Revit Architecture Conceptual Design & Visualization (Imperial)

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About this Course

As architects and designers start a project, they frequently think about the overall massing of a building or the area of the footprint. The Autodesk Revit Architecture software, using its powerful Building Information Modeling (BIM) engine, includes tools for creating mass elements that can be modified into many shapes. You can then apply walls, roofs, and floors to them to continue designing. You can also access space planning tools for setting up areas for rooms and applying colors to them to show the connections. For presentations, you can create and render perspective views. The objective of the Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 Conceptual Design & Visualization training guide is to enable students who have worked with Autodesk Revit Architecture to expand their knowledge in the areas of Conceptual Design, including massing studies, space planning, visualization, and rendering.

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Create In-Place Conceptual Mass elements and Conceptual Mass families
  • Create building elements from massing studies
  • Use Rooms and Areas for space planning and analysis
  • Create perspectives, walkthroughs, and solar studies
  • Understand the concepts of rendering and lighting

Course Outline

Chapter 1 Massing Studies

  • 1.1 Overview of Massing Studies
  • 1.2 Placing Mass Elements
  • 1.3 Creating Conceptual Massing
  • 1.4 Setting Work Planes
  • 1.5 Creating Mass Forms
  • 1.6 Dynamic Editing for Conceptual Massing
  • 1.7 Working with Profiles and Edges
  • 1.8 From Massing to Building

Chapter 2 Space Planning and Area Analysis

  • 2.1 Space Planning
  • 2.2 Area Analysis
  • 2.3 Creating Color Schemes

Chapter 3 Visualization

  • 3.1 Perspectives
  • 3.2 Creating Walkthroughs
  • 3.3 Exploded Views
  • 3.4 Solar Studies

Chapter 4 Rendering

  • 4.1 Basic Rendering
  • 4.2 Working with Lighting
  • 4.3 Enhancing Renderings