ISBN-10: 0470937491 | ISBN-13: 978-0470937495 | Publication Date: June 7, 2011 | Edition: 1
Complete and thorough update to this Autodesk Official Training Guide!
With pages of focused discussions, detailed exercises, in-depth coverage, and compelling examples, this comprehensive guide shows you how to implement and use Revit Architecture with spectacular results. You’ll learn how use the interface, how to create fantastic building designs with Revit, how to produce solid documentation, even how to go direct to fabrication with Revit. An Autodesk Official Training Guide, this thorough reference and tutorial also helps you prepare for Autodesk’s Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams?
Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture is the ultimate real-world reference on this exciting software.
Over the years I have found that the “Mastering Autodesk” series of books to be a useful aid it learning new software releases. The prior latest release (2011) is the book that my office used to begin our learning Revit for the first time. We have expanded on that knowledge with the latest release for 2012.
For first timers, or those recently seduced into the Revit realm, this is a fine book to start with. The book covers most of the basic information that one would need to get a firm foundation.
But it is by no means a complete reference book for advanced users and doesn’t really provide any insight into proper data management or office standardization. But at over 1,000 pages they sure gave it a valiant attempt. There simply are way too many nuances with Revit to put them all in one book.
But the book does what it is supposed to; which is to teach the basics and the philosophy behind Revit. The book comes with links to a web site where “lessons” can be downloaded to help with understanding. As part of a formal instruction setting, this is a fine feature. However in an individual setting, it seems to be a little clunky and lacking. Our newer employees always require more assistance than what is outlined in the text.
The book has a well developed index which is an absolute necessity for a 1,000 page textbook.
Two Thumbs Up.