Introduces building information modeling (BIM) using Revit Architecture software, parametric software which is a complete design and documentation solution that supports all phases of design, drawing production, and schedule development for a given project. Topics include setup, drawing and editing commands, view creation, styles, dimensioning, annotation, sections, detailing, walls, doors, windows, roofs, three-dimensional (3-D) presentation, rendering, families, and printing.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Introduction of Revit user interface.
- New project settings.
- Creating project views.
- Drawing tools.
- Editing tools.
- Creating levels.
- Creating building component styles.
- Adding doors and windows to walls.
- Creating and manipulating 3D roof shapes.
- Drawing 3D stairs.
- Creating building and wall sections.
- Dimensioning floor plans and building details.
- Manipulating 3D views.
- Producing 3D shaded views.
- Editing 3D building models.
- Rendering 3D models using cameras, lights, and materials.
- Creating new sheets.
- Printing drawings to scale.
- Creating new families from a Revit template.
- Manipulate the Revit user interface
- Create and adjust the settings for a new project
- Create and manage project views
- Use drawing and editing tools to create shapes in a drafting view
- Create and manipulate levels in elevation views
- Create and manipulate wall, floor, and ceiling styles
- Create and manipulate door and window styles
- Sketch all building components accurately
- Design door and window openings to walls
- Create basic 3D roof shapes
- Create and manipulate 3D stairs
- Create and annotate building sections
- Create and annotate wall sections
- Dimension floor plans and other building details
- Create a drawing from information and sketches in a designated time constraint*
- Describe terminology, concepts, and techniques used in 3D drawing
- Manipulate the viewing of 3D objects
- Produce various shaded views of 3D objects
- Construct and edit 3D building models
- Render 3D building models using cameras, lights, and materials*
- Create sheets and arrange drawings to plot at a specified scale
- Create new families from a Revit template*
Assessment and Requirements
Lab assignments Multiple-choice question tests Timed performance tests Multiple-choice question final exam Student attendance
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
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- Submit a portfolio of work and documentation to substantiate the request.
- Schedule an interview with the appropriate instructor(s) to discuss the request and portfolio.