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BIM and AutoDesk Revit for Beginners (three days)

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Mirrored building

Wednesday to Friday 9.30 am - 4 pm, three days

Indicative maximum class size: 8

This course aims to provide a hands-on learning environment for all construction professionals in the creation of a Revit BIM model.

Fee: £708.33 + VAT. Ask us if you'd prefer an invoice sent to your company.

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As the UK’s leading Building Information Modelling (BIM) program AutoDesk Revit streamlines the design process with the creation of a centralised 3D construction model.

On this course you will:

  • have an overview of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and how it is applied using Autodesk Revit
  • learn how to navigate the Autodesk Revit interface
  • apply the basic modifying and modelling tools
  • create views within a single model environment
  • create drawing sheets
  • create schedules
  • export information for use within AutoCAD
  • link and import CAD and Revit files into a Revit project
  • learn mass modelling and create organic building forms
  • collaborate within multi-user environments
  • undertake BIM analysis.

During the first day you'll learn about levels, grids and columns, walls, doors and windows, floors, stairs, ceilings, roofs, sections, elevations, views, layouts and plotting.

Utilising these commands and techniques you'll create a building of your choice demonstrating the inclusion of all these aspects.

As the course progresses you'll also learn about curtain walling, 3D views, rendered outputs, schedules, families (basic content creation), details and callouts, linked files and layouts and plotting.

This knowledge will extend the modelling from the first day and result in a variety of outputs of the information.

The final day will extend your knowledge further into organic conceptual modelling, how to link and collaborate to other modelling software, and an introduction to BIM analysis.

Download the course overview.

What will you gain?

Upon completion of the course you will receive a CPD certificate.

In addition to these sessions on campus, there'll also be an online after-care session with your tutor and the group to discuss any technical questions you have.

Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment on the City Campus.

You’ll work in our spacious IT suites equipped with industry standard software including the whole Autodesk Productivity suite.

You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.

Here's what some of our previous attendees have said:

‘I joined the course because I wanted to re-join the architectural industry after a career break. I have got my confidence back to start working in the architectural environment again and most enjoyed making plans / sections and rendering. Geoff has been very helpful and is very knowledgeable' DK

‘I wanted to be better at floor plans and modelling and designs. From doing the course, I have taken away the tools to communicate better with professionals. I looked at mass modelling, extruding, and the levels of BIM and what is required'

‘The way that Geoff was able to tailor the teaching to our own questions was very good. I would highly recommend this course to anyone thinking of learning Revit. I got the basics of how to use Revit and it can now be used as part of my day job. Thank you' MH

'This course gave me the basic understanding (and a lot more!) to help me move forward. I really enjoyed it. It was well paced and ideal with a small class – I think this is really important, so that questions can be asked and answered.' JC

'I enjoyed the course and look forward to putting into practice what I learnt. Many thanks to Geoff for a brilliant three days.' DS

'All of the content was most informative. A valuable learning experience.' TP

'Geoff was very good at adapting the course to meet our needs, especially with regards to the huge number of questions asked by the group. And it was good to receive paper handouts as well and digital copies.' MW

'I strongly recommend the course to other people.' NN

‘Having little CAD experience it was satisfying to create a 2D and 3D model with associated elements using Revit. It's an excellent programme that has helped me use Revit as an educational tool.' RO

‘Very informative! Learning the basics of Revit modelling'

‘Awesome. Thank you! Enjoyed using the tools.' JC

‘Being a small class size on the course we got to get into a lot of detail behind some of the elements in BIM and Revit'

Tutor profile: Geoff Olner has been advising construction professionals in CAD and Building Information Modelling (BIM) for over 20 years providing both bespoke training courses and direct hands on consultation on digital design management within practice.

As an architect and part time senior lecturer Geoff balances academic research and training in BIM with live projects in his role as consultant to construction professionals.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: [email protected] 

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813 

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