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Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

Ryan Duell, Tobias Hathorn, Tessa Reist Hathorn

ISBN: 978-1-119-05956-1

Jun 2015

400 pages

$32.99

Description

Put Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 to work for you with this real-world focused guide

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 Essentials helps you get acquainted and quickly become productive with the leading Building Information Modeling software. With a real-world focus and a tutorial-based approach, this invaluable guide features concise, straightforward explanations and hands-on exercises that walk you through the entire design process. Each chapter opens with a quick discussion of concepts and learning goals, and then briskly moves into step-by-step instruction illustrated by compelling full-color screen shots. This new edition includes expanded information on rendering and visualization, and a new discussion surrounding effective work sharing, details and annotations, drawing sets, and professional workflows. The companion website features additional tutorials, plus downloadable data sets that allow you to jump in at any point and compare your work to the pros.

Revit Architecture 2016 is a powerful, sophisticated BIM application designed to boost productivity with automated documentation for every design and update. This guide takes you through the entire design process, and shows you how to get the most out of Revit every step of the way.

  • Design walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, stairs, ramps, railings, and more
  • Work with families, groups, and phasing, and add color fills and rendering
  • Create compelling drawing sets with details and annotations
  • Learn the tips and tricks experts use to get the most out of Revit

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 Essentials gets you up to speed quickly, so you can win more bids and expedite the project approval process.

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Foreword xvii

Introduction xix

Chapter 1 Introducing the Autodesk Revit Architecture Interface 1

Understanding the User Interface 2

Exercise 1.1: Use the Properties Palette to See Dynamic Updates of Properties 2

Exercise 1.2: Explore the Content of Your Project with the Project Browser 5

Exercise 1.3: Use the View Control Bar to See Frequently Used View Properties 6

Exercise 1.4: Navigate with the ViewCube 8

Creating a Simple Layout 10

Exercise 1.5: Create a Floor 10

Exercise 1.6: Create Walls 12

Exercise 1.7: Create Levels 13

Exercise 1.8: Change Wall Type 15

Exercise 1.9: Place Interior Walls 18

Exercise 1.10: Place Doors and Windows 20

Exercise 1.11: Space Elements Equally 22

Now You Know 26

Chapter 2 Walls and Cur tain Walls 27

Understanding Wall Types and Parameters 27

Basic Walls 28

Stacked Walls 30

Curtain Wall Types 31

Hosting Elements in Walls 32

Creating Wall Configurations 33

Exercise 2.1: Create Wall Configurations 33

Exercise 2.2: Host a Door in a Wall 35

Modifying Wall Parameters 36

Exercise 2.3: Modify Wall Parameters 36

Editing and Resetting Wall Profiles 38

Exercise 2.4: Edit and Reset the Wall Profile 39

Exercise 2.5: Attach and Detach the Top/Base 40

Cutting Openings 42

Exercise 2.6: Cut Openings in a Curved Wall 42

Splitting Walls 43

Swapping Walls 44

Creating Curtain Walls 44

Exercise 2.7: Create and Customize a Curtain Wall 45

Exercise 2.8: Modify Curtain Wall Type Properties 48

Editing Wall Profiles 51

Embedding Curtain Walls 52

Exercise 2.9: Embed and Edit Curtain Wall Profile 52

Curtain Panels 54

Adding and Removing Grids and Mullions 54

Exercise 2.10: Add and Remove Curtain Grids and Mullions 54

Exercise 2.11: Customize Curtain Panels 56

Now You Know 58

Chapter 3 Floors, Roofs, and Ceilings 59

Creating Floors 59

Exercise 3.1: Create a Floor by Sketch and Pick Walls 60

Exercise 3.2: Edit the Floor Boundary 62

Exercise 3.3: Create Sloped Floors 64

Exercise 3.4: Create an Opening with the Opening by Face Tool 68

Exercise 3.5: Create an Opening with the Shaft Opening Tool 69

Creating Roofs 72

Exercise 3.6: Create a Roof by Footprint 72

Exercise 3.7: Create a Roof by Extrusion 75

Exercise 3.8: Create Slope Arrows 79

Exercise 3.9: Create Multiple Roof Slopes 81

Adding Ceilings 84

Exercise 3.10: Add Automatic and Sketch Ceilings 85

Exercise 3.11: Create a Bulkhead 88

Exercise 3.12: Add Lights and Rotate the Grid 90

Exercise 3.13: Slope the Ceiling 92

Now You Know 93

Chapter 4 Stairs, Ramps, and Railings 95

Creating a Generic Railing 95

Exercise 4.1: Create a Generic Railing 96

Creating Stair Configurations 99

Exercise 4.2: Create a Stair by Component 100

Exercise 4.3: Create a Stair by Sketch 104

Exercise 4.4: Customize and Create a Component Stair Landing 106

Exercise 4.5: Create a Multistory Stair 109

Exercise 4.6: Modify Level and Stair Height 111

Exercise 4.7: Host a Railing to a Stair 114

Exercise 4.8: Edit Railing Top Rail and Slope 116

Designing Ramps 119

Exercise 4.9: Create a Ramp and Edit the Boundary 119

Now You Know 122

Chapter 5 Adding Families 123

Understanding the Model Hierarchy 123

Exercise 5.1: Exploring the Model Hierarchy 124

Working with System Families 127

Loading System Families 127

Exercise 5.2: Transfer Project Standards 128

Exercise 5.3: Place System Families 129

Working with Component Families 130

Exercise 5.4: Create a New Family and Load It into a Project 131

Exercise 5.5: Save Out and Reload Families from Project 134

Working with Hosted Families 136

Exercise 5.6: Work with Hosted Families 137

Exercise 5.7: Place Face-Based Families 139

Exercise 5.8: Shared Nested Families 141

Working with In-Place Component Families 144

Exercise 5.9: Modify an In-Place Family 145

Finding Content 146

Now You Know 148

Chapter 6 Modif ying Families 149

Modifying 3D Families 149

Exercise 6.1: View Scale and Detail Level 150

Exercise 6.2: Assign Visibility to Detail Levels 154

Family Categories 157

Exercise 6.3: Edit the Family Category 158

Exercise 6.4: Update a Family Origin 160

Exercise 6.5: Enable and Modify the Room Calculation Point 164

Exercise 6.6: Modify Hosted Components 167

Exercise 6.7: Incorporate Nested Families 172

Modifying 2D Families 176

Exercise 6.8: Edit a Tag Family 176

Exercise 6.9: Edit a Profile Family 178

Exercise 6.10: Update Detail Components 181

Exercise 6.11: Modify the Title Blocks 183

Family Tips and Best Practices 186

Now You Know 188

Chapter 7 Schematic Design 189

Importing a 2D Image 189

Exercise 7.1: Import and Scale a 2D Image 190

Designing with a 3D Sketch 192

Exercise 7.2: Use a 3D Sketch from FormIt 193

Exercise 7.3: Create Mass Floors 195

Exercise 7.4: Update a Mass 196

Creating Revit Elements from a Mass 197

Exercise 7.5: Create Floors from a Mass 197

Exercise 7.6: Create Walls from a Mass 198

Exercise 7.7: Create a Curtain System 200

Exercise 7.8: Create a Roof from a Mass 201

Now You Know 202

Chapter 8 Rooms and Color Fill Plans 203

Defining Rooms in Spaces 203

Room Tags 204

Room Boundaries 205

Room Separation Lines 205

Deleting Rooms 206

Exercise 8.1: Add Rooms and Room Tags 206

Exercise 8.2: Modify a Room Boundary 210

Exercise 8.3: Delete a Room Object 212

Generating Color Fill Room Plans 214

Exercise 8.4: Add and Modify a Color Scheme 214

Exercise 8.5: Add Tags and Color Fills in Section 217

Now You Know 219

Chapter 9 Materials, Visualization, Rendering 221

Materials 221

Exercise 9.1: Define a Material 222

Exercise 9.2: Assign a Material 224

Graphic Display Options 225

Exercise 9.3: Presentation Elevation View 226

Exercise 9.4: Presentation 3D View 228

Exercise 9.5: 3D Exploded View 230

Rendering 231

Exercise 9.6: Render a View 231

Exercise 9.7: Interactive Rendering 234

Exercise 9.8: Cloud Rendering 235

Now You Know 237

Chapter 10 Worksharing 239

Worksharing Options 239

Configuring Worksharing 240

Exercise 10.1: Enable Worksharing 241

Exercise 10.2: Create a Local File and Worksets 243

Exercise 10.3: Assign Elements to Worksets and Control Visibility 245

Saving to the Central Model 248

Exercise 10.4: Two-User Workflow 251

Exercise 10.5: Open and Close Worksets 253

Worksharing Display Modes 255

Editing Requests 258

Worksharing Best Practices 259

Now You Know 260

Chapter 11 Details and Annotations 261

Creating Details 261

Detail Line 262

Region 263

Component 263

Arranging Elements in the View 264

Repeating Detail Component 265

Insulation 266

Detail Groups 267

Linework 268

Exercise 11.1: Enhance a Detail with Regions 269

Exercise 11.2: Add Detail Components and Detail Lines 272

Exercise 11.3: Create a Repeating Detail Component 275

Annotating Your Details 277

Dimensions 278

Tags 278

Text 278

Exercise 11.4: Add Dimensions to Your Detail 278

Exercise 11.5: Add Tags and Text to Your Detail 283

Creating Legends 286

Exercise 11.6: Create a Legend 287

Now You Know 289

Chapter 12 Drawing Sets 291

Schedules 291

Understanding Schedules 292

Exercise 12.1: Create a Window Schedule 292

Exercise 12.2: Create a Room Schedule 296

Exercise 12.3: Create a Sheet List 299

Placing Views on Sheets 301

Exercise 12.4: Arrange Plan Views on a Sheet 301

Exercise 12.5: Adjust Crop Regions 306

Exercise 12.6: Add Schedules to Sheets 308

Printing Documents 310

Exercise 12.7: Explore the Print Dialog Box 310

Now You Know 314

Chapter 13 Workf low and Site Modeling 315

Understanding a BIM Workflow 315

Staffing a BIM Project 318

Project Roles Using Revit Architecture 318

Architect 319

Modeler 320

Drafter 320

Adding Team Members to Fight Fires 321

Modeling a Site 322

Toposurface 323

Building Pad 324

Exercise 13.1: Model a Toposurface 325

Exercise 13.2: Create a Building Pad 327

Performing Quality Control on Your Model: Keeping an Eye on File Size 328

Purging Unused Families and Groups 329

Managing Links and Images 330

Cutting Down on the Number of Views 330

Dealing with Warnings 331

Now You Know 333

Chapter 14 Repetition in Revit 335

Repeating Geometry 335

Component Families 335

Exercise 14.1: Create and Apply Family Types 336

Groups 338

Exercise 14.2: Create and Edit a Group 338

Exercise 14.3: Create Variation in Groups 341

Assemblies 343

Exercise 14.4: Create and Edit an Assembly 343

Exercise 14.5: Create Assembly Views 345

Revit Links 347

Exercise 14.6: Create Revit Links 348

Utilize Tips and Shortcuts 349

Now You Know 356

Appendix Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 Certification 357

Index 367

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