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Revit Architecture: Modeling Families

Authors: Pierre Derenoncourt, Dzan Ta, Evan Anderson-Decina, Breta Bishop, Jason Chen, Safiy Abdurrahman

This learning path will help drafters and CAD operators with a background in a 2D and 3D workflows, develop 3D modeling skills in the Building Information Modeling workflow with Revit.

Beginner

The beginner level content will introduce learners how to create walls, floors, and roofs for their Revit projects. From there we’ll take an even deeper look at walls and learn how to create custom compound and stacked wall assemblies to fit design intent.

1

Working with Walls, Floors and Roofs in Revit

by Safiy Abdurrahman

Aug 9, 2015 / 2h 11m

Beginner • 2h 11m

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Description

Throughout these lessons, we'll delve into the fundamentals of modeling in Revit 2016. We'll begin by familiarizing ourselves to the basics of the Revit user interface and system families. We will discuss additional concepts and tools as we explore how to use and interact with system families to become more knowledgeable in the use of Revit and modeling best practices. By the end of this tutorial you will be able to model an enclosed structure and be very comfortable using walls, floors, and roofs in Revit 2016. Software required: Revit 2016.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction and Project Overview
    1m 27s
  2. Working with Walls, Floors and Roofs in Revit
    2h 10m 27s
2

Modeling Compound and Stacked Walls in Revit

by Pierre Derenoncourt

Nov 25, 2013 / 46m

Intermediate • 46m

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Description

In this tutorial you'll learn how edit and create customized stacked and compound wall systems. We'll start by learning to edit Revit's predefined walls. Once we become comfortable with how to change up these preloaded families, we'll then learn how to create our own stacked and compound walls from scratch. You'll see how we can create sweeps and reveals that can really customize your design. We'll also explore how to use the split region tool to add layers to a stacked wall system. By the end of this course you'll have the skills necessary to create your own wall systems using Revit 2014. Software required: Revit 2014.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction and Project Overview
    44s
  2. Modeling Compound and Stacked Walls in Revit
    45m 48s

Intermediate

Once you’ve finished the beginner level content you are now ready for some intermediate content! Topics will include creating custom system families like compound and stacked walls and even curtain walls. Also, viewers will learn how to work with parameters within loadable families. Learners will also be exposed to design, material and rendering options.

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Storefront, Curtain Walls, and Curtain Systems in Revit

by Evan Anderson-Decina

Jan 26, 2016 / 1h 43m

Intermediate • 1h 43m

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Description

This course will give detailed descriptions about how Revit Curtain Walls function. We'll learn about curtain panels and mullions, both out of the box and customizable. We'll learn about the variety of mullion times, how to model and draft specific complex glazing geometries. Finally, we'll learn about curtain systems in Revit and how curtain walls and adaptive component patterns work in those curtain systems.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 13s
  2. The Revit Curtain Wall
    38m 40s
  3. Curtain Panels and Curtain Systems
    37m 5s
  4. Pattern Based Curtain System and Other Curtain Wall Applications
    26m 56s
4

Modeling Roof Formations, Structures and Materials in Revit

by Pierre Derenoncourt

Nov 18, 2014 / 1h 35m

Intermediate • 1h 35m

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Description

In this set of tutorials we'll take an in depth look at working with residential roof formations, materials, and even structures. We'll begin by creating various residential roof formations using various roof tools. Once we've become comfortable with making roof forms, we'll take a look at roof assemblies and customize our own assembly to fit the needs of our design. Finally, once roof materials and layers are in place, we'll model the framing system that supports the roof assembly we're trying to create. Software required: Revit 2015.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction and Project Overview
    48s
  2. Modeling Roof Formations, Structures and Materials in Revit
    1h 34m 36s
5

The Power of Custom Profile Creation in Revit

by Dzan Ta

Jun 3, 2016 / 1h 56m

Intermediate • 1h 56m

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Properly using profiles in Revit can enhance and expedite the design process. This course, The Power of Custom Profile Creation in Revit, teaches you all that you need to know about profiles in Revit. First, you'll explore the definition of profiles. You'll then learn where profiles are used in Revit. Finally, you'll discover step by step how to create any custom profile for any design situation. This will culminate in you working on a mock project for Arquitechna Corporation, educating them on the proper use of profiles. By the end of this course, you'll know what profiles are, the correct contexts in which to use them, and how to create custom profiles that will help your designs reach the next level.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 19s
  2. Learning All About Profiles Introduction
    31m 57s
  3. Creating Custom Profiles for Walls and Slabs
    24m 34s
  4. Creating Custom Profiles for Roofs
    25m 17s
  5. Creating Custom Profiles for Curtain Wall Systems
    12m 58s
  6. Creating Custom Profiles for Stairs
    20m 34s

Advanced

Finally after completing the intermediate level content, learners will exposed to such topics as creating custom roof system families and formations, using adaptive and parametric modeling techniques to create concepts and forms and work nested families and shared parameters.

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Unlocking Parametric Door Families in Revit

by Evan Anderson-Decina

Nov 28, 2015 / 2h 53m

Intermediate • 2h 53m

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Description

We'll learn how to harness the 'I' in BIM, information, to allow Revit to perform the tedious tasks in drawing documentation so we can spend more time designing efficiently and effectively. By the end of this Revit training, you'll understand family modeling, creating parameters, using formulas to maximize the functionality of families and setting up shared parameters to use in schedules. Software required: Revit 2015.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction and Project Overview
    1m 18s
  2. Unlocking Parametric Door Families in Revit
    2h 52m 26s
7

Enhancing 3D Families with 2D Components in Revit

by Jason Chen

Aug 20, 2015 / 1h 52m

Intermediate • 1h 52m

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Description

Throughout this Revit tutorial we will discuss how we can easily enhance our 3D families with 2D components. We will start with the big picture of the final curtain wall panel and move down to the small details in our family. We will learn how to model families to the appropriate level of detail and than to enhance them with 2D components. By the end of this tutorial you will be able to effectively create a complex curtain wall panel by nesting separate components. Software required: Revit 2014.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction and Project Overview
    51s
  2. Enhancing 3D Families with 2D Components in Revit
    1h 52m
8

Working with Nested Families and Shared Parameters in Revit

by Breta Bishop

Mar 2, 2015 / 1h 35m

Intermediate • 1h 35m

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Description

In this Revit tutorial, we'll explore nested families, how they can be used, when they should be used, and the shared parameter tool that gives them their value. This can assist with more efficient use of families, a reduced number of families being loaded into your project and translates into the documentation of the project via tagging and scheduling. By the end of this Revit training you'll be able to successfully build a set of nested families in Revit. Software required: Revit 2015.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction and Project Overview
    1m 8s
  2. Working with Nested Families and Shared Parameters in Revit
    1h 34m 11s
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Modeling Building Exteriors with Pattern Based Curtain Panels in Revit

by Pierre Derenoncourt

Sep 22, 2015 / 1h 11m

Intermediate • 1h 11m

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Description

In this course, I’m going to show you how we can use curtain panel patterns and a few tools in the massing and pattern based environment to create unique building exteriors. Working in these two environments is a great way to experiment with form generation during the conceptual phase of the design process. It’s also as easy way to take a basic form or concept and develop the design three-dimensionally. By the end of this course, you’ll know how to use curtain panels for more than just glass panel curtain walls. You’ll be able to create unique and innovative building exteriors with just a few steps. Finally, you’ll gain hands-on experience with using adaptive points to create flexible geometry that you can apply to wide range of forms.

Table of contents
  1. Creating a Divided Surface
    23m 17s
  2. Modeling in the Curtain Panel Pattern Based Template
    47m 44s

What you will learn

  • Conceptual and Parametric Modeling
  • Modeling 3D Building Elements for BIM Workflows
  • Working with Materials
  • Working with Lighting
  • Rendering

Pre-requisites

Introductory knowledge of AutoCAD is recommended but not required.

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