revit architecture and structure

Revit 2 - Design and Modeling Architecture/Structure

Duration: 30 hours

Teaching Methodolody: Hands on

DESCRIPTION

Architects and structure engineers share many common design tools. This course addresses their way of designing and modeling buildings elements. It starts with sites, conceptual designs, families, structural elements, and then proceeds to architectural details such as walls, curtain walls, roofs, slabs, floors, ramps, railings, stairs, and finally rendering.

The AutodeskĀ® RevitĀ® software comes with an extensive library. Still, building designers require customization techniques to create new elements. In this course, they will also learn how to create new architectural and structural families.

Structure engineers will learn how to create formworks in addition to the above topics. It they wish to use Revit to create steel designs, add rebars, and reinforcements, we suggest they enroll in the course Revit 4 - Steel Rebar and Reinforcements.

OVERVIEW

  • Starting the Implementation Project
  • Sites
  • Using Masses to Create Conceptual Designs
  • Tracking Site Coverage and Developing Concepts
  • Families
  • Columns, Beams, Foundations, Braces, and Trusses
  • Drawing Structural Formworks
  • Walls and Curtain Walls
  • Slabs, Floors, Ramps, Ceilings, and Roofs
  • Railings and Stairs
  • Rooms and Areas
  • Rendering

AUDIENCE

Architects, Structure Engineers, and draftsmen.

PREREQUISITES

Revit Fundamentals for All Disciplines course.

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COURSE CONTENTS

01 - Getting Started with the Implementation Project

  • Assigning the Implementation Project
  • Using the AutoCAD Wblock Command to Create Files for Revit
  • Using an AutoCAD Elevation File to Setup Levels
  • Using the AutoCAD Foundation File to Create Grids
  • Drawing Columns and Isolated Foundations
  • Creating the Retaining Wall and Wall Foundation
  • Using Voids to Chamfer the Retaining Wall and its Foundation
  • Creating In-Place Custom Columns and Foundations
  • Introduction to Structural Framing: Beams
Getting Started with the Implementation Project

02 - Sites

  • Creating Toposurface Using Points
  • Site Settings
  • Creating a Toposurface from CAD
  • Creating a Toposurface from Points in a File
  • Subregions and Split Surfaces
  • Building Pad
  • Graded Region
  • Cut and Fill in a Schedule
  • Site and Parking Components
  • Creating Contour Lines and Property Labels
  • Using Surveyor Elevations
Sites

03 - Conceptual Design

  • Overview of Massing Studies
  • Placing Mass Elements
  • Creating Concepptual Massing
  • Setting Workplanes
  • Creating Mass Forms
  • Dynamic Editing for Conceptual Massing
  • Working with Profiles and Edges
  • From Massing to Building
Conceptual Design

04 - Tracking Site Coverage and Developing Concept

  • Building Volume Schedule
  • Site Coverage
  • Calculating Maximum Total Floor Area
  • Adding Floors, Walls, Roofs, and Curtain Systems
  • Adding Cranes
  • Applying Decals
Tracking Site Coverage and Developing Concept

05 - Views

  • View Range In-Depth
  • Plan Regions
  • Dependent Views
  • Matchline
  • View Reference
  • View Types
  • Non-Rectangular Crop Regions
  • View Disciplines
  • View Templates
  • Rule Base Filters
  • Scope Boxes
  • Browser Organization
Views

06 - Families

  • System, Loadable, and In-Place Families
  • Family Creation
  • The Family Editor
  • Editing Tag Families
  • Shared and Project Parameters
  • Custom View Tags
  • Custom View Titles
  • Component Familes
  • Creating Different Forms
  • Creating Voids
  • Using Reference Lines
  • Visibility Settings
  • Creating Beam and Column Families
  • Family Types
  • Grouping Families
  • Using Formulas
  • Nesting Families
  • Window Batten
  • Door Family
Families

07 - Designing Structural Elements

  • Architectural Columns
  • Adding
  • Attaching
  • Modifying
  • Properties
  • Structural Columns and Foundations
  • Family
  • Placing
  • Modifying
  • Properties
  • Beams, Slabs, and Slab Edges
  • Adding
  • Modifying
  • Braces, Trusses, and Beam Systems
  • Adding
  • Modifying
Columns Overview

08 - Customizing Structural Elements

  • Creating Column Familes
  • Creating Beam Families
  • Adding Plaster to Columns
  • Joining Structural Elements
  • Shaft Openings
  • Tags
  • Properties
Beams Overview

09 - Creating Decks, Posts, and Beams

  • Creating the Main and Back Decks
  • Controlling the Floor Surface Patterns
  • Offsetting Using Formulas
  • Adding Markers
  • Creating Groups
  • Editing Groups
  • Creating Detail Groups
  • Copying Groups Between Files
  • Placing Posts
  • Adding Beams
Creating Decks, Posts, and Beams

10 - Walls Overview

  • Creating Detailed Walls Using Layers
  • Controlling Host Layers Line Styles and Fill Patterns
  • Joining/Unjoining Walls
  • Hidding/Showing Hidden Lines
  • Joining Columns Embedded in Walls
  • Cutting Embedded Walls
  • Wrapping Wall Layers
  • Editing Window Families to Set Wall Closure
  • Modifying Layers
  • Extending Wall Finish Layers to Hide the Floor Slab
  • Splitting Wall Layers into Regions
  • Merging Regions
  • Adding Wall Sweeps and Reveals
  • Creating In-Place Wall Sweeps
  • Building Stacked Walls
  • Breaking Up Stacked Walls
  • Editing Wall Profile
Walls Overview

11 - Creating Floors

  • Creating the Floor
  • Creating Openings by Editing the Sketch
  • Creating Openings by Face
  • Creating Vertical Openings
  • Creating Shaft Openings
  • Creating a Sunken Slab Using Model-in-Place Voids
  • Drawing the Exterior Walls
  • Cleaning Up the Exterior Walls
  • Specifying the Floor Span Direction
  • Adding Slope Arrows
  • Modifying Sub-Elements
  • Making the Bottom Dirt Floor Layer Variable
  • Reviewing Floor Properties
Creating Floors

12 - Curtain Walls Overview

  • Curtain Wall Types
  • Drawing Curtain Walls
  • Adding/Editing Curtains Grids
  • Adding/Editing Curtain Mullions
  • Mullion Families and Types
  • Manipulating Curtain Panels
  • Creating Corner Curtain Walls Without Mullions
  • Adding Curtain Doors
  • Drawing Curved Curtain Walls
  • Using Walls and Sweeps to Create Perfectly Round Curtain Walls
  • Placing Curtain Walls Accurately
  • Exterior Glazing Curtain Walls
  • Storefront Curtain Walls
  • Ebmbedding Curtain Walls in Other Walls
  • Editing Wall Profile to Fit a Curtain Wall in an Opening
  • Adding Spiders
  • Assigning Material to Curtain Wall Elements
  • Introduction to Curtain Wall Systems
Curtain Walls Overview

13 - Curtain Wall Exercises

  • Creating a Curtain Wall to Complete the Buiding Back Side
  • Creating a Storefront that Fits in a Door Opening
  • Editing the Profile of the Storefront Curtain Wall
  • Highlighting the Difference Between Aligning Curtain Walls and Storefronts
Curtain Wall Exercises

14 - Roofs Overview

  • Roofs by Footprint
  • Roofs by Extrusion
  • Sloped Glazing Roofs
  • Modifying Roofs
  • Joining/Unjoining Roofs
  • Roof Slopes
  • Adding Elements to Roofs
  • Eaves
  • Dormers
  • Fascia
  • Roof Sofits
  • Roof Gutters
  • Roof Properties
Roofs Overview

15 - Creating Roofs

  • Creating Roofs by Footprints
  • Editing the Roof Structure
  • Editing Roofs
  • Creating Dormers and Dormer Openings
  • Adding Roof Fascia and Gutters
  • Adding Roof Soffits
  • Adding Downpipes
  • Creating Roofs by Extrusion
  • Adding Slopped Glazing
Creating Roofs

16 - Stairs Overview

  • Stairs by Component
  • Run Types
  • Landings
  • Supports
  • Railings
  • Stairs by Sketch
  • Sketching Runs
  • Sketching Boundaries
  • Sketching Risers
  • Sketching Landings
  • Spiral Stairs
  • Specifying the Railing Type
  • Modifying Stairs and Railings
  • Creating Monolithic Stairs
  • Stair Properties
  • Annotating Stairs
Stairs Overview

17 - Stairs Exercises

  • Using Stairs by Sketch to Build a Model Based on an AutoCAD File
  • Using Stairs by Component to Build a Model Based on an AutoCAD File
  • Creating Custom Stairs
  • Creating a Baluster Family
  • Creating Custom Railings
  • Creating Arc Stairs
  • Cutting the Stair Profile
Stairs Exercises

18 - Completing the Building Circulation

  • Drawing the Back Stairs
  • Drawing the Front Stairs
  • Drawing the Basement Stairs
  • Drawing the Main Floor Monolithic Stair
Completing the Building Circulation

19 - Railings Overview

  • Free-standing
  • Attached Automatically Created with Stairs
  • Placed Automatically on Stairs or Ramps
  • Creating by Sketching
  • Modifying
  • Controlling Placement of Balusters and Posts
  • Custom Balusters
  • Positioning Posts
  • Modifying Supports
  • Wall Mount Hand Railings
  • Railing Systems
Railings Overview

20 - Creating Railings for the House

  • Creating the Railing Segment for the Stair in the First Floor
  • Sketching the Railing Path
  • Setting Railing Properties
  • Placing Balusters
  • Creating the Railing Segment for the Stair in the Second Floor
  • Creating the Railing for the Main Entrance
  • Railing Examples
  • Placing Railings on Walls
  • Guidelines for Creating Railings for the Implementation Project
Creating Railings for the House

21 - Ramps Overview

  • Ramps Defined
  • Adding a Ramp
  • Specifying the Railing Type
  • Editing a Ramp
  • Ramp Properties
Ramps Overview

22 - Ramp Exercises

  • Creating Ramps
  • Ramp Properties
  • Middle Ramps
  • Boundaries and Risers
  • Landings
Ramp Exercises

23 - Tiled Floors and Skirting

  • Creating Floors
  • Using Patterns to Control Floor Surfaces
  • Placing Skirts on Walls
  • Aligning Skirt Surface Pattern with Floor Surface Pattern
  • Breaking Skirts
Tiled Floors and Skirting

24 - Ceilings Overview

  • Sloped Ceilings
  • Cathedral Ceilings
  • Creating Ceilings
  • Modifying Ceilings
  • Ceiling Properties
Ceilings Overview

25 - Creating Ceilings

  • Creating a Ceiling for the Basement
  • Creating Ceilings for the Ground Floor
  • Creating Ceilings for the FIrst Floor
  • Ceilings by Sketch
  • Electrical and Lighting Fixtures
  • Lighting Groups
  • Light Properties
  • Rendering Internal Views
Creating Ceilings

26 - Rooms & Areas

  • Adding Room Separators
  • Placing Rooms
  • Area and Volume Calculations
  • Room Tags
  • Room Tag Properties
  • Tagging Rooms in Section Views
  • Creating Room Schedules
  • Room Coloring and Styles
  • Room Legends
  • Room Finishes
  • Room Schedule
  • Area Plans
  • Gross Building Area
  • Rentable Areas
  • Color Schemes
  • Exporting Area Plans
Rooms & Areas

27 - Advance Material and Rendering

  • The Material Browser
  • Creating New Material
  • The Identity Tab
  • The Graphics Tab
  • The Appearance Tab
  • Managing Material Libraries
  • Setting External Lighting
  • Creating a Site
  • Adding Entourage
  • Setting a Background Image
  • Setting the Camera Frame Resolution
  • Rendering
  • Creating a Wakthrough
Advance Material and Rendering