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Course Overview

Welcome to ArchiTech CAD Academy’s Diploma in BIM with Revit Architecture program, your gateway to mastering Building Information Modeling (BIM) using Autodesk Revit Architecture. Our academy is an Autodesk Authorized Training Center in Sri Lanka, ensuring that you receive the highest quality education in this field.

The course will be conducted as two batches (weekday and weekend), with well-qualified and well-experienced education specialists in university lecture panel. The course is delivered in a flexible manner with online classes and LMS, where those who are following this course could conveniently self-study.

Program Aim

Program Aim for AutoCAD Certificate Course:

Our AutoCAD Certificate Course is designed to provide participants with essential skills and knowledge to excel in the field of drafting and design. This program aims to equip you with the expertise required to efficiently utilize AutoCAD software for creating precise technical drawings and designs. By the end of this comprehensive course, you will be proficient in AutoCAD and ready to contribute effectively to various industries that rely on drafting and design.

Here are the key objectives and aims of this program:

1. **AutoCAD Mastery:** Develop a deep understanding of the AutoCAD software, including its interface, tools, and commands, allowing you to work comfortably and efficiently.

2. **2D Drafting Proficiency:** Gain expertise in 2D drafting techniques, enabling you to create accurate and detailed technical drawings, schematics, and plans.

3. **Technical Drawing Skills:** Learn and apply the fundamental principles of technical drawing, including dimensioning, annotations, and symbol libraries, ensuring the clarity and precision of your designs.

4. **Industry Standards:** Familiarize yourself with industry-specific drafting standards and conventions, such as ANSI or ISO, to produce drawings that meet professional requirements.

5. **Project Initiation:** Acquire the skills to initiate drafting projects efficiently, utilizing templates and standards commonly used in the industry.

6. **Design Customization:** Customize your designs by creating and manipulating various objects, including lines, shapes, text, and symbols, to suit specific project requirements.

7. **3D Modeling Basics:** Explore the basics of 3D modeling in AutoCAD, allowing you to represent objects in three dimensions and create simple 3D designs.

8. **Productivity Enhancement:** Learn time-saving techniques and shortcuts to improve your drafting speed and efficiency, ultimately boosting your productivity.

9. **Project Documentation:** Create professional-quality documentation, including layout sheets, title blocks, and plot settings, suitable for both digital and printed output.

10. **Visual Communication:** Enhance your ability to convey design ideas effectively through AutoCAD by producing visually engaging drawings and presentations.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will emerge as a skilled AutoCAD drafter and designer, capable of producing high-quality 2D technical drawings and designs. Whether you’re a professional seeking to enhance your drafting skills or a student pursuing a career in design-related fields, this program is tailored to empower you to succeed in various industries that rely on AutoCAD for drafting and design work.

Career Opportunities

Upon successfully completing our Diploma in BIM with Revit Architecture program, you’ll open the door to a world of exciting career opportunities in the fields of architecture, construction, and design. Here are some of the promising career paths you can pursue:

  1. BIM Coordinator: As a BIM Coordinator, you’ll play a crucial role in managing and implementing BIM processes within architectural firms and construction companies. Your expertise in Revit Architecture will be essential for coordinating projects and ensuring seamless collaboration among team members.

  2. Architectural Technologist: Join architectural firms as an Architectural Technologist, where you’ll use your advanced Revit skills to transform conceptual designs into detailed, constructible plans. You’ll work on a wide range of projects, contributing to their design and technical aspects.

  3. CAD Technician: Your proficiency in Revit Architecture will make you a sought-after CAD Technician. You’ll create precise technical drawings and documentation, ensuring accuracy in architectural and structural plans.

  4. Quantity Surveyor: Quantity Surveyors play a vital role in estimating project costs, managing budgets, and ensuring cost efficiency. Your ability to develop accurate quantity schedules using Revit BIM will be a valuable asset in this role.

  5. Building Contractor: If you’re interested in construction management, your skills in BIM and Revit can lead you to a career as a Building Contractor. You’ll oversee construction projects, ensuring they are executed according to design specifications.

  6. Exterior and Interior Designer: Your knowledge of Revit Architecture will enable you to specialize in exterior and interior design. You can work with clients to create aesthetically pleasing and functional spaces.

  7. Land Surveyor: Land Surveyors use technology to map and measure land areas accurately. Your expertise in BIM and Revit can be applied in land surveying projects, especially in urban planning and development.

  8. Teaching and Training: Share your knowledge and passion for BIM and Revit by pursuing a career in teaching or training. Many educational institutions and training centers are in need of qualified instructors in this field.

  9. Consultant: Offer your expertise as a BIM or Revit consultant to architectural firms and construction companies. You can provide guidance on implementing BIM workflows and optimizing project processes.

  10. Entrepreneurship: Consider starting your own design or consulting firm, leveraging your skills in BIM and Revit to offer architectural and construction services to clients.

Students in Civil-Related Programs: For students currently enrolled in civil-related technical programs, this diploma opens up opportunities to gain a competitive edge in the job market. Your proficiency in BIM and Revit will set you apart from other candidates when seeking internships and entry-level positions in architecture and construction firms.

With the skills and knowledge acquired through our program, you’ll be well-prepared to embark on a rewarding career path, where innovation, precision, and creativity converge. Take the first step toward a prosperous future by enrolling in the “Diploma in BIM with Revit Architecture” program at ArchiTech CAD Academy. Your career journey awaits!

Suitable for

This course is suitable for a diverse range of individuals who are interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in the fields of architecture, construction, and design. Here’s a breakdown of the audience for whom this course is particularly suitable:

  1. Architects: Architects looking to enhance their proficiency in Revit Architecture and Building Information Modeling (BIM) to create more efficient, accurate, and innovative architectural designs.

  2. Civil Engineers: Civil engineers seeking to expand their skill set with BIM and Revit to improve project coordination, structural analysis, and construction documentation.

  3. Draughtsmen: Draughtsmen who want to upgrade their drafting and design capabilities by mastering Revit Architecture for creating detailed and parametric building models.

  4. Quantity Surveyors: Quantity surveyors aiming to use BIM and Revit for precise quantity takeoffs, cost estimation, and project budget management.

  5. Land Surveyors: Land surveyors interested in applying BIM technology to urban planning, land development, and infrastructure projects for accurate mapping and analysis.

  6. Building Contractors: Building contractors looking to optimize construction processes, project coordination, and communication with architects and engineers through BIM and Revit.

  7. Exterior and Interior Designers: Exterior and interior designers who want to utilize Revit Architecture for creating visually stunning and functional designs.

  8. Students in Civil-Related Programs: Students currently enrolled in civil engineering, architecture, or related technical programs can gain a competitive advantage in their studies and future careers by mastering BIM and Revit through this diploma course.

  9. Professionals Seeking Career Change: Individuals from diverse backgrounds who are interested in transitioning into careers in architecture, construction, or design can use this course to acquire the necessary skills.

  10. Teaching and Training Aspirants: Those interested in becoming instructors or trainers in BIM and Revit can benefit from this program as it provides in-depth knowledge for teaching purposes.

  11. Entrepreneurs: Entrepreneurs looking to start their own architectural or construction consulting firms can use this course to gain the expertise needed to provide specialized services to clients.

  12. Anyone with a Fundamental Knowledge of Building Construction: Individuals with a basic understanding of the building construction process can join this course to further their knowledge and career prospects.

  13. University Students: Students who follow civil related technical programs

The “Diploma in BIM with Revit Architecture” program is designed to cater to a broad spectrum of learners, from beginners to experienced professionals, and it offers a pathway to acquire valuable skills that are highly sought after in the architecture and construction industries.

Program Structure

Day 01
  • About Archi Tech CAD Academy
  • About Learning Management System and Results
  • Management System
  • About Students’ support system
  • Revit User Interface and Revit Culture
1. Revit User Interface

• Home Screen and Concept of Project and families
• Quick access toolbar and info center
• Tabs, Panels, and Tools
• File tab and Option menu
• Setting up shortcuts, Display, tool Tip,and File Location
• Default File types and File Location
• Project Browser, Properties pallet, and Type selector
• Start New Project with Architectural Project Template

2. Revit Culture

• Activity 01 (Getting Familiar with Revit Interface)
• Navigation Options (move, pan and rotate)
• Working with View Cube
• Shift between views
• Revit Elements (Model, View, Datum, and View specific)
• Hierarchy of Revit Elements
• Save and backup options

  • Explain Formative 01 Assignment
Day 02
  • About BIM and Autodesk Revit, Revit Essential Modification Tools
1. About BIM and Autodesk Revit

• What is BIM and What Is Autodesk Revit
• What Is the Current Practice of CAD-Based Construction Projects?
• What is the Practice of BIM Based Construction project?
• Comparison of CAD and BIM workflow and compare advantages
• LOD and LOI (Introduction)
• What is the Role of Revit in BIM Workflow
• Benefits of Revit to the Sri Lankan Construction Projects and Companies

2. Revit Essential Modification Tools

• Revit Object Selection Methods
• Right Click Options
• Move Copy and Their Options
• Rotate Command
• Align and Offset Tools
• Mirror Pick axis and Draw axis
• Linear and Radial array
• Scale (Graphical and Numerical)
• Split and Pin Elements and Their Use
• Group and Ungroup Objects
• Create Similar Tool and Match properties
• Trim and extend to corner (single and multiple elements)
• Using align Dimension

Day 03
  • Levels and Grids, Wall Architecture
1. Levels and Grids

• Create New Levels Modify Value and view name
• Create new plan views
• Browser organization options
• Create Grids, Modify Distance and grid name

2. Wall Architecture

• About Revit Architectural and structural walls
• Create a 9” brick wall and modify the wall structure
• Draw walls by using different location line
• Using temporary dimensions
• Create compound wall
• Create wall by using Core face interior and exterior
• Modify wall profile
• Wall Joints
• Wall Sweep and reveals
• Types of Curtain walls
• Create a curtain wall and change vertical and horizontal panels
• Add mullions
• Use of curtain wall in construction project
• Wall Cladding and brick pattern by curtain walls

Day 04
  • Structural Elements
  • Starting of BIM Project 01
    • Setting up Levels and Grids
1. Structural Foundation

• Import structural Foundations and modify them
• Place by using grid Intersection
• Use Isolated foundation and pile foundation

2. Structural Columns

• Difference between architectural and structural columns
• Import structural column and modify
• Place by using grid Intersection

3. Structural Beams/Framing

• Import structural Framing and modify
• Place by using on grid line
• Change Geometric possessions (X, Y, Z Orientation of Beam)

4. RRM Foundation

• Identify the ideology of Stacked wall
• Create Sub walls
• Create Stacked wall (Wall Foundation 01)
• Create Shoe type Foundation
• Place wall Foundation by changing Top and Bottom Constraints

5. Structural Slab and Paving

• Create Floor and edit structure
• Place Mass Concrete floor and Plinth paving
• Place Slab concrete

Day 05
Stair Designs

• Parts of the Staircase and Terms of Revit Stairs
• Revit Staircase Types
• Create Monolithic Stairs and Edit Run type (Riser and Tread)
• Create Basic stair shapes
• Create stair with Landing
• Create L Shape and U shape Stairs
• Crete “T” Shape Stair
• Edit the landing Type and Shape of the landing
• Match stair with finished landing
• Move risers, add or remove risers
• Create Assembled Stair and compare it with a monolithic stair
• Steel stair (For warehouse)
• Suspended Glass stair
• Wooden stair with carriage support
• Multi-story stairs
• Customized stairs by sketching
• About boundary line riser line and stair path
• Create double-landing stairs
• Create Fancy Stair (Own Design)

Day 06
1. Advanced Railing

• Identify the anatomy of the Railing
• Create a new Railing type
• Edite Intermediate rails
• Edit Post and Balusters
• Draw Railing on different locations
• Assign host (add railing to the ramp, stairs walls)
• Modify the Top rail and edit the start and extensions
• Create guard wall for stairs
• Create Hand Rail (fix in the wall)
• Use railing and fencing from another project
• Create a road barrier and set host to the toposurface
• Create continuous railing from stair and slab

2. Managing Views

• Understanding the concept of View
• Identify and modify the View Range
• Situations need to use plan region and use plan region
• Setting up the underlay

3. Suspended Ceiling

• Understand about ceiling plans
• Create Automatic and sketched ceiling
• Change Ceiling Heights and create customized ceilings

4. Place a Components

• Understanding the methodology of Component placement
• Place Doors and windows
• Place Furniture and other components

Day 07
Paint, Materials, and Textures

• Material Browser
• Project materials, Material library, and material editor
• How to use BIM Resources from websites
• Register and Download Paint Material Library
• Add ADSKLIB file to Revit material library
• Select paint and add to project materials
• Change Identity data
• Apply Paint ( as a paint) to the model
• Paint application methods (Vertical and horizontal splits, Split face)
• Create New materials /Duplicate materials and change identity data
• Modify material graphics
• PBR Materials/PBR Texturing
• Download Free resources of PBR materials.
• Create Customized Paving texture
• Hatch Patterns (Drafting and Model Pattern)
• Floor Finishers and Tile layout Plan
• Insert Decals and Place decals

Day 08
Single Story Plan with Complex Roof

• Setting up Levels
• Model walls and Floors
• Fix Doors and Windows
• Interior and exterior arrangement
• Model Roof
• Insert Wall plate and Ridge Plate
• Model Rafters and batons
• Model roof facial and down pipes
• Roof tile and ridge tile

Day 09
  • Topo-Surface/ Insert Files
  • Insert Files
    • Import / Link AutoCAD File
1. Import Image and Pdf Files

• Change Scales
• Manage Links

  •  Topo-surface
    • Understand Contours and topo surface
2. Develop Topo Surface by using CSV and AutoCAD Files

• Develop Topo surface by using Spot elevations
• Working with Building Pad
• Mark Access Road Fence and Exterior elements
• Survey point and Project base point
• Mark boundary lines, Split and Merge regions
• Graded Region
• Site settings
• Soil Cut and Fill Volume Calculation
• Introduction of Family Interface

Day 10
  • Revit Family Editor (Model in Place)
  • Introduction to Family Editor
  • Family Templates
1. Introduction of Solid and Void Forms

• Working with Reference Lines and Planes
• Parametric Box Family

2. Kitchen Interior Design

• Pantry cupboards and pantry top
• Panel designs and Panel components
• Place Component Families
• Walls and Ceiling Decorations
• Lighting
• Office Room Interior

Day 11
  • Parametric Family Creation
  • Parametric concept (Parametric Box Family)
Create Parametric Dinning Table family

• Create Parametric Computer Table Family
• Create Ref Planes
• Create Dimension parameters and Solid Forms
• Create Void Forms
• Cut and Join Solid and Void Geometries
• Add Material Parameters
• Working with Profile families
• Nested Families / Nesting of components
• Add Text Parameters (student No)
• Detail level and Visibility parameters
• Add Formulars and fixed values
• Model Computer lab for CAD Academy by using Parametric computer table family

Day 12
Revit Massing

• About mass modeling environment
• Create and work with a work plane
• Model Organic shape building
• Divide surface
• Parametric pattern-based family
• Create a façade family and apply a pattern-based family to the project
• Create mass floors and convert them to architectural Floors
• Create walls and Roofs
• Create top surface and surroundings
• Develop more conceptual designs

Day 13
Box Type House – BIM Project 01

• Model Structural Foundation and Columns
• Model Plinth Beam
• Model superstructure columns and beams
• Model architectural walls
• Insert doors and windows
• Structural Floor and Floor Finishers
• Stairs and Railings
• Plinth Plaster Moldings Facade and Skirtings
• Interior designs (Bedroom and Kitchen)

Day 14
Revit Roof Designs

• Roof by Footprint
• Defines slope and manages slope
• Hip Roof, Open Gable, Roof Slab, Butterfly Roof
• Combination Roof, Mansard roof, Dutch Gable, and Gambrel Roof
• Cone shaped, Polygon shaped Roofs
• Dome Roof, Steel Framed Roof
• Dome and Chimineas
• Roof By extrusions
• Working with Slope arrow
• Create mass Roofing

Day 15
Roof Detailing

• Create Walls and Roof
• Import and Modify Timber beams
• Model Wall plate, Ridge plate, and valley plate
• Modify edges and coping
• Use Beam systems and model Rafters and Batons
• Create Roof Tiles and Roofing Sheets by using the Family editor
• Place roof Tiles
• Create Ridge Tiles and place them
• Model Sofit and barge boards
• Model Valence Board and Roof Gutters
• Place Downspout
• Model rafter exposed ceiling
• Create section and section callouts
• Create a schedule for Timber Quantities

Day 16
Additional Settings/ Revit Application in Sri Lankan Construction Project

• Additional settings
• Line weight, Line patterns, and own line styles
• Object Styles and override object styles
• Visibility graphic override
• View templates
• Design options
• Transfer Project parameters
• Purge unused
• Design Options (Propose 3 Different interior furniture arrangements)
• Project phasing
• Project and shared parameters
• Create your parameters
• Realtime Progress report update
• Material/ manpower and resource management
• Concrete casting, Billing, and Delay updates

Day 17
Box Type House 2 – BIM Project 02

• Setting up Levels and grids
• Setting up Material and component
• Model Structural Foundation and Columns
• Model Plinth Beam
• Model superstructure columns and beams
• Model architectural walls
• Insert doors and windows
• Structural Floor and Floor Finishers
• Stairs and Railings
• Plinth Plaster Moldings Facade and Skirtings
• Interior designs (Bedroom and Kitchen)

Day 18
Reinforcement Modeling (BIM Project 02)

• Prepare Structural plans and 3d Views
• Modify Structural setting and structural units
• Structural rebar shape families and shape browser
• Set Rebar Covers and Rebar Diameters for Each Structural Element
• Model Rebar for Footing (Single net and double net)
• Model rebar for Structural Columns ( 4Bar and 8 Bars)
• Rebar Placement Plane and Rebar Orientation
• Rebar Set
• Create Lap and Crank bar
• Insert Stirrups
• Manage hook lengths and rebar lengths
• Model rebar for Structural beams (4Bar and 6 Bars)
• Create Lap and Crank bar
• Insert Stirrups
• Area reinforcement for Slab
• T1, T2, B1, B2 and Hook types
• Stair Reinforcement
• How to model reinforcement for Pile foundation and Structural Retaining wall

Day 19
1. 2D Detailing – (BIM Project 02)

• Create your Own Sheet Set (Title Block)
• Finalized Plan Views
• Annotation and Tags
• Scale and place site plan
• Project North, Street line, and rear spacing
• Create Site setting out plan
• Foundation Layout plan
• 1st floor,2nd Floor Structural Layout Plan
• Foundation Detail plan
• Slab Reinforcement Detail Plan
• Ground Floor Annotation
• Ground Floor Tile Layout Plan
• Ground Floor Room Legend

Day 20
2D Detailing Part 2 – (BIM Project 02)

• Building Section Drawing
• Building Elevations
• Create View Templates
• Create Soakage pit, Wastewater system and Typical Drawings
• Opening Schedule
• IFC Drawings for Door windows
• Roof Layout and Section Callout plans

Day 21
2D Detailing Part 3 – (BIM Project 02)

• Drawing Sheet up / Set crop region and view types
• 3D Annotation
• Sun Setting and Shadow Study
• Interior Design Proposal For Bed Room
• 3D structural and Staircase detailing
• Set up Drawing set and Sheet list
• Issue Revision and Revision table

Work Sharing and Collaboration

• Work sharing through BIM 360
• BIM 360 Sign in and manage BIM 360
• Create Work set and manage work set
• Link Revit File and manage Link
• Monitor and copy Levels
• Create plan views for MEP Modeling

Day 22
BIM 5D Data Extraction – (BIM Project 02)

• Revit scheduling
• Quantity takeoff and Material takeoff
• Door window quantity takeoff
• About Fields, Sorting and grouping and Formatting tabs
• Foundation Material takeoff
• Structural Column Material takeoff
• Structural Beam material takeoff
• Wall Material takeoff
• Brick / Block material takeoff
• Internal and External Plaster material takeoff
• Wall Tile and waterproofing material takeoff
• Paint material takeoff
• Floor Concrete, Floor Finisher and skirting material takeoff
• Door Window Reveal takeoff
• Reinforcement quantity and weight takeoff
• Roof Timber material takeoff

Day 23
BIM 4D Data Extraction – (BIM Project 02)

• Project Concrete work Update
• Method Statements and Specification
• Starting date End date and Cumulative Progress update
• Delay and Delay tracking
• Billing details and Billing Update
• Manpower and Machinery (Resource Update)
• Sub Contractors and vendors work progress
• Visualization and Documentation of 4D Data

Day 24
Rendering and Walkthrough presentation – (BIM Project 02)

• Setting up a camera
• Setting up view and view template
• Graphic display option
• Rendering settings
• Set up a walkthrough
• Video Rendering
• Revit To Lumion Live Sync
• Export and open through Lumion
• Environment and texturing
• Camera settings
• Effect Files and Using effects
• Image Rendering and Video Rendering
• Final Assignment Brief
• Summarize and Student Feedback


R.H.M.Channa Malintha Senarathna

M Sc. Construction Project Management (reading),
B Sc. (Hons) QS, Adv. dip civil

A committed lecturer with over 8 years of experience at leading construction companies.

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