Introduction to Revit for Structural Engineers

Autodesk Revit is becoming the tool of choice in the building industry. This course will not only show you why, but will show you what you need to take advantage of this powerful software for yourself. Software required: Autodesk Revit (2017 preferred).
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
September 22, 2016
Duration
3h 37m
Table of contents
Schedules
12m 16s
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
September 22, 2016
Duration
3h 37m
Description

Have you heard of Revit but never had the time or resources to learn how to use it? This course, Introduction to Revit for Structural Engineers, will bring you up to speed and help you to create better buildings. First, you will learn how to model simple structural elements and more real-life complex examples. Next, you will discover how to use Revit as a Building Information Modeling tool. Finally, you will learn about design options and you will learn to present clear, clean, crisp drawing sets that you can be proud of. When you're finished with this course, you'll not only have modeled a sports stadium, but you will also have the skills to model real-life projects in your office. Software required: Autodesk Revit (2017 preferred).

About the author
About the author

Harriet is a structural engineer with passion for finding better ways to solve problems. She has experience ranging from small scale engineering through to sports stadia. She is the founder of Merchant Eldred, an AEC technology company and was the recipient of the 2013 Young Structural Engineer of the Year award.

Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone and welcome to my course – Introduction to Revit for Structural Engineers. My name is Harriet Eldred and I am a structural engineer at Merchant Eldred.

This course is designed to introduce structural engineers and technicians to Revit and is the perfect first step to using Revit on real projects – no prior experience is required!

But it’s also ideal for anyone who has been using Revit for a little while and would like to get a bit more out of it.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  • How to construct structural elements – from basic beams, columns and walls through to more complex examples.
  • We’ll learn to make sections and details from our 3D model – gone are the days when you have to draw your sections from scratch – just cut a section through the 3D model wherever you need one!
  • We’ll also learn how to make schedules – these are the backbone of Revit and allow you to use CAD in a way that goes far beyond anything you can achieve with a two dimensional CAD package
  • We will also learn some more advanced topics, such as design options, in-place families and much more beyond.
By the end of this course you will be comfortable using Revit in projects andyou’ll wonder why you haven’t been using it before. There are aboslutely no pre-requisits for this course.

So I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn Autodesk Revit with the Introduction to Revit for Structural Engineers course at Pluralsight.