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Autodesk Revit Beyond Advanced  

Prerequisites

Available Exams and Certifications

Price

In-Class: R6,200.00 Excl VAT (Per Person)

Distance Learning: R4,900.00 Excl VAT (Per Person)

Includes Certified eBook, Dataset CD, Autodesk Revit Trial

Duration

3 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Advanced

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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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.

Considering options and alternatives

  • This module is presented as a lecture followed by an exercise, it provides an insight into working with Design Options in Revit. Topics discussed include:
    • Design option terminology and workflows
    • Utilising design option sets 
    • Considerations when using design options
    • Design sets and incorporating design options
  • This exercise provides a practical example on the use and set-up of design options  

Construction sequencing (Phasing)

  • This module introduces the concept of construction sequencing, more commonly referred to as Phasing, it looks at the various stages and how these are used to visually portray each one. Topics covered include:
    • Project phasing, properties and creation
    • Phase filters and graphic overrides
    • Combining phases, infill and the demolition of elements
  • This exercise provides a practical example on utilising project phases, filters and the demolish tool  

Project Setup

  • This module looks to guide a user through the early stages of project set-up, exploring the different approaches which may be applicable to the unique combination of supplied data and scope of work. Topics discussed include:
    • Explore the different approaches to starting a project
    • Understand how and why we sanitise CAD files prior to use in Revit
    • Look at how we establish building models and site models
    • Define and manage real-world or defined coordinates
  • This exercise focuses on the linking of two Revit files, a building and a site model, and the definition of a shared coordinate system between the two

Energy Analysis

  • This module explores the use of how Revit models can be successfully used to simulate energy performance from a very early stage concept model through to a detailed, element-based model with inherent material properties. Topics discussed include:
    • Understand the terminology of Energy Simulation
    • Learn best practice tips on model creation for energy analysis
    • Explore the simplicity of concept mass simulation Explore the potential of analysis using detailed material composition
    • There are two exercises for this module, exploring the two different approaches to energy analysis, starting with an early stage conceptual model and then looking at a more developed building model with system family composition, data-rich materials, door and window components and room data applied

Placing Structural Elements

  • This module introduces delegates to the basics of structural elements is aimed at those users who are of a non-structural discipline and who have a requirement to show structural elements within their models or to replicate structural designs provided in 2D formats such that they can be used to provide context to other information. It does not cover any analytical topics nor does it go into detail regarding settings or advanced modification of the frame. Topics discussed include:
    • The placement of:
      • Columns, Beams and Bracing members
      • Foundations, Strip footings, Slabs, Slab Edges, Piers and Pilasters
      • Beam and Truss Systems
    • Basic modification to the above members
    • The creation of framing elevations
    • Placement and modification of beam systems
  • This exercise starts with the relatively empty project model and takes you through the process of assembling various structural components in order to define a simple frame as shown on the accompanying drawing.

Creating 2D Content Part One

  • In this, the first of a series of modules looking at bespoke content creation in the Revit Family Editor, we look at the definition of the simplest of elements. We assume a starting knowledge of Revit although it is not critical to have completed the introduction to Family Editing module in the essentials series. Topics discussed include:
    • 2D Content Creation
    • Detailing to Replace or Enhance?
    • A Library of Shapes
    • Profile Templates
    • Content Standards and Naming Conventions
  • In this exercise we are creating a new library item or Standard Family, which can be used time and again. The exercise is largely self-contained as it uses a default template within Revit to create the library item, although we are going to use a predefined project file as a testing environment for our component.

Nesting

  • This module forms part of a wider series looking at the family editor in all its capability. The specific principles explored here surround the nesting of components such that an element can contain predefined parts and that changing the properties of the whole, will alter the properties of the parts as well. Topics explored here include:
    • Understand generic library elements
    • Follow the 10 steps to family creation
    • Positioning and locking a sub-element
    • Nesting parameters
  • This exercise has two parts to it, and begins with a family based upon the standard Revit template file Metric Generic Model.rft which will be used to define a parametric shelf. A second family will then be created, based on the Metric Furniture.rft template file

Creating 2D Content Part Two

  • This exercise starts by looking at a manufacturers supplied CAD file in .dwg format, and using that data to influence the creation of a parametric 2D Detail family, similar to what we have done before, with more complex linework but without parametric control as the element will be a fixed size. We will look at rationalising the linework to appropriate levels – in other words, we will decide how little linework that we can get away with to keep our finished element light and simple yet sufficiently precise. Topics explored here include:
    • Important Terminology
    • Line Weight
    • Nesting Principles
    • Sanitising CAD Data
    • Using CAD data within Revit
  • There are three exercises in this module, or three parts to the same exercise if we look at it another way. First we are going to take an example of a manufacturer-supplied element in CAD format and use that as a basis for a detail component, extracting an appropriate level of information. In the second exercise we will take this detail component and nest that into a profile family, which will in turn be used to generate the geometry for a curtain wall mullion in the third exercise.

Preparing the Analytical Model

  • In this module we take a look at some basic modelling techniques and best practice - around standard elements and common issues, and we'll take a look at a number of simple checks that can be undertaken when placing model elements to ensure the elements analytical component are connecting as you expect them to. Topics explored here include:
    • Analytical v Physical model
    • View, adjust and manage analytical alignment
    • Nodes and hosted nodes
    • Auto-detection and projection
    • Consistency and member support checks
  • This exercise works through a number of practical examples of the different options available to adjust and align elements in the analytical model. The two main methods used to align analytical members are auto-detection and projection and we'll take a look at how these are applied in different circumstances. The first exercise considers curved members and the unique issues to consider when working with them.

Creating Parametric Trusses

  • In this module we take a look at the parametric truss builder in Revit. It is an extremely adaptable and powerful tool, and its potential is becoming increasingly explored and used to develop quite diverse and often complex alternate "framing" systems. Topics explored here include:
    • Loading and inserting structural trusses
    • Modifying profiles and properties
    • Add basic supports
    • The family editor
    • Build a parametric truss
  • The exercise that follows the lecture comprises two parts, in the first part we explore the truss generator and follow on from this by building our very own truss family from scratch.

Loads and Analysis Tools

  • This module provides an insight into using Revit to add design information, such as loads, load combinations and boundary conditions in the model; prior to introducing delegates to the structural analysis tools available and possible workflows. Topics explored here include:
    • The type and placement of loads :
      • Point, Line
      • Area, Hosted
    • Representation of the load types
    • Load cases, natures and combinations
    • Boundary conditions
    • Links to structural analysis tools
  • This exercise provides a practical example of creating a load and load combination, then applying this to a basic bridge in Revit prior to running an analysis of the model in Robot. Before applying loads to the model it may be necessary to create new loads and load combinations.  

Working with Parametrics

  • This module explains what tools are available to maintain complete control over modelled geometry through the use of parametric rules. You will learn the difference between reference planes and reference lines, and how logical rules and formulae can be used to drive these work planes and hence control the associated geometry of the finished object. Topics explored here include:
    • Understanding the terminology of parameters
    • Exploring the different types and functions of parameters
    • Understanding work planes, reference planes, reference lines and reference points
    • How parameters are created and applied
  • The exercise portion of this module looks at creating a simple steel portal frame which can be manipulated by changing values for span, pitch and height. The simplicity of the form is intentional as we focus on the underlying principles.

Placing Reinforcement

  • This module explores the various tools and features available for modelling 3D concrete reinforcement. It considers a number of best practice methods and some of the best tricks, for creating complete, detailed and accurate reinforcement designs using the standard reinforcement modelling, drawing, and scheduling tools for both planar rebar, area and wire fabric mesh. Topics explored here include:
    • Valid rebar hosts and reinforcing parts
    • Reinforcement and cover settings and rules
    • Rebar shape codes and sketching bespoke shapes
    • Area, path and fabric reinforcement
    • Partitioning, numbering and scheduling
  • The exercise uses a number of short practical examples of how to place planar rebar, structural area and fabric area reinforcement into a number of valid hosts such as concrete foundations, floor slabs and a precast stair. It concludes with scheduling, how to create a new parameter and the use of calculation tool to add a formula combining a built-in parameter with a new mass.
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