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Autodesk Revit Structure Essentials  


This course covers the basics of Autodesk Revit® Structure. Users are introduced to the concepts of Building Information Modeling and the tools for parametric design, analysis, and documentation. They learn the fundamental features of Autodesk Revit Structure, learn to use the 3D parametric design tools for creating and analyzing a project, and finish with construction documentation and design visualization. This guide offers both imperial and metric hands-on exercises representing real-world structural design scenarios.


No previous CAD experience is necessary, however before using this courseware the student should have working
knowledge of the following:

  • Design, drafting or engineering principles
  • Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7 or Microsoft Windows 8.

Available Exams and Certifications

Course Accreditations

4 Credits (By the South African Institute of Civil Engineers - SAICE)


In-Class: R6700 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Distance Learning: R4900 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Includes Certified eBook, Dataset CD


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?

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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.

Revit in a Nutshell 

  • Interactive exercise on creating and documenting a basic building

Introducing Revit as a BIM tool

  • What is BIM and what does it mean?
  • The benefits of BIM
  • What will BIM deliver?
  • Industry drivers
  • Introducing Levels of BIM
  • Implications on team and workflow; fee and deliverables; contract and insurance issues

Project Navigation and View Creation 

  • Interactive session introducing the menu and screen layout 
  • Interrogating the model to extract views
    • Plans, sections and elevations
    • Displaced views, callouts and drafting views
    • 3D isometrics, perspectives and walkthrough movies 
  • Placement and properties of grids, levels and dimensions 
  • Introduction to basic Revit elements
  • Exercise on creating levels, grids and using dimensions and scope boxes

Element Selection and Manipulation 

  • Interactive session introducing object selection methods 
  • Element properties and manipulation 
  • Instance and Type parameters 
  • Modify tools, Nodes and Snaps 
  • Exercise on basic editing tools, trim, offset, align, etc

Visibility Control and Categorisation 

  • Project-Wide Settings
  • View Specific Overrides
  • Element Specific Overrides
  • Individual Line Overrides
  • Exercise on modifying element visibility

Model Development Methodology

  • Is BIM just about 3D?
  • Information timeline and overload
  • How a project develops from a base template
  • The complexity of components
  • Controlling graphical display

Establishing a Project

  • Project units -  Common and Structural
  • Structural settings and symbolic representation
  • Analytical settings
  • Linking CAD and Revit Architecture
  • Copy monitor and coordination review
  • Exercise on linking a Revit Architecture model and using copy/monitor tools

Modelling Basics - Walls, Columns, Beams and Bracing

  • Basic definitions
  • Relating slabs to walls and supporting framework
  • Column and beam placement and behaviour
  • Element connectivity and display
  • Bracing characteristics
  • Exercise on element placement techniques and introducing sketching principles

Foundations and Piling

  • Footings and foundations types 
    • Isolated pads, piles and strip foundations
  • Slabs, standard and in-place family foundations 
    • Slab edges, ground beams
  • Foundation walls, piers and pilasters
  • Exercise on foundation slabs, walls, piers, pilasters, footings and pile caps

System Family 

  • Editing Principles of composite system family definition
  • Understanding properties such as function, and wrapping of layers
  • Creating and utilising a system family library
  • Exercise on system family editing

Basic Schedules and Legends

  • Generation of tabular interrogations of the model
    • Scheduling Components
    • Style schedules
    • Legends
  • Exercise on creating a column and foundation schedule

Slab and Roof Tools

  • Sketching Rules
  • Relating to slabs to walls and supports
  • Cantilevers, span direction and adding slopes
  • Slab foundation and slab edge
  • Basic Roof Designs
  • Exercise on placing floor slabs and creating roofs

Stairs Ramps and Railings

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

Beam and Truss Systems

  • Beam systems creation and placement
  • Sketching boundaries and rules
  • Modifying beam system properties
  • Concrete framing systems and pan joist slabs
  • Truss elements, placement and family creation
  • Attaching trusses to roofs and floors
  • Exercise on creating and placing beam and truss systems

2D Draughting and Annotation

  • Introducing annotation tools and component categories
  • Detail component libraries
  • Repeating details
  • Lines and arcs
  • Text, Tags and keynotes
  • Exercise on generating and annotating a construction detail

Sheet Compilation and Publication

  • Project browser organisation – WIP and Publish
  • Creating and populating sheets
  • Working with schedules
  • Publishing and document management
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