Revit Structure Essentials

Revit Fundamentals for Structure teaches the learner to use Revit as the BIM Authoring platform for the Structural Discipline in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry.
Course Duration
3 Days
+-7 hrs per day
Start Date
+-08.30 am
Course Location
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Course Price
R 5400
Including VAT

Course Overview


The Revit Fundamentals for Structure course introduces users to the concepts and methods of structural BIM modelling in Revit. The guide provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of modelling and explores the key features of the structural BIM model.

Features & Benefits

  • This is a recognized Autodesk course and a preparation course for the AutoCAD ACU or ACP exam certification.
  • Take full advantage of our new Hybrid Learning by attending on campus or virtually.
  • Attendees will gain confidence and enhance their practical skills and knowledge in this field.
  • Revit is BIM software widely used by architects, engineers, and contractors to create a unified model that all disciplines and trades can use to complete their work.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed to teach Structural Engineers and Draftspersons who want to learn more about Revit Structural Modelling.


  • Computer Literate and working knowledge of Microsoft Windows proficiency
  • Experience with Drafting, design, or engineering principles

What's Included

Software Trial
Tea & Coffee
Wifi Access
Certified Instructor
*Items may differ between courses, contact an agent for details


On completion of the course, the student will be presented with an internationally recognized Autodesk Authorized Training Certificate.

Module 1: Revit in a Nutshell
Module 2: Introducing Revit as a BIM tool
  • What is BIM and what does it mean?
  • The benefits of BIM
  • What will BIM deliver?
  • Industry drivers
  • Introducing Levels of BIM
  • Implications on team and workflow; fee
  • and deliverables; contract and
  • insurance issues
Module 3: UI Tour, Project Navigation & View Creation
  • Interactive session introducing the menu and screen layout
  • Interrogating the model to extract views
  • Plans, sections and elevations
  • Displaced views, callouts and drafting views
  • 3D isometrics, perspectives and walkthrough movies
  • Placement and properties of grids, levels and dimensions
  • Introduction to basic Revit elements
Module 4: Element Selection & Manipulation
  • Interactive session introducing object selection methods
  • Element properties and manipulation
  • Instance and Type parameters
  • Modify tools, Nodes and Snaps
Module 5: Visibility Control & Categorisation
  • Project-Wide Settings
  • View Specific Overrides
  • Element Specific Overrides
  • Individual Line Overrides
Module 6: Model Development Methodology
  • Is BIM just about 3D?
  • Information timeline and overload
  • How a project develops from a base template
  • The complexity of components
  • Controlling graphical display
Module 7: Establishing a Project
  • Project units – Common and Structural
  • Structural settings and symbolic representation
  • Analytical settings
  • Linking CAD and Revit Architecture
  • Copy monitor and coordination review
Module 8: Modelling Basics – Walls, Columns, Beams & Bracing
  • Basic definitions
  • Relating slabs to walls and supporting framework
  • Column and beam placement and behaviour
  • Element connectivity and display
  • Bracing characteristics
Module 9: Foundations & Piling
  • Footings and foundations types
  • Isolated pads, piles and strip foundations
  • Slabs, standard and in-place family foundations
  • Slab edges, ground beams
  • Foundation walls, piers and pilasters
Module 10: System Family
  • Editing Principles of composite system family definition
  • Understanding properties such as function, and wrapping of layers
  • Creating and utilising a system family Library
Module 11: Basic Schedules & Legends
  • Generation of tabular interrogations of the model
  • Scheduling Components
  • Style schedules
  • Legend
Module 12: Geometry Formation & In-Place Families
  • Interactive session on the creation and manipulation of basic solid and void forms
  • Extrusion, Blend
  • Revolve
  • Sweep
  • Swept Blend
Module 13: Geometry Formation & In-Place Families
  • Interactive session on the creation and
  • manipulation of basic solid and void forms
  • Extrusion
  • Blend
  • Revolve
  • Sweep
  • Swept Blend
Module 14: Slab & Roof Tools
  • Sketching Rules
  • Relating to slabs to walls and supports
  • Cantilevers, span direction and adding slopes
  • Slab foundation and slab edge
  • Basic Roof Designs
Module 15: Stairs Ramps & Railings
  • Basic stair creation
  • Non-standard and multi-storey stairs
  • Characteristics of simple ramps
  • Hosted and stand-alone hand railing
Module 16: Beam & Truss Systems
  • Beam systems creation and placement
  • Sketching boundaries and rules
  • Modifying beam system properties
  • Concrete framing systems and pan joist slabs
  • Truss elements, placement and family creation
  • Attaching trusses to roofs and floors
Module 17: Construction sequencing (Phasing)
  • Project phasing, properties and creation
  • Phase filters and graphic overrides
  • Combining phases, infill and the demolition of elements
Module 18: 2D Draughting & Annotation
  • Introducing annotation tools and component categories
  • Detail component libraries
  • Repeating details
  • Lines and arcs
  • Text, Tags and keynotes
Module 19: Sheet Compilation and Publication
  • Project browser organisation – WIP and Publish
  • Creating and populating sheets
  • Working with schedules
  • Publishing and document management
Module 20: Basic Subdivision & Collaboration
  • Introducing a BIM Strategy
  • Document Model management
  • Project team collaboration techniques
  • Transmittal and model issue protocols
  • Basics of large-model sub-division
Module 21: Introduction to the Principles of Family Editing
  • The basic process
  • 10 stages for trouble-free family creation
  • Module 22: Considering options and alternatives
  • Design option terminology and workflow
  • Utilising design option sets
  • Considerations when using design options
  • Design sets and incorporating design options
  1. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  2. Bookings can only be considered confirmation on receipt of payment.
  3. Bookings may be changed up to three weeks in advance of the course. A fee of 20% will be levied to cover charges.
  4. For full day courses, we will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where
    applicable) tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at the training center only. Catering is not included for OnSite training
  5. Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date.
    Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  6. Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone\
    dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  7. We suggest clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled
    before booking flight and accommodation. We are NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight
    and accommodation for clients.
  8. Full training fees will apply if the above condition is not complied with.
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