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Revit Architecture: Stage 2 Concept Design

Starting Your Revit Project – Site Setup

  • Link CAD files to establish site location information
  • Understanding coordinates and project orientation

Space Planning and Area Analysis

  • Understand the power of Revit’s space planning
  • Areas – total constructed area and floor area
  • Show spatial relationships based on area schemes
  • Tools for defining usable space
  • Colour schemes to help building analysis

3D Site Modelling

  • Identify elevations of a site, importing 3D contour data
  • Assign materials to surfaces to identify roads, lakes, hills
  • Add a building pad and property lines, grade a site
  • Add parking spaces & vegetation, render the site, create a parking space schedule

Introduction to FormIt

  • Sketch in 3D, anywhere – design on an iPad or Android tablet with Autodesk FormIt
  • Supports full iteration with Revit to connect your design concepts without remodelling

Massing Studies

  • Early on in a project, you have many design ideas and the speed at which you communicate those ideas is of the essence. You will see how Revit can be used in the early conceptual design stage of a project. Quickly turn your 3D Revit sketches into design components, without duplicating your work.
  • Build a shape or form from scratch Use schedules to produce floor area information which is live and constantly updated


  • Differentiate between existing, new and temporary elements of the building; create new phases to subdivide the new works
  • Create a phasing drawing showing the development of a project over time

Concept Model to Real Building

  • Create physical building elements from the concept model without redrawing – why have two models when you can have just one?
  • Create conceptual walls, floors and roofs
  • Create a curtain wall system
  • Control conceptual materials

Working with Views

  • Advanced perspective techniques, section and plan perspectives, advanced graphics techniques

Solar and Shadow Analysis

  • Graphically view sun locations and its impact on your project for early-stage analysis
  • Create a still, single-day or multi-day solar studies

Design Options

  • Design options provide a way to set up multiple layouts for a section of a building model. For example, you could design several roof options, window layouts, or entry areas and view each in context within the main building.
  • Identify the main model and your design options
  • Define your option sets Use views to quickly see your design options
  • Use views to quickly see your design options

Course Details

Duration: 2 Days

Timings: 9:30 - 16:30


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