Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Revit and Detailing

Yes, detailing in revit is a breaze, once you use it a bit.

Just like when you used a pencil to draw everything (or not) you maybe weren't so keen on the "Fancy Pencil" called Autocad that was pushed on you in the 80's and 90's.

Now that we actually have a software (faults and all) that is more than just a fancy pencil a lot of Archtects and Designers are clinging to AutoCAD like it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. Funny how perceptions change over time.

Revit is the new technology to follow. Whether we like it or not it is hear to stay. The main focus should be using Revit as a Drafting Coordination Tool in addition to just making drawings.

This Video Tutorial will focus on using Detail Lines and Detail Components to create Details.

Revit Detail Lines and Components

Monday, November 2, 2009

Free Revit Video Tutorials

I have been working In an Commercial Architectural Firm integrating Revit for a couple of years now and have learned a lot. Before I worked with Revit I spent about 6 years using Solidworks and 15 years using 3ds Max and Maya. I have extensive experience with many 3d programs but Revit is not really like any of the others. I t has a lot of powerful tools, however in the end there is no substitute for just modeling what you need to get the job done. That is to say that you need keep focus on producing drawings and not just complex 3d Families and Models.

I have been working on a roof plan for a new commercial project. Using massing, and face based roofs, I have been able to create an accurate representation of the roof system.

Commercial Roofs, Creating a Face based roof

I will be posting new training material all the time so check back frequently. The topics will be based on commercial Architecture and will be of a more advance nature.

Any comments are welcome.
Steve Swensen