In this online Intermediate Revit course, students explore more advanced methods of documenting a building project in Revit Architecture by revising and continue to develop an existing Revit model, exploring design options, creating custom schedules, and learn the skills required to create custom Revit families. By the end of this course, students will be able to turn a conceptual Revit model into integrated and interoperable construction document set.
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.
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.
- Integrate DWG Files to create Revit details.
- Tag elements for cost estimation and material take-offs.
- Explore the capabilities of design options, and how to present different options.
- Create 3D parametric families.
- Build customized door, material, and room schedules that can be used for construction take-offs.
- Explore BIM project Management techniques to keep models efficient and user friendly.
AutoDesk Certification Objectives
- Use Dimensions
- Create and modify annotation families for documentation
- Load and create a detail component family
- Add a detail component and define a repeating detail
- Assign, display and accept primary design options
- Configure custom print setup
- Configure and understand concepts of family categories and types
- Differentiate between various types of families
- Create or delete an instance or type parameter
- Determine the appropriate parameter, discipline, type, and grouping
- Select the appropriate family template
- Add reference planes, lines and dimensions, create geometry, associate dimensional parameters
- Work with hosted and non-hosted elements in a model
MODELING AND MATERIALS
- Work with walls and wall types
- Create and modify roofs
- Understand the functions and limitations of model and detail groups
- Associate materials with objects
- Create, edit and delete rooms
- Set view properties
- Apply visibility/ graphic overrides
- Set up a sheet
- Use duplicate views
- Develop and customize schedules
- Manipulate schedule data
REVIT PROJECT MANAGEMENT
- Understand the difference between imported and linked files.
- Fundamental working knowledge of the Windows environment or instructor approval.
- Students should have successfully completed BIM 101 or be able to prove equivalent experience.
- 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 begin exploring design options for a redesign project.
Lesson 2 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students create custom parametric families in Revit.
Lesson 3 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students learn how to develop building area plans and area schedules.
Lesson 4 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students create a door schedule and legend and learn how to tag elements by category.
Lesson 5 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students learn how to work with advanced walls and curtain walls, sweeps and reveals, as well as in place modeling.
Lesson 6 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students are introduced to detailing and explore both drafting views and detail views.
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.