Revit 3 - Advanced Features of Revit Architecture

48 Hours / Access Length: 3 Months / Delivery: Online, Instructor Supported

Course Overview:

Learn the advanced features of the latest versions of Revit Architecture. This course covers the creation of custom content with the family editor, conceptual massing tools, curtain walls and custom curtain wall panels, phasing tools, worksets and file linking strategies, formulaic design tools, and adaptive components.

The delivery format of this course is via self-directed, video lectures and demonstrations, PDF manuals, and online support via web-based discussion groups and email support.

This course is designed for the full, Windows version of Revit.  Regarding running Revit on a Mac, the best solution is to use the Mac's Bootcamp utility and have a copy of Windows installed on its own partition. Parallels Desktop will also work and will allow you to install the full PC version of Revit on your Mac.
Although there is an "Revit for Mac" version available, it is not widely used and is missing many of the features found in the full Windows version of Revit. The current Mac version will work for the level one course but if you continue your training with the intermediate and advanced courses, the further you go the more you will run into features that simply do not exist on the Mac software.

Upon successful completion of this course, the students will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Create Detail Component Families in the Family Editor
  • Create Dynamic Formula-driven building models.
  • Create Custom Curtain Walls
  • Create 2D Details with custom detail components
  • Create Schedules, Key Notes, and Legends
  • Apply Phasing and Design Options to a Building Project

Students can get a receive a free copy of the latest version Revit from Autodesk (valid for one year) by going here.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Conceptual Design Environment

Dimensioning forms in the Conceptual Design Environment and developing Dynamic, complex masses with Formulas and Parameters.

Lesson 2: Pattern Component families

Creating and working with Pattern Component families.

Lesson 3: Adaptive Components

Creating and working with Adaptive Components, reference points and stitched border panels.

Lesson 4: Curtain Walls I

Creating typical Curtain Walls and working with curtain grids and layouts.

Lesson 5: Curtain Walls II

Creating and working with Curtain Wall panels, Curtain Wall mullions, corner mullions, and mullion join conditions.

Lesson 6: Curtain Walls III

Creating and working with Custom Curtain Wall mullions, custom Curtain Wall panels, and developing Custom curtain wall assemblies with nested curtain walls and custom parametric panels.

Lesson 7: Schedule Views

Creating and working with Schedule Views and Schedule View properties.

Lesson 8: Legend Views, Tags, and Keynotes

Creating and working with Legend Views, Tags, and Keynotes.

Lesson 9: Introduction to Detailing Components

Working with insulation, detail lines and custom components.

Lesson 10: Advanced Detailing Tools

Working with hidden lines, draw order, and cut profiles.

Lesson 11: Phasing and Phase Filters

Working with Project phasing tools.

Lesson 12: Design Options

Using Design Options to explore multiple design solutions for a single project.

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.