Generally i don't repost other blogs but I've been in contact with Phillipp (Teamleader Autodesk Student Experts TU Graz, Austria) and they seem to be a nice bunch of students trying to spread the revit knowledge base. I thought instead of doing the standard repost i add my own notes on each video that is information i didn't even know or stuff i use to know but have forgotten. There is 3 video series, I'll do one series a week. the videos are nice and short, all being about 5 minutes each
You can move whole groups of tools on the ribbon to position as you like and the keyboard shortcuts user interface on the view tab
Copying grids or using array, i always thought you had to draw them fresh but copying seems to work as well.
When placing columns you can use the 'place at grid comand' this is a really fast way to place loads of columns. When joining objects selecting the multiple option save you time as well.
'Pasting aligned' and 'select previous' are great tools
Aligning doors or other objects that are not touching are cool
The parameter of 'opening direction' for windows is neat revit friendly trick. when offsetting linework have the copy option un-marked is another way to pickup speed
When multiple windows are open, ZA zooms all windows. Curtain Walls, the option of 'all except picked' is a time saver. If you select a curtain wall panel, then rightclick the option of 'Select panel along horizontal grid' is another time saver
Creating topo from an imported file is cool, your cad file needs to be 3D though, you also have the ability to select certain layers from the file when creating the topo
Duplicating groups in type properties.
Placing predefined rooms
Dimension options, Wall faces / Wall intersects
Wall settings, Wrapping settings
When drawing section using the split segment
When using the massing tool, showing the workplane
when working on another workplane grid 3, then tracing line form the back wall, adding edges on massing surfaces,
That's it, enjoy the videos, the link is below, thank to the guys over at TU Graz, Austria for creating them
Getting Started Video Tutorials for Revit Architecture 2011
This tutorial is conceived to allow an easy start with Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 and to get an extensive overview of the power of building information modeling.
Step00/14 Introduction (2:13)
Step01/14 User Interface (4:07)
Step02/14 Grid & Levels (6:50)
Step03/14 Wall, Columns, Floor Modifications (6:06)
Step04/14 Split Element, Match Properties, Attach Elements to Top (3:47)
Step05/14 Interiors Walls, Trim / Extend Elements, Doors (5:42)
Step06/14 Windows, Stairs, Shaft Opening (5:14)
Step07/14 Railing, Modification of Curtain Walls (5:29)
Step08/14 Import Site, Building Pad, Place Site Components (5:17)
Step09/14 Groups, Rooms & Rooms Tag, Color Scheme (7:05)
Step10/14 Dimensions (6:32)
Step11/14 Wall Constuction & Wall Wrapping, Schedules & Tag Elements, Section (5:45)
Step12/14 View Template, View Properties, Sheets (5:50)
Step13/14 Freeform (6:13)
Step14/14 Sun Path, Camera & Navigation Wheel, Render Properties (6:39)
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