Introducing Revit Architecture 2009: BIM for Beginners

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 15, 2009 - Architecture - 496 pages
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You don't have to be a high-tech wizard to understand the Revit software using Introducing Revit Architecture 2009: BIM for Beginners, the perfect guide for architects of any generation. Start with an overview of BIM concepts before tackling the Revit interface, then move on to use Revit's suite of editing tools. Learn how to use Revit with other applications, document the model for construction, integrate annotations into the model, utilize worksets, and collaborate in a team environment from straightforward explanations, real-world examples, and practical tutorials.

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Contents

A Brief History of Architectural Documentation
Advantages of a BIM Approach
How BIM Is Different from CAD
Why Revit?
Revit Concepts
Types of Elements in Revit
Tips for Getting Started in Revit
Overview of the Revit User Interface
Tags
Dimensions
Text and Keynotes
Formatting Your Documents
Schedules
Using Drafting Views
Understanding Drafting Tools
Importing CAD Details

Modifying and Personalizing the Interface
Selecting Objects and Navigating Views
Using Keyboard Shortcuts
Setting Up Your Project Environment
Revit File Formats
Visualizing a Revit Model
Creating Views
Working with Views
Schedules
Levels and Grids
Basic Walls
Floors Roofs and Ceilings
Doors and Windows
Components
Stairs and Railings
Getting Started with a Project
Standard Editing Tools
Additional Editing Tools
Graphic and Visual Overrides
Advanced Modeling Features
Advanced Design Techniques
Advanced Shape Editing
Exporting Your Data
Exporting DWG Drawings
Importing and Linking
Working with Imported Files
Working with Civil Engineering DWG Files
Converting 2D Drawings into a 3D BIM Model
Starting a New Project
Starting a Model from a Scanned Drawing
ColorCoded Drawings
Creating Presentation Graphics
Shadows and Solar Studies
Rendering a Perspective
Documentation Trends
Preparing Views
The Sheet
Annotating Your Project
Printing Your Documents
Revit Printing Tips
Export Your BIM Data
Understanding Families
Using Design Options
Worksharing The Multiuser Environment
Understanding the Conceptual Design Tools
Understanding Form Making and Rationalization
Rationalization of Surfaces
Applying Building Elements to the Massing Form
Optimizing Performance
Using Best Practices
Dealing with File Corruption
Getting Started in Revit
Finding Additional Resources
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About the author (2009)

Tatjana Dzambazova is an internationally recognized AEC industry technology speaker. She was project manager for Revit Architecture for two years and previously practiced architecture for twelve years in Vienna and London.

Eddy Krygiel is an Autodesk Authorized Author and registered architect at HNTB Architects. He has used Revit to complete projects of all scopes and sizes. Eddy is responsible for implementing BIM at his firm and consults for other architecture and contracting firms looking to implement BIM.

Greg Demchak is a product designer for Revit Architecture. He also teaches at Boston Architectural College and holds a master's degree in architecture from MIT.

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