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Revit 201
The professionals on our training staff understand your real world needs, and how Revit can help realize them. These courses were developed with those needs in mind.

Class Length: 1.5 hrs
AIA Credit: Earn 1 AIA LU for each class.
Prerequisites: For most courses, students should be familiar with Revit Fundamentals

“[The instructor] did a great job of stopping after each topic to ask for questions. It was helpful and more interactive.”
—Boon Sramala, Rumsey Engineers

Classes are scheduled on rotation and dates are added regularly.
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Project Setup for Revit MEP
In this webinar you will get an in-depth look into the vital steps for properly and efficiently setting up your project in Revit MEP. Starting a project properly is the ultimate key to success. Even with the best content and library, your model must be “positioned” properly in order to collaborate with the other design teams. Whether you are new to Revit MEP, on your second project or a “Reviteer,” this session is for you.    

Working with Wall Types
How often have you looked over the wall type list and needed a custom wall type not available? This class will cover how to create a compound wall with multiple building layers and introduce vertically compound walls with a variety of vertical materials. Additionally, the use of wall sweeps and reveals will be discussed to create complex compound wall types for your designs.    

Creating Custom Curtain Walls, Panels, Storefronts and Mullions
This class goes beyond the standard curtain walls and storefronts included with Revit to create complex and unique patterns that can be used to enhance your designs. A review of curtain wall grids, mullions and panels will be discussed moving into the creation of custom mullions and panels by defining mullion profiles, and custom panels from system panels and custom curtain wall panel families.    

Working with Parts in Revit
The Parts tool in Revit is an interactive and flexible approach to modeling, allowing for the user to take large elements, such as walls, floors and roofs, and distill them into smaller individual components for planning purposes. This class will teach you how to successfully create and configure Parts in Revit. Topics include creating, dividing and modifying Parts, tagging Part components, and finally, scheduling Parts. We will finish with some tips and tricks relating to the Parts category and show you how you can use Parts as an alternative to hosted Wall Sweeps.    

Roofs in Revit Architecture
This class covers creation of roofs (hip, gable, shed, dormer and curved forms) using Revit software. In Revit this involves the use of roofs by footprint, extrusion and by face. It can also involve the use of Slope arrow and the modeling of organic mass forms. We also look at combining roof forms. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to evaluate the pros and cons of different approaches that can be applied to the modeling of a roof.    

Working with Materials in Revit
During this class students will learn how to create new materials and apply them to elements in Revit. Topics covered included: working in the new dialog box, understanding material assets, classes and appearance set.    

Getting Started with Roof Framing in Revit Structure
This class introduces students to the basics of modeling sloped framing in Revit Structure. We will examine the different methods of modeling roof framing and explore concepts such as Workplanes, Sloping framing associated to a reference plane, 3D snapping capabilities within framing members, Sloping Beam systems and more. We will also spend some time on discussing documentation and creating framing plans as well best practices and guidelines you can apply to modeling Roof Framing using Revit Structure.    

Revit Import Into 3ds Max Design
In this class, we will examine transfer of the Revit model into 3ds max. Best practices and guidelines to create better and faster renderings as well as multiple rendered images for an animation and a crowd scene will be reviewed.    

Residential Construction in Revit
Are you a Residential Designer? Do you think Revit is only for Commercial Buildings? If so, check your coat at the door and join us for Ideate's online class focusing on Revit for Residential Construction. This 1.5 hour class will discuss the tools within Revit to create a single family residence from the early stages of design to the final stages of Construction Documentation.    

Coordinating Revit Architectural Model for Consultants
This class focuses on some common issues between different building disciplines when collaborating to form a building information model. Topics include importing the site design from Civil 3D, orienting the building, and sharing coordinates for better cooperation between the Civil, Architectural, Structural, and MEP teams. Additionally, tips on the best practice of prepping the Architectural Model for use by your consultants will reviewed.    

Getting Started with Daylighting Studies in Revit and 3ds Max Design
This class will focus on the tools available in Revit for completing shade and sunlight analysis including site orientation and energy analysis tools. We will also cover opening the Revit project in 3ds Max Design and utilizing the Light Meter Analysis tool to investigate specific daylighting schemes as well as documentation for LEED submittals.    

View Properties – Controlling Visibility
Just like building objects, views also have properties. These properties can be managed to control output such as scale, visibility graphics, view range, color schemes and more. How do Plan Regions, Depth Clipping, Scope Boxes, Underlays tie into this whole puzzle? How does a BIM Manager set up templates to easily control model visibility, specifically for complex multistory projects? If you have these questions this is the class for you!    

Revit MEP and Low Voltage Systems
In this course students will learn how to model low-voltage elements in a project and connect them together by creating “circuits” and “systems.” We will also go over some tips and tricks with Revit MEP family symbols that are not possible in AutoCAD. Finally, we will look at Creating and Editing the Revit MEP Panel schedules to display the low voltage “circuits.”    

Documenting Your Project in Revit MEP: Keynotes and General Notes
Join us and learn techniques for working with documentation in your Revit projects. Explore unusual methods for managing project general notes as well as sheet-specific notes. Acquire insights for helpful naming conventions and constructive annotation families that everyone can take advantage of. You will also take away helpful tips and tricks to assist you in keeping your documentation concise and well thought-out.    

Revit Server
The Revit Server allows users in different geographic areas to collaborate on workshared projects across a Wide Area Network. In this class we'll go over Revit Server system requirements, installation and configuration, best practices, and some basic troubleshooting tips.    

Shared Parameters and Schedules in Revit MEP
This online class gets into the basics of creating shared parameters in Revit and how to create schedules to access them. During this 201 scheduling is meant to be used more as a spreadsheet interface for driving the model and not so much for putting schedules in a drawings set. However, we will cover the basics of making a schedule which one could easily then place on a sheet. This is a technique that is used to control multiple objects that need to have the same information. We will see how to quickly change the same parameter on many objects at once.    

Revit for Interior Designers
Attend this 1.5 hour online class and walk away with a wealth of tips and tricks that you can apply to your interior design projects in Revit. Topics we will cover will include Workflow, Linking files, Visibility graphics, Preparing interior elevations, Room and Area Plans, Finish schedules, Key schedules, Paint and split face tools, and much more. We will also cover best practices and guidelines that you can apply to your interiors projects in Revit.    

Stairs and Railings in Revit Architecture
This Revit class focuses on the creation of Revit component stair and railing elements. The different component stair shapes will be introduced along with adding and editing component landings. A review of the stair and railing parameters will be discussed in order to modify components within the different Types of stair and railing families. Additionally an introduction to the stair and railing sketching tools will be reviewed to create custom stair shapes and handrail extensions.    

Site Tools
Create 3D topographic models of your site conditions using the site tools in Revit. The class will cover toposurfaces, graded regions, cut and fills, a comprehensive review of site settings, and tips and tricks for linking site plans. (This class designed for Revit Architecture.)    

Phasing A-Z
Phasing adds the element of time (4D) to your Building Information Model (BIM). This class covers how to create and manage phased views, how to control the display of phased objects, and how to organize the Project Browser by Phase.    

Analysis for Master-Planning
In this course you will learn how AutoCAD Civil 3D, the standard design tool for civil engineers, is being used by many planners to bridge the gap between planning and engineering.  You will learn the basics of the civil design model and how to analyze the slopes of the existing ground surface, model the composite finished ground surface and calculate the resulting earthworks.    

Worksharing Best Practices  (See actual class video clip)
This class equips you with set up procedures and best practices for worksharing in Revit. Learn about recommended ways to use worksets and element borrowing. Students will learn file naming conventions, recommended daily procedures, tips for enhanced project performance and use of worksets for visibility.    

Conceptual Massing Studies
In this course we discuss the massing tools in REVIT Architecture that enable designers to create conceptual massing studies to visually represent and analyze ideas in the conceptual stage of a project design. We will look at the different ways to generate and modify complex surface forms in the mass environment to derive face-based geometries and understand the workflow of modeling solid and void forms. We will also review the method of creating intuitive or free-form modeling and explore ways to utilize adaptive components to create complex design building ideas and validate programming area requirements.    

Converting Blocks to Families and Working with 2D Content in Revit
This class introduces the students to the basics of creating 2D content for the Revit family of products. We will start off by reviewing family templates, categories and the Revit family editor. We will look at how to reuse 2D CAD content (blocks), create 2D content from scratch using workplanes/reference plane and various type of family parameters. Additionally, we will review how to use nested families and best practices for 2D content creation.    

Leveraging Design Options
The Design Option tools are used to study and propose alternate designs. Design Options can be used during schematic design or in CD phase to handle alternate bid items. This class examines when to use/not use the Design Option tools and covers how to create and present different Design Options from plan to 3D to schedules.    

Making Titleblocks and Drawing Lists
This class not only includes how to create custom titleblocks from scratch by choosing size, adding line types, parameters, and logos, but also how to import a titleblock from AutoCAD. Students will also learn how to create and add drawing lists, as well as what to include/not include in the list.    

Getting Started with Presentations
The mental ray® rendering engine makes it easy to create photo realistic renderings in Revit. This 1.5 hour class will focus on how to set up your scene, create and modify existing materials as well as set up exterior and interior lighting. There will also be many tips and tricks for doing quick presentations as well as productivity ideas to get your renderings and presentations out the door on time and on budget. Recommended for those new to rendering.    

Rapid Detailing
Go beyond your building information modeling and improve your documentation skills. This class will cover an array of detailing tools including detail views, detail components, repeating details and detail groups. Additionally the use of CAD details and the ability to reuse details on future projects will be discussed.    

Scheduling in Revit Architecture
Using occupancy studies, this class will dig deeper into scheduling within Revit Architecture. Students will learn how to create Shared Parameters, create Calculated Parameters and how to utilize Key Schedules. In addition, this class will review how schedules interact with Phasing, Design Options and Linked Files. Students who attend this class should be familiar with how to create a basic schedule and have some experience with occupancy calculations.    


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