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Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011

ISBN: 978-0-470-62696-2
1168 pages
July 2010
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The Ultimate Real-World Reference for Revit Architecture

This comprehensive guide has been completely updated to provide the most modern, detailed, and in-depth coverage of Autodesk's leading building information modeling software. This packed new edition features clear discussions of core topics that are reinforced by compelling examples and tutorials to guide you to Revit Architecture mastery.

The expert authors use real-world workflows to show you how to immediately implement and use Revit Architecture 2011 with spectacular results. They delve deeply into every crucial topic, including how to most productively use the interface, how to create fantastic building designs with Revit, and how to produce solid documentation. They also explore such advanced topics as using Revit Architecture during construction and how to leverage the API.

Coverage includes:

  • A thorough, complete overview of the Revit Architecture tool chest

  • Advanced modeling and massing using the Family Editor

  • Designing simple and complex walls, curtain walls, roofs, floors, stairs, and railings

  • Preparing your designs for presentation with color fills, animations, visualizations, and more

  • Using the Revit API to create custom applications

  • Performing various types of sustainable design analysis

  • Advanced topics not covered anywhere else, including modeling for construction, and Revit for film and stage

  • Other critical coverage such as managing Revit projects, family creation, office standards, and more

Quickly Become Productive Using Core Revit Features and Functions

Document, Detail, Annotate, and Present Your Designs

Improve Your Workflow with Worksharing and Collaboration

Explore the Essentials of Sustainable Design

Prepare for the Revit Architecture 2011 Certified Associate and Certified Professional Exams

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Table of Contents



Part I: Fundamentals.

1 Beyond Basic Documentation.

2 The Principles of Revit: Tools and UI.

3 The Basics of the Revit Toolbox.

Part II: The Revit Workflow.

4 Configuring Templates and Standards.

5 Managing a Revit Project.

6 Understanding Worksharing.

7 Working with Consultants.

8 Interoperability: Working Multiplatform.

Part III: Modeling and Massing for Design.

9 Advanced Modeling and Massing.

10 Conceptual Design and Sustainability.

11 Phasing, Groups, and Design Options.

12 Visualization.

Part IV: Extended Modeling Techniques.

13 Walls and Curtain Walls.

14 Roofs and Floors.

15 Family Editor.

16 Stairs and Railings.

Part V: Documentation.

17 Detailing Your Design.

18 Documenting Your Design.

19 Annotating Your Design.

20 Presenting Your Design.

Part VI: Construction and Beyond.

21 Revit in Construction.

22 Revit in the Classroom.

23 Revit and Virtualization.

24 Under the Hood.

25 Direct to Fabrication.

26 Revit for Film and Stage.

27 Revit in the Cloud.


Appendix A • The Bottom Line.

Appendix BTips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting.

Appendix C • The Autodesk Certification Exams.


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Author Information

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. Phil Read is Vice President and Director of Practice Integration at HNTB, one of the driving forces behind the original Revit software, and a popular presenter at Autodesk University. James Vandezande is a registered architect and Senior Associate at HOK, where he is one of the company's BIM leaders. James is also the president of the New York City Revit Users Group and teaches Revit as an adjunct lecturing professor at NYU. All three authors maintain the popular Revit blog www.architecture-tech.com.
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iv Incomplete acknowlegement: Cover image
The cover image was produced by Richard Kirk Architect and Hassell in a joint venture.
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