Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press
Ryan Duell, Tobias Hathorn, Tessa Reist Hathorn
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Your step-by-step guide to learning Autodesk Revit Architecture
This detailed introduction to Revit Architecture features straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on tutorials to teach new users the software's core features and functions.
Presented in the context of real-world workflows, and using real-world projects, each chapter contains a discussion of the "why" and "how" that is reinforced with a step-by-step tutorial so you'll gain practical and applicable experience with the core features of Revit Architecture. The new pedagogical approach emphasizes learning skills to help you prepare for the Revit certification exams.
- Learn at your pace with step-by-step exercises, illustrated with full-color screenshots and downloadable Revit tutorial files
- Work with floors, ceilings, walls, and curtain walls
- Use modeling and massing to explore design ideas
- Use the Family Editor to create and manage families
- Understand effective worksharing, BIM workflows, and file management
- Use rendering and visualization techniques to make your design come alive
- Prepare for Revit certification exams
With Autodesk Revit Architecture Essentials, you are only a step away from better, faster building design.
for the second part of the exercise you will use the Pick Wall tool to define the floor boundary. Exercise 3.1: Create a Floor by Sketch and Pick Walls To begin, go to the book’s web page at www.sybex.com/go/revit2015essentials, download the files for Chapter 3, and open the file c03-ex-3.1start.rvt. Open the Level 1 floor plan view. Select the Floor tool on the Build panel of the Architecture tab. Revit will automatically enter sketch mode, which will allow you to create a sketch to define
overrides In the preceding exercise, you made changes to objects on three levels. Object Styles is a project-wide change for the selected category. The Visibility/Graphic Overrides dialog is a view-specific override for the selected category. Override Graphics In View By Element is a view-specific override for an instance of the selected category. Revit Architecture uses three types of families: system, component, and in-place families. System and in-place families exist only in the project
and work in local files. Local files communicate directly with the Central Model, so it needs to be in a location accessible to all. The Worksets dialog box (Figure 10.3) opens next. Your username appears in the Owner field. Currently, you own everything in the project since you enabled worksharing. Click OK to continue. FIGURE 10.3 Worksets dialog box Next, you want to save the project as the Central Model. Navigate to Application Save As Project. Before clicking Save, click the Options
unwanted areas. Finally, right-click and choose Deactivate View. This is a simple example, but adjusting crop regions in the context of other views on sheets is an essential Revit skill you’ll use often. The finished plan is shown in Figure 12.26. FIGURE 12.26 Finished enlarged plan This ends Exercise 12.5. You can compare your results with the sample file c12-ex-12.5end.rvt in the files you downloaded previously. Exercise 12.6: Add Schedules to Sheets With your sheet of floor plans and
sheet set Exercise 12 (Figure 12.29). This will speed up the process if you ever need to reprint this same set of sheets. Click OK twice to return to the Print dialog. FIGURE 12.29 Specify the sheet set. Click the Setup button in the Settings group (refer back to Figure 12.28). The Print Setup dialog opens with options for print settings such as paper size, zoom, and orientation. You can also save these settings with a name so that you can reuse them later. The print settings can be