Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2017

Published May 24, 2016
688 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63057-029-3


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 chapter on annotations

In Detail

Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2017 is designed for the architectural student new to Autodesk Revit 2017. 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 access to numerous video presentations in which the author demonstrates and explains the many architectural tools and techniques used in Autodesk Revit 2017.

The lessons begin with a basic introduction to Autodesk Revit 2017. 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

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 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.

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

    Exclusive Bonus Chapters

  18. Introduction to Computers
    Appendix A: Engineering Graphics
    Appendix B: Autodesk Revit Certification Exam
    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


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 24, 2016
688 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-63057-029-3 | ISBN 10: 163057029X
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-304-2
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