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Revit Architecture 2016 Advanced


Students should be comfortable with the Essentials of Autodesk Revit.


Part One: Collaboration Tools

Course Objectives:

Enable students who have a basic knowledge of Autodesk Revit to increase their productivity while working with other people on a team, either in the same firm or other firms, and while working with Autodesk Revit files or other CAD files.


Course Description:

Autodesk Revit Architecture is a BIM tool, which can be used by more than one person working on a new project. This is an important feature in collaboration within a project, between projects, and with other users, firms, and disciplines. Topics include:

·         Set up project phasing

·         Create and display a variety of design options

·         Use groups

·         Link Autodesk Revit files

·         Use multi-discipline coordination

·         Import and export files including exporting for energy analysis

·         Understand, use, and set up worksets.


Course Outlines

Phasing, Design Options, and Groups

Project Phasing-Design Options-Working with Groups.


Linking Models

Linking Models-Visibility and Graphic Overrides in Linked Models-Linked Model Conversion-Multi Discipline Coordination.


Importing and Exporting

Importing and Linking Vector Files-Modifying Imported Files-Importing Raster Image Files-Exporting Files.


Project Team Collaboration

Introduction to Worksets-Opening and Saving Workset Related Projects-Working in Workset Related Projects--Visibility and Display Options with Worksharing-Worksharing and Linked Models-Setting Up Worksets.


Part Two: Conceptual Design & Visualization

Course Objectives:

Enable students who have worked with Autodesk Revit Architecture to expand their knowledge in the areas of Conceptual Design, including massing studies, space planning, visualization, and rendering.

Course Description:

As architects and designers start a project, they frequently think about the overall massing of a building or the area of the footprint. Autodesk Revit Architecture, using its powerful BIM engine, includes tools for creating mass elements that can be modified into many shapes. You can then apply walls, roofs, and floors to them to continue designing. You can also access space planning tools for setting up areas for rooms and applying colors to them to show the connections. For presentations, you can create and render perspective views. Topics include:

·         Create In-Place Conceptual Mass elements and Conceptual Mass families

·         Create building elements from massing studies

·         Use Rooms and Areas for space planning and analysis

·         Create perspectives, walkthroughs, and solar studies

·         Understand the concepts of rendering and lighting


Massing Studies

Overview of Massing Studies-Placing Mass Elements-Creating Conceptual Massing-Setting Work Planes-Creating Mass Forms-Dynamic Editing for Conceptual Massing-Working with Profiles and Edges-From Massing to Building.


Space Planning & Area Analysis

Space Planning-Area Analysis-Creating Color Schemes.



Perspectives-Creating Walkthroughs-Exploded Views-Solar Studies.



Basic Rendering-Working with Lighting-Enhancing Renderings.


Advanced Conceptual Mass Families

Conceptual Mass Families


Part Three: Site Design

Course Description:

Architects frequently need to add site information. The training covers the elements and tools that are used to create topographic surfaces for site work. Topics include:

·         Create topographic surfaces

·         Add property lines and building pads

·         Modify toposurfaces with subregions, splitting surfaces and grading the regions

·         Annotate site plans and add site components

·         Work with Shared Coordinates


Course Outlines:

Site Design-Creating Topographical Surfaces -Property Lines and Building Pads-Modifying Toposurfaces-Annotating Site Plans-Site Components-Shared Positioning.


Part Four: Family Creation

Course Description:

Creating custom element types and families. Topics include:

·         Set up a family file

·         Create family geometry

·         Create family types

·         Create specific families, including, in-place families, profiles, annotation, and shared parameters


Course Outlines:

Family Concepts & Techniques

Introduction -Family Types -Host vs. Stand-alone Families-Family Editor-Creating Parametric Framework-Setting up Reference Planes/Lines -Adding Dimensions-Flexing Geometry-Creating 3D Elements-Additional Tools: Aligning , Locking, Controls, Openings, Lines, Text- Adding Components -Visibility Display Settings-Locating Custom Family Files




Creating Specific Families

Creating In Place Families-Creating Profiles-Creating Annotation Families- Working with Shared & Project Parameters


Practice -Door Opening


Creating Architectural Specific Families


Creating Custom Doors and Windows-Starting from an Existing Family-Starting from a New Template -Creating Angled Cornices and Copings-Creating Custom Railings-Creating Rail Profile Families-Creating Baluster, Post, and Panel Families-Adding Custom Posts