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Working in one model with many views


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Revit Architecture 2013 Essential Training

with Paul F. Aubin

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So what's so special about Revit anyhow? Well there are many possible answers to that question, but in this movie I'd like to focus on one of the easiest and most immediate benefits of using the software. Whether you are an architect, an interior designer or a draftsman, you spend a lot of your time looking at plans, sections, and elevations. In Revit, work that you do and plan is immediately reflected in elevation section and vice versa. In this movie I'll show you how Revit makes it easy to keep all your changes coordinated with a firsthand look at what I think is one of the most fundamental benefits of building information modeling, the fully coordinated building model.
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  1. 1m 57s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. Using the exercise files
      55s
  2. 14m 43s
    1. Introducing building information modeling (BIM)
      3m 0s
    2. Working in one model with many views
      4m 48s
    3. Understanding Revit element hierarchy
      6m 55s
  3. 54m 44s
    1. Understanding the different versions of Revit
      1m 19s
    2. Exploring the Recent Files window and the application menu
      5m 20s
    3. Using the ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)
      7m 12s
    4. Understanding context ribbons
      4m 43s
    5. Using the Properties palette
      8m 31s
    6. Using the Project Browser
      5m 34s
    7. Navigating views: Zooming, panning, and rotating
      5m 57s
    8. The basics of selecting and modifying
      9m 49s
    9. Accessing Revit options
      6m 19s
  4. 47m 6s
    1. Creating a new project from a template
      7m 42s
    2. Accessing a multi-user project with worksharing
      4m 16s
    3. Configuring project settings
      6m 33s
    4. Adding levels
      7m 40s
    5. Adding grids
      6m 23s
    6. Refining a layout with temporary dimensions
      6m 58s
    7. Adding columns
      7m 34s
  5. 1h 11m
    1. Adding walls
      8m 48s
    2. Using snaps
      6m 24s
    3. Exploring wall properties and types
      7m 37s
    4. Locating walls
      7m 27s
    5. Using the modify tools
      9m 32s
    6. Adding doors and windows
      7m 39s
    7. Using constraints
      8m 27s
    8. Adding plumbing fixtures and other components
      8m 39s
    9. Using Autodesk Seek
      4m 19s
    10. Using wall joins
      3m 0s
  6. 1h 11m
    1. Linking AutoCAD DWG files
      10m 59s
    2. Creating topography from a DWG link
      7m 43s
    3. Understanding CAD inserts
      7m 56s
    4. Import tips
      6m 49s
    5. Creating a group
      7m 10s
    6. Mirroring groups to create a layout
      5m 3s
    7. Creating Revit links
      5m 16s
    8. Rotating and aligning a Revit link
      7m 6s
    9. Establishing shared coordinates
      6m 5s
    10. Managing links
      6m 0s
    11. Understanding file formats
      59s
  7. 1h 13m
    1. Working with floors
      8m 57s
    2. Working with footprint roofs
      6m 22s
    3. Working with extrusion roofs
      4m 59s
    4. Attaching walls to roofs
      3m 17s
    5. Using the shape editing tools to create a flat roof
      6m 33s
    6. Working with slope arrows
      6m 0s
    7. Adding openings
      8m 33s
    8. Working with stairs
      8m 4s
    9. Adding railings to stairs
      3m 40s
    10. Working with ceilings
      9m 36s
    11. Adding extensions to railings
      7m 20s
  8. 48m 34s
    1. Creating a custom basic wall type
      10m 18s
    2. Understanding stacked walls
      8m 12s
    3. Adding curtain walls
      8m 17s
    4. Adding curtain grids, mullions, and panels
      10m 59s
    5. Creating wall sweeps and reveals
      6m 26s
    6. Exploring model lines
      4m 22s
  9. 47m 40s
    1. Using object styles
      4m 19s
    2. Working with visibility and graphic overrides
      7m 3s
    3. Using view templates
      6m 13s
    4. Hiding and isolating objects in a model
      6m 37s
    5. Understanding view range
      7m 7s
    6. Displaying objects above and below in plan views
      6m 35s
    7. Using the Linework tool
      5m 21s
    8. Using cutaway views
      4m 25s
  10. 21m 28s
    1. Adding rooms
      8m 15s
    2. Controlling room numbering
      6m 13s
    3. Understanding room bounding elements
      7m 0s
  11. 33m 13s
    1. Understanding tags
      9m 58s
    2. Adding schedule views
      7m 55s
    3. Modifying schedule views
      7m 12s
    4. Creating a key schedule
      8m 8s
  12. 58m 40s
    1. Adding text
      7m 29s
    2. Adding dimensions
      9m 6s
    3. Adding symbols
      4m 42s
    4. Adding legend views
      4m 51s
    5. Creating a detail callout
      8m 31s
    6. Adding detail components
      8m 52s
    7. Using arrays to duplicate objects parametrically
      7m 43s
    8. Adding filled and masking regions
      7m 26s
  13. 41m 29s
    1. Understanding families
      2m 37s
    2. Creating a new family from a template
      6m 29s
    3. Using reference planes, parameters, and constraints
      7m 52s
    4. Adding solid geometry
      8m 40s
    5. Cutting holes using void geometry
      5m 9s
    6. Adding blends
      6m 2s
    7. Completing the family
      4m 40s
  14. 38m 48s
    1. Adding sheets
      7m 44s
    2. Working with placeholder sheets
      5m 24s
    3. Aligning views with a guide grid
      5m 57s
    4. Outputting sheets to a DWF file
      6m 39s
    5. Exporting to AutoCAD
      5m 42s
    6. Plotting and creating a PDF
      7m 22s
  15. 2m 38s
    1. Next steps
      2m 38s

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Find out how to create compelling architectural designs using the modeling tools in Autodesk Revit software. In this course, author Paul F. Aubin demonstrates the entire building information modeling (BIM) workflow, from creating the design model to publishing a completed project. The course also covers navigating the Revit interface; modeling basic building features such as walls, doors, and windows; working with sketch-based components such as roofs and stairs; annotating designs with dimensions and callouts; and plotting and exporting your drawings.

Topics include:
  • Introducing building information modeling (BIM)
  • Adding levels, grids, and columns to set up a project
  • Creating building layouts with walls, doors, and windows
  • Modifying wall types and properties
  • Working with DWG files and CAD inserts
  • Adding rooms
  • Adding curtain grids, mullions, and panels
  • Using cutaway views
  • Generating schedules and tags
  • Adding callouts such as text and symbols
  • Understanding families
  • Outputting files, including DWF and PDF files
Subject:
CAD
Software:
Revit Architecture
Author:
Paul F. Aubin

Working in one model with many views

So what's so special about Revit anyhow? Well there are many possible answers to that question, but in this movie I'd like to focus on one of the easiest and most immediate benefits of using the software. Whether you are an architect, an interior designer or a draftsman, you spend a lot of your time looking at plans, sections, and elevations. In Revit, work that you do and plan is immediately reflected in elevation section and vice versa. In this movie I'll show you how Revit makes it easy to keep all your changes coordinated with a firsthand look at what I think is one of the most fundamental benefits of building information modeling, the fully coordinated building model.

So I have here on screen a file called Core Concepts, it's included with the exercise files. Feel free to open this file and follow along, or you can open up any file of your choosing. Now I have here a 3D view and a floor plan, an elevation, and even a schedule. Now what I'd like to show you first is, if you select any object in any view, like this door here, let me zoom in just a little bit so we can get a better look at that, notice that that door selects in a bluish color here in the 3D view, and we are going to talk more about selection in a later movie, and it also highlights here in the Elevation and here in the Plan view.

So it doesn't matter which view I select it in, if it's selected it's selected in all views. Now that carries through to modifications as well. If I take this door and I move it slightly, here in the Floor Plan view you are going to see that change immediately take place in both the Elevation and the 3D view. Let me do it again and I'd like you to pay attention, not to where I am here in the floor plan; keep your eyes focused over here in the 3D view and in the Elevation view, as I make the change, like so. And you'll see that it doesn't matter that I made the change in floor plan, it's immediately applied in the other views as well.

Now we are not limited to just working in graphical views when we do this. A really interesting and powerful feature of working in software like Revit is that schedules are actually live views as well. I am going to focus my attention over here in the conference room and you could see I have a series of doors over here in the conference room, door number 110, 111, and 110A. And I am going to look over here at the schedule and you'll see a list of those same doors, here is door number 110, 110A, and 111.

And notice that as I select them, in the schedule they highlight immediately in the floor plan as well. In fact, it is one and the same object. This is door number 110 listed in tabular format, as a list in the schedule, this is door number 110 shown graphically in a floor plan. If I decided I wanted to make a change to that door; for example, perhaps I wanted it to be another type of door, maybe a different size, I could open up the list here and drop it down to a smaller size, and you'll see it gets slightly smaller there in the floor plan and the sizes update here in schedule as well.

And maybe I want something a little more dramatic, so I am going to choose a double-glass door, you can see the size gets considerable larger and you can see the graphic over here in the floor plan has changed accordingly. Now maybe I want to get a better look at that door that I just changed. I can do that by creating a new view to take a look directly at that door, and I am going to do that with one of my favorite views in Revit, a Section view, and I am going to drag a section through the conference room, open it up, and zoom in slightly and you can see that we are now looking directly at that double door.

Now this is the same door, you can see that if I highlight it here it's highlighted there. Now when I am in this Section view I might notice that there is trouble up on the second floor. I realize that there is a door right here, that if we take a look in the second floor plan, isn't really in the appropriate location. This door really ought to be over here in this corridor. Whether or not I am in the floor plan or in the Section, I can make the change and it's reflected in both views.

In traditional architectural design and documentation procedures, drawings are the result of carefully reasoned thought and design. A process of draw, erase, and redraw eventually leads to the desired result, which then must be replicated in all appropriate drawings, like sections and elevations. Each drawing conveys only a small abstracted part of the whole and can easily get out of sync. In contrast, the BIM/Revit workflow, all modifications are performed directly in the model, in any view that is convenient to the task at hand. Revit views are live representations of the model displayed through the prism of conventional architectural drawing types like plans, sections, and elevations.

However, since each view is really just a window looking at the whole the various views cannot get out of sync and therefore always accurately convey the current state of the design. This is one of the major benefits of using BIM software.

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