6 Indispensable Revit Architecture Tutorials

Revit Architecture by Autodesk is the world’s definitive BIM tool, letting you produce comprehensive models, walkthroughs and bills of materials for commercial and residential buildings. Unlike AutoCAD, Revit was created as a purpose-made tool for architects and planners, and while the software was made to be as intuitive as possible, good design is still hard work.

To make things a little easier for professionals, we have released Revit Architecture tutorials since version 2011, and continue with our newest series on Revit 2014. We’ve also expanded into Revit Structure and MEP, and offer a number of hands-on short courses covering specific design topics such as stairs and railings and rendering and visualization.

These six videos below are our all-time most popular Revit tutorials according to our fans and viewers on our YouTube channel.

1. Rendering and Adjusting

In this video from our first Revit course, expert Jay Polding offers some tips on efficiently rendering interior room previews. You’ll see how to find a good balance between rendering speed and quality as Jay produces a kitchen with natural and artificial lighting. So far it has over 35,000 views.

2. How to Build Parking Garage Ramps Using Floors

Once again, Jay Polding shows how to take Revit through its paces, this time going step by step through the creation of a parking garage ramp. This is actually from our advanced course for Revit Architecture 2012, but Jay’s step by step approach can be applied in any version.

3. Making a Pitched Roof

Jay shows how to create a pitched roof around the exterior of a building and make adjustments to the height and slope to meet your specifications. While not necessary to learn from this video, the dinosaur museum model files are available in the complete Advanced Revit Architecture 2013 training course.

4. Creating Curtain Walls

In this six minute lesson, Jay shows how to create a panelized wall using the Curtain Wall tool within Revit 2013. He specfically uses the Storefront style to create a glass exterior wall.

5. How to Create a Toposurface

Jay shows how to manually create a detailed toposurface by placing points over a 2D AutoCAD drawing and then making adjustments in a 3D view.

6. Working with Lighting Fixtures

You’ll learn how to place both external and internal lighting fixtures. Because they are based on built-in presets, the lights are fully functional in renderings and are ready to be connected to circuits in Revit MEP.



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