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 6000
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.

Course Objectives

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

  • Basic understanding of BIM and Autodesk Revit
  • Basic Sketching and Modify Tools
  • Starting Structural Projects
  • Working with Views
  • Structural Grids and Columns
  • Foundations
  • Structural Framing
  • Adding Structural Slabs
  • Structural Reinforcement
  • Structural Analysis
  • Creating Construction Documents
  • Annotating Construction Documents
  • Creating Details
  • Scheduling

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
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.

Introduction to BIM and Autodesk Revit
  • BIM and Autodesk Revit
  • Workflow and BIM
  • Revit Terms
  • Revit and Construction Documents
  • Overview of the Interface
  • Opening Projects
  • Starting New Projects
  • Saving Projects
  • Viewing Commands
  • Zooming and Panning
  • Viewing in 3D
  • Visual Styles
Basic Sketching and Modify Tools
  • Using General Sketching Tools
  • Draw Tools
  • Drawing Aids
  • Reference Planes
  • Editing Elements
  • Selecting Multiple Elements
  • Filtering Selection Sets
  • Working with Basic Modify Tools
  • Moving and Copying Elements
  • Rotating Elements
  • Mirroring Elements
  • Creating Linear and Radial Arrays
  • Working with Additional Modify Tools
  • Aligning Elements
  • Splitting Linear Elements
  • Trimming and dirty laundry
  • Offsetting Elements
Starting Structural Projects
  • Linking and Importing CAD Files
  • Linking in Revit Models
  • Managing Links
  • Setting Up Levels
  • Modifying Levels
  • Creating Plan Views
  • Copying and Monitoring Elements
  • Coordinating Linked Models
Working with Views
  • Modifying the View Display
  • View Properties
  • Hiding and Overriding Graphics
  • Using View Templates
  • Duplicating Views
  • Duplication Types
  • Adding Callout Views
  • Working with Crop Regions
  • Plan Regions
  • Creating Elevations and Sections
  • Elevations
  • Sections
  • Modifying Elevations and Sections
  • 3D Section Views
Structural Grids and Columns
  • Adding Structural Grids
  • Modifying Grid Lines
  • Placing Structural Columns
  • Modifying Columns
  • Loading Structural Content
  • Purging Unused Elements
  • Modelling Walls
  • Modifying Walls
  • Wall Joins
  • Wall Openings
  • Adding Wall Footings
  • Wall Profiles and Footings
  • Creating Piers and Pilasters
  • Adding Isolated Footings
  • Working with Custom Families
Structural Framing
  • Modelling Structural Framing
  • Beam Systems
  • Adding Bracing
  • Cross Bracing Settings
  • Modifying Structural Framing
  • Sloping and Offsetting Beams
  • Adding Beam Cantilevers and Cutbacks
  • Changing the Cutback
  • Changing Justifications
  • Attaching a Column to Beam
  • Applying Beam Coping
  • Editing Beam Joins
  • Adding Trusses
  • Attaching Trusses to Roofs
  • Setting Framing Types in Trusses
Adding Structural Slabs
  • Modelling Structural Slabs
  • Modifying Slabs
  • Slab Edges
  • Joining Geometry
Structural Reinforcement
  • Structural Reinforcement
  • Setting a Rebar Cover Depth
  • Reinforcement Settings
  • Rebar Visibility
  • Adding Rebar
  • Sketching Rebar Shapes
  • Multi-planar Rebar
  • Free Form Rebar
  • Modifying Rebar
  • Reinforcing Walls, Floors, and Slabs
  • Area Reinforcement
  • Path Reinforcement
  • Fabric Reinforcement
  • Modifying Area, Path, & Fabric Reinforcement
Structural Analysis
  • Preparing Projects for Structural Analysis
  • Structural Settings
  • Viewing Analytical Models
  • Graphic Overrides for Analytical Model Categories
  • Adjusting Analytical Models
  • Analytical Justifications
  • Analytical Properties
  • Manually Adjusting the Analytical Model
  • Creating Analytical Links
  • Placing Loads
  • Boundary Conditions
  • Adding Loads
Creating Construction Documents
  • Setting up Sheets
  • Sheet (Title Block) Properties
  • Placing and Modifying Views on Sheets
  • Printing Sheets
  • Printing Options
Annotating Construction Documents
  • Working with Dimensions
  • Modifying Dimensions
  • Setting Constraints
  • Multi-Rebar Annotation
  • Working with Text
  • Editing Text
  • Spell Checking
  • Creating Text Types
  • Adding Tags
  • Tagging in 3D Views
  • Beam Annotations
  • Adding Details Lines and Symbols
  • Using Symbols
  • Structure Specific Symbols
Creating Details
  • Setting Up Detail Views
  • Referencing a Drafting View
  • Saving Drafting Views
  • Adding Detail Components
  • Detail Components
  • Repeating Details
  • Annotating Details
  • Creating Filled Regions
  • Adding Detail Tags
  • Structural Schedules
  • Graphical Column Schedules
  • Modifying Graphical Column Schedules
  • Working with Schedules
  • Modifying Schedules
  • Modifying a Schedule on a Sheet
  1. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
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  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
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