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Autodesk Revit Architecture Essentials  


The Autodesk® Revit® software is a powerful Building Information Modeling (BIM) program that works the way architects think. The program streamlines the design process through the use of a central 3D model, where changes made in one view update across all views and on the printable sheets. 

The objective of the Autodesk® Revit® Architecture: Essentials learning guide is to enable you to create a full 3D architectural project model including walls, doors, windows, components, floors, ceilings, roofs, stairs, the basic tools that the majority of architectural users need. This includes how to navigate the user interface and use the basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools.The final part of the course focuses on creating construction documents.


Before using this courseware the student should have working knowledge of the following:

  • An understanding of architectural terminology is an asset.

Available Exams and Certifications

Course Accreditations

6 Credits (By the South African Institute of Architects - SAIA)


In-Class: R6800 p/p Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Distance Learning: R4900 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Includes access to The CAD Corporation Online Portal which includes a Certified eBook, Datasets and Additional Resources



3 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Beginners

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Mentored Learning

The "myWay Mentored Learning” was created in response for more flexible learning schedules and focused content. It allows each student to progress in a manner that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule that a fixed, lecture based approach does not allow for. You will be mentored on a one to one basis by a subject matter expert with continues practical exposure and focus on problem areas, allowing you to progress at your own pace and deciding what content requires more or less time.

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Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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What is Autodesk Revit?

Watch this video to see the power for architecture, MEP and structural engineering, and construction—made possible by Revit 2017.


Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • The CAD Corporation retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses The CAD Corporation will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at The CAD Corporation only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, The CAD Corporation reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • The CAD Corporation suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. The CAD Corporation is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Revit in a Nutshell 

  • Creating and documenting a basic building


Introducing Revit as a BIM tool


UI Tour, Project Navigation and View Creation  

  • Creating levels and grids
  • Using dimentions
  • Using scope boxes


Element Selection and Manipulation 

  • Basic editing
    • Tools
    • Trims
    • Offset
    • Alignment


Visibility Control and Categorisation 

  • Modifying element visibility


Model Development Methodology 

  • Controlling graphical display 


Wall Creation and Manipulation

  • Insertion of walls and openings using basic editing tools
  • Positioning of walls and openings


Floors, Roofs and Ceilings

  • Introducing sketching principles to create:
    • Floors
    • Roofs
    • Ceilings


Window, Door and Component Use

  • Doors, Windows and Level-Hosted (Free-standing) Elements


System Family Editing


Basic Schedules and Legends

  • Generation of tabular interrogations of the model
    • Scheduling Components
    • Style schedules
    • Legends


Stairs Ramps and Railings

  • Stair by component and by sketch
  • Characteristics of simple ramps
  • Hosted and stand-alone handrailing
  • Exercise on stairs and railings


Geometry Formation and In-Place Families


Massing Tools and the Building Maker

  • Develop a building Design


Stairs, Ramps and Railings

  • Basic and multi-storey stairs
  • Handrailing
  • Ramps


Basic Curtain Walls

  • Curtain walling


Room Data and Colour-Fill 

  • Area plans Colour schemes and legends
  • Room data


2D Draughting and Annotation

  • Introducing annotation tools and component categories
  • Generating and annotating a construction detail


Sheet Compilation and Publication


Basic Subdivision and Collaboration

  • Worksets and task allocation


Introduction to the principles of Family Editing

  • Defining a fully parametric furniture component

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Centurion, Pretoria Office
11 Dec 2019
09 Dec 2019

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Cape Town, Salt River
04 Dec 2019
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