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In April 2018, Ideate merged its Autodesk businesses with IMAGINiT Technologies, resulting in one company offering many solutions to their combined customers. As a result of that combination, Ideate classes have been reformatted to align with the corresponding IMAGINiT classes. This class, which was a three-day class with Ideate, is now a four-day class.

To take full advantage of Building Information Modeling, the Autodesk Revit Structure Fundamentals training course has been designed to teach the concepts and principles from building design through construction documentation using the Autodesk Revit Structure software. This Autodesk Revit training course is intended to introduce students to the user interface and the basic building components of the software that makes it a powerful and flexible structural modeling tool. The goal is to familiarize you with the tools required to create, modify, analyze, and document the parametric model.


*price per student


Revit Structure Fundamentals
This training course introduces the fundamental skills in learning how to use the Autodesk Revit Structure software. It is highly recommended that students have experience and knowledge in structural design and its terminology

Objective: This course will will increase the productivity of structural detailers and engineers by highlighting the features of Revit Structure and its varied tools for parametric building design and documentation.  

Scheduling: This training course will be conducted over four consecutive days. 

Location: This class is scheduled on rotation but is not regularly scheduled in all office locations. Please contact for further details on class rotation and scheduling. We will provide all systems and software required to participate in this course.

Detailed Course Outline

Chapter 1: Introduction to BIM and Autodesk Revit

  • 1.1 BIM and Autodesk Revit
  • 1.2 Overview of the Interface
  • 1.3 Starting Projects
  • 1.4 Viewing Commands

Chapter 2: Basic Sketching and Modify Tools

  • 2.1 Using General Sketching Tools
  • 2.2 Editing Elements
  • 2.3 Working with Basic Modify Tools
  • 2.4 Working with Additional Modify Tools

Chapter 3: Starting Structural Projects

  • 3.1 Linking and Importing CAD Files
  • 3.2 Linking in Revit Models
  • 3.3 Setting Up Levels
  • 3.4 Copying and Monitoring Elements
  • 3.5 Coordinating Linked Models

Chapter 4: Structural Grids and Columns

  • 4.1 Adding Structural Grids
  • 4.2 Placing Structural Columns

Chapter 5: Foundations

  • 5.1 Modeling Walls
  • 5.2 Adding Wall Footings
  • 5.3 Creating Piers and Pilasters
  • 5.4 Adding Isolated Footings

Chapter 6: Structural Framing

  • 6.1 Modeling Structural Framing
  • 6.2 Modifying Structural Framing
  • 6.3 Adding Trusses

Chapter 7: Working with Views

  • 7.1 Setting the View Display
  • 7.2 Duplicating Views
  • 7.3 Adding Callout Views
  • 7.4 Elevations and Sections

Chapter 8: Adding Structural Slabs

  • 8.1 Modeling Structural Slabs
  • 8.2 Creating Shaft Openings

Chapter 9: Structural Reinforcement

  • 9.1 Structural Reinforcement
  • 9.2 Adding Rebar
  • 9.3 Modifying Rebar
  • 9.4 Reinforcing Walls, Floors, and Slabs

Chapter 10: Structural Analysis

  • 10.1 Preparing Projects for Structural Analysis
  • 10.2 Viewing Analytical Models
  • 10.3 Adjusting Analytical Models
  • 10.4 Placing Loads

Chapter 11: Project - Concrete Structure

  • 11.1 Start a Structural Project
  • 11.2 Create Foundation Elements
  • 11.3 Frame a Concrete Structure

Chapter 12: Creating Construction Documents

  • 12.1 Setting Up Sheets
  • 12.2 Placing and Modifying Views on Sheets
  • 12.3 Printing Sheets

Chapter 13: Annotating Construction Documents

  • 13.1 Working with Dimensions
  • 13.2 Working with Text
  • 13.3 Adding Tags
  • 13.4 Adding Detail Lines and Symbols
  • 13.5 Creating Legends

Chapter 14: Creating Details

  • 14.1 Setting Up Detail Views
  • 14.2 Adding Detail Components
  • 14.3 Annotating Details

Chapter 15: Scheduling

  • 15.1 Structural Schedules
  • 15.2 Graphical Column Schedules
  • 15.3 Working with Schedules

Appendix A: Introduction to Worksets

  • A.1 Introduction to Worksets

Appendix B: Additional Tools

  • B.1 Reusing Selection Sets
  • B.2 Placing Slanted Structural Columns
  • B.3 Creating Slab Types
  • B.4 Creating Rebar Types
  • B.5 Editing Plan and Section Profiles
  • B.6 Working with Guide Grids on Sheets
  • B.7 Revision Tracking
  • B.8 Annotating Dependent Views
  • B.9 Importing and Exporting Schedules
  • B.10 Creating Building Component Schedules
  • B.11 Creating a Repeating Detail

Appendix C: Autodesk Revit Structure Certification Exam Objectives


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