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Mastering Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture

Revit BIM Management, Advanced Template and Family Creation (2 Days) Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an approach to the entire building life cycle. Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Autodesk® Revit® MEP, and Auto... Show More
Course Prerequisites:
Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture
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3 Days

Course Content

Part 1 Fundamentals


  • The Principles of BIM
  • The Fundamentals of a BIM Approach
  • The Management People Inside a BIM Project Team
  • Staffing for BIM
  • Understanding Project Roles Establishing a BIM Execution Plan
  • The Optimization of BIM Processes
  • Identifying and Planning BIM Uses
  • Gather
  • Generate
  • Analyze
  • Communicate
  • Realize
  • The Integration of Tools Inside a BIM Workflow
  • What Is Revit?

Applying the Principles of the User Interface and Project Organization

  • Understanding the User Interface
  • Accessing and Using the Application Menu
  • Using the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Using the InfoCenter
  • Getting to Know the Ribbon
  • Using Other Aspects of the UI
  • Navigation Methods
  • Defining Project Organization
  • Introducing Datum Objects
  • Using Content
  • Working with Views
  • Managing Your Project Model

The Basics of the Toolbox

  • Selecting, Modifying, and Replacing Elements
  • Selecting Elements
  • Selection Options
  • Filtering Your Selection
  • Using Selection-Based Filters
  • Selecting All Instances
  • Using the Properties Palette
  • Matching Properties
  • Using the Context Menu
  • Editing Elements Interactively
  • Moving Elements
  • Copying Elements
  • Rotating and Mirroring Elements
  • Arraying Elements
  • Scaling Elements
  • Aligning Elements
  • Trimming or Extending Lines and Walls
  • Splitting Lines and Walls
  • Offsetting Lines and Walls
  • Preventing Elements from Moving
  • Exploring Other Editing Tools
  • Using the Join Geometry Tool
  • Using the Split Face and Paint Tools
  • Copying and Pasting from the Clipboard
  • Using the Create Similar Tool
  • Using Keyboard Shortcuts (Accelerators)
  • Double-click to Edit
  • Modeling Site Context
  • Using a Toposurface
  • Creating a Toposurface from a Points File
  • Creating a Building Pad
  • Generating Property Lines
  • Cut/Fill Schedules

Configuring Templates and Standards

  • Introducing Project Templates
  • Customizing Project Settings for Graphic Quality
  • Discovering Object Styles
  • Using Line Settings
  • Defining Materials
  • Defining Fill Patterns
  • Preconfiguring Color Schemes
  • Increasing Efficient View Management
  • Organizing Views
  • Creating and Assigning Filters
  • Using View Templates
  • Creating Custom Annotations
  • Introducing Tag Family Fundamentals
  • Creating a Custom Door Tag
  • Customizing View Tags
  • Starting a Project with a Custom Template
  • Strategies for Managing Templates
  • Aggregating Template Data

Part 2 Collaboration and Teamwork

Working in a Team

  • Understanding Worksharing Basics
  • Enabling Worksharing on Your Project
  • Types of Worksets
  • Creating a Central File
  • Selecting a Starting View
  • Creating a Local File
  • Using Worksharing Usernames
  • Organizing Worksets
  • Moving Elements between Worksets
  • Managing Workflow with Worksets
  • Saving Work
  • Saving at Intervals
  • Loading Work from Other Team Members
  • Using Worksharing Visualization
  • Managing Workset Visibility in View Templates
  • Closing Revit
  • Disabling Worksharing
  • Understanding Element Ownership in Worksets
  • Understanding Editing Requests
  • Placing an Editing Request
  • Granting an Editing Request
  • Relinquishing Permission
  • Using the Worksharing Monitor
  • Collaborating in the Cloud
  • A360 Collaboration for Revit

Working with Consultants

  • Preparing for Collaboration
  • Managing the Coordination Process
  • Using Linked Models in Revit
  • Shared Positioning
  • Using Project Base Point and Survey Point
  • Using Worksets to Organize Linked Models
  • Summarizing the Benefi ts and Limitations of Linked Models
  • Using Linked Models—Exercises
  • Using the Coordination Tools
  • Using the Copy/Monitor Command
  • Using the Copy/Monitor Command—An Exercise
  • Using the Coordination Review Tool
  • Using the Coordination Review Tool—An Exercise
  • Using Interference Checking in 3D Coordination

Interoperability: Working Multiplatform

  • Examining Interoperability on a BIM Curve
  • Inserting CAD Data
  • Using Predefined Settings for Inserted CAD Data
  • Importing versus Linking
  • Using Options during Importing/Linking
  • Manipulating Inserted CAD Data
  • Using Inserted 2D Data
  • Setting Options for BIM Conversion
  • Using CAD Data for Coordination
  • Linking Details
  • Using Inserted 3D Data
  • Using CAD Data as a Mass
  • Using CAD Data as a Face
  • Using CAD Data as an Object
  • Exporting CAD Data
  • Preparing a List of Views for Exporting
  • Settings for DWG Exports
  • Exporting 2D CAD Data
  • Exporting 3D Model Data
  • Exporting to SketchUp
  • Using IFC Interoperability

Part 3 Modeling and Massing for Design

Advanced Modeling and Massing

  • The Massing User Interface and Functionality
  • Creating Mass Geometry
  • Creating an In-Place Mass
  • Placing a Mass
  • Creating Mass Floors
  • Scheduling Masses
  • Massing Surfaces
  • Using Free-form Building Massing
  • Dissolving and Rebuilding
  • Creating Formula-Driven Massing
  • Creating a Generic Model Mass Family
  • Creating a Complex Mass Family

Conceptual Design and Design Analysis

  • Analysis for Sustainability
  • Creating a Conceptual Mass
  • Modeling an Adaptive Component
  • Building the Massing Framework
  • Energy Modeling
  • Conceptual Energy Analysis
  • Energy Analysis Setup
  • Running Energy Analysis Simulations
  • Detailed Energy Modeling
  • Exporting to gbXML

Working with Phasing, Groups, and Design Options

  • Using Phasing
  • What Can You Phase?
  • Implementing Phase Settings
  • Illustrating the Geometry Phase
  • Using the View Phase
  • Creating and Using Groups
  • Creating Groups
  • Modifying Groups
  • Creating New Groups
  • Excluding Elements within Groups
  • Saving and Loading Groups
  • Creating Groups from Links
  • Using Best Practices for Groups
  • Making Design Options for Design Iteration
  • Creating Design Options
  • Editing Design Options
  • Viewing and Scheduling Design Options
  • Removing Design Options and Option Sets
  • Combining Phasing, Groups, and Design Options
  • Phase 1: Demolition
  • Phase 1: Proposed
  • Phase 2: Demolition
  • Phase 2: Proposed
  • Scheduling
  • Using the Design Option Tool


  • Explaining the Role of Visualization
  • Understanding View Controls
  • Setting the Detail Level
  • Working with Graphic Display Options
  • Working with the Section Box
  • Understanding Analytic Visualization
  • Project Parameters
  • Setting User-Defined Parameters
  • Identifying Design Elements
  • Setting Solar and Shadow Studies
  • Understanding Photorealistic Visualization
  • Rendering Sequence and Workflow
  • Creating Perspective Views
  • Locking Your View
  • Creating a Walkthrough
  • Exporting a Walkthrough
  • Rendering Settings
  • Using Monochromatic Views to Examine Context and Lighting
  • Adjusting Lighting and Interior Renderings
  • Placing Artificial Lighting
  • Manipulating Light Groups
  • Assigning Materials
  • Rendering in the Cloud

Part 4 Extended Modeling Techniques

Creating Walls and Curtain Walls

  • Using Extended Modeling Techniques for Basic Walls
  • Creating Basic Wall Types
  • Adding Wall Articulation
  • Modeling Techniques for Basic Walls
  • Creating Custom In-Place Walls
  • Creating Stacked Walls
  • Creating Simple Curtain Walls
  • Designing a Curtain Wall
  • Customizing Curtain Wall Types
  • Creating Complex Curtain Walls
  • Dividing the Surface
  • Dividing the Surface with Intersects
  • Applying Patterns
  • Editing the Pattern Surface
  • Editing a Surface Representation
  • Adding Definition
  • Creating Custom Patterns
  • Limiting the Size of Pattern-Based Families
  • Using the Adaptive Component Family
  • Scheduling Pattern-Based Panels

Modeling Floors, Ceilings, and Roofs

  • Understanding Floor Types
  • Modeling a Floor
  • Creating a Structural Floor
  • Modeling Floor by Face
  • Defining a Pad
  • Sketching for Floors, Ceilings, and Roofs
  • Modeling Slab Edges
  • Creating a Custom Floor Edge
  • Modeling Floor Finishes
  • Using a Split Face for Thin Finishes
  • Modeling Thick Finishes
  • Creating Ceilings
  • Understanding Roof Modeling Methods
  • Constructing a Roof by Footprint
  • Applying a Roof by Extrusion
  • Roof In-place
  • Creating a Roof by Face
  • Creating a Sloped Glazing
  • Using Slope Arrows
  • Using Additional Roof Tools
  • Using Advanced Shape Editing with Floors and Roofs
  • Creating a Roof with a Sloped Topping
  • Applying a Variable Thickness to a Roof Layer

Designing with the Family Editor

  • Getting Started with a Family
  • Understanding In-place Families
  • Choosing the Right Family Template and Category
  • Choosing between Hosted and Nonhosted Family Types
  • Creating Other Types of Families in the Family Editor
  • Understanding the Family Editor
  • Developing the Framework for a Family Component
  • Creating the Necessary Reference Planes, Lines, and Points
  • Using Dimensions to Control Geometric Parameters
  • Reviewing the Differences between Type and Instance Parameters
  • Organizing Solids and Lines in a Family Editor
  • Modeling Techniques in the Family Editor
  • Creating an Extrusion
  • Creating a Sweep
  • Creating a Revolve
  • Creating a Blend and Swept Blend
  • Nesting Families
  • Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Doing a Visibility Check
  • Applying Parametric Arrays and Family Type Parameters

Creating Stairs and Railings

  • Designing Stairs and Railings
  • Reviewing the Key Components of Stairs and Railings
  • Reviewing the Basic Rules of Stairs
  • Working with Stair Components
  • Reviewing the Components of Railings
  • Creating Stairs
  • Understanding the Stair Tools
  • Using the Components for Customizing Stairs
  • Creating Stairs with Other Tools
  • Annotating Stairs
  • Creating Railings
  • Creating a Custom Railing
  • Creating Glass Railings with the Curtain Wall Tool
  • Using the Railing Tool for Other Objects

Part 5 Documentation

Detailing Your Design

  • Creating Details
  • View Types for Detailing
  • Working with the Detailing Process
  • Detailing Tools
  • Using the Detail Line Tool
  • Using the Linework Tool
  • Using Filled Regions and Masking Regions
  • Adding Detail Components
  • Repeating Detail Component
  • Using Line-Based Detail Components
  • Drafting Insulation
  • Creating Detail Groups
  • Adding Detail Components to Families
  • Reusing Details from Other Files
  • Using CAD Details
  • Using Details from Other Revit Projects

Documenting Your Design

  • Documenting Plans
  • Calculating Space Using Room Objects
  • Creating Area Plans
  • Adding Area Objects
  • Modifying Area Plans
  • Creating Schedules and Legends
  • Creating Schedules
  • Using Legends
  • Laying Out Sheets
  • Adding the Area Plan
  • Activating a View
  • Using Guide Grids
  • Adding the Schedule
  • Finishing the Sheet

Annotating Your Design

  • Annotating with Text and Keynotes
  • Using Text
  • Using Keynotes
  • Annotating with Tags
  • Inserting Tags
  • Using the Tag Toolset
  • Adding Dimensions
  • Using Dimension Equality
  • Customizing Dimension Text
  • Editing Dimension Strings
  • Using Alternate Units
  • Annotating with Project and Shared Parameters
  • Creating Project Parameters
  • Creating Shared Parameters

Part 6 Construction and Beyond

Working in the Construction Phase

  • Using Revisions in Your Project
  • Creating a Revision Cloud
  • Placing Revision Clouds
  • Tagging a Revision Cloud
  • Disabling the Leader
  • Using Digital Markups
  • Publishing to Design Review
  • Modeling for Construction
  • Creating Parts
  • Modifying Parts
  • Scheduling Parts
  • Creating Assemblies
  • Creating Assembly Views

Presenting Your Design

  • Understanding Color Fill Legends
  • Making a Color Fill Legend for Rooms
  • Customizing a Color Fill Legend
  • Modifying Other Settings
  • Using Numerical Ranges for Color Schemes
  • Presenting with 3D Views
  • Orienting to Other Views
  • Annotating 3D Views
  • Editing Viewport Types
  • Creating “Exploded” Axonometric Views

Computational Design with Dynamo

  • Getting Started with Dynamo
  • Downloading Dynamo
  • Installation
  • Opening Dynamo
  • Understanding the Dynamo UI
  • Connecting Nodes Makes Data Flow
  • Node Structure
  • Using Nodes
  • Organizing a Definition
  • Using Visual Programming
  • Additional Dynamo Tools
  • Code Blocks
  • Managing Data
  • Geometric Manipulation and Analysis
  • Revit to Dynamo to Revit
  • Category, Type, and Element Selections
  • Interoperability
  • Package Manager
  • Additional Resources
CTU Training Solutions , Updated: July 11th, 2017

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