Design Integration Using Autodesk Revit 2017

Architecture, Structure and MEP

Published May 31, 2016
898 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63057-019-4


Key Features

  • Combines all three disciplines of Autodesk Revit into one book
  • Guides you through creating a two story law office while teaching you the BIM process
  • Uses step-by-step tutorials and starts at an introductory level
  • Includes access to extensive video instruction and bonus chapters
  • Bonus chapters include an introduction to lighting design, Revit certification, Autodesk Showcase and much more
  • Features new chapters on Vertical Circulation and Annotations

In Detail

Design Integration Using Autodesk Revit 2017 is designed to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge of Autodesk Revit tools and techniques. All three disciplines of the Revit platform are introduced in this textbook. This approach gives you a broad overview of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process. The topics cover the design integration of most of the building disciplines: Architectural, Interior Design, Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical. Civil is not covered, but adding topography to your model is. Each book comes with access to numerous video presentations of the written material as well as bonus chapters.

Throughout the book you develop a two story law office. The drawings start with the floor plans and develop all the way to photo-realistic renderings similar to the one on the cover of this book. Along the way the building’s structure, ductwork, plumbing and electrical (power and lighting) are modeled. By the end, you will have a thorough knowledge of many of the Revit basics needed to be productive in a classroom or office environment. Even if you will only be working with one component of Revit in your chosen profession, this book will give you important knowledge on how the other disciplines will be doing their work and valuable insight into the overall process.

The first four chapters cover many of the Revit basics needed to successfully and efficiently work with the software. Once the fundamentals are covered, the remaining chapters walk you through a building project which is started from scratch so nothing is taken for granted by you or the author.

About Bonus Material

Each book comes with access to the following:

  • Video previews outline the tools utilized in each chapter and shows readers how to use them.
  • Bonus chapters include an introduction to Revit Families, Rooms and Spaces, Lighting Design, Autodesk Showcase and much more.
  • A bonus draft copy of the Roof Study Workbook which includes information on controlling the top surface of the roof in Revit

As an instructor, the author understands that many students in a classroom setting have varying degrees of computer experience. To help level the playing field an entire bonus chapter is devoted to an introduction to computers. Much of the basics are covered, from computer hardware and software to file management procedures: including step-by-step instructions on using a flash drive.

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. Revit Basics: Overview of Linework and Modify Tools
  4. Revit Basics: Drawing 2D Architectural Content
  5. Floor Plans
  6. Roof, Floors and Ceilings
  7. Vertical Circulation
  8. Structural System
  9. Annotation
  10. Elevations, Sections and Details
  11. Interior Design
  12. Schedules
  13. Mechanical System
  14. Electrical System
  15. Site and Renderings
  16. Construction Documents Set
  17. Revit Families: Introduction to Revit Content Creation
  18. Introduction to Phasing and Worksharing

    Bonus Chapters

  19. Introduction to Computers for CAD/BIM Users
    Appendix A: Autodesk Revit Architecture Certification Exam
    Appendix B: Finding Missing Elements in Revit
    Appendix C: Roof Study Workbook
    Appendix D: Rooms and Spaces; Revit’s Unbuilt Elements
    Appendix E: Lighting Design in Revit using ElumTools
    Appendix F: Introduction to working with 3D PDF
    Appendix G: 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 31, 2016
898 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-63057-019-4 | ISBN 10: 1630570192
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-306-6
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