Revit fundamentals Course Lebanon

Revit 1 - Fundamentals For All Disciplines

Duration: 24 hours

Teaching Methodolody: Hands on


Autodesk Revit software works the way building designers think so they can develop high-quality accurate architectural designs. Using tools specifically built to support Building Information Modeling workflows, you can capture and analyze concepts and maintain your vision through design, documentation, and construction.


Participants who take this course will be able to use Revit to design architectural and structural elements to construct buildings and houses. This course contains topics that are common to all disciplines. Participants will learn how to:

  • Set up new projects
  • Create structural elements
  • Draw floors, walls, curtain walls, roofs, stairs, railings, doors, windows, and ceilings
  • Insert BIM Objects
  • Use and create new materials
  • Create a family profile for a cornice
  • Annotate and dimension views
  • Tag elements
  • Add rooms, room tags, and color fill legends
  • Create detail views
  • Create section views and BOQs
  • Create and print sheets
  • Export to Excel, AutoCAD, and 3DS Max

In order to design building elements, they will often use elements from libraries supplied with the software.


Architects, draftsmen, mechanical and electrical engineers who wish to learn Autodesk new BIM technology that is based on Revit. Managers will find this easy course useful. It will help them understand this design tool in order to deal with engineers and draftsmen.


AutoCAD 2D essential skills


Training Course Location Description
Revit Lebanon 1 Revit 1 - Fundamentals for All Disciplines
Revit Lebanon 2 Revit 2 - Design & Modeling Architecture/Structure
Revit Lebanon 3 Revit 3 - Constructing/Sharing/Collaborating
Revit Lebanon 4 Revit 4 - Advanced Modeling
Revit Lebanon 5 Revit 5 - Dynamo
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01 - The Interface

  • Opening and Viewing the Final Project
  • The Interface
  • The View Cube
  • The User Interface Menu
  • The Navigation Bar
  • The Steering Wheel
  • The View Menu
  • The View Control Bar
  • The Status Bar
  • The Project Browser
  • The Modify Command
  • The Properties Palette
  • The Tab Panels/The Ribbon
  • The Options Bar
  • The Quick Access Toolbar
  • The Application Menu
  • Creating a Section View
  • Drawing Walls
  • Adding Doors and Windows
  • Getting Help
The Interface

02 - Quick Tour

  • Setting the File Locations to Point to Metric Files
  • Start a New Project
  • Project Units
  • Setting Up Levels
  • Importing the AutoCAD File
  • Hiding/Unhiding AutoCAD Layers
  • Drawing Exterior and Interior Walls
  • Drawing the Floor Using the Line Option
  • Adding Interior Doors with Proper Size
  • Adding the Garage and the Entrance Doors
  • Adding Windows
  • Loading Families
  • Changing Types and Properties
  • Adding Furniture
  • Creating and Renaming Camera Views
  • Drawing the Roof Using the Pick Walls Option
  • Drawing the Parappet Wall
  • Creating and Renaming Section Views
  • Drawing a Concrete Column that Intersects with a Window
  • Detecting Clashes
  • Generating BOQs
  • Editing and Automatically Updating Views
Quick Tour

03 - Setting Options and Preferences

  • Project Units
  • Snaps and Shortcuts
  • The Options Dialogue Box
  • General Options
  • Default View Discipline
  • User Interface
  • Graphics
  • File Locations
  • Check Spelling
  • SteeringWheels
  • ViewCube
  • Setting the Number of Backup Files
  • The Tools Menu in Save As
  • Saving Compact Files
Setting Options and Preferences

04 - Levels and Grids - Overview

  • Setting Up a New Project
  • Editing Levels
  • Creating Levels Using the Line Option
  • Formatting Level Heads, Titles, 3D Option, Extents
  • Making Dimensions Between Levels Permanent
  • Locking/Unlocking Dimensions Between Levels
  • Selecting Levels and Activating Dimensions
  • Creating Levels Using the Pick Line and the Offset Options
  • Non-story Levels
  • Creating Plan and RCP Views for Non-story Levels
  • Pinning Levels
  • Creating Horizontal and Vertical Grids
  • Creating Angled and Arced Grids
  • Formatting Grids
  • Propagate Extents
  • Adding Levels After Adding Grids
  • Making Grids Appear on New Levels
  • Making Angled and Arced Grids Appear on New Levels Using Sections
  • Pinning the Grid Lines
  • Drawing a Bungalow from Scratch
  • Locking/Unlocking Walls to Grid Lines
Levels and Grids - Overview

05 - Drawing Columns and Isolated Foundations

  • Setting Up a New Project
  • Editing Levels
  • Importing the AutoCAD File
  • Pinning the AutoCAD File
  • Hiding/Unhiding Layers in the AutoCAD File Using VV
  • Creating Revit Grids Based on Grids in the AutoCAD File
  • Taking Measurements
  • Loading Structure Column Families
  • Duplicating and Editing Column Types
  • Drawing Columns
  • Loading Foundation Families
  • Drawing Isolated Foundations
  • Introduction to View Range
Drawing Columns and Isolated Foundations

06 - Drawing the Ground Floor

  • Linking the AutoCAD File
  • About the Manage Links Command
  • Drawing Exterior and Interior Walls
  • Drawing the Ground Floor Using the Pick Walls Option
  • Editing the Floor Sketch to Include the Balcony
  • Copying Columns from the Basement
  • Slecting Columns in the Current View
  • Editing Column Instance Properties
  • Hiding/Unhiding Columns
  • Joining Walls and Columns
  • About the Multiple Join Option
Drawing the Ground Floor

07 - Select, Modify, and Display

  • The Selection Tool - Modify (ESC ESC)
  • Selecting Objects - CTRL, SHIFT, TAB, Window
  • Selecting Chains and Parts of Chains
  • The Selection Menu
  • Links, Underlays, Pinned Elements, By Face, Drag on Selection, and Filters
  • Saving and Loading Selection Sets
  • Selecting Elements Used Their IDs
  • About Families, Types, Type and Instance Properties
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  • The Modify Ribbon
  • General Modify Commands
  • Element Specific Modify Commands
  • Move, Copy, Rotate, Aligning Parallel and Non-Parallel Objects
  • Mirror, Trim/Extend, Split, Split with Gap
  • Pin, Unpin, Delete
  • Sacling 3D and 2D Objects, Array
  • The Match Type Properties Tool
  • Joining Walls
  • The Move with Nearby Elements Option
  • Grouping/Ungrouping Objects, Adding and Removing from Groups
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  • Creating Multiple Levels
  • Copying and Pasting Objects on the same Level, Between Levels and Files
  • Copying a Family from the Project Browser to Another File
  • Create Similar and Select All Instances
  • 3D View and Section Box
  • About Cut and Projection Lines
  • Introduction to Object Styles, View Properties, Element Overrides, and Linework
  • Additional Settings, Line Weights, Line Patterns, Line Styles, Halftone/Underlay
  • Difference Between System, Loadable, and Model-In-Place Families
Select, Modify, and Display

08 - Drawing the First Floor

  • Copying the Floor from the Ground Level
  • Attaching the Ground Floor Walls to the Floor
  • Drawing Basic Walls
  • Drawing Curtain Walls
  • Adding Curtain Grids
  • Editing Curtain Grids
  • Adding Curtain Mullions
  • Editing Mullion Joins
  • Converting a Panel into a Curtain Door
  • Converting a Panel into a Basic Wall
  • Inserting a Door into the Basic Wall
  • Correcting the Placement of the Walls by Flipping them
  • Moving the Walls Into Correct Position
  • Converting a Basic Wall Into a Store Front Wall
  • Controlling the Number of Horizontal and Vertical Panels
Drawing the First Floor

09 - Drawing Roofs

  • Drawing the Slab
  • Creating the Roof by Footprint
  • Roof Drawing Options
  • Roof Properties
  • Drawing Roofs by Extrusion
  • Drawing Ceilings Using Manual and Automatic Sketches
  • Adding Lighting Fixtures and Diffusers
  • Adding Windows
  • Adding a Camera in the Living Room
  • Basic Rendering
  • Saving Internal and External Rendered Images
Drawing Roofs

10 - Drawing Stairs and Handrails

  • Stair Terminology
  • Stair Main Properties
  • Introduction to Stairs
  • Stair Type Properties
  • Stair Instance Properties
  • Editing the Stair Boundaries
  • Editing the Stair Risers
  • Creating Monolithic Stairs
  • Adding Treads and Risers
  • About Stringers
  • Drawing the Ground Floor Stair
  • Adding Handrails
  • Using Sections to Create Section Boxes to Show the Stairs
  • Cutting an Opening in the Floor
  • Adding Railings to the Balcony
Drawing Stairs and Handrails

11 - Doors, Windows, and Components

  • Loading Door Families
  • Inserting Doors
  • Door Properties
  • Using Temporary Dimensions to Set Distances
  • Creating Wall Openings
  • Loading Window Families
  • Inserting Windows
  • Window Properties
  • Moving Windows into Desired Locations
  • Using Reference Planes to Place and Align Windows
  • Loading Components
  • Placing Components
  • Picking New Hosts for Components
  • Searching the Autodesk Seek for Online Components
  • About the site
  • Placing Objects on Vertical or Horizontal Faces
Doors, Windows, and Components

12 - Material Overview and Architectural Floors

  • Managing Materials
  • Material Libraries
  • Creating New Material
  • Preparing Material for the Architectural Floor
  • Creating a New Floor Type
  • Drawing the Architectural Floor
  • Aligning Surface Patterns
  • Hidding Surface Patterns
  • Splitting Faces
  • Paitning Faces
  • Removing Paint
Material Overview and Architectural Floors

13 - Creating a Cornice

  • Creating a New Family File
  • Drawing the Sketch
  • Selecting the Profile Usage
  • Saving and Loading the Family into the Project
  • Creating a New Wall Family with a Wall Sweep
  • Testing the New Wall Type
  • Using the Project Browser to Locate and Edit Profile Families
  • Creating Sweeps by Using the Wall: Sweep command
Creating Cornice and Ceilings

14 - Annotating

  • Creating and Using View Tempates
  • Temporary View Properties
  • Duplicating Views
  • Temporary Dimensions
  • Permanent Dimensions
  • Experimenting with Dimension Commands
  • Dimension Styles
  • Dimensioning 3D Views and Changing the Workplanes
  • Adding Text Annotations
  • Text Styles
  • Tagging Components
  • Editing Tag Families
  • Adding Tags to Multiple Elements
  • Tagging Material
  • Creating Rooms, Room Separators, and Room Tags
  • Area and Volume Calculations
  • Using Sections to Check Room Volumes
  • Color Schemes and Color Fill Legends
  • Numbering Treads
  • Locking and Annotating 3D Views
  • Creating Elevation Views to Match Wall Orientations
  • Elevation View Properties
  • Cropping Views and View Depth
  • Creating Multiple Interior Elevation Views

15 - Detailing

  • Creating Drafting Views
  • Drawing Details
  • Inserting Detail Components
  • Inserting Repeating Detail Components
  • Linking Section Views to Draft Views
  • Creating Dependent Detail Views
  • Detailing a Section Cut
  • Detailing in a Call Out View
  • Adding Structural Details
  • Placing Reinforcement Steel Details
  • Adding Text

16 - Creating and Managing Views

  • View Properties VV
  • Section Views
  • Breaking Section Lines
  • Cropping Views
  • Creating Elevation Views
  • Camera Views
  • Section Boxes
  • Duplicating View Categories
  • Displacing Elements
  • View Discipline
  • Purging Unused Families and Types
  • Creating Legend Views
Creating and Managing Views

17 - Preparing BOQs and Material Takeoffs

  • Creating Door Schedule
  • Formatting Door Schedule
  • Rooms and Room Separators
  • Color Schemes
  • Applying a color scheme to view
  • Creatimng a Room Schedule
  • Preparing Schedule Keys
  • Multi-Category Schedule
  • Preparing Material Takeoff
  • Marking Walls to FIlter them in the Schedule
  • Exporting Schedules to MS Excel
Preparing BOQs and Material Takeoffs

18 - Cutomizing Sheets and Printing

  • Customizing Sheets
  • Creating a New Sheet
  • Placing Views
  • Placing Schedules
  • Printing Sheets
  • Exporting Sheets
Cutomizing Sheets and Printing

19 - Exporting

  • Saving Compact Files
  • Exporting 2D Views to AutoCAD
  • Exporting 3D Views to AutoCAD
  • Exporting Files to 3DS Max

20 - Implementation Overview

  • Project Overview
  • Recommended Guidelines
Implementation Overview