Associate | ~6 hr.

Introduction to 3D Modeling for Architectural Design

Course | Skill builder
Take the first step on your learning journey as you discover the core concepts of modeling in Revit for architectural design.
Last updated: October 25, 2023


Gain the skills needed to design buildings in 3D and work with tools that are key to your professional growth. Get a hands-on approach to creating and editing walls, doors and windows, roofs, stairs, ramps, and railings by following typical design workflows. Practice these workflows on your own and use your skills to solve new challenges.

After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Draw straight and curved walls, reorient walls, and create similar walls.
  • Split and fillet walls.
  • Align walls and trim or extend walls.
  • Place doors and windows in walls and edit their positioning.
  • Center doors by creating parametric relationships to walls.
  • Copy windows and doors and work with tags.
  • Create a variety of roof types, including extruded, gable, hip, and shed.
  • Create straight-run stairs, modify staircases, and create and edit railings.
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Course modules

~2 min.
Getting started
Course Module

Getting started

~1 hr. 40 min.
Wall Layout, Design, and Editing
Course Module

Discover how to use wall elements for a layout. 

~1 hr. 5 min.
Door and Window Layout and Design
Course Module

Discover how to use door and window elements for layout and design purposes.

~1 hr. 15 min.
Roof Layout, Design, and Editing
Course Module

Create and edit various types of roofs, assigning structure, and materials.

~1 hr. 35 min.
Stairs and Railings Layout and Design
Course Module

Stairs and Railings Layout and Design

~20 min.
Final test
Course Module

Final test


This course will retire December 13, 2023

This course will retire on December 13, 2023 — but great news! You'll find our latest tutorials on Be sure to complete the course and download your certificate of completion by December 13th or your progress will be lost.

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