My top 3 AU 2011 classes
This class will be a fun and upbeat binge of random Revit platform tips. Everyone loves to learn something new, regardless of how small that something is, and even the most veteran of Revit users never stop learning. The tips covered will range from very small and simple to some that will require a bit more explanation. While this is primarily a Revit platform class, I will also try to put a couple of Revit Architecture, Structure, and MEP tips into the mix.
- List at least 5 things you previously didn’t know
- Improve your workflow
- Show off to your work colleagues by showing them something they didn’t know
This class will cover a multitude of topics related to creating renderings in Revit. Class highlights include using Design Options to manage “props” for rendering, using a future phase to quickly create a “chip board” type rendering, and employing transfer project standards to load different color schemes for materials. The class also covers how to use Remote Desktop to utilize idle computers when producing multiple still images, how to use Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) photometric files to get more realistic results.
- Create a custom material library
- Use the Section Box to create interesting renderings of building sections in perspective
- Set the project location and true north to get accurate daylight
The key to mastering Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Revit MEP, or Revit Structure is the ability to create intelligent, parametric families for your content libraries. It is not as easy as simply building a 3D model. This class will show you how to use the modeling tools in the Revit Family Editor, as well as the process of creating intelligent parameters to properly control their dimensions, behavior, and visibility. Additionally, you will learn how to make sure that your families “play nice” with other elements in your model.
- Work with nested families
- Select the correct family template for appropriate component behavior and categorization
- Work with parameters to control model geometry