Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012
No Experience Required
By Eric Wing
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: June 2011
Pages: 1032

This hands-on introduction to Revit Architecture will have you designing with Autodesk's powerful building information modeling software in no time. Through an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial, you'll learn Revit by planning and developing a four-story office building from design to documentation to presentation. Follow the tutorial sequentially or jump straight to the specific skills you'd like to learn by downloading the drawing files from the companion website. Either way, you'll get a thorough grounding in Revit basics and quickly master tasks that professionals face all the time.

  • Learn Revit by designing a four-story office building from start to finish

  • Start at the ground level by setting a foundation, structural beams, and footings

  • Understand best practices for models, views, dimensions, families, editing, and more

  • Plan and create walls, doors, windows, floors, and ceilings

  • Add rooms, choose colors, and design areas and area separators

  • Create custom stairs and railings that look great in commercial and high-end residential settings

  • Finish your site with landscaping, curbing, parking, and walkways

  • Master Revit's new features, including transparencies, rotate and array editing tools, the robust materials editor, and the work plane viewer

  • Light, render, and display in 3D—and make presentations that wow customers

Show off your design with quick, fully rendered perspectives

Add landscaping and topography outside your building

Create beautiful custom wainscoting, railings, and stairs

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