Professional | ~4 hr. 30 min.

3D Modeling Foundations and Substructure

Course | Skill builder
Discover the principles of structural foundations in Revit and their interactions with elements like columns and walls.


Explore possibilities in structural design using Revit. Learn how to work with isolated foundations and their interactions with structural elements. Take your knowledge further by examining wall foundations with an emphasis on family types and analysis. Bring these concepts together by understanding how to create and work with floors and foundation slabs before adding concrete joins and a custom pad foundation.

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

  • Work with isolated foundations, piles, and pile caps.
  • Create family types for foundations and walls.
  • View and understand the analytical model.
  • Use Dynamo player to create a piling schedule.
  • Create foundation slab types and work with slab edges.
  • Add slopes and drainage points to slabs.
  • Create an elevator pit.
  • Create and upstand around a structural floor.
  • Join cast in-place concrete foundations to other structural elements.
  • Create an in-place foundation for a custom pad foundation.

Course modules

~10 min.
Getting started

Getting started

~2 hr. 20 min.
Isolated foundations

Isolated foundations carry and spread concentrated loads. Several types of isolated foundations can be loaded from the Revit family library, including pile caps with multiple piles, rectangular piles, and single piles.

~40 min.
Wall foundations

Foundation walls provide support for the entire structure of a building. Discover how to add solid foundation walls, then learn how to add retaining wall foundations.

~1 hr. 40 min.
Structural floors and foundation slabs

Slabs, basements, and crawl spaces are the three main foundation systems used in houses. Discover how to create foundation slab family types and work with slab edges.

~15 min.
Joining concrete foundation

Join structural foundations to other structural elements and see how this affects material qualities and drawings.

~4 hr.
Final test

Final test

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