This class is designed for architects, interior designers, engineers, and others involved in the construction industry looking to hone their detailing skills in Revit. As you go through the lessons within this class, we will develop a series of architectural details for the commercial building which was modeled in BIM 301 and BIM 302 – BIM Construction Documents.
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.
In this class, we will look at two approaches to detailing in Revit. One is what most CAD users are familiar with, which is creating 2D, drafted drawings of a detail. The other is what we will call a "hybrid" approach to detailing. In this method of detailing, one creates live views generated from the building model and overlays two- dimensional embellishments and notes to convey the design intent. We will focus more of our time on the hybrid approach.
Topics include detail callouts, detailing tools, keynotes, importing vector files, detail components, creating a detail library and 3D detail views. By the conclusion of the course, students will be familiar with all the tools required to create details in Revit Architecture.
- Create detail drawings of building systems which illustrate structural integrity and sound building construction practices.
- Create and integrate detail drawings which limit or prevent accidental injury or death among users of the buildings.
- Prepare detail drawings illustrating construction systems, products, and finishes.
- Develop details and manage the detail information to confirm with project-based lineweight and National CAD/BIM standards. abbreviated set of construction documents.
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
The curriculum covered in this course includes the following Autodesk Certification objectives:
- Create and modify filled regions
- Place detail components and repeating details
- Tag elements (doors, windows, etc.) by category
- Use dimension strings
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
- Edit a model element's material (door, window, furniture)
- Change a generic floor/ceiling/roof to a specific type
- Define element properties in a schedule
- 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
- Organize and sort items in a schedule
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 individual courses, training bundles and technology certificate programs are approved by the State of California'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 User and Professional Certification Exams which test your skills and knowledge. VDCI strongly encourages our students to take the exams and to 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.
- Mastering AutoCAD 2015
- AutoCAD LT 2015
- Fundamental working knowledge of the Windows environment.
- BIM 101, BIM 201, BIM 301, BIM 302 or three months in the professional environment using Revit.
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 Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students begin learning the various detailing tools.
Lesson 2 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students add keynotes to their details and learn some additional detailing tools.
Lesson 3 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students import CAD files as details and change the settings in order to “Revitize” those details.
Lesson 4 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students develop 3D details and create a detail library.
cadteacher / vdci online course – ALL COURSES
|May 10 - May 27, 2019||ONLINE|
|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|