Revit Essentials is a unique learning resource that features concise, straightforward explanations and real-world hands-on exercises and tutorials to teach new users the software's core features and functions. Each chapter opens with a quick discussion of concepts and learning goals and then briskly moves into an approachable hand on exercise that readers can follow to gain confidence using the software. Each chapter features compelling full-color screenshots to illustrate tutorial steps and chapters conclude with a related and more open-ended project to further reinforce the chapter's lessons.
• Introducing the Autodesk Revit Architecture Interface
• Schematic Design
• Walls and Curtain Walls
• Floors, Roofs, and Ceilings
• Stairs, Ramps, and Railings
• Adding Families
• Modifying Families
• Groups and Phasing
• Rooms and Color-Fill Plans
• Work sharing
• Details and Annotations
• Creating Drawing Sets
• Work flow and Site Modeling
• Tips, Tricks and Troubleshooting
• Appendix Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 Certification
Eddy Krygiel is an Autodesk Authorized Author and registered architect at HNTB Architects and has used Revit to complete projects of all scopes and sizes. He also teaches Revit to practicing architects and architectural students and lectures around the nation on the use of BIM in the construction industry.
Phil Read is an industry leader in research and development on BIM, visualization and cloud-based collaboration. He maintains a popular Revit blog is a popular presenter at Autodesk University and played a leading role in providing training and ongoing support for the engineers on the Freedom Tower World Trade Center Initiative in New York.
James Vandezande is an Associate and Senior Manager of Virtual Design + Construction at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill where he has pioneered its BIM implementation strategies.