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CAD 166 - Introduction to Revit

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) for architectural applications using Revit. Includes how to access tools, build a parametric model, reference levels and views, and produce drawing sheets. Create 3-dimensional elements (families) that contain variable characteristics and embed design intent. Extract, analyze, and modify model information by generating additional section views, rendered perspectives, and schedules.

Information: For individuals with no BIM experience.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Access and manage computer files to facilitate collaboration. 
  2. Employ Revit families to model walls, floors, roofs, doors, and windows with the use of appropriate datums.
  3. Produce schematic drawings informed by a conventional architectural construction documentation process.
  4. Create a new Revit family with parametric elements.
  5. Evaluate, modify, and develop the model through generated views, sections, and schedules.
  6. Differentiate effective design communication techniques.

  1. File Management and Digital Collaboration
    1. File Naming Conventions
    2. Folder Structure for BIM Projects
    3. Family Libraries
    4. Backup Files
    5. Model Output Options
    6. Network Files and Folders
  2. Revit Model
    1. Datums
    2. System Families
    3. Component Families
    4. In-place Families
    5. Type Properties
    6. Instance Properties
  3. Conventional Drawings
    1. Annotative Tools
    2. Drafting Views
    3. View Properties
    4. View Duplication
    5. Visibility Graphics
    6. Titleblocks
    7. Sheets
    8. Printing Views and Sheets
  4. Family Creation
    1. Datums
    2. Modeling Tools
    3. Geometric Constraints
    4. Parameter Values and Formulas
    5. Categories
    6. Properties
    7. Information Modeling
  5. Model Development
    1. Sections
    2. Phases
    3. Design Options
    4. Schedules
  6. Design Communication
    1. Composition & Graphic Vocabulary
    2. Graphic Display Options
    3. 3D Views, Camera Views, & Walkthrough
    4. Material Library
    5. Light & Shadow
    6. Entourage
    7. Rendering

Effective Term:
Spring 2017