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The Complete Revit Guide For Beginners - Master the Fundamentals in Revit 3D Design

teacher avatar Brandon A Gibbs, Innovator & Parametric Architect

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Lessons in This Class

129 Lessons (5h 15m)
    • 1. Introduction to the Complete Revit Guide

    • 2. Class Project Trailer

    • 3. Chapter 1: Installing Revit

    • 4. Starting Revit Introduction

    • 5. Starting Revit Interface

    • 6. Chapter 2: Revit Concepts

    • 7. Revit Menu Ribbons

    • 8. Revit Selection Tools

    • 9. Common Shortcuts

    • 10. Annotate Ribbon

    • 11. Manage Ribbon

    • 12. Other Ribbons

    • 13. Chapter 3: Introduction to Geometry in Revit

    • 14. 2D Geometry in Revit - Grouped Geometry

    • 15. 2D Geometry in Revit - Polygons

    • 16. 2D Geometry in Revit - Curves & Circles

    • 17. 2D Geometry in Revit - Pick Line Tool

    • 18. 2D Geometry in Revit - Conclusion

    • 19. In Place Masses

    • 20. Introduction to Model in place

    • 21. Model in Place - Extrusions and Voids

    • 22. Model in Place - Sweeps

    • 23. Model in Place - Blends

    • 24. Model in Place - Revolves

    • 25. Model in Place - Hosted components

    • 26. Model in Place - Component Annotation

    • 27. Model in Place - Conclusion

    • 28. Chapter 4: Introduction To Views

    • 29. View Tags

    • 30. Customizing View Tags

    • 31. Editing Elevations

    • 32. Placing Views on Sheets

    • 33. Walkthroughs

    • 34. View Concepts in Revit

    • 35. 3D Views

    • 36. Exercise I: Revit Wall Project

    • 37. Chapter 5: Building Systems: Simple Building Adding Windows and Doors

    • 38. Working With Building Levels

    • 39. Modifying Roof and Wall Parametrically

    • 40. Customizing A Roof

    • 41. Introduction to Exercise 2

    • 42. Diagramming Spaces with Annontation Tools

    • 43. Adding Walls

    • 44. Adding Doors & Windows

    • 45. Adding Floors

    • 46. Chapter 6: Detailing Spaces - Adding Cabinetry

    • 47. Adjusting Spaces

    • 48. Adding A Unique Front Door Component

    • 49. Cabinetry Detailing

    • 50. Bathroom Detailing

    • 51. Finalizing Bathroom

    • 52. Chapter 7: Documentation - introduction to Sheets

    • 53. Adding Dimensions

    • 54. Customizing Elevations

    • 55. Adding Perspectives

    • 56. Setting Sheet Size

    • 57. Adding Content to Sheets

    • 58. Adding Room Tags

    • 59. Updating Sheet Items

    • 60. Labeling Rooms

    • 61. Printing Sheets

    • 62. Sheets Conclusion

    • 63. Chapter 8: Importing to Revit - Revit App Store

    • 64. Revit City & Online Libraries

    • 65. Manufacturer Models

    • 66. Introduction to importing

    • 67. Importing CAD Files

    • 68. Importing PDFs

    • 69. Chapter 9: Introduction to Adding Detail

    • 70. Updating Walls

    • 71. Compound Walls

    • 72. Customizing Exterior Walls

    • 73. Customizing Interior Walls

    • 74. Converting Interior Walls

    • 75. Fixing Chimney elevation

    • 76. Adding Door Tags

    • 77. Setting Up Window Tags

    • 78. Setting Up Window Elevations

    • 79. Making Window Elevations

    • 80. Fixing Window Details

    • 81. Fixing Chimney Elevation

    • 82. Drawing Window Elevations

    • 83. Annotating Window Elevation

    • 84. Adding Windows Elevations To Sheets

    • 85. Aligning Windows

    • 86. Adding Window Detail

    • 87. Introduction To Window Schedules

    • 88. Adding Reference Tags

    • 89. Chapter 10: Schedules - Preparing The Window Schedule

    • 90. Customizing The Window Schedule

    • 91. Door Schedules and Legends

    • 92. Add A Door Schedule

    • 93. Adding A Door Legend

    • 94. Adding Interior Elevations

    • 95. Chapter 11: Interior Spaces

    • 96. Cabinetry Families

    • 97. Modeling Cabinetry in Place

    • 98. Chapter 12: Introduction To Section Details

    • 99. Concepts of Revit Building Sections

    • 100. Adding building Sections

    • 101. Adding Roof & Ceiling Details

    • 102. Chapter 13: Working with Ceiling Plans

    • 103. Adding Lights to Ceiling

    • 104. Chapter 14: Structure and Sections - Adding Structural Footing

    • 105. Setting Up The Building Section

    • 106. Adjusting Building Sections

    • 107. Refining Building Sections

    • 108. Adding Wall Sections

    • 109. Configuring Wall section Sheets

    • 110. Chapter 15: Introduction to Wall Sections

    • 111. Adding Floor Detail

    • 112. Adding Detail Components

    • 113. Framing Detail Components

    • 114. Adding Finishing Components

    • 115. Completing The Wall Section

    • 116. Organizing Sheet Tags

    • 117. Wall Section Conclusion

    • 118. Intro to Enscape Rendering

    • 119. Enscape Plugin for Revit

    • 120. The Enscape Window

    • 121. The Enscape Interface

    • 122. Enscape Visual Settings - Main Tab

    • 123. Enscape Visual Settings - Image Tab

    • 124. Enscape Visual Settings - Atmosphere Tab

    • 125. Enscape Visual Settings - Sky Tab

    • 126. Enscape Visual Settings - Output Tab

    • 127. Enscape Visual Settings - Render Window Settings

    • 128. Exporting Graphics From Enscape

    • 129. Complete Revit Guide Conclusion

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About This Class

Get a solid foundation in REVIT with the fundamentals for developing a quality BIM 3D project. In this Master Guide to REVIT, you learn fundamentals BIM concepts and techniques, with thorough guides to REVIT functionality and working on several practical exercises and in class projects. 

In this course, you get over a decade of REVIT expertise with industry leading professional techniques and top productivity skills. I take you through my process of developing REVIT projects from scratch with a overview of all REVIT functionality so you will be ready to successfully start and finish any REVIT project.

What you get with this course:  

  • Learn how to navigate the REVIT interface skillfully
  • Access to Free models and templates for your sampling a real project
  • Understanding the basics of BIM Building Information Modeling
  • Learn Rendering and exporting graphics in Revit using the popular plugin Enscape
  • Access to full step-by-step guides to Model with Multiple in class Revit 3d examples
  • Learn best techniques for making parametric walls, floors, roofs and building components
  • Learn how to import and customize components to fill your model
  • Practice for your REVIT skills with a complete course exercise and demo
  • Learn to export and share your REVIT projects via sheets and cross referenced information
  • Understanding to master any Revit Project big or small

Types of Revit Tools used:

  • Modeling buildings with walls, floors, roofs, ceilings and generic components
  • Developing plans, sections and elevations
  • Developing building sections, wall sections and callouts
  • Adding tags to doors, windows
  • Exporting JPGs, PDFs and animations with Enscape

I look forward to helping you start REVIT mastery in the Complete REVIT guide today.


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Brandon A Gibbs

Innovator & Parametric Architect


Hi, I'm Brandon Gibbs

I am an established innovator, designer and speaker on mission to help dreamers and makers achieve their most ambitious goals. 

My design training was completed in New York at Pratt Institute followed by a Master's at the Architectural Association. I've have worked with some of the biggest firms and independently pushing the boundaries of Architecture. I regularly teach and mentor with Architects designers at several stages how to succeed.

I have spoken at several design conferences, media events, network groups and have gone from consulting a diversity of clients to professing the secrets of design, branding to listeners at all levels.

Designers of all shapes and sizes have learned and succeeded from my programs... See full profile

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1. Introduction to the Complete Revit Guide: Revenue is such an incredibly great program, but it's so complicated to learn. And there's so many complex parts that you have to figure out. Each one it seems like unless you have a complete guide. And that's what this is. Hi, I'm Brandon and I'll be your instructor for this Complete Guide to Revit basics. Rabbit is in comprehensive software. So in this course, I go through the interface, go through learning the basics, and going to an entire project where you start to experience the building information modeling tool that are at your grass and revenue. I go through the project and I go through the elements and also workflows that help you be successful in your future. Work with rapid courses for those who might have no idea, refer to those who might have a basic understanding. This course is set up for the success of someone who could understand the different concepts and molding ideas that I had to learn when I first came to rev it quite a few years ago. But I've been in industry for 20 years and I've used forever for over a decade. And it's gotten so much greater and more potentials in it. So I think it's a great program to use. I've done projects from small houses, two towers, to even working on universities and larger projects. So I'm giving you all that when you take my course and I make sure to look at the practical, Professional, and imaginative the project. This class project will go through making a small traditional house design, but using all the tools and rabbit. And it will help you prepare for make your first project. And also to understand how to make that successful deep tune next projects. And BI, if you're ready to get started working on the complete guide to rabbit, and let's get going. 2. Class Project Trailer: To best help you develop your Revit skills in this course, I made a project or a simple house design that will go through the same concepts you've learned this course. First, you're going to be working with a bit of a sketch of the project with a plan using detailed lines and rabbit. Then you'll be going through making the walls and then going into rooms. And then you'll be working on some of the external features, adding windows and doors. And then you'll be adding roof, and then you'll be adding rooms. And then we go into adding the components that will make up each area making for furniture and different layouts. And also will go into making some generic models in Rabat. And finally, we'll be looking at how to put all the elements onto a sheet using plans and elevations so you can experience and also share your design in a quality way. We'll also be working on the perspective. So pay attention as you go through the course. If you have any questions, feel free to share those and show your project when you're done so that you can, of course, grow as you share and work on your projects. And I hope you, you will learn the key concepts that are important for getting started in revenue. So you can work on any project from this class project. 3. Chapter 1: Installing Revit: Welcome to the complete Revit guy. You've already gotten to this cause you're probably really ready to get started with learning, might read it. And the first thing you learn is for sure where to get rid of it. And I'll go over some of the principles about Revit as we're looking at their product page. Rabbit is a multidisciplinary software that gives you all sorts of great abilities. There is a high price stag per year. There are other options as well. You can also download a free trial. So if you're working on it by yourself or with a firm, I think it's a good investment and you will learn that throughout this course. Revit is a building information modeling. That's what BIM is, software that helps you have higher-quality coordinate designs. That means that several different trades, including engineers, contractors, they can all use Revit as you are putting a building together and building project together. You can go through this website and you can see several things that they offer that you can be using as you are advancing. 4. Starting Revit Introduction: Let's look at the rabbit interface. It's a lot of things that go into Revit. So we're gonna go step-by-step and we'll come back to it and we'll explain a little bit more as we go throughout this course. One of the ways this course is going to be taught is going from inside to outside features like printing out and exporting, and also thinking about the different things that go into building after your model. So this inside, outside way of thinking is really connected to what building information modeling is. Because at the end of the day at tool, so be thinking about those things as we go in the back of your mind. 5. Starting Revit Interface: So here we are looking at the rabid main interface, the place where you can put your models as well as your family. So this is where you are opening the models, all your buildings for your engineering models. And here is where you're going to be opening different components that go into Revit models. And as you see, this is actually quite simple and that's really useful. You can see the recent files at the top and then you see at the bottom some families that may have been customized or use in this project. Above that, of course, you see the ribbon. You see pretty much wherever it can get started from scratch. And when we click on this button here, we can actually go to the home screen, which shows an empty model. But you see some of the commands in the menu and this Icon Bar. And you also see the project name as well as some icons that will activate when we're working on a project. So it's very useful to see all these things. I'll go over them little by little as we get through the project in general. You will also notice things about your ID where you can get help if you need to buy some other things like apps, which I have some that are really great. We'll talk about a little bit of that. And you pretty much are going to be going through this page a lot as you go into your models. But we'll start by looking at a model and we'll be looking at one that I've motto for this class. And we just double-click that. As I talk about the interface, you have this understanding basic of what's going on. 6. Chapter 2: Revit Concepts: Before you start looking at Revit or something important you need to know. And there are five different principles that are related to the problem people have with revenue that will help you turn around. You're thinking right before you start. So you'd be headed in the right direction if you've already started all keep you so you keep going in the right direction. The first thing is, Revit is complex, but you can simplify. Revit has a lot of different power and tools that is going into the elements that make it great. But the idea is you need to know how to navigate those and set those up so the complexity becomes your ally as opposed to your enemy. Okay, another thing that people think about rabbit is that it has a lot of hidden features. Well, the plus side is you have a lot of features in general that if you learn where they are, then they can help you go so much further along. Or you can see what features are the best view and which ones you just don't even need to use or think about. Next is Revit is a constraint-based system. What that means is there's a lot of things that are connected to other things. So you can't just make anything all over the place and a model. The great thing about that is actually that you get to control your model better and you also will be less likely to have your model fall apart. So when you learn how to work with the constraints, you actually get great freedom. I've heard it said that as designers, creativity isn't just having no constraints, but as having power over your train. So learning about your constraints will help you in using Rabbet. The next rumor is that Revit only works for big projects. That's not true at all. You can use referred for a variety of different sized projects. You can put your effort and your Think Tank together so that you can understand it in a credible way. So revenues for several sized projects and whatever you bring to Revit, just bring an open mind and that will help you use it really well. The last thing is that Revit is married with BIM and a good way. So in a negative way, some people think that will be super complex because it has all this stuff. But I felt like a model, incredibly creative and addressing thing just like in any other program. So BIM is a additional thing to Revit as a 3D modeler. It's not something that takes away. And we'll go over those sorts of ways that you can keep free as you are working with threaded throughout this course. 7. Revit Menu Ribbons: This is our architecture tab. If we were working in structure, that would be of course, one of the critical parts of work with structure including the steel. And we see for MEEP they'd be concerned with the systems ribbon. So its icon ribbon that, that's related to what you're going to be doing. And sometimes architect will use structure and impossibly steel. But we're gonna focus on architecture for this section. So we have some basic things that we can build. Starts from a wall, goes to different elements in a wall. Also components which can be like a wall that different elements as you can see in their example. And you can also do elements like roof, ceiling, and floor. And finally, it talks about curtain walls, which are interesting ways of using class and material, or just a different framing system. And then at the end it goes to ramp, stairs and railing. So different circulation components. And the last three sections are the model where you can add lines, add letters, make a group, and you can also work on rooms. And this is more of the outside of rabbit sort of thing because you're going to be communicating about rooms. Whereas the left side is where you're gonna be making a model. Now, the openings is something where you are going to be working to make a model, editing and working on that. So that's actually sort of internal though what's on the right. But the grid is definitely something that's something that's helping you organize your model. So there's an on the inside part of rabbit with this. And the work plane is going to be valuable as we start to make things later on. 8. Revit Selection Tools: Selection is a major part of rabbit. So here are some things that are going to help you as you look at the interface for selection. Right down here we see that you have the ability to select the links that you're gonna be working with. So that's, that's useful. Because sometimes you want to select one object and sometimes you want to select a lot of objects. So having that selected is, is useful. Though I don't typically use it. So underlay elements, because there's a lot of different things inside of rabbit. You can choose things that are under other things. We're not gonna choose that one. You could also select pinned elements. So if you bring an object and then there's also select elements by face, which it makes it very useful to operate in that method. And then you could also do some, several different selections, including if you select multiple objects, you can click here and make sure that you only collecting and selecting the object that you're focusing on. 9. Common Shortcuts: To set you up for success and know and beyond path with what I'm doing n This tutorial for rabbit, I want you to know some key shortcuts that I'm using continuously. So it's of course very useful, as you see on the rabbit tab to know the keys that you're gonna be using most frequently. And so the ones that I use all the time, typically in the Modify command, our match properties in a. And as well Philae, which I call for labor. They call it trim to corner and also extend. These are incredible. And of course move is something that is always been used as well as a line. So the idea is if I make a wall, I press, press W. And I start by making a type of wall. And the thing is, sometimes I will want to make a new different type of wall. You know, I'm always going to be pressing in a Just really quickly. It's almost like a reflex now. So knowing how to do that, knowing that in the course is going to be critical. Also, I always use filet so that just like I did before about undo that, just match an item. Also I'll always do fillet and Philae. What I do is F, But you can of course make your own. Just click trim the corner. And it's just so useful when you're working with items also if you're making something like a floor. And the thing is if you, you know, the idea is you don't have one a year sides connecting, you know, being able to press F or what have you ever trimeric corner will make it so much more quickly available. And if we go back to modify, again, another useful one is definitely mirror. Because you have these geometry and you just want to get something going on the other side. So often I will just click on the items I want to mirror, press nm. And I'm just mirroring and it, it's, it's, it's so useful to get that done very quickly. And sometimes it also of course use rotate. So you have rotate here. Rotate will rotate around a Sonoma she press space bar. Then you can choose the senator rotate on. And I do that all the time. And also when you rotate, you actually can of course make, make a copy. So that's the beautiful thing about you can just pretty make a new one. And so those are things that you would like to know and also in terms of offsetting, offsetting. So variable here is the command here. If you're trying to do like six feet, but also just pressing o, you just make it a second habit to make sure that's all going in at the same time. And extend is also a credibly valuable because you're going to, you know, if you want these walls to be connecting, you just want to select that wall and get this one going. But I've made aware it's 0x is. So that's just gonna make sure that happens at the same time. So that's a, that's something I use all the time. And another command that I use all the time I think would be VAB view is a line. So a line is sort of like extend only its moves something to be connected with something else. So for instance, right now, none of these walls is sort of in the same plane so it doesn't exactly align. But if I make a detail line or press DL and I'm making two boxes, clicking that align or pressing a l is going to help me tremendously. I just press that button and it's already working. And of course it's obvious if you're copying things, that's just going to be of course, very useful just to be able to select an object and press CEO. It's going to be one of the most valuable tools you have in revenue. So as you're going through this class, look at the points that you can make it, the customized shortcuts and make sure to go through those two. Make your shortcuts, just make sure to always go to File and options. And as you are going to do the options, click user interface and you keyboard shortcuts. And if you are trying to make a, something for copy ECCO mine that it might be for another item as well. So be mindful of that. So your shortcut is only going to be for that one. I think you're trying to do. For instance, if there's something that's already in there for plumbing and you don't do plumbing, there's no reason for you to be worried about that. So that's something to mind as you are working in Revit so that you can have the workspace setup so you can be effective and productive. Make sure you have your key setups for your shortcuts and that you know those as you're working. 10. Annotate Ribbon: So let's start our project with making our new architecture template. And before starting, we're not just going to start with walls where we're actually going to make a diagram, which will be a great way for you to look at some of the analytical tools and annotation and dimension tools and rabbit. So we're going to currently work and what's called a working view. And we're going to duplicate the current view with the detailing. And we're going to label it. And you can label that in the Properties dialog here. We'll just call this a working level one. So we know some of the basic sizes that we want for our houses by going to the annotate ribbon. And here we have various different effects. We couldn't use region. Some of the details where we can make a detail component or region where we can make something like a, a box. And the thing is, you will see that these are general lines. We have a typical draw. And if we press start, are okay with the green arrow. We'll see there's a region that we can move around. And this is going to be the hallmark of what we're working on as we are analyzing a drawing. And so we're going to use the annotate and we're also going to be using some detail lines. There's a difference between a model line. This is a model line. And you can tell by clicking here. And in here, in the Properties you'll see it just talks about Line and detailed line is not clicked. Though you can change it very simply. You are using the same command. You can. If you one another difference, the 3D view will show your model lines. But if you make a detail line and you detail line, I tried her new annotate as we draw it right next to this model line. And they can have the same sort of features. You won't see it. So it's for working on figuring things out in your model and understanding. We're going to break down this line to see a little more of what you can do in terms of working with the model. I currently have just a few lines. We're going to actually stick with the model on for right now. We can have different styles and we'll learn how to customize those a little bit later. But you can see it can have different line weights and to hide the monoid, to turn them on. You'll be clicking this button right here. Here are the types of line you're beyond. Line will look like this. And then you have a center line which looks like this. And then you have your demolished line and vice versa. And so right now we showing line weights, so that's useful for us. Let's go a little deeper into the annotate tab. So here from the start we see different ways that we can make dimensions. So right now, we'll learn a little bit about the constraining for before we just made a wall and then we made some lines. But now, let's see what sort of things we can do with these constraints. You see I just change the dimension and this whole form changed. That's because there are constrained. And so when I click on a value, it'll just change it for me. And so that's a really cool way. You can also, if you go into or double-click on this region, every time you click on a line, it will have a relationship to other lines. So if I know that I'm wanna make a 16 by 16 space, I just click that. And all of these are automatically change because there are constrained. And so here are some other items that you can find here. Revision cloud. You'll pretty much use if you're doing a drawing edit. And you can also work on tagging different items in your model. And every tag has a particular family. And so I will go into the rest of this and then we'll talk about families for a little bit. So these are different tags for different elements all here. And then there's some keynotes and ways to make legends. Color legends, all sorts of legends that are also useful when figuring out things about your space. And then you also can put in symbols and different information. But your motto in your annotate tab and including text. 11. Manage Ribbon: And if you want to customize the type of line, you can have a really wide line. You can go to your Managed tab. And so your Managed tab is where you can start to work on your material settings, these various settings and the model you're snaps, your objects styles. You can work on different parameters. I typically don't work on these. On this, I'm working with a family, which we'll go into a little bit later. And there's some different systematic things that you can set up as well. And you can also change some various things about your model. Create your own settings for lines and different materials, and also different ways to set up your model here. And then finally, you can manage your project and start dynamo from this Managed tab. 12. Other Ribbons: And the insert ribbon would be where you load in your plan. You can import CAD. You can also import an image, PDF, et cetera, and loading a family simply we'll talk about later when we start to put ideas the pot later model can do a lot in terms of, well, if you're doing structural, You can find I've mentioned what your motto. You could also do information about your plans and you can also start creating schedules for different systems. So this is some of the MEP and also planning parts to read it. We won't be using that collaboration is for working with other people. So if you're synchronizing, you can make work sets when working with other people. So we will look at that later in the course. And view again is where you're choosing how your model looks. In terms of lines you show, you don't show. You cannot control your renders, you can control your views. And as we developed this model, we will make some of our own views. So you can look at it and you can also work on sheets which will make at the end of this exercise, look at add-ins. Now we use C where you can batch print some of your drawings. You can also use some different plugins that you put in here. Escape is a renderer that you can use in your model. We won't be using that for myself. But that's something that if you're interested in, you could be looking into I think the Revit model or is really great. And you also can use things like v re. There's all sorts of options for rendering. 13. Chapter 3: Introduction to Geometry in Revit: Rather it has a lot of cool features and cool ways of working with geometry, but it might be very hard to get started for how rabbit works with geometry. So we're gonna go through some of the key things for just making geometry. Just lines is 2D geometry and rabbit, this works with detail lines also with modal lines. So right now we are in a view that's just the typical view. And I want you to know something about the difference between a regular view and a legend view. You actually can't copy items from either sheets, sometimes legends into your model. So it's funny sort of way have things work. So like you're you can't use modal lines in a legend. And why you can copy from your legend to level when you make a sheet, will make a sheet very quickly because the basic sheet, you can't copy that into a sheet. So be mindful that when you're working with revenue, where things can be located. So as you won't make something and wonder why can I connect it there? But we'll go back and press D L for detail lines and we'll look at how to make different types of wines. So this straight line, and of course, the basic type. We can also go in here. And this is a legend sold only uses detail lines. We can make rectangle AC. We can actually offset it from our location where we started. So they actually can have it where it's offset from a location. So that's also an ICO. And we also can actually put it with a radius. So that's pretty cool as well. You can just make rounded shapes. 14. 2D Geometry in Revit - Grouped Geometry : As opposed to making solid geometry, everything can actually interact with each other, which is great. But if you want to make a closed besides this pressing Tab and select the whole item, you can always just make it a group. So when you move it, it will all move together. And actually if you make a group and you copy it, if you change that first group. And mindful this as well. You can actually add new geometry to a group, but it's not as easy as doing that outside. So you can split something. I use these Philae and split all the time. Since it's a group, it's actually a component. And you can see it's, it'll change and will change any other. You actually can mirror groups as well. You can even exclude items in a group. For instance, if you start saying for this group, which you want to have this line and here, you actually can select this element and right-click. And you can click exclude. So you actually see it in one and you don't sit another. That's an interesting thing about groups. 15. 2D Geometry in Revit - Polygons: If we go back to basic geometry, we also can make polygons. And we choose how many sides they have. Like if we wanted to 12 sides, we don't want any offset or radius. Now you see this complicated form. One thing about it is after you have created it, you can't go back and change how many sides it has. But just something that the mine, but you can always make sure that you just keep the same center point. So if you want to make it again, let's look at some other geometry we can use. We can actually circumscribed geometry or we can just have it inscribed. So the one being, or you can do one inside of a shape, other side, other one where we can do it. And there's literature about making inscribed geometry. 16. 2D Geometry in Revit - Curves & Circles: You can also just make a basic circle with options for circle, of course, are your, your offset. So that's a very simple geometry form. Now we have for our curve sections, of course, the easiest is a making a simple curve. And the idea is you can make it anywhere. However, you are not going to control when you're moving the point, you can't just stretch it and pull it. So that's one of the caveats of rabbit. And it's controlled geometry. It will maintain its diameter. Unless you move the center. You can't just move the point at stretch it. And so you can also make sinner ends arc where you start at the center and you can go to a point. Now this also behaves the same way where you can't really change its diameter unless you really just go in and out. And then you can actually change where it's centered at, so it's not super free. Also. Now this requires the tangent n ARQ requires actually starting with two points that are already at work. And it starts from the ARG point. Or it can do a straight point as well. But it doesn't, it's not based on starting with a line. You can start with a point. So when you're using fillet, flay works with lines and points. So you can see this Philae was a little bit screwed up. We go back and do that again. At the detail line. We click this point and this point. And we make sure to click it on the right side. So you can of course, click too far off, but also you're clicking and you have these lines. And then we also can make splines. But be mindful when you're making a spline, it seems very free. But your spline actually isn't as free as you might think. You actually can't. Cut slot applies as easy. So I have this extend tool right here. You also, you can't fillet splines. So be mindful of working with splines because of that. Even in terms of spines working with each other, splines, this work radically different. So be mindful when you're working with splines, they don't work like lines. And then of course, if we use ellipse, ellipses are lot more free in terms of, you can stretch them and make sure to escape when you've added your geometry. So you can just move things out as, as desired. And you can stretch them, whereas you can't do that with a curve. And also when you're making a basic line, you can actually, this will have all the functionality of this moving something up in a way. But we still will have that limitation of like with circles where you cannot really move these points closer together. 17. 2D Geometry in Revit - Pick Line Tool: Another thing to see is, of course the PICC line tool, which is very effective if you're making a region, for instance, and you want to follow the line, that is this thing. You can just pick that mine. You can even constrain it. If you want to say move that element in the future. So the idea is now it's connected. If I move that the, the, the filler will follow with it. However, this is where the trains get crazy. You can see that the constrain is not perfect. So be mindful of when you can train items that if something is flipped, it might not act the way you want it to do. So the to use a line tool is also a great added feature for you. 18. 2D Geometry in Revit - Conclusion: So those are how you work with geometry in rabbit. You of course, can be working with groups and one way with your geometry, it's good to be very simple about making groups. But these are some ways that you can work to make geometry do what you needed to do. Either. If you're trying to sketch out a form that you want to make into models. Or if you're making a profile, this will give me your freedom. And of course, you can always use model lines using the PICC line tool. And PICC line tool is something that again, you wanna make sure you're controlling when you're working with that. But making jump chain and rabbit is constrained, but that also helps it to be better with building information modeling. So mine that as you're creating your geometry to always be fall, fall of how you can do it in a Reddit way. 19. In Place Masses: Making generic models and rabbit is a great way to play with form and also sketch different ideas. There is of course, to sort of ways of making these generic models. The first one is going through and modeling and place in a second one is making masses and sites. And grading about sites is that you can actually make a building elements from your mass. So if you say you want to play some mass, rather it will be in show mass mode. And it talks about your mass family. So I think that's something that probably wants to in place mass. You can also add families or make templates. And so this way is, it's very basic where you, you start with a pretty much a profile. And which you would probably want to see is the 3D view should make in this. You can choose what you're looking at. So right now, you have this and you can choose what type of form it's going to start with. We want to make a solid form. So now we have this solid form. And what if we want to have some interesting part to it? So if you want to add an edge, it tells you sort of some of the things that we'll deal with it or we want to put a profile upon one of the faces. So it's not entirely easy. So you can click edit profile. We can just from this side maybe add a bit of a champion. And you see that that bad change one side. So now we can say maybe we will have the bottom face, will have a different sort of set of parameters. And so this, this does give you a lot of freedom in revenue because you can be playing around with this, this form. And you also of course, could, could have it where you're creating a form by itself. To make 3D forms a year the quit lines and work with them, that's fine. Let's go ahead and work with adding a bit of a bit of a fillet to our profile. Where does actually come in here. And this is not the easiest thing to work with. With Revit. So it's something that you want to spend some time to get to know. A lot of people will say I'm working on a plan, let's work on that plan. This edit the profile here. And if you've seen my geometry course, that's somebody that helped you figure this one out. Because ideas you'll be working with geometry to figure out what's going on. Okay, we're going to edit our bottom profile. We're actually going to use our top profile for a reference point or just copy this chalet and we see this is actually ten foot six. So we can actually come back down here. And it is base profile. And we'll do that same ten foot six. And it's, it's really not going to scar that. Accidentally press that. Okay, so now we have this interesting form that we've made is very simple. So it's, there's a lot of freedom with making generic Masses and rabbit. And then you could even just say where you go into your mass menu. Where if it's a certain size, you can go ahead and add floors to it. Level two and Level one. That's useful to just have a generic floor here. And this is the mass for, so you just for demonstration. And then you could go into your massing aside and you start saying, let's make a curtain system. Like if I want this to be a current system right here, I just can press press that coordinate system. And we'll just try that one more time. So we want to make a curtain wall for this curtain wall on this side as well. Five by ten system creates system. So now we see that it's not as curvy as we want on this side, that one's fine. So what we could do is come back over here. So you can go ahead and actually do want it to be constrained. But if we want to work on it to be a little more who might just actually start from scratch. So we can actually get a better curve, actually. Select on it. See we can do a little better versus a five by ten will just come in and duplicate it and make it a, maybe a five by one by one. So that helps us immediately have a lot more freedom. So take that freedom from your generic mass into your modelling and it'll regenerative figure it out. So, so now we have a curvilinear too, curvilinear walls. And our, our remaining walls, we could just say that would be something like baby brick. So we want to make a wall over here. And we'll just make a generic eight inch wall here. And we could of course also come in to massing aside, make a roof. And we'll do a generic tool bench roof. And immediately we have a building that's made from some of the generic components in Revit. So this is the first method of making some 3D items in your model. Of course, this is obviously for building, modeling and figuring out. And there's so many components like I'd have to make an entire course about making 3D geometry with rabbit masses. But you've got a little bit of a primer. It's very useful to get some basic forms out and figure out how to put them on the floor as you can generate at something like a tower really quickly or an outside form. Getting more intricate would take a little more time. It's injury can make things very quickly. And rabbit anyway, that's the question about using masses. It is something that takes time to get into how to use. Obviously some people are freer and some other software, but rabbit is cool for its ability to make a lot of information in your model. And this is something you have to practice a little bit. Width. 20. Introduction to Model in place : The second type of method for massing and Revit and 3D generation besides making the components is making generic models. So this is very useful if you're amassing and a part of a building or some cabinet tree, it's good to work on generic Masses. So let's go into our component model place. And you can of course also save this as a family and help other people working on making that for any project they're using it. Or they could just copy the generic model n. And you can see there's all sorts of types of models. And the great thing about this is this would be included in the building information model if you have like it as a stair or a type of wall, et cetera. So that's a useful thing. Typically generic models, what I do to get started. So in generic models we have different types of forms that we can be working with will make each type of those. We'll start with the extrusions. Susan is just where you just like it says, go straight up. Blend is where using two profiles, one at the bottom, one at the top. Revolve is where you can center around a form and sweep follows a path and sweet blend, you can have two different types of profiles. And then you can have these sort of information component within a component. So that's a useful way to have that in your component. Besides your form, you can actually use something that's repeatable. And then you can also take out with Avoid form. And there's some other 3D tools that are usable would just make the forms right now. 21. Model in Place - Extrusions and Voids: Well, we're going to start with a 3D form. So the fusion is going to be something that starts on a plane. You use a same 2D geometry from rabid. You can actually have a any sort of extrusion or you can have multiple parts, but they do have to be closed. That's the one thing. And it gives you a start and end point. So I said ten feet, that would be there. And so now if we go into our 3D view, you'll see that exclusion is ten feet long and it's this size. So one thing we can do to make this more interesting, of course, is we could actually start saying, if we want to have particular profile on this, that we can create that using a void. And void could also be an extrusion. So now we could to avoid form of extrusion. And the thing about it is we've been working on the ground plane, but we can actually choose the plan we work with, where you make that profile. So it's going to be a 2-dimensional. We can choose any plan that in the model that we want to pick a plane. And so now we've made up plane. And what we can do is now saying, if we want this to be the profile that's subtracted. And we do the same thing over here. And we actually want to let it make it, and then we'll align it an, align our edge over here to this. And so now we actually have two forms, but you only see one because the other one wasn't. Avoid form. And we could do that same process on this side. Or we could say, let's make a Avoid form of an extrusion. And we could say, we actually want to set it as a plane. And the model would pick a plane. Since our previous one wasn't there. We actually can just come in and make this separately. And think about it is that when you're making something, you can always actually go back. And right now I wanted to actually make that on the same form. We actually can just say right now to uncut ID. So the void will cut the fall. If you don't press anything. But you can always uncut it and added a second time. So now we want to create to void forms. And we're gonna set it on this face. And it's going to be doing something in this way. And now we'll see how that plays out. And now we want to probably have it going from here to here. And so now all we need to do is say ket. Now that automatically cut this form. Now we can say cut again and we say cut. And now we have two voids cutting into our object here. 22. Model in Place - Sweeps: What if we wanted to make some sweeps? Or this idea of if we want to have a profile and we want to have it on a path. For instance, if we came and made a curvilinear path and we want to probably set are plain, make sure it's going to be applying one. So we do level one. And we'll make our path where it's curving out a little bit. And now we want to choose our profile. And we asked you can choose a profile that we make, what we can find one in the project. For instance, if I choose the fascia, that will. When we press go Finish Edit mode, we'll see it's, it's a tiny fashion that's rotated along here. But we also got a comment to this sweep and press edit suite when it's created. And we could edit the profile. And we can select it like that. And we can just load profile. Or we could just click, click on that and say sketch. And we can just edit the profile right here. And the thing about it being curved is you don't see the face of it. So that's the one challenge for making profiles. You wanna make sure that you can see what, what is it doing. So because ideas, if you are not perpendicular to the face, you'll have an issue seeing what's actually happening. One great way to figure that out is actually you can, you can find out the plane of the lines, like we can say, orient to a plane. And we'll pick a line. And we just click that. And now we have a proper plain. So now we can see exactly the size and how that will look. So now we'll just try it out. So these be close. We're just Philae this through that flight on this side as well. And now we'll look in 3D and we'll finish this sweep. And now we see our sweep is this cool little form. 23. Model in Place - Blends: So let's try a sweet blend. And we'll just sketch another path, would just try and other curvy path. And we're gonna make our profile first profile. And we'll just edit that. And that's going to be, which can keep it simple for now. Just do that in that plane. And we want to do this select profile to edit that. And that's going to be more of this sort of form. And we'll move that point over. And so we'll have it crawling up here to make that form. So that's a cool way of having that sweep blend from two forms. But that's not all. That's sweep. Sweep is a little bit different from just that basic blend because the land is just giving a top and a bottom, which is used to grabbing like a, a column form that is going to be changing at the top are something that we're going to the top. And the top is going to be smaller than that. And we see that it's saying now going up one foot, now we say ten feet. And we also can change the vertices. So right now you see how it's gonna go up. You can choose if the virtus is not going to be the way you like, you can change that. So we can also twist it. So you see this line will connect to that line. So it's, it's very useful in how you figure that out. Okay, so now we have this and that's how you do your, your bland as the basic extruded blend. Basically one group to another. 24. Model in Place - Revolves: And now we'll work on a revolve. So revolve is where we will choose our boundary line. And right now we're just going to, you want to know which plane we are working in. That's the one, the one challenge. So we're actually going to set the plane of this plane. And we're going to make our axis line right here. And then we're going to work on our boundary line. And we'll just do an interesting form. So we're going to make sure of course that our, our boundary line is closed. So it happens to overlap the axis line down, get deceived. Okay, so yeah, so we see that it rotated around that line. And so we of course also could've come in here with our property browser and set that to 180. And we could have started somewhere else. And the great thing about it is always when it started it's constrained to a plane, but you can click on that plane constrained button. And when it's gone, you can actually move it freely around your model. For the most part. C Part of it is still constrained. That's why you call it omega construction line. But now it's, it can go wherever you like for to go. Alright? So if you want to rotate it, you can choose a plan which you're going to rotate it. That's the funny thing about that. Because right now you see the plane we're, we're, we're in. We could always just get out of that plane. We can go back to our create and we've set the plane as the level one. Now we rotate it. You can just rotate it like that. 25. Model in Place - Hosted components: And one thing we can also do, which is really cool is we can also make openings. And so I'm going to finish this model. And we're going to make some geometry in rabbits so we can work on openings. So walls are forms that can have openings. Pretty much. Different surfaces can have openings. So when you're making a generic model, you might want to think of a window that you wanna place in your, you're building. So if you click Window here and you want to make a opening for the window and you wanna make the window. What you're going to do is you're gonna sit the plane where you want the window to go. And then you're going to make opening. And we're going to select the host is gonna be this wall. And we could choose any form that we want. And you see the opening is made. And so now we could go back and say that we wanna extrusion. That's going to be our frame is you can see here, you can make a material here and you also can select a category for this. So we want to make a frame. So as this is not just the generic component, it has like some specialized functions. And saw all we could say is maybe we have this and we have this coming in, maybe three inches. And that's as much as we want to have for that going. And this is shrewd, is going to be about four inches. And we just want to make sure it's on the right side. So it's coming out four inches. Probably want to have it going through the wall. And the wall is about eight inches. So we'll go to negative ten. So b on both sides of the wall. So that's our window opening. And also for making a window, we're going to make that exclusion. We can select the lines inside of our frame. And we can just say going from 0 to probably too. And make sure in our sub category category to make that class and be mindful if you don't make it the need to probably make it the glass material could just clicked by category. And from your materials, make sure to select class and press OK. And there you have it. You've made a window, an opening. So that's another type of generic models and there's all sorts of types. So Autodesk does ask some good revenue instruction on making unique masses. But that's one of the key basic ideas of masses. Just play around with that. 26. Model in Place - Component Annotation: Finally, looking into what we can do with R. We can look into with making our model in place. Mass will again go with our generic models. Is we can work on making some information about our model that would be useful when we're coming back to it. And the great thing about it is the modal lines will be visible. So you can use those as reference points. However, your reference lines are not visible and they can be used for construction purposes. For instance, if your Since this is a window type, you might want to say, I'm going to set this view. For instance, if you want to set some lines to help us orient a frame or something, you could use this. But the model line could be useful if we're gonna make a projection line. So we also choose how the window is going to be cut. So we want to put this view AN compress finished a model. If we're going to make a, we go to our level one. And if we make an elevation that will look at this is we finished a model looking at elevation and we see our little projection lines. So. 27. Model in Place - Conclusion: Those are some ways to figure out working with generic models. Generic models can be helpful for a lot of things. But you want to spend time to figure out how you're going to model something, if it's going to exclusion or if it's going to be a blend, you'll figure it out by using some critical ideas based on those methods. 28. Chapter 4: Introduction To Views : However, it has some incredible ways to view your project and understand it in 3D as well as in elevation. That's where you're looking straight on to a model. In addition to looking at it in perspective, which Revit also offers. So I just wanna give a primer before any projects about views and rabbit. And we're going to look at some projects. Views in a project so you can get to fail. And what's really going on. 29. View Tags: This is a house project that we'll be working on in this class. And these are some elevation tags. So that elevation tags we look close, comes both to the sheet name and also a number. So that's when it goes on a sheet. To break it down. When you start a Revit project, it will have four of these, north, south, east, and west. And when you click on your tag, it will tell you the type of elevation that it is. And this is just the tag. When you click on the unique view, it will give you information about that view, including the scale. And as we look into our project browser, we will see more information. Will have a sale and different options for that view, including how will crop the extents and also things like the template and the name. And it finally, you'll see what filter is setup for the phase phasing deals with reducing with a new or existing model. So let's click into here. As you can see, when you click on that particular tag, the letter or number and the carrot shape, the triangle escape. It will go to a view. And this view will have a crop window. And you can find that crop window right here. We can show the crop region. And we also can show beyond the region where we can crop it. But you also can find that crop region. If we go back to a level one right here. Because you'll see the extents of this little point are going to be the crop region width. And then you also can move it somewhere inside. You'll actually be making a section because the view is inside. However, if you want to make a internal elevation, you have to make a new one because this is still set-up for external. So what we need to do is we actually can just click on this tag. And we can convert it right here into an interior elevation. So interior elevation works just like a elevation for exterior, except for if you click on it, it typically has a little less information. And you can see on this tag and we click on it, it has other information has where you can add a another view. And each one comes with four directions. So you can only have four views associated to this tag. And each tag has an individual tag for a view. So each tag for the elevation set comes with four unique directional tags. Now, the type of thing that you're seeing here is a interior elevation that includes multiple information. It includes the name and the number. So here's how to customize that tag. If you double-click on the the tag and go to edit type, you see from the families property that there is graphical information about this. There's information about the callout tag, and there's also what it would be called if it's a reference view. So I'll reference through is not attribute, but it's named for another reference or another view that in the model. And you don't have to make a view for each reference. You can make a reference view. And these are made sadder one in the model that you can convert by going to the View tab, View ribbon, and clicking elevation. And the elevation tag will typically orient to the closest wall. And you just press escape to get out of that. And so this doesn't have any names or sheets. So it's bare right now. So when you're making a view is when you decide to click again, whether it will be a view that's just based on something it sees or if it will be a reference view. Now if we make a reference view, we can choose that same detail for North. And we could put it here. And it gives a tag identifier of Sim for being a similar tag. 30. Customizing View Tags: So if we go back into the family of this interior elevation, we actually can change the type of call out tag that's used by clicking on it. And it will go to this page. So you cancel, you'll go back. If you click on this, it will show you what type of color tag is used. So one thing you could do for this collar tag for interior elevations is that you could change it to a another type. For instance, if you wanted to add that, you'd have to add that in the families. So be mindful that that's something you'd have to load or edit. And you could find this call out head within the Project Browser. You also can change if it's a circle, half circle. Other options are half square. Click okay. And you see your elevation tag will become a square. And if we go back to edit type, we can change this here to make this to be half circle. And now actually now we see in this elevation tag family, we also have some different information we could actually put here. So we get had where it just puts the field arrow and the view name, or we could say field arrow. And leave that by itself. Press OK. And the great thing about this is now you don't have that name was still an interior elevation. And if we go back into here, we can actually see that the square had the filled arrow. But we can also choose the circle filled arrow and press OK. Now we have interior elevation tag that doesn't include extra information. So that's a very useful way of making these views. 31. Editing Elevations: Now let's click into this interior elevation and add a new one for this wall by clicking this point here. So this is not a reference tag. We click in here. What we can see from the interior elevation that's different is it actually makes a crop right at the wall. And so if you make it on the inside, it will conform to the level and the wall. And you can set a template where you choose what type of things you see and you can make that unique for your own type of elevations. And elevation is a detail view. Which means though you can draw though you can draw detail lines. So by going to annotate and you can make a detail line here or you can press DL. You actually cannot make modal lines. In this view. Unless you pick, pick a plane, and pretty much go from the plane that you're working with. So you can, in some sense work on that model line, but pretty much you are a little bit limited here. So this is a model line. But the thing is it's in 3D space. So whereas if you actually go to the 3D and if we take off the roof for this, we'll hide this element. You will see that this model line was drawn in elevation. However, the thing about it is it will always asks you to pick up plane when drawing as elevations are not meant for drawing lines. So and we'll stop that. Alright, so your detail line also means that this detail view mean you of course, can make text. You can use dimensions. And you could also of course, click on items and families of revenue and work on them in the elevation view. So that's all accessible within elevation. 32. Placing Views on Sheets: So elevations can be made in multiple ways. You can make many as you want for a project. You can coordinate and make reference ones. And when you place them on a page, bill conform. For instance, if we made a new sheet by right-clicking on sheet. And we add, we does Dragon and elevation. We see elevations and our project browser. It will come in just like we made it. So if it's not cropped, it will not come in crop, for instance, here, this is cropped, as we said from here. If you bring that in, it's called an elevation 1B. It's interior elevations. So you see the under interior elevations. If it's cropped, it'll come in like this. But if we don't crop the view and we just click, do not crop. When we bring that in. It'll show everything in the model that was visible. So that's a mindful thing to think about for elevation and views, for orthagonal views. But we also can make 3D views in rabbit. 33. Walkthroughs: Making a walk-through in Revit is very simple. You just go to your top tab where you have 3D and you start clicking points in your model where you want to walk to start, you press escape to stop. And you will actually find this in your walkthroughs. And you double-click on a walkthrough, you'll see what the camera sees. And if you're not seeing what you need to see, unfortunately, walkthroughs and I edit it like other views, you will change your walk through. You have to click it in with the level. And you'll have to click Edit walkthrough. But from there, you had to make sure that your click No, if you click off of it, it will ask you this, stop. I'll quit editing and that's not what you wanna do if you're trying to edit it. Which you can use is this top bar which says previous or next frame. And then for each one, you can change the view right there and make sure to hit it on the right side. And you also can change where the path is by clicking on path and moving that location. And so now when we go to the walkthrough view, we're not going to quit editing. We wanna make sure to go back to a level where we edited the path and go to active camera. And now we will see from our edit walkthrough menu what you're gonna see in the model. And we can click play, and it will play through. And we'll stop this. 34. View Concepts in Revit : Those are some ways of making and looking at views and revit, will of course go through that as we were working on the project, how you can specify that and understand that in context to a project. But making views is a powerful part of rabbit because views will update to what's in the 3D model. And you don't have to change the view to see the model again, if you put that view there, it'll always capture that element. So the thing is getting familiar with the fact that the views are constrained and making sure that if something is moved, that you can understand, let it to go back in the view and just get free with it as it is a free-flowing process of keeping your model with information that's going outside from that information that's been modeled inside. 35. 3D Views: So here are some ways to make 3D views within Revit. The first type of 3D view and revenue, of course, is the standard 3D from pressing the default 3D view. So in this view, you can create things, choose particular view effects, and also choose different ways to see the model. You can see it in perspective. And you navigate with your middle mouse button or by using your scroller and the middle mouse button. And you also can navigate by clicking on the part of your model. And right-clicking here and orient to a plane, clicking that button. And you can actually choose a particular plane to look at in Revit. So this is useful when modelling, as you can imagine. So this is oriented, this Blaine. And so this is a working view. And typically it actually has a crop that typically people will use it on cropped. Just like elevation views. You actually can crop this and you also can put this on a sheet. And so that's a beautiful thing about these sort of elevations. And we, as you can see when you rotate, it doesn't affect the crop region. And so the 3D working view is something to get familiar with finding out what do you want to show, moving around in the model. And when you're finished and you want to save a view, you can click down here for locking your view, where you can choose the option of saving orientation and locking your view. And you actually can't save it as this name because Revit only allows letters. So you would just type a name in and you can see your 3D views under your 3D view area of your views. Next we'll look at a type of view that is made from a perspective. And you can use that by making a camera. And you just place it down. And we're using that same crop window to choose what we see. At perspective is a little different from your 3D view. As a lot of times you will navigate it using this navigation will. And we click on the navigation, we'll just click on that. We get options to zoom, depend the orbit, rewind, and all you have to do is click on it and move. If you use it, pretty much follows you around and you get to do whatever you want to do with the model. You can orbit. You can send a one-point and look around and go up and down. You can pan. You can also rewind to your last view. So that's very useful. And you also have that same ability from your view categories to make it shaded, to show the shadows. You can render this by going to the View tab and clicking render. Well, you've got options for saving your image. And you can do different things with lighting or rendering. And that will go into that later. And finally, from this view, you also have of course, the ability to walk around. But if you want to save your walk around, that's when we get to our next type of view, which is our walk-through. 36. Exercise I: Revit Wall Project: Now let's go into a simple exercise that you will learn a little bit about the icons and some of the basic families in rabid, This will be a lot more helpful than just going over the menu and all the things. Because I know you definitely wanna start getting in creating things and seeing some professional methods. As we go from that, we're going to go to New. And rabbit gives you three options when you're starting a file. And there are templates that you can add as well. There's actually four besides architectural. So if you're using it for structures and mechanical, you can also use those templates. We're just gonna use architectural template, but the other ones work pretty much the same. And just looking at the different traits that will be involved. And you can also open and started a project where you can start a Project Template. So it's useful to get that workflow because if you're gonna do something again and again, work on a template that you can bring into several projects. And that's something that I regularly to do is make sure I'm working from a template that's really properly made. So we're going to open the template for this project and we press ok. So now you're going to see what happens from a real Revit project as you're loading and sing all the ugliness and the beauty at the same time. Let's just start by simply making a simple house. And we can choose anywhere in the Canvas, though there is a project's 0. We're just going to start it here. And in this exercise we're just going to run through the systems and you can replay it. And we're going to talk about the things that you learn. Because I know a lot of people are really fascinates and some people are slower, but great thing about the classes. You can just repeat anything that you're trying to learn. Alright, so we have, what we're gonna do is a 40-foot by 40 foot by 40 foot footprint. And what we'll do is we'll go to the 3D button like we had before. And we see immediately that we've made 3D walls. And so we click on a wall. We're gonna expand out this information about the wall. You can see various information and I will just close these so we can go section by section. The top section is about the constraints on the wall. And this talks about what is your wall start and where does it end? And if there is something that is a feature like room bounding is applicable to your wall, then we have structural elements. So the idea is if this wall is structural, You can elicit here. Then you can work on the dimensions. When you select them objects, it will tell you one object, it'll tell you the area, the volume, also the link. And click on that again, will also be able to see identity. Or you can make a comment about the object and you can make a particular type, and they'll be useful later. And then you can also work with phases. So rabbit is used for a lot of renovations because you can go inside and say, Okay, we're doing this thing then, and then this thing here. And you can actually put multiple phases inside of rabbit model, which is a really cool feature. Okay, well, since we have these walls, let's be working back and forth between level one and start to make a building. We're going to be looking at a rabbit project that I have made already. And we'll get the PDF to see the type of things that we're trying to do in this project. And I'll go through different elements as we go through in the project. 37. Chapter 5: Building Systems: Simple Building Adding Windows and Doors: Now there's jazz it up and finish this project. We can already, from looking at the, the wall, we can already make a four boundary. So I click floor and it gives you the menu. Starts with properties and clipboard and something you do geometry. And it also goes with things you measure and you can also get information about the model. For instance, if we wanted to measure the distance from the wall, one thing I do is press tab. Because tab, you can choose to use the inside or outside line to measure from. Because rabbit, Of course, has walls and you can look and see how large it is. But one of the favorite things I like about rabid, of course, is its ability to automatically connect your objects. So I made this floor, I press go and then now when I move something, the floor actually moves with the wall. And to choose the wall, we can cycle through our selections with the tab button. And so here's our floor and our wall is here. And now let's go ahead and make a few doors. We're gonna make a door. And as we started to place things, you'll notice that we already see dimensions. So we saw that when we are making a wall. But now we see it where we can get something Center. And we could also click to make a window. And you have that same sort of thing where it gives you a center. We also can go ahead and make a roof. And it says, will you make it to the lowest level and it will move it to level two. So it's automatically helping us that we're not making a roof on the ground. But even if we did make it, we could change it and we'll go through that. So this has the commands for roof. It has the same sets of commands where you can start making things. You can do different effects to them. We're going to just start by choosing the walls. We press Tab to select all and immediately is already closed. And one thing that we can do because we're obviously going to see where there's lenses is. We can choose n the properties, some functions of the roof. And so right now it says 1912. And that's the properties of the entire roof. You can see the constraints. It can be controlled to a level. So there's a level one, level two. And then we can choose what type of cut it is. And we'll see this in 3D. So we'll just leave that basic for now. And then we can choose our slope. So I'm gonna go ahead and put a 612. And we'll make sure that these all are 612. We select that one object and then the press escape so we can move forward. We're going to click modify. So sometimes you might get stuck in a command, so you press modified, stop that. So they're all 612 scrape. And we're not really somewhat enter that information. Let's just see what we're getting now. So now we're going back to 3D. And we see that our walls are taller than our roof. So no worries. We can select. And we can go back to our filter to make sure we're only selecting the walls. Press OK. We'll click up to level two. Now our walls in right there. 38. Working With Building Levels: And so these right here are levels. And you have to zoom in to see some of them. So our first level that 0 and our second level as is at ten. So you can set the levels just like you can set any other object. The levels will be your plan to levels would be the way that you're making particular details. So levers can also be, of course, you can make a tag for level. But the idea is that if you change anything that's constrained to level, it will change your model. So that's a great thing about these levels. 39. Modifying Roof and Wall Parametrically: As we can see, our roof is actually not resting exactly where we want on the walls. Of course it's resting on the inside wall. So all we need to do is click on the object and click Edit footprint. And the footprint is not really a 3D. So we're going to actually select all the objects, select all the lines, and we're gonna go to level one. We can see everything. And we'll try this again. And it chooses the outside lines. And now we're gonna go to modify. And we'll select all of these and we'll change the slope that to 612. And because I clicked with this button, you'll see that this, this is going to be constrained. And now we looked at it's, it's on the edge, is already going straight down. So because I have these constrained, which is a great thing about revenue, I just moved the wall out. You'll see that the roof is automatically changed and the floor as well. And we're going to undo just pressing Control Z or clicking right here. And you'll get back to what you're looking for. All right, so let's go into move just a little bit more. And we notice that we can't scene a level one. However, if we extend our our project brows up just a little bit, we can see site and insight. You can see the roof. You also see these four boxes. These are call your elevation tags. 40. Customizing A Roof: And we're gonna put overhang of three feet. And so because they are pretty much good linked to the wall, the overran automatically knows. And all we need to do is use our measuring. And we can see that it's three feet from our edge. And we can also put a dimension within here and we can press tab to make sure we're selecting the outside of that wall. And we can verify that that is what we're looking for. Okay. Now, let's look at our view and elevation. So the elevations are also in the level one plan. All we do is double-click on the triangle and we see our view. Now we click again and if we click another one, the same thing happens. So you've seen that we've made a 612 roof and that it's we've added these little items in. And there was this very simple, just from a few clicks. 41. Introduction to Exercise 2: Now that we've looked at some of the basics of revit, let's go into a little bit deeper with an actual exercise and also deeper into the Ribbon and what things are working for you as you are starting a project. You'll see and this viewport, a simple project for a house. You will see a plan view with some dimensions. And you'll also see some elevations and 3D view, all of which we are going to work on. And this is going to be the exercise that you're going to make and we're going to make a similar house. And you pick up the ideas for how to make it feel watching this and you can watch it again to figure this out. 42. Diagramming Spaces with Annontation Tools: I've made a program with some of the regions from working with the first parts of this plan. And now we're gonna go from this regions into walls, roof, and a floor. So you can see the process. And we'll talk about families as her son ad and some of the elements that will make your model comes alive. So we're still working in the working drawing. And the issue is called working level. You see the layout of some basic spaces that are typically in a building. These are all just text over different regional mass. 43. Adding Walls: Right, so now that we have our plan, let's go and start populating with walls. We're just gonna do the outside. And as we're starting to break into the commands, we are going to have ten foot high walls. But we could just go to the second level. And I think that constraint will be something beneficial for us. We want to locate the wall exterior. So we're just kinda do core exterior because we're doing basic Will chain these walls together. And we'll do the offsetting. And we'll just basically be joining all the walls. So let's start. And we see we do an eight inch wall and we can change that setting fuel like later. And what you're seeing right now is a bit of draw order. You can't see these underneath these masses. So what one thing I might do is select everything and make sure that we're only looking at our detail items. And as opposed to being deceived the lines, we want to turn it to transparent. So now we can see things underneath. And we'll just continue on. And I'm just gonna start with exterior walls. And we'll just kinda keep drawing will correct anything we have issues with later. And press escape to finish. And we see that this wall is not exactly where we want it. So when I click on it, we're going to move that point down. And now let's start with some interior walls. And where we started off, an exterior is eight. Actually might want to do more of a wood frame only inside, but this will probably look at the options for using a brick veneer. So I think it's a good starting point. Now we want to use a be a five-inch for inside. And how we're going to use this one is what we make sure that we were using the side of the wall that we want. We're gonna to level two. We went to go to the core face interior. And we're going to connect this wall. And automatically connected. Though, if we look at our line weights, you see these aren't exactly connected. So we probably want to change this a little bit so it's precise. Or if things are not aligned, we wanna make sure that things are aligning perfectly. And that's a great use of this command. And so that's one of the things we do in AutoCad alot of making sure that things are perfectly aligning. So you can do that in Revit, get very precise models. And we're gonna go finish to the recipes. 44. Adding Doors & Windows: Now it's time to add some more detail to our model. We have our room setup and this again is our working view. Let's look at our 3D view to see what we have. So we see that our program has become a bunch of walls. But why not start to populate these with doors and windows? So we're actually going to leave out of our working view where we worked on the program. Now we're looking at a plan. And so we can already foresee that we need doors, which you can pass DR. Well, you click here. Each family is a particular geometric type and you can choose different functions for it. So if you want a large door than you have and you click on the door command, just click into here and you can choose a different size. Or you can even customize certain families. If you see the type properties, these are the family type properties. And it has all sorts of information from the finishes, which will be important for 3D rendering, to the dimensions, how it's constructed, and other information that would be useful in schedules. So we're not going to change any of those. But one thing we want to do because we were working on this model and we're trying to keep centers. That's when we can start working with things like detail lines. And we just press DL. That's one of the ways to get detailed lines. And we just put a line through the middle of the model and just pull it out and we'll call this our center line. And so if we want to mirror or something, you can mirror all sorts of elements. We mirrored the door right there. And so as we go back to our working level, we see that this is going to be a closet. And we can actually even copy. That's from my modify command. We clicked on these and I press a CEO. Or you could press Copy to Clipboard. What we're actually doing is using this copy. So Copy to Clipboard is here. But we're just using a typical copy. We're going to go from here to here. We have to try that again. You see what's happening. It's constraining it. If we remove that constrain, it lets us copy what we were looking for. Alright, so now we have a plan and if we look at it in 3D, will see we have all our doors here. So let's keep going to add some of the things that will make this real. 45. Adding Floors : One thing we now can add says we have our doors. We probably wanna put our floor down. And to make a floor, we can choose the pick walls. And we'll just pick all the outside walls. And that's our first level of floors. And one thing about it is if you've seen it, was picking the outside walls. But for our construction type, we're going to probably use the inside walls. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna offset eight inches since firewall. And we'll delete the other information there. So now we have our floors and we're looking in the working view so we can get the footprint for our porch. And we just go back to making our next floor and put that down as well. And as we look in the 3D, we see that our floor is below the walls. And don't worry, this is because obviously if you're pouring a slab or something building, it will be below the walls. So one way to get around this is to just for a model purposes though it, in real world, you might actually make two different walls for different elements. But we're going to choose our outside walls by pressing control. And it's less the entire outside walls. And we're actually going to go down. Three feet. Saw immediately that sort of shows going to our foundation. 46. Chapter 6: Detailing Spaces - Adding Cabinetry: Alright, so now we're going to go into some of the other parts of the building. We're gonna close the working as we're pretty clear on what things we're using. And we're going to add some of the Cabinet tree. Because a cabinet tree is going to effect where other windows can be placed. So to add the cabinet tree, we press Cm. Cmb is a shortcut for place component. And we're looking for a cabinet if it's looked at in the model and it's not. So what we can do is we can edit type and we can just load the cabinet tree or case work. That's, that comes already and rabid. So there are different types of cabinets that come. We're just looking for the the countertop because that'll help us to get started. We just want to basic countertop. And if we want to change it later, we can do that. So you can see the family of a countertop. And we just, we see where it's placing we're waiting for to make sure it's directly on this point. And we'll add a sink later. But for right now we'll just leave this. We're going to click this and press control to select that whole item. And now we're just going to be placing items. Have Cabinet tree here. For our restaurant will also have Cabinet tree. And what we're gonna do is because we know that rest CME, we're going to load a new cabinet tree that has a place for a bathroom sink. So it's more of a vanity. So you see some of the different types of things that are here. So we press that one, that we have a simple vanity. And as you see what I did with this last one, it has grips that helps you move it. So that's one of the cool dynamic families that you can use to develop your model. And we're going to rotate this by 90. So I just clicked R, which you could also click on this button. And I'm actually going to start using a line a lot more. Just press a l. And a line is also on the Modify tool. And we're going to undo that. So sometimes a family things move separately. So when I press the line here, it only a line part of the model. That's sort of how the family setup. So sometimes you can use it, sometimes you can't. We're going to put this in that wall. And what we're gonna do for this restroom is probably have two of these vanities. And we're actually going to add a, going to mirror this one vanity and we actually kinda line the edge. Now work properly. This didn't move. So that's helpful. And we're going to mirror this. And we're going to add some cabinet tree on the side of this, which would be like our our cabinet. If we have it available, it might not be there or we might have to customize it. Okay. So right now we're saying that we don't really have such options. So what we're gonna do is we're going to actually create a component now. And it's just going to be a place holder. And we want that placeholder to possibly be. And we're pressing a Trolls, we can get that dimension. We're going to make that placeholder three feet. So I just move this over a little bit and we're Would we rather just make a detail line to define out the information that we want it. And we'll just kind of move this. So be careful the line, a line has some good features and sometimes it's confusing. Gonna mirror this. And we're gonna change this now. All right? And now that we have this, we're gonna make our component for our cabinet tree. So we're just gonna do basic cabinet tree. We are going to lead to 3D to see what this created. It's going to be exciting, but said that and we're doing it one thing at a time. Okay? We're going to model in place. And we're going to call it Case Work. And it's called case work one. And so now we're going to see a whole different types of functions. So I'll, I'll actually go back here sort of quickly. These are some 3D things that you can make. So we can just play around with the different types of forms. You can add words. And you have also some other options. So we're making an extrusion. And so the way that you can make extrusions is we just click the dimensions that we want. And we're actually going to start at 0 and we're gonna go up 88 feet to be the same place where we're gonna put our windows. And we're going to press enter. And we will see what this is doing. And we see that's providing a nice tall cabinet. And we're just going to keep it basic like that. For a mass, this is just a schematic model. We're just figuring stuff out. 47. Adjusting Spaces: Okay, now let's add our windows and let's look at the window family. The window family. We can choose a little information here, but a moon go into edit type. We see a lot more information. And now we'll look at a little bit more into loading your families, because we're going to use quite a lot of families to make a good house plan. So let's load. And if you look at what you see with you press Load, you'll see in the file structure that revenue has a set of libraries which are in US. It also has metric, imperial. So we're gonna go ahead and use the imperial. That means when working in feet. And we're gonna look at a different type of window. So you can see the different categories of things that you can use. Annotations, boundaries, case where columns conduits, detail items. That's when you're doing details. Drawing. Then you look at different types of doors and several different objects and including openings, plantings, especially equipment. So that's where you might get different front or items. We'll look into that later. But we're trying to get windows. So let's look at some of the windows that are available. Each of these windows has particular types of settings. And we find the one that we like the mouse. To me, I really like the fixed window, so they have different types. Each one will have a certain ability of flexibility. I want to probably go with a casement single That doesn't open. So a fixed casement. So here we are, have all those settings right here, and we click it and it tells you the different sizes you might use. So I know that I'm looking for windows for the kitchen and windows for the bedrooms. So I probably want someone knows that started three feet, that goes to eight feet and I want some windows that go from one foot, eight foot. So that already gives me a lot of information. I'm looking for windows that are probably two feet by six or 2.2 feet by seven feet. And I see that the maximum it's giving me is by five. So I might need to customize some windows. And also like sing the three by three by five. And also just, of course, very simple one that you want to use our three feet windows just in case. But we were pretty sure that we are going to be using two by 5s. And we're going to customize and make our own family for one of the larger windows that were going to be using. So it's loading the families. It's the same family with different settings. And so you see that we have the four that we chose. And we're going to add some. So we're gonna duplicate one of the families that we have here. And we're actually going to make it by seven feet. So seven feet equals 84 inches. So we're going to come and we look at the mentions and where it says, Hi, we're gonna put seven feet. And some of these values are parametrically linked. So we're going to start with these settings. We're going to start putting our 24. And again, we love the idea of things mean centered. Just to give a heads up a little bit, we are going to be making Kaba tree. And so that's going to be something that will affect us. So we're gonna make a detail line, press deal, two feet. And that's going to be one of our constraints that we're going to be watching out for. And so besides that, probably mirror this. And we'll probably add a window in between. And so now, to make this beautiful, Of course, we want to probably have some similar action like this. I press a mirror to the other side of the building. And as we have this done, now, we have our first set of windows. But they are too tall. So we're gonna click inside these windows and see how many are selected right here. Select all six row windows and we want them to be at 100 foot high. 48. Adding A Unique Front Door Component: And our front door. Probably we want to have it as a unique family. So we're gonna go into edit type. We see only one type of family in this model. So we're going to load again from this directory a nice residential front entry door cell. Think something like this would be fine, but we'll look at some of the others that are in here just to see what's available. I think we're we'd really like something simple like this. And so we like we have a two-foot dimension on our Windows. This one being three foot by eight foot would be really great. So we're just going to import this three foot by eight foot door. And styles are fine. So we look at this door, Door Family and we see the different things that are setting for this. Where we're looking at the mentions, we're looking at some of the properties. So it's a lot more than the window, but still you can see all these. And just be careful if you're changing them to make sure that it's fine. You can always undo if you've changed something and it screws up. Ok. We're fine with the 36 by 96 door. And it's loading. And there we are. It's opening into a building. So we're starting to have a little bit of a style. 49. Cabinetry Detailing : Alright, so now we're going to go into some of the other parts of the building. We're gonna close the working as we're pretty clear on what things we're using. And we're going to add some the cabinet tree. Because a cabinet tree is going to effect where other windows can be placed. So to add the cabinet tree, we press Cm. Cmb is a shortcut for place component. And we're looking for a cabinet if it's looked at in the model and it's not. So what we can do is we can edit type and we can just load the cabinet tree or case work. That's, that comes already and rabid. So there are different types of cabinets that come. We're just looking for the the countertop because that'll help us to get started. We just wanna basic countertop. And if we want to change it later, we can do that. So you can see the family of a countertop. And we just see that where it's placing, we're waiting for the to make sure it's directly on this point. And we'll add a sink later. But for right now we'll just leave this. We're going to click this and press control to select that whole item. And now we're just going to be placing items. And so there we have Cabinet tree here. For our restaurant will also have Cabinet tree. And what we're gonna do is because we know that rest CME, we're going to load a new cabinet tree that has a place for a bathroom sink. So it's more of a vanity. So you see some of the different types of things that are here. So we press that one, that we have a simple vanity. And as you see what I did with this last one, it has grips that helps you move it. So that's one of the cool dynamic families that you can use to develop your model. And we're going to rotate this by 90. So I just clicked R, but you could also click on this button. And I'm actually going to start using a line a lot more. Just press a l. And a line is also on the Modify tool. And we're going to undo that. So sometimes a family things move separately. So when I press the line here, it only in line part of the model. That's sort of how the family setup. So sometimes you can use it, sometimes you can't. We're going to put this in that wall. And what we're gonna do for this restroom is probably have two of these vanities. And we're actually going to add a going to mirror this one vanity. And we actually kinda align the edge. And that will work properly. This didn't move. So that's helpful. And we're going to mirror this. And we're going to add some cabinet tree on the side of this, which will be like our our cabinet. If we have it available, it might not be there or we might have to customize it. Okay. So right now we're saying that we don't really have such options. So what we're gonna do is we're going to actually create a component now. And it's just going to be a place holder. And we want that placeholder to possibly be. And we're pressing a Trolls, we can get that dimension. We're going to make that placeholder three feet. So I just move this over a little bit and we're wood, we'd rather just make a detailed line to define out the information that we want it. And we're just gonna move this. So be careful the line, a line has some good features and sometimes it's confusing. Going to mirror this. And we're going to change this now. All right? And now that we have this, we're gonna make our component for our calorimetry. And so we're just gonna do basic cabinet tree. We are going to lead to 3D to see what this created. It's gonna be exciting. But said I'm, we're doing it one thing at a time. We're going to model in place. And we're going to call it Case Work. And it's called case work one. And so now we're gonna see a whole different types of functions. So we're making an extrusion. And so the way that you make it chooses is we just click the dimensions that we want. And we actually are going to start at 0 and we're gonna go up 88 feet to be the same place where we're gonna put out windows. And we're going to press enter. And we will see what this is doing. We see that's providing a nice tall cabinet. And we're just going to keep it basic like that. For a mass, this is just a schematic model. We're just figuring stuff out. 50. Bathroom Detailing: And now we're going to actually add some of our windows. And we're actually going to press wn for our windows. And these windows that are gonna go over the sink, we're going to make those kind to be five feet. So we're gonna do 24 by 60. So some people like to have mirrors over there. We're going to have it where the mirror would be. We're going to add a detail line right in the middle. We will have a mirror sort of in the middle cell. A little bit of artistic license, and be mindful which side the window is on. So I believe the window is going to be the other way around. And this is a flip command, very useful. And one other thing, there's now we're looking at our bathroom. And if we look at clinics for walking and such, we want like three feet. We see that we're a little bit short. So our bathroom, we probably want to have it at a bath tub. And we we're actually would probably might even want to put the bathtub on this side of the space. So using the information we have here, we have to figure out some design moves. So we'll go back to our work than level. So let's make a region for our toilet. We probably have that as three by five. And we might want to have a similar dimension for our shower. And therefore we'd put it in the side. And so maybe these doors can shrink a little bit because they're pretty big. O there, 30 feet, 30 inches. So maybe not. So this is one of those space figuring out issues. We might have the ability just to put our toilet would take the train off in the corner. If you put that in the corner, might be able to to sneak and sneak a tub in the middle and put our cabin tree on this side. I think we could try that out. Let's try that out. And so if we're looking at the space we're looking for, we're gonna add a simple wall. And it's going to be three feet. And we're going to make sure we have the inside dimension properly with dimension tag. So we see that we're not getting our three feet on the inside. So let's go to three feet. And now, if we want to take this dimension, we know that's three feet. Maybe it's changed a little bit. Let's make sure we can move this back to three feet. And now we probably want to have and we have some, some dimensions for a bathroom. You want to have our cabinet tree on this side and a tub on. And we'll probably bringing the cabinet tree inside or maybe have one tall unit. And maybe our cabinet tree on the side. And we're going to rotate this 180. And we want to at least have this as two foot, or we want to have this at least said three-foot. So and we're going to move it, move the wall, move this element, and don't worry about the doors. Doors move. When you move walls, which is a great function. And remember, we're trying to get a particular dimension. We're just extending that point. We're trying to get at least three feet. And let's add another six inches. And so now we can just download, download 21 inches to get the middleware are our sink would be we just move that shrink down. And now we're going to change the size of our little tall cabinet. We just want to move it. And though, though it's edit in-place component, you can change the grips. You can't change a footprint unless you go on and click Edit in-place. And we're gonna mirror, pull this all down. And because that does seem a little bit cramped, We're gonna get four feet. I'm gonna come out one more foot. So people have enough space. And since we figured out a lot of this stuff, will take out those construction lines. 51. Finalizing Bathroom: And now we're going to add some of the information that would help us for our walls. So right now we're going to make a 5-foot shower and a 5-foot toilet. And we're going to press Control so we can hit the edge. And we want this to be five foot. And so since this would need to come in, we'll just go ahead and push this in. We moved it in five, this m5. And we know we need to move a lot more in, so we'll probably come in as almost as close as possible. Three inches. Three inches n. And will we get our five with that? Not yet. So you can go ahead and maybe a little smaller to well, it probably probably the minimum will pull this in. Maybe two, maybe one more inch. As opposed to make an ad again, we're just going to click it. And distributors a little bit slow. We're going to mirror that. Now. We're finishing out this bathroom. And we're going to finish it out with some nice simple doors, 30 by 30 by R. We're trying to get eight foot doors. So we're going to actually change that, but we're gonna leave right now. And we're going to line the doors and going to mirror this door. And we're going to add a, a window, sort of the same style that we have. There will press wn for window. And when they get the center line of this area is not exactly on the center line. Click it here. And we'll actually just do an online. Because we want to be a little more design-centric. We'll go ahead and move this one more foot. So they have no space for our window design. And that means we'd be moving this six inches to keep it centered. And we're going to measure that distance. We have in-between these two windows as four inches right here. So we'll do this and we copy that there. And all we need to do now is see well our bathtub fit. This might start us to probably a minimum size on a tub as well. But if we look into our 3D view now, we can see the makings of a sort of thin bathroom. 52. Chapter 7: Documentation - introduction to Sheets: Now that we have our model, pretty much Model in Revit, we want to now go from inside of developing their model. It's being able to communicate that to others, to drawing sets through Sheets and two perspectives. So that's what we're about to do. 53. Adding Dimensions: As you can see from this window, it's very comprehensive. And from the things that we've been working on, we have a lot of information. So let's go into a little bit about annotations right before we get to our sheets and also perspectives. So we already have a dimension. If you remember how we do dimensions, we just go to our annotate tab and we can click linear dimension or repressed d i, the same thing. And one thing that's useful is the getter overall dimensions. And you see that rabbit with the center of the wall, don't worry, we can change that. And one thing it has is it will have a string of dimensions. I press control, so I get that outside. I press control. And I can get this one and I'm left clicking each one of these. And so those are some major dimensions. And what that's called is we just exit out of the command. And what its call is witness lines. You can click in here and it will tell you about the witness lines you can take or add. You can even change the line. But here's another way to change a line, since we see this is in the middle, would just click that middle point and it goes to a new location. And so we actually don't need that one of course. So let's make an overall dimension. And one on the side of that column, one and outside of this wall. And we also want to get some dimensions on this side of the house. Will go all the way to the end of the fireplace. Or big dimension. And that will make a string of dimensions. And we'll just go through these and will probably be place that, that little porch one. And finally we have here and we just delete that one. And so now we have a set of dimensions for our plan. 54. Customizing Elevations: If we go to our elevations, we had an east elevation. What we can do when we look at our our east or north ourself and our West, right before we get started putting on the sheet, we probably want to have it in a crop you, so we won't be all over the place. So we're going to crop it right before we get in there. So to crop your views, we're going to first go down here to on crop you. And then we'll show the crop. And then we'll just get to our dimension that we'd like. So we're bringing it all down to the close close as possible to the house. And we'll bring our bottom-up. And we double-click dot psi, which close this. We didn't open it as an Edit Group to modify, like we can do here with edit profile. But you can just drag the crop bar. And so we'll do the same thing here, will show the crop region. And we'll drag that. And it automatically brought the levels with it. Yeah, we'll click off and then we'll go to our north elevation. I'll do that same thing. And we drag it n on both sides. And what we can also do is go back. And I had the crop region. After we finish, we want to show the crop region here. We're just pulling that trade n and put that trade n. So now we have everything in a controlled crop region. Double-click our middle mouse button to see everything. And we might want to bring our points closer to our little edge for our level closer to the inside. And we're going to sum all of our views. 55. Adding Perspectives: We're going to leave our views. We have the views we want except for a perspective to less Add a perspective drawing. So here's how you add perspective. We'll click on level one and will also control the view here. Probably want to just bring everything in. And we want to come here to this top bar icon where it says Default view camera or walk through. So we'll create a camera view. Probably want to see a little bit of a house. So that takes us to a new view and it's a little bit crops so we wanna make it wider. And so just come in here, they get larger. And one thing, because it seems very maybe too much perspective. We probably wanna come in here and click our navigation will. And here we can start to walk around that 3D view. And we'll probably do this. What will come out a little bit. So we see more of the house. We press Escape to exit pipe. And then we lower everything so we get a good crop. And just for visual sake, we might turn on the shadows. And another cool thing you can add is we'll save it just in case it crashes. We want to also click on our visual style. And then the visual style we have the option for ambient shadows, which are also ready useful. They give a little bit of a character to the drawing. And we can also choose if we want to have sketchy lines. So that will make things a little more like a sketch does have a little bit of jitter. So it looks like it's hand-drawn just a little bit. 56. Setting Sheet Size: Now that we have our drawing sets that we want to put, let's get a sheet size. Okay, so if we scroll down and I like to collapse also, I can choose one. We go to sheets and so we don't have one. We right-click and click New Sheet. And here are some formats that are already in rabbit. But we're going to load from here title block, that's 24 by thirty six. And twenty two, thirty four is pretty valid for what we're using now. To edit this, we can just go into the family. Suppose we want to actually make it a true 24 by 36. We can just double-click on it. And now we're editing family for the first time. And this detail family is something that we will have to save separately. But don't worry, it's just a very simple edit. So to make this 24 by 36, we're just going to make some lines and I'll make a box. And whereas this right now is 22 by 34, we can just very simply stretch this down and stretch it out another inch. And we can just do the same thing. Be sure not to leave it on this side. Sorry. So we're get, we're make sure we're in the family editor and we're doing two inches on this side. And so this is our new 24 by 36. And we're going to save it in our project. And we're going to save it as 24 by 36. And we'll just make it labeled so we know that we put it there. We call it revised, loaded into project and close. And now we just go to our unnamed. And whereas it said this 22 by 34, we can choose a 24 by 36. Just like that. We might go and edit, edit this a little bit. But for right now we're going to put things on this page. 57. Adding Content to Sheets: Alright, so the way to put items on a drawing page is simply by dragging. You see that it's on page and letting it drop onto the page. And it already gives you a number, a title, and the scale. And if you change, the scale will change automatically. And you can see this is the type of family. So we could always actually click this and changing thing that you're looking to change. We're fine with what it has for now. But again, these are some options for customizing your family of your viewport. So let's put in our elevations. We do want to show our site as well. And we probably wanna go and make sure we've cropped the site. So doing one at a time. We'll double-click into our site. And we'll check that crop region. It'll probably crop it. And to hear, the great thing about the site plan is that you'll get to see the the roof. Okay. We go back to the sheet and we'll just say this. Will label this. And we go to our properties. We'll scoot on our browser and we'll label this drawing. And we click on the space, we'll see what its name is, the sheet number here and it says sheet name. We'd just go in here and say drawing set. And we'll put SD. Okay, so we have our, our plan here, put our site plan here. And we probably want our site plan maybe one to 16. But for our sake, since we are not really showing too much, we can just make that 11 eighth inch sort of small. Maybe we'll put this right. Should we make this 1 eighth inch? Could sorta small? We'll make sure we see what we can fit on the page. When we do this. Residential, you typically go to one-quarter if possible. And when it's going to be a little bit tied to get our elevation on the page. So we have two Trad Jazz at, and you see that I've been moving this around. But the if we want to, and I double-click the middle mouse button, if I go off screen, we can move our title just like that. And we have our site plan. And then we can also add our elevations. Cell latter, ease elevation first, then R, north elevation, then our south elevation. And then we are checking to see if it's possible to make it a larger scale. And it might be. So. But we're going to, for now probably just stick at 1 eighth. So we have enough space. But that it's that easy to change the scale in Revit. And we're gonna put our drawings probably an order where we have the front elevation here. And you can see that as we move things, there's automatically a aligning. The see the aligning levels. Also the lining of different elements like the lining of the title right now is just says south, west, east and north. So we can come in here, since this is bit large and we say, maybe this could be with a little bit of shadow. And we put that up to top over here. Then what we can do is add our perspective. And our perspective was created enough 3D views. And we just put drag and drop it. We have this here. And though you see the crop region, we can simply take that off very easily. And if we want to make this perspective change the size, we actually would have to move it so we'll get something like that later. But right now since we don't want to show the crop region, we just select all of these and you just click the cooperatives and will not be visible. So now you see everything on the page. So that's how you get your Revit project onto a page. 58. Adding Room Tags: This has been a fun little project. One thing we might want to add is some titles on the rooms. I think when we add that, that will finish this set off for just getting an idea across. So we go back to level one. We come in here and one thing that we'll do is go to our architecture tab and our room tag. So now we'll look at how do you put room tags in. And when you click room tag, it will know if there is a room or not yet to create room for us. So you'll see where the rooms are automatically. I have something in the room that you want to be room for if something isn't. So since somethings aren't rooms, we can always come in and add a room separator so we can get a clear, definitive space. Now when we go to create our rooms, we have a little line that we want to move. When we go to tag our rooms. Now, after we create the rooms, actually it's automatically tagged. And we just come in each of the rooms and will change the names after putting them in. And the great thing about this is you can always move up and it will align with the closest tag. 59. Updating Sheet Items: As this is getting pretty small, we're looking at our page size again to see if we could possibly make this larger scale. I think we can. And as we get to a larger scale, and actually we might just even do 330 seconds. So, sorry, 3 16th, size up. And the great thing about 3 16th, as we go to all these, just keep them all the same size. We'd just lay at our sheet a little bit differently. And after that, everything has automatically gotten larger. And what we can do is we can, we can line up our plan. And one thing to note is that you can't click to points in your equivalent of a paper space from auto CAD, you cannot click on points like that in Revit. Like if I, I can't click on that particular point, so be mindful of that. It's a bit of a failsafe, I guess. So you won't be going back and forth like in CAD. So yet use a line to line these and moving this one as well. And then we just come back and we could use our, our mouse a little bit low. So we come back up a little bit. And I wanna make sure that we're we actually might reverse the order of this joint. And it's this easy to move things around. And we see that we actually went to the line of the house. We want to move it to the line of the house. House is click this over here. And we see that are now there. See it's larger. We see our elevation tags are a little bit far out. It's going to bring that in. You probably want to match it a little bit. So come over here and we double-click to get out of the viewport space. And now we can just come over here. And we see that's a line that we come over here and do the same thing. And we've aligned that one in our drawing now is here. What we can do is as we want to probably enlarge our our perspective. And you see when you click on it, you can see how it looks in the window. If we walk closer, we probably wanna walk back a little bit. We can get a bigger size. And we double-click on Medicare or just single click, really zoom in a little bit and pan a little bit. So we've made it larger in the viewport. And don't worry, the the views port crop is not visible. Though it, it's useful to see what's going to be shown on the page. We might do away with the site plan for now. 60. Labeling Rooms : Few titles we want to add. And we want to just say this will be our kitchen and dining. So we added already tagged and label this our Fourier. We just had to click on the text. And and we'll just say master bathroom. And we actually can go in here and also tag when making rooms for the water closet. In the shower. We don't need this any longer. Shower. And we can actually come in here also and adds a little bit of notes, not too many. We just press TX or if you go to your annotate, if you're adding text is click there. And we can just add different items. And if the text is too large, you can click see if the families and therefore smaller text and it was. But if you can, you can always edit a type. If you wanted to be 1 16th to say Duplicate, and just type in a name. And then put that over here. And there's some other information with that. That'll be all we need for right now. You can always just make that a little bit smaller. And we can add a couple more maybe for the range. And since we want that to be the automatic class for our texts, we can next time we click TX, all we need to do is select that. And that'll be automatically piped down for us. And because it's sort of middle aligned, we can actually change that alignment right here. You see some of the text properties. We can click this one and it's already what's not actually centered. So we click this Help Center and we can go ahead and just because we have a laundry here, we will add a tag, o at a room Anna tag. And we're going to have this stuff here. This right here is our pantry, and this is our laundry. And these right here, we're probably be our built-in ones. So actually I'm going to, I'm just gonna draw a line for these four rabbit way. But for right now we'll just put a line here and we'll pick detail line. And I pressed DL. And we'll just put built-in. And for this text, you can see there's some press escape to get out of that. And you click on a text, it gives you the ability to just rotate it and it automatically snaps to 90. And I just I press copy and I just click a point to another point. And we also want to labor a porch. And we probably actually want the porch to be a little bit bigger. So we clicked one quarter, that's fine. And that's actually too big. So when they come here and select on that and make it a little bit smaller. And see if v3 seconds will work. It's going to make a new family for three 30-second Arial bold. And it says 530 seconds. And we'll click Bold. Who probably wanted to match the size of our, our other texts title. So we can actually duplicate. This shouldn't be a 1 eighth inch interior bolt. Right here. We're now 33 seconds. Yeah. And so you can see also adding this. And we're going to have our front or open-end because that's typical for residential. This flip that direction. You see our lines are a little bit unbalanced here. So we want to come back SD corrected. Before we go out to print, we're mirroring this line. Press MM to mirror. And I'm going to align this with this and said, well, yeah, and move our room separator. 61. Printing Sheets: Alright, so we have our drawing set. We can do some naming here. So this is one of their templates and you can go and just like we did and edit it. We can just name this Revit project, SD drawing set. And this is a family, so you could just dial it in here. And it talks about the scale. And we don't have to worry about that one. But you can always go in and change it. Again, this is double-clicking it. And our finishing for this project, we will just printed out, we'll choose Adobe PDF. We'll go to our properties and it's printing just like for motto cat or other programs. You select a size, press OK. OK. In this dialogue, it tells you if you want to create multiple, you only have one page, but it can also create separate files. And then you'd also can choose if you want to print the current window, you can print AS visual portion. Pretty much the basic style. Obviously, if you're using a lot of drawings, it's going to be important. But if you're just doing a short drawing, a few drawings, then this is fine. We're not gonna save a set. We just can do the current window. We can preview the drawing. It says Arrest arise because of the rendering. That's close. So it's loading that up. Weeks. Yeah, what's gonna come out? Take a little long, but everything is basically in here. Okay, so we'll go ahead and press, print. And we'll choose a name. And we'll just place this in our Revit folder, classic house1. And we have a name and then we'll just press OK. And it's loading and it's printing. And we'll see a beautiful set very soon. And my dialogue actually x twice. So class, I call it a classic house1. So it's loading through PDF. And the rendering sometimes takes long, so be mindful of that. If you're putting a large set, you might want to print some of the bigger drawing separately and then just add them in. Alright, so that's been printed. Because we loaded, we can see our output. The second little bit load. Again, that's probably a very big file. And there we are. There's our, our first Revit house in classical style. 62. Sheets Conclusion: I hope you learned a lot with this example. You've seen the basic ins and outs of first getting a model in, putting it together, then going through and communicating and out through your views, through your sheets, and also going back and forth between things you have to work with your families. And the output is going to be. 63. Chapter 8: Importing to Revit - Revit App Store : While rabbit has a bunch of great built-in features, there also are lots of great features that you can actually find online that you can actually use in your Revit models. That's called the App Store. And also by other developers that make software for rabbit. You can see in this window, there are some featured apps in the Autodesk app store, and you see there's a browser yet the sign-in to download these. But there's all sorts of types of industries that use these plugins. And there's all sorts that you can just click on, find out more information about and make sure you see the version of Ravid that is usable for this. And make sure of course, to save a file, you're gonna try to use something new so you can find information. There is lots of videos are examples and comments. So the app store is really, really valuable. If you get some time to explore what rabbit can do, I would start by learning out what's in Revit before you just start with the plug-ins because there's so much already in rabbit as opposed to something like SketchUp or you're getting a lot of plugins. So many stuff is built in to rabbits. So first off, get some basics on learning rabbit. And then you'll have some time to explore things like plug-ins. And plug-ins I would recommend are auto section Bach. When you're more advanced and I have a course on this. This helps you make sections in your rabbit model. And also escape. Escape is a renderer and they have a plug-in for renderer that works in SketchUp, Revit and other programs. So these are some plugins that I would recommend. And I recommend definitely learning Revit before you start adding the plug-ins because the plug-ins will add another constraint your model. So be mindful of that. 64. Revit City & Online Libraries: If you're looking for a Revit models to help believability of your model. Also, to maybe add some information to your model. You can use the site rabid city, but you also can look for a rabid BIM models on manufacturer websites. So first we will look at rabbit city. If you want to find almost anything, you could just search and find it on rabid city, for instance, if you wanted to find out oval table, you could find a Revit model, which is called a family. Just wait till it loads. And as you can see from the website, it has forms as news articles, downloads, and galleries. You also can upload your own families. And so you see when you click on something like a table, there's all sorts of items in categories that you can build it down to the version of rabid. And so this is a great way to find things that you could put in your model. I would always test something out because you don't know if it's new and it works. The great thing about it, if you click on one of these and people like it, people will add a review to it. If something is Do you might want to spend a little time to check it out before you put it in your model. 65. Manufacturer Models: One thing you can also find in the world of rabbit models is manufacturer products. You can find both people who make rabbit models for manufacturers, and you can find them on manufacturer websites. Are cat is one of the sites that makes different rabbit models. And you can download families of things like stoves or any sort of appliances. You can also download things from Revit roof families from a manufacturer. For instance. Bm object is also a place to download. There are some paid models, but you also can look for anything on Google that you want to download and you'll see that there's probably a manufacturer. For instance, also, if you were trying to use a particular type of glass or particular type of door, there's all sorts of people who are now making rabbit model. So everyone's join in. So if you need something for Revit, just do a quick search. You don't already have it. Rabbits built-in libraries are great place to get started. You can customize things. But of course, if you are going to go really fast, you can actually find lots of models online. And I would definitely start someplace like the rabbit city or at the manufacturer side because we have it. That's an incredible way to go further in your modeling. 66. Introduction to importing: Often in rabbit, you will need to import information that will help you to finish a project in various formats. So I'll show you how to import both CAD and also PDFs in the same manner happens for anything you want to import in your model. 67. Importing CAD Files: You will be going to the Insert tab and you will be clicking on the types of file that you can. You can insert a PDF, you can insert an image. You can also import CAD. So we're going to import CAD. And all we need to do is click on file path for instance, this is a topography. And now you'll see we go to the 3D view that we've imported some geometry. And you could do this with plans. Also. You see this is actually 3D. You can do that with 3D information as well. And one thing you could do when you've imported, you actually can scale. But first thing you'll have to unpin the element. You see this is pinned. So to unpin, you just click this button here. If you want to pin it again, you can always come back and click pin. And now you can actually scale anything you bring in here, just choose a base point and scale it. And you also can explode it. You see these are all splines. And you can actually use the geometry. You can use PICC line to work on the geometry. And you of course, can draw right on top of it. So that's how you import CAD and Revit. 68. Importing PDFs: If you want to import a PDF into rabbit, what you are going to do is we're gonna make sure you are in a level one view. You see 3D sort of inhibits the importing. And you're going to load this. And we have a plan that we were using on another project. And now we need to do is we click on it. Choose a resolution. So you want to choose a high resolution because you don't want it to come in blurry. You can also choose the multiple. If there's more than one page, you can make sure that you can choose the right page. And so this is a 300 dpi. We click OK. And it takes a little time to load. As you can see, we've placed it in here. And it looks like a nice quality. And the great thing about it is you can, you can skill. And you also, if you click on the PDF, click on Enable snaps, you actually can connect. And this is based on, of course, vector drawings. So this drawing here says that this length is 51 foot 9.5. So I'm drawing detailed lines on the edges. And all I need to do is offset the top line of press o. And I'm offsetting it 51 feet, 9.5 inches. And we see we're a little bit off. So I'll need to do is click on it. And we can click Scale. And I'll need to do is click the starting point for our point in our closed point. Now if we will have to draw a line, we can click the points, but we have to measure from these. We just draw a line and it's a little bit off. But we can always just work on that. So that's how you would go about getting your information into Revit and Schelling. And, and of course, you can always come back and make sure it's on the right point if it's not. Revit is a pretty handy software package for importing information. If you import something, you can very simply start drawing walls on the, on the lines. And you can have a building in a very short amount of time. And you can even snapped to points on the PDF. So it makes it very easy to be del, developing that. And make sure to note that your PDF is actually a viewport. Pdfs are not 3D information, but if you import a cat, it will be in your 3D view. 69. Chapter 9: Introduction to Adding Detail: For your added benefit in learning, Revit, this simple class exercise will really need to have some advanced features. And there are some advanced features that we're going to set up sheets for. And then we're gonna go into as you build your set and some skills along the way. We're first going to set up our sheets for adding our interior elevations. We're also going to add our dorm window schedule, as well as a detail and building section page. So pay attention as we go through the elements though you can set it up every time figuring out the basic detail. So you'll know from the beginning what's going to be the end result. Now prepare you for success. 70. Updating Walls: As you can see, our 3D model, we've modeled a house, but one of the things missing is actual materials. One of the first things we're gonna do is set our material to a Woodstock on brick. And we're going to carefully monitor the first floor so that we can make sure that the exterior of the building is going to be the right type. Or looking at the plan and making sure that we aren't using a template. So we can change settings for this drawing. And we'll just set it to medium. And we're going to see what's clicking in the wall. All right, so now we'll set our materials clicking on a wall. And we're going to set the material to be a brick gonna go in here. And we actually do have a brake material that we could just use called Brick on CMU. But for this house, we'd rather have brick on Woodstock. So we're gonna go into the materials. We're going to select the brick on brick on metal stud. We're gonna duplicate it, make it a brick on wood stud. And so this is how you edit and get a unique wall type. You cha