Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016
Architecture is the process of turning a thought into space. Although it's so simple to
convey that in the written word, the actual act of doing so is much more than it is possible
to write. It's glory, it's torment, it's frustration, it's freedom, it's the realization that one
miscalculation means a complete redesign, like blowing on a house of cards, and it's the 3
a.m. epiphany when you realize that the new design was what you were meant to get to in
the first place. With all of that, it's also the burning desire to work relentlessly to make
something better one step at a time.
Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software is one of the many tools we employ to help us
through this organic process. It's one tool in the toolbox, but it can be much more than
that. It can be the workflow that helps to empower a team. That team is the designers, the
contractors, and ultimately the owners who are all looking to speak the same language.
Who Should Read This Book
This book is written for architects and designers who have had some exposure to Revit
and are eager to learn more. It's for architects of any generation—you don't need to be a
computer wizard to understand or appreciate the content within. We've designed the book
to follow real project workflows and processes to help make the tools easier to use. The
chapters are full of handy tips to make Revit easier to leverage in your day-to-day world.
This book is also for the entire range of architects, from those who are fresh out of school
to seasoned project managers. We have endeavored to include content for all walks of the
profession so that regardless of your role on a project, you can learn how BIM changes
both workflow and culture within a project team. With that, a basic understanding of
Revit will make it easier to work through the book. Revit is a very robust tool requiring
more than one project iteration to master.