Course info
Nov 2, 2016
3h 0m

For the past several years, the process of designing, documenting, and even constructing a building has been improved and refined with the concept of BIM, Building Information Modeling. This course, Revit Architecture Conceptual Design Fundamentals, is intended for the Architects, BIM Managers, and CAD Technicians who are ready to use Revit as a Building Information Modeling platform. The tools and topics covered in this course will show new users how to set up a Revit project and begin modeling using the conceptual massing tools. First, you'll learn how to set up a Revit project. Next, you'll explore how to model building masses. Finally, you'll strengthen your knowledge by learning about generic architectural elements. By the end of this course you will be able to set up a project location, import CAD files, create a building mass, and work with sun settings for solar studies in Revit, all important skills that will help you with conceptual design. Software required: Revit 2017.

About the author
About the author

Pierre is a Pluralsight training pioneer. Since becoming the first CAD and BIM tutor at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company), Pierre has played a major role in building the training library. With a productive background in the CAD industry, working as everything from a drafter to project manager, Pierre has long had a passion for the creativity and hard work that goes into designing architectural projects.

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Hi everyone, my name is Pierre Derenoncourt and welcome to my course Revit Architecture Conceptual Design Fundamentals.

I am an AEC Curriculum Manager at Pluralsight.

In this course, we are going to get introduced to Revit user interface and discuss how BIM technology can benefit the architectural design process. From there we’ll work in the conceptual phase of design where we’ll set up a project’s base and survey points as well do some initial conceptual design work.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  • Setting up a Revit project
  • Model building masses
  • Generic architectural elements
  • Sun and location settings
  • Solar studies
By the end of this course, you’ll know how to begin an architectural design project in Revit, create building forms and masses and test the site impact with solar studies.

Before beginning the course you should be familiar with the various phases of the architectural design process.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn conceptual design techniques with the Revit Architecture Conceptual Design Fundamentals, at Pluralsight.