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Get hands-on with the basics of Revit for architectural design.  In Part 1 of this course you will learn about the fundamental concepts of architecture and the associated skills you will need to design your own buildings supported by deeper explanations into concepts and building tectonics at a residential scale. This course will provide you with a good conceptual understanding of Building Information Modeling (BIM) across modeling categories of walls, doors, windows, and roofs to provide you with confidence in creating your own design projects and sharing them with others.  BIM is fast becoming the industry standard for architectural design and construction modeling due to its superior ability to integrate project data across the full range of architectural documents. 

Click enroll to learn the fundamentals of architecture with Autodesk Revit.

About Revit
Revit BIM software is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), including features for architectural design, MEP and structural engineering, and construction. Revit is a single software application that supports a BIM workflow from concept to construction. Use Revit to model designs with precision, optimize performance, and collaborate more effectively.

Course structure
In this course, we will cover the following topics:

  • Revit user interface: overview of major parts of UI, view controls, working with families
  • Project standards and setup:  drawing units, annotations, sheets  
  • Modeling basics: placing and modifying walls, placing doors and windows, and creating various roof types 

What will you learn in this course? 
By the end of this course you will...

  • Understand the key underpinnings of Building Information Modeling and parametric modeling relationships.
  • Create 3D models of Architectural structures using Building Information Modeling elements that are virtual representations of the real-world.
  • Describe the different Revit family components, creation methods, and where they are located.

Who is the target audience?
This course is for beginners or for those transitioning from another industry or discipline.  While some knowledge of 3D modeling and Revit is helpful, it is not required.

What are the requirements?

  • The course uses Revit 2015.  While the course can be used with higher versions of Revit please be aware that there may be some variations to commands and workflows.

Gather your materials
Download Revit to get started with this course.  Students and educators can download it for free.

After you have downloaded Revit, click “Next” to download the Datasets and Step-by-Step guides from the Resources for this course lesson.

excellent for beginners
excellent video, but I would like it to have subtitles, for some words that I can't understand
hoping for the best
Looks good , hoping for better results
Looks promising