Revit is a building information modelling (BIM) software for Architects, Landscape Architects, Structural Engineers, MEP Engineers, Designers and contractors. The software allows users to design a building and structure and its components in 3D


Autodesk Revit is a building information modelling (BIM) software for Architects, Landscape Architects, Structural Engineers, MEP Engineers, Designers and contractors. The software allows users to design a building and structure and its components in 3D, annotate the model with 2D drafting elements, and access building information from the building model’s database. Revit is 4D BIM capable with tools to plan and track various stages in the building’s life cycle, from concept to construction and later maintenance and/or demolition.

Revit includes categories of objects (‘families’ in Revit terminology). These fall into three groups:

System Families, such as walls, floors, roofs and ceilings, built inside a project Loadable families/components, which are built with primitives (extrusions, sweeps, etc.) separately from the project and loaded into a project for use In-Place Families, which are built in-situ within a project with the same toolset as loadable components.

An experienced user can create realistic and accurate families ranging from furniture to lighting fixtures, as well as import existing models from other programs. Revit families can be created as parametric models with dimensions and properties. This lets users modify a given component by changing predefined parameters such as height, width or number in the case of an array. In this way a family defines a geometry that is controlled by parameters, each combination of parameters can be saved as a type, and each occurrence (instance in Revit) of a type can also contain further variations. For example, a swing door may be a Family. It may have types that describe different sizes, and the actual building model has instances of those types placed in walls where instance-based parameters could specify the door hardware uniquely for each occurrence of the door.

When a user makes a building, model, or any other kind of object in Revit, they may use Revit’s rendering engine to make a more realistic image of what is otherwise a very diagrammatic model. This is accomplished by either using the premade model, wall, floor, etc., tools, or making their own models, walls, materials, etc. Revit comes with a plethora of predefined materials, each of which can be modified to the user’s desires. The user can also begin with a “Generic” material. With this, the user can set the rotation, size, brightness, and intensity of textures, gloss maps (also known as shinemaps), transparency maps, reflection maps, oblique reflection maps, hole maps, and bump maps, as well as leaving the map part out and just using the sliders for any one (or all or none) of the aforementioned features of textures.

What are the advantages of utilizing Revit Architecture?

The BIM work process offered by Revit Architecture boosts efficiency as well as streamlines your outline and documentation work processes speeding ventures from configuration to fulfilment while mechanizing redesigns over your model with a solitary outline change. Revit Architecture offers different instruments and elements that can improve efficiency, for example, Physical Materials for Building Performance Analysis, Autodesk 360 Integration, Work sharing, Construction Modeling, Bidirectional Associativity, Parametric Components, and substantially more.

How is Revit Architecture utilized?

Revit Architecture is utilized by draftsmen and other building experts to decrease hazard, acquire knowledge into how structures will perform before development starts, grow better quality outlines, and enhance venture conveyance. For instance, a school of design may utilize Revit Architecture as the product of decision to help its full-time understudies increase certifiable experience utilizing a BIM work process to manufacture high-affect 3D models. On account of a building and engineering administrations firm, Revit Architecture might be utilized to quick track the mind boggling outline and development of a building that wraps around refinery preparing hardware and consider an abnormal state of future upkeep and upgrades. At last, Revit Architecture is utilized to make exact building outlines while minimizing the time it takes to arrange and plan in a virtual situation. This, thus, permits thoughts to be worked through speedier and keeps up better consistency crosswise over activities.


  1. Building Information Modelling
  2. Revit Architecture
  • History
  • Features
  • Revit File Types
  • Exploring User Interface
  • Building Elements
  • Start a New Project
  1. Drawing Aids
  2. Project Units
  3. Levels
  • Adding Levels
  • Modifying Levels
  • Creating New Level Element Type
  • Constrain Level lines
  • Remove Constraints
  • Remove Level lines

Drawing a plan as per Dimension

  • Walls
  • Location Line
  • Creating Walls
  • Tips for Creating Wall
  • Compound Structure
  • Wall joins
  • Wall Layer Wrappings
  • Vertically Compound Walls
  • Layer Assignment Guide Lines
  • Sweeps and Reveals
  • Wall Shapes and Openings
  • Stacked Wall
  • Guidelines for Vertically Stacked Walls
  1. Parts
  2. Assemblies
  • Working with Grids
  • Practice: Hands On
  1. Move
  2. Copy
  3. Paste
  4. Create Similar
  5. Rotate
  6. Mirror
  7. Array
  8. Scale
  9. Split Element
  10. Trim
  11. Align
  12. Offset
  13. Pin
  14. Unpin
  15. Delete
  • Door
  • Window
  • Match Type
  • Tape Measure
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Visual Styles
  • Practice: Hands On
  • Temporary Dimensions
  • Permanent Dimension
  • Creating Custom Dimension Type
  • Modify Dimensions
  • Constrains
  1. Adding Floor
  2. Editing Floor Sketch
  3. Sloped Floor
  4. Floor Slab Edges
  • Ceiling
  1. Creating Ceiling
  • Practice: Hands On
  1. Roof by Footprint
  2. Roof by Extrusion
  3. Shape editing for Floors and Roofs
  4. Join/Unjoin Roof
  5. Roof Soffit
  6. Roof Fascia
  7. Roof Gutter


  • Opening on Face and Vertical opening
  • Shaft Opening
  • Wall Opening
  • Dormer Opening

Practice: Hands On

o     Placing Component

o     Rehosting

o     Work Plane based and Face based Placement

o     Working with Modern Medium Library

·         Managing Views

o     Floor plan views

o     Ceiling plan view

o     View properties

o     View Range

o     Plan Region

o     Elevation view

o     Cut a view b y Far Clip Plane

o     Section View

o     Creating Section head

o     3D views

o     Cropping a View

o     Visibility or Graphics Display

  • Specifying Element Category Visibility
  • Overriding Graphics Display of Element Category
  • Overriding Visibility and Graphics Display of Individual Elements

o     View Templates

o     Filter

·         Practice: Hands On

o     Creating Curtain Wall

o     Curtain Grids

o     Mullions

o     Reshaping Curtain Wall Panels

o     Merging Curtain Grids

o     Adding Curtain Door Panel

·         Embedded Walls

o     Creating Stairs

  • Creating Stair by sketching Runs
  • Creating Stair by sketching Boundary and Riser
  • Spiral Staircase
  • Stair Calculator
  • Specifying Railing Types for New Stairs

o     Modifying Stair

·         Ramp

·         Railings

o     Adding Railing

o     Modifying Rail Structure

o     Modifying Rail Joins

·         Practice: Hands On

o     Terminology

o     Create Mass Family using Forms

  • Extrusion
  • Loft
  • Revolve
  • Sweep
  • Swept Blend

o     Modifying Forms

o     Dimensioning Forms

o     Surface Forms

o     Rationalizing Surface

o     Surface Representations

o     Surface Sub regions

o     Paint Tool

o     Placing Mass Instance from Mass Family

·         Creating Building Elements from Mass Instance

o     Mass Floors

o     Creating Wall

o     Creating Floors

o     Creating Curtain System

o     Creating Roof

o     Updating Face- based Host Shapes

·         Conceptual Energy Analysis

o     Display Styles for analysis add-in applications

·         Controlling Visibility of Mass Instances

·         Model Text

·         Tag

·         Callout Views

·         Detailing

o     Creating Detail View

o     Drafting View

o     Inserting Detail Component

·         Practice: Hands On

o     Schedule/ Quantities

o     Material Take Off

o     Annotation Schedule or Note Block

·         Practice: Prepare Door and window schedule for Residential Building.rvt

·         Schedule keys

·         Area

·         Color Schemes

·         Legend Views

·         Keynotes

·         Practice: Find out the total area, Place rooms and prepare room schedule

o     Structural Column

o     Beams

o     Beam System

o     Brace

o     Trusses

o     Opening in Structural Elements

o     Structural Walls

o     Foundations

o     Structural Floor

o     Title Blocks

o     Adding Sheet

o     Adding Views on Sheet

o     Sheet list

o     Print Setup

o     Print Preview

·         Practice: Add sheet along with title block

 Prepare Approval Plan

o     Adding Lighting Fixtures

o     Light Groups

o     Sun settings

·         Materials

·         Rendering

·         Walkthroughs

o     Exporting Walkthrough

·         Solar Studies

o     Create Solar Study

o     Export Solar Study

·         Practice: Create realistic images for exterior and interior view

 Export walkthrough in .avi format

o     Toposurfaces

o     Subregion

o     Split Surface

o     Merge Surface

o     Building Pad

o     Graded Region

o     Parking Components

o     Site Components

o     Contour line Labels

o     Worksharing Workflow

o     Worksets

o     Worksharing Display Modes

o     Starting a view

o     Link Revit Models

o     Managing links

o     Shared Positioning

o     Using Point cloud files

Design Options

  • Project Phasing
  • Creating Phases
  • Phase Filter


o     Export to CAD format

o     Exporting to DWG or DXF

o     Exporting to DWF format

·         Room and Area Reports

·         Exporting to IFC

·         Export to 3d’s max

·         Transferring Project Standards

·         Interference Check

·         Customizing Project Settings

o     Fill patterns

o     Line Weight

o     Line Patterns

o     Line Styles

·         Purge Unused

·         Import/Link

·         Group

o     Introduction

o     Creating 2D door Family

o     Creating the Door panel Solid geometry

o     Creating Swing Door Family

o     Window Family creation

  • Creating Swing Door Family

o     Creating Arched Window

o     Creating Furniture Family

  1. Stair Nosing
  2. Custom Handrail
  3. Custom Balusters

·         Family Creation with Adaptive Components

o     Adaptive Components

o     Creating Curtain Panel Pattern 1

·         Family Creation With Adaptive Components

o     Curtain Panel Pattern 2

o     Create Helix

o     Grill Design

o     Reporting Parameter

o     Family enhancements

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