DescriptionThe 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.
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
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.
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 B • Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting.
Appendix C • The Autodesk Certification Exams.
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