Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2016

Published May 18, 2015
640 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-977-7


Key Features

  • Starts at an introductory level
  • Project based tutorials design a house from start to finish
  • Video instruction is included with each book
  • Bonus material covers Autodesk Showcase, finding missing elements, certification and more
  • Helps you prepare for the Autodesk Revit Architecture Certification Exam
  • Features new chapters on phasing, worksharing and content creation

In Detail

Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2016 is designed for the architectural student new to Autodesk Revit 2016. This text takes a project based approach to learning Autodesk Revit’s architectural tools in which the student develops a single family residence all the way to photo-realistic renderings like the one on the cover. Each book comes with a disc containing numerous video presentations in which the author demonstrates and explains the many architectural tools and techniques used in Autodesk Revit 2016.

The lessons begin with a basic introduction to Autodesk Revit 2016. The first four chapters are intended to get the reader familiar with the user interface and many of the common menus and tools.

Throughout the rest of the book a residential building is created and many of Autodesk Revit’s tools and features are covered in greater detail. Using step-by-step tutorial lessons, the residential project is followed through to create elevations, sections, floor plans, renderings, construction sets, etc.

About the Videos

The videos contained on the included disc make it easy to see the menu selections and will make learning Autodesk 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 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. These videos now include closed captioning support.

The videos cover the following:

  • User Interface
  • Walls
  • Doors and Windows
  • Stairs
  • Roofs
  • Floors
  • Ceilings
  • Elevations
  • Sections
  • Schedules
  • Renderings
  • Design Options
  • Sheets and Sheet Lists
  • Worksharing Information
  • Phases
  • Sweeps and Reveals

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started with Revit 2016
  2. Lake Cabin: Floor Plan (The Basics)
  3. Overview of Linework and Modify Tools
  4. Drawing 2D Architectural Objects
  5. Residence: Floor Plans (First Floor)
  6. Residence: Floor Plans (Second Floor and Basement Plans)
  7. Residence: Roof
  8. Residence: Floor Systems and Reflected Ceiling Plans
  9. Residence: Elevations
  10. Residence: Sections
  11. Residence: Interior Design
  12. Residence: Schedules
  13. Residence: Site Tools & Photo-Realistic Rendering
  14. Residence: Construction Document Set
  15. Introduction to Phasing and Worksharing
  16. Introduction to Revit Content Creation

    Bonus Chapters on Disc

  17. Introduction to Computers
    Appendix A: Engineering Graphics
    Appendix B: Autodesk Revit Certification Exam, Introduction and Sample Test
    Appendix C: Roof Study Workbook - Draft Edition
    Appendix D: Finding Missing Elements in Revit
    Appendix E: Introduction to Hand Sketching
    Appendix S: Introduction to Autodesk Showcase


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Product Details

Published May 18, 2015
640 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-58503-977-7 | ISBN 10: 1585039772
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-257-1
Related categories:
Books > CAD > Autodesk Revit > 2016
Books > BIM > Autodesk Revit > 2016