Learn Revit Architecture with expert instruction from this Autodesk Official Press guide The new edition of this bestselling Revit book is the most useful and approachable Mastering Revit Architecture yet. Thoroughly revised and updated, this comprehensive guide to Autodesk's industry-leading building information modeling (BIM) software features in-depth explanations, real-world examples, and practical tutorials help you grasp crucial tools, techniques, and concepts so you can quickly start doing real work in Revit. You will learn core BIM concepts and best practices for everything from putting together impressive building designs to producing solid documentation, creating visualizations that impress clients, and more. Hands-on exercises with downloadable before-and-after files provide plenty of opportunities to practice the real-world scenarios and hone all the crucial Revit skills.
* Explains the user interface, general concepts, best practices, and new features of Revit 2014 * Teaches modeling, massing, and visualization with Revit * Helps users develop extended modeling skills for walls, stairs, floors, and more * Features detailed documentation and presentation techniques * Provides detailed instruction, step-by-step tutorials, and numerous examples * Includes downloadable starting and ending files and additional advanced content * Offers information to help readers prepare for Autodesk's certification exams This detailed reference and tutorial is the perfect resource for becoming an expert with Autodesk's powerful BIM software.
James Vandezande is a registered architect and Principal at HOK, where he is one of the company's BIM leaders. James is also a cofounder of the New York City Revit Users Group and teaches Revit as an adjunct lecturing professor at NYU. Eddy Krygiel is an Autodesk Authorized Author and registered architect at HNTB Architects, where he implements BIM and has used Revit to complete projects of all sizes. Connect with James and Eddy at the popular Mastering Revit page on Facebook. Phil Read is the founder of Arch Tech, as well as one of the driving forces behind the original Revit software. He's an avid blogger and a popular speaker at Autodesk University and currently works at an AEC-related technology startup.
Foreword xxi Introduction xxiii Part 1 Fundamentals 1 Chapter 1 Introduction: The Basics of BIM 3 Chapter 2 Principles: UI and Project Organization 19 Chapter 3 The Basics of the Toolbox 65 Part 2 Understanding the Workflow 109 Chapter 4 Configuring Templates and Standards 111 Chapter 5 Understanding Worksharing 163 Chapter 6 Working with Consultants 197 Chapter 7 Interoperability: Working Multiplatform 231 Part 3 Modeling and Massing for Design 271 Chapter 8 Advanced Modeling and Massing 273 Chapter 9 Conceptual Design and Design Analysis 353 Chapter 10 Working with Phasing, Groups, and Design Options 383 Chapter 11 Visualization 445 Part 4 Extended Modeling Techniques 499 Chapter 12 Walls and Curtain Walls 501 Chapter 13 Floors, Ceilings, and Roofs 565 Chapter 14 Family Editor 597 Chapter 15 Stairs and Railings 641 Part 5 Documentation 699 Chapter 16 Detailing Your Design 701 Chapter 17 Documenting Your Design 745 Chapter 18 Annotating Your Design 775 Part 6 Construction and Beyond 821 Chapter 19 The Construction Phase 823 Chapter 20 Presenting Your Design 849 Chapter 21 Point Clouds 873 Appendices 893 Appendix A The Bottom Line 895 Chapter 1: Introduction: The Basics of BIM 895 Chapter 2: Principles: UI and Project Organization 896 Chapter 3: The Basics of the Toolbox 896 Chapter 4: Configuring Templates and Standards 897 Chapter 5: Understanding Worksharing 899 Chapter 6: Working with Consultants 900 Chapter 7: Interoperability: Working Multiplatform 901 Chapter 8: Advanced Modeling and Massing 902 Chapter 9: Conceptual Design and Design Analysis 903 Chapter 10: Working with Phasing, Groups, and Design Options 904 Chapter 11: Visualization 905 Chapter 12: Walls and Curtain Walls 906 Chapter 13: Floors, Ceilings, and Roofs 906 Chapter 14: Family Editor 908 Chapter 15: Stairs and Railings 909 Chapter 16: Detailing Your Design 910 Chapter 17: Documenting Your Design 912 Chapter 18: Annotating Your Design 912 Chapter 19: The Construction Phase 914 Chapter 20: Presenting Your Design 914 Chapter 21: Point Clouds 915 Appendix B Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting 917 Optimizing Performance 917 Use Best Practices 920 Quality Control 924 Keeping an Eye on File Size 924 Using Schedules 929 Reviewing Warnings 933 Other Tips and Shortcuts 935 Additional Resources 938 Appendix C Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 Certification 939 Index 947
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