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Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012: No Experience Required

ISBN: 978-1-118-12911-1
1032 pages
June 2011
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This Autodesk Official Training Guide teaches Revit to new users

The perfect introduction to Revit Architecture, Autodesk?s building information modeling (BIM) software, this unique and highly effective guide uses a continuous, step-by-step tutorial to build your skills. You?ll first get to know the Revit interface and basic conventions, then quickly move right into designing, documenting, and modeling a four-story office building. Place walls, windows, and doors; add floors ceilings, railings, and stairs; create construction documentation?and that?s just for starters! You?ll be amazed by how rapidly you can progress.

  • Teaches you how to use Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk?s industry-leading building information modeling (BIM) software
  • Uses a continuous, step-by-step tutorial that progresses through the book, teaching you how to design, document, and present a four-story building
  • Covers structural grids, beams, and foundations; adding text and dimensions; building floors layer by layer; joining exterior and interior walls; creating roofs and ceilings; and much more
  • Introduces embedded families and formulas, crucial site considerations, and importing and exporting to various formats
  • Includes a Web site with before-and-after tutorial files so readers can compare their work

Best of all, this guide is self-paced. Follow the tutorial sequentially?or jump into just the chapters you want by downloading the project files from the companion Web site.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 The Revit World.

Chapter 2 Creating a Model.

Chapter 3 Creating Views.

Chapter 4 Working with the Revit Tools.

Chapter 5 Dimensioning and Annotating.

Chapter 6 Floors.

Chapter 7 Roofs.

Chapter 8 Structural Items.

Chapter 9 Ceilings and Interiors.

Chapter 10 Stairs, Ramps, and Railings.

Chapter 11 Schedules and Tags.

Chapter 12 Detailing.

Chapter 13 Creating Specif ic Views and Match Lines.

Chapter 14 Creating Sheets and Printing.

Chapter 15 Creating Rooms and Area Plans.

Chapter 16 Advanced Wall Topics.

Chapter 17 Creating Families.

Chapter 18 Site and Topography.

Chapter 19 Rendering and Presentation.

Chapter 20 Importing and Coordinating Revit Models.

Chapter 21 Phasing and Design Options.

Chapter 22 Project Collaboration.


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Author Information

Architectural engineer Eric Wing is the BIM Manager at C&S Companies, a Syracuse, New York, engineering firm. He is also Director of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) Training Program, author of four books, and Revit columnist for AUGIWorld Magazine, AUGI HotNews, and ConnectPress. Eric is a popular speaker at Autodesk University and the American Council of Engineering Companies, as well as at industry events and conferences sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute, and AUGI user groups.
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