Friday, April 30, 2010

For Monday, May 3, 2010

First half: Revit Stairs & Railings

Please download these two files on to your laptop, they are very useful samples:
Railing Samples.rvt Samples.rvt
Stair Samples.rvth Samples.rvt

Also download this, it's a Stair crib sheet that shows what the parameters do:

Second half: Revit Phases

If you want to study beforehand, here are some descriptions of Phases in Revit:

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

For Monday, April 26th, 2010

In the first half, we will model floors, and do a little detailing (an intersection of a wall and floor in section).

In the second half, we will look at content creation, making a simple parametric Family (.RFA) in the Family Editor.

We will start using Revit Architecture 2011, please install it on your laptops.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Installing Revit Architecture 2011

Download and run
     Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 (exe – 2.59 GB)
do "Install Products", follow the prompts.

After that, download and run either of these updates, depending upon your operating system (32- or 64-bit):

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 Update 2_32-bit (EXE - 69965Kb)
Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 Update 2_64-bit (EXE - 96926Kb)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Installing Revit Architecture 2010

Even thought the Revit Learning Club is now on 2011, if you need to install 2010 for anything, here are the directions:

Download and install, from

  Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 (exe - 1.41 Gb)


  Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 Update 2_64-bit (exe – 94.1 Mb)

Revit will run full-featured for 30 days the first time it's installed. After that, it goes to Demo mode which does not allow saving or exporting. Demo mode is also acceptable to use for practicing Revit at the Revit Learning Club.

For Monday, April 19th, 2010 (Patriots' Day)

Since March 29th, we've covered:
  • Walls
  • Design options
  • Curtail Walls
  • Rooms
  • Area Plans
  • Color Schemes on Rooms and Area
  • Placing Components
  • Schedules with new Parameters and Calculated values
For Monday, April 19th, 2010 (Patriots' Day) I plan to present:
  • Grids and Levels
  • Basic Structure
  • Roofs

Revit Learning Club offered in Boston, MA, USA

Revit Learning Club is offered in conjunction with the Boston Society of Architects.

The first hour, we will cover a "basic" aspect of Revit. That might be Walls, Roofs, Site/topography, Schedules, tracing CAD drawings, 2D drafting, etc. The second hour, we will look into a more "advanced" aspect of Revit: e.g., work sharing, rendering, Phases, Design Options, structure, MEP, content creation, analysis, revisions, etc. The goal is to get better at using Revit in our professions.

For best results, come with a modern laptop with the latest version of Revit Architecture installed, a mouse, and mouse pad.

Warning: Simple aspects of Revit might get complicated, and complex aspects might become simple.

Monday nights, 6:15pm - 8:15pm, at KI, 115 Broad St., Boston MA 02109. Fee: $15 per session.

New people, RVSP to