revit architecture and structure

Revit 2 - Design and Modeling Architecture/Structure

Duration: 30 hours

Teaching Methodology: Hands on

Course Schedule: Schedule

Fees $300

Course Mode: Blended Face-to-face or online via Zoom


This Revit 2 course addresses architects' and structure engineers' common design tools. It starts with sites, conceptual designs, families, and structural elements, and then proceed to architectural details such as walls, curtain walls, roofs, slabs, floors, ramps, railings, stairs, and 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 who wish to use Revit to create steel designs, add rebars and reinforcements, we suggest they enroll in Revit 4 - Steel Rebar and Reinforcements course.


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


Architects, Interior Architects, Structure Engineers, and draftsmen.


Revit 1 Fundamentals for All Disciplines


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00 - 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
  • Download Lesson 00
Getting Started with the Implementation Project

01A - Sites Using Toposurfaces (Revit 2023-)

  • Creating Toposurface Using Points
  • Using a Pad to Remove the Earth from Inside the Building
  • Digging Pool Holes
  • Site Settings
  • Label Contour - Surveyor Point (Depth of Sea Level)
  • Property Line
  • 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
  • The Site and Parking Components
  • Creating Contour Lines and Property Labels
  • Using Surveyor Elevations
  • Download Lesson 01A

01B - Creating Virtual Sites Using Toposolids (Revit 2024+)

  • Creating Toposolids
  • Setting Height and Elevations
  • Adding Points
  • Using Section Views to Understand Absolute Vs. Relative
  • Modifying Sub Elements
  • 3D View, Selecting Surface and Previewing Points
  • Converting Lines Into Split Lines
  • Using Edit Type to Control Contour Display
  • Object Styles: Topography
  • Layers: Earth 15cm, Gravel 15cm, and Grass 10cm
  • Creating Sub-Divisions, Setting Height and Inherit Contours
  • Modifying Toposolids, Sub-divisions Remain Stuck to Surface
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  • Split Tool, Select Toposolid, Draw Cut Shape, Finish, Material, Offset, Section, Join Geometry
  • New Generic Model Floor Based to Create Voids to Cut a Toposolid
  • Modeling In-Place a Toposolid Void and Cut Geometry
  • In-Place Mass to Create a Void Form
  • Swimming Pools and Lakes
  • Using Railings to Add Railings and Sidewalks
  • Placing Slab Edges on Horizontal Edges
  • Property Line
  • Label Contours
  • Cutting the Toposolid with Walls and Foundations
  • Download Lesson 01B
Revit Toposolids

01C - Creating/Grading Real Sites Using Toposolids (Revit 2024+)

  • Creating Toposolids from Imports
  • Splitting a Complex Toposolid
  • Resetting the Shape to Flatten the Toposolid
  • Sub-Dividing to Create the Road and Pavements
  • Materials
  • Splitting the Toposolid to Create the Buidling Pad
  • Site Components
  • Parkings and Cranes
  • Creating Toposolids from Point Files
  • Grading to Duplicate Toposolid
  • Existing and New Phases
  • Show All and Show Completed Phase Filters
  • Calculating Cut and Fills
  • Generating a Toposolid from a Toposurface
  • Download Lesson 01C
Revit Toposolids from import

02A - Conceptual Design

  • Overview of Massing Studies
  • Placing Mass Elements
  • Creating Conceptual Massing
  • Setting Workplanes
  • Creating Mass Forms
  • Dynamic Editing for Conceptual Massing
  • Working with Profiles and Edges
  • From Massing to Building
  • Download Lesson 02
Conceptual Design

02B - 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

03 - Views

  • View Range In-Depth
  • Ceiling View Range
  • Plan Regions
  • Matchline
  • Dependent Views
  • View Reference
  • Showing Hidden Lines
  • Non-Rectangular Crop Regions
  • View Disciplines
  • View Templates
  • Creating a Site View
  • -Creating Floor Plan Out of the 02 GF Without Duplicates
  • -Rename the New View Site and Apply the Site Plan Template
  • View Types
  • Sections by Disciplines
  • Rule Base Filters
  • Scope Boxes
  • Rotating a View into a Straight Position
  • Browser Organization
  • Download Lesson 03

04 - Families

  • System, Loadable, and In-Place Families
  • Table Family Fully Parametric
  • Table Family With Locked Parameters and Dimensions
  • Table Family With Nested Legs
  • Creating a Custom Door Family Half Parametirc
  • Creating an Interior Door Family With Architrave Fully Parametirc
  • Creating Skirting and Cornice Profiles
  • Custom Section Heads
  • Custom View Titles
  • Creating Sunken Floor Family Using Floor Based Families
  • Creating the Quoin Stone Family
  • Creating Quoin Stack Family Wall Based with Flip Arrows
  • Using Ref. Planes and Arrays to make the Family Parameteric
  • Edit the Stone Type Properties to Add Control Parameters
  • Shared and Project Parameters
  • Download Lesson 04

05A - Templates Columns and Beams

  • Structural Templates
  • Adding Columns and Beams
  • Adding Columns and Beams
  • Sloped Columns
  • Modifying
  • Properties
  • Adding Plaster
  • Coping
  • Download Lesson 05 Part 1
Columns Overview

05B - Structural Families

  • Creating Column Families
  • Creating Beam Families
Beams Overview

05C - Foundation, Slabs, Walls, Beam Systems, Braces and Trusses

  • Creating Wall Foundations
  • Creating Slabs
  • Creating Decks
  • Floor Slab Edge
  • Structural Walls
  • Beam Systems
  • Braces
  • Trusses
  • Full Structural Project
  • Download Lesson 05 Part 2
Creating Decks, Posts, and Beams

06 - Basic and Stacked Walls

  • Creating Detailed Walls Using Layers
  • Controlling Host Layers Line Styles and Fill Patterns
  • Joining/Unjoining Walls
  • Hiding/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
  • Using VG to Hide Non-Core Layers
  • Adding Wall Sweeps and Reveals
  • Creating In-Place Wall Sweeps
  • Building Stacked Walls
  • Breaking Up Stacked Walls
  • Editing Wall Profile
Walls Overview

07 - Curtain Walls

  • Curtain Walls
  • Exterior Glazings
  • Storefronts
  • Curtain Wall Properties
  • Creating Circular Curtain Walls
  • Creating Circular Glazings Using Basic Walls
  • Customizing Panels
  • Download Lesson 07
Creating Floors

08 - Custom Curtain Walls

  • Creating Sloped Curtain Walls Using Masses
  • Creating Sloped Curtain Walls Sloped Walls
  • Modifying the Profile of a Curtain Wall
  • Creating Custom Beams
  • Creating a Beam System Using Custom Beams
  • Creating Curtain Systems
  • 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
  • Download Lesson 08
Curtain Walls Overview

09 - Floors and Ramps

  • 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
  • Tiled Skirtings (13x95) and Floors; Tile Alignment
  • Modifying Sub-Elements
  • Making the Bottom Dirt Floor Layer Variable
  • Reviewing Floor Properties
  • Creating Car Ramps
  • Creating Building Ramps
  • Download Lesson 09
Curtain Wall Exercises

10 - Roofs

  • Roofs by Footprint
  • Roofs by Extrusion
  • Sloped Glazing Roofs
  • Modifying Roofs
  • Joining/Unjoining Roofs
  • Roof Slopes
  • Adding Elements to Roofs
  • Eaves
  • Dormers
  • Fascia
  • Roof Soffits
  • Roof Gutters
  • Roof Properties
  • Download Lesson 10
Roofs Overview

11 - Ceilings

  • Plain Ceilings
  • Tray Ceilings
  • In_Place Generic Models to Create Diffuser Walls
  • Sloped Ceilings
  • Coffered Ceilings
  • -Using AutoCAD to Clean Up a Profile
  • -AutoCAD Overkill and Purge Commands
  • -Creating Metric Profile Mullion by Tracing the AutoCAD File
  • -Single Loop, Load, +Families: Curtain Wall Mullions, Rectangular
  • -New Type Rectangle Mullion Type
  • -Edit Properties to Change the Profile
  • -Using Sloped Glazing Roofs and Plain Ceilings to Create Coffered Ceilings
  • -Making the Panels Type Empty
  • -Creating First Roof With Only Grid 1
  • -Copying, Pasting in Place, and Making Only Grid 2
  • Adding the Plain Ceiling
  • Plain Ceilings With Beam Systems
  • Modeled In_Place Ceilings
  • Download Lesson 11
Creating Roofs

12 - Stairs

  • 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
  • Cut Profile
  • Annotating Stairs
  • Download Lesson 12
Stairs Overview

13 - Railings

  • Sketch Path, Offset, Edit Path, Flip, Preview
  • Place on Stair/Ramp, Instance Properties
  • Place Rail on Balcony, Base Offset, Height
  • Edit Path, Top Rail, Workplane, Reset
  • Extensions, Terminations, Edit Type, Top Rail Type
  • Handrails, Support, Offset Path, Top Rail Gooseneck
  • Rail Structure, Balusters, Glazed Panels, Posts
  • Glazed Arced Walls as Railings, Add Railings with Top Rail Only
  • Railings from
  • Copying and Pasting Railings and Fences
  • Double Railings
  • Flat Path to Flatten Top Rail, Custom Height Connection
  • Editing and Splitting the Path
  • Download Lesson 13
Stairs Exercises

14 - Rooms, Schedule Keys, Areas

  • Adding Room Separators
  • Placing Rooms
  • Area and Volume Calculations
  • Room Tags
  • Room Tag Properties
  • Room Coloring and Styles
  • Room Legends
  • Room Schedule Keys
  • Room Finishes: Floor, Base (wall meets floor), Wall and Ceiling
  • Finish Samples: Carpet, Ceramic, Tiles, Rubber, Plywood, Gypsum
  • More Finishes: Paint, Wood-Cladding, Plaster-Board, Plastic
  • Area Plans
  • Area Computation
  • Gross Building Area
  • Rentable Areas
  • Area Boundaries and Tags
  • Using the Properties Palette to Change Names and Types
  • Color Schemes
  • Download Lesson 14
Completing the Building Circulation

15 - Custom Patterns, Learn by Example, Rendering

  • Installing pyRevit
  • -Using Detail Lines to Create in a Draft a New Stone Pattern
  • -Selecting the Pattern and Using the pyRevit Make Pattern Tool
  • -Defining the Pattern Using Diagonal Points, Saving, and Testing
  • Exterior Scene
  • -Creating a Stone Material With Bumps and Relief Patterns
  • -Image Scale and Rotation
  • -Material Asset, Image Fade, Glossiness, Bump Amount, and Wall Preview
  • -Preparing a Floor Material with Bump and Various Finish
  • -Sun Settings and Sun Path
  • -Rendering an Exterior Scene
  • Interior Scene
  • -Placing a Camera Inside the Living Room on F1 - Composite
  • -Using the Steering Wheel to Position the Camera
  • -Modifying the Interiow Wall Material to Texturize It
  • -In 1-F1 Ceiling Plan Grouping the Lighting
  • -Setting a Background Image
  • -Rendering and Adjusting the Exposure
  • From Revit to Lumion
  • Download Lesson 15
Railings Overview

Rendered Sample Images

Revit and Lumion 1
Revit and Lumion 2
Revit and Lumion 3