Professional | ~6 hr. 15 min.

Documentation and Publishing for Architectural Design

Course | Skill builder
Turn your skills into actionable results. Learn how to create building documentation and work with schedules in Revit.
Last updated: November 14, 2022


Project success depends on solid documentation and communication. Get critical skills for documentation that show you how to create and work with section views, create elevations, manage schedules, add tags, format for printing and more.

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

  • Create section views and control view displays.
  • Create a detail section and add notes.
  • Create interior and exterior elevations.
  • Add notes and annotations to elevations.
  • Create tiled plan views.
  • Organize sheet views and revisions.
  • Create window and room schedules.
  • Work with room tags and add a color fill legend.
  • Create key schedules.
  • Format schedules for printing.
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Course modules

~5 min.
Getting started
Course Module

Getting started

~1 hr. 15 min.
Section views for architectural design

Learn about sections and how to create section views for documentation. Create a custom section head and load in section head families. Then, create detail callouts and add annotations to the detail with keynotes and text. Finally, discover how to create sheet views and modify view and title block properties.

~1 hr.
Interior and exterior elevations for architectural design

Learn to create interior and exterior elevations, and how to add text notes to those elevations, dimensions, and slope annotation. Discover how to create interior elevations, edit the properties, and add notes, tags, and annotations.

~1 hr. 25 min.
View setup and control for architectural design

Discover the many uses of views for your documentation. You’ll start by organizing the project browser and creating custom organizations. Then, crop plan views, assign scope boxes, and use underlay features. Learn to create dependent tiled views and use matchlines and view references. Finally, set up guide grids, align views on sheets, and create and assign sheet revisions.

~1 hr. 45 min.
Schedules for architectural design

Schedules are critical to your documentation in Revit. Discover how to create both a window and a room schedule by formatting and organizing schedules, placing rooms and room tags, and sorting and grouping schedules. Learn to format column values, calculate total area, and export schedules to review the data in Excel. Then take your skills to the next level by creating a key schedule using door hardware. Finally, apply filters and formatting to the appearance of a schedule before placing it on a sheet.

~20 min.
Course challenge
Course Module

Course challenge

~20 min.
Final test
Course Module

Final test

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We’ve provided an instructor guide for teaching the course content in the classroom, with discussion prompts, learning objectives, and estimated times for demonstration and practice. Additionally, grading rubrics for the challenges found in the course are provided. Students can either work in teams or solve the challenges on their own.

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Share modules and courses using Playlists. Once you create a Playlist, share the URL with your students and they can sign into their Autodesk Account to access.

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The contents of this course have been updated as of November 2022. This course was last updated in November 2020. 

November 2022 updates include:  

  • Updated videos to reflect the Revit 2023 user interface and workflows.  
  • New tutorials that explore revised notes, tags, and scheduling features. Revised tutorials that include new tools such as Duplicate Sheet, Swap View, and number sequences for revisions.
  • Updated and new practices and challenge exercises.
  • Updated and new datasets (both 2021 and 2023 versions available).
  • New instructor guide to help educators and instructors teach this content in the classroom.
  • Updated quiz questions.
  • Updated final test.  
  • Modules are now standalone, so you can pick and choose individual modules to add to your Playlist and share with others. 

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