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Revit Architecture 2015 Essential Training

Using the exercise files

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
Understanding the different versions of Revit
The Recent Files Screen and the application menu
Using the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)
Understanding context ribbons
Using the Properties palette
Stacking properties and project palettes
Using the Project Browser
Navigating views (Zoom, Pan, and Rotate)
Selection and modifying basics
Understanding selection toggles
Accessing Revit options
Understanding view extents and crop regions

3. Starting a Project
Creating a new project from a template
Accessing a multiuser project using worksharing
Configuring project settings
Adding levels
Adding grids
Refining a layout with temporary dimensions
Adding columns

4. Modeling Basics
Adding walls
Using snaps
Wall properties and types
Locating walls
Using the modify tools
Adding doors and windows
Using constraints
Adding plumbing fixtures and other components
Using Autodesk Seek
Wall joins

5. Links, Imports, and Groups
Linking AutoCAD DWG files
Creating topography from a DWG link
Understanding CAD inserts
Import tips
Create a group
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
Working with floors
Working with footprint roofs
Working with ceilings
Working with extrusion roofs
Attaching walls to roofs
Using the shape editing tools to create a flat roof
Working with slope arrows
Adding openings

7. Stairs
Working with stairs
Adding railings to stairs
Working with component-based stairs
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 range
Displaying objects above and below in plan views
Using the Linework tool
Using cutaway views
Using sketchy lines

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 duplicate objects parametrically
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
Adding sheets
Working with placeholder sheets
Aligning views with a guide grid
Outputting sheets to a DWF file
Exporting to AutoCAD
Plotting and creating a PDF

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