This module contains:
Section 1: Introduction to Revit Structure
What is Revit Structure?
Revit Structure Projects
The Revit Structure 2010 Interface
Section 2: Setting up Levels and Working with Views
- Creating and Using Levels
- Creating Elevations
- Creating Sections
- Creating Callouts
In this section you will learn:
- About Revit Structure and what it can do
- An overview of the interface
- How to start Revit projects
- About general drawing and editing tools
What Is Revit Structure?
Revit Structure is a modeling program. This means that everything placed into a model simulates a true building material. It is important to note that there is a distinct difference between the term modeling and the term 3D. While Revit Structure has many advanced 3D capabilities, it is foremost a modeling program. Most of your modeling occurs in a 2D environment, with 3D views easily accessible at any time.
BIM and Structural Engineering
BIM stands for Building Information Modeling. BIM is the process of creating a single, database-driven model by placing actual building
components and materials. Therefore, for the structural engineer and designer the BIM model does not stop at the actual building. Since the components used in the model represent real-life members, you can design for stresses as you draft and vice-versa. Additionally, in a Revit/BIM environment when beams are attached to columns, and columns to grids, the application understands that these elements belong together. In plan, if a gridline moves, so do the columns and subsequently the beams. In elevation, if a level moves, the columns increase in length and any framing on that floor moves with it. Revit also automatically updates the column schedule to reflect the change.
Drawings are now based on a model that is as close to an actual building as possible. A design change can influence the building in another area.This is known as parametric design. The move to this kind of modeling is becoming the industry standard. As BIM applications become smarter, so does the industry.
Understand and use the Revit MEP 2013 API enhancements
Analyze, create, manage and modify electrical, HVAC and plumbing
models, systems, and components programmatically
Understand and reuse Revit SDK and ADN sample functionality