Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 in Practice

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-11-19
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

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This book provides basic, step-by-step instructions for getting started and using the Revit software. It covers only the basics to illustrate the myriad 2D/3D drawing and editing functions for this popular yet complex application. Revit 2010 In Practice demonstrates how to design small buildings from concept through actual plotting. A DVD is included with every new copy of the text and includes all the drawing lessons in the text, the ability to view third-party software applications, all of the book's figures in color, and a trial version of Revit 2010.

Table of Contents

Introducing Autodesk“ Revit“ Architecture 2010p. 1
Understanding the Basic Concepts and Principles of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010p. 2
The Autodesk Revit Architecture Projectp. 2
Levels in a Building Modelp. 2
The Autodesk Revit Architecture Familiesp. 3
Element Categoriesp. 3
New and Improved Features of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010p. 6
Enhanced User Interfacep. 6
Conceptual Design Environmentp. 7
Interoperabilityp. 7
Worksharingp. 8
Visibility and Graphics Enhancementsp. 8
Details and Annotationsp. 9
Macros Development with Revit VSTAp. 9
Documentationp. 9
Installing Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010p. 9
Opening Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010p. 16
Understanding the User Interfacep. 18
Title Barp. 18
Application Buttonp. 18
Quick Access Toolbarp. 20
Ribbonp. 20
Tabs and Contextual Tabsp. 21
Panels and Expanded Panelsp. 22
Dialog Launcherp. 23
Toolsp. 23
Type Selectorp. 24
InfoCenterp. 24
Keytips and Tooltipsp. 25
Options Barp. 26
Project Browserp. 26
Drawing Areap. 27
View Control Barp. 27
Status Barp. 27
Using Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 Helpp. 28
Exiting Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010p. 30
Working with Projects and Elementsp. 33
Creating a New Projectp. 34
Sketching Elementsp. 36
Saving a Projectp. 38
Closing a Projectp. 40
Opening an Existing Projectp. 42
Selecting an Elementp. 43
Modifying an Elementp. 45
Moving an Elementp. 47
Rotating an Elementp. 50
Flipping an Elementp. 52
Mirroring an Elementp. 53
Resizing an Elementp. 55
Copying, Cutting, and Pasting an Elementp. 57
Trimming and Extending an Elementp. 62
Creating an Array of Elementsp. 64
Creating a Linear Arrayp. 64
Creating a Radial Arrayp. 67
Grouping Elementsp. 70
Aligning Elementsp. 73
Deleting an Elementp. 75
Working with Project Views and Work Planesp. 77
Working with Project Viewsp. 77
Exploring Project View Typesp. 78
Using Visibility and Graphic Display in Project Viewsp. 100
Hiding Elements in a Viewp. 105
Cropping a Viewp. 106
Rotating a Viewp. 107
Working with Work Planesp. 109
Working with Basic Building Componentsp. 113
Understanding the Workflow of a Building Projectp. 114
Working with Wallsp. 114
Exploring Wall Typesp. 115
Creating Interior and Exterior Wallsp. 115
Adding Doors to a Wallp. 119
Adding Windows to a Wallp. 122
Adding Free-Standing Componentsp. 124
Creating a Floorp. 126
Creating a Roofp. 128
Adding a Roof by Footprintp. 128
Adding a Roof by Extrusionp. 130
Creating a Ceilingp. 133
Creating an Automatic Ceilingp. 133
Sketching a Ceilingp. 135
Cutting Openingsp. 137
Attaching the Wall to Other Elementsp. 138
Creating Stairsp. 141
Creating Stairs by Sketching Runsp. 141
Creating Stairs by Sketching Boundaries and Risersp. 144
Creating Spiral Staircasesp. 146
Creating a Railingp. 150
Creating a Rampp. 155
Creating Architectural Columnsp. 157
Creating a Columnp. 157
Attaching and Detaching Columnsp. 159
Using Curtain Elementsp. 162
Creating a Curtain Wallp. 163
Adding Curtain Gridsp. 166
Creating a Model Textp. 168
Using Roomsp. 171
Creating and Tagging a Roomp. 171
Computing the Room Area and Volumep. 174
Working with Site Designp. 179
Using Toposurfacesp. 180
Creating a Toposurfacep. 180
Adding a Toposurface Subregion in a Toposurfacep. 185
Splitting a Toposurfacep. 186
Merging Toposurfacesp. 188
Using Property Linesp. 190
Creating a Building Padp. 191
Adding Parking Componentsp. 194
Adding Site Componentsp. 196
Working with Massing Studiesp. 199
Exploring Massing Studiesp. 200
Using a Mass Familyp. 200
Creating an In-Place Massp. 201
Adding a Mass Instance from a Mass Familyp. 203
Merging Mass Instancesp. 206
Creating a Mass Floorp. 207
Creating a Wall from a Mass Facep. 212
Creating a Floor from a Mass Floorp. 214
Creating a Curtain System from a Mass Instancep. 216
Creating a Roof from a Mass Instancep. 219
Annotation and Detailingp. 221
Creating Text Notesp. 222
Creating Gridsp. 224
Creating Levelsp. 226
Creating a Keynotep. 228
Adding a Tagp. 230
Adding a Symbolp. 234
Adding an Insulationp. 236
Working with Labelsp. 238
Creating a Labelp. 238
Applying a Label to a Tagp. 243
Working with Detailingp. 246
Creating a Detail Viewp. 247
Creating a Drafting Viewp. 250
Working with Construction Documentsp. 253
Using Sheetsp. 253
Creating a Sheetp. 254
Adding Views to a Sheetp. 258
Adding an Image to a Sheetp. 260
Creating a Title Blockp. 262
Using Viewportsp. 265
Creating a Viewport Typep. 266
Applying a Viewport Type to a Viewp. 268
Altering a View Titlep. 269
Adding a Schedule to a Sheetp. 272
Using Drawing Listsp. 274
Creating a Drawing Listp. 274
Excluding a Sheet from a Drawing Listp. 277
Using Revisionsp. 278
Describing the Revision Workflowp. 279
Inserting Revision Informationp. 279
Using Revision Cloudsp. 281
Inserting Revisions in a Revision Schedulep. 286
Issuing a Revisionp. 289
Printing a Construction Documentp. 290
Rendering Basicsp. 295
Understanding the Rendering Workflowp. 295
Using Lightsp. 296
Creating a Lighting Fixturep. 296
Adding a Lighting Fixture to a Building Modelp. 302
Setting the Light Sourcep. 305
Displaying a Light Source in a Viewp. 306
Controlling the Position of a Spotlight in a Building Modelp. 308
Adding Plants and an Entouragep. 313
Using Decalsp. 315
Creating a Decal Typep. 315
Setting a Decal in a Viewp. 318
Rendering an Imagep. 319
Indexp. 327
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