Revit 9.1 Tutorial

Revit'ing It Up

This tutorial is intended to introduce the uninitiated into the world of Revit and Object Modeling. No experience is required in CAD, in fact if you are a new user you could find it easier to understand than a 20-year veteran of traditional CAD systems!

Before we jump into Revit I'll first cover a few fundamental CAD concepts and for the experienced point out how Revit differs from other CAD packages such as the mighty AutoCAD.
Once we've covered that ground the plan is to move into modeling Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye with Revit. In creating Le Corbusier's immortal piece of modern architecture you will be introduced to a wide spectrum (but by no means all) of Revit's modeling tools.

Once we have a reasonable model we will quickly go through some of the page layout possibilities within Revit. I say quickly because following this short interlude I'll try to illustrate the flexibility Revit's Object Modeling system by quickly and painlessly modifying our model in a variety of different ways to create a Villa Savoye even Tim the Toolman Taylor would be proud of.

How long this tutorial may take you is anyone's guess. Remember it's not a race. What is more important is that you gain a firm understanding of the principles behind what you are doing and have fun.

This tutorial is only an introduction and does not cover the extensive stair-building, ramp-building, team-work and documentation features possible within Revit. If you are interested in these features checkout the online help or visit the AutoDesk Revit website for tutorials and whitepapers.

A Word Before We Begin

When writing a tutorial it's hard to know how much handholding should take place. If you are following through this tutorial and your model is not looking the same as the screenshots don't panic! What is important is that you understand how you got to where you are, not how good you are at following instructions.
If you do find areas of the tutorial confusing email me with any suggestions or questions at