The Autodesk® Revit software is a powerful Building Information Modeling (BIM) program that works the way architects think. The program streamlines the design process through the use of a central 3D model, where changes made in one view update across all views and on the printable sheets.
This certificate program is designed to teach students how to use Revit tools to plan and track various stages in the design process from conception to construction. You begin by learning about the user interface and basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools. Then you learn design development tools including how to model walls, doors, windows, floors, ceilings, stairs, and more. Using the Autodesk Revit student software, you'll also create plans in 3D, annotate the model with 2D drafting elements, and access building information from the building models database. Finally, you learn the processes that take the model into the construction documentation phase. Since building projects themselves tend to be extremely complex, the Autodesk Revit software is also complex. The objective of the Fundamentals training program is to enable students to create full 3D architectural project models and set them up in working drawings. This training focuses on all of the basic tools needed to work with the Revit software.
This program will meet in person in our CSULB computer lab on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with an hour break at 12:00 noon.
Prior to the live classroom lectures, students will access the online asynchronous course materials to prepare for the class, and be ready to actively participate in the live demonstrations during class.
The textbook Commercial Design Using Autodesk Revit 2023 by Daniel John Stine is included in the tuition cost and will be provided to students in class.
Individuals who want to learn how to create 3D architectural project models or are involved in using and/or reviewing 3D models created in REVIT including,
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineers
Learn from an experienced industry professional who will provide personal attention, guidance, and feedback throughout the program
Students are encouraged to bring their own projects to design in Revit from planning to completion
Gain valuable knowledge to interact and collaborate in various phases of the design and construction process
Ability to network and collaborate with peers involved in 3D design
The purpose of Building Information Management (BIM) and how it is applied in the Autodesk Revit software
Navigating the Autodesk Revit workspace and interface
Working with the basic drawing and editing tools
Creating Levels and Grids as datum elements for the model
Creating a 3D building model with walls, curtain walls, windows, and doors
Adding floors, ceilings, and roofs to the building model
Creating component-based and custom stairs
Adding component features, such as furniture and equipment
Setting up sheets for plotting with text, dimensions, details, tags, and schedules
Complete all course requirements including meeting attendance and/or participation requirements
Complete all assignments
Since building projects themselves tend to be extremely complex, the Autodesk Revit software is also complex. The objective of the Fundamentals training program is to enable students to create full 3D architectural project models and set them up in working drawings. This training focuses on all of the basic tools needed to work with the Revit software.
Thomas Morales has over 30 years of extensive experience working in the AEC industry. He currently is a Senior Project Manager, working on a variety of projects while employing Revit on a daily basis. He has worked for architects and engineers, as well as being a general contractor and owner, which provides him with unique perspectives for each side of the project team. He has also been a beta tester for Revit.
Thomas Morales, Associate AIA, LEED AP
Potential students interested in learning more about the Revit Fundamentals program are encouraged to attend a free information session. The information sessions include short presentations by a program representative, designed to provide you with an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the program's benefits.
Upcoming online-only Information Sessions are below. Click on each date to register for the Zoom meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.