Introducing Revit Architecture 2008

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  • Edition: CD
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  • Copyright: 2007-05-01
  • Publisher: Sybex
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Revit is the industry-leading BIM software package, praised for its power and sophisticationThis practical reference helps readers learn Revit and BIM basics easily and efficientlyBegins with an overview of BIM concepts, then introduces the Revit interface and quickly gets readers working with basic objects and inserting and controlling walls, floors, roofs, and ceilingsExplains how Revit works with other applications, shows how to document the model for construction, and explores integrating annotations and linework into the modelThe CD-ROM contains all the tutorial files necessary for the book's exercises, as well as sample families and a trial version of the Revit software

Author Biography

Eddy Krygiel is an Autodesk Authorized Author and registered architect at BNIM Architects. He teaches Revit to architects and architectural students and has lectured around the country on the use of BIM in the construction industry.

Greg Demchak is an architect and product designer for Revit Architecture. He has been working on the development of Revit since 2000 and teaches Revit at the Boston Architectual College.

Tatjana Dzambazova is an architect, the product manager for Revit Architecture, and an internationally recognized technology speaker.

Table of Contents

Understanding BIM
A Brief History of Architectural Documentation
Advantages of a BIM Approach
How BIM Is Different from CAD
Why Revit?
Revit Concepts
Types of Elements in Revit
Tips for Getting Started in Revit
Getting Acquainted with the Revit Interface and File Types
The Revit User Interface
Modifying and Personalizing the Interface
Selecting and Manipulating Content
Setting Up Your Project Environment
Revit File Formats
Data Visualization in Revit
Creating Views
Working with Views
Modeling Basics
Levels and Grids
Basic Walls
Floors and Roofs
Doors and Windows
Stairs and Railings
Getting Started with a Project
Modifying Elements
Standard Tools
Edit Tools
Graphic and Visual Overrides
Extended Modeling
Walls: Advanced Modeling Features
Curtain Walls: Advanced Design Techniques
Roofs and Slabs: Advanced Shape Editing
Working with Other Applications
Importing and Linking
Working with Imported Files
Working with Civil Engineering DWG Files
Converting 2D Drawings into a 3D Model
Starting a Drawing from a Scanned File
Preparing Documents for Clients
Color Fill Plans
Area Plans
Creating Presentation Graphics
Shadows and Solar Studies
Rendering a Perspective
View Properties
The Sheet
Construction Documentation
Formatting Your Sheets
Annotating Your Views
Text and Keynotes
Drafting Views
Importing CAD details
Drafting Tools
Printing Your Documents
Revit Printing Tips
Publishing Your BIM Data
Advanced Topics
Design Options
Troubleshooting and File Maintenance
File Corruption
Appendix Inspirational Revit Projects
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