Course Outline

The Revit Interface *A full overview of the Autodesk Revit interface. *All main menus, Ribbon Panels and Palettes are discussed Starting a Project *Learn the difference between the main file formats that Revit produces. *Understand the role of Templates in Autodesk Revit. *Customise the Interface to suit your construction discipline. Levels *Learn the relationship between Levels and Views. *Learn how to create new Levels and manipulate existing ones. *Learn the importance of Levels, when and why they are typically used. Basic Model Elements *Learn to use the tools associated with the creation of primary 3D elements. *Create Walls and modify existing Wall Types to create new ones. *Understand the difference between Instance and Type Parameters and how they affect the elements in your model. *Learn how to add Doors to your model. Create new Door Types from existing Door Families. *Learn how to load additional Families into your model. *Learn how to add Windows to your model. Create new Window Types from existing Window Families. *Learn how to add Openings to your Walls- by the use of the Openings tool and Editing the Wall’s Profile. Modifying Elements *Learn how to use all the key tools for modification, including Move, Rotate, Copy, Trim/Extend, Align, Mirror, Split, Offset, Pin, Delete and Array *Views and Visibility / Graphics Overrides *Learn how to control the visibility of model and detail elements in each View through the use of the Visibility / Graphic Overrides controls, Temporary Hide More Model Elements *Learn how to add Floors to your model *Learn how to add Openings to Floor elements *Learn how to create Sloped Floors *Learn how to create Curtain Wall Systems and embed them into regular Wall Types *Learn how to create Stairs by Component *Learn how to add Ceiling elements to your model *Learn how to add Railings to your model *Learn how to add Roofs– both by Footprint and Extrusion *Learn how to add Architectural Columns to your model Creating Views from the Model *Learn how to generate Elevations automatically from your model *Learn how to generate Sections automatically from your model *Learn how to generate 3D Views from your model- both isometric and perspective views *Learn how to use Section Boxes to better visualize your model *Learn how to create Callouts from your model *Learn how to create Drafting Views and reference them to specific areas of your model *Learn how to use Crop Regions to define exactly what you want each View to show Construction documents *Understand the fundamental differences between Model Elements and Detail Elements/Annotations *Learn how to create and use Detail Lines *Understand the use of Masking and Filled Regions *Learn how to use all Dimension Types *Learn how to use Dimensions to efficiently set out and constrain your model *Understand the use of Legend Views and how to add Legend Components to them *Learn to create 2D and 3D Text Rooms and Schedules *Understand the use of the Room Element in Autodesk Revit *Learn how to place Rooms in your model- including the use of Room Separation Lines *Learn how to create Schedules *Learn how to customize Schedules by adding Fields, Grouping & Sorting, changing their appearance, etc *Learn how to create additional Schedule types– based on any component in your model (ie Furniture Schedules, Ceiling Schedules, etc) *Tags and Annotations *Understand the use of Tags and Annotations and how they aid the production of your document set *Understand how to really utilize the parametric power of Tags to significantly aid the coordination of information Phases *Understand the use of Phases in Autodesk Revit. *Learn how to use Phases in “Existing & Proposed” type projects *Learn how to use Phase Filters to produce Demolition Plans Preparing to Output *Learn how to add Sheets to your project *Learn how to add Views to your Sheets *Learn how to create Sheet Sets for efficient reuse