Revit Architecture: Stair by Component

In this Revit Architecture tutorial I show you the basic operation of the “Stair by Component” tool. Just to make the tutorial a little more realistic I have created a simple building shell. We now have something in which to create our Stairs.   If I switch to an elevation view you can see that […]

Revit Architecture: Roof by Extrusion

In this Revit Architecture tutorial, I show you how to create an Extruded Roof form using the “Roof by Extrusion” tool. For the purposes of this tutorial, I am going to use the following simple building model on which to create our Extruded Roof…..   OK, let’s begin. Switch to the “Architecture” menu and choose […]

Revit Architecture: Roof by Footprint

The “Roof by Footprint” tool is used for both flat and sloped Roofs. In this Revit Architecture tutorial I’ll show you how to use it to create both roof types (flat and sloped). Tutorial Agenda Creating a flat roof Creating a sloped roof Creating gable ends Tidying up wall and roof junctions In order to […]

Revit Architecture: Adding Fixtures to Ceilings

In this Revit Architecture tutorial I show you how to load and place Component Fixtures onto Revit Ceilings. I also show you how to correctly align them onto a Suspended Ceiling Grid. Tutorial Agenda Loading the Fixtures Families Placing the component families onto your ceiling Aligning the components with the suspended ceiling grid Copying the […]

Revit Architecture: An introduction to Ceilings

In this Revit Architecture tutorial, I am going to show you how to create Ceiling elements both “Automatically” and by means of the “sketch method”. Tutorial Agenda Creating Ceilings automatically Creating Ceilings by Sketch Aligning Suspended Ceiling Grids Just like Floors and Roofs, Revit Ceilings consist of 3D model geometry and non-graphical parametric data. They […]

Revit Architecture: An introduction to Floors

In this Revit Architecture tutorial, I’m going to show you how to get started with Floor Elements. For the purposes of this tutorial, we are going to work with Architectural Floors, rather than the Revit Structural Floor element. Tutorial Agenda Floors are System Families Sketching the boundary of your floor Floor Types Editing the Floor […]

Revit Architecture: Doors and Windows Tutorial

Introduction In the last tutorial we saw how the Wall Opening tool can be used to create very basic apertures in Revit Walls. For the vast majority of the time the openings that are created in Walls are part of a Door or Window assembly. In Revit, we have dedicated tools for creating Doors and […]

Revit Architecture: A guide to Curtain Walls

Introduction In Revit, Curtain Walls are a very special type of system family. Please don’t confuse them with the “Basic Wall” type of system family. It is very tempting to start with a “pre-defined Curtain Wall”. However in this tutorial I am going to show you how to build your Revit Curtain Wall fro scratch. […]

Revit Architecture: Wall Openings

Introduction In the last tutorial we looked at how to create Walls in Revit Architecture. In this tutorial we look at how to make basic openings in them, using the Wall Opening tool. Unit Agenda How to create a Wall Opening Adjusting the Properties of your Wall Openings When is it appropriate to use this […]

Revit Architecture: An introduction to Revit Walls

Introduction Walls are arguably one of the most important elements of any building. As such, the Wall Tool is a prominent function of Autodesk Revit Architecture. In this tutorial, I show you how to create Wall elements- including how to control their placement both horizontally (Location Lines) and vertically (Top / Base Constraints) Unit Agenda […]