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Autodesk Revit Advanced   


This course covers many of the advanced features of the entire Revit platform.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an approach to the entire building life cycle. Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Autodesk® Revit® MEP, and Autodesk® Revit® Structure are powerful BIM programs that support the ability to coordinate, update, and share design data with team members throughout the design, construction, and management phases of a building’s life. A key component in managing the BIM process is to establish a company foundation for different types of projects by creating standard templates and custom elements. Having this in place makes the process of any new project flow smoothly and efficiently.

The objective of the Autodesk Revit Collaboration Tools training guide is to enable students who have a basic knowledge of Autodesk Revit to increase their productivity while working with other people on a team, either in the same firm or other firms, and while working with Autodesk Revit files or other CAD files.



Available Exams and Certifications


In-Class: R7800 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Distance Learning: R5600 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

  • 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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What is Autodesk Revit?

Watch this video to see what is BIM? This video explains the power of building information modeling in building design and infrastructure.


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

  • Design option terminology and workflows
  • Utilising design option sets
  • Considerations when using design options
  • Design sets and incorporating design options


Construction Sequencing (Phasing)

  • Project phasing, properties and creation
  • Phase filters and graphic overrides
  • Combining phases, infill and the demolition of elements


Project Setup and Managing Coordinates

  • 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


Energy Analysis of a Revit Model

  • 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


Placing Structural Elements

  • 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


Creating 2D Content Part One

  • 2D Content Creation
  • Detailing to Replace or Enhance? A Library of Shapes
  • Profile Templates
  • Content Standards and Naming Conventions


Nesting Elements to Create Complex Families

  • Understand generic library elements
  • Follow the 10 steps to family creation
  • Positioning and locking a sub-element
  • Nesting parameters


Creating 2D Content Part Two

  • Important Terminology
  • Line Weight
  • Nesting Principles
  • Sanitising CAD Data
  • Using CAD data within Revit


Parameters and Formulae

  • Understanding
  • Parameters
  • Working with Formulae Correct
  • Formula Syntax


Preparing the Analytical Model

  • Analytical v Physical model
  • View, adjust and manage analytical alignment
  • Nodes and hosted nodes
  • Auto-detection and projection
  • Consistency and member support checks


Creating Parametric Trusses

  • Loading and inserting structural trusses
  •  Modifying profiles and properties
  • Add basic supports
  • The family editor
  • Build a parametric truss


Loads and Analysis Tools

  • 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


Working with Parametrics

  • 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


Placing Reinforcement

  • 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
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