Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013: No Experience Required
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Introducing the only continuous, step-by-step tutorial for Revit Architecture

Revit is the industry-leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software package, noted for its power and sophistication. This is the only book to teach Revit basics using a continuous, real-world tutorial that covers each phase of designing, documenting, and presenting a four-story office building. Revit newcomers will quickly learn the essentials through concise explanations, focused examples, and step-by-step instructions for an actual project, modeling each step of a real structure from placing walls and windows to creating roofs, stairs, and railings.

Presents the industry-leading BIM software in an easy-to-follow tutorial developed by a Revit expert who has trained thousands of architects and engineers Introduces the interface and Revit conventions, then moves into modeling a four-story building, showing how to use Revit tools for views, grids, and editing Tutorial progresses just as a real project would, including placing walls, doors, and windows to working with structural grids, beams, and foundations; building floors and joining them to walls; and creating roofs and ceilings Shows how to add text and dimensions, use dimensions as a design tool, generate construction documentation, and create schedules and material takeoffs Explores crucial site considerations, Revit's rendering capabilities, how to import and export to various formats, and many more advanced features

Autodesk Revit Architecture: No Experience Required takes newcomers step by step through this leading BIM software with a real-world project that enhances understanding.


Architectural engineer Eric Wing is the BIM Manager at C&S Companies, a Syracuse, New York, engineering firm. He is also Director of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) Training Program, author of four books, and Revit columnist for AUGIWorld magazine, AUGI HotNews, and ConnectPress. Eric is a popular speaker at Autodesk University and the American Council of Engineering Companies, as well as at industry events and conferences sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute, and AUGI user groups. He also teaches BIM for Facility Management at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).


Introduction xxi

Chapter 1 The Autodesk Revit World 1

Chapter 2 Creating a Model 47

Chapter 3 Creating Views 109

Chapter 4 Working with the Autodesk Revit Tools 175

Chapter 5 Dimensioning and Annotating 225

Chapter 6 Floors 271

Chapter 7 Roofs 323

Chapter 8 Structural Items 377

Chapter 9 Ceilings and Interiors 433

Chapter 10 Stairs, Ramps, and Railings 497

Chapter 11 Schedules and Tags 571

Chapter 12 Detailing 645

Chapter 13 Creating Specific Views and Match Lines 717

Chapter 14 Creating Sheets and Printing 733

Chapter 15 Creating Rooms and Area Plans 765

Chapter 16 Advanced Wall Topics 791

Chapter 17 Creating Families 845

Chapter 18 Site and Topography 879

Chapter 19 Rendering and Presentation 913

Chapter 20 Importing and Coordinating Models 937

Chapter 21 Phasing and Design Options 959

Chapter 22 Project Collaboration 973

Index 993