From Introducing Revit Architecture 2009


This chapter focuses on the creation of the basic modeling elements walls, floors, and roofs, as well as windows, curtain walls, doors, stairs, and railings. We'll take you through an exercise where you'll build a small house that touches the following basics:

  • Levels and grids

  • Basic walls

  • Floors, roofs, and ceilings

  • Doors and windows

  • Components

  • Stairs and railings

  • Getting started with a project

Products & Services
Curtain Walls
Curtain walls are lightweight exterior cladding systems that attach to a building or structure, usually from floor to floor, to provide a façade. They modify the exterior appearance, but do not carry the dead load of the building or structure.
Balcony Systems
Balcony systems (commonly referred to as balconies) are above-grade ledges which extend from a structure and primarily provide inhabitants with an observatory platform and outdoor ambiance.
Sunrooms and Solariums
Sunrooms and solariums are structures, which are constructed as part of a house to receive the maximum amount of sunlight, enjoy surrounding landscapes, and to be protected from unfavorable weather conditions.
Sealers and Seal Coatings
Sealers and seal coatings are used to seal surfaces or to form a barrier on a surface. They differ from sealants, which are used to seal joints or gaps between surfaces.
Carpentry and Framing Services
Carpentry and framing services install and erect structural building frames, doors and windows, and interior fixtures such as cabinetry.

Topics of Interest

Levels and Grids Levels and grids are the horizontal and vertical planes that represent major floor-to-floor divisions (levels) in a building as well as the vertical division of the building into...

Overview In the previous chapters we covered basic modeling techniques to construct a simple building. We skipped over many additional features so that you can get a handle on essential workflow,...

Floors, Roofs, and Ceilings Floors, roofs, and ceilings are similar to walls in that they're built of layers of materials and are constrained to levels. The interface for creating and editing layers...

CHAPTER LIST Chapter 4: Beginning a Floor Plan Layout Chapter 5: Setting Up the Building Model Chapter 6: Column Grids and Structural Layout Chapter 7: Vertical Circulation Chapter 8: The...

Overview In this chapter, we ll dig into customizing the Revit system families. Knowing how to leverage the adaptability of the system families by using type catalogs, view templates, and other...