How do I get started in Revit???


Hi guys!

I'm a third year architecture major, looking to learn Revit. All the firms I talked to asked if I knew this program. What is the best way to acquire the program? Is there a beta version that would be good to learn on? 

When I do start learning Revit, what websites would have the best tutorials?

Oct 7, 13 11:28 am
accesskb  All their software is free for students.. Full versions.

Oct 7, 13 11:33 am
And loads if tutorials on youtube and elsewhere. And, you just have to use it a lot.
Oct 7, 13 2:48 pm

buy this book and you'll be good to go:

The entire book is a tutorial of how to build a 4 story office building. Extremely helpful.

Oct 7, 13 11:58 pm

Start off with this


then go thru these


the first one has like three parts and gets you to be able to go around the interface. The second one is to get you up to speed and has like 20 parts. I took both of these before i went to an actual revit class and has done me some good maybe you can find some use for them. (AND ITS ALL FREE ;)....)

Oct 8, 13 4:20 pm

As was mentioned above, go here and you can download any Autodesk software for free with a .edu email account. My advice is to just use it. Watch the videos, get the guide books, but the best way to learn is to submerge yourself in the program.

Oct 9, 13 6:50 pm
Learn it in on the side but god forbid don't do schematic conceptual design in it.

Use physical models , sketch up, rhino. 3dsmax paper and pencil -- all tools much more conducive to studio conceptual projects.

Revit is great in the real world with real budgets with multiple people to coordinate with with office standard families ready to go.

Not for school but it is a catch 22 because it is imperative that you learn BIM to get your first job.

My advice is once you have developed a strong concept and layout for your project with one of he precious methods begin to detail and polish your design in revit through plan and section.

The students who did 100% of their project in revit were terribly uninteresting. Use each tool for what they are good for
Nov 4, 13 8:48 pm

double click the revit icon.

Nov 4, 13 10:29 pm

Thecyclist wins the internet today!

Nov 4, 13 10:41 pm

I agree accesskb u_u

Nov 5, 13 11:50 am

I became really NASTY at revit all thanks to Youtube...  That was only three years ago - before that, I had no idea how to use it.

As result, pretty much the go-to guy in our studio when it comes to REVIT questions.

Nov 5, 13 12:29 pm

Start with a small simple project because it is such a complex and powerful program you can get bogged down in modeling every nut and bolt when you should focus on setting up the basics and then creating CDs for the basic building.

Tinkering and willing the software to do what you want is how to learn, it just takes time.

Nov 5, 13 1:35 pm

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