When working with Revit, it's important to understand a little bit about file formats.…I have a webpage open here from the Auto-desk Wiki Help, and it talks about…Revit backwards compatibility. The most important thing you need to know…about file formats is that each new version of Revit is a unique file format.…So, in order for you to work effectively, all members of the project team have to be…working on the same version of Revit. It's not possible for two different people…to be collaborating back and forth on two different versions of Revit.…If I'm in the later version of Revit, I can easily open up previous version files,…but I cannot save them back to the person using the previous version.…
So, while they could send files to me and I could open them, I would not be able to…send my files back to them. So, the most important thing you need to…do is at the start of each new project, you need to get all of the folks that are…going to be involved in the project together and sit down, and have a…discussion and make sure that you all agree on a file format.…
AuthorPaul F. Aubin
- What is BIM?
- Understanding Revit element hierarchy
- Navigating views
- Creating a new project from a template
- Refining a layout with temporary dimensions
- 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
- Plotting and creating a PDF
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Is this course valid for all of the Revit architecture products? Are there any movies in this course that do not work in Revit LT?
A: This course is designed to work for anybody learning any of the Revit architecture products, including Autodesk Revit (available as part of the "Autodesk Building Design Suite"product), Autodesk Revit Architecture, and Autodesk Revit LT.
However, some individual movies in the course are not valid in Revit LT, due to the limited feature set of that application. Those movies are:
Chapter 3 - Accessing multi-user worksharing projects
Chapter 5 - Establishing shared coordinates
Chapter 6 - Using the shape editing tools to create a flat roof
Chapter 7 - Working with stairs
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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