Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2010 in Practice

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Dec 20, 2009 - Computers - 336 pages
Autodesk Revit® Architecture® software provides building information modeling (BIM) data that allows you to design buildings with modeling and drafting elements. This book provides basic, step-by-step instructions for getting started and using the Revit Architecture software or for refreshing your Revit skill. It covers only the basics to illustrate the myriad 2D/3D drawing and editing functions for this popular yet complex application. AutoDesk Revit Architecture 2010 in Practice demonstrates how to design small buildings -from concept through actual plotting. The accompanying DVD includes all the drawing lessons in the text, the ability to view third-party software applications, all of the book's figures in color, and a trial version of Revit 2010. This comprehensive introduction will help you navigate this multifaceted software with ease.
 

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Contents

Creating a Curtain Wall
163
Adding Curtain Grids
166
416 CREATING A MODEL TEXT
168
417 USING ROOMS
171
Computing the Room Area and Volume
174
WORKING WITH SITE DESIGN
179
51 USING TOPOSURFACES
180
Adding a Toposurface Subregion in a Toposurface
185

15 UNDERSTANDING THE USER INTERFACE
18
Quick Access Toolbar
20
Tabs and Contextual Tabs
21
Panels and Expanded Panels
22
Dialog Launcher
23
Type Selector
24
Keytips and Tooltips
25
Options Bar
26
Drawing Area
27
16 USING AUTODESK REVIT ARCHITECTURE 2010 HELP
28
17 EXITING AUTODESK REVIT ARCHITECTURE 2010
30
WORKING WITH PROJECTS AND ELEMENTS
33
21 CREATING A NEW PROJECT
34
22 SKETCHING ELEMENTS
36
23 SAVING A PROJECT
38
24 CLOSING A PROJECT
40
25 OPENING AN EXISTING PROJECT
42
26 SELECTING AN ELEMENT
43
27 MODIFYING AN ELEMENT
45
28 MOVING AN ELEMENT
47
29 ROTATING AN ELEMENT
50
210 FLIPPING AN ELEMENT
52
211 MIRRORING AN ELEMENT
53
212 RESIZING AN ELEMENT
55
213 COPYING CUTTING AND PASTING AN ELEMENT
57
214 TRIMMING AND EXTENDING AN ELEMENT
62
215 CREATING AN ARRAY OF ELEMENTS
64
Creating a Radial Array
67
216 GROUPING ELEMENTS
70
217 ALIGNING ELEMENTS
73
218 DELETING AN ELEMENT
75
WORKING WITH PROJECT VIEWS AND WORK PLANES
77
Exploring Project View Types
78
Using Visibility and Graphic Display in Project Views
100
Hiding Elements in a View
105
Cropping a View
106
Rotating a View
107
32 WORKING WITH WORK PLANES
109
WORKING WITH BASIC BUILDING COMPONENTS
113
41 UNDERSTANDING THE WORKFLOW OF A BUILDING PROJECT
114
Exploring Wall Types
115
43 ADDING DOORS TO A WALL
119
44 ADDING WINDOWS TO A WALL
122
45 ADDING FREESTANDING COMPONENTS
124
46 CREATING A FLOOR
126
47 CREATING A ROOF
128
Adding a Roof by Extrusion
130
48 CREATING A CEILING
133
Sketching a Ceiling
135
49 CUTTING OPENINGS
137
410 ATTACHING THE WALL TO OTHER ELEMENTS
138
411 CREATING STAIRS
141
Creating Stairs by Sketching Boundaries and Risers
144
Creating Spiral Staircases
146
412 CREATING A RAILING
150
413 CREATING A RAMP
155
414 CREATING ARCHITECTURAL COLUMNS
157
Attaching and Detaching Columns
159
415 USING CURTAIN ELEMENTS
162
Splitting a Toposurface
186
Merging Toposurfaces
188
52 USING PROPERTY LINES
190
53 CREATING A BUILDING PAD
191
54 ADDING PARKING COMPONENTS
194
55 ADDING SITE COMPONENTS
196
WORKING WITH MASSING STUDIES
199
61 EXPLORING MASSING STUDIES
200
Creating an InPlace Mass
201
Adding a Mass Instance from a Mass Family
203
Merging Mass Instances
206
63 CREATING A MASS FLOOR
207
64 CREATING A WALL FROM A MASS FACE
212
65 CREATING A FLOOR FROM A MASS FLOOR
214
66 CREATING A CURTAIN SYSTEM FROM A MASS INSTANCE
216
67 CREATING A ROOF FROM A MASS INSTANCE
219
ANNOTATION AND DETAILING
221
71 CREATING TEXT NOTES
222
72 CREATING GRIDS
224
73 CREATING LEVELS
226
74 CREATING A KEYNOTE
228
75 ADDING A TAG
230
76 ADDING A SYMBOL
234
77 ADDING AN INSULATION
236
78 WORKING WITH LABELS
238
Applying a Label to a Tag
243
79 WORKING WITH DETAILING
246
Creating a Detail View
247
Creating a Drafting View
250
WORKING WITH CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS
253
Creating a Sheet
254
Adding Views to a Sheet
258
Adding an Image to a Sheet
260
82 CREATING A TITLE BLOCK
262
83 USING VIEWPORTS
265
Creating a Viewport Type
266
Applying a Viewport Type to a View
268
Altering a View Title
269
84 ADDING A SCHEDULE TO A SHEET
272
85 USING DRAWING LISTS
274
Excluding a Sheet from a Drawing List
277
86 USING REVISIONS
278
Describing the Revision Workflow
279
Using Revision Clouds
281
Inserting Revisions in a Revision Schedule
286
Issuing a Revision
289
87 PRINTING A CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT
290
RENDERING BASICS
295
92 USING LIGHTS
296
Adding a Lighting Fixture to a Building Model
302
Setting the Light Source
305
Displaying a Light Source in a View
306
Controlling the Position of a Spotlight in a Building Model
308
93 ADDING PLANTS AND AN ENTOURAGE
313
94 USING DECALS
315
Setting a Decal in a View
318
95 RENDERING AN IMAGE
319
INDEX
327
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