Introducing Revit Architecture 2008 (Paperback)
Eddy Krygiel, Greg Demchak, Tatjana Dzambazova
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Revit Architecture is transforming how architectural models are designed and documented, and this is the perfect guide for quickly becoming productive with this industry-leading BIM solution. This practical reference and tutorial begins with a theoretical overview of BIM, explains the principles of Revit, and then delves into all of Revit's essential tools. You will first get acquainted with Revit's intuitive interface, and then through a series of challenging architectural exercises, you will learn how to model, document, present, and share your design ideas.
This concise introduction to Revit is based on real-world architectural scenarios. The expert authors are architects whose years of experience with BIM technology has resulted in these pages of impressive examples, practical explanations, and in-depth and detailed tutorials. It's the perfect resource for readers of all skill levels who need to quickly accomplish vital Revit tasks. Inside you'll learn about:
* BIM and its advantages over traditional drafting
The basics of parametric modeling and the Revit philosophy
How to start and develop a design and move it to construction documentation
The secrets to creating inspiring presentations
The best ways to exchange and share your design with others
Produce fully detailed working drawings
Automatically generate color-fill plans
Deliver compelling graphic presentations
Valuable companion CD
The CD-ROM contains sample families and all the tutorial files necessary to complete the exercises in the book, including before and after versions so you can compare results.
Chapter 1 Understanding BIM.
A Brief History of Architectural Documentation.
Advantages of a BIM Approach.
How BIM Is Different from CAD.
Types of Elements in Revit.
Tips for Getting Started in Revit.
Chapter 2 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.
Chapter 3 Views.
Data Visualization in Revit.
Working with Views.
Chapter 4 Modeling Basics.
Levels and Grids.
Floors and Roofs.
Doors and Windows.
Stairs and Railings.
Getting Started with a Project.
Chapter 5 Modifying Elements.
Graphic and Visual Overrides.
Chapter 6 Extended Modeling .
Walls: Advanced Modeling Features.
Curtain Walls: Advanced Design Techniques.
Roofs and Slabs: Advanced Shape Editing.
Chapter 7 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.
Chapter 8 Preparing Documents for Clients.
Color Fill Plans.
Creating Presentation Graphics.
Shadows and Solar Studies.
Rendering a Perspective.
Chapter 9 Sheets.
Chapter 10 Construction Documentation.
Formatting Your Sheets.
Annotating Your Views.
Text and Keynotes.
Importing CAD details.
Chapter 11 Printing.
Printing Your Documents.
Revit Printing Tips.
Publishing Your BIM Data.
Chapter 12 Advanced Topics.
Chapter 13 Troubleshooting and File Maintenance.
Appendix Inspirational Revit Projects.