 435

Adding Plumbing Fixtures and Furniture 435

Adding Parabolic Troffers 443

Adding Casework and Furniture 447

Adding Alternate Floor Materials 457

Separating the Floor 457

Creating a Tile Material 459

Are You Experienced? 462

Chapter 10 Stairs, Ramps, and Railings 463

Creating Stairs by Using the Rise/Run Function 463

Modifying Boundaries 467

Configuring Railings 470

Creating a Winding Staircase 486

Stair and Railing Families 501

Creating a Custom Railing System 502

Creating Custom Stairs 507

Adding a Custom Landing 512

Adding a Gooseneck 513

Adding Ramps 520

Are You Experienced? 526

Chapter 11 Detailing 529

Working with Line Weights 529

Drafting on Top of the Detail 532

Using Predefined Detail Components 532

Masking Regions 534

Repeating Details 536

Modifying a Detail Component 541

Modifying Filled Regions 542

Drawing Detail Lines 566

Specifying Drafting Line Weights 568

Adding Notes 570

Adding Textual Notations 570

Creating Blank Drafting Views 572

Creating a Detail Group 581

Adding a Section to Another View 587

Importing AutoCAD Files into a Drafting View 589

Adding 2D and 3D Lines to the Model 590

Are You Experienced? 593

Chapter 12 Creating Specific Views and Match Lines 595

Duplicating Views 595

Creating Dependent Views 597

Adjusting the Crop Regions 598

Adjusting the Annotation Crop Region 601

Adding Match Lines 604

Match-Line Appearance 605

Adding View References to a Match Line 606

Using View Templates 609

Are You Experienced? 610

Chapter 13 Creating Sheets and Printing 611

Creating and Populating Sheets 611

Sheet Organization 614

Modifying a Viewport 619

Viewport Properties 624

Adding Revisions to a Sheet 625

Addressing Project Parameters 629

Generating a Cover Sheet 631

Printing from Revit Architecture 637

Are You Experienced? 640

Chapter 14 Creating Rooms and Area Plans 641

Creating Rooms 641

Configuring Properties 646

Placing and Manipulating Room Tags 651

Adding a Room Schedule 652

Adding a Color-Fill Plan 655

Adding Room Separators 657

Creating an Area Plan 659

Are You Experienced? 663

Chapter 15 Advanced Wall Topics 665

Creating Compound Walls 665

Adding Layers to the Compound Wall 668

Adding Wall Sweeps 674

Modifying a Wall’s Profile in Place 677

Manually Adding Host Sweeps 680

Creating Stacked Walls 684

Creating Curtain Walls 687

Adding a Predefined Curtain Wall 688

Adding a Blank Curtain Wall 690

Creating Curtain Grids 693

Adding a Wall to a Massing Object 699

Are You Experienced? 712

Chapter 16 Creating Families 713

Creating a Basic Family 713

Adding Reference Planes to a Family 714

Adding Dimensions and Parameters to a Family 717

The Type Properties Dialog Box 720

Using a Complex Family to Create an Arched Door 725

Creating a 3D Extrusion in a Family 728

Creating a 3D Sweep in a Family 733

Creating an In-Place Family 739

Are You Experienced? 743

Chapter 17 Site and Topography 745

Adding a Site in Revit 745

Modifying a Toposurface 749

Splitting the Surface 751

Creating Subregions 754

Adding Site Components 755

Adding Contour Properties and Labels 760

Adding Building Pads to Displace Earth 762

Adding a Property Line 764

Creating a Toposurface by Instance 765

Creating a Graded Region 774

Are You Experienced? 776

Chapter 18 Rendering and Presentation 777

Creating an Exterior Rendering 777

Creating Lighting Groups 788

Creating an Interior Rendering 791

Creating Walkthroughs 792

Exporting an Animation 795

Creating a Solar Study 797

Are You Experienced? 799

Index 801

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