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Dedication Preface Chapter 1: Introduction to Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012
Introduction to Autodesk Revit Architecture Autodesk Revit Architecture as a Building Information Modeler Basic Concepts and Principles Understanding the Parametric Building Modeling Technology Terms used in Autodesk Revit Architecture Creating a Building Model Using Parametric Building Elements Visibility/Graphics Overrides, Scale, and Detail Level Extracting the Project Information Creating an Architectural Drawing Set Creating an Unusual Building Geometry Flexibility of Creating Special Elements Creating Structural Layouts Working on Large Projects Working in Large Teams and Coordinating with Consultants Starting Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 User Interface Invoking Tools Title Bar Ribbon Application Frame Status Bar View Control Bar Options Bar Type Selector Drawing Area Project Browser Keyboard Accelerators Properties Palette Dialog Boxes Multiple Document Environment Interoperability of Autodesk Revit Architecture Building Information Modeling and Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 Autodesk Revit Architecture Help Using the Local Revit Architecture 2012 Help Using the Autodesk WikiHelp Using the Context Sensitive Help 1-2 1-2 1-2 1-4 1-4 1-6 1-8 1-8 1-8 1-8 1-9 1-9 1-9 1-9 1-10 1-11 1-12 1-12 1-12 1-14 1-16 1-16 1-17 1-17 1-17 1-17 1-18 1-18 1-18 1-20 1-20 1-21 1-21 1-22 1-23 1-24 iii xvii

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For information visit www.vi Autodesk Revit Architecture for Architects and Designers Chapter 2: Getting Started with Revit Architecture Starting a New Project Setting Units Length Unit Setting Area Unit Setting Volume and Angle Unit Settings Slope Setting Currency Setting Snaps Tool Dimension Snaps Area Object Snaps Area Temporary Overrides Area Saving a Project Saving the Project File Using the Save Tool Configuring Global Settings General Tab User Interface Tab Graphics Tab File Locations Tab Rendering Tab Spelling Tab SteeringWheels Tab ViewCube Tab Closing a Project Exiting a Project Open an Exisitng Project Opening an Existing Project Using the Open Tool Model Display Tools Using the Zoom Tools Using the Orient Options Navigation Tools Other Display Options Tutorial 1 . Do not reproduce.com .Apartment 1 Tutorial 2 .Apartment 2 Exercise 2 -Elevator and Stair Lobby 2-2 2-3 2-3 2-5 2-5 2-5 2-5 2-6 2-6 2-6 2-8 2-8 2-8 2-10 2-10 2-11 2-12 2-13 2-13 2-14 2-14 2-15 2-16 2-18 2-18 2-18 2-18 2-21 2-21 2-23 2-24 2-27 2-28 2-32 2-34 2-34 2-36 2-36 Evaluation Copy.Club Self-Evaluation Test Review Questions Exercise 1 .cadcim.

Interior Walls Tutorial 4 .Club .Apartment 2 Exercise 2 .Elevator and Stair Lobby Exercise 3 .Apartment 1 .Club .Club-Interior Walls 3-2 3-2 3-3 3-4 3-16 3-19 3-26 3-31 3-39 3-43 3-44 3-44 3-45 3-45 Chapter 4: Using Basic Building Components-I Using Doors in a Building Model Adding Doors Understanding Door Properties Adding a Door to a Wall Using Windows in a Building Model Adding Windows Adding a Window to a Wall Understanding Window Properties Doors and Windows as Wall Openings Openings in the Wall Tutorial 1 .cadcim. For information visit www.com .Table of Contents vii Chapter 3: Creating the First Project Creating a Building Project Sequence of Creating a Building Model Understanding Wall Types Creating Walls Adding Interior Walls Tutorial 1 .Elevator and Stair Lobby Exercise 3 . Do not reproduce.Apartment 1 Tutorial 2 .Club Tutorial 3 .Apartment 2 Exercise 2 .Apartment 1 Tutorial 2 .Hall 2 4-2 4-2 4-3 4-6 4-9 4-9 4-13 4-10 4-15 4-15 4-16 4-26 4-32 4-32 4-33 4-34 4-35 Chapter 5: Using the Editing Tools Creating a Selection Set Selecting Multiple Elements Restoring the Selection Removing Elements from a Selection Moving and Copying Elements Moving the Elements by Changing the Temporary Dimensions Using the Drag Option Dragging End-joined Components Using the Move Tool 5-2 5-2 5-3 5-3 5-4 5-4 5-4 5-5 5-6 Evaluation Copy.Club Self-Evaluation Test Review Questions Exercise 1 .Interior Walls Self-Evaluation Test Review Questions Exercise 1 .

Apartment 1 Tutorial 2 .Club Exercise 3 . For information visit www.cadcim.com .Office Evaluation Copy. Do not reproduce.viii Autodesk Revit Architecture for Architects and Designers 5-6 5-7 5-8 5-9 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-11 5-11 5-12 5-14 5-14 5-14 5-15 5-17 5-18 5-20 5-21 5-22 5-22 5-23 5-24 5-25 5-25 5-25 5-26 5-27 5-28 5-29 5-29 5-30 5-31 5-31 5-32 5-32 5-33 5-34 5-34 5-35 5-36 5-41 5-47 5-48 5-49 5-49 5-50 5-51 Using the Copy Tool Trimming and Extending Elements Using the Trim/Extend to Corner Tool Using the Trim/Extend Single Element Tool Using the Trim/Extend Multiple Elements Tool Cutting and Pasting Elements Cutting Elements Copying Elements to the Clipboard Pasting Elements from the Clipboard Rotating Elements Mirroring Elements Using the Pick Mirror Axis Tool Using the Draw Mirror Axis Tool Creating an Offset Creating an Array of Elements Linear Array Radial Array Matching Elements Aligning Elements and Working with Constraints Deleting Elements Splitting Elements Splitting with Gap Splitting Faces Grouping Elements Creating Groups by Selecting Elements in the Project Views Creating Groups Using the Group Editor Creating Model and Attached Detail Groups Swapping Groups Modifying Groups Excluding Elements from a Group Saving and Loading Groups Converting Groups to Linked Models Deleting Groups Creating Similar Elements Pinning and Unpinning Elements Scaling Elements Using Diagonistic Tools Measuring Distance between References and Along an Element Selecting Elements Using the Element ID Tutorial 1 .Apartment 2 Exercise 2 .Elevator and Stair Lobby Exercise 4 .Club Self-Evaluation Test Review Questions Exercise 1 .

Apartment 1 Tutorial 2 . Do not reproduce.Club Self-Evaluation Test Review Questions Exercise 1 . Floors.Elevator and Stair Lobby 6-2 6-3 6-6 6-8 6-9 6-10 6-10 6-11 6-15 6-16 6-20 6-20 6-21 6-21 6-21 6-22 6-23 6-23 6-24 6-25 6-26 6-26 6-28 6-29 6-32 6-36 6-38 6-47 6-53 6-54 6-55 6-56 Chapter 7: Using Basic Building Components-II Creating Floors Sketching the Floor Boundary Creating Roofs Creating Roofs by Footprint Creating Roofs By Extrusion Modifying Roof Properties and Editing Shapes Shape Editing Tools for Structural Floors.com . For information visit www.Table of Contents ix Chapter 6: Working with Datum and Creating Standard Views Working with Levels Understanding Level Properties Adding Levels Modifying Level Parameters Hiding Elements in a View Controlling the Visibility of Levels Working with Grids Creating Grids Modifying Grids Grid Properties Customizing the Grid Display Controlling the Visibility of Grids Reference Planes Work Planes Setting a Work Plane Controlling the Visibility of Work Planes Working with Project Views Viewing a Building Model Visibility/Graphic Overrides of an Element Visibility/Graphic Overrides of an Element Category Making Elements Transparent Using the Temporary Hide/Isolate Tool Plan Views Elevation Views Section Views Using the Scope Box Tool Tutorial 1 .cadcim.Apartment 2 Exercise 2 . and Roofs Modify Sub Elements Add Point Add Split Line 7-2 7-4 7-6 7-6 7-9 7-12 7-16 7-17 7-18 7-18 Evaluation Copy.

cadcim.Apartment 1 Tutorial 2 .Club Self-Evaluation Test Review Questions Exercise 1 . Do not reproduce.Apartment 2 8-2 8-2 8-6 8-6 8-6 8-8 8-9 8-12 8-13 8-14 8-15 8-15 8-17 8-18 8-19 8-19 8-20 8-22 8-22 8-22 8-23 8-24 8-25 8-31 8-34 8-42 8-42 8-43 .Elevator and Stair Lobby Chapter 8: Using Basic Building Components-III Using Components in a Project Adding Components Using Stairs in a Project Adding Stairs Modifying Stairs Properties Creating Stairs by Sketching Runs Creating Stairs by Sketching the Boundary and Riser Lines Using Railings in a Building model Creating Railings Modifying Railing Properties Modifying Railing Joints Creating Ramps Using Curtain Systems in a Project Creating a Curtain Wall Using the Wall Tool Creating a Curtain Wall by Picking Lines Creating a Curtain System on a Face Adding Curtain Grids Modifying Curtain System Panels Adding Doors and Awnings to a Curtain System Adding Mullions Copying Elements from One Level to Another Using the Pasting Tools Tutorial 1 .x Autodesk Revit Architecture for Architects and Designers 7-18 7-18 7-19 7-19 7-19 7-21 7-21 7-22 7-22 7-30 7-30 7-31 7-35 7-43 7-44 7-45 7-45 Evaluation Copy.Club Tutorial 3 .com Pick Supports Reset Shape Creating Ceilings Creating an Automatic Ceiling Sketching a Ceiling Using the Pick Walls Method Modifying a Ceiling Rooms Adding Rooms Joining Walls with Other Elements Using the Attach Top/Base and Detach Top/ Base Tools Tutorial 1 .Apartment 2 Exercise 2 . For information visit www.Elevator and Stair Lobby Self-Evaluation Test Review Questions Exercise 1 .Apartment 1 Tutorial 2 .

Museum Site Plan 9-2 9-3 9-5 9-6 9-6 9-7 9-9 9-10 9-10 9-11 9-13 9-15 9-16 9-17 9-18 9-34 9-35 9-36 9-37 Chapter 10: Using Massing Tools Understanding Massing Concepts Creating the Massing Geometry Creating a Massing Geometry in the Family Editor Creating Cuts in a Massing Geometry Using the Family Editor Placing the Massing Geometry in a Project Creating the In-Place Mass in a Project Massing in Conceptual Design Environment Interface of the Conceptual Design Environment Creating Masses in Conceptual Design Environment Creating Building Elements from the Massing Geometry Using Building Maker Tools Creating Walls by Selecting Faces Creating Floors by Selecting Faces Creating Roofs by Selecting Faces Creating Curtain Systems by Selecting Faces Controlling the Visibility of a Massing Geometry Adding Other Building Elements Creating Families Creating In-Place Families Creating Families Using Standard Family Templates Tutorial 1 . Do not reproduce.Site Plan Exercise 2.com .Table of Contents xi Chapter 9: Adding Site Features Working with Site Features Creating a Toposurface Creating Toposurface Subregions Splitting a Toposurface Merging Toposurfaces Creating a Toposurface Using the Imported Data Setting the Site Properties Adding Property Lines Sketching Property Lines Creating Property Lines Using Distances and Bearings Creating Building Pads Adding Site Components Adding Parking Components Adding Labels to Contours Tutorial 1 .Office Building 2 Self-Evaluation Test Review Questions 10-2 10-3 10-4 10-12 10-14 10-14 10-15 10-15 10-16 10-21 10-21 10-22 10-22 10-23 10-23 10-24 10-25 10-26 10-26 10-35 10-50 10-50 Evaluation Copy.cadcim. For information visit www.Site Plan Self-Evaluation Test Review Questions Exercise 1.

Stadium Autodesk Revit Architecture for Architects and Designers 10-51 10-53 Chapter 11: Adding Annotations and Dimensions Evaluation Copy. For information visit www.Club Exercise 2 .Office Towers Exercise 2 .cadcim.Elevator and Stair Lobby Exercise 3 .xii Exercise 1 .Apartment 1 Self-Evaluation Test Review Questions Exercise 1 .Building 1 11-2 11-3 11-6 11-8 11-8 11-9 11-11 11-12 11-13 11-15 11-15 11-16 11-17 11-19 11-20 11-23 11-25 11-26 11-27 11-28 11-28 11-29 11-29 11-31 11-41 11-41 11-42 11-43 11-43 Chapter 12: Creating Project Details and Schedules Project Detailing in Autodesk Revit Architecture Creating Details Using a Building Model Creating a Callout View Displaying the Callout View Modifying Callout View Properties Adding Details in the Callout View Crop Regions Model Crop Region Annotation Crop Region 12-2 12-2 12-3 12-3 12-4 12-5 12-7 12-7 12-7 . Do not reproduce.com Adding Tags Tagging Elements by Category Tagging All Elements in a View Room Tags Room Separation Tagging Rooms Keynotes Loading Keynote File Placing Keynotes Keynote Legends Adding Symbols Adding Dimensions Types of Dimensions Dimensioning Terminology Adding Permanent Dimensions Baseline and Ordinate Dimensions Editing Dimensions Controlling the Display of Tick Mark and Dimension Arrow Creating Linear Wall Dimensions Automatically Adding Spot Dimensions Placing a Spot Dimension Modifying Spot Dimension Properties Converting Temporary Dimensions to Permanent Dimensions Tutorial 1 .

Club Exercise 2 .Apartment 1 .Sketch Detail Exercise 3 .Schedules 12-12 12-12 12-13 12-13 12-15 12-16 12-16 12-17 12-18 12-20 12-22 12-22 12-23 12-25 12-25 12-29 12-30 12-41 12-45 12-51 12-51 12-52 12-53 12-53 xiii Chapter 13: Creating Drawing Sheets and Plotting Creating Drawing Sheets Adding a Drawing Sheet to a Project Adding Views to a Drawing Sheet Modifying the View Properties Panning the Viewports Added in the Sheet Adding Schedules to a Drawing Sheet Modifying a Building Model in a Drawing Sheet Duplicate Dependent Views Creating Dependent Views Adding Matchline to Dependent Views Printing in Autodesk Revit Architecture Printing Drawing Sheets and Project Views Selecting and Modifying the Printer Settings Using the Print Setup Dialog Box Previewing the Print Setup Tutorial 1 .Apartment 1 .Callout View Tutorial 2 .com .Apartment 1 Self-Evaluation Test Review Questions Exercise 1 .Road Section Detail Self-Evaluation Test Review Questions Exercise 1 .Schedules Tutorial 3 .Club .cadcim. Do not reproduce.Drafted Detail Exercise 2 .Urban House 13-2 13-2 13-4 13-5 13-7 13-7 13-9 13-10 13-10 13-11 13-13 13-13 13-13 13-16 13-18 13-19 13-24 13-24 13-25 13-25 Evaluation Copy.Club .Table of Contents Creating Drafted Details Creating a Drafting View Drafting a Detail Line Style Settings Using Line Weights Using Line Patterns Adding Text Notes Creating Text Notes Editing Text Notes Creating a Model Text Revision Clouds Creating the Revision Cloud Adding a Revision Tag Using Schedules in a Project Generating a Schedule Creating a Legend View Tutorial 1 .General. For information visit www.

Apartment 1 Tutorial 2 .Office Building 1 Exercise 3 .Club Self-Evaluation Test Review Questions Exercise 1 . and Columns Generating Multiple Design Options Generating Design Options for a Project Presenting Design Options 16-2 16-3 16-5 16-7 16-8 16-9 16-10 16-10 . Braces.com Chapter 15: Rendering Views and Creating Walkthroughs Rendering in Revit Architecture Rendering Workflow Introduction to Materials Assigning Materials by Using the Materials Dialog Box Applying Lights Using Decals and Entourages Rendering Settings Creating a Walkthrough Creating the Walkthrough Path Editing and Playing the Walkthrough Recording a Walkthrough Tutorial 1 .Apartment 1 Tutorial 2 .Night View 15-2 15-2 15-5 15-5 15-14 15-16 15-19 15-25 15-25 15-26 15-29 15-30 15-45 15-50 15-51 15-52 15-52 Chapter 16: Using Advanced Features Creating Structural Components Creating Structural Walls Creating Structural Columns Adding Structural Beams and Braces Cutting Openings in Beams.xiv Autodesk Revit Architecture for Architects and Designers Chapter 14: Creating 3D Views Three-Dimensional (3D) Views Creating Orthographic Views Dynamically Viewing Models Using Navigation Tools Using the Orient Tool Generating Perspective Views Locking and Unlocking 3D Views Using the Section Box Tutorial 1 .cadcim.Club Exercise 2 . For information visit www.Apartment 1 Exercise 2 .Apartment 1 .Office Building 2 14-2 14-3 14-4 14-11 14-12 14-17 14-18 14-18 14-23 14-28 14-28 14-29 14-31 14-32 Evaluation Copy.Office Building 2 Self-Evaluation Test Review Questions Exercise 1 . Do not reproduce.

cadcim.Binding Links Managing Links Including Elements of Linked Models in Schedules Applying the Color Schemes of the Host Model to Rooms and Areas of the Linked Models Copying Linked Model Elements Worksharing Concepts Worksharing Using Workset Tools Process of Worksharing Saving Methodology in Worksharing Element Ownership Concepts Purging Unused Element Families Transferring Project Standards Organizing the Project Browser Generating Shadows Revit Architecture Solar Studies Generating Still Solar Study Creating an Animated Solar Study Revit Architecture Interoperability Interoperability with Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk 3ds Max Design Interoperability with Google SketchUp Publishing Tips in Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 Tutorial 1. Do not reproduce.com .Table of Contents Using Area Analysis Tools Area Schemes Area Plans Area Schedules Color Schemes Creating Color Schemes Masking Regions Adding Masking Regions to a Project Adding Masking Regions to a Detail Family Adding Masking Regions to a Model Family Using Project Phasing Tools Understanding Phasing Concepts Linking Building Models and Sharing Coordinates Linking or Importing Models Linking Revit Models Nested Linked Models Converting Linked Models to Groups .Apartment 2 Exercise 2 .Apartment Complex Index 16-11 16-12 16-13 16-15 16-15 16-16 16-21 16-21 16-22 16-22 16-23 16-23 16-25 16-25 16-28 16-29 16-30 16-33 16-33 16-34 16-35 16-35 16-35 16-36 16-41 16-42 16-43 16-43 16-43 16-45 16-45 16-45 16-47 16-50 16-51 16-52 16-54 16-54 16-65 16-74 16-75 16-76 16-78 1 xv Evaluation Copy.Apartment 1 Tutorial 2 .Apartment Complex Self-Evaluation Test Review Questions Exercise 1 . For information visit www.

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