Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 Autodesk Official Press

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2013-06-04
  • Publisher: Sybex

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Learn Revit Architecture with expert instruction from this Autodesk Official Press guide

The new edition of this bestselling Revit book is the most useful and approachable Mastering Revit Architecture yet. Thoroughly revised and updated, this comprehensive guide to Autodesk's industry-leading building information modeling (BIM) software features in-depth explanations, real-world examples, and practical tutorials help you grasp crucial tools, techniques, and concepts so you can quickly start doing real work in Revit. You will learn core BIM concepts and best practices for everything from putting together impressive building designs to producing solid documentation, creating visualizations that impress clients, and more. Hands-on exercises with downloadable before-and-after files provide plenty of opportunities to practice the real-world scenarios and hone all the crucial Revit skills.

  • Explains the user interface, general concepts, best practices, and new features of Revit 2014
  • Teaches modeling, massing, and visualization with Revit
  • Helps users develop extended modeling skills for walls, stairs, floors, and more
  • Features detailed documentation and presentation techniques
  • Provides detailed instruction, step-by-step tutorials, and numerous examples
  • Includes downloadable starting and ending files and additional advanced content
  • Offers information to help readers prepare for Autodesk's certification exams

This detailed reference and tutorial is the perfect resource for becoming an expert with Autodesk's powerful BIM software.

Author Biography

James Vandezande is a registered architect and Principal at HOK, where he is one of the company's BIM leaders. James is also a cofounder of the New York City Revit Users Group and teaches Revit as an adjunct lecturing professor at NYU. Eddy Krygiel is an Autodesk Authorized Author and registered architect at HNTB Architects, where he implements BIM and has used Revit to complete projects of all sizes. Connect with James and Eddy at the popular Mastering Revit page on Facebook. Phil Read is the founder of Arch Tech, as well as one of the driving forces behind the original Revit software. He's an avid blogger and a popular speaker at Autodesk University and currently works at an AEC-related technology startup.

Table of Contents

Foreword  xxi

Introduction   xxiii

Part 1 • Fundamentals 1

Chapter 1 • Introduction: The Basics of BIM   3

Chapter 2 • Principles: UI and Project Organization  19

Chapter 3 • The Basics of the Toolbox 65

Part 2 • Understanding the Workflow  109

Chapter 4 • Configuring Templates and Standards  111

Chapter 5 • Understanding Worksharing 163

Chapter 6 • Working with Consultants  197

Chapter 7 • Interoperability: Working Multiplatform  231

Part 3 • Modeling and Massing for Design 271

Chapter 8 Advanced Modeling and Massing 273

Chapter 9 • Conceptual Design and Design Analysis 353

Chapter 10 • Working with Phasing, Groups, and Design Options  383

Chapter 11 • Visualization 445

Part 4 • Extended Modeling Techniques 499

Chapter 12 • Walls and Curtain Walls   501

Chapter 13 • Floors, Ceilings, and Roofs 565

Chapter 14 • Family Editor 597

Chapter 15 • Stairs and Railings 641

Part 5 • Documentation 699

Chapter 16 • Detailing Your Design 701

Chapter 17 • Documenting Your Design 745

Chapter 18 • Annotating Your Design 775

Part 6 • Construction and Beyond  821

Chapter 19 • The Construction Phase 823

Chapter 20 • Presenting Your Design 849

Chapter 21 • Point Clouds   873

Appendices 893

Appendix A • The Bottom Line 895

Chapter 1: Introduction: The Basics of BIM 895

Chapter 2: Principles: UI and Project Organization 896

Chapter 3: The Basics of the Toolbox 896

Chapter 4: Configuring Templates and Standards 897

Chapter 5: Understanding Worksharing 899

Chapter 6: Working with Consultants 900

Chapter 7: Interoperability: Working Multiplatform 901

Chapter 8: Advanced Modeling and Massing 902

Chapter 9: Conceptual Design and Design Analysis 903

Chapter 10: Working with Phasing, Groups, and Design Options  904

Chapter 11: Visualization 905

Chapter 12: Walls and Curtain Walls 906

Chapter 13: Floors, Ceilings, and Roofs 906

Chapter 14: Family Editor 908

Chapter 15: Stairs and Railings 909

Chapter 16: Detailing Your Design  910

Chapter 17: Documenting Your Design 912

Chapter 18: Annotating Your Design 912

Chapter 19: The Construction Phase 914

Chapter 20: Presenting Your Design 914

Chapter 21: Point Clouds 915

Appendix B • Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting  917

Optimizing Performance 917

Use Best Practices  920

Quality Control 924

Keeping an Eye on File Size 924

Using Schedules  929

Reviewing Warnings  933

Other Tips and Shortcuts 935

Additional Resources  938

Appendix C • Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 Certification 939

Index  947

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