Author and Revit Architecture expert Eric Wing walks you through designing, documenting, and presenting a four-story office building. The continuous tutorial begins with the Revit interface and standard conventions for placing walls, doors, and windows, then progresses through the building's design as would happen in the real world. You'll learn how to work with structural grids, beams, and foundations; add text and dimensions; build floors layer by layer; join exterior and interior walls; and create roofs and ceilings as well as stairs, ramps, and railings. You'll also be introduced to using embedded families and formulas, crucial site considerations, and importing and exporting to various formats.
For Instructors: Teaching supplements are available for this title.
Excellent presentation of RAC 2010 for beginners as well as intemediate users
By lenny12458 - May 9, 2009
This is an excellent book. Mr. Wing should be commended for presenting the information organized in a systematic way in which by the end of each Chapter you will have a clear understanding of what was covered and what you should have learned. It is obvious, by the approach of this book that the Author is not just a teacher of Revit but has actually used it in an office setting for production purposes. This is the only book that I have on this subject where I can tell that author has us; the working everyday Architects in mind when presenting the information. The book is set up so that you (right from chapter one) begin the process of creating a building. You are directed and instructed on how each command works as it comes up during the process of creating the model. Unlike other books on the subject the author limits the amount of required reading but adds plenty of images to make points. I learn visually as I believe many other Architects do. You are first... read more
By Monkhouse Monk - June 14, 2009
What with the interface changes and what I have forgotten since I took the Revit class at the local CC, I felt the need to refresh my Revit skills. This book was the only one available that addressed the 2010 release.
As a refresher, it is fine. It might not be adequate for a complete novice, though: there are a few cases where the instructions refer to the old interface and a few where the instructions are inaccurate. The strangest thing is that "east" and "west" are often reversed. Unfortunately, they are not always reversed, so one must consider each directional reference on its own.
By Michael Mc Sweeney - June 8, 2009
This book is written from a practical work-flow viewpoint which helps the reader to start from a blank sheet as it were, and continue through to detailed plotted drawings to meet the standard one expects. This is a practical guide to using the software with no exaggerated frilly descriptions or endless variations of the same tool/command one is accustomed to in a manual. The book's project cleverly incorporates most, if not all, of the regular details in a building or project we all deal with in our daily work and not necessarily an exaggerated project we might aspire to. This book is more about the building than the software, as BIM should be. The author's sense of humor throughout is noteworthy, and appreciated.
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