Revit Structure

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Course Aim

This easy-to-follow course is a perfect hands-on accompaniment to learning, aimed at helping all structural practitioners, whatever their skill levels, to quickly become proficient with Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflows, using the Autodesk Revit platform. Every chapter explains the fundamentals of the software, in the context of BIM methodology and market best practise, whilst referencing prevailing standards and protocols. Individual modules contain clear learning objectives with practical task based step-by-step examples, covering the software's core features and functionality, ensures you are productive from the very start of your learning. You can either work through every lesson to complete the full course, or individual lessons on the specific skills you need. The course contains helpful tips and tricks and will be an invaluable reminder of the topics covered in your learning and a source of reference for years to come.

Revit Structures(3 days)

Module 00

Revit in a Nutshell

Module 01

Introduction to the Principles of BIM

What is BIM and what does it mean?

The benefits of BIM

What will BIM deliver?

Industry drivers

Introducing Levels of BIM

Implications on team and workflow; fee and deliverables; contract and insurance issues

Module 02

UI Tour, Project Navigation and View Creation

Interactive session introducing the menu and screen layout

Interrogating the model to extract views

          Plans, sections and elevations

          Displaced views, callouts and drafting views

          3D isometrics, perspectives and walkthrough movies

Placement and properties of grids, levels and dimensions

Introduction to basic Revit elements

Exercise on creating levels, grids and using dimensions and scope boxes

Module 03

Element Selection and Manipulation

Interactive session introducing object selection methods

Element properties and manipulation

Instance and Type parameters

Modify tools, Nodes and Snaps

Exercise on basic editing tools, trim, offset, align, etc

Module 04

Visibility Control and Categorisation

Project-Wide Settings

View Specific Overrides

Element Specific Overrides

Individual Line Overrides

Exercise on modifying element visibility

Module 05

Model Development Methodology

Is BIM just about 3D?

Information timeline and overload

How a project develops from a base template

The complexity of components

Controlling graphical display

Module 06

Settings, Units and Linking Revit

Project units -  Common and Structural

Structural settings and symbolic representation

Analytical settings

Linking CAD and Revit Architecture

Copy monitor and coordination review

Exercise on linking a Revit Architecture model and using copy/monitor tools

Module 07

Modelling Basics - Walls, Columns, Beams & Bracing

Basic definitions

Relating slabs to walls and supporting framework

Column and beam placement and behaviour

Element connectivity and display

Bracing characteristics

Exercise on element placement techniques and introducing sketching principles

Module 08

Foundations and Piling

Footings and foundations types

              Isolated pads, piles and strip foundations

Slabs, standard and in-place family foundations

              Slab edges, ground beams

Foundation walls, piers and pilasters

Exercise on foundation slabs, walls, piers, pilasters, footings and pile caps

Module 09

System Family Editing

Principles of composite system family definition

Understanding properties such as function, and wrapping of layers

Creating and utilising a system family library

Exercise on system family editing

Module 10

Basic Schedules and Legends

Generation of tabular interrogations of the model

Scheduling Components

Style schedules


Exercise on creating a column and foundation schedule

Module 11

Geometry Formation and In-Place Families

Interactive session on the creation and manipulation of basic solid and void forms





     Swept Blend

Exercise explores creating the above forms

Module 12

Slab and Roof Tools

Sketching Rules

Relating to slabs to walls and supports

Cantilevers, span direction and adding slopes

Slab foundation and slab edge

Basic Roof Designs

Exercise on placing floor slabs and creating roofs

Module 13

Stairs Ramps and Railings

Basic stair creation

Non-standard and multi-storey stairs

Characteristics of simple ramps

Hosted and stand-alone handrailing

Exercise on basic and multi-storey stairs, handrailing and ramps

Module 14

Beam and Truss Systems

Beam systems creation and placement

Sketching boundaries and rules

Modifying beam system properties

Concrete framing systems and pan joist slabs

Truss elements, placement and family creation

Attaching trusses to roofs and floors

Exercise on creating and placing beam and truss systems

Module 15

Construction Sequencing (Phasing)

Project phasing, properties and creation

Phase filters and graphic overrides

Combining phases, infill and the demolition of elements

Exercise on utilising project phases, filters and the demolish tool

Module 16

2D Draughting and Annotation

Introducing annotation tools and component categories

Detail component libraries

Repeating details

Lines and arcs

Text, Tags and keynotes

Exercise on generating and annotating a construction detail

Module 17

Sheet Compilation and Publication

Project browser organisation – WIP and Publish

Creating and populating sheets

Working with schedules

Publishing and document management

Module 18

Basic Subdivision and Collaboration

Introducing a BIM Strategy Document

Model management

Project team collaboration techniques

Transmittal and model issue protocols

Basics of large-model sub-division

Exercise on worksets and task allocation

Module 19

Introduction to the Principles of Family Editing

The basic process

10 stages for trouble-free family creation

Exercise on defining a fully parametric pile foundation

Module 20

Considering Options and Alternatives

Design option terminology and workflow

Utilising design option sets

Considerations when using design options

Design sets and incorporating design options

Exercise on utilising design options

  • Understand BIM and describe the relevance and application of Revit in professional practice, within the BIM workflow
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to work with structural components, following international best practice protocols to efficiently create 3D models as a basis for drawings, schedules and structural analysis applications
  • Create detailed working drawings, apply dimensions and annotation to a professional standard
  • Be able to create, set-up and manage views and sheets
  • Understand advanced workflows and processes such as work-sharing, phasing, design options, and project management

This course is designed for new users of Autodesk Revit. 

Project browser organisation – WIP and Publish

Creating and populating sheets

Working with schedules

Publishing and document management