Conference Sessions: Revit LT

What’s New with Autodesk Revit 2013 Stairs and Railings?Click to Open

Level: Intermediate

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.

Autodesk Revit Architecture Workflow FundamentalsClick to Open

Level: Basic

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.

Revit Timeline: Understanding Revit PhasingClick to Open

Level: Basic

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!

Revit For Interiors: Essential SkillsClick to Open

Level: Basic

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.

Detailing in Autodesk Revit ArchitectureClick to Open

Level: Basic

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.

Revit Family Creation: A Step-by-Step Introduction (Just For Beginners)Click to Open

Level: Basic

step-byMaybe you know the power of Revit software’s Family Editor but you’ve avoided it, or it’s intimidated you until now. Wait no more. This 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, we’ll 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 Family Editor in a simple step-by-step fashion, and in the best way possible: hands-on! (The session will use architectural examples, but the concepts apply to all flavors of the Revit software, including Revit LT.)