Cert Prep for Autodesk Certified Professional:

Revit for Architectural Design

Prove to potential employers that you’re up to the task by becoming an Autodesk Certified Professional. This online course from Autodesk prepares you by offering an overview of skills that match what is covered in the Autodesk Certified Professional: Revit for Architectural Design exam. The video lessons are structured to match the exam’s objective domains and follow the typical workflow and features of the Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software, including sections on modeling and materials, families, documentation, views, and Revit project management. In the course, you'll review advanced modeling architectural topics and work with walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, stairs, columns, and rooms. You'll also gain an understanding of exam topics such as family categories and types, phases and design options, schedules, and worksharing. Brush up on selection sets, detail components, color schemes, levels and grids, and much more.

 

After taking this course, you'll be able to:

 

  • Work with architectural and site elements, element materials, selection sets, and rooms and areas.
  • Create and manage views and annotations, work with families, and develop schedules.
  • Use workflows and processes such as worksharing, exporting and printing, and project maintenance and management.
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for taking the Autodesk Certified Professional: Revit for Architectural Design exam.

 

Practice exercises

Complete these challenge exercises to measure your skills on the topics covered in this exam. Download the PDF and datasets to follow along at your own pace.

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Exam objective domains

Explore the topics and features of Autodesk Revit that may be covered in this certification exam in the resource below.

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Tips for the exam

As you begin to prepare for your certification exam, these are some techniques that can make sure you’re prepared for this certification exam.

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Session 1 lesson objectives

Session 2 lesson objectives

Design Modeling in Revit

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  • Lesson Overview

    You can use Revit building design software for every phase of your project, from concept to visualization.

     
  • Create Topo and Building Pad

    • 1.1h Work with site and topography tools

    • 5.1a Understand the difference between imported and linked files

     
  • Create an In-Place Mass Part 1

    • 1.1g Use massing elements

    • 5.3a Modify level and grid types

     
  • Create an In-Place Mass Part 2

    • 1.1g Use massing elements

     
  • Apply Materials

    • 1.2a Associate a material with an object or a style

    • 1.2b Create and edit a basic material and its properties

    • 1.2c Load a material library

     
  • Rendering

    • 4.1f Set up a view for rendering

     

Practice the skills you've learned by downloading and completing the following challenge exercises.

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Modeling in Revit

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  • Lesson Overview

    When modeling in Revit, you create and modify architectural and site elements.

     
  • Stacked Walls

    • 1.1a Work with walls and wall types

    • 1.2a Associate a material with an object or a style

    • 2.1c Differentiate between various types of families

     
  • Basic Walls

    • 1.1a Work with walls and wall types

    • 2.1c Differentiate between various types of families

     
  • Curtain Walls

    • 1.1a Work with walls and wall types

    • 2.1c Differentiate between various types of families

     
  • Roofs

    • 1.1b Create and modify floors, roofs, and ceilings

    • 1.2a Associate a material with an object or a style

    • 3.1a Use Dimensions

     
  • Ceilings

    • 1.1b Create and modify floors, roofs, and ceilings

    • 1.2a Associate a material with an object or a style

    • 1.2.b Create and edit a basic material and its properties

     
  • Stairs

    • 1.1c Work with circulation elements: stairs, ramps, and railings

     
  • Floor Openings

    • 1.1d Cut openings in building elements

     
  • Call-out Views

    • 4.1e Create and manage call-out views

     
  • Add columns to a grid

    • 1.1e Work with columns

     

Practice the skills you've learned by downloading and completing the following challenge exercises.

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Model Documentation

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  • Lesson Overview

    To share design information with builders and engineers, you can produce detailed drawings from the building model, or create a drafted drawing to show specific details.

     
  • Create, Edit, and Delete Rooms

    • 1.3a Create, edit, and load selection sets.

    • 1.4a Create, edit, and delete rooms

    • 4.2a Develop and customize schedules

    • 4.2b Manipulate schedule data

     
  • Area Plans

    • 1.4b Create, edit, and delete areas

    • 4.2b Manipulate schedule data

     
  • Furniture floor plan

    • 1.1f Understand the functions and limitations of model and detail groups

    • 4.1d Apply and edit view templates

    • 4.1i Use duplicate views

     
  • Color Fill Legend

    • 3.6a Define and use area and room color schemes

    • 3.6b Create a color scheme legend

    • 4.1i Use duplicate views

     
  • Dependent Views

    • 4.1b Set view properties

    • 4.1i Use duplicate views

     
  • Object Styles

    • 4.1c Apply visibility/graphic overrides

    • 5.5a Control the appearance of elements at a project level

     
  • Levels and Grids

    • 5.3a Modify level and grid types

    • 5.3b Edit level and grid properties

     

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Revit Families

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  • Lesson Overview

    Families are incredibly useful in Revit and can be thought of simply as a collection of like items sharing the same overall look and behavior.

     
  • Create Family Content

    • 2.1c Differentiate between various types of families

    • 2.3a Select the appropriate family template

    • 2.3b Add reference planes, lines, and dimensions

    • 2.3c Create geometry

    • 2.3d Associate dimensional parameters

    • 2.3e Work with hosted and non-hosted elements in a model

     
  • Family Visibility

    • 2.2a Create or delete an instance or type parameter

    • 2.2b Determine the appropriate parameter discipline, type, and grouping

    • 2.2c Modify a room calculation point

    • 2.3c Create geometry

    • 3.1a Use Dimensions

     
  • Annotation Family

    • 2.1c Differentiate between various types of families

    • 2.2a Create or delete an instance or type parameter

    • 2.2b Determine the appropriate parameter discipline, type, and grouping

    • 3.1a Use Dimensions

    • 3.1b Create and modify annotation families for documentation

     
  • Detail Component

    • 2.3a Select the appropriate family template

    • 3.2a Load and create a detail component family

    • 3.2b Add a detail component

    • 3.2c Define a repeating detail

     
  • Family Parameters With Formulas

    • 2.1b Understand concepts of family categories and types

    • 2.3a Select the appropriate family template

    • 2.3b Add reference planes, lines, and dimensions

    • 2.3c Create geometry

    • 2.3d Associate dimensional parameters

    • 2.3e Work with hosted and non-hosted elements in a model

     

Practice the skills you've learned by downloading and completing the following challenge exercises.

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Drawing Sheets

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  • Lesson Overview

    In Revit, you create a sheet view for each sheet in the construction document set. You can then place multiple drawings or schedules on each sheet view.

     
  • Setting Up Sheets

    • 4.1g Set up a sheet

     
  • Revisions on Sheets

    • 3.4a Understand sheet issues/revisions

    • 3.4b Create a revision cloud

    • 4.1g Set up a sheet

    • 4.2a Develop and customize schedules

     
  • Print and Export

    • 3.5a Configure export settings

    • 3.5b Configure custom print setup

     

Practice the skills you've learned by downloading and completing the following challenge exercises.

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Collaborative Environments

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  • Lesson Overview

    In this section, major workflows and processes are covered such as worksharing, project phasing, and design options, all essential for good project execution.

     
  • Enable Worksharing

    • 5.2a Understand why worksharing features are used

     
  • Insert Links

    • 4.1h Apply worksharing display modes to a view

    • 5.1b Manage linked files

    • 5.1c Understand the concept of copy and monitor elements from a linked file

    • 5.6d Check a model for interferences

     
  • Acquire - Publish coordinates

    • 5.4b Understand the concept of shared coordinates

     
  • Phasing

    • 3.3a Use phase filters

     
  • Design Options

    • 3.3.b Assign, display, and accept primary design options

    • 5.1.c Understand the concept of copy and monitor elements from a linked file

     

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Revit Project Management

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  • Lesson Overview

    In this final section, project management tools are explored, such as auditing, purging, maintenance of the central file, and organizing the project browser.

     
  • Model Management

    • 5.6a Understand and use purge

    • 5.6c Assess review warnings in Revit

     
  • Audit and Compact Central

    • 5.6b Understand and use the audit and compact tools

     
  • Transfer Project Standards

    • 2.1d Transfer system families between projects

    • 5.4a Transfer and review project standards

     
  • Browser Organization

    • 4.1a Understand browser organization

    • 5.7 Understand shared, project, and global parameters

     

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Challenge assignment

Learn from peers and leaders in your industry. Solve your design and engineering challenges, and help your team increase efficiency, reach new markets, and win more business. 

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Sample tests

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Quiz samples

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