The intent of this book is to provide the interior design student a well-rounded knowledge of Autodesk Revit tools and techniques. These skills can then be applied to enhance professional development in both academia and industry.
The overall premise of the book is to learn Revit Architecture while developing the interior of a two story law office. The reader is provided an architectural model with established columns, beams, exterior walls, minimal interior walls and roofs in which to work. This allows more emphasis to be placed on interior design rather than primary architectural elements. The chapters chronology generally follows the typical design process. Students will find this book helps them more accurately and efficiently develop their design ideas and skills.
The first chapter introduces the reader to Revit, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the basics of opening, saving and creating a new project. The second provides a quick introduction to modeling basic elements in Revit including walls, doors, windows and more. This chapter is designed to show students how powerful Revit is and hopefully make them more excited about learning it.
The remainder of the book is spent developing the interior space of the law office with an established space program. A student will learn how to view and navigate within the provided 3D architectural model, managing and creating materials and develop spaces with walls, doors and windows. Once all the spaces are added to the model, several areas are explored and used as the basis to cover Revit commands and workflows.
At the end of this tutorial, the reader will be able to model floor finishes, ceilings with soffits, casework, custom reception desk, restrooms, furniture and light fixtures. Additional features such as tags, schedules and photo-realistic rendering will be covered.
About the Videos
The videos contained on the included DVD make it easy to see the menu selections and will make learning Revit straightforward and simple. At the start of each chapter the reader is prompted to watch a video that previews the topics that will be covered in the proceeding chapter. This allows the reader to be familiar with the menu selections and techniques before they begin the tutorial. Readers will feel more confident in what they are doing and have a better understanding of the desired outcome of each lesson by watching these videos.
The videos cover the following:
- User Interface
- Doors and Windows
- Design Options
- Sheets and Sheet Lists
- Worksharing Introduction
- Sweeps and Reveals
Table of Contents
1. Getting Started with Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013
2. Model Navigation
3. Architectural Quick Start
4. Revit Materials
6. Floor Plans
7. Curtain Wall
8. Stairs and Railings
10. Break Room and Work Room
11. Toilet Room Design
13. Custom Reception Desk and Sign
14. Furniture, Groups and Design Options
18. Sheets and Revisions
Bonus Chapters on DVD
19. Revit Families: Introduction to Revit Content Creation
Appendix A: Autodesk Revit Architecture Certification Exam
Appendix B: Revit Basics: Overview of Linework and Modify Tools
Appendix C: Revit Basics: Drawing 2D Architectural Content
Appendix D: Finding Missing Elements in Revit
Appendix E: Introduction To SketchUp Appendix F: Introduction to Computers for CAD/BIM Users