Revit Architecture


Autodesk’s Revit Architecture is a Building Information Modeling software tool for architects, structural engineers, engineers, and contractors. It allows users to design a building and its components in 3D, annotate the model with 2D drafting elements and access building information from the building models database.

Revit comes with tools to plan and track various stages in the building’s lifecycle, from concept to construction and later demolition.

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Why should you learn? 

Revit software delivers tools that support architectural design, MEP engineering, structural engineering, and construction. Revit is specifically built for BIM to help you design, build, and maintain higher-quality, more energy-efficient buildings. Comprehensive features make it an ideal solution for the entire building project team.

By learning Revit, you as a design and construction professional, will be able to bring ideas from concept to construction with a coordinated and consistent model-based approach.


Learning Objectives: 

Engineers CAD Center provides a wide range of courses to help you master Revit Architecture that has some of the following core capabilities:

  • Analysis: Building element energy analysis; Enhanced structural analytical model; Duct and pipe calculations to API; Physical materials for performance analysis
  • Collaboration: Work-sharing – multiple users save their work to a central file; collaboration on shared models across a WAN; work from remote locations using a local server.
  • Design: More easily model, edit, and document designs of stairs and railings; parametric components – graphical system for design, form making; HVAC/electrical design room color-fill plans and communication of design intent, visually.
  • Visualization for creating displaced building design views; improvement of performance for visualization; capturing of design ideas in a photorealistic state, and reduction of project cost with cloud-based rendering.

Learning Outcome: 

  • You will know how to develop higher-quality, more accurate architectural designs; use tools specifically built to support Building Information Modeling workflows.
  • You will know how to capture and analyze concepts, and maintain your vision through design, documentation, and construction.
  • You will know how to do building element energy analysis; use the API to perform pipe/duct calculations; perform static analysis from the cloud; create/manage the structural analytical model; automatically update your model with analysis results; and improve BIM-based building performance workflows.
  • You will know how to scan Revit model for collisions between elements; work with multiple users and save their work to a central file; collaborate on shared models across a WAN; streamline data management; and work from remote locations using a local server.
  • You will know how to dock dialogs in a single window; more easily model, edit, and document designs; place air terminal devices on duct faces; restrict angles for pipe, duct, and cable tray; cap open ends of pipe or duct content quickly; rebar placement constraints customization; gain control over rebar placement; and get more rebar options when modeling.
  • You will learn to crop non-rectangular model areas faster; easily manage elevation cut-line configuration; automatically display dimension values; annotate multiple elements with a single tag; define geometry and position for beams and braces; get greater control of schedule formatting; derive construction insight from design models; calculate/track detailed material quantities, display totals in current or load values, and create details from views of a 3D model.


1: Introduction to Autodesk Revit Architecture 

Starting Autodesk Revit Architecture

User Interface

Title Bar

Status Bar

View Control Bar

Options Bar

Type Selector

Drawing Area

Project Browser 

Properties Palette

Quick access toolbar

Navigation bar

Status bar

Info centre

Changing the view states of ribbon

Interoperability of Autodesk Revit Architecture Autodesk

 Revit Architecture Help

2: Getting Started with Revit Architecture

Starting a New Project

Setting Units

Length Unit Setting

Area Unit Setting

Volume and Angle Unit Settings

Slope Setting

Currency Setting

Snaps Tool

Dimension Snaps Area

Object Snaps Area

Saving a Project

Saving the Project File

Using the Save Tool

Closing a Project

Exiting a Project

Opening an Existing Project Using the Open Tool

Model Display Tools

Using the Zoom Tools 

Navigation Tools 

Other Display Options


3: Creating the First Project

Creating a Building Project

Sequence of Creating a Building Model

Understanding Wall Types

Understanding Wall parameter

Creating Walls 

4:Using Basic Building Components-I


Using Doors in a Building Model

Adding Doors

Understanding Door Properties

Adding a Door to a Wall

Using Windows in a Building Model

Adding Windows

Adding a Window to a Wall

Understanding Window Properties

Doors and Windows as Wall Openings

Openings in the Wall

5: Using the Editing Tools

Selecting Multiple Elements

Moving and Copying Elements

Moving the Elements by Changing the Temporary Dimensions

Using the Drag Option

Using the Move Tool

Using the Copy Tool

Trimming and Extending Elements

Using the Trim/Extend Single Element Tool

Cutting and Pasting Elements 

Cutting Elements

Copying Elements to the Clipboard

Pasting Elements from the Clipboard 

Rotating Elements

Mirroring Elements 

Using the Pick Mirror Axis Tool

Using the Draw Mirror Axis Tool 

Creating an Offset

Creating an Array of Elements 

Linear Array

Radial Array 

Matching Elements

Aligning Elements

Deleting Elements

Splitting Elements

Splitting with Gap

Splitting Faces

Grouping Elements

Creating Similar Elements

Pinning and Unpinning Elements 

6: Working with Datum and Creating Standard Views

Working with Levels

Understanding Level Properties

Adding Levels

Modifying Level Parameters 

Hiding Elements in a View

Controlling the Visibility of Levels 

Working with Grids

Creating Grids

Modifying Grids

Grid Properties

Customizing the Grid Display

Controlling the Visibility of Grids\

Work Planes

Setting a Work Plane

Using the Temporary Hide/Isolate Tool 6-26

Plan Views

Elevation Views

Section Views 

Using the Section Box Tool

7: Using Basic Building Components-II

Creating Floors

Sketching the Floor Boundary 

Creating Roofs 

Creating Roofs by Footprint

Creating Roofs By Extrusion 

Creating Ceilings

Creating an Automatic Ceiling

Sketching a Ceiling 

Modifying a Ceiling


Adding Rooms 

Using the Attach Top/Base and Detach Top/ Base Tools

8: Using Basic Building Components-III

Using Components in a Project

Adding Components 

Using Stairs in a Project

Adding Stairs

Modifying Stairs Properties

Creating Stairs by Sketching Runs

Creating Stairs by Sketching the Boundary and Riser Lines 

Using Railings in a Building model

Creating Railings

Modifying Railing Properties

Creating Ramps

Using Curtain Systems in a Project 

Creating a Curtain Wall Using the Wall Tool

Creating a Curtain System on a Face

Adding Curtain Grids

Adding Doors and Awnings to a Curtain System

Adding Mullions 

Copying Elements from One Level to Another

Using the Pasting Tools

9: Adding Annotations and Dimensions

Adding Tags

Tagging Elements by Category

Tagging All Elements in a View 

Room Tags 

Room Separation 

Tagging Room

Adding Dimensions 

Types of Dimension

Editing Dimensions 

Creating Linear Wall Dimensions Automatically

10: Creating Project Details and Schedules

Adding Text Notes

Creating Text Notes

Editing Text Notes 

Creating a Model Text

Using Schedules in a Project

Generating a Schedule 

11: Creating Drawing Sheets and Plotting

Creating Drawing Sheets

Adding a Drawing Sheet to a Project

Adding Views to a Drawing Sheet

Modifying the View Properties

Adding Schedules to a Drawing Sheet

Modifying a Building Model in a Drawing Sheet 

Duplicate Dependent Views

Printing in Autodesk Revit Architecture 

Printing Drawing Sheets and Project Views 1

Selecting and Modifying the Printer Settings 

Using the Print Setup Dialogbox

12: Rendering Views and Creating Walkthroughs

Rendering in Revit Architecture

Rendering Workflow

Introduction to Materials

Assigning Materials by Using the Materials

Dialog Box 

Applying Lights

Using Decals

Rendering Settings 

Creating a Walkthrough 

Creating the Walkthrough Path

Editing and Playing the Walkthrough 

Recording a Walkthrough


13: Adding Site Features


Working with Site Features

Creating a Toposurface

Creating ToposurfaceSubregions

Splitting a Toposurface

Merging Toposurfaces

Creating a Toposurface Using the Imported Data

Creating Building Pads 

Adding Site Components

14.Using Massing Tools

Creating the Massing Geometry       

Placing the Massing Geometry in a Project    

Creating the In-Place Mass in a Project    

Creating Building Elements from the Massing GeometryUsing Building

Creating Walls by Selecting Faces     

Creating Floors by Selecting Faces     

Creating Roofs by Selecting Faces      

Creating Curtain Systems by Selecting Faces    

Adding Other Building Elements      

Creating Families        

Creating In-Place Families      

Creating Families Using Standard Family Templates