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Paul F. Aubin's Mastering Revit Architecture 2009 1st Edition
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Each chapter contains a well thought-out introduction and summary, which concisely sum up the concepts and tools to be covered, and what each user should have taken away from the chapter. There are copious Notes, Tips and BIM Manager Notes (my personal favorite) throughout, and they highlight many of the critical and important ideas in the book. I always like to go through these first in Paul's book before an in-depth reading, marking them with stickies for quick reference later. While first time users should avoid doing this, I believe Intermediate and advanced users can get much from the process before diving into the book in earnest.
The Quick Start chapter at the beginning of the book deftly lays out the use of Revit with large brush strokes and easy to understand, step-by-step instructions for getting going in Revit quickly.
Chapters 1 & 2 (Section I) lay the groundwork for an excellent understanding of Revit (and BIM in general), as well as an exhaustive run-down of all the user interface elements with plenty of screen captures to show the way.
Chapters 3 through10 (Section II) provide the roadmap for creating a successful Revit project, and continue to run through all the basic element categories found in Revit. Chapter 10, Working with Families, is the book within the book.Read more ›
I have purchased several of Paul Aubin's books in the past and have always found them invaluable. As an architect and CAD/BIM Manager of almost 20 years, I have not found a better resource for any Revit related questions I may have, no matter how basic or complex. I highly recommend this book.
If your can buy only one book on Revit, this is the best choice.
indroductory and of limited scope. This book of Paul Aubin is the one
that gave me a good insight of Revit Architecture and its potentials.
I found very helpfull the way the author unfolds and explains the
various tools with precise instructions and supporting illustrations.
I highly recommend this book.
The book is helpful for those attempting to get HOW and WHY to do things, not just WHAT to do as tutorials or software courses tend to focus on. This is especially critical for somewhat more "advanced" topics, like creating and managing parametric families. Furthermore, Aubin does well to back up concepts and best practices with practical how-to examples provided on CD which accompanies the text.
There is still room for improvement in the text, and Aubin should consider expanding future editions to introduce case studies or examples of how a particular person/role in industry might use the tools differently. For example, although Worksharing overviewed in an appendix, it deserves more full attention where the complexities surrounding Worksharing issues could be made more relevant in hypothetical, narrative examples from industry. "The project architect will be concerned with X, while contrary to that the construction manager should watch out for the following..."
That said, the book is a MUST HAVE for anybody serious about learning and applying Revit Architecture 2009 in their practice. I highly recommend this book, and will be referring to it frequently as I teach my colleagues to embrace BIM tools in my practice.
If you have never used a computer to draw before or you are a CAD guru of another software.... whether you are new to Revit, or an Advanced Zen Revit Guru, Mastering Revit Architecture 2009 is the must-have book for your Revit library.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
In my experience, Mr. Aubin's books have consistently been the best approach to learn Autocad, Revit, etc. Easy to read, and follow. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Robert A Slocum
Clear and helpful. Not overly complicated. Shows you the simple ways to do things. You can easily grasp the basics and get up to speed and be able to go through training better.Published on June 10, 2011 by J. Kilgore
While the information in the book is solid, the formatting which he brought over from his amazing ADT books does not work with Revit. Read morePublished on January 17, 2010 by Teresa A. Martin
I was unable to use this book, the CD packaged with it, that contains the files had glue on it.Published on May 22, 2009 by Arch Student
This book is great for beginners but can be confusing at times. Sometimes the author's description of how to do things is a little muddles and many errors were found throughout by... Read morePublished on May 22, 2009 by A. Merrill
Mr. Aubin have a good approach to the use of the program.
The structure of the book leads to the new learner or freshen up
to the cad veteran in a smooth way. Read more
Well organized. Aubin takes the time to explain the underlying concepts. A very good overview. Limited information on Worksharing and network implementation keep it from being a... Read morePublished on January 26, 2009 by Bill Arnquist, AIA
Paul continues to give the most pertinent information in a format that anyone can use. The beginner to advanced user can always use this book as a quick reference guide. Read morePublished on November 12, 2008 by E. Jedd Crowder