Revit Structure Advanced

Covering advanced tools of Revit Structure, from sharing your project through to advanced content creation, delegates are taught the advanced concepts of Structural Building Information Modelling.
Course Duration
3 Days
+-7 hrs per day
Start Date
+-08.30 am
Course Location
See centres
Course Price
R 5700
Including VAT

Course Overview


This course covers advanced tools of Revit Structure, from sharing your project through to advanced content creation. Delegates are taught the advanced concepts of Structural Building Information Modelling and the advanced tools for parametric building design, documentation and basic structural analysis. We also look at links with Autodesk Structural Detailing and Robot Structural Analysis.

Course Objectives

After completing this course participants should be able to understand and/or create:

  • Options Dialogue
  • Templates and Titleblocks
  • Detailing and Views
  • Keynotes
  • Schedules
  • Legends
  • Assemblies
  • Displaced Views
  • Advanced Scheduling
  • Materials and Modelling
  • Rendering
  • Solar Study
  • Walkthrough
  • Worksets
  • Project Phasing
  • Design Options
  • Groups
  • Project Linking
  • Large Files
  • In-place Family
  • Families
  • Massing and Modelling with Massing
  • Family Editor and Family Creation Techniques
  • Parameters
  • Adaptive Components
  • Type Catalogues

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for intermediate users of Revit Structure.


  • An intermediate knowledge of Revit Structure is required, preferably the Revit Structure Essentials Course
  • A structural design, drafting or engineering experience is highly recommended
  • It is recommended that delegates have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows

What's Included

Software Trial
Certified Instructor
*Items may differ between courses, contact an agent for details


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

Options Dialogue


  • Changing a Template.
  • Setting Default template used.
  • Setting Options – File Locations – for “file Favourites”
  • Revisions
  • Using Labels
  • Using Shared Parameters
  • Adding new linetypes – Settings > Object Styles.
DWF Publishing
  • Import/Link Markup Set (for Sheets)
Detailing and Views
  • Show/Obscure Hidden Lines tool
  • Override Host Layers – Lineweight/function – View props -> Visibility Overrides.
  • Change Level Lines & Section Tags
  • Change View Title.
  • Annotation Crop Region
  • View Templates – Creating & Applying – Settings -> View Templates – to change existing ones.
  • View Range & Cut Plane – Create Foundation Plan
  • Plan Region -> for Split levels.
  • Cut Profile on Sections : Roof & Wall
  • Invisible Line with Linework tool – Show Foundations Example
  • Settings -> Keynote.txt file
  • Keynote Legend. (filter by sheet )
  • Calculating Bricks – Exporting Schedule to Excel.
Legend Views
  • Legend Component
Displaced Views
Advanced Scheduling
  • Key Schedules – Fast way to change text on multiple Tags.
  • Multi Category Room Schedule – door belong to Room it opens to.
  • View List – as Drawing Index
  • Material Takeoff
  • Using Project Parameters
Materials and Modelling
  • Physical Properties
  • Paint Tool
  • Import Hatch C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit 2013\Program\Data
  • align with element.
  • Editing .pat files.
  • Stairs – Component Based Stairs.
  • Trusses
  • Rebar
  • Size of Camera View,
  • Turn Section box on for perspective camera view.
  • Plants – RPC files.
  • Rendering with Daylight Portals
Solar Study
  • Day Month etc. – Exporting
  • Exporting
  • Basic Stages of Project Sharing
  • Worksets
  • Creating a Central File
  • Creating a Local File
  • Selective Open
  • Saving Your Work
  • Tips and Common Scenarios
  • Leave Workset1 as Holding Place
  • Moving a Central File
  • Project Rollback
  • Backup Versions
  • Working Off-site and Off-line
  • Multiple Users Logging-in Remotely
  • Using Links in a Shared Project
  • Removing an Absent Users
Project Phasing
  • Process : 1. Create Phases, 2. Create View per Phase, 3. Draw
  • Phases and Phase Filters
  • View Properties and Phases
  • Applying a Phase to a Schedule
  • Phase Properties for Modelling
  • Phase Conditions and Settings
  • Creating and Combining Phases
  • Creating Overrides – to highlight the phase.
Design Options
  • Use with Interior Scenarios rather than Exterior scenarios.
  • Visibility Graphics for Design Options
  • Save/import + bind group
  • Attached Detail Group
Project Linking
  • Importing / Linking / Copy Monitor /Reconcile Hosting.
  • Linking RVTs
  • VG Visibility Graphic Settings for Linked RVTs
  • V/Graphics of Design Options within Linked RVTs
  • Query Linked Drawings
  • File – Manage Links
  • Can also Bind Linked RVTs – Imports as Group – Can explode/edit.
Large Files
  • File Size is not Linear throughout project. Geometry is large not Detailing.
  • Working in concept mode
  • Model Patterns for Railings
  • Model Patterns for Curtain Walling
In-place Family
  • Extrusion, Blend, Revolve, Sweep, swept blend
  • Interact with normal elements – Using Cut Geometry with In-place Void
  • Editing the In-Place Family
  • Tag – in-place family
Family Basics
  • Creating using templates. ie. 2d tags, 2d profile, 3d Column,
  • Using 2d Symbolic Lines, Setting Object Visibility
  • Principles
  • Cutting Levels
  • Adding floors, walls, roof, curtain system
  • Floor Mass Schedule
  • Massing don’t print if on sheets
Modelling with Massing
  • Creating Non-Vertical Walls, Tensile Roof.
Family Editor
  • Family Editor Command Basics. Family Types and Templates
  • Guidelines for Creating Families
  • Maintain Relationships with Ref planes
  • Then Map solids to Ref planes
  • Adding Parameters for Variables ie. Length Width Height.
  • Creating Formulas – use Family Types
  • Material Parameter for solid objects
  • Setting up a Yes/No parameter for component Visibility
  • Nested Array – Array Parameter
Use of 2D Symbolic Lines
  • Lines
  • Categories and sub-categories – Object Styles
  • Setting Detail Line Visibility
  • Visibility control of Solids/Lines
  • Use of Ref Lines instead of Ref Planes (Angles) ie. Truss
Family Creation Techniques
  • Creating Object with nested Detail Component in section–Create a section in family and then insert DC
  • Add nested Detail to Host Sweep.
Shared Parameters
  • Go File – Shared Parameters.
  • Create .txt with Parameters.
  • Add these parameters into, say a family
  • When using this family containing the Shared Par. In your .RVT file – Goto “Settings” – Project Parameters and select/link this Shared Parameter to the current drawing.
Adaptive Components
Type Catalogues
  • Create .txt file with same name.
  • 1st Line : ,parameter name##type##unit
  • 2nd Line : Name, value,value
  • 3rd Line : Another name, value,value
  • Structural Settings
  • Analytical Model/Adding Loads
  • Revit Extensions / Robot Extensions / AutoCAD Structural Detailing
  1. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
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