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Mastering Autodesk Revit 2020

Author/EditorYori, Robert (Author)
Kim, Marcus (Author)
Kirby, Lance (Author)
ISBN: 9781119570127
Pub Date02/01/2020
BindingPaperback
Pages1104
Dimensions (mm)232(h) * 187(w) * 53(d)
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The best-selling Revit guide, now more complete than ever with all-new coverage on the 2020 release
Mastering Autodesk Revit 2020 is packed with focused discussions, detailed exercises, and real-world examples to help you get up to speed quickly on the latest version of Autodesk Revit. Organized according to how you learn and implement the software, this book provides expert guidance for all skill levels. Hands-on tutorials allow you to dive right in and start accomplishing vital tasks, while compelling examples illustrate how Revit for Architecture is used in every project. Available online downloads include before-and-after tutorial files and additional advanced content to help you quickly master this powerful software. From basic interface topics to advanced visualization techniques and documentation, this invaluable guide is your ideal companion through the Revit workflow.

Whether you're preparing for Autodesk certification exams or just want to become more productive with the architectural design software, practical exercises and expert instruction will get you where you need to be.



Understand key BIM and Revit concepts and master the Revit interface
Delve into templates, work-sharing, and managing Revit projects
Master modeling and massing, the Family Editor, and visualization techniques
Explore documentation, including annotation, detailing, and complex structures

BIM software has become a mandatory asset in today's architecture field; automated documentation updates reduce errors while saving time and money, and Autodesk's Revit is the industry leader in the BIM software space.

The best-selling Revit guide, now more complete than ever with all-new coverage on the 2020 release
Mastering Autodesk Revit 2020 is packed with focused discussions, detailed exercises, and real-world examples to help you get up to speed quickly on the latest version of Autodesk Revit. Organized according to how you learn and implement the software, this book provides expert guidance for all skill levels. Hands-on tutorials allow you to dive right in and start accomplishing vital tasks, while compelling examples illustrate how Revit for Architecture is used in every project. Available online downloads include before-and-after tutorial files and additional advanced content to help you quickly master this powerful software. From basic interface topics to advanced visualization techniques and documentation, this invaluable guide is your ideal companion through the Revit workflow.

Whether you're preparing for Autodesk certification exams or just want to become more productive with the architectural design software, practical exercises and expert instruction will get you where you need to be.



Understand key BIM and Revit concepts and master the Revit interface
Delve into templates, work-sharing, and managing Revit projects
Master modeling and massing, the Family Editor, and visualization techniques
Explore documentation, including annotation, detailing, and complex structures

BIM software has become a mandatory asset in today's architecture field; automated documentation updates reduce errors while saving time and money, and Autodesk's Revit is the industry leader in the BIM software space.

Robert Yori is Senior Product Strategist in CRH America's??Digital Engineering group. He has taught and used Revit for nearly 20 years, and focused on BIM implementation, big data analysis, knowledge management, and learning initiatives as Senior Digital Design Manager at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Marcus Kim is the A&E Consulting Manager at Autodesk. He provides leadership and technical direction for the enterprise adoption of BIM. He has trained and mentored customers on Revit through every phase of a project, spanning multiple industry sectors. Lance Kirby is the Director of Customer Success at Building Systems Design, Inc. He has trained and mentored thousands of architects and engineers in the use of BIM.

Foreword xxvii Introduction xxxi Part 1 Fundamentals 1 Chapter 1 Understanding the Principles of BIM 3 The Fundamentals of a BIM Approach 3 The Management People inside a BIM Project Team 4 Establishing a BIM Execution Plan 9 Optimizing BIM Processes 11 Identifying and Planning BIM Uses 12 Integrating Tools inside a BIM Workflow 22 What is Revit? 22 The Bottom Line 23 Chapter 2 Exploring the UI and Organizing Projects 25 Understanding the User Interface 25 Defining Project Organization 44 The Bottom Line 73 Chapter 3 The Basics of the Toolbox 75 Selecting, Modifying, and Replacing Elements 75 Editing Elements Interactively 82 Exploring Other Editing Tools 99 Sharing Models with the Cloud 104 Modeling Site Context 108 The Bottom Line 122 Chapter 4 Configuring Templates and Standards 123 Introducing Project Templates 123 Customizing Project Settings for Graphic Quality 124 Increasing Efficient View Management 149 Creating Custom Annotations 158 Starting a Project with a Custom Template 168 Strategies for Managing Templates 168 The Bottom Line 173 Part 2 Collaboration and Teamwork 175 Chapter 5 Collaborating with a Team 177 Understanding Worksharing Basics 177 Enabling Worksharing on Your Project 179 Organizing Worksets 190 Managing Workflow with Worksets 195 Understanding Element Ownership in Worksets 206 Collaborating in the Cloud 212 The Bottom Line 215 Chapter 6 Working with Consultants 217 Preparing for Collaboration 217 Managing the Coordination Process 218 Using Linked Models in Revit 222 Using the Coordination Tools 238 The Bottom Line 251 Chapter 7 Interoperability: Working Multiplatform 253 Examining Interoperability on a BIM Curve 253 Inserting CAD Data 254 Using Inserted 2D Data 261 Using Inserted 3D Data 266 Working with Other Data Types 273 Exporting CAD Data 275 Exporting 2D CAD Data 284 Exporting 3D Model Data 286 The Bottom Line 296 Chapter 8 Managing Revit Projects 297 Understanding the Importance of Managing Revit Projects 297 Understanding What's Needed in a QA/QC Program 308 Using Revit for QA/QC 310 The Bottom Line 315 Part 3 Modeling and Massing for Design 317 Chapter 9 Advanced Modeling and Massing 319 The Massing User Interface and Functionality 319 Using Free-Form Building Massing 338 Creating Formula-Driven Massing 352 The Bottom Line 372 Chapter 10 Conceptual Design 373 Getting Started with Dynamo 373 Connecting Nodes Makes Data Flow 378 Using Visual Programming 381 Additional Dynamo Tools 385 Getting Started with FormIt 397 Advanced Modeling in FormIt 413 The Bottom Line 418 Chapter 11 Working with Phasing, Groups, and Design Options 421 Using Phasing 421 Creating and Using Groups 439 Making Design Options for Design Iteration 452 Combining Phasing, Groups, and Design Options 461 The Bottom Line 475 Chapter 12 Visualization 477 Explaining the Role of Visualization 477 Understanding View Controls 479 Understanding Analytic Visualization 495 Understanding Photorealistic Visualization 506 Additional Options and the Future of Visualization 538 The Bottom Line 546 Part 4 Extended Modeling Techniques 549 Chapter 13 Creating Walls and Curtain Walls 551 Using Extended Modeling Techniques for Basic Walls 551 Creating Stacked Walls 576 Creating Simple Curtain Walls 579 Creating Complex Curtain Walls 595 The Bottom Line 617 Chapter 14 Modeling Floors, Ceilings, and Roofs 619 Understanding Floor Types 619 Sketching for Floors, Ceilings, and Roofs 628 Modeling Slab Edges 629 Modeling Floor Finishes 633 Creating Ceilings 637 Understanding Roof Modeling Methods 638 Using Advanced Shape Editing with Floors and Roofs

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