Course Content

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