Revit 1 - Introduction to Revit Architecture

48 Hours / 3 Months / Instructor Supported

Course Overview:

This course covers basic Revit Architecture BIM concepts. Topics include project creation, basic display concepts, components, levels, walls, doors, windows, floor and roof objects, stairs and railings, view properties, family components, dimensions, basic annotations, drawing sheets and plotting procedures.

The delivery format of this course is via self-directed, video lectures and demonstrations, PDF manuals, and online support via web-based discussion groups and email support.

Upon successful completion of this course, the students will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Create and modify wall types with Revit
  • Create and modify parametric components with Revit
  • Create and modify parametric, 3D building models with Revit
  • Work with the Revit display system to create floor plans, reflected ceiling plans, and presentation plans from a single building model.
  • Extract and annotate Floor plan drawings from a 3D Building model.
  • Extract and annotate Elevation drawings from a 3D building model.
  • Extract and annotate Section and Detail drawings from a 3D building model.
  • Generate camera views of a 3D building model.

Students can get a receive a free copy of the latest version Revit from Autodesk (valid for three years) by going here.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Introduction to BIM concepts and Revit Architecture concepts

Exploring the parts of the Revit interface and using basic Revit element creation procedures.

Lesson 2: Introduction to Revit view controls

Setting view properties and using Visibility/Graphic overrides. Exploring 3D view navigation controls. Introduction to view creation.

Lesson 3: Using dimensions and constraints

Methods for selecting and manipulating content. Introduction to editing tools.

Lesson 4: Exploring the concept of Categories, Families, Types and Instances

Accessing family libraries and loading families into a project. Introduction to sketching and sketched features.

Lesson 5: Creating and working with levels

Creating 3D perspectives with Camera Views. Introduction to sheet creation and drawing views.

Lesson 6: Sections

Introduction to Sections and methods for creating building sections, wall sections, and detail sections. Using callout views.

Lesson 7: Custom project templates

Customizing project settings and options.

Lesson 8: Introduction to Compound structure and creating custom wall types

Methods for working with vertically compound walls.

Lesson 9: Creating and modifying footprint roofs

Joining roofs and attaching walls to roofs. Extruding roofs and creating dormer roofs.

Lesson 10: Editing wall profiles

Joining and cutting geometry. Adding wall openings. Using hosted sweeps and sweep profiles with walls and roofs.

Lesson 11: Creating and working with floors

Editing floor edges. Creating foundation walls and structural foundations.

Lesson 12: Creating stairs by sketching runs

Creating stairs by sketching boundaries and risers. Using stair calculation rules and modifying stair properties.

All necessary materials are included.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**