Friday, August 19, 2011

Introducing Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 Shipping

I worked with Patrick Davis, Martin Tauer, Charlie Busa and Angela MacDonnell on the update to the previous book. I've been told that "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


Anonymous said...

Steve, are the examples and exercises in metric?

Steve said...

The ones I did include metric values. Can't say for all of them, haven't seen the finished book myself yet. :) The files I provided are imperial units. Shouldn't prevent a reader from getting an understanding of the subject matter though.

That said, since Revit doesn't mind entering data in any unit you can work in a Imperial file and enter metric values as long as you provide the unit, like mm, m, cm etc. You'll get a imperial equivalent value. Helped me get adjusted to the metric system years ago.


Brian Myers said...

Thanks Steve,

I plan on using it next week in as the take away item for my entry level Revit Architecture class. I normally recommend the Mastering book (still do) but since these will be fairly light users (not getting into complex functionality) an intro book seems like a good option. Will let you know the feedback!