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Revit 2018: Essential Training for Architecture (Imperial)

Video Introducing this tutorial


Using the exercise files
Interface changes in Revit 2018

1. Core Concepts

Introducing Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Working in one model with many views
Understanding Revit element hierarchy

2. Getting Comfortable with the Revit Environment

Recent Files screen and file menu
Using the ribbon and the QAT
Understanding context ribbons
Using the Project Browser
Moving and stacking palettes
Using keyboard shortcuts in Revit
Navigating views (zoom, pan, and rotate)
Selecting objects
Understanding selection toggles
Accessing Revit options

3. Starting a Project

Creating a new project from a template
Accessing a multi-user projects using Workshare
Creating and configuring a new project
Adding levels
Adding grids
Refining a layout with temporary dimensions
Adding columns

4. Modeling Basics

Adding walls
Wall properties and types
Using snaps
Locating walls
Using the Modify tools
Adding doors and windows
Adding plumbing fixtures and other components
Wall joins
Using constraints

5. Links, Imports, and Groups

Linking AutoCAD DWG files
Creating topography from a DWG link
Understanding CAD inserts
Import tips
Creating groups
Mirroring groups to create a layout
Creating Revit links
Rotating and aligning a Revit link
Establishing shared coordinates
Managing links
Understanding file formats

6. Sketch-Based Modeling Components

Creating floors
Creating footprint roofs
Working with ceilings
Creating extrusion roofs
Attaching walls to roofs
Using the shape editing tools to create a flat roof
Working with slope arrows
Adding openings

7. Stairs

Adding Stairs
Adding railings
Adding extensions to railings

8. Complex Walls

Creating a custom basic wall type
Understanding stacked walls
Adding curtain walls
Adding curtain grids, mullions and panels
Creating wall sweeps and reveals
Model lines

9. Visibility and Graphic Controls

Using object styles
Working with visibility and graphic overrides
Using view templates
Hiding and isolating objects in a model
Understanding view extents and crop regions
Understanding view range
Displaying objects above and below in plan views
Using the Linework tool and Depth Cueing
Using cutaway views
Using graphical display options

10. Rooms

Adding rooms
Controlling room numbering
Understanding room bounding elements

11. Schedules and Tags

Understanding tags
Adding schedule views
Modifying schedule views
Creating a key schedule
Using images in schedules

12. Annotation and Details

Adding text
Adding dimensions
Adding symbols
Adding legend views
Creating a detail callout
Adding detail components
Using arrays to parametrically duplicate objects
Adding filled and masking regions

13. The Basics of Families

Understanding families
Creating a new family from a template
Using reference planes, parameters, and constraints
Adding solid geometry
Cutting holes using void geometry
Adding blends
Completing the family

14. Sheets, Plotting, and Publishing

Working with sheets
Working with placeholder sheets
Aligning views with a guide grid
Exporting to AutoCAD
Plotting and creating a PDF


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