Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011: No Experience Required

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 13, 2010 - Computers - 1008 pages
Learn Revit Architecture step by step with this project-based tutorial

Revit Architecture is the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software for architects and others in related fields. Written by renowned Revit trainer Eric Wing, this simple, yet engaging tutorial teaches you the program's basics.

You'll find concise explanations, focused examples, step-by-step instructions, and an engaging hands-on tutorial project that will take you from an introduction to the interface and Revit conventions right in to modeling a four-story office building.

  • Explains views, grids, and the program's editing capabilities, and then progresses as the building's design would in the real world
  • Encourages you to work with structural grids, beams, and foundations and shows you how to add text and dimensions, as well as understand how to use dimensions as a design tool
  • Walks you through building floors layer by layer and joining them to exterior and interior walls, and creating and editing roofs and ceilings as well as stairs, ramps, and railings

Even with no experience, Revit Architecture and its accompanying Web site will support you as you learn Revit at your own pace.


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Creating a Model
Creating Views Creating Levels
Working withtheRevit Tools
Dimensioning and Annotating
Schedules and Tags
Detailing Working with Line Weights
Creating Sheets and Printing
Creating Rooms and AreaPlans
Advanced Wall Topics Creating Compound Walls Adding WallSweeps Creating Stacked Walls Creating Curtain Walls
Creating Families Creating aBasic Family Using aComplex Familyto Createan Arched Door
BIM Management

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About the author (2010)

Eric Wing is an architectural engineer and has been in the AEC field for 15 years. He has extensive experience managing, teaching, and presenting Autodesk applications, and is currently the BIM Support Manager at C&S Companies, an engineering firm in Syracuse, New York. Eric is also director of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) Training Program, author of two books, and Revit columnist for AUGIWorld magazine, AUGI HotNews, and ConnectPress.

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