Revit Architecture

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Course Aim

This easy-to-follow course is a perfect hands-on accompaniment to learning, aimed at helping all architectural practitioners, whatever their skill levels, to quickly become proficient with Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflows, using the Autodesk Revit platform. Every chapter explains the fundamentals of the software, in the context of BIM methodology and market best practise, whilst referencing prevailing standards and protocols. Individual modules contain clear learning objectives with practical task-based step-by-step examples, covering the software's core features and functionality, ensures you are productive from the very start of your learning. You can either work through every lesson to complete the full course or individual lessons on the specific skills you need. The course contains helpful tips and tricks and will be an invaluable reminder of the topics covered in your learning and a source of reference for years to come.

Revit Architecture (3 days)


Module 00

Revit in a Nutshell



Module 01

Introducing Revit as a BIM tool

What is BIM and what does it mean?

The benefits of BIM

What will BIM deliver?

Industry drivers

Introducing Levels of BIM

Implications on team and workflow; fee and deliverables; contract and insurance issues



Module 02

UI Tour, Project Navigation and View Creation

Interactive session introducing the menu and screen layout

Interrogating the model to extract views

     Plans, sections and elevations

     Displaced views, callouts and drafting views

     3D isometrics, perspectives and walkthrough movies

Placement and properties of grids, levels and dimensions

Introduction to basic Revit elements

Exercise on creating levels, grids and using dimensions and scope boxes



Module 03

Element Selection and Manipulation

Interactive session introducing object selection methods

Element properties and manipulation

Instance and Type parameters

Modify tools, Nodes and Snaps

Exercise on basic editing tools, trim, offset, align, etc



Module 04

Visibility Control and Categorisation

Project-Wide Settings

View Specific Overrides

Element Specific Overrides

Individual Line Overrides

Exercise on modifying element visibility



Module 05

Model Development Methodology

Is BIM just about 3D?

Information timeline and overload

How a project develops from a base template

The complexity of components

Controlling graphical display



Module 06

Wall Creation and Manipulation

Wall types

Working with levels

Attaching walls

Editing wall shapes

Set-out information

Exercise on insertion and positioning of walls and openings using basic editing tools



Module 07

Floors, Roofs and Ceilings

Sketching rules

Relating slabs to walls and supporting framework

Controlling slopes

Basic roof design and examples

Exercise on the creation of floors, roofs and ceilings introducing sketching principles



Module 08

Window, Door and Component Use

Family terminology

Component placement

Element hosting

Exercise on Doors, Windows and Level-Hosted (Free-standing) Elements



Module 09

System Family Editing

Principles of composite system family definition

Understanding properties such as function, and wrapping of layers

Creating and utilising a system family library

Exercise on system family editing



Module 10

Basic Schedules and Legends

Generation of tabular interrogations of the model

     Scheduling Components

     Style schedules

     Legends

Exercise on creating a schedule and legend



Module 11

Geometry Formation and In-Place Families

Interactive session on the creation and manipulation of basic solid and void forms

     Extrusion

     Blend

     Revolve

     Sweep

     Swept Blend

Exercise explores creating the above forms



Module 12

Massing Tools and the Building Maker

Massing families

In-place massing and form manipulation

Analysing the building concept

Using the building maker tools

Contextual modelling

Terrain modelling

Surrounding buildings and features

Exercise on developing a building design from fundamental forms



Module 13

Stairs, Ramps and Railings

Basic stair creation

Non-standard and multi-storey stairs

Characteristics of simple ramps

Hosted and stand-alone handrailing

Exercise on basic and multi-storey stairs, handrailing and ramps



Module 14

Basic Curtain Walls

Fundamental principles and sub-element identification

Logic-driven curtain walling

Advanced panel and mullion design

Curtain system tools for more complex shapes

Exercise on curtain walling



Module 15

Room Data and Colour-Fill

Room definition and boundary elements

Terminology - rooms, areas, spaces and zones

Tagging and scheduling of rooms

Room area and volume

Export of data for environmental analysis

Area plans

Colour schemes and legends

Exercise on room data and colour schemes



Module 16

2D Draughting and Annotation

Introducing annotation tools and component categories

Detail component libraries

Repeating details

Lines and arcs

Text, Tags and keynotes

Exercise on generating and annotating a construction detail



Module 17

Sheet Compilation and Publication

Project browser organisation – WIP and Publish

Creating and populating sheets

Working with schedules

Publishing and document management



Module 18

Basic Subdivision and Collaboration

Introducing a BIM Strategy Document

Model management

Project team collaboration techniques

Transmittal and model issue protocols

Basics of large-model sub-division

Exercise on worksets and task allocation



Module 19

Introduction to the Principles of Family Editing

The basic process

10 stages for trouble-free family creation

Exercise on defining a fully parametric furniture component



  • Understand BIM and describe the relevance and application of Revit in professional practice, within the BIM workflow
  • Follow international best-practice protocols to efficiently create 3D models as a basis for drawings, schedules and presentation graphics
  • Create detailed working drawings, apply dimensions and annotation to a professional standard
  • Be able to create, set-up and manage views and sheets
  • Produce a portfolio of professional models, drawings and images using Revit


This course is designed for new users of Autodesk Revit.