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Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012

ISBN: 978-0-470-44343-9
1136 pages
May 2011
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Complete and thorough update to this Autodesk Official Training Guide!

With pages of focused discussions, detailed exercises, in-depth coverage, and compelling examples, this comprehensive guide shows you how to implement and use Revit Architecture with spectacular results. You?ll learn how use the interface, how to create fantastic building designs with Revit, how to produce solid documentation?even how to go direct to fabrication with Revit. An Autodesk Official Training Guide, this thorough reference and tutorial also helps you prepare for Autodesk's Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams. 

  • Gets you quickly productive with Revit Architecture?s features and functions
  • Shows you how to document, detail, annotate, and present your designs
  • Helps you improve workflows with worksharing and collaboration
  • Prepares you for the Revit Architecture 2011 Certified Associate and Certified Professional Exams
  • Gives contractors the essentials of modeling
  • Explores using Revit for film and stage

Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture is the ultimate real-world reference on this exciting software.

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Table of Contents



Part 1:Fundamentals.

Chapter 1: Introduction: The Basics of BIM.

Chapter 2: Principles of Revit.

Chapter 3: The Basics of the Revit Toolbox.

Part 2:The Revit Workflow.

Chapter 4: Configuring Templates and Standards.

Chapter 5: Managing a Revit Project.

Chapter 6: Understanding Worksharing.

Chapter 7: Working with Consultants.

Chapter 8: Interoperability: Working Multiplatform.

Part 3:Modeling and Massing for Design.

Chapter 9: Advanced Modeling and Massing.

Chapter 10: Conceptual Design and Sustainability.

Chapter 11: Designing with Design Options and Groups.

Chapter 12: Visualization.

Part 4:Extended Modeling Techniques.

Chapter 13: Walls and Curtain Walls.

Chapter 14: Floors, Ceilings, and Roofs.

Chapter 15: Family Editor.

Chapter 16: Stairs and Railings.

Part 5:Documentation.

Chapter 17: Detailing Your Design.

Chapter 18: Documenting Your Design.

Chapter 19: Annotating Your Design.

Chapter 20: Presenting Your Design.

Part 6:Construction and Beyond.

Chapter 21: Making Projects Parametric.

Chapter 22: Revit in Construction.

Chapter 23: Revit in the Classroom.

Chapter 24: Revit and Virtualization.

Chapter 25: Getting Acquainted with the Revit API.

Chapter 26: Revit for Film and Stage.


Appendix A: The Bottom Line.

Appendix B: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting.

Appendix C: Revit Certification.


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Author Information

James Vandezande is a registered architect and Senior Associate at HOK, where he is one of the company's BIM leaders. James is also President of the New York City Revit Users Group and teaches Revit as an adjunct lecturing professor at NYU.

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 he is currently working at an AEC-related technology startup.

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. All three authors maintain the popular Revit blog

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