- Project First Set-up
- Getting Started with Revit
- Getting Started with Revit Architecture
- Getting Started with Revit Structure
- Project North
- Simple Mass Modeling in Revit
- Mass Modeling (Revit Architecture)
- Mass Modeling Extrude
- Mass Modeling Blend
- Documenting a Project in Revit
- Documenting a Project I (Revit Architecture)
- Documenting a Project II (Revit Architecture)
- Create floor plan sheet (view template)
- Create Your Own Sheet Title Block Family (Revit Architecture)
- Creating Schedules (Revit Architecture)
- Revit Families: Creating a simple Wall Opening
- Revit Families: Creating a simple Window
- Revit Families: Nesting a Window Frame
- Revit Families: Nesting other Window Elements
- Revit Families: Adding details
- Advanced Materials
- Panorama Rendering for Google Cardboard VR in Revit
- Revit daylight analysis
- Revit Energy Analysis
- Revit Export to Maya
- Revit Export to Rhino
- Rhino Export to Revit
- Worksharing in Revit
Purpose-built for building information modeling (BIM), Autodesk® Revit® Architecture building design software helps architects and designers capture and analyze early concepts, and then better maintain designs through documentation and construction. It supports collaborative design, design analysis, clash detection, construction planning, and material fabrication.
Revit Structure is used to created detailed structural models. Revit MEP (Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing) is used for Building Systems, such as heating, HVAC and electrical installations. All three share a single Revit Project file-format, facilitating easy exchange and collaboration; no conversions or import/export is needed.
Links to specific Revit pages in the TOI-Pedia:
- Revit Interface
- Revit Modeling: Basic Elements
- Revit Modeling: Basic Elements - Advanced Concepts
- Revit Modeling: Openings
- Revit Modeling: Stairs
- Revit Modeling: Ramps & Railings
- Revit Tools, Drawing and Dimensions
- Revit Project Setup
- Revit Design Options
- Revit Views
- Revit Types
- Revit Materials
- Advanced Materials
- Category:Tutorials Revit
What is Revit?
Revit is a purpose-built application for building information modeling:
BIM: Building Information Modeling
BIM is a design approach that uses a building information model that consist of intelligent building objects. All information on all objects (building elements) is brought together in a single project database, which describes the complete building design.
BIM facilitates an integrated practice approach in multidisciplinary design environments by using a single information source (database) which allows each actor in the team to extract relevant information from and add specific information to the model as needed. For example: a structural engineer can store and retrieve specific data on structural elements in the design, while an electrical engineer can use information specific for his field of expertise.
This model is not only used in design and construction phase, but will be used during the complete life-cycle of the building. The users of BIM may vary at specific stages.
BIM uses a parametric structure. It facilitates complex interrelations between physical building elements and abstract objects like space. BIM creates links between geometry/data and behavior, e.g: a window has a specific behavior (role) and must be related to a wall or roof and has a specific position. You can also use parametric concepts to create intricate relations between dimensions or positions of several elements, so that for example when a floor-height changes, all walls will automatically change accordingly.
BIM during the design phase
BIM is mainly aimed at the later stages of building design and the life cycle of a built design and less at the very early stages of design (concept stage). Its main benefits emerge in large-scale or very complex designs. It's very useful to manage large amounts of information, typically from the final design phase and onwards. Special shapes and designs can be very challenging to embed in BIM, making it too time consuming to deploy BIM during the early concept phase, which requires agile tools to support the design process. During that phase the main benefits of BIM may not yet be applicable.
At the Faculty of Architecture of the TU Delft, students typically create designs up to the preliminary design / final design phase. It's important to note what role BIM can play in this specific environment. Here the main benefit is the correlation of 3D geometrical information and documentation, such as 2D drawings, that can be generated from this model and the parametric design options.
BIM enables you to quickly generate accurate building documentation, such as plans, elevations and sections. It eliminates the risk of mismatch between these drawings, because they are all generated from a single source (the building information model). In a traditional CAD environment each drawing has to be created by hand, introducing the risk that you make a mistake, for example that the location of a window in a plan drawing does not correspond with the elevation or section. It's difficult and tedious to check all drawings for these errors. Especially when you change your design, this issue becomes a real problem. When you change your BIM-model, all drawings are automatically updated and are guaranteed to be consistent. In traditional CAD (or hand drawing) environments, you must manually check and update all drawings to reflect the changed design and guarantee consistency.
Some useful links:
The online Revit help is available at: wikihelp.autodesk.com/Revit