Autodesk University

REVIT FAMILIES: A STEP-BY-STEP INTRODUCTION (AR20299)

Maybe you know the power of Revit software’s Family Editor but you’ve avoided it or it has intimidated you until now. Wait no more. This session will introduce you to the basics of Family Editor. Once you get past being intimidated, you will find that while Family Editor is extremely powerful, it can actually be great fun. In this short introduction to Family Editor, we will create a Revit component family complete with constraints and parameters. Don’t worry if you don’t know what a constraint or parameter is—we’ll cover that too. Whether you’ve never worked in Revit software before, or you’ve used Revit software for a while but you’ve simply avoided Family Editor, this class will teach you the basics of the family editor in a simple step-by-step fashion. (The session uses architectural examples, but the concepts apply to all of the flavors of Revit software, including Revit LT software.)

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CODE BLOCKS NOT REQUIRED—DYNAMO FOR THE REST OF US (AR20427)

If you use Revit software every day as your primary production tool, you may often run into tedious tasks that you wish you could accomplish more quickly and efficiently. Have you heard that the Dynamo extension can help? But what if you’re not a programmer? Far too many tutorials start by dragging nodes and then end up writing code. If you’ve been frustrated trying to learn Dynamo because it seems all you ever see are code blocks, do not fear—this class uses NO code blocks. We will explore some very practical things you can do to automate your Revit software workflow, all with existing nodes. I repeat, there are no code blocks in this session. Just nodes and wires (and some logic). So, if you want to get a solid introduction to Dynamo for Revit software and come away with some practical examples that you can do back in the office without learning a ton of code, this is the class for you! This session features Revit, Dynamo, and Revit Architecture.

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DEVELOPING A CUSTOM TRAINING CURRICULUM AND STRATEGY (DP20472)

So you’ve been asked to get the staff trained on new software and/or procedures. Whether you plan to do it in-house or contract it out, careful planning will help ensure that the experience is positive for all parties involved. So where should you begin? Having a clear set of expectations at each stage of the effort is critical to a successful outcome, but having a very clear idea of the desired overall outcome is a great place to start. There are plenty of other considerations: Should you do the training in-house or send your team to an established institution? How about an external consultant? What about training materials and learning content? Should you perform pre-assessments and post-assessments of attendees’ skill level? In this session, we’ll explore all of these issues and questions and more. And at the end, you will have a solid road map that you can adapt to your own situation, giving you the tools and strategies needed to design a successful training delivery system for your organization.

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2016 RTC NORTH AMERICAClick to Open

Session 2.2 - Lab: Global Parameters, Global Control!

One of the most exciting new features to appear in Revit in some time is Global Parameters. What are global parameters you may ask? Global parameters bring the power of the family editor into the project environment! You can now create parameters and label dimensions directly in the project environment. Imagine being able to drive an offset distance between elements in multiple locations around the entire project, or driving instance parameters of several independent families from a single control panel. These are the kind of things that are possible with global parameters! In this hands-on lab we will walk through several scenarios of using GP to establish relationships in your projects. We will explore using them for establishing critical design dimensions and defining code requirements. We will also look at how GP can make your content even more robust by allowing you to control several families at once without needing to embed the families into one another first. If you want to explore the new and exciting global parameters feature, come join us and learn about them the best way possible: hands-on!

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Session 3.3 - The Architect’s Dynamo: Getting Non-Revit Users Involved!

This class is designed to show architectural offices how they can utilize Dynamo to involve their non-Revit users in a Revit environment. The class will cover how Revit can extract data from external software for use in manipulating an architectural building design. Let’s do some Dynamo!

This class is presented by Paul F. Aubin and Zach Kron of Autodesk. Visit Zach's blog at: http://buildz.blogspot.com/

This session was recorded and can be viewed here.

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2015 CAD Midwest Technology ExpoClick to Open

Revit for Interiors: Essential Skills

Are you an interior designer thinking about using Revit? If so, wait no longer. Revit is a terrific tool for interior design. In this session, we’ll explore some of the essential skills you will need to begin. We’ll look at creating Revit models and setting up grids. We’ll add walls, doors and FFE. Place rooms and load them up with useful data and then use that data to help build schedules, create color fill plans, finish plans and quickly place room tags. And of course we’ll talk about importing CAD files too. Wrap it up with some export options and when you leave here you will be ready to begin your first Revit interiors project. If you are already using Revit for interiors, there will be some tips for you too, but this class is aimed at those just getting started. Wait no more! See for yourself what Revit has to offer.

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The ultimate advanced family – create a fully parametric Ionic column - AIA Learning Unit

Are you tired of boring box families? Ever heard anyone say “you can’t do that in Revit®?” Well in this session, we are going to model a complete Ionic column capital from start to finish. We’ll look at planning the family and breaking it down into its constituent parts and pieces. We will then create the profiles required for the volutes and scrolls. These will become sweeps and swept blends defining the overall forms. But we won’t stop with just modeling these forms. This will be a fully parametric family that is scalable and leverages coarse, medium and fine levels of detail. If you want to kick your family editor modeling skills to the next level and break out of the basic box, come join us for session!

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New and forgotten stuff in the Family Editor

In the last few Revit releases, a slow trickle of new features has crept into the family editor to not much fanfare. In this session, we’ll explore new features and a few not so new ones as well that will have you asking: “is that new?"

You will learn, how to control the order of the parameters in your family's properties, how to create true "three-point" adaptive arcs and work with two-level generic models, and how to create drop-down lists to drive parameters and make parameters hidden from your users

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Revit Timeline: Existing, New, Demo... Future?

Revit has a pretty ingenious way of dealing with project phasing. You do not manually configure each object as new, existing or demo. Rather, phases in Revit are like points in time. You develop a timeline of your project’s life-cycle and then each object is plotted along this timeline. You can view any point in the past, present or if you are clever, the future as well by creating phase views. “Existing” happened before the project began. Any number of “new construction” phases can be configured after this point. Demolition however is not a phase. Instead it is the point in time where an object’s “life” ends. Sound intriguing? In this session we’ll learn how to set up phases, configure views and display demolition, existing and new construction in appropriate ways. As if that weren’t enough, we’ll even explore a little work-around to overcome Revit’s inability to display future work. Intrigued now? Then join us for this walk along the Revit timeline!

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2015 BIM WorkshopsClick to Open

Lab: Revit for Interiors: Essential Skills

Are you an interior designer thinking about using Revit? If so, wait no longer. Revit is a terrific tool for interior design. In this session, we’ll explore some of the essential skills you will need to begin. We’ll look at creating Revit models and setting up grids. We’ll add walls, doors and FFE. Place rooms and load them up with useful data and then use that data to help build schedules, create color fill plans, finish plans and quickly place room tags. And of course we’ll talk about importing CAD files too. Wrap it up with some export options and when you leave here you will be ready to begin your first Revit interiors project. If you are already using Revit for interiors, there will be some tips for you too, but this class is aimed at those just getting started. Wait no more! See for yourself what Revit has to offer.

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Is That New? New Stuff in the Family Editor and Some Stuff You Maybe Just Forgot…

If you have been creating family content for a while, you may have noticed that several releases have passed us by with nary a new feature in sight. However, there has been a steady trickle of new features that have crept into the family editor in recent releases. They just have not received much fanfare, so in this session we’ll play a little game of: “is that new?” Looking at new features like: Editing location points for room aware families. New family templates like the two level generic model The ability to reorder parameters and add parameter descriptions. We will explore how to create a three-point arc in adaptive components. And the newest new feature, the “load into project and close” feature. We’ll also look briefly at some syntax changes with formula functions that might impact some of your existing formulas. But we won’t just focus on new stuff. We will also look at some slightly obscure techniques that can provide some very useful features to your families. For example, we’ll learn how to: Make a parameter hidden in the project environment so you can use it to drive formulas without users inadvertently modifying it.(Because they won’t even know it’s there…) We will explore some interesting tricks using family types parameters like using them in formulas and using them to build drop-down lists. We’ll play some tricks with categories and shared vs. non-shared families. If you create family content even occasionally, there’s bound to be a topic or two in this session that will have you asking: “is that new?”

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2015 RTC North AmericaClick to Open

Lab: The Revit Theory of Relativity: Understanding Shared Coordinates

Anyone who has used Revit for a while knows that the mere mention of shared coordinates always gets the attention of users both new and old. Let's face it, Revit's way of handling coordinate systems is unique. But unique doesn’t make it any less powerful than other software. In fact, Revit’s approach is quite powerful indeed. In this lab we will walk through a few file linking scenarios using Shared Coordinates. The goal will be to remove some of the mystery surrounding this sometimes baffling topic. We’ll explore common scenarios involving single buildings, multiple buildings and how to both set up coordinates and maintain them as a project progresses. We won’t cover every possible approach to using coordinates in this lab. But we will cover solid and reliable ways to use shared coordinates to ensure that your models are always positioned correctly.

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Lab: Managing and Creating Custom Revit Materials

In this hands-on lab you'll gain the skills you need to begin getting the most out of your Revit Material Libraries. Learn to create and manage material libraries and share them with any Revit project or family. Create custom procedural materials and even image-based materials from your own photographs. Create custom materials from your own photographs and learn to make the images completely seamless.

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Is That New? New Stuff in the Family Editor and Some Stuff You Maybe Just Forgot…

If you have been creating family content for a while, you may have noticed that several releases have passed us by with nary a new feature in sight. However, there has been a steady trickle of new features that have crept into the family editor in recent releases. They just have not received much fanfare, so in this session we’ll play a little game of: “is that new?” Looking at new features like: Editing location points for room aware families. New family templates like the two level generic model The ability to reorder parameters and add parameter descriptions. We will explore how to create a three-point arc in adaptive components. And the newest new feature, the “load into project and close” feature. We’ll also look briefly at some syntax changes with formula functions that might impact some of your existing formulas. But we won’t just focus on new stuff. We will also look at some slightly obscure techniques that can provide some very useful features to your families. For example, we’ll learn how to: Make a parameter hidden in the project environment so you can use it to drive formulas without users inadvertently modifying it.(Because they won’t even know it’s there…) We will explore some interesting tricks using family types parameters like using them in formulas and using them to build drop-down lists. We’ll play some tricks with categories and shared vs. non-shared families. If you create family content even occasionally, there’s bound to be a topic or two in this session that will have you asking: “is that new?”

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2015 Autodesk UniversityClick to Open

REVIT FAMILIES: A STEP-BY-STEP INTRODUCTION (AS10641-L)

Maybe you know the power of Revit software’s Family Editor but you’ve avoided it or it has intimidated you until now. Wait no more. This hands-on lab will introduce you to the basics of Family Editor. Once you overcome your nerves, you’ll find that while Family Editor is extremely powerful, it can actually be great fun. In this short introduction to Family Editor, you will create a Revit component family complete with constraints and parameters. Don’t worry if you don’t know what a constraint or parameter is—we’ll cover that too. Whether you’ve never worked in Revit software before, or you’ve used Revit for a while but you’ve simply avoided Family Editor, this lab will teach you the basics of the editor in the most effective way possible—hands on. (The session uses architectural examples, but the concepts apply to the flavors of Revit software, including Revit LT software.)

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TAMING PARAMETRIC CURVES IN REVIT FAMILY EDITOR (AS10644)

Have you ever tried to control the shape of a curved form parametrically in the Family Editor? If so, you’ve no doubt discovered that flexing them sometimes throws you a curveball. In this session we’ll explore several techniques to tame your unruly parametric curves. We’ll look at examples of circles, arcs, quarter round, half round, arches, and we’ll even check out some splines. We’ll look at both simple and compound curves. We’ll work primarily in the traditional Family Editor but most techniques apply to the massing Family Editor environment as well. We’ll explore curvature and rotation, and we’ll throw in some trigonometry for good measure. After this session, I cannot guarantee that you’ll never have another misbehaving curve in your family content, but what I can promise is that you’ll come away with several useful tools to help you tame them when curve-mischief strikes!

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Update: Paul will also be participating as a panelist in the following session:

CREATING HISTORY WITH BIM: CROWDSOURCED RECONSTRUCTION OF SIR SOANE’S BANK OF ENGLAND (AS13757)

Sir John’s Soane’s Bank of England (built from 1788 to 1833) was destroyed in the 1920 in what is considered by some architectural historians to be the greatest modern architectural travesty. Today, Soane’s Bank of England is revered by architects worldwide for its spectacular use of natural lighting and mesmerizing effects of scale, and inspires the neoclassical architectural approach of Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA). Autodesk, HP, and NVIDIA® have joined forces with RAMSA, CASE, CG Architect, and Sir John Soane Museum to engage the world’s architects to help recreate Soane’s Bank of England in BIM, in the first crowdsourcing project of its kind. Shaun Frazier, Paul Aubin, and Lindsey DuBosar will discuss the approach to modelling classical architecture with Revit, and how technologies from HP, NVIDIA, and Autodesk are enabling global BIM collaboration. Please join to learn more about The Soane Project, and how you can contribute.

2014 Autodesk UniversityClick to Open

AB5130-L - Revit Families: A Step-by-Step Introduction

Tuesday, December 2
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Maybe you know the power of Revit software’s Family Editor but you’ve avoided it or it has intimidated you until now. Wait no more. This hands-on lab will introduce you to the basics of Family Editor. Once you get past being intimidated, you will find that while Family Editor is extremely powerful, it can actually be great fun. In this short introduction to Family Editor, you will create a Revit component family complete with constraints and parameters. Don’t worry if you don’t know what a constraint or parameter is—we’ll cover that too. Whether you’ve never worked in Revit software before, or you’ve used Revit software for a while but you’ve simply avoided Family Editor, this lab will teach you the basics of the editor in the most effective way possible—hands on. (The session uses architectural examples, but the concepts apply to the flavors of Revit software, including Revit LT software.)

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AB7877-L - Revit Families: A Step-by-Step Introduction (Repeat)

Tuesday, December 2
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Maybe you know the power of Revit software’s Family Editor but you’ve avoided it or it has intimidated you until now. Wait no more. This hands-on lab will introduce you to the basics of Family Editor. Once you get past being intimidated, you will find that while Family Editor is extremely powerful, it can actually be great fun. In this short introduction to Family Editor, you will create a Revit component family complete with constraints and parameters. Don’t worry if you don’t know what a constraint or parameter is—we’ll cover that too. Whether you’ve never worked in Revit software before, or you’ve used Revit software for a while but you’ve simply avoided Family Editor, this lab will teach you the basics of the editor in the most effective way possible—hands on. (The session uses architectural examples, but the concepts apply to the flavors of Revit software, including Revit LT software.)

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AB5129 - Parametric Classical Orders—A Journey with Revit Family Editor

Wednesday, December 3
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Years ago I began exploring the possibilities of creating the classical orders of architecture in Revit software. Parametric families are the cornerstones of Revit software, and this project presented an ideal way to push Family Editor to its limits. Challenges were many, but there were plenty of successes as well. This session is part case study (of the journey I took from the original idea all the way to the publication of a book) and part tutorial (to show the “nuts and bolts” of how we built the software families), all demonstrated directly in Revit software. In this session I'll talk about scaling, content reuse, profiles, moldings, formulas, nested components, and complex forms in both the traditional and adaptive component Family Editors. I'll show the final successful versions and a few not-so-successful earlier versions as well. If you’re interested in historic architecture and/or classical form, or you just like pushing Family Editor to extremes, then this session is sure to please.

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2013 Autodesk UniversityClick to Open

AB2922-L - Autodesk® Revit® Families: Step-by-Step Advanced Concepts

Tuesday, December 3
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
The power and potential of the Autodesk Revit Family Editor is vast, and 90 minutes just doesn't do it justice. Dispensing with the basics, this hands-on lab jumps right into the deep end of the pool. (If you need to brush up on the basics, video recordings of many Family Editor basics are posted on my website for all attendees.) In this hands-on lab, we explore advanced parameters and the use of formulas to drive the geometry. Whether you are new to the Family Editor or just want to use its more advanced features, this lab gives you the tools to begin making more advanced family content. We explore formulas, family type parameters, materials, and even dabble in some trigonomic functions. So be sure to buckle your seat belt. You are in for an exciting ride!

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AB2942 - Autodesk® Revit® Now Has Explode!...Well, Not Quite

Wednesday, December 4
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Got your attention, didn't I? Well thankfully, not that kind of explode, but rather "exploded" axonometric views. Using the new Displace Elements feature in Autodesk Revit-based software, we can create custom 3D views that "pull apart" our model to show how it fits together. This powerful tool is a great way to visualize any part of your Revit project. This feature can enhance nearly any kind of communication—from details and presentation views to marketing brochures and even product design documents.The best part is, the displaced view feature is view specific! This means that your exploded 3D view is a unique view of the model that does not affect any other view. However, as you would expect, changes to the main model do affect the exploded view as well. In this class, we walk through the process to create a displaced 3D view. We create the view, enable displacement, learn to move the pieces, and even add path lines to show where they came from. The potential that this tool opens up is vast, so come and have a look at one of the most exciting new features in Revit 2014!

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AB3529-L - Autodesk® Revit® Architecture Workflow Fundamentals and New Features

Wednesday, December 4
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
If you are new to Autodesk Revit Architecture software and want to get a quick hands-on overview of the recommended practices for using BIM in architecture and its associated workflows, then this is the class for you. We highlight several workflows, including conceptual design, documentation, visualization, and multidiscipline coordination. These workflows highlight the capabilities of Revit Architecture, and touch on some of the Autodesk® BIM 360™ cloud-based offerings as well. In this hands-on lab, you walk through exercises that highlight each of the major phases of design, with an emphasis on recommended workflow, while simultaneously incorporating features that are new to Revit Architecture 2014.

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2012 Autodesk UniversityClick to Open

Below you will find materials used in lectures and labs during 2012 Autodesk University.

AB2088 - Finish Strong! Using Parts and Materials in Autodesk® Revit® to Designate Finishes

If you have tried to use Autodesk Revit software to produce finish plans or interior elevations, you may have found it challenging to develop an acceptable workflow. Many approaches are often employed; using materials, split face, and paint or simply using text notes and symbols. Each of these approaches has its benefits and its limitations. However, without one consistently reliable approach, the project team can suffer. Developments in recent releases of Revit offer a compelling alternative. Revit 2012 introduced parts and 2013 has overhauled materials. While neither of these feature enhancements was specifically designed for designating finishes, you can nonetheless build a very compelling workflow with parts and materials being the central component of the workflow. In this class, we will look at parts, understand their features, and couple them with the new materials functionality to make a very compelling workflow for designating and documenting finishes in your architectural and interiors projects.

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AB2444 - Things You Didn't Know Autodesk® Revit® Could Do...or Maybe You Just Forgot

Over the years using software like Autodesk Revit, you develop little tricks and tidbits of useful information (such as how View Range actually functions) and sometimes you are working on something else and you remember a little gem you had forgotten (such as how useful a view list schedule can be). While we won't be rivaling Lynn Allen's 90 tips in 90 minutes (how does she do that?) we will cover quite a bit of ground. Here's a short list: Linework tool, when to create line styles, what objects show above the cut, what objects show below the bottom, how to create a family types parameter, line-based families for fire tape lines, decals, filters and browser organization. And that's just the stuff you can do in any release. New in this release: the new adaptive divide and repeat, view Templates, custom view types and exporting material libraries. Anyone count that? Still not 90? Oh well. I still guarantee that there's something for everyone here. If you use Revit, I have a tip for you.

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AB2083-L - Autodesk® Revit® Families: Step-by-Step Advanced Concepts

The power and potential of the Autodesk Revit Family Editor is vast, and 90 minutes just doesn't do it justice. Dispensing with the basics, this hands-on lab jumps right into the deep end of the pool (if you need to brush up on the basics, video recordings of many Family Editor basics are posted on my website for all attendees). In this lab, we will explore advanced parameters and the use of formulas to drive the geometry. Whether you are new to the Family Editor or just want to use its more advanced features, this lab will give you the tools to begin making more advanced family content. We will explore formulas, family type parameters, materials, and even dabble in some trigonomic functions. So be sure to buckle your seat belt. You are in for an exciting ride!

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AB2086 - What's New with Autodesk® Revit® 2013 Stairs and Railings?

Perhaps you have heard that stairs and railings in Autodesk Revit 2013 software have gotten some significant new features. It's true! Stairs and railings sport many new features in this release. In this class, we will focus on a few new areas that should have an immediate positive effect on your stair and railing modeling workflow. Many commercial buildings include overlapping stairs, such as overlapping egress stairs. Using the new component-based stair, we will explore how we can now create an overlapping stair. Revit 2013 gives us ways to achieve such a stair without the common workarounds. With the new railing features, we can create handrails that include parametric railing extensions. Furthermore, handrails can now have true supports and returns (not balusters masquerading as supports). Stairs and railings are likely to remain an active area of development in future Revit releases, but don't let this stop you from exploring the many exciting possibilities that Revit 2013 presents right now.

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2011 Autodesk UniversityClick to Open

Below you will find materials used in lectures and labs during 2011 Autodesk University.

AB3728-L - The Autodesk® Revit® Worksets Workshop

Most projects require the efforts of many individuals. If you are working in Revit, one of the first things you need to learn about is Revit worksharing. Worksharing enables multiple users to make edits to a single central file and coordinate those changes across the entire project team. The trouble is that worksharing can be complicated. There is lots of terminology to learn and special procedures to follow. To make matters worse, you can't really learn about worksharing effectively on your own—you need a team. This is where the Worksets workshop comes in. In this hands-on lab, we will break into teams, create our local files and learn how to work together in a live worksharing project. You will learn to make changes, synchronize with central, reload latest and relinquish. We will also look at all the new 2012 goodies. You will learn best practices for working together in Revit and how to avoid common pitfalls. If you are new to Revit and worksharing, this lab will be just what you need to get up and running quickly.

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AB3744 - Detailing in Autodesk® Revit® Architecture

Part of creating a successful building information model is knowing what to build into the model and what to leave out of the model. When learning Revit, many users have a tendency to "over model." What is often not clear, is that Revit offers a powerful suite of detailing tools. This class will explore the process of extracting views from your model and then detailing them within Revit. You will learn about model views and drafting views. You will gain understanding on when to model, when to draft, and when to import graphics from other CAD programs. We will cover detail components, drafting elements, symbolic lines, text, annotation and keynotes. If you have been told the myth that you can’t do construction documents in Revit Architecture, then join us in this session of "myth busting" as we explore the complete detailing process in Revit Architecture.

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AB3737-L - Autodesk® Revit® Families: A Step-by-Step Introduction

Maybe you know how powerful the Revit Family Editor is, but until now you have avoided it or been intimidated by it. Wait no more! This hands-on lab will introduce you to the basics of the Revit Family Editor. Once you get past being intimidated, you will find that the Family Editor is extremely powerful and can actually be great fun! In this short introduction to the Family Editor, you will create a Revit component Family complete with constraints and parameters. Don’t worry if you don’t know what a constraint or parameter is—we will cover that too. So whether you have never worked in Revit Architecture before, or have used Revit for awhile but simply avoided the Family Editor, come to this lab and learn the basics of the editor in the best way possible—hands-on!

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AB3733 - The Autodesk® Revit® Theory of Relativity: Understanding Shared Coordinates

If you are new to Revit, and particularly if you are coming to Revit with an AutoCAD® background, the approach Revit takes to coordinates, positioning and origin points can be a little baffling. On the surface, it appears that Revit simply does not have a "zero" point, or any way to input precise coordinates. As with many things, appearances are not always what they seem. Revit does indeed have an origin and the ability to input with precision. The trick is that in Revit, coordinates, movements and measurements are always relative to something else. In this class, we will explore the "Revit theory of relativity" (AKA "Shared Coordinates). You will learn how to set up Shared Coordinates, link files with Shared Coordinates, and maintain the relationship as the project progresses. If you have let your AutoCAD experience ruin you or have just not been able to get your head around Revit coordinates, this session is here to help! You should have familiarity with Revit essentials.

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Videos - (From AB3737-L - Autodesk® Revit® Families: A Step-by-Step Introduction)

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Family103.wmv - 55.5MB
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Family105.wmv - 26.6MB
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The Consultant

Paul F. Aubin has been providing training, implementation and support services to architects and other AEC industry professionals for nearly
fifteen years.

Specializing in Revit Architecture and AutoCAD Architecture, Paul is committed to helping clients achieve success in their software implementation. Paul offers a variety of Revit services and AutoCAD Architecture services from basic training to specialized implementation assistance and hands-on project team coaching.

The Author

Paul F. Aubin is an accomplished author of several books on Revit Architecure, AutoCAD MEP and AutoCAD Architecture.

Paul’s books are tutorial based and emphasize proven best practices. With several year’s experience in architectural practice, Paul focuses heavily on the process of using the software to create architecture and perform architectural and engineering tasks. Since his first book: Mastering Autodesk® Architectural
Desktop, published in 2002, Paul’s books have received abundant praise and
remain brisk sellers in the BIM, CAD
and Drafting markets.

PaulAubin.com