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Revit Architecture 2015 Essential Training

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Build your Revit skills from the ground up. Learn the building information modeling (BIM) techniques you need to complete solid architectural projects in Revit 2015.

Build your Revit skills from the ground up. In this course, Paul F. Aubin teaches you the core building information modeling (BIM) techniques you need to complete solid architectural projects in Revit 2015. First, get comfortable with the Revit environment, and learn to set up a project and add the grids, levels, and dimensions that will anchor your design. Then get to modeling: adding walls, doors, and windows; creating and mirroring groups; linking to external assets and DWG files; and working with floors, roofs, and ceilings. Paul also shows advanced techniques for modeling stairs, complex walls, and partially obscured building elements, as well as adding rooms and solid geometry. Finally, discover how to annotate your drawing so all the components are perfectly understood, and learn how to output sheets to DWF, PDF, or AutoCAD.


  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
1. Core Concepts
  • Introducing building information modeling (BIM)
  • Working in one model with many views
  • Understanding Revit element hierarchy
2. Getting Comfortable with the Revit Environment
  • Understanding the different versions of Revit
  • The Recent Files Screen and the application menu
  • Using the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)
  • Understanding context ribbons
  • Using the Properties palette
  • Stacking properties and project palettes
  • Using the Project Browser
  • Navigating views (Zoom, Pan, and Rotate)
  • Selection and modifying basics
  • Understanding selection toggles
  • Accessing Revit options
  • Understanding view extents and crop regions
3. Starting a Project
  • Creating a new project from a template
  • Accessing a multiuser project using worksharing
  • Configuring project settings
  • Adding levels
  • Adding grids
  • Refining a layout with temporary dimensions
  • Adding columns
4. Modeling Basics
  • Adding walls
  • Using snaps
  • Wall properties and types
  • Locating walls
  • Using the modify tools
  • Adding doors and windows
  • Using constraints
  • Adding plumbing fixtures and other components
  • Using Autodesk Seek
  • Wall joins
5. Links, Imports, and Groups
  • Linking AutoCAD DWG files
  • Creating topography from a DWG link
  • Understanding CAD inserts
  • Import tips
  • Create a group
  • Mirroring groups to create a layout
  • Creating Revit links
  • Rotating and aligning a Revit link
  • Establishing shared coordinates
  • Managing links
  • Understanding file formats
6. Sketch-Based Modeling Components
  • Working with floors
  • Working with footprint roofs
  • Working with ceilings
  • Working with extrusion roofs
  • Attaching walls to roofs
  • Using the shape editing tools to create a flat roof
  • Working with slope arrows
  • Adding openings
7. Stairs
  • Working with stairs
  • Adding railings to stairs
  • Working with component-based stairs
  • Adding extensions to railings
8. Complex Walls
  • Creating a custom basic wall type
  • Understanding stacked walls
  • Adding curtain walls
  • Adding curtain grids, mullions, and panels
  • Creating wall sweeps and reveals
  • Model lines
9. Visibility and Graphic Controls
  • Using object styles
  • Working with visibility and graphic overrides
  • Using view templates
  • Hiding and isolating objects in a model
  • Understanding view range
  • Displaying objects above and below in plan views
  • Using the Linework tool
  • Using cutaway views
  • Using sketchy lines
10. Rooms
  • Adding rooms
  • Controlling room numbering
  • Understanding room bounding elements
11. Schedules and Tags
  • Understanding tags
  • Adding schedule views
  • Modifying schedule views
  • Creating a key schedule
  • Using images in schedules
12. Annotation and Details
  • Adding text
  • Adding dimensions
  • Adding symbols
  • Adding legend views
  • Creating a detail callout
  • Adding detail components
  • Using arrays to duplicate objects parametrically
  • Adding filled and masking regions
13. The Basics of Families
  • Understanding families
  • Creating a new family from a template
  • Using reference planes, parameters, and constraints
  • Adding solid geometry
  • Cutting holes using void geometry
  • Adding blends
  • Completing the family
14. Sheets, Plotting, and Publishing
  • Adding sheets
  • Working with placeholder sheets
  • Aligning views with a guide grid
  • Outputting sheets to a DWF file
  • Exporting to AutoCAD
  • Plotting and creating a PDF
  • Next steps

Taught by

Paul F. Aubin

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