It is now common practice to use Building Information Modeling (BIM) to create virtual models as physical and functional representations of building facilities for purposes of improved planning, designing, building and managing. BIM relies on coordinated and computable building model data. The purpose of introducing building information modeling (BIM) Revit Architecture 2015 is to help you understand the connection between Revit Architecture 2015 and the information aspect of BIM.
So I know you're probably anxious to get into Revit right away. But before we do, let's talk about a few high level concepts first. For starters, just what is BIM? Well BIM stands for building information modeling. And it's a term that was coined a few years back by Autodesk to basically describe the process of creating virtual models that represent building facilities. Now Revit is often heavily touted as purpose built for building information modeling. And this is true, but that often leads to confusion that somehow Revit and BIM equal the same thing.
Revit and BIM are not the same thing. Revit is a tool to help us achieve BIM. And what BIM is, is a process that we follow to create building model data that is two things, coordinated and computable. Those are the two most important tenants of BIM. If all of the parts and pieces that make up your BIM project are fully coordinated with one another and don't require any manual updates to, to keep them in sync. And, if you've got a robust rich data store of information that can be used both internally by the system and exported out to the larger project team to do meaningful computations.
Like energy analysis. Like structural loads. Like lighting analysis. Air loads, air cooling. Any of those things,. Then you've, you've got BIM. So, there's a lot of different ways that we can achieve BIM, and Revit is an excellent tool to help us achieve that because it does many of those things that I just described natively. Now, it's important to understand that 3D is not the only component of BIM. Often when your hear BIM in the same sentence you'll hear people talk about 3D.
Now don't get me wrong, 3D is very important. If your primary goal is to perform clash detection between your structure and your mechanical systems, or if you want to make sure that your stair tower fits into the overall architecture, 3D's pretty important. If you need to do visualization to get high quality renderings and so forth, 3D is pretty important. However 3D is not the only aspect that makes BIM special. 3D is just part of it. I think that the I in BIM is sometimes even more compelling than the M in BIM.
Think about cost-estimating tasks. Think about specification writing. Think about energy load analysis. Think about heating and cooling. Think about structural loads. All of these things require data. We have all this data. Instead of manually computing all the various things that we need to get a proper design, why not let the computer do what computers do best, compute stuff. So this is what BIM is all about. So again, let's not focus just on the M. Let's also think about the I. And if we've got the two together in a fully coordinated package in, in a way that Revit will give us, then what we've got is a fully implemented BIM solution.
So, with that introduction in mind, let's go ahead and get started.
AuthorPaul F. Aubin
- What is BIM?
- Understanding Revit element hierarchy
- Navigating views
- Creating a new project from a template
- Adding walls, doors, and windows
- Adding plumbing fixtures and other components
- Linking AutoCAD DWG files
- Rotating and aligning Revit links
- Working with footprint and extrusion roofs
- Adding openings
- Adding railings and extensions to stairs
- Creating stacked and curtain walls
- Hiding and isolating objects
- Adding rooms
- Creating schedule views and tags
- Adding text and dimensions
- Creating new families
- Using reference planes, parameters, and constraints
- Plotting and creating a PDF
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Which versions of Revit should I use with this course?
A: This course is written for users of Revit Architecture 2015 and Revit LT 2015. Because Revit LT does not have all of the same features as Revit Architecture, some movies in this course will not be relevant for Revit LT. Additionally, there are some topics that are relevant in both versions, but the button layout or location of those tools are different. In those cases, the features and procedures for Revit Architecture are shown in the course.
Q: Which content in this course is different or not relevant for Revit LT?
Advanced Modeling in Revit Architecturewith Paul F. Aubin7h 17m Intermediate
Rendering with Revit Architecture 2012with Paul F. Aubin4h 26m Intermediate
Revit Architecture: The Family Editorwith Paul F. Aubin6h 41m Intermediate
Designing a House in Revit Architecturewith Brian Myers6h 57m Intermediate
1. Core Concepts
2. Getting Comfortable with the Revit Environment
3. Starting a Project
4. Modeling Basics
5. Links, Imports, and Groups
6. Sketch-Based Modeling Components
8. Complex Walls
9. Visibility and Graphic Controls
11. Schedules and Tags
12. Annotation and Details
13. The Basics of Families
14. Sheets, Plotting, and Publishing
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