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Autodesk Revit Building 9 Course

7hrs (88 Lessons) 2007-07-12

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Autodesk® Revit® Building 9 is a building design and documentation system that works the way Architects and Designers think. With Revit Building, Architects and Designers can get back to what they love, designing buildings, without their software getting in the way. Users can work in any view that makes sense, quickly and easily making changes to major design elements as they go. Easy visualization with on-the-fly 3D views and instant shadows means less waiting. You can even make late-stage changes without worrying about coordinating your plans, schedules, and construction documents. This intuitive course is a collection of step-by-step "follow-along" lessons that will teach all users how to use Revit® Building. Work Files are included. To begin learning today, simply click on the Autodesk® Revit® Building 9 movie links.

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Hi! And welcome. This is VTC's training course on Autodesk Revit Building. My name is Temesgen Hussein. Revit building is a fully three-dimensional building modeler that functions very well at all phases of the design process, from concept sketches all the way through construction documentation. This course will prepare you for the process of implementing this new tool into the current work flow that's out there. Successful implementation will require planning, training and a transition phase from current computer-aided design applications like AutoCAD, the world-wide standard. CAD and Revit Building, what are the differences? CAD stands for computer-aided design or drafting. Computers have been used as an aid to a very old design process that hasn't changed much, even as the tools became electronic. CAD software still requires you to design line by line for the most part, and lines representing a wall in a plan do not create or appear in elevation, section or 3-D views of that wall. Revit Building, on the other hand, is directed towards architectural designers. It is not based on the drafting language of lines, arcs and circles. Revit Building is a building modeler database, with drafting tools included for those inevitable cases where simple line work is the most efficient way to illustrate a design concept or detail. Revit Building differs fundamentally from CAD. All possible views of the model update with each command, including sheets and schedules. Much of the current design process routine, especially propagating changes throughout a set of construction document pages disappears as a result. Here's an example of the effectiveness of Revit Building. The Freedom Tower project for New York City was developed in Revit Building. On May one, 2005, very late in the design process, the New York City police department announced that it was dissatisfied with the security measure in the site and building design and put the whole project on hold. Then on June eight, 2005, only five weeks later, the police department announced it's satisfaction with the design changes put in place by the architect. Imagine a project of that size, scope and public scrutiny. Present design software tools would not allow you to respond to a major last-minute challenge as quickly and as well. Revit Building is powerful. What does parametric design mean? Revit Building objects are placed in relation to all other objects in a model and parameters control the relationships. Designers can now establish relationships among building components that will hold through design revisions. Suppose that an array of windows in a wall works best if the windows are equi-distant from one another. The end windows are six feet from the corners and the sills are two feet from the floor. Revit Building will recognize and apply those constraints and adjust the positions of the windows if the wall length or floor height changes. The potential use of constraints flows throughout a model. Revit Building's use of parameters underlies every aspect of the user interface. There is no drafting-oriented organization, such as layers, to control appearance of objects. Much of the learning curve for CAD applications, therefore, does not pertain to new Revit Building users. Who would benefit from this course? If you currently work in architectural design, this course will explain the basics of the Revit Building tools that you will be using every day. An important part of implementing Revit Building in an active design company's work flow is blending this powerful new tool with the often vast store of valuable information in existing drawing files. So, parts of this course deal with importing AutoCAD information into Revit Building and exporting DWG files from Revit Building so that the new technology can be transparent to the design team. If you are a student of architectural design, this course will show you the very latest software tool in the marketplace. You'll be among the first to design buildings parametrically, entirely in three dimensions, without having to learn the mechanics of representation of lines, arcs and circles beforehand. I have been teaching Revit Building online for a long time and I'm sure you will benefit from this course.  

  • Course: Autodesk Revit Building 9
  • Author: Temesgen Hussein
  • SKU: 33784
  • ISBN: 1-933736-96-8
  • Work Files: Yes
  • Captions: For Online University members only
  • Subject: CAD
  • The first 3 chapters of courses are available to play for FREE (first chapter only for QuickStart! and MasterClass! courses). Just click on the movie link to play a lesson.
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The Basics
Welcome (04:29)

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Split Surface (03:32)

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Create Walls (05:03)

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Add Windows (05:25)

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Phasing (05:03)

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Sheet Layout (05:34)

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Area and Room Plans
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