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Online Revit Course | Autodesk Revit for Beginners

A course by Radu Fulgheci, Senior Architect at world-renowned practice BDP.
This Autodesk Revit for Beginners course offers you the opportunity to learn Revit for architectural design. It is ideal for anyone with an interest in architecture, for students and professionals alike. You don’t need any prior experience with Revit, as this course is designed for absolute beginners. We guide you through the basic aspects of how Revit, and BIM software in general, works and differs from other software. Throughout the course, we’ll be modelling the iconic Cité Radieuse, aka Unité d’Habitation de Marseille, by Le Corbusier.

Skill level

Beginner

Duration

Approx. 9 hrs

Certificate

On completion

Closed Captions

English

About this course

Dive into Architectural Design & BIM with the Revit Beginner’s Course: Model Le Corbusier’s Masterpiece.

This comprehensive online course, Revit Beginner’s Course: Model Le Corbusier’s Masterpiece, offers a unique opportunity to learn the power of Autodesk Revit for architectural design and modeling. Whether you’re a complete beginner with an architectural passion or a student seeking to enhance your skillset, this course is your gateway to success. We’ll guide you step-by-step, transforming you from a Revit novice into a confident BIM pro!

Ready to put theory into practice? Throughout the course, we embark on a thrilling journey – modeling the iconic Cité Radieuse (Unité d’Habitation de Marseille) by legendary architect Le Corbusier. This immersive project allows you to hone your skills while recreating a piece of architectural history.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • BIM Fundamentals: Grasp the core concepts of BIM, understanding how Revit revolutionizes the architectural design process.
  • Intelligent Modeling: Master the creation and manipulation of intelligent 3D building components, the foundation of BIM workflows.
  • Data Extraction: Discover how to seamlessly extract valuable information directly from your BIM model.
  • Comprehensive Documentation: Learn to generate a complete set of construction documents, including plans, sections, elevations, and schedules.
  • Professional Presentation: Master the art of presenting your designs on polished sheets, ready for construction or client presentations.
  • Pro Tips: Gain valuable insight into workflow advice and practical tips gleaned from an experienced architect.

This course is software agnostic! While we’ll be using the latest Revit 2024 version, you can follow along at your own pace using any previous or future iteration you have available. However, keep in mind that some features or menus might differ slightly.

The learning doesn’t stop with the course! We’ll provide access to supplemental resources, including a recommended plugin to streamline sheet creation and a helpful YouTube video for further detailing techniques in Revit.

Enroll today and embark on a rewarding journey with the Revit Beginner’s Course. Model Le Corbusier’s masterpiece, unlock the power of BIM, and transform your architectural design aspirations into reality!

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Syllabus

Lesson 1 – Introduction (1:10:08). In this lesson, you will learn about what makes BIM and Revit different from other CAD software and modelling methods, and you will also familiarize yourself with the Revit interface, navigation, and the basic modelling principles.

Lesson 2 – Starting a New Project (33:19). In this lesson, you will learn how Views work in Revit, how to Link external drawings into the project, and then how to start setting up your new building model with Levels and Grids.

Lesson 3 – Modelling the Building’s Structure (1:09:52). In this lesson, you will learn to use structural framing elements in Revit, from an architectural designer’s perspective, and model the main structural framework for the Unité d’Habitation.

Lesson 4.1 – Modelling the Envelope – Part 1 (59:45). In this lesson, you will learn all about the main Architectural Building Elements that make up a building in Revit: Walls and Curtain Walls, Floors and Roofs.

Lesson 4.2 – Modelling the Envelope – Part 2 (55:20). The lesson completes with the modelling of the external envelope of the Unité d’Habitation.

Lesson 5.1 – Modelling the Interior – Part 1 (1:00:22). In this lesson, you will learn to model the interior of the Unité, and learn how to use Stairs, Railings, Openings, Doors and Windows, and Groups.

Lesson 5.2 – Modelling the Interior – Part 2 (1:00:25). The lesson completes with teaching you how to model the two typical apartment layouts that extend below and above the central public circulation corridor.

Lesson 6 – Furniture, Fixtures, and Finishes (34:50). In this lesson, you will learn how to populate the building model with furniture and fixture objects using the Component tool, best practices regarding sourcing these items, and also how to develop and detail finishes in your project. You will also gain a better understanding of how you can use Revit to render and visualise your work, and what software is compatible with it.

Lesson 7 – Topography (19:30). In this lesson, you will learn how to use the Toposolid tool to develop the ground surfaces surrounding the Unité d’Habitation.

Lesson 8 – Site and Context (27:44). In this lesson, you will learn how to create your site context model using Massing Volumes, how to define additional site information, and then create a Site Plan view to capture everything in your project.

Lesson 9 – Areas, Rooms, Tags, and Schedules (44:32). In this lesson, you will learn about Areas and Rooms and how to use them to quantify and catalogue the spaces in the building, to better understand them, illustrate them graphically, and then extract this information and assemble it in a Schedule. You will also learn about Tagging elements in Revit for clear identification on drawings.

Lesson 10 – Annotation and Detailing (35:10). In this lesson, you will learn how to add 2D detail and annotation elements to your Views, to enhance them visually or to identify crucial aspects of the project. Additionally, you will get a better understanding of the differences between Model and Drafting elements and views.

For more on detailing in Revit, watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfHi1K-yPWI

Lesson 11 – Views, Visibility, and Graphics (36:38). In this lesson, you will learn about Views, and more specifically, about how to interact with the Views Parameters and Extents, and see how you can use the Revit camera to better visualise areas of the model and even walk through the spaces. You will also explore various Visibility and Graphics Options to fully customize what you’re displaying at any time.

Lesson 12 – Sheets, Printing, Exports (30:52). In this lesson, you will learn how to layout all the information and drawings that you have created thus far, how to create Sheets and populate them with Views, and discuss how Revisions work in Revit. Lastly, a brief overview of the options to export and publish the information to other media.

Recommended plugin for working with sheets – https://apps.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?appLang=en&id=7448218013676619378&os=Win64

The Importance of BIM for Architects & Designers.

In today’s construction design landscape, Building Information Modeling (BIM) has become an indispensable tool. The data created within Revit encompasses everything from physical components and materials to energy efficiency and spatial relationships. Architects leveraging BIM enjoy a multitude of benefits. Firstly, collaboration across disciplines. Engineers, contractors, and other stakeholders can access and update the same model in real-time, minimising errors. Secondly, BIM facilitates clash detection, identifying potential conflicts between building elements before construction even begins. This not only saves time and money during construction but also leads to a more functional and efficient final product. Finally, Revit empowers architects to explore design options with greater ease. Sustainability analysis, cost estimations, and even virtual walkthroughs can all be conducted within the BIM model, allowing for informed decision-making throughout the design process.

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Meet your tutor - Radu Fulgheci | Architect | BDP

Hi, I’m Radu. I’m an architect with over ten years of experience using many architectural design and modelling applications, for both professional and academic purposes. Working on challenging, high-profile projects, and international competitions, I’ve continually sought ways to optimise my workflow, from single to multiple applications, in order to achieve the best results in the shortest time. I believe in constant learning, so regardless of what knowledge level you may be, there is always something new that can help you improve. I want to teach you how to do the same.

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