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Revit Architecture - Essentials Short Courses

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is fast becoming the industry standard. BIM can simultaneously deliver high quality renderings and working drawings and is an essential tool for architects.

Why choose this course?

Revit is widely required in architect practices, it speeds up the modelling process and reduces issues that might occur in construction.

The Revit Architecture - Essentials short course is aimed at those working in or studying architecture. You should ideally have good experience in Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems and architecture, and wish to make the first steps into BIM and Revit.

This practical shortcourse takes the form of a series of evening classes taking place once a week in our Central London location.

Course overview

The Revit Architecture - Essentials short course will enable you to create 3D architectural projects and models, and set them up as working drawings.

The short course will focus on the main and most basic tools that are needed to work with the Autodesk Revit Architecture software.

This is a hands on evening course that will take you through an example project in order to help them experience the most important key features of Revit Architecture, and understand its impact on the design and construction process.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

Week 1: Introduction to Revit

  • Interface
  • Navigation & Views
  • Working with Projects

Week 2: Basic Model Building

  • Drawing tools
  • Modify & editing options
  • Start working on a house model

Week 3: Basic Building Components

  • Setting up levels and Grids
  • 3D Views & camera views
  • Importing CAD files

Week 4: Families

  • Loading and using basic Families
  • Use of Doors & Windows families
  • Instance vs Type parameters

Week 5: Curtain walls

  • Creating curtain walls
  • Working with curtain wall panels
  • Adding curtain grids & mullions

Week 6: Views

  • Creating views
  • Creating Elevations
  • Creating Sections

Week 7: Floors & Ceilings

  • Creating Floors & ceilings
  • Shaft openings
  • Soffits

Week 8: Roofs

  • Creating Roofs
  • Roofs with the use of Extrusion
  • Roof Footprints

Week 9: Tags & Annotation

  • Room Tags
  • Text & Dimensions
  • Setting up sheets
  • Printing

Week 10: Student Open Day

  • Repeating commands & functions upon request
  • Answering questions
  • Finishing the house model



Prerequisite knowledge

You should ideally have had good experience in Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems and architecture, and wish to make the first steps into BIM and Revit.

English requirements

You must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Teaching & assessment

Teaching & assessment

Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions as guided by your tutor.

Recommended reading

Recommended reading

The tutor will provide materials in class.