Revit 2 - Intermediate Concepts of Revit Architecture

Hours: 48 / Access Length: 3 Months / Delivery: Online, Instructor Supported
Retail Price: $835.00

Course Overview:

Learn the intermediate features of the latest versions of Revit Architecture. This course covers advanced annotation methods, door and window schedules, basic site modeling tools including topographical surfaces, basic structural elements, camera and perspective view creation, rendering tools, lights and materials.

The delivery format of this course is via self-directed, video lectures and demonstrations, PDF manuals, and online support via web-based discussion groups and email support.

This course is designed for the full, Windows version of Revit.  Regarding running Revit on a Mac, the best solution is to use the Mac's Bootcamp utility and have a copy of Windows installed on its own partition. Parallels Desktop will also work and will allow you to install the full PC version of Revit on your Mac.
Although there is an "Revit for Mac" version available, it is not widely used and is missing many of the features found in the full Windows version of Revit. The current Mac version will work for the level one course but if you continue your training with the intermediate and advanced courses, the further you go the more you will run into features that simply do not exist on the Mac software.

Upon successful completion of this course, the students will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Create a full residential sheet set in electronic format.
  • Create Component Families in the Family Editor
  • Create and modify mass families in the Conceptual Design environment.
  • Apply surface division and rationalization techniques to conceptual models.
  • Develop building models from conceptual masses.

Students can get a receive a free copy of the latest version Revit from Autodesk (valid for three years) by going here.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Creating railings

Customizing railing properties. Controlling posts and balusters.

Lesson 2: Working with model lines and detail lines

Using linework, split face, and paint tools. Adding text notes.

Lesson 3: Using the Create tool and working with simple in place families

Sketching with workplanes and reference planes.

Lesson 4: Site Components

Introduction to Site components and adding a simple topographical surface. Printing and publishing a revit project.

Lesson 5: Introduction to Revit Sketch Based Modeling concepts

Creating Extrusions, Revolves, Sweeps, Blends, and Swept Blends.

Lesson 6: Introduction to the Family Editor

Creating a Loadable family framework and flexing parameters.

Lesson 7: Creating and working with Family Types

Creating and dimensioning family geometry. Working with parameters and sub-categories.

Lesson 8: Managing Family Visibility and detail levels

Working with nested families and linking family parameters.

Lesson 9: Introduction to Massing Studies and Conceptual Design

Working with conceptual design tools and form making methods.

Lesson 10: Manipulating Mass Forms

Manipulating mass forms and modifying mass forms with X-Ray mode, Edge editing, and Profile editing.

Lesson 11: Mass Floors and Model by Face

Creating Mass floors and using the Model by Face tool to generate Floors, Roofs, Walls, and Curtain Systems.

Lesson 12: Surface Rationalization

Introduction to Surface Rationalization with the Divide Surface and Surface Pattern tools.

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**