Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 Essentials
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Get quickly up to speed on Revit Architecture's core features and functions

This unique new Autodesk Official Training Guide thoroughly covers the fundamentals of Revit Architecture. The fast, focused guide teaches you everything you need to become quickly productive with the software, including how to best use the interface, create floor plans, add content, prepare documentation, annotate, and more. Each chapter features compelling, full-color screenshots to illustrate tutorial steps and concludes with a related and more open-ended project to further reinforce the lessons.

Beginners can start anywhere in the book and compare their results with the pros, using downloadable datasets.

Contains an introduction to Revit's architectural interface and powerful tools Includes a wealth of hands-on exercises that help to hone your Revit skills Features detailed information on how to visualize, present, and document your design Provides hands-on instruction for working with families, groups, and phasing Includes information to help users prepare for the Revit Associate and Professional Exams

The book uses a workflow-based approach that mirrors how projects progress in the real world and features tips and tricks drawn from the authors' extensive professional experience.


James Vandezande is a registered architect and principal at HOK, where he is one of the company's BIM leaders. James is also President of the New York City Revit User Group and has taught Revit as an adjunct lecturing professor at NYU.

Phil Read was one of the driving forces behind the original Revit software. He's now Director of Strategy at M-SIX and guiding the implementation of VEO, the world's first fully integrated and cloud-based BIM platform for the design, construction, and operation of buildings.

Eddy Krygiel is an Autodesk Authorized Author and registered architect at HNTB Architects, where he implements BIM and has used Revit to complete projects of all sizes. All three authors maintain the popular Revit blog


Foreword xvii

Introduction xxv

Chapter 1 Introducing the Autodesk Revit Architecture Interface 1

Chapter 2 Schematic Design 31

Chapter 3 Walls and Curtain Walls 57

Chapter 4 Floors, Roofs, and Ceilings 91

Chapter 5 Stairs, Ramps, and Railings 117

Chapter 6 Adding Families 139

Chapter 7 Modif ying Families 155

Chapter 8 Groups and Phasing 187

Chapter 9 Rooms and Color-Fill Plans 209

Chapter 10 Worksharing 229

Chapter 11 Details and Annotations 255

Chapter 12 Creating Drawing Sets 281

Chapter 13 Workf low and Site Modeling 309

Chapter 14 Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting 327

Appendix Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 Certification 341

Index 353