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Introduction xxi Chapter 1 The Autodesk Revit World 1 The Revit Interface 2 The Revit Workflow 4 Using the Ribbon 6 The View Window 12 Object Selection 16 Modifying and Mirroring 17 Building on Existing Geometry 20 View Control and Object Display 23 The Project Browser 30 Windows 33 File Types and Families 34 System and Hosted Families (.rfa) 37 Using Revit Template Files (.rte) 40 Using Revit Family Files (.rft) 42 Are You Experienced? 42 Chapter 2 Creating a Model 45 Placing Walls 45 Adding Exterior Walls 45 Using Reference Planes 46 Adding More Walls 49 Adding Interior Walls 59 Using Temporary Dimensions to Gain Control of Your Model 61 Editing Wall Joins 81 Displaying Wall Joins 84 Disallowing Wall Joins 85 Adding Doors and Windows 91 Adding Doors 91 Placing Openings in Your Walls 98 Adding Windows 101 Are You Experienced? 107 Chapter 3 Creating Views 109 Creating Levels 109 Adding Levels 112 Understanding the Composition of a Level 115 Making Other Level Adjustments 119 Creating and Modifying Building Sections 126 Adding a Building Section 126 Making Building Modifications in a Section 132 Adding Wall Sections 139 Creating Detail Sections 142 Using Crop Regions 143 Splitting a Section Segment 146 Creating Callouts 148 Creating and Modifying a Camera View 155 Adding a Camera View 155 Modifying the Camera 158 Creating an Elevation 159 Interior Elevations 163 Elevation Properties 165 Annotation Properties 168 Are You Experienced? 170 Chapter 4 Working with the Autodesk Revit Tools 171 The Basic Edit Commands 172 The Move Command 172 The Copy Command 174 The Rotate Command 177 The Array Command 181 Radial Array 182 Linear Array 185 The Mirror Command 191 The Align Tool 194 Locking an Alignment 200 The Split Element Command 201 The Trim Command 208 The Offset Command 210 Copy/Paste 212 Creating the Plans 215 Are You Experienced? 220 Chapter 5 Dimensioning and Annotating 223 Dimensioning 223 Aligned Dimensions 224 Linear Dimensions 235 Angular Dimensions 237 Radial Dimensions 239 Arc Length Dimensions 241 Using Dimensions as a Layout Tool 243 Constraining the Model 248 Using Dimensions to Move Objects 251 Using Dimension Text Overrides 254 Placing Text and Annotations 259 Adding Leader Text 262 Changing the Leader Type 263 Modifying the Text Placement 264 Are You Experienced? 266 Chapter 6 Floors 267 Placing a Floor Slab 267 Creating the Slab 268 Sketching the Slab 273 Building a Floor by Layers 283 Adding Materials 283 Adding a Layer 284 Splitting the Floor Materials 296 Adding an Alternate Material 297 Splitting and Painting 301 Pitching a Floor to a Floor Drain 306 Creating Shaft Openings 311 Are You Experienced? 318 Chapter 7 Roofs 321 Placing Roofs by Footprint 321 Flat Roofs by Footprint 322 Pitched Roofs by Footprint 335 Creating a Sloping Roof 347 Creating Roofs by Extrusion 354 Adding a Roof Dormer 363 Are You Experienced? 369 Chapter 8 Structural Items 371 Adding Structural Grids 371 Placing a Grid 372 Adding Structural Columns 386 Using Structural Framing 390 Adding a Beam System 397 Adding Bracing 400 Understanding Foundation Systems 406 Adding Structural Footings 409 Structural Slabs 412 Piers and Spread Footings 416 Using Structural Views 420 Are You Experienced? 424 Chapter 9 Ceilings and Interiors 425 Creating Ceilings 425 Modifying Ceiling Grids 430 Setting Ceiling Element Properties 432 Creating a Plan Region 436 Creating a Custom Ceiling 438 Creating Ceiling Openings and Soffits 443 Creating a Ceiling Opening 443 Creating a Soffit 446 Adding Light Fixtures to Ceilings 454 Adding Interior Design 457 Adding Plumbing Fixtures and Furniture 458 Adding Parabolic Troffers 464 Adding Casework and Furniture 468 Adding Alternate Floor Materials 478 Separating the Floor 479 Creating a Tile Material 481 Are You Experienced? 483 Chapter 10 Stairs, Ramps, and Railings 485 Creating Stairs by Using the Rise/Run Function 485 Modifying Boundaries 490 Configuring Railings 493 Creating a Winding Staircase 509 Stair and Railing Families 524 Creating a Custom Railing System 527 Creating Custom Stairs 532 Adding a Custom Landing 537 Adding a Gooseneck 539 Adding Ramps 548 Are You Experienced? 555 Chapter 11 Detailing 557 Working with Line Weights 557 Drafting on Top of the Detail 561 Using Predefined Detail Components 561 Materials 563 Repeating Details 565 Modifying a Detail Component 569 Modifying Filled Regions 570 Specifying Drafting Line Weights 587 Adding Notes 590 Adding Textual Notations 590 Creating Blank Drafting Views 592 Creating a Detail Group 601 Adding a Section to Another View 607 Importing AutoCAD Files into a Drafting View 609 Adding 2D and 3D Lines to the Model 610 Are You Experienced? 612 Chapter 12 Creating Specific Views and Match Lines 615 Duplicating Views 615 Creating Dependent Views 618 Adjusting the Crop Regions 620 Adjusting the Annotation Crop Region 622 Adding Match Lines 624 Match-Line Appearance 625 Adding View References to a Match Line 626 Using View Templates 628 Are You Experienced? 630 Chapter 13 Creating Sheets and Printing 631 Creating and Populating Sheets 631 Sheet Organization 634 Modifying a Viewport 639 Viewport Properties 645 Adding Revisions to a Sheet 646 Addressing Project Information 651 Generating a Cover Sheet 652 Printing from Revit Architecture 659 Are You Experienced? 664 Chapter 14 Creating Rooms and Area Plans 665 Creating Rooms 665 Configuring Properties 671 Placing and Manipulating Room Tags 674 Adding a Room Schedule 676 Adding a Color-Fill Plan 680 Adding Room Separators 681 Creating an Area Plan 684 Are You Experienced? 689 Chapter 15 Advanced Wall Topics 691 Creating Compound Walls 691 Adding Layers to the Compound Wall 692 Adding Wall Sweeps 700 Modifying a Wall's Profile in Place 706 Manually Adding Host Sweeps 709 Creating Stacked Walls 715 Creating Curtain Walls 719 Adding a Predefined Curtain Wall 720 Adding a Blank Curtain Wall 723 Creating Curtain Grids 726 Are You Experienced? 734 Chapter 16 Schedules and Tags 735 Creating Schedules 735 Adding Fields to a Schedule 736 Sorting and Grouping 739 Controlling Headers 741 Modifying Elements in a Schedule 743 Modifying the Schedule's Appearance 745 Creating Material Takeoffs 749 Creating a Calculated Value Field 752 Creating Key Legends 759 Adding Legend Components 759 Adding Tags 764 Adding Tags Individually 764 Using the Tag All Command 765 Tagging by Material 768 Using Multi-Category Tags 770 Keynoting 773 Keynoting by Element 774 Are You Experienced? 777 Chapter 17 Rendering and Presentation 779 Creating an Interior Rendering 779 Creating Lighting Groups 787 Creating Walkthroughs 791 Exporting an Animation 796 Creating a Solar Study 798 Are You Experienced? 801 Index 803

About the Author

Eric Wing lives in Syracuse NY where he is the Director of BIM Services for C&S Companies. Eric is a popular speaker at national events around the country speaking on many BIM-related topics. Eric has authored several books including Autodesk's official training guide for their BIM solution "Revit" called Revit for Architecture No Experience Required. Eric is also an author for LinkedIn Learning where he has authored around 50 courses on BIM, Revit, AutoCAD MEP and Navisworks. Eric has truly been a leader in the architecture and engineering industry since the conception of BIM and 3D design, and has specialty skills in BIM coordination, training and development of technical staff along with daily application of these tools on multi-disciplinary projects. Eric has also taught courses at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Clarkson University on the subjects of Analytical tools for Facility Management, BIM, and Integrated Project Delivery. Eric is currently an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University teaching BIM and Advanced BIM at the School of Architecture, and at the school of Engineering.

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