Commercial Design Using Autodesk Revit 2017

Published May 4, 2016
626 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63057-023-1


Key Features

  • Starts at an introductory level
  • Project based tutorials design an office building from start to finish
  • Video instruction is included with each book
  • Bonus material covers Autodesk Showcase, finding missing elements and much more
  • Helps you prepare for the Autodesk Revit Architecture Certification Exam
  • Features new chapters on Vertical Circulation and Annotations

In Detail

Commercial Design Using Autodesk Revit 2017 is designed for the architectural student using Revit 2017. The intent is to provide the student with a well-rounded knowledge of tools and techniques for use in both school and industry. This text takes a project based approach to learning Revit's architectural tools in which the student develops a three story office building. Each book comes with access to numerous video presentations of the written material. General building codes and industry standard conventions are covered in a way that is applicable to the current exercise.

The first two chapters are intended to get the reader familiar with the user interface and many of the common menus and tools of Revit 2017. A small office is created in chapter two to show just how easy it is to get started using Revit. By the end of chapter two the student will be excited and prepared to take on a much larger project.

Throughout the rest of the book the student develops a three story office building. The drawings start with the floor plans and develop all the way to photo-realistic renderings like the one on the cover of this book. In these chapters many of the architectural tools and features of Revit 2017 are covered in greater detail.

About the Videos

Each book includes access to extensive video training created by author Daniel Stine. The videos make it easy to see the menu selections and will make learning Revit straightforward and simple. At the start of each chapter the reader is prompted to watch a video that previews the topics that will be covered in the proceeding chapter. This allows the reader to be familiar with the menu selections and techniques before they begin the tutorial. Readers will feel more confident in what they are doing and have a better understanding of the desired outcome of each lesson by watching these videos.

The videos cover the following:

  1. User Interface
  2. Walls
  3. Doors and Windows
  4. Stairs
  5. Roofs
  6. Floors
  7. Ceilings
  8. Elevations
  9. Sections
  10. Schedules
  11. Renderings
  12. Design Options
  13. Sheets and Sheet Lists
  14. Worksharing Introduction
  15. Phases
  16. Sweeps and Reveals
  17. Revit Structure
  18. MEP - Mechanical
  19. MEP - Electrical

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started with Revit 2017
  2. Quick Start: Small Office
  3. Floor Plan (First Floor)
  4. Floor Plans (Second & Third Floors)
  5. Vertical Circulation
  6. Roof
  7. Floor Systems & Reflected Ceiling Plans
  8. Interior & Exterior Elevations
  9. Annotations
  10. Sections & Details
  11. Interior Design
  12. Schedules
  13. Site and Rendering
  14. Construction Documents Set
  15. Introduction to Revit Content Creation
  16. Introduction to Phasing and Worksharing

    Exclusive Bonus Content

  17. Introduction to Computers
    Appendix A: Autodesk Revit Architecture Certification Exam
    Appendix B - Roof Study Workbook
    Appendix C - Finding Missing Elements in Revit
    Appendix D - Building Performance Analysis In Revit 2017 R2 And Insight 360
    Appendix S - Introduction to Autodesk Showcase


The new Revit 2017 videos break down each topic into several short videos so that you can easily navigate to a specific aspect of a tool or feature in Autodesk Revit. In total the videos are nearly five hours in length. The videos can be watched in order as you progress through the book but the new, shorter videos make it easier to refer back to a specific features of a tool if you need to. This makes the videos both a powerful learning tool and convenient reference for later.

In addition to the new Autodesk Revit 2017 videos, we are also making the Autodesk Revit 2016 videos available to users who might want them. The Autodesk Revit 2016 training videos were filmed using a previous version of Autodesk Revit. These videos continue to be largely accurate for 2017. The 2016 videos contain far fewer videos but each video is much longer in length and covers many tools or topics in each video.

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Product Details

Published May 4, 2016
626 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-63057-023-1 | ISBN 10: 1630570230
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-303-5
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