BIM: Intermediate Modeling

Building Information Modeling using Revit® 2015

Discover how BIM can provide visualization of space planning to better understand the programmatic relationships of your building design to capture non-graphical data about the project that can be reported in schedules.

Next, we look at how BIM manages phased construction and renovations through an organizational construct to represent time, known as 4D.

Then, we will look at design options which provides an organizational methodology to explore “what-if” scenarios for building design in a singular model construct.

Moving on we explore BIM’s abilities to create building documents that are accurate and coordinated.

Finally, we explore digital fabrication of architectural building components through Autodesk® Fusion™ 360. Students receive free* access to download Autodesk® Revit® software here. Download today to try this project.

About Revit

Revit BIM software is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), including features for architectural design, MEP and structural engineering, and construction.

Revit is a single software application that supports a BIM workflow from concept to construction. Use Revit to model designs with precision, optimize performance, and collaborate more effectively.

Course structure

In this course, we will cover the following topics:

  • Space planning: areas and space plans
  • Phased design and design options
  • Building documentation: wall sections and enlarged details and annotations, and schedules
  • Digital fabrication: create an architectural component in Fusion 360, fabricate it, and import geometry into Revit

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What will you learn in this course?

By the end of this course you will...

  • Understand how to add metadata to Building Information Modeling spatial model elements for areas and spaces.
  • Develop views of your project that represent time-based sequences of a project for either new construction or renovations to existing buildings.
  • Create multiple design options to explore and evaluate different design paths within a singular model for exterior and interior design.
  • Learn effective building documentation techniques for presenting your designs through building sections, wall sections, enlarged details, and schedules.
  • Learn about design processes that support digital fabrication for architectural building components

Who is the target audience?

This course is for intermediate level users of Revit. Knowledge of 3D modeling and Revit is required. If you are new to BIM and Revit, check out the Introduction to BIM course to get up and running with BIM.

What are the requirements?

  • The course uses Revit 2015. While the course can be used with higher versions of Revit please be aware that there may be some variations to commands and workflows.

Gather your materials

Download Revit to get started with this course. Students and educators can download it for free.

After you have downloaded Revit, download the Datasets and Step-by-Step guides for this course by clicking “Next.”


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