Lunch & Learn Topics

Outlined below is the Ascent books available for reference / study, I’ve numbered the books for reference only they don’t need to be done in any particular order.  Having said that it would probably be a good idea to at least work through the FUNDAMENTALS books first.

This is the outline I intend to follow for the Lunch & Learn sessions.  I thought it would be helpful to post this so that you’ll know what we’ll cover in the event you miss a session due to other commitments.  By the way I don’t intend to do all the hosting, I’ll be asking others to take a turn as well.

The Thumbs up markers indicate topics covered.

The Star marker indicates the next topic.

These books are available to take home, but please bring them back the next day.  Sue was kind enough to make a sign out sheet for the books so please feel free to stop by and say hi & snag a copy.


Book 1:  Ascent Revit Architecture 2011 FUNDAMENTALS

  1. BIM in Revit Architecture Thumbs up
    1. Building Information Modeling
    2. Overview of RAC Interface
    3. RAC Terminology
    4. Starting Revit Projects
    5. Viewing Commands
  2. Basic Drawing & Editing Tools Thumbs up
    1. General Drawing Tools
    2. Editing Revit Elements
    3. Basic Modifying Tools
  3. Datum Elements  Thumbs up
    1. Setting Up Levels
    2. Importing CAD Files
    3. Structural Grids
    4. Adding Columns
  4. Drawing & Modifying Walls Thumbs up
    1. Drawing & Modifying Walls
    2. Helpful Editing Tools
  5. Doors & Windows Thumbs up
    1. Adding Doors & Windows
    2. Loading From the Library
    3. Creating Additional Sizes
  6. Curtain Walls Thumbs up
    1. Creating Curtain Walls
    2. Adding Curtain Wall Grids
    3. Working With Panels
    4. Mullions
  7. Creating Views Thumbs up
    1. Duplicating Views
    2. Callouts
    3. Setting Up View Display
    4. Creating Elevations
    5. Creating Sections
  8. Floors Thumbs up
    1. Creating Floors
    2. Shaft openings
    3. Sloped Floors
  9. Components Thumbs up
    1. Adding Components
  10. Reflected Ceiling Plans Thumbs up
    1. Creating Ceilings
    2. Ceiling Soffits
    3. Adding Ceiling Fixtures
  11. Roofs Thumbs up
    1. Creating Roofs
    2. Roof by Footprint
    3. Reference & Work Planes
    4. Roof by Extrusion
    5. Cleaning Wall/Roof Intersections
  12. Vertical Circulation Thumbs up
    1. Standard & Custom Stairs
    2. Ramps
    3. Railings
  13. Construction Documents Star
    1. Setting Up Sheets
    2. Modifying Views on Sheets
    3. Printing Sheets
  14. Annotating Construction Documents
    1. Dimensions
    2. Text
    3. Detail Lines & Symbols
    4. Legends
  15. Tags & Schedules
    1. Adding Tags
    2. Schedules
  16. Detailing in Revit Architecture
    1. Setting Up Detail Views
    2. Creating Details
    3. Annotating
    4. Keynoting
    5. Patterning

Appendices

  1. Worksets
    1. Introduction
  2. Additional Tools
    1. Curtain Wall Types & Automatic Grids
    2. Annotating Dependant Views
    3. Enhancing Views
    4. Creating Dormers
    5. Revision Tracking
    6. Creating Schedules
    7. Creating a Repeating Detail


Book 2:  Ascent Revit Architecture 2011 CONCEPTUAL DESIGN & VISUALIZATON

  1. Massing Studies
    1. Overview
    2. Placing Mass Elements
    3. Conceptual Massing
    4. Setting Work Planes
    5. Mass Forms
    6. Dynamic Editing
    7. From Massing to Building
  2. Space Planning & Area Analysis
    1. Space Planning
    2. Area Analysis
    3. Colour Schemes
  3. Visualization
    1. Perspectives
    2. Walkthroughs
    3. Solar Studies
  4. Rendering
    1. Basics
    2. Lighting
    3. Enhancing Renders
  5. Conceptual Mass Families
    1. Conceptual Mass Families

Book 3:  Ascent Revit Architecture 2011 COLLABORATION TOOLS

  1. Phasing & Design Options <===
    1. Project Phasing <===
    2. Design Options<===
  2. Groups & Links
    1. Using Groups
    2. Modifying Groups
    3. Linking Revit Files
    4. Links & Groups
    5. Visibility & Graphic Overrides in Linked View
  3. Importing & Exporting
    1. Importing Vector Files
    2. Modifying Imported Files
    3. Importing Raster Files
    4. Exporting Files
    5. Exporting for Energy Analysis
  4. Project Team Collaboration
    1. Introduction to Worksets
    2. Opening & Saving Workset Related Projects
    3. Working In Workset Related Projects
    4. Setting Up Worksets
    5. Best Practices for Worksets

Appendices

  1. Multi-Discipline Coordination

Book 4:  Ascent Revit Architecture 2011 SITE & STRUCTURAL DESIGN

  1. Site Design
    1. Topo Surfaces
    2. Property Lines & Building Pads
    3. Modifying Topo Surfaces
    4. Site Components
    5. Shared Positioning
  2. Structural Tools
    1. Structural Basics
    2. Foundation Plans
    3. Framing Plans & Beams
    4. Framing Elevations & Braces
    5. Coordinating Across Disciplines

Book 5:  Ascent Revit Architecture 2011 BIM MANAGEMENT

  1. Creating Custom Templates
    1. Preparing Templates
    2. Pre-setting Annotation Styles
    3. Creating Titleblocks
    4. Creating Object Styles
    5. Materials & Fill Patterns
    6. View Templates
  2. Schedules
    1. Creating Schedules
    2. Material take-off Schedules
    3. Parameters & Calculated Values
  3. Custom Walls, Roofs & Sections
    1. Creating Custom Types
    2. Adding Sweeps
    3. Vertical Compound Walls
    4. Vertical Stacked Walls
  4. Family Concepts & Techniques
    1. Family Types
    2. The Parametric Framework
    3. Creating Family Elements
    4. Additional Tools
    5. Family Types
    6. Visibility Settings
    7. Overview
  5. Creating Specific Families
    1. Custom Doors & Windows
    2. In-Place Families
    3. Profiles
    4. Angled Cornice, Copings & Fascia
    5. Custom Railings
    6. Railings, Balusters & Panels
    7. Annotation Families
    8. Shared Parameters

Book 6:  Ascent Revit Structure 2011 FUNDAMENTALS (this is my personal copy, feel free to borrow it)

  1. Introduction to Revit Structure
    1. What is RST
    2. RST Projects
    3. RST Interface
    4. Viewing Tools
  2. Setting Up Levels & Grids
    1. Creating & Using Levels
    2. Grids
  3. Working with Views
    1. Elevations
    2. Sections
    3. Callouts
  4. Editing Elements
    1. Select Elements for Editing
    2. Temporary Dimensions
  5. Modify Commands
    1. Move & Copy
    2. Rotate
    3. Array
    4. Mirror
    5. Align
    6. Split
    7. Offset
    8. Trim & Extend
  6. Creating an Architectural Underlay
    1. Working with Underlays
    2. Importing & Linking CAD Files
    3. Linking Revit Projects
    4. Copying & Monitoring Elements
  7. Adding Columns & Walls
    1. Placing Columns
    2. Placing Slanted Columns
    3. Drawing & Modifying Walls
  8. Adding Foundations
    1. Strip Footings
    2. Step & Spread Footings
    3. Piers & Pilasters
    4. Structural Slabs
  9. Structural Reinforcement
    1. Structural Reinforcement
    2. Cover Depth
    3. Rebar
    4. Area Reinforcement
    5. Path Reinforcement
  10. Beams & Framing Systems
    1. Beams & Beam Systems
    2. Modifying Beams
    3. Labeling Framing
  11. Brace Frames
    1. Framing Elevations
    2. Adding Bracing
  12. Floors, Shafts & Stairs
    1. Floor Systems
    2. Shaft Openings
    3. Framing Shaft Openings
  13. Annotation
    1. Working with Text
    2. Dimensioning
  14. Detailing
    1. Setting Up Detail Views
    2. Creating Details
    3. Annotating
    4. Patterning
  15. Scheduling
    1. Column Schedules
    2. Other Schedules
    3. Legend Views
  16. Sheets & Revisions
    1. Creating Sheets
    2. Placing & Modifying Views on Sheets
    3. Adding Revisions
    4. Printing Sheets

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