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Revit Structure Tutorials Imperial[1] 2008

Revit Structure Tutorials Imperial[1] 2008

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  • Understanding the Basics
  • Navigating the Revit Structure User Interface
  • Modifying System Settings
  • Modifying General System Options
  • Specifying File Locations
  • Specifying Spelling Options
  • Modifying Snap Settings
  • Modifying Project Settings
  • Creating and Applying Materials
  • Creating and Applying Fill Patterns
  • Controlling Object Styles
  • Modifying Line Patterns and Styles
  • Modifying Annotations
  • Specifying Units of Measurement,Temporary Dimensions, and Detail Level Options
  • Modifying Project Browser Organization
  • Creating a Structural Template
  • Choosing the Base Template
  • Loading and Modifying Families and Groups
  • Modifying Views and View Templates
  • Modifying Structural Settings
  • Modifying Import/Export Settings
  • Setting up Shared and Project Parameters
  • Creating Named Print Settings
  • Create named print settings
  • Starting a New Project
  • Importing/Linking Drawing Files
  • Importing/Linking a 2D AutoCAD File
  • Importing /Linking an AutoCAD Architecture File
  • Linking a Revit Architecture File
  • Linking a Revit Architecture file
  • Creating a Structural Model
  • Creating a Structural Model
  • Adding Grid Lines to the Imported Drawing
  • Adding Structural Columns
  • Adding Horizontal Framing
  • Adding Beam Systems
  • Adding a Composite Deck
  • Adding Bracing
  • Adding Shear Walls
  • Adding Isolated Foundations
  • Completing the Structural Model
  • Completing the Steel Framing of Level 2
  • Adding Cantilevered Beams
  • Adding a Concrete Slab with Metal Deck
  • Adding Shafts
  • Duplicating Framing
  • Adding a Shape-Modified Slab
  • Adding Curved Beams
  • Adding an Opening
  • Adding an Opening in a Beam
  • Adding an Opening to a Beam Family
  • Adding Foundation Walls
  • Adding Piers or Pilasters
  • Framing Ground and Parking Garage Levels
  • Placing a Wall Foundation
  • Precast Concrete
  • Creating a Precast Beam System
  • Adding a Beam System to the Structure
  • Changing the Beam System Properties
  • Changing the Beam System Clear Spacing
  • Modifying the Precast Beam Family
  • Adding a Chamfer to the Beam
  • Creating Drawings
  • Creating Drawing Sheets in a Project
  • Creating a Drawing Sheet
  • Adding a Sheet to the Project
  • Creating New Views to Add to Sheets
  • Using Legends
  • Creating a Symbol Legend
  • Scheduling
  • Creating a Beam Schedule
  • Creating Shared Parameters
  • Creating a Structural Framing Schedule
  • Customizing the Schedule
  • Calculating Values
  • Creating a Graphical Column Schedule
  • Create the Graphical Column Schedule
  • Change the Schedule Appearance
  • Creating Multiple Sheets for the Graphical Column Schedule
  • Exporting Project Information with ODBC
  • Exporting Schedule Information to Microsoft Access
  • Steel Details
  • Setting Up Section Views on Sheets
  • Cut Sections and Add Views to Sheets
  • Detailing Steel
  • Welded Bracing Detail
  • Bolted Angle Detail
  • Facade Support Detail
  • Creating a Drafting View Detail
  • Creating a Deck Span Transition Detail
  • Concrete Details
  • Model Based Concrete Detail Examples
  • Footing Detail
  • Wall Detail
  • Area Reinforcement Wall Detail
  • Area Reinforcement Slab Detail
  • Path Reinforcement Detail
  • Creating a Detail Library
  • Creating a Drafting View Detail Library
  • Importing Details from the Library
  • Annotating and Dimensioning
  • Dimensioning
  • Creating Dimensions
  • Controlling Witness Line Location
  • Modifying Dimension Properties
  • Working with Alignments and Constraints
  • Creating Automatic Linear Wall Dimensions
  • Working with Spot Dimensions
  • Annotating
  • Tagging Beams
  • Worksets
  • Using Worksharing in a Project
  • Enabling Worksharing and Setting Up Worksets
  • Assigning Worksets
  • Making the Entire Workset Editable
  • Using Worksets with Multiple Users
  • Borrowing Elements from the Worksets of Other Users
  • Project Coordination
  • Coordination Review
  • Opening the Modified Revit Architecture file
  • Interference Check
  • Using Revision Tracking
  • Setting Up a Revision Table
  • Sketching Revision Clouds
  • Add Remaining Revisions
  • Tagging Revision Clouds
  • Working with Revisions
  • Structural Analytical Modelling
  • Applying the Analytical Model to the Design Process
  • Analytical Checks
  • Load Cases
  • Add Loads to the Model
  • Load Combination
  • Transfer Project Standards
  • Documenting the Analytical Model
  • Examples of Analytical Adjustment and Reset in the Model
  • Examples of Automatic Adjustment in the Analytical Model
  • Boundary Conditions
  • Preparing the Analytical Model to be Calculated in 3rd Party Analysis Software
  • Exporting Revit Structure Files
  • Exporting CAD Formats
  • Exporting the 3D Model to AutoCAD Architecture 2007
  • Exporting a 2D view to AutoCAD
  • Exporting Sheets
  • Using Families and the Family Editor
  • Introduction to Families
  • Creating Custom Families
  • Creating a Custom Metal Deck Family
  • Customizing a Castellated Beam
  • Creating In-Place Families
  • Creating a Step Footing In-Place Family
  • Creating a Titleblock Family
  • Drawing Linework for a Titleblock Sheet
  • Adding Graphics and Text to a Titleblock
  • Adding the Titleblock to a New Project
  • Working with Trusses
  • Adding Trusses to a Project
  • Customizing Truss Parameters
  • Modifying the Shape of a Truss
  • Creating a Custom Truss Family
  • Building a Truss with Drafting Tools
  • Creating Multiple Design Options in a Project
  • Creating the Structural Design Options
  • Creating the Roof System Design Options
  • Managing Design Options
  • Linking Building Models
  • Linking Building Models from Different Project Files
  • Repositioning Linked Building Models
  • Controlling Linked Building Model Visibility
  • Managing Linked Building Models
  • Sharing Coordinates Between Building Models
  • Acquiring and Publishing Coordinates
  • Relocating a Project with Shared Coordinates
  • Working with a Linked Building Model
  • Managing Shared Locations
  • Scheduling Components of Linked Files
  • Using Phasing
  • Phasing Your Model
  • Creating Phase-Specific Structural Schedules
  • Viewing a Building Model
  • Exploring the Building Model
  • Creating a Perspective View with a Camera
  • Creating a Section View
  • Creating Elevation Views
  • Creating a View Plan Region
  • Creating a Plan Region in a Floor Plan
  • Rendering an Exterior View
  • Applying Materials and Textures to the Building Model
  • Adding Trees to the Site
  • Creating a Perspective View
  • Selecting a Scene and Rendering the View
  • Rendering an Interior View
  • Adding RPC People
  • Creating the Interior Perspective View
  • Creating a New Render Scene
  • Defining Daylights and Rendering the View
  • Creating and Recording Walkthroughs
  • Creating a Walkthrough
  • Changing the Walkthrough Path and Camera Position
  • Recording the Walkthrough
  • Creating Roofs
  • Creating an Extruded Roof
  • Creating a Roof with a Vertical Penetration from a Footprint
  • Creating a Hip Roof from a Footprint
  • Creating a Shed Roof from a Footprint
  • Adding Slope Arrows to a Shed Roof
  • Creating a Mansard Roof
  • Creating, Modifying, and Nesting Groups
  • Creating and Placing a Group
  • Modifying a Group
  • Nesting Groups
  • Working with Detail Groups
  • Creating a Detail Group
  • Using Attached Detail Groups
  • Saving and Loading Groups

In this exercise, you use the Revit Structure Family Editor to create a custom truss family.


■Click File menu ➤ Open.

■In the left pane of the Open dialog, click the Training Files icon.

■Open i_RST_Truss_Custom_Family.rvt located in the Imperial folder.

Open the truss family

1Click File ➤ New ➤ Family.

2In the left pane of the Open dialog, click the Training Files icon.

3Open Structural_Trusses.rft located in the Imperial folder.

Sketch web reference planes

4On the Design Bar, click Ref Plane.

5Sketch 5 vertical reference planes approximately as shown.

6On the Design Bar, click Dimension, and place dimensions to each reference plane as shown.

7Click the EQ symbol to apply equal constraints.

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8Using the same method, place additional vertical reference planes to complete the web pattern as shown.

Sketch top and bottom chords

9On the Design Bar, click Truss Top Chord.

10Sketch the truss top chord as shown.

11On the Design Bar, Truss Bottom Chord.

12Sketch the truss bottom chord as shown.

Sketch truss webs

13On the Design Bar, click Truss Web.

14Click the intersection of the bottom chord and the first vertical reference plane to set the start point of the
first truss web as shown.

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15Snap to the intersection of the top chord and reference plane as shown.

16Using the same method, add remaining truss webs to complete the pattern as shown.

17On the Design Bar, click Modify.

Save the new truss family

18Click File menu ➤ Save As.

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19In the Save As dialog, do the following:

■For Save in, navigate to a folder of your choice.

■For File name, enter Custom_Truss.

■For Save as type, select Family Files (rfa).

■Click OK.

Load the truss into the project

20On the Design Bar, click Load into Projects.

21In the Load into Projects dialog, select i_RST_Truss_Custom_Family.rvt, and click OK.

You are now in the project file.

Place the custom truss

22In the Project Browser, under Structural Plans, double-click Level 2.

23On the Design Bar, click Truss.

24In the Type Selector, select Custom_Truss.

25Click the column at grid location A1 to establish the start point of the truss.

26Click the column at grid location A4 to establish the endpoint of the truss as shown.

27In the Project Browser, under 3D Views, double-click 3D.

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28Repeat the same method to place additional trusses as shown.

29Click File menu ➤ Close.

You can save the open file if you wish. In the next exercise, a new dataset is supplied.

30Proceed to the next exercise, “Building a Truss with Drafting Tools” on page 445.

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