• Designed specifically for interior designers
• No previous experience with Autodesk Revit is required
• Uses a project based, tutorial style approach
• Helps you prepare for the Autodesk Revit Architecture Certification Exam
The intent of this book is to provide the interior design student or professional 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.
The overall premise of the book is to learn Revit while developing the interior of a two story law office. At the start of this 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 which 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 just how powerful Revit is and will get excited about at all the possibilities that learning Revit will provide you.
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, managing and creating 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 photo-realistic rendering are also covered.
Table of Contents
1. Getting Started with Autodesk Revit Architecture 2017
2. Model Navigation
3. Quick Start: Small Office
4. Revit Materials
6. Floor Plans
7. Curtain Wall
8. Stairs and Railings
10. Break Room and Work Room
11. Toilet Room Design
13. Custom Reception Desk and Sign
14. Furniture, Groups and Design Options
17. Lighting and Rendering
18. Sheets and Revisions
19. Introduction to Phasing and Worksharing
20. Revit Families: Introduction to Revit Content Creation
Appendix A: Autodesk Revit Architecture Certification Exam
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 S: Introduction to Autodesk Showcase