This online Revit course is the first of two Construction Document courses, using the Revit Architecture tools. You will model an existing single story commercial building (importing AutoCAD drawings as a base) and also create a site model. You will continue learning Revit when you create the model for a significant two-story expansion to that first building model. This project scenario is typical of projects currently being handled by AEC teams who use Revit in their offices.
In BIM 301, you will explore some of the more advanced methods of modeling a building project in Revit Architecture. BIM 301 and BIM 302 are designed to complement one another. In BIM 301 you develop the model for a commercial project. In BIM 302 you create the deliverable construction documents for that commercial project.
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 are also invited to join us in the VDCI Student Lounge, where our instructors, staff, current students and alumni share information and help one another.
You will be provided source Revit files, which you will use to start your project. You will be provided videos which will guide you through the learning process. There will be quizzes relating to your project as well as to your reading assignments. There will be discussion forums in which you will be participating. There will be regular progress submissions of the work you completed and there will also be 1:1 time with your instructor.
- Apply BIM modeling tools to create an architectural model, including existing building, partial demolition and a new construction.
- Build topography for a project using existing external files and develop a site plan, including hardscape and landscaping.
- Graphically differentiate phasing of a project from existing construction through new construction.
- Produce renderings suitable for presentation and documentation.
AutoDesk Certification Objectives
- Import DWG and image files
- Assess review warnings in Revit
- Create and modify filled regions
- Place detail components and repeating details
- Use dimension strings
- Work with phases
ELEMENTS AND FAMILIES
- Change elements within a curtain wall (grids, panels, mullions)
- Create compound walls
- Create a stacked wall
- Differentiate system and component families
- Work with family Parameters
- Create a new family type
- Use Family creation procedures
- Create a building pad
- Create a stair with a landing
- Create elements such as a floors, ceilings, or roofs
- Generate a topo surface
- 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
- Control visibility
- Use levels
- Create a duplicate view for a plan, section, elevation, drafting view, etc.
- Create and manage legends
- Manage view position on sheets
- Fundamental working knowledge of the Windows environment.
- BIM 101, BIM 201 or instructor approval.
- At least 1 year of AutoCAD drafting experience 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 two discussion forums for the course, the Student Forum and the Graded Forum.
The Student Forum is for you to interact with your fellow classmates, to discuss issues you are having, and get to know one other much like you would in a classroom environment.
The Graded Discussion Forum requires an initial post and a response to another student. These will be part of your final grade. The first discussion post is due on the first Monday of the course cycle at 11:59 PM (PST). Your second discussion post must be a response to another student, and it is due by the end of the course.
VDCI Student Lounge
The VDCI Student Lounge is open to all VDCI Students and Alumni. In the Student Lounge, you are welcome to ask general questions to your VDCI colleagues. Instructors and VDCI staff regularly chime in. This is a great center of engagement for our VDCI community.
Students will receive a detailed syllabus once they are enrolled in the course.
Lesson 1 - Equivalent of seven (7) On-Site Clock Hours
Students begin their project by modeling an existing building and creating a site plan.
Lesson 2 - Equivalent of eight (8) On-Site Clock Hours
Students start to model the new structure using the existing building as the framework.
Lesson 3 - Equivalent of seven (7) On-Site Clock Hours
Students continue developing new structure.
Lesson 4 - Equivalent of eight (8) On-Site Clock Hours
Students further develop their site plan and render final project.
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.