A lot of users may be wondering what is new with our Autodesk Revit training guides this year. You can listen to our webcast here where we explain many of the new features for not only Autodesk Revit, but also AutoCAD, Inventor, 3Ds Max, and 3D Civil. (The part about Building/Architecture starts at 8:35.)
Now that our Autodesk Revit 2015 Structure Fundamentals training guide is ready, here is a more in-depth summary of the differences between 2014 and 2015.
Accommodates a 4-Day Training Class
The biggest change is that the Autodesk Revit 2015 Structure Fundamentals training guide now accommodates a 4-day instructor-led training class rather than a 3-day class. A number of instructors asked for this because there is so much content already. We also added some information on trusses and structural analysis from the advanced training guide. There will no longer be an Autodesk Revit Structure Advanced training guide. But don’t worry, all of the content is still available! The material that was in Revit Structure Advanced has already been added to Autodesk Revit BIM Management: Template and Family Creation and in Autodesk Revit Collaboration Tools. The latter two training guides will be updated to 2015 over the upcoming months
New Information in Fundamentals
As mentioned above, we moved a couple of topics from the Advanced training guide into the Fundamentals training guide. The “Using Trusses” topic has been added to the Structural Framing chapter with a related practice, while the entire “Structural Analysis” chapter has been added to the end of the structure-specific information, immediately before the project practice.
There are also a number of new and enhanced items in 2015 primarily for structural reinforcement, such as independent fabric sheets (shown below), structure-specific annotation, and structural analysis.
Within the training guide itself, the practices have been broken up and/or added to so there is more of a topic/practice, topic/practice rhythm to the guide. You will see a number of new practices based on the Syracuse Suites building.
We continued matching up the Revit platform-based chapters (such as the “Basic Drawing and Modify Tools” and “Creating Construction Documents” chapters) across the disciplines, while ensuring that the graphics are as discipline-specific as possible.
Slabs and shafts have been separated from the “Adding Foundations” chapter, and are now covered in a new full chapter with new practices.
The project practice chapter is still available, but it now concentrates on the concrete structure and includes building this structure from scratch. Most of the steel structure practices have been rolled back into the main topics.
The “Annotating Construction Documents” chapter has been updated to include all of the special structural annotation, including tags and symbols.
We also added some extra detail practices including steps similar to the one in the Autodesk Revit 2015 Architecture Fundamentals training guide where you create a Revit detail by importing and cleaning up a CAD detail.
A new “Appendix B: Additional Tools” has been added, which includes the following topics:
- Reusing Selection Sets
- Creating Slab Types
- Revision Tracking
- Annotating Dependent Views
- Creating a Repeating Detail
We believe you will enjoy the new training guide that rolls in the new features of Autodesk Revit 2015 Structure and makes the teaching and learning experience flow better. Let us hear from you. We always listen to what you have to say.