Revit 1 - Introduction to Revit Architecture

48 Hours / Access Length: 3 Months / Delivery: Online, Instructor Supported

Course Overview:

This course covers basic Revit Architecture BIM concepts. Topics include project creation, basic display concepts, components, levels, walls, doors, windows, floor and roof objects, stairs and railings, view properties, family components, dimensions, basic annotations, drawing sheets and plotting procedures.

The delivery format of this course is via self-directed, video lectures and demonstrations, PDF manuals, and online support via web-based discussion groups and email support.

This course is designed for the full, Windows version of Revit.  Regarding running Revit on a Mac, the best solution is to use the Mac's Bootcamp utility and have a copy of Windows installed on its own partition. Parallels Desktop will also work and will allow you to install the full PC version of Revit on your Mac.
Although there is an "Revit for Mac" version available, it is not widely used and is missing many of the features found in the full Windows version of Revit. The current Mac version will work for the level one course but if you continue your training with the intermediate and advanced courses, the further you go the more you will run into features that simply do not exist on the Mac software.

Upon successful completion of this course, the students will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Create and modify wall types with Revit
  • Create and modify parametric components with Revit
  • Create and modify parametric, 3D building models with Revit
  • Work with the Revit display system to create floor plans, reflected ceiling plans, and presentation plans from a single building model.
  • Extract and annotate Floor plan drawings from a 3D Building model.
  • Extract and annotate Elevation drawings from a 3D building model.
  • Extract and annotate Section and Detail drawings from a 3D building model.
  • Generate camera views of a 3D building model.

Students can get a receive a free copy of the latest version Revit from Autodesk (valid for one year) by going here.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Introduction to BIM concepts and Revit Architecture concepts

Exploring the parts of the Revit interface and using basic Revit element creation procedures.

Lesson 2: Introduction to Revit view controls

Setting view properties and using Visibility/Graphic overrides. Exploring 3D view navigation controls. Introduction to view creation.

Lesson 3: Using dimensions and constraints

Methods for selecting and manipulating content. Introduction to editing tools.

Lesson 4: Exploring the concept of Categories, Families, Types and Instances

Accessing family libraries and loading families into a project. Introduction to sketching and sketched features.

Lesson 5: Creating and working with levels

Creating 3D perspectives with Camera Views. Introduction to sheet creation and drawing views.

Lesson 6: Sections

Introduction to Sections and methods for creating building sections, wall sections, and detail sections. Using callout views.

Lesson 7: Custom project templates

Customizing project settings and options.

Lesson 8: Introduction to Compound structure and creating custom wall types

Methods for working with vertically compound walls.

Lesson 9: Creating and modifying footprint roofs

Joining roofs and attaching walls to roofs. Extruding roofs and creating dormer roofs.

Lesson 10: Editing wall profiles

Joining and cutting geometry. Adding wall openings. Using hosted sweeps and sweep profiles with walls and roofs.

Lesson 11: Creating and working with floors

Editing floor edges. Creating foundation walls and structural foundations.

Lesson 12: Creating stairs by sketching runs

Creating stairs by sketching boundaries and risers. Using stair calculation rules and modifying stair properties.

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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