UNL - BIM for Design

Introduction to Revit


Autodesk Revit is a powerful, fully-featured Building Information Modeling platform for architecture, engineering, and construction. As a BIM platform. Revit has an extensive collection of 3D modeling, information tracking, documentation, and collaboration capabilities. This course will provide an introductory overview of utilizing Revit for design. Students will develop a 3D Revit model based on an iconic architectural precedent with supporting documentation and graphics.

Course Documents


  • September 13, 2014 - CLASS DAY
    • Class Introduction
    • PART 1 - Project Set-Up
  • September 20, 2014 - CLASS DAY
    • Model Development
    • PART 2 - Interior Development
  • September 27, 2014 - CLASS DAY
    • Model Development
    • PART 3- Exterior Development
  • October 4, 2014 - Submit Final Model

Assignment Grading Criteria

Criteria Description
Model Elements Does the model contain required model elements?
Model Views Does the model contain all required views and sheets?
Model Craft Does the model reflect clean modeling standards and craft?
View Graphics Do model views and sheets demonstrate graphic control?

Required Model View List

View Quantity Description
3D Camera Views 3 Perspective images using camera placement.
3D Massing Axos 2 Diagrammatic views of building mass and mass floors.
Typical Floor Plans 3 Floor plan views of typical levels of building.
Enlarged Floor Plan 1 Floor plan view showing floor layout and rooms.
Elevations 2 Overall building elevations.
Sections 2 Typical building sections.
Room Schedule 1 Schedule of rooms and areas.
Curtain Wall Schedule 1 Schedule of curtain wall elements and quantities.

PART 1 - Project Set-Up


Model Element Inclusions

Image Model Element Description
Massing Building mass & mass floors
Grid Lines Column grid for columns
Levels Level datums for floors
Floors Generic floors
Columns Generic architectural columns

PART 2 - Interior Development


Model Element Inclusions

Image Model Element Description
Walls Generic interior and exterior walls
Doors Generic doors
Openings Shaft-based floor openings
Stairs Stair elements with railings
Rooms Room elements

PART 3 - Exterior Development


Model Element Inclusions

Image Model Element Description
Curtain System Curtain wall systems with curtain grids.
Curtain Panels Glazed and solid curtain panels
Mullions Mullions with custom profiles.
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