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Chapter1
The Advantages of Building Information Modeling
A Brief History of Design and Documentation
2CHAPTER1
Building Information Modeling
4CHAPTER1
What to Expect from BIM
Be Creative
6CHAPTER1
Every Element in Revit Has Properties
Elements Interact with Other Elements—All the Time
Duplicating a View Takes Two Clicks
Problem-Solve Your Designs
You Create a Full Range of Documents with BIM, Not Just a 3D Model
8CHAPTER1
Embrace the Family Editor
Forget About Layers and X-References
BIM Is More Than a Technology: It’s a Change in Process
10CHAPTER1
Revit Is Relatively New Technology
Where Can You Go From Here?
12CHAPTER1
Chapter2
Working with Revit Parametric Elements
14CHAPTER2
Model Categories
16CHAPTER2
Annotation Categories
Subcategories
18CHAPTER2
Imported Categories/Subcategories
Views
Type and Instance Parameters
Bidirectional Relationships
20CHAPTER2
Constraints
Revit Families
Overriding the Representation of Elements
The Revit User Interface
The View Window
The Design Bar
The Design bar
The Options Bar
The Project Browser
Using the Project Browser
Working with Views and View Properties
Selecting, Changing, and Replacing Elements
Selection
Copy/Paste
Place Similar
Editing Elements Interactively
Moving Elements
Copy
Rotating and Mirroring Elements
Arraying Elements
Object Styles
Line Styles
Line Patterns
Materials
Fill Patterns (Hatch)
Dimension Styles
Text
CREATING CUSTOM ANNOTATION TAGS101
Creating Custom Annotation Tags
View Tags
Customizing Element Tags
Keynotes and Text Notes
CREATING CUSTOM TITLE BLOCKS121
Creating Custom Title Blocks
Creating a Custom Title Block with the Family Editor
THE BOTTOM LINE125
Wall Types
Creating Custom Wall Types
FLOOR AND ROOF TYPES
Floor and Roof Types
Ceiling Types
Door and Window Types
Stair Types
Properties of Stairs
Types and Type Catalogs
Creating Types in the Project Environment
Creating Types in the Family Editor
Creating Types with Type Catalogs
Loading from a Type Catalog
GRAPHIC OVERRIDES OF HOST OBJECTS WITH COMPLEX STRUCTURE
Graphic Overrides of Host Objects with Complex Structure
ADDITIONAL GLOBAL PROJECT SETTINGS
Additional Global Project Settings
Room and Area Settings
Units
Keynote Settings
Setting Up Default Elements
THE BOTTOM LINE151
Modeling with Revit
Sketch-Based Design
Working with Work Planes
Principles of Modeling in Revit
Principles of Modeling Techniques
Solids and Voids
WHERE CAN YOU GO FROM HERE?197
Massing Studies
Massing Study Workflows
Massing Tools
Starting a Conceptual Massing Study
Putting Theory into Practice: Making a Parametric Mass Family
Tagging and Scheduling Mass
Importing 3D Conceptual Models Created in Other Applications
Rapid Prototyping and 3D Printing
THE BOTTOM LINE227
Building Maker
Massing Best Practices
Using Imported Geometry from Other Applications for Massing
Using Smart Relationship between Building Mass and the Underlying Mass
Revit Design Options
Enabling Design Options
Design-Option Sets
Adding Elements to a Design Option
Editing a Design Option
Displaying Design Options
Deciding on a Final Design Solution
Putting Design Options into Practice
Showing Quantities and Cost Schedules for Multiple Options
Working with Rooms and Design Options
Modeling Parametric 3D Families
Choosing the Right Family Template
Types of Families
Host-Based Families
Profile Families
2D Line-Based Families
3D Line-Based Families
Work Plane– and Face-Based Families
Rich Photorealistic Content (RPC) Families
Detail Component Families
Generic 3D Families
Curtain Panel Families
Family Categories and Parameters
Smart Workflow: Nesting One Family into Another
Scheduling Nested Families
Linking Parameters
Linking Parameters (Conditional Visibility)
PARAMETRIC ARRAYS IN THE FAMILY EDITOR297
Parametric Arrays in the Family Editor
Making the Array Parametric
Encoding Design Rules
Example: Using a Formula to Control Dimensions
Using a Formula to Control an Array
BUILDING A PARAMETRIC 3D FAMILY303
Building a Parametric 3D Family
Nesting the Chair
Creating a Parametric Array
Controlling Chair Visibility
THE BOTTOM LINE307
Basic Walls: Advanced Modeling Techniques
Wall Core
Layer Join Cleanup
Editing Wall Joins
Disjoining Walls
Stacked Walls
Adding Wall Articulation
Wall Wrapping
Sweeps and Reveals
Creating Custom In-Place Walls
Curtain Walls: Advanced Design Techniques
Designing a Curtain Wall
Curtain Panels
Curtain Wall Doors and Windows
Complex Curtain Wall Panels
Roofs
Footprint Roofs
Roof by Extrusion
In-Place Roofs
Sloped Glazing
Sloped Arrows
Roof Typologies
Roofs and Slabs: Advanced Shape Editing
Sloped Roofs
Warped Surfaces
Railings and Fences
Railings
Sub-elements and Principles of the Railing Element
Railing Construction
Setting Up Rail Structure
Drawings with Shadows
Analytical Drawings: Sun and Shadow Studies
Expressive Drawings with Shadows
Color-Coded Plans and Sections
Color Fill Schemes
Creating Presentation Plans and Sections
Elevations That Convey Depth
Drafting Lines
True-Color Elevations
Elevations with Transparent Materials
Using Images in Elevation Views
Working with Perspective Views
Silhouetted Edge Display
Rendering
The Rendering Design Bar
Raytracing the View
CREATING ANIMATED WALKTHROUGHS423
Rendering Best Practices
Creating Animated Walkthroughs
Exporting to Other Formats
THE BOTTOM LINE425
Preliminary Design Tools
The Foundation Model
Making a Simple Schedule (Rentable Area)
Placing the Schedule on a Sheet
Additional Schedule Capabilities
Using Schedules for Preliminary Cost Estimates
Editing the Graphic Appearance of a Schedule
THE BOTTOM LINE449
Sustainability in Architecture
The LEED Rating System
Sun Studies
TRACKING RECYCLED MATERIALS
Tracking Recycled Materials
WINDOW SURFACE PERCENTAGE VS. ROOM AREA
Window Surface Percentage vs. Room Area
Energy Analysis
IES <VE>
gbXML
Green Building Studio
THE BOTTOM LINE469
Annotating Your Views
Displaying Information about Rooms
Placing and Tagging Rooms
Room Separation Lines
Room separation lines
Selecting Rooms
Rooms in Section Views
Room Properties
Room Area and Volume
Schedule Keys
Creating a Schedule Key
Tags
Loading Tags
Placing Tags
Changing a Tag Value
Changing a tag value
Tagging Untagged Elements
SHARED PARAMETERS489
Shared Parameters
Creating a Custom Project Parameter
Creating Shared Parameters
Shared Parameter Notes and Cautions
Text and Keynotes
Keynotes and Textnotes
Keynote Behavior and Editing
Keynote Filenaming Conventions
Adding Keynotes to a View
Keynote Legends
A keynote legend
The Keynote Family
Predefining Keynotes
THE BOTTOM LINE513
Working with Repetitive Elements
Groups
Using Groups for Repetitive Rooms
Creating and Managing Groups
Creating and Placing Repetitive Units Using Groups
Adding Rooms to a Group
Nesting a Group into Another Group
Adding Detail Elements to Groups
Nesting a Group from a Previous Project
Making Variations to a Group Instance
Repeating Groups to Other Levels
Making the Group a Part of the Project
Editing a Group in a Separate File
Best Practices for Grouping
LINKS
Links
Common Link Use Cases
Linking Files
Special Link Features
Controlling the Visibility of Links
Groups, Links, or Both?
THE BOTTOM LINE539
Final Considerations
Advancing the Design
Creating Drafting Views
Importing and Linking
Linking vs. Importing
Importing CAD Details
DETAIL GROUPS
Detail Groups
Detail Components
Masking Regions
Creating a Repeating Detail Element
Detail Component Properties
Creating Custom Line Types Using Repeating Details
Miscellaneous Line Tools
Insulation
Filled Region
Show Hidden Lines
Linework
Using Callouts
ADDING INFORMATION TO YOUR DETAILS557
Adding Information to Your Details
Embellishing the Wall Section: The SIM (Similar) Condition
Embellishing the Wall Section: The Model Details
Visibility Settings
Adding Additional Information Using Symbolic Lines
Reusing Details from Other Revit Projects
Exporting Details from Revit Projects
Importing Views into Revit Projects
Adding Revisions to Your Project
Placing Revision Clouds
Tagging a Revision Cloud
Parametric Modeling and Supplemental Drawings
Using Autodesk Design Review
The Design Review User Interface
Pubishing to Design Review
Marking Up the Model Using Design Review
Importing a Design Review Markup
Worksharing Using the Workset Methodology
Worksharing Basics
Workset Organization
Moving Elements between Worksets
WORKFLOW
Workflow
Making a Central File
Making a central file
Making the Local File
SAVING SHARED WORK
Saving Shared Work
Loading Work from Other Team Members
Element Ownership
Borrowing Elements
Requesting Permission
Granting Permission
Performance
Best Practices
File Corruption
TIPS FOR GETTING STARTED IN REVIT
Tips for Getting Started in Revit
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Additional Resources
Index
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Mastering Revit Architecture 2008

Mastering Revit Architecture 2008

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Revit Architecture has revolutionized how architects design, develop, and deliver projects—and now you can join the revolution with this expert guide. Authored by a team of Revit aficionados and experts, this in-depth book uses clear explanations, detailed tutorials, and practical examples to show you how to best implement Revit in the real world. Starting with a focused look at the basics of Revit and Building Information Modeling (BIM), you’ll move quickly into setting up and customizing your Revit tools, preparing your office/project templates and settings, creating your library of components, and much more.
Revit Architecture has revolutionized how architects design, develop, and deliver projects—and now you can join the revolution with this expert guide. Authored by a team of Revit aficionados and experts, this in-depth book uses clear explanations, detailed tutorials, and practical examples to show you how to best implement Revit in the real world. Starting with a focused look at the basics of Revit and Building Information Modeling (BIM), you’ll move quickly into setting up and customizing your Revit tools, preparing your office/project templates and settings, creating your library of components, and much more.

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