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Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 8:53:35 AM | Revit for RESIDENTIAL use




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Hi Guys,


I've used this forum many times and have found it be great. I have recently started work in a practice and would like to enhance my revit knowledge. I have a very simplistic understanding of the program. The firm I work for only deal with residential projects form new build houses to appartments. 

I come across many problems such as;

- Creating custom familys - EG: different shape windows and doors.

- Finishing off sofits and fascias (I know how to place them, but little things like editing custom size etc)

My question here is where would be the best place to Learn the above. I've had a look at books such as "Revit for residential design" but they don't seem to gi in to enough detail.

What books or videos or even training courses would people recommend.

Cheers Guys,



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Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 9:11:52 PM | Revit for RESIDENTIAL use




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Really depends on how “simplistic” your understanding is of the software. The SDC publication you mentioned (and they have whole series for different industries) are geared towards the reader with little or no knowledge of the software.  I’ve suggested it before, because the tutorials concentrate on developing a single project from start to finish – in a linear fashion – to teach the software.  If you’re new to your industry, and have limited knowledge of the software, it might be a good place to start for you.

Personally, I like Sybex’s Mastering Series and keep them on-hand for quick reference – usually to refresh my memory on how I did something before, but forgot how I got there (the margins are full of my notes). They read at more of a collegiate level, and they offer CD and Web-based content (e.g. rfa’s, rvt’s, etc. ) in addition to their books.


Other than that: the World Wide Web is probably going to be your best teacher. There’s a ton of information out there, which can be quickly and easily found through keyword searches. That’s my go-to source for answers – and RevitCity of course.

Best of luck to you! 

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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 8:52:49 PM | Revit for RESIDENTIAL use




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Cheers for the info!


I think I'll by that book as well...although can't decide, as Paul Augbin has a pretty reviews. Any one else read the Paul Augbin revit architecture book? Want to know if I should purchase that as well. 



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