Book - Introducing Revit Architecture

I worked with Patrick Davis, Martin Tauer, Charlie Busa and Angela MacDonnell on the update to the previous book. I've been told the "my" copy has been shipped which usually means that it is available for shipping to everyone.

It wasn't just a replace 2011 with 2012 exercise. Each chapter got looked at with fresh editor eyes which in some cases generated some fairly substantial rework/freshening. Naturally there are some new features in 2012 that needed to be covered. The chapters were shuffled and even replaced/added. Bottom line is that it isn't the same old book...retouched and shipped. It's still focused on general knowledge and concepts so it plays well as the "little brother" to Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012.

You can read more about it at the Wiley site as well as ordering it. Naturally you can get it at Amazon or Barnes & Noble too.

Here's the Table of Contents:
1 - The Revit User Interface
2 - Navigations Tools, Views, and View Properties
3 - Constraints and Dimensions
4 - Modeling Basics
5 - Advanced Modeling
6 - Visibility Controls
7 - Introduction to Families
8 - Creating Families
9 - Massing
10 - Groups
11 - Rendering
12 - Working with other files
13 - Rooms and Ares
14 - Tags, Schedules, and Keynotes
15 - Detailing
16 - Sheets
17 - Design Options
18 - Phasing
19 - Revit for Interiors
20 - Worksharing

This is the previous book that I contributed four chapters to along with Pat Davis (lead author), Charlie Busa and Beau Turner.

This book is meant to be a lighter text than the heavier (literally) Mastering Revit Architecture 2011 book, its bigger brother. Here's a few details:

ISBN: 978-0-470-64971-8
544 pages
Listed Price: $49.99 USD (Wiley site price)
Amazon Listing (Paperback)
Amazon Listing (Kindle)

I wrote the following chapters:
Chapter 5 - Visibility Controls
Chapter 6 - Introduction to Families
Chapter 8 - Groups
Chapter 17 - Creating Families

If you'd like to see a bit more of the book you can review the following:
Author Information
Table of Contents

Excerpts (PDF):
Chapter 1

Speaking for myself, and I imagine for the others, I sure hope that it meets the needs of people getting started with Revit!!

Errata: (mistakes slip by unfortunately)

  • Page 418 - third paragraph - reference to Properties Palette should read Properties Panel
  • Page 424 - Family Categories and Parameters paragraph - should read "cannot change to the mass category"