Getting Started With Revit Architecture


getting started with revitWelcome to Revit® Architecture 2009! We hope you enjoy learning and using this revolutionary parametric building modeller. Revit Architecture is designed to accommodate various ways of working, so that you can concentrate on your building models rather than on adapting your methodology to the demands of the software. In this short tutorial, you learn how to use the features of Revit Architecture to design, change, and document a building.You learn how you can make design changes in any view of the building, and the parametric change engine in Revit Architecture coordinates those changes in all other views.

Introduction

Installation

Before beginning the exercises, install the software and register it as either demo or subscription. Demo

mode serves as a no-cost viewer, allowing you to export, print, or plot projects that have not been edited.

Imperial and Metric Convention

The exercises in this guide contain both imperial and metric values. This means that when you see an

imperial value, a metric value is displayed in square brackets next to it.

For example: In the Type Selector, select Basic Wall : Generic – 6” [200mm].

All audiences using the metric measurements should follow the metric values in brackets only; all metric

measurements are in millimeters. Note that the imperial and metric values are not direct conversions, but

appropriate values for completing either the imperial or metric project.

Exploring the User Interface

When the Revit Architecture window is displayed, take a minute to view the different sections.