Building information modeling (BIM) is rapidly replacing AutoCAD as the digital drawing tool of choice for architect and interior designers and Revit e Architecture is the leading software package in the BIM marketplace. Neither simplistic nor exhaustive, Revit e Architecture 2020 for Designers is written specifically for architects and interior designers learning digital drawing for the first time or transitioning from CAD to BIM. Beginning with the building blocks of BIM (levels, walls, windows, and doors), the book progresses through in-depth instructions to create both presentation drawings and construction documents. Advanced features are also covered such as custom families, photorealistic rendering, custom title blocks, and exporting drawings to AutoCAD e and SketchUp. Instructions are fully illustrated, creating smooth transition to the BIM environment for all designers. Clear, concise, and above all visual, this is the Revit guide written specifically for interior designers and architects.
I genuinely love this text book, and so do my students. It is short, sweet, and to the point. Other Revit textbooks are too large, too wordy, and not as clear. The Seidler text is unique because it is straightforward, and the blue summary pages with checklists at the end of each chapter are very helpful. I think this is the best beginner Revit textbook on the market. * Julia Day, Kansas State University *
For an instructor who is new to Revit, and teaching Revit, this book provides a solid framework for organizing the content that would be taught. For those of us who have used and/or taught Revit for a while this book could be a good supplement to tutorials and assignments that we use regularly in our teaching. * Erin Speck, George Washington University *