Mastering Autodesk Revit 2018

Lance Kirby, Eddy Krygiel, Marcus Kim

ISBN: 9788126578092

1056 pages

INR 999


Mastering Autodesk Revit for Architecture's focused discussions, detailed exercises, and compelling real-world examples are organized by how users learn and implement Revit, an approach that will resonate with Revit users of all skill levels. The expert authors re-evaluated the entire book's structure and content for this edition, responding to reader and Revit instructor feedback to make this the most useful, complete, and approachable guide to Revit Architecture ever.




Part 1 Fundamentals

Chapter 1 Understanding the Principles of BIM

  • The Fundamentals of a BIM Approach  
  • The Management People Inside a BIM Project Team  
  • Staffing for BIM  
  • Understanding Project Roles  
  • Establishing a BIM Execution Plan  
  • Optimizing BIM Processes  
  • Identifying and Planning BIM Uses
  • Gather
  • Generate
  • Analyze  
  • Communicate
  • Realize
  • Integrating Tools Inside a BIM Workflow
  • What Is Revit?
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 2 Exploring the UI and Organizing Projects

  • Understanding the User Interface  
  • Accessing and Using the Application Menu
  • Using the Quick Access Toolbar  
  • Using the Info Center  
  • Getting to Know the Ribbon
  • Using Other Aspects of the UI
  • Navigation Methods
  • Defining Project Organization
  • Introducing Datum Objects
  • Using Content
  • Working with Views
  • Managing Your Project Model
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 3 The Basics of the Toolbox

  • Selecting, Modifying and Replacing Elements
  • Selecting Elements
  • Selection Options  
  • Filtering Your Selection
  • Using Selection-Based Filters
  • Selecting All Instances
  • Using the Properties Palette
  • Matching Properties
  • Using the Context Menu
  • Editing Elements Interactively
  • Moving Elements
  • Copying Elements  
  • Rotating and Mirroring Elements
  • Arraying Elements
  • Scaling Elements
  • Aligning Elements
  • Trimming or Extending Lines and Walls
  • Splitting Lines and Walls
  • Offsetting Lines and Walls  
  • Preventing Elements from Moving
  • Exploring Other Editing Tools  
  • Using the Join Geometry Tool  
  • Using the Split Face and Paint Tools
  • Copying and Pasting from the Clipboard
  • Using the Create Similar Tool
  • Using Keyboard Shortcuts (Accelerators)
  • Double-Click to Edit
  • Sharing Models with the Cloud
  • Modeling Site Context
  • Using a Toposurface  
  • Creating a Toposurface from a Points File
  • Creating a Building Pad
  • Generating Property Lines  
  • Cut/Fill Schedules
  • The Bottom Line  


Chapter 4 Configuring Templates and Standards

  • Introducing Project Templates  
  • Customizing Project Settings for Graphic Quality
  • Discovering Object Styles  
  • Using Line Settings  
  • Defining Materials  
  • Defining Fill Patterns  
  • Preconfiguring Color Schemes
  • Increasing Efficient View Management
  • Organizing Views
  • Creating and Assigning Filters
  • Using View Templates
  • Creating Custom Annotations
  • Introducing Tag Family Fundamentals
  • Creating a Custom Door Tag
  • Customizing View Tags
  • Starting a Project with a Custom Template
  • Strategies for Managing Templates
  • Aggregating Template Data
  • The Bottom Line


Part 2 Collaboration and Teamwork

Chapter 5 Collaborating with a Team

  • Understanding Worksharing Basics
  • Enabling Worksharing on Your Project  
  • Types of Worksets
  • Creating a Central File
  • Selecting a Starting View  
  • Creating a Local File  
  • Using Worksharing Usernames
  • Organizing Worksets
  • Moving Elements Between Worksets
  • Managing Workflow with Worksets  
  • Saving Work
  • Saving at Intervals
  • Loading Work from Other Team Members
  • Using Worksharing Visualization
  • Managing Workset Visibility in View Templates
  • Closing Revit
  • Disabling Worksharing
  • Understanding Element Ownership in Worksets
  • Understanding Editing Requests
  • Placing an Editing Request
  • Granting an Editing Request  
  • Relinquishing Permission
  • Using the Worksharing Monitor
  • Collaborating in the Cloud
  • Collaboration for Revit
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 6 Working with Consultants

  • Preparing for Collaboration  
  • Managing the Coordination Process
  • Using Linked Models in Revit  
  • Shared Positioning
  • Using Project Base Point and Survey Point
  • Attachment vs Overlay  
  • Using Worksets to Organize Linked Models
  • Summarizing the Benefits and Limitations of Linked Models
  • Using Linked Models--Exercises
  • Using the Coordination Tools  
  • Using the Copy/Monitor Command
  • Using the Coordination Review Tool  
  • Using Interference Checking in 3D Coordination
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 7 Interoperability: Working Multiplatform

  • Examining Interoperability on a BIM Curve
  • Inserting CAD Data
  • Using Predefined Settings for Inserted CAD Data
  • Importing vs Linking
  • Using Options During Importing/Linking
  • Manipulating Inserted CAD Data
  • Using Inserted 2D Data
  • Setting Options for BIM Conversion
  • Using CAD Data for Coordination
  • Linking Details
  • Using Inserted 3D Data
  • Using CAD Data as a Mass
  • Using CAD Data as an Object
  • Working with Other Data Types
  • Working with Navisworks Files
  • Working with FormIt Files
  • Exporting CAD Data
  • Preparing a List of Views for Exporting
  • Settings for DWG Exports
  • Exporting 2D CAD Data
  • Exporting 3D Model Data
  • Exporting to SketchUp
  • Using IFC Interoperability
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 8 Managing Revit Projects

  • Understanding the Importance of Managing
  • Revit Projects
  • What's in a Plan to Manage Revit Projects?
  • Understanding What's Needed in a QA/QC Program
  • Revit Health Check
  • The Bottom Line  


Part 3 Modeling and Massing for Design

Chapter 9 Advanced Modeling and Massing

  • The Massing User Interface and Functionality
  • Creating Mass Geometry  
  • Creating an In-Place Mass  
  • Placing a Mass  
  • Creating Mass Floors
  • Scheduling Masses
  • Massing Surfaces
  • Using Free-Form Building Massing
  • Dissolving and Rebuilding
  • Creating Formula-Driven Massing
  • Creating a Generic Model Mass Family
  • Creating a Complex Mass Family
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 10 Conceptual Design

  • Getting Started with Dynamo
  • Downloading Dynamo
  • Installing Dynamo
  • Opening Dynamo
  • Understanding the Dynamo UI
  • Connecting Nodes Makes Data Flow
  • Node Structure
  • Using Nodes
  • Organizing a Definition
  • Using Visual Programming
  • Additional Dynamo Tools
  • Code Blocks
  • Managing Data
  • Geometric Manipulation and Analysis
  • Revit to Dynamo to Revit
  • Category, Type, and Element Selections
  • Interoperability
  • Package Manager
  • Additional Resources 382
  • Getting Started with FormIt
  • Understanding the FormIt UI
  • Using FormIt for Massing
  • Converting FormIt to Revit
  • Importing to Revit
  • Advanced Modeling in FormIt
  • Moving from a Mass to a Model
  • Applying Materials
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 11 Working with Phasing, Groups, and Design Options

  • Using Phasing
  • What Can You Phase?
  • Implementing Phase Settings
  • Illustrating the Geometry Phase
  • Using the View Phase
  • Creating and Using Groups
  • Creating Groups
  • Modifying Groups
  • Creating New Groups
  • Excluding Elements within Groups
  • Saving and Loading Groups
  • Creating Groups from Links
  • Using Best Practices for Groups
  • Making Design Options for Design Iteration
  • Creating Design Options
  • Editing Design Options
  • Viewing and Scheduling Design Options
  • Removing Design Options and Option Sets
  • Combining Phasing, Groups, and Design Options
  • Phase 1: Demolition
  • Phase 1: Proposed
  • Phase 2: Demolition
  • Phase 2: Proposed
  • Scheduling
  • Using the Design Option Tool
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 12 Visualization

  • Explaining the Role of Visualization
  • Understanding View Controls
  • Setting the Detail Level
  • Working with Graphic Display Options
  • Working with the Section Box
  • Understanding Analytic Visualization
  • Project Parameters
  • Setting User-Defined Parameters
  • Identifying Design Elements
  • Setting Solar and Shadow Studies
  • Understanding Photorealistic Visualization
  • Rendering Sequence and Workflow
  • Creating Perspective Views
  • Locking Your View
  • Creating a Walkthrough
  • Exporting a Walkthrough
  • Rendering Settings
  • Using Monochromatic Views to Examine Context and Lighting
  • Adjusting Lighting and Interior Renderings
  • Placing Artificial Lighting
  • Manipulating Light Groups
  • Assigning Materials
  • Rendering in the Cloud
  • The Future of Visualization: Virtual Reality
  • Use Cases for Virtual Reality
  • Available Virtual Reality Tools
  • The Bottom Line


Part 4 Extended Modeling Techniques

Chapter 13 Creating Walls and Curtain Walls

  • Using Extended Modeling Techniques for Basic Walls
  • Creating Basic Wall Types
  • Adding Wall Articulation
  • Modeling Techniques for Basic Walls
  • Creating Custom In-Place Walls
  • Creating Stacked Walls
  • Creating Simple Curtain Walls
  • Designing a Curtain Wall
  • Customizing Curtain Wall Types
  • Creating Complex Curtain Walls
  • Dividing the Surface
  • Dividing the Surface with Intersects
  • Applying Patterns
  • Editing the Pattern Surface
  • Editing a Surface Representation 58
  • Adding Definition
  • Creating Custom Patterns
  • Limiting the Size of Pattern-Based Families
  • Using the Adaptive Component Family
  • Scheduling Pattern-Based Panels
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 14 Modeling Floors, Ceilings, and Roofs

  • Understanding Floor Types
  • Modeling a Floor
  • Creating a Structural Floor
  • Modeling Floor by Face
  • Defining a Pad
  • Sketching for Floors, Ceilings and Roofs
  • Modeling Slab Edges
  • Creating a Custom Floor Edge
  • Modeling Floor Finishes
  • Using a Split Face for Thin Finishes
  • Modeling Thick Finishes
  • Creating Ceilings
  • Understanding Roof Modeling Methods
  • Constructing a Roof by Footprint
  • Applying a Roof by Extrusion
  • Roof In-Place
  • Creating a Roof by Face
  • Creating a Sloped Glazing
  • Using Slope Arrows
  • Using Additional Roof Tools
  • Using Advanced Shape Editing with Floors and Roofs
  • Creating a Roof with a Sloped Topping
  • Applying a Variable Thickness to a Roof Layer
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 15 Designing with the Family Editor

  • Getting Started with a Family
  • Understanding In-Place Families
  • Choosing the Right Family Template and Category
  • Choosing Between Hosted and Non hosted Family Types
  • Creating Other Types of Families in the Family Editor
  • Understanding the Family Editor
  • Developing the Framework for a Family Component
  • Creating the Necessary Reference Planes, Lines, and Points
  • Using Dimensions to Control Geometric Parameters
  • Reviewing the Differences Between Type and Instance Parameters
  • Organizing Solids and Lines in a Family Editor
  • Modeling Techniques in the Family Editor
  • Creating an Extrusion
  • Creating a Sweep
  • Creating a Revolve
  • Creating a Blend and Swept Blend
  • Nesting Families
  • Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Doing a Visibility Check
  • Applying Parametric Arrays and Family Type Parameters
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 16 Creating Stairs and Railings

  • Designing Stairs and Railings
  • Reviewing the Key Components of Stairs and Railings
  • Reviewing the Basic Rules of Stairs
  • Working with Stair Components
  • Reviewing the Components of Railings
  • Creating Stairs
  • Understanding the Stair Tools
  • Using the Components for Customizing Stairs
  • Creating Stairs with Other Tools
  • Creating Multistory Stairs
  • Annotating Stairs
  • Creating Railings
  • Creating a Custom Railing
  • Creating Glass Railings with the Curtain Wall Tool
  • Using the Railing Tool for Other Objects
  • The Bottom Line


Part 5 Documentation

Chapter 17 Detailing Your Design

  • Creating Details
  • Using View Types for Detailing
  • Working with the Detailing Process
  • Detailing Tools
  • Using the Detail Line Tool
  • Using the Linework Tool
  • Using Filled Regions and Masking Regions
  • Adding Detail Components
  • Repeating Detail Component
  • Using Line-Based Detail Components
  • Drafting Insulation
  • Creating Detail Groups
  • Adding Detail Components to Families
  • Reusing Details from Other Files
  • Using CAD Details
  • Using Details from Other Revit Projects
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 18 Documenting Your Design

  • Documenting Plans
  • Calculating Space Using Room Objects
  • Creating Area Plans
  • Adding Area Objects
  • Modifying Area Plans
  • Creating Schedules and Legends
  • Creating Schedules
  • Using Legends
  • Laying Out Sheets
  • Adding the Area Plan
  • Activating a View
  • Using Guide Grids
  • Adding the Schedule
  • Finishing the Sheet
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 19 Annotating Your Design

  • Annotating with Text and Keynotes
  • Using Text
  • Using Keynotes
  • Annotating with Tags
  • Inserting Tags
  • Using the Tag Toolset
  • Adding Dimensions
  • Using Dimension Equality
  • Customizing Dimension Text
  • Editing Dimension Strings
  • Using Alternate Units
  • Annotating with Project and Shared Parameters
  • Creating Project Parameters
  • Creating Shared Parameters
  • The Bottom Line


Part 6 Construction and Beyond

Chapter 20 Working in the Construction Phase

  • Using Revisions in Your Project
  • Creating a Revision Cloud
  • Placing Revision Clouds
  • Tagging a Revision Cloud
  • Disabling the Leader
  • Using Digital Markups
  • Publishing to Design Review
  • Modeling for Construction
  • Creating Parts
  • Modifying Parts
  • Scheduling Parts
  • Creating Assemblies
  • Creating Assembly Views
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 21 Presenting Your Design

  • Understanding Color Fill Legends
  • Making a Color Fill Legend for Rooms
  • Customizing a Color Fill Legend
  • Modifying Other Settings
  • Using Numerical Ranges for Color Schemes
  • Presenting with 3D Views
  • Orienting to Other Views
  • Annotating 3D Views
  • Editing Viewport Types
  • Creating "Exploded" Axonometric Views
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 22 Design Analysis

  • Analyzing for Sustainability
  • Understanding Energy Modeling
  • Using Revit for Energy Simulations
  • Using the Conceptual Energy Analysis Tool
  • Setting Up an Energy Analysis
  • Running Energy Analysis Simulations
  • Understanding the Energy Analysis
  • Using Architecture 2030
  • Understanding Lighting Analysis
  • The Bottom Line


Part 7 Appendixes

Appendix A The Bottom Line

Chapter 1: Understanding the Principles of BIM

Chapter 2: Exploring the UI and Organizing Projects

Chapter 3: The Basics of the Toolbox

Chapter 4: Configuring Templates and Standards

Chapter 5: Collaborating with a Team

Chapter 6: Working with Consultants

Chapter 7: Interoperability: Working Multiplatform

Chapter 8: Managing Revit Projects

Chapter 9: Advanced Modeling and Massing

Chapter 10: Conceptual Design

Chapter 11: Working with Phasing, Groups, and Design Options

Chapter 12: Visualization

Chapter 13: Creating Walls and Curtain Walls

Chapter 14: Modeling Floors, Ceilings, and Roofs

Chapter 15: Designing with the Family Editor

Chapter 16: Creating Stairs and Railings

Chapter 17: Detailing Your Design

Chapter 18: Documenting Your Design

Chapter 19: Annotating Your Design

Chapter 20: Working in the Construction Phase

Chapter 21: Presenting Your Design

Chapter 22: Design Analysis


Appendix B Tips, Tricks and Troubleshooting  

Optimizing Performance

Using Best Practices

Quality Control

Keeping an Eye on File Size

Using Schedules

Reviewing Warnings

Other Tips and Shortcuts

Additional Resources


Appendix C Autodesk Revit Certification