Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 Essentials

ISBN-10: 1118575083
ISBN-13: 9781118575086
Edition: 2013
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Description: Quickly learn essential Revit Architecture tools and techniques Autodesk Revit Architecture is the powerful, sophisticated building information modeling (BIM) software that has transformed the architectural design industry. This Autodesk Official  More...

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List price: $71.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/26/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Quickly learn essential Revit Architecture tools and techniques Autodesk Revit Architecture is the powerful, sophisticated building information modeling (BIM) software that has transformed the architectural design industry. This Autodesk Official Press guide is the perfect introduction to the powerful software for architects, designers, and students. Three Revit experts provide concise explanations, real-world examples, and plenty of hands-on exercises and tutorials. You'll soon master the basics and then find yourself using the software confidently, productively, and effectively. Beginners will get comfortable with Revit's core features and functions. Current users will have a valuable reference to refresh and hone their skills. And everyone can use this practical book to help prepare for the Revit Architecture certification exams. Gets readers up and running on Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014, Autodesk's industry-leading building information modeling software Explains core Revit tools, features, functionality, real-world workflows, and BIM concepts Covers schematic design, modeling, families, views, creating drawing sets, and more Features best practices, rendering and visualization, worksharing, documentation, and annotation Provides downloadable starting and ending files, so readers can compare their work to that of the pro's Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 Essentials is your perfect introduction toto the powerful industry-leading BIM software.

Foreword
Introduction
Introducing the Autodesk Revit Architecture Interface
Understanding the Interface
Properties Palette
Project Browser
Status Bar
View Control Bar
ViewCube
Options Bar
Understanding the Interface Workflow
Creating a Simple Layout
Using Filter, Mirror, and Trim/Extend
Adjusting Datums
Changing Element Types
Using Common Modifying Tools
Using Dimensions for Modifying Designs
Aligning Elements
Rotating, Grouping, and Arraying
Aligned Copying and Group Editing
The Essentials and Beyond
Walls and Curtain Walls
Understanding Wall Types and Parameters
Basic Walls
Stacked Walls
Curtain Wall Types
Creating Numerous Wall Configurations
Sketching Walls
Picking Walls
Hosting Elements in Walls
Modifying Walls
Instance Parameters
Editing Profiles
Attaching and Detaching the Top and Base
Resetting Profiles
Cutting Openings
Splitting Walls
Swapping Walls
Creating Curtain Walls
Curtain Grids
Adding Mullions
Embedding Curtain Walls
Modifying Curtain Walls
Editing the Elevation Profile
Adding and Modifying Grids and Mullions
Unpinning and Toggling Mullions
Modifying Curtain-Grid Segments
Modifying Curtain Panels
Going Beyond the Basics
The Essentials and Beyond
Floors, Roofs, and Ceilings
Creating Floors
Sketching
Editing the Boundary
Creating Sloped Arrows and Floors
Creating Sloped Floors via Shape Editing
Creating Openings by Sketching
Creating Openings with Shafts
Picking Walls
Laying Out Roofs
Picking Walls
Creating Slope Arrows
Creating Extruded Roofs
Adding Ceilings
Creating Automatic Ceilings
Sketching Ceilings
Dealing with Bulkhead Conditions
Adding Lights and Rotating the Grid
Changing the Ceiling
Sloping the Ceiling
The Essentials and Beyond
Stairs, Ramps, and Railings
Creating Stair Configurations
Creating the Generic Railing
Creating Your Design Stair
Creating a Straight-Run Stair
Creating a Straight-Run Stair with Landing
Creating Multistory Runs
Setting the Host Function for Railings
Designing Ramps
Creating a Straight-Run Ramp
Editing Boundary Conditions
Building Railings for Level and Sloped Conditions
Using the Set Host Function
Editing the Top Rail
From Basics to Creative Art
The Essentials and Beyond
Adding Families
Understanding the Model Hierarchy
Assigning Families to Categories
Working with System Families
Loading System Families
Placing System Families
Working with Component Families
Loading Component Families
Using Hosted Families
Using Face-Based Families
Using In-Place Component Families
Finding Content
The Essentials and Beyond
Modifying Families
Editing View Display and Detail Level
View Scale and Detail Level
Level of Detail
Changing the Family Category
Editing the Family Category
Editing the Insertion Point
Modifying Family Geometry
Editing the Family
Editing Profiles
Detail Components
Repeating Details
Title Blocks
Hosted Components
Family Tips and Best Practices
The Essentials and Beyond
Schematic Design
Working from a Sketch
Importing Background Images
Accurately Scaling Images
Using Reference Planes and Levels
Creating and Placing Groups
Modeling In-Place Masses
Modeling the Base Mass
Modeling the Middle Mass
Modeling the Upper Mass
Working in 3D
Creating Mass Floors
Scheduling Mass Floors
Updating the Massing Study
The Essentials and Beyond
Rooms and Color-Fill Plans
Defining Rooms in Spaces
Room Tags
Room Boundaries
Room Separation Lines
Deleting Rooms
Generating Color-Fill Room Plans
Adding a Color Legend
Modifying Color Schemes
Adding Tags and Fill Colors in Section
The Essentials and Beyond
Materials, Rendering, and Visualization
Using Materials
Editing Material Properties of Walls
Using Graphic Display Options
Presentation Elevation Drawing
Presentation 3D Isometric Drawing
3D Exploded View
Rendering Graphics
The Essentials and Beyond
Worksharing
Enabling Worksharing
Preparing the Central File
Creating Central and Local Files
Creating the Central File
Creating the Local File
Adding Worksets
Workset Visibility
Assigning Elements to Worksets
Saving to the Central File
Creating New Elements
Opening and Closing Worksets
Worksharing Display Modes
Editing Requests
Worksharing Best Practices
The Essentials and Beyond
Details and Annotations
Creating Details
Detail Line
Region
Component
Creating a Detail
Insulation
Detail Groups
Linework
Annotating Your Details
Dimensions
Tags
Text
Using Legends
The Essentials and Beyond
Creating Drawing Sets
Creating Schedules
Understanding Schedules
Making Schedules
Creating a Window Schedule
Creating a Room Schedule
Creating a Sheet List
Placing Views on Sheets
Adding Floor Plans to the Sheet
Adding the Schedules
Printing Documents
Exploring the Print Dialog Box
Exploring the Print Settings
Exploring the Print Range
The Essentials and Beyond
Workflow and Site Modeling
Understanding a BIM Workflow
Staffing a BIM Project
Project Roles Using Revit Architecture
Adding Team Members to Fight Fires
Modeling a Site
Using a Toposurface
Creating a Building Pad
Performing Quality Control on Your Model
Keeping an Eye on File Size
Dealing with Warnings
The Essentials and Beyond
Repeating Objects, Best Practices, and Quick Tips
Repeating Objects
Optimizing Performance
Utilizing Best Practices
Using Quick Tips and Shortcuts
Finding Additional Resources
The Essentials and Beyond
Appendix: Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 Certification
Index

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