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Autodesk Revit Structure 2014
Fundamentals
Student Guide - Metric
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Revision 1.0
June 2013

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Autodesk Revit Structure 2014
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Preface .................................................................................................. vii


Class Files .............................................................................................ix
Setting Up the Interface........................................................................xi
Chapter 1 Introduction to Autodesk Revit Structure ......................1-1
1.1 Building Information Modeling.............................................1-3
Workflow and BIM....................................................................1-4
Views and Sheets ....................................................................1-5
1.2 Overview of the Interface ......................................................1-6
1.3 Standard Terminology.........................................................1-19
1.4 Starting Projects ..................................................................1-21
Opening Projects ...................................................................1-22
Starting New Projects ............................................................1-23
Saving Projects......................................................................1-24
1.5 Viewing Commands.............................................................1-27
Zooming and Panning............................................................1-27
Viewing in 3D.........................................................................1-29
Visual Styles ..........................................................................1-31
Practice 1a Open and Review a Project .............................. 1-33

Chapter 2 Basic Drawing and Editing Tools....................................2-1


2.1 General Drawing Tools..........................................................2-3
Draw Tools...............................................................................2-5
Drawing Aids............................................................................2-8

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2.2 Editing Elements..................................................................2-11


Selecting Elements ................................................................2-13
Modifying Multiple Elements ..................................................2-15
Practice 2a Selecting and Modifying Elements.................... 2-20
2.3 Basic Modifying Tools.........................................................2-27
Moving and Copying Elements ..............................................2-27
Rotating Elements .................................................................2-29
Mirroring Elements.................................................................2-30
Creating Linear and Radial Arrays.........................................2-31
Practice 2b Modifying Tools................................................. 2-34
2.4 Helpful Editing Tools...........................................................2-41
Aligning Elements ..................................................................2-41
Splitting Walls and Lines........................................................2-42
Trimming and Extending........................................................2-43
Offsetting Elements ...............................................................2-45

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Practice 2c Helpful Editing Tools ......................................... 2-48


Chapter 3 Setting up Levels and Grids ............................................3-1

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3.1 Setting Up Levels...................................................................3-3


Modifying Levels ......................................................................3-6
3.2 Creating Structural Grids......................................................3-8
Adding Grids ............................................................................3-8
Modifying Grid Lines ................................................................3-9
Practice 3a Adding Levels and Grids................................... 3-12

Chapter 4 Working with Views..........................................................4-1


4.1 Duplicating Views ..................................................................4-3
Duplication Types ....................................................................4-4
4.2 Adding Callout Views ............................................................4-7
Modifying Callouts ...................................................................4-8
4.3 Setting the View Display .....................................................4-12
Underlays...............................................................................4-12
View Range ...........................................................................4-13
Overriding Graphics in a View ...............................................4-15
4.4 Elevations and Sections .....................................................4-20
Elevations ..............................................................................4-21
Sections .................................................................................4-23
Modifying Elevations and Sections ........................................4-25
Practice 4a Creating Sections, Elevations, and Callouts..... 4-30

Chapter 5 Starting Structural Projects.............................................5-1


5.1 Importing and Linking CAD Drawings .................................5-3
Modifying Imported/Linked CAD Files .....................................5-6
Practice 5a Linking and Managing a CAD File ...................... 5-9

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5.2 Linking in Architectural Projects .......................................5-12


Managing Links......................................................................5-15
5.3 Copying and Monitoring Elements ....................................5-18
Copy/Monitor Options ............................................................5-20
Monitoring Elements ..............................................................5-21
Working with Monitored Elements .........................................5-21
Practice 5b Linking and Coordinating Projects .................... 5-24

Chapter 6 Adding Columns and Walls .............................................6-1


6.1 Placing Vertical Structural Columns....................................6-3
Modifying Columns ..................................................................6-5
Loading Structural Column Types ...........................................6-6
6.2 Placing Slanted Structural Columns....................................6-8
Working in3D Views.................................................................6-9
Working in Elevations or Sections .........................................6-12

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6.3 Drawing Walls ......................................................................6-14


6.4 Modifying Walls ...................................................................6-17
Practice 6a Adding Columns and Walls............................... 6-24

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Chapter 7 Adding Foundations and Structural Slabs.....................7-1


7.1 Creating Wall Footings..........................................................7-3
7.2 Isolated Footings ...................................................................7-7
Working with Custom Families ..............................................7-10
7.3 Piers and Pilasters...............................................................7-12
7.4 Creating Structural Slabs ...................................................7-14
Modifying Slabs .....................................................................7-18
Editing the Structure of a Slab ...............................................7-20
Slab Edges ............................................................................7-22
Creating Shaft Openings .......................................................7-24
Practice 7a Adding Foundations and Floors........................ 7-27

Chapter 8 Structural Reinforcement ................................................8-1


8.1 Structural Reinforcement......................................................8-3
Structural Reinforcing Settings ................................................8-4
8.2 Adding Rebar .........................................................................8-9
Multi-planar Rebar .................................................................8-14
Viewing Rebar in 3D Views ...................................................8-16
8.3 Modifying Rebar Placement................................................8-19
Rebar Types ..........................................................................8-20
Editing Plan and Section Profiles...........................................8-21

8.4 Reinforcing Walls, Floors, and Slabs ................................8-23


Area Reinforcement...............................................................8-24
Path Reinforcement ...............................................................8-26
Modifying Area and Path Reinforcement ...............................8-28
Fabric Reinforcement ............................................................8-31
Practice 8a Reinforcing Structural Elements ....................... 8-36

Chapter 9 Beams and Framing Systems .........................................9-1

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9.1 Adding Beams and Beam Systems......................................9-3


9.2 Modifying Beams .................................................................9-12
Sloping and Offsetting Beams ...............................................9-13
Adding Beam Cantilevers ......................................................9-14
Changing Justifications..........................................................9-16
Attaching a Column to a Beam ..............................................9-18
Applying Beam Coping ..........................................................9-18
Editing Beam Joins ................................................................9-19
Framing Openings .................................................................9-20

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9.3 Framing Annotation.............................................................9-22


Beam Annotations .................................................................9-22
Beam Systems Symbol..........................................................9-24
Practice 9a Adding Beams and Framing Systems .............. 9-26

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9.4 Adding Bracing ....................................................................9-39


Modifying Bracing ..................................................................9-40
Creating Groups ....................................................................9-41
Cross Bracing Settings ..........................................................9-46
Practice 9b Brace Frames ................................................... 9-48

Chapter 10 Projects - Steel and Concrete Structures...................10-1


10.1 Steel Structure - Additional Practices ...............................10-3

10.2 Concrete Structure - Additional Practices ......................10-16

Chapter 11 Construction Documents.............................................11-1


11.1 Setting Up Sheets ................................................................11-3
Sheet (Title Block) Properties ................................................11-5
11.2 Placing and Modifying Views on Sheets ...........................11-7
Modifying Views on Sheets..................................................11-11
Working Inside Views ..........................................................11-13

11.3 Revision Tracking..............................................................11-15


Revision Clouds...................................................................11-16
Creating the Revision Table ................................................11-18
Issuing Revisions.................................................................11-19
Practice 11a Creating Sheets ............................................ 11-21
11.4 Printing Sheets ..................................................................11-27
Printing Options ...................................................................11-27

Chapter 12 Annotating Construction Documents.........................12-1


12.1 Working with Dimensions...................................................12-3
Modifying Dimensions............................................................12-7
Multi-Rebar Annotation ........................................................12-11

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12.2 Working With Text .............................................................12-13


Spell Checking.....................................................................12-16
Creating Text Types ............................................................12-16
12.3 Adding Detail Lines and Symbols....................................12-18
Using Symbols.....................................................................12-19

12.4 Creating Legends ..............................................................12-20


Practice 12a Annotating Construction Documents ............ 12-22

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Chapter 13 Detailing ........................................................................13-1


13.1 Setting Up Detail Views.......................................................13-3
Connecting a Callout to a Drafting View ................................13-5
Saving a Drafting View ..........................................................13-5

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13.2 Creating Details ...................................................................13-8


Detail Lines ............................................................................13-8
Detail Components ................................................................13-9
Repeating Details ................................................................13-11
13.3 Annotating Details .............................................................13-12
Adding Detail Tags ..............................................................13-13
13.4 Patterning ...........................................................................13-15
Practice 13a Creating Details ............................................ 13-18
Practice 13b Additional Detail (Optional) ........................... 13-27

Chapter 14 Scheduling ....................................................................14-1


14.1 Structural Schedules...........................................................14-3
14.2 Graphical Column Schedules.............................................14-4
Modifying Graphical Column Schedules................................14-5
14.3 Working with Schedules .....................................................14-8
Modifying Schedules..............................................................14-9
Modifying a Schedule on a Sheet ........................................14-11
Importing and Exporting Schedules.....................................14-12
14.4 Creating Schedules ...........................................................14-15
Building Component Schedules...........................................14-16
Material Takeoff Schedules .................................................14-22

14.5 Modifying Schedules.........................................................14-24


Modifying Schedule Properties ............................................14-24
Setting up Cell Appearance .................................................14-25
Practice 14a Column, Count, and Footing Schedules ....... 14-32

Appendix A Introduction to Worksets............................................. A-1


A.1 Introduction to Worksets ..................................................... A-3
Saving Workset Related Files................................................. A-5

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Index............................................................................................. Index-1

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