Who should attend
Architects, Architectural Technicians & Engineers who want to learn about building information modelling, working in 3D & using design visualisation.

Course Objectives
The primary objective of this course is to teach students the concepts of building information modelling and introduce the tools for parametric building design and documentation using Revit Architecture 2012. After completing this course, students will be able to:

• Describe the benefits of building information modelling
• Use the fundamental features of Revit Architecture 2012
• Use the parametric 3D design tools to design projects
• Create detailing and drafting views
• Create construction documentation
• Use the presentation tools for design visualisation

Course Description
Building Information Modelling
• Building Information Modelling for Architectural Design

Revit Architecture Basics
• Exploring the User Interface
• Working with Revit Elements and Families
• Starting a Project

Starting a Design
• Creating and Modifying Levels
• Creating and Modifying Grids

The Basics of the Building Model
• Creating a Basic Floor Plan
• Adding and Modifying Walls
• Working with Compound Walls
• Using Editing Tools
• Adding and Modifying Doors
• Adding and Modifying Windows

Loading Additional Building Components
• Working with Component Families

Viewing the Building Model
• Managing Views
• Controlling Object Visibility
• Working with Section and Elevation Views
• Creating and Modifying 3D Views

Using Dimensions and Constraints
• Working with Dimensions
• Applying and Removing Constraints

Developing the Building Model
• Creating and Modifying Floors
• Working with Ceilings
• Adding and Modifying Roofs
• Creating Curtain Walls
• Adding Stairs and Railings

Detailing and Drafting
• Creating Callout Views
• Working with Text and Tags
• Working with Detail Views
• Working with Drafting Views

Construction Documentation
• Creating and Modifying Schedules
• Creating Rooms and Room Schedules
• Creating Legends and Keynotes

Presenting the Building Model
• Working with Drawing Sheets
• Working with Titleblocks
• Managing Revisions
• Creating Renderings
• Using Walkthroughs
• Using Sun and Shadow Settings

Various locations throughout the Republic of Ireland, with various starting dates, depending on demand.

Please contact CITA Skillnet for fee details.

Free to unemployed persons who meet CITA Skillnet criteria

CITA Skillnet Manager: Suzanne Purcell - Phone: (01) 470 4440 - email: spurcell@cita.ie

Prerequisites
No previous CAD experience is necessary although experience of AutoCAD 2D draughting will be required for Revit Architectural Suite. Students should have a working knowledge of Architectural design, drafting, or engineering principles and of Microsoftฎ Windowsฎ Vista, XP, 7 or 2000.

Duration - 3 Day