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Autodesk Revit for Landscape Architecture

( Duration: 3 Days )

The Autodesk Revit for Landscape Architecture training course is designed to teach you how to use the Autodesk Revit software, with a focus on creating and documenting full 3D project models for an urban environment, as well as how to use the internal topography tools and the Site Designer add-in extension. You begin by learning about the user interface and basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools. Then you learn how to create topographical surfaces and modify the topography using Autodesk Revit tools and Site Designer tools. From there, you move into modeling hardscapes using walls, floors, and stairs, and adding components such as trees, site furniture and planting areas. Finally, you learn the processes that take the model to the construction documentation phase.

By attending Autodesk Revit for Landscape Architecture workshop, delegates will learn:

  • Understanding the purpose of Building Information Management (BIM) and how it is applied in the Autodesk Revit software
  • Navigating the Autodesk Revit workspace and interface
  • Working with the basic drawing and editing tools
  • Starting a project based on Autodesk Revit models
  • Creating and modifying basic topography
  • Using Site Designer tools to modify topography with soft terrain features, sidewalks and curbs
  • Adding retaining walls, hardscape, stairs and other building elements
  • Placing components for plantings, furniture, and lighting
  • Setting up sheets for plotting with text, dimensions, details, tags, and schedules
  • Creating details

An understanding of landscape architecture terminology is an asset.

This Autodesk Revit for Landscape Architecture class is designed for Designing Professionals



Introduction to BIM and Autodesk Revit

  • BIM and Autodesk Revit
    • Workflow and BIM
    • Revit Terms
    • Revit and Construction Documents
  • Overview of the Interface
  • Starting Projects
    • Opening Projects
    • Starting New Projects
    • Saving Projects
  • Viewing Commands
    • Zooming and Panning
    • Viewing in 3D
    • Visual Styles

Basic Sketching and Modify Tools

  • Using General Sketching Tools
    • Draw Tools
    • Drawing Aids
    • Reference Planes
  • Editing Elements
    • Selecting Multiple Elements
    • Filtering Selection Sets
  • Working with Basic Modify Tools
    • Moving and Copying Elements
    • Rotating Elements
    • Mirroring Elements
    • Creating Linear and Radial Arrays
  • Working with Additional Modify Tools
    • Aligning Elements
    • Splitting Linear Elements
    • Trimming and Extending
    • Offsetting Elements

Starting Model-Based Projects

  • Linking Revit Models
    • Managing Links
  • Setting Up Levels
    • Modifying Levels
    • Creating Plan Views
  • Copying and Monitoring Elements
  • Coordinating Linked Models

Creating Revit Site Elements

  • Starting CAD-based Projects
  • Preparing a Project for Site Design
    • Coordinate Systems in Autodesk Revit
    • Sharing Coordinates
    • Modifying Coordinates Individually
  • Creating Topographical Surfaces
    • Site Settings
    • Additional Toposurface Options
  • Modifying Topographical Surfaces
    • Editing Toposurfaces
    • Splitting Surfaces
    • Working with Phases
    • Grading a Site

Working with Site Designer

  • Preparing a Project for Site Designer
    • Importing LandXML Files
    • Setting Up Toposurfaces for Editing in Site Designer
  • Adding Site Designer Features
  • Modifying Site Designer Features

Working with Views

  • Setting the View Display
    • Hiding and Overriding Graphics
    • View Properties
    • Using View Templates
  • Duplicating Views
    • Duplication Types
  • Adding Callout Views
  • Creating Elevations and Sections
    • Elevations
    • Sections
    • Modifying Elevations and Sections

Modeling Hardscapes

  • Modeling Hardscapes Using Walls
    • Modifying Walls
  • Modeling Hardscapes Using Floors
    • Modifying Floors
  • Creating Sloped Floors
    • Creating Multiple Slopes for Drainage
  • Working with Materials and Floor Types
    • Splitting Faces
    • Applying Materials
    • Move and Rotate Patterns
    • Creating Floor Types
  • Modeling Stairs, Ramps and Railings
    • Creating Stairs
    • Creating Runs
    • Creating Ramps
    • Working with Railings

Adding Planting and Other Landscape Components

  • Adding Landscape Components
    • Working with Host Elements
    • Loading Components
    • Purging Unused Elements
  • Creating Planting Areas and Groups
    • Grouping Model Elements
    • Modifying Groups

Creating Construction Documents

  • Setting Up Sheets
    • Sheet (Title Block) Properties
  • Adding Mechanical Equipment
  • Placing and Modifying Views on Sheets
  • Printing Sheets
    • Printing Options

Annotating Construction Documents

  • Working with Dimensions
    • Modifying Dimensions
    • Setting Constraints
  • Working With Text
    • Editing Text
    • Spell Checking
  • Adding Tags and Symbols
    • Using Symbols
    • Tagging in 3D Views

Working with Schedules and Legends

  • Working with Schedules
    • Modifying Schedules
    • Modifying a Schedule on a Sheet
  • Creating Legends

Creating Details

  • Setting Up Detail Views
    • Referencing a Drafting View
    • Saving Drafting Views
  • Adding Detail Components
    • Detail Components
    • Repeating Details
  • Annotating Details
    • Creating Filled Regions
    • Adding Detail Tags

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