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.
The course is primarily designed for architects, interior designers, engineers, and others involved in the construction industry interested in enhancing their BIM modeling skills and in creating a set of construction documents using Revit. This course is designed for the working professional and those people interested in advancing their employment opportunities.
Class participants will receive a grade based on their competency proven in the assessments (quizzes and tests) and their participation in the discussion forums.
Class grades will be determined by the total number of points achieved in the following categories:
Final grades are determined using the following scale:
|Letter Grade||Percent||Grade Points|
|A+||98 - 100||4.00|
|A||94 - 97||3.67|
|A-||90 - 93||3.50|
|B+||87 - 89||3.33|
|B||83 - 86||3.00|
|B-||80 - 82||2.67|
|C+||77 - 79||2.33|
|C||73 - 76||2.00|
|C-||70 - 72||1.67|
|D+||67 - 69||1.33|
|D||63 - 66||1.00|
|D-||60 - 62||0.67|
|F||0 - 59||0.00|
The weighted values will be summed into total points achieved.
Open labs are available for use in completing homework assignments and for additional "practice time" for all of our students who are within a convenient driving distance of our San Diego campus.
There is an additional cost for technical support setting up your computer system loading the Autodesk software, if you need that additional support. Please contact our Program Manager at 619-758- 9300 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive that information.
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
Certification / Accreditation
- Autodesk Course e-certificate: The VDCI onsite and online courses are approved by Autodesk.
- CadTeacher/VDCI is an Authorized Autodesk Training Center (ATC)
- State of California Approval: Our Technology Certificates and our technology-based courses are approved by the State of Californiaäó»s Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) for both online and onsite learning.
- National Accreditation: Our individual courses, training bundles and technology certificate programs are nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). All of our courses are regulated and reviewed by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
- Autodesk Professional Certification Exams: For many of their software programs, Autodesk offers Associate adn Professional Certification Exams which test your skills and knowledge. cadteacher/VDCI strongly encourages our students to take the exams and become Certified Autodesk Professionals. As an Autodesk Certified Professional, you can enhance your credibility and can accelerate your professional development. Many employers insist on hiring Autodesk Certified Professionals.
- Fundamental working knowledge of the Windows environment.
- BIM 101, BIM 201 or instructor approval.
- At least 1 year of AutoCAD drafting experience preferred.
Computer Hardware Requirements
- In order to run Revit software, your computer must meet these hardware requirements
- Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture
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 will be downloaded directly onto your machine. Instructions are provided in the VDCI Student Portal for your course.
While you are taking classes at VDCI, it is very important that you have access to good-quality internet bandwidth with a download speed of 10 Mbps.
Our classes are fast-track, accelerated courses.
If you have ANY CONCERNS about your computer competency, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you improve your computer skills before attending the class.
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. Your initial discussion post is due Monday, one week from the beginning of class, by 11:55pm Pacific Time. 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.
cadteacher / vdci online course – ALL COURSES
|May 31 - Jun 17, 2019||ONLINE|
|Jun 21 - Jul 8, 2019||ONLINE|
|Jul 12 - Jul 29, 2019||ONLINE|
|Aug 02 - Aug 19, 2019||ONLINE|
|Aug 23 - Sep 09, 2019||ONLINE|
|Sep 13 - Sep 30, 2019||ONLINE|
|Oct 04 - Oct 21, 2019||ONLINE|
|Oct 25 - Nov 11, 2019||ONLINE|
|Nov 15 - Dec 02, 2019||ONLINE|
|Dec 06 - Dec 23, 2019||ONLINE|
ONSITE - Evening Classes
|2019||Feb 05 - Feb 14, 2019||Tu/Th||6:00pm-10:00pm||$425.00|
|Apr 30 - May 09, 2019||Tu/Th||6:00pm-10:00pm||$425.00|
|Aug 06 - Aug 15, 2019||Tu/Th||6:00pm-10:00pm||$425.00|
|Oct 22 - Nov 06, 2019||Tu/Th||6:00pm-10:00pm||$425.00|