Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013: No Experience Required

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 11, 2012 - Computers - 1056 pages

Introducing the only continuous, step-by-step tutorial for Revit Architecture

Revit is the industry-leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software package, noted for its power and sophistication. This is the only book to teach Revit basics using a continuous, real-world tutorial that covers each phase of designing, documenting, and presenting a four-story office building. Revit newcomers will quickly learn the essentials through concise explanations, focused examples, and step-by-step instructions for an actual project, modeling each step of a real structure from placing walls and windows to creating roofs, stairs, and railings.

  • Presents the industry-leading BIM software in an easy-to-follow tutorial developed by a Revit expert who has trained thousands of architects and engineers
  • Introduces the interface and Revit conventions, then moves into modeling a four-story building, showing how to use Revit tools for views, grids, and editing
  • Tutorial progresses just as a real project would, including placing walls, doors, and windows to working with structural grids, beams, and foundations; building floors and joining them to walls; and creating roofs and ceilings
  • Shows how to add text and dimensions, use dimensions as a design tool, generate construction documentation, and create schedules and material takeoffs
  • Explores crucial site considerations, Revit's rendering capabilities, how to import and export to various formats, and many more advanced features

Autodesk Revit Architecture: No Experience Required takes newcomers step by step through this leading BIM software with a real-world project that enhances understanding.


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Who proof read this book? They should be fired. So many wrong directions, incorrect measurement standards in the tutorials. its feet with a ' and inches with a ", not the other way around. In chapter 2 your asked to load the component family for an arch wall opening. Trouble is they forgot to instruct you to install the wall first so you have to back up and put the wall in and then go back and install the opening. This is what you can expect from this book throughout.
The sorry thing is this book is used as a tutorial on a college level, how sad. I can't believe I spent money on this for a class. I wish the Uni would have accepted my Autodesk Cert.
Next time Eric, have and actual Revit user proof the tutorials. Just saying.

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About the author (2012)

Architectural engineer Eric Wing is the BIM Manager at C&S Companies, a Syracuse, New York, engineering firm. He is also Director of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) Training Program, author of four books, and Revit columnist for AUGIWorld magazine, AUGI HotNews, and ConnectPress. Eric is a popular speaker at Autodesk University and the American Council of Engineering Companies, as well as at industry events and conferences sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute, and AUGI user groups. He also teaches BIM for Facility Management at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

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