Interior Design Using Autodesk Revit 2021

Introduction to Building Information Modeling for Interior Designers

Published June 1, 2020
840 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63057-365-2


Key Features

  • Written specifically for interior designers
  • No previous experience with Autodesk Revit is required
  • Uses a project based, tutorial style approach
  • Includes access to extensive video instruction and bonus content
  • Helps you prepare for the Autodesk Revit Architecture Certification Exam

In Detail

The intent of this book is to provide the interior design student a well-rounded knowledge of Autodesk Revit tools and techniques. These skills can then be applied to enhance professional development in both academia and industry. Each book also includes access to nearly 100 video tutorials designed to further help you master Autodesk Revit.

The overall premise of the book is to help you learn Revit while developing the interior of a two story law office. At the start of the book you are provided an architectural model with established columns, beams, exterior walls, minimal interior walls and roofs in which to work. This allows more emphasis to be placed on interior design rather than primary architectural elements. The chapters' chronology generally follows the typical design process. You will find this book helps you more accurately and efficiently develop your design ideas and skills.

The first chapter introduces you to Revit, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the basics of opening, saving and creating a new project. The second provides a quick introduction to modeling basic elements in Revit including walls, doors, windows and more. This chapter is designed to show you how powerful Revit truly is and to get you excited for the rest of the book.

The remainder of the book is spent developing the interior space of the law office with an established space program. You will learn how to view and navigate within the provided 3D architectural model, manage and create materials and develop spaces with walls, doors and windows. Once all the spaces are added to the model, several areas are explored and used as the basis to cover Revit commands and workflows.

At the end of this tutorial, you will be able to model floor finishes, ceilings with soffits, casework, custom reception desk, restrooms, furniture and light fixtures. Additional features such as tags, schedules and photorealistic rendering will be covered.

About the Videos

Access to nearly 100 videos, almost five hours of content, are also included with your purchase of this book. These 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. This makes the videos both a powerful learning tool and convenient video reference. The videos make it easy to see the menu selections and will make learning Revit straightforward and simple. It's like having the author by your side showing you exactly how to use all the major tools in Autodesk Revit.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started with Autodesk Revit 2021
  2. Model Navigation
  3. Quick Start: Small Office
  4. Revit Materials
  5. Programming
  6. Floor Plans
  7. Curtain Wall
  8. Stairs and Railings
  9. Ceilings
  10. Break Room and Work Room
  11. Toilet Room Design
  12. Floors
  13. Custom Reception Desk and Sign
  14. Furniture, Groups and Design Options
  15. Detailing
  16. Schedules
  17. Lighting and Rendering
  18. Sheets and Revisions
  19. Introduction to Phasing and Worksharing
  20. Introduction to Revit Content Creation
    Appendix A: Autodesk Revit Architecture Certification Exam Introduction

    Exclusive Bonus Content

    Appendix B: Revit Basics: Overview of Linework and Modify Tools
    Appendix C: Revit Basics: Drawing 2D Architectural Content
    Appendix D: Finding Missing Elements in Revit
    Appendix E: Introduction to Computers for CAD/BIM Users
    Appendix F: Revit and 3D PDFs
    Appendix G: Lighting Design in Revit using ElumTools
    Appendix H: Building Performance Analysis
    Appendix M: Introduction to Multi-Story Stairs


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Product Details

Published June 1, 2020
840 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-63057-365-2 | ISBN 10: 1630573655
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-602-9