Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 No Experience Required: Autodesk Official Press

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 No Experience Required: Autodesk Official Press

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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.

About Author

Eric Wing is an architectural engineer and the Building Information Modeling manager at a New York engineering firm. An Autodesk Certified Instructor, he is also director of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) Training Program and the Revit columnist for AUGIWorld Magazine. Eric is a popular speaker at Autodesk University and frequently addresses other industry events, including the American Institute of Architects, CSI, and AUGI user groups.


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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