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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.
  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    • Full Time: 3 Days (08:30 - 16:00)
    • Online: Course access for 12 Months
    • Part-Time: 3 Weeks (2 x evenings, 18:00-20:00 + 1 x Saturday, 08:00-15:00)
  • Course Prerequisites

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

    • An understanding of architectural terminology is an asset.
  • CPD Credits

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

Our Delivery 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, done during the traditional 08:00 – 16:00 working day.

Online Mentored Learning

Do a course at your pace via our “myWay Online Mentored Learning”, combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, an online course mentor, extra resources, questionnaires and more, all supported via out Online Student Portal.

Part Time Mentored Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.

Available Exams and Certifications

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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 

  • Creating and documenting a basic building


Introducing Revit as a BIM tool


UI Tour, Project Navigation and View Creation  

  • Creating levels and grids
  • Using dimensions
  • 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


  • Campus
    Start Date
    End Date
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  • 22 April 2020
    24 April 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 03 June 2020
    05 June 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 12 August 2020
    14 August 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 12 August 2020
    14 August 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 14 October 2020
    16 October 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 30 November 2020
    02 December 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
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    Start Date
    End Date
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  • 15 April 2020
    17 April 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 10 June 2020
    12 June 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 04 August 2020
    06 August 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 07 October 2020
    09 October 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 07 December 2020
    09 December 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • Campus
    Start Date
    End Date
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  • 04 March 2020
    06 March 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 11 May 2020
    13 May 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 08 July 2020
    10 July 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 02 September 2020
    04 September 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 04 November 2020
    06 November 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led

Online Training Booking Form

By completing the below online booking, a booking confirmation will be sent out and an invoice will be generated. A place will be reserved on this course and you are expected to attend. If you require a quote first please contact The CAD Corporation offices and speak to a sales consultant.

Autodesk Revit Architecture Essentials

  1. By booking for this course, an invoice will be generated and you will be liable for the payment of this invoice. If you require a quote, please contact The CAD Corporation Offices.
  2. After the generation of the invoice a training confirmation will be emailed using the details provided above.
  3. The CAD Corporation retains the rights to change this calendar without any notification.
  4. Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
  5. All university students will receive a 10% discount for cash payments.
  6. The minimum notice of cancellation is 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. If you fail to do so the full amount is payable.
  7. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.

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