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Advanced Modeling in Revit Architecture

with Paul F. Aubin

Video: Welcome

Elaborates on the basics of core elements in Revit such as walls and floors, and digs into more specialized features such as in-place families, adaptive components, and the massing environment.
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  1. 5m 20s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. What you should know
    3. Designing the assets
      3m 1s
    4. Using the exercise files
  2. 1h 13m
    1. Exploring modeling approaches
      6m 17s
    2. Understanding the massing environment
      13m 16s
    3. Building an in-place mass
      7m 26s
    4. Creating massing forms in Revit Architecture
      12m 37s
    5. Manipulating forms
      8m 50s
    6. Using X-Ray and Dissolve
      7m 13s
    7. Understanding reference-based and model-based lines
      7m 51s
    8. Designing parametric masses
      10m 21s
  3. 1h 39m
    1. Importing a site image
      11m 18s
    2. Setting up a massing file
      6m 3s
    3. Adding basic forms
      10m 33s
    4. Building the annex
      7m 55s
    5. Cutting mass floors
      7m 44s
    6. Performing an energy analysis
      9m 38s
    7. Modifying building forms
      11m 10s
    8. Laying out a floor plan
      9m 2s
    9. Modeling with standard building blocks
      13m 54s
    10. Applying geometry to surfaces
      12m 41s
  4. 1h 13m
    1. Configuring divided surfaces
      10m 33s
    2. Adding patterns
      6m 21s
    3. Creating a custom panel family
      9m 42s
    4. Nesting families
      8m 27s
    5. Creating complex panels
      8m 30s
    6. Finishing complex panels
      6m 57s
    7. Stitching borders
      7m 56s
    8. Exploring advanced stitching strategies
      6m 22s
    9. Working with reporting parameters
      8m 58s
  5. 37m 13s
    1. Understanding adaptive points
      6m 40s
    2. Knowing when to use adaptive components
      2m 40s
    3. Nesting adaptive families
      6m 43s
    4. Understanding lofting techniques
      10m 19s
    5. Strategizing with adaptive components
      10m 51s
  6. 29m 24s
    1. Editing floors
      4m 38s
    2. Refining face-based walls
      6m 54s
    3. Building walls from floor edges
      6m 27s
    4. Adding dormers
      7m 45s
    5. Creating soffits
      3m 40s
  7. 36m 9s
    1. Creating vertically compound walls
      6m 11s
    2. Adding sweeps and reveals
      6m 26s
    3. Understanding host sweeps and reveals
      6m 33s
    4. Sculpting a wall
      9m 11s
    5. Building shafts
      7m 48s
  8. 36m 38s
    1. Designing with curtain wall types
      12m 32s
    2. Creating custom curtain walls
      8m 15s
    3. Working with curtain panels
      6m 19s
    4. Building sloped glazing
      9m 32s
  9. 43m 58s
    1. Setting up a stair type
      4m 52s
    2. Building a custom stair
      7m 28s
    3. Finishing a custom stair
      5m 22s
    4. Editing railings
      6m 10s
    5. Importing a CAD file
      4m 22s
    6. Applying decals
      6m 10s
    7. Creating a custom material
      9m 34s
  10. 44s
    1. What's next

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Advanced Modeling in Revit Architecture
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Advanced Modeling in Revit Architecture elaborates on the basics of core elements in Revit, such as walls, floors, roofs, and curtain walls, and digs into specialized features such as in-place families, adaptive components, and the massing environment. Author Paul F. Aubin guides designers into thinking both in and out of the box, through discovering and applying industry standard best practices, employing creative and sometimes unconventional techniques and procedures, and finding ways to make models serve multiple concurrent project goals.

Topics include:
  • Understanding some different approaches to modeling
  • Building an in-place mass
  • Creating and manipulating massing forms
  • Using X-Ray and Dissolve
  • Performing an energy analysis
  • Applying geometry to surfaces
  • Configuring divided surfaces
  • Nesting massing families
  • Stitching borders with adaptive components
  • Working with lofting techniques
  • Adding dormers and soffits
  • Choosing a wall modeling strategy
  • Working with curtain walls
  • Building custom stairs
  • Creating a custom material
Revit Architecture


Hi! My name is Paul F. Aubin and I am thrilled to be here at again teaching Advanced Modeling in Revit Architecture. We have an exciting course planned for you. The conceptual modeling environment is a dynamic, free-form 3D modeling workspace. I'll be presenting the course in Revit 2012, but rest assured that most of the features I present will work nearly the same in releases 2011 and 2010. I'll start with creating basic forms, modifying forms, and the difference between model and reference-based forms. From there it gets really fun, working in the context of a theoretical new museum of modern art facility, we will look at applying geometry to the massing surfaces, configure divided surfaces, apply custom curtain panels, and use adaptive components to refine the many architectural details.

We will discuss traditional forms, such as dormers and moldings and build contemporary forms, like a custom grand stair and free-form mural wall devoted to modern street art. So if you're ready to begin your journey into Revit's exciting conceptual massing environment, you have come to the right place. Let's dive in.

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