Building information modeling (BIM) is the new AutoCAD for architects and interior designers—and Revit Architecture is the leading software package in the BIM marketplace. Revit Architecture 2014 for Designers is written specifically for architects and interior designers as they transition from CAD to BIM. Beginning with the building blocks of BIM modeling (walls, windows, and doors), the text progresses through dynamically generated 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional views to advanced features—such as photorealistic rendering, custom title blocks, and exporting drawings to AutoCAD and SketchUp. Instructions are fully illustrated, creating a smooth transition to the BIM environment for all designers. Clear, concise, and above all visual, this is the essential Revit guide written specifically for interior designers and architects.
Douglas R. Seidler is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Marymount University, USA. He teaches a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses including retail and restaurant design, materials and methods studio, senior studio, computer drafting, construction documents, and design communications. He is author of Digital Drawing for Designers: A Visual Guide to AutoCAD 2012 (Fairchild Books, 2012) and Hand Drawing for Designers: Communicating Ideas through Architectural Graphics (Fairchild Books, 2010).
Chapter 1. What is BIM?
Chapter 2. Introduction to Revit Architecture 2014
Chapter 3. Floor Plans
Chapter 4. Perspectives and Isometric Drawings
Chapter 5. Elevations and Sections
Chapter 6. Reflected Ceiling Plans
Chapter 7. Roofs and Site Plans
Chapter 8. Sheets
Chapter 9. Printing and Exporting Drawings
Chapter 10. Dimensions and Annotations
Chapter 11. Schedules
Chapter 12. Enlarged Plans and Details
Chapter 13. Curtain Walls
Chapter 14. Masses and Custom Components
Chapter 15. Rendering