In this online Revit training course, using the Revit Architecture tools, you learn how information is inter-related throughout the Revit (BIM) model. This course examines how Revit users design 3D models that simultaneously document the project and generate 2D architectural drawings containing floor plans, elevations, and 3D perspective views.
Your instructor is an Autodesk Certified Instructor and also an experienced architectural project manager who uses Revit on a daily basis, preparing construction documents for commercial, medical and biotech projects.
VDCI encourages a strong online engagement between you, your instructor and your classmates. You will participate in group discussion forums, connect with your instructor and message your classmates.
In this course you will create a Building Information Model starting from a pre-made template, create floor plans, elevations and 3D presentation views, place views on sheets, and print drawing sheets to PDF.
You will be provided both source Revit files, which you will use to start your project, as well as videos which will guide you through the learning process. There will be quizzes relating to your project as well as discussion forums in which you will be participating. There will also be regular progress submissions of the work you completed and 1:1 time with your instructor.
- Describe Primary Revit Concepts and how they relate to Building Information Modeling (BIM).
- Explore the Revit User-Interface.
- Design a 3D building model to explain how information is inter-related.
- Determine the appropriate workflow to complete tasks within Revit.
- Develop a project which includes floors, walls, ceilings, stairs, curtain walls, and roof design to strengthen 3D modeling and 2D documentation skills.
- Create presentation level architectural graphics.
- Catalog building information using schedules.
AutoDesk Certification Objectives
- Use dimension strings
- Add grids and room tags
- Set the colors used in a color scheme legend
- Organize views on sheets
ELEMENTS AND FAMILIES
- Change elements within a curtain wall (grids, panels, mullions)
- Create compound walls
- Differentiate system and component families
- Work with family Parameters
- Create a new family type
- Create a stair with a landing
- Create elements such as a floors, ceilings, or roofs
- Model railings
- Edit a model element's material (door, window, furniture)
- Change a generic floor/ceiling/roof to a specific type
- Attach walls to a roof or ceiling
- Define element properties in a schedule
- Control visibility
- Use levels
- Create a duplicate view for a plan, section, elevation, drafting view, etc.
- Manage view position on sheets
- Organize and sort items in a schedule
- Fundamental working knowledge of the Windows environment or instructor approval.
- CAD drafting experience (AutoCAD 101, 201 or equivalent with instructor approval) preferred.
- Competency in reading and writing English
- All course training is in English. That includes oral, written, media-based and other administrative communication.
Free Access to the Software
While you are a student at VDCI, you will be provided free access to the software needed to participate in your course. Throughout your studies at VDCI, it is very important that you have access to good-quality Internet bandwidth with a download speed of 10 Mbps.
Can I work at my own pace?
Yes. You can work at your own pace. Each course is 18 days long. You will have two weeks and three weekends to complete the course. There are set deliverable schedules which are addressed in the course syllabus.
Free Access to the Software
While you are a student at VDCI, you will be provided free access to the software needed to participate in your course. The software provided will either be downloaded directly onto your machine or you will access the software on one of our Virtual Servers. Throughout your studies at VDCI, it is very important that you have access to good-quality Internet bandwidth. It is also very important, if you are accessing our Virtual Servers, that you pay special attention to the MP4 and PDF guidance provided regarding saving your project files (datasets) onto your local machine.
There are three Graded Discussion Forum posts that will be graded in this course:
The first post in Lesson 1, where you will answer a discussion prompt, is due before the end of the second Monday by 11:59 pm (PT).
Your response to a classmate’s post in Lesson 1 is due the last day of class, the third Monday by 11:59 pm (PT).
Your final Graded Discussion Forum post is reflection based and is due the last day of class, the third Monday by 11:59 pm (PT). No response to other students is required but is encouraged!
Students will receive a detailed syllabus once they are enrolled in the course.
Lesson 1 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students become familiar with the Revit User Interface, navigating a model, and begin their first Revit project.
Lesson 2 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students learn how to insert modeling elements, utilize Revit families and components, and set up drawing sheets.
Lesson 3 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students begin their second Revit project and implement levels, grids, walls, doors, and windows into their design.
Lesson 4 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students continue working on their project by adding floors, ceilings, roofs and stairs.
Lesson 5 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students begin to add curtain walls, plumbing fixtures, and room tags.
Lesson 6 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students will add elevations, sections, and a 3D view to their sheet file for submission.
Online Course Start Dates
Please click here to see the online course schedule. Online courses begin every three weeks, on a Friday and are 18-days long.