Revit 3 - Advanced Features of Revit Architecture

48 Hours / 3 Months / Instructor Supported

Course Overview:

Learn the advanced features of the latest versions of Revit Architecture. This course covers the creation of custom content with the family editor, conceptual massing tools, curtain walls and custom curtain wall panels, phasing tools, worksets and file linking strategies, formulaic design tools, and adaptive components.

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 Detail Component Families in the Family Editor
  • Create Dynamic Formula-driven building models.
  • Create Custom Curtain Walls
  • Create 2D Details with custom detail components
  • Create Schedules, Key Notes, and Legends
  • Apply Phasing and Design Options to a Building Project

Students will be able to receive a free copy of the latest version Revit from Autodesk (valid for three years) at the time of enrollment.  Instructions on how to do this will be included in their welcome letter.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Conceptual Design Environment

Dimensioning forms in the Conceptual Design Environment and developing Dynamic, complex masses with Formulas and Parameters.

Lesson 2: Pattern Component families

Creating and working with Pattern Component families.

Lesson 3: Adaptive Components

Creating and working with Adaptive Components, reference points and stitched border panels.

Lesson 4: Curtain Walls I

Creating typical Curtain Walls and working with curtain grids and layouts.

Lesson 5: Curtain Walls II

Creating and working with Curtain Wall panels, Curtain Wall mullions, corner mullions, and mullion join conditions.

Lesson 6: Curtain Walls III

Creating and working with Custom Curtain Wall mullions, custom Curtain Wall panels, and developing Custom curtain wall assemblies with nested curtain walls and custom parametric panels.

Lesson 7: Schedule Views

Creating and working with Schedule Views and Schedule View properties.

Lesson 8: Legend Views, Tags, and Keynotes

Creating and working with Legend Views, Tags, and Keynotes.

Lesson 9: Introduction to Detailing Components

Working with insulation, detail lines and custom components.

Lesson 10: Advanced Detailing Tools

Working with hidden lines, draw order, and cut profiles.

Lesson 11: Phasing and Phase Filters

Working with Project phasing tools.

Lesson 12: Design Options

Using Design Options to explore multiple design solutions for a single project.

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.
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  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


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