ATC721 - Revit Architecture 2018 - Advanced

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Subject Title
Revit Architecture 2018 - Advanced

Subject Description
In this course students expand on the knowledge and skill acquired in "Revit Architecture - Fundamentals". Students prepare Families, more complex 3D designs and create advances construction documents and learn how to collaborate with other members of the team.

Part I enables students who have worked with the software to expand their knowledge in setting up office standards with templates that include annotation styles, preset views, sheets and schedules, as well as creating custom elements and families.

Part II enables students who have a basic knowledge of Revit, to increase their productivity while working with other people on a team either in the same firm or other firms, and while working with Revit files or other CAD files

Part III enables students who have worked with Revit before to expand their knowledge in the areas of Conceptual Design, including massing studies, solar studies, space planning, visualization, and rendering

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Create custom templates with annotation styles, title blocks, and custom element types.
  2. Create schedules, including material take off schedules with formula.
  3. Create custom wall, roof, and floor types.
  4. Set up a family file.
  5. Create family geometry.
  6. Create family types.
  7. Set up project phasing.
  8. Create and display a variety of design options.
  9. Use Groups.
  10. Link Revit files.
  11. Import and export files, including exporting for energy analysis.
  12. Set up worksets.
  13. Create In-Place Conceptual Mass elements and Conceptual Mass families.
  14. Create building elements from massing studies.
  15. Use Rooms and Areas for space planning and analysis.
  16. Create in-Place conceptual Mass elements and Conceptual Mass families.
  17. Create building elements from massing studies.
  18. Use Rooms and Areas for space planning and analysis.
  19. Create perspectives, walkthrough, and solar studies.
  20. Understand the concepts of rendering and lighting.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

ATC711- REVIT ARCHITECTURE 2016- Fundamentals 

Topic Outline
BIM Management: Template and Family Creation

Create custom templates

  • Preparing Project Template
  • Creating Title Block
  • Customizing Annotation Styles
Create schedules
  • Creating Schedules
  • Graphical Column Schedules
  • Creating Material Takeoff Schedules
Create custom wall, roof and floor
  • Creating Wall, Roof, and Floor Types
  • Adding sweeps to walls, roofs and floors Creating Material Takeoff Schedules
  • Vertically Compound Wall
  • Vertically Stacked Wall
Family Concept and Techniques
  • Creating Family Elements
  • Creating Family Types
  • Creating In-Place Families
  • Creating Annotation Families
  • Creating Profiles

Autodesk Revit Collaboration Tools

Phasing, Design Options and Groups
  • Project Phasing including creating views where you can show phases of a project, Apply phases to elements including demolishing elements
  • Design Option, Create and display a variety of design options, add existing and new elements to design option, create views for various design option
  • Working with Groups, creating groups of elements and annotation, add model groups and attach detail group, modify groups, save groups as separate files
Linking Model
  • Linking Model, Link Autodesk Revit files, manage links and work with linked model properties
  • Visibility and Graphic Overrides in Linked Models
  • Linked Model Conversation, Convert linked model, convert links to groups and groups to links
  • Multi-Disciplines Coordination
Importing and Exporting
  • Importing Linking Vector files, raster image files
  • Modifying Imported Files
  • Exporting Files, Exporting to CAD format and DWF files, exporting to gbXML for energy analysis
Project Team Collaboration
  • Introduction to Worksets
  • Working in Workset-Related Projects
  • Visibility and Display Options with Worksharing
  • Worksharing and Linked Models
  • Setting up Worksets
  • Optional: Use multi-discipline coordination, copy/monitor tools
Autodesk Revit  Conceptual Design and Visualization Massing Study
  • Overview of Massing Studies
  • Placing Mass Elements
  • Creating Conceptual Massing
  • Setting work Planes
  • Creating Mass Forms
  • Dynamic Editing for Conceptual Massing
  • From Massing to Building
Space Planning & Area Analysis
  • Space Planning
  • Area Analysis
  • Creating Color Schemes
  • Perspectives
  • Creating Walkthroughs
  • Solar Studies
  • Basic Rendering
  • Working with Lighting
  • Enhancing Rendeing

Mode of Instruction
Lively-paced lectures with hands-on emphasis

Prescribed Texts

Reference Material

Autodesk Revit 2016 - Ascent - SDC Publications. ISBN: 978-1-58503-979-1

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

  • Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on which they are due.
  • A late penalty of 10% per day is assessed for late assignments, including those not handed in at the beginning of class when due.
  • Material will not be accepted after one week following the due date and/or when the marked material is returned to students, whichever comes first.
  • Assignments are to be prepared by computer.

Absenteeism and Exams
  • Students should be aware that absenteeism almost guarantees an inability to achieve satisfactory grades.
  • Students who are absent for an examination due to an emergency (e.g., motor vehicle accident, hospitalization or death in the family) may provide official documentation within five days of the missed exam and be provided a deferred exam at a later date.  Official documentation includes a death notice or an original doctor’s certificate identifying the date, length of time expected absence and the specific reason for the absence.  Examinations missed without official documentation and approval result in a grade of zero.
  • There are no deferred options for missed tests.  The value of missed tests, at the discretion of the Faculty, will be added to other evaluation components

English Proficiency
  • All written work should demonstrate the following characteristics for clarity and conciseness:
-writing is consistent with the rules of English grammar
-spelling and punctuation are correct
-sentences are structured correctly
-main ideas are supported with specific, relevant examples and reasons
-work flows logically through supporting statements/paragraphs
-work is arranged in correct format (e.g., as a report, essay)
-up to 10% of the final grade may be deducted on all work if the above English competencies are not met.

Format for Assignments
  • Students must use the standard, APA style for quoting sources.   Help is available at:

Laboratory Attendance

The laboratory component is essential and therefore it is strongly recommended  that you attend all labs.  Any missed labs must be supported with a legal document with three days of the lab.  Any student who fails to attend 2 scheduled laboratory classes for a 7 week subject and more than 3 laboratory classes for a 14 week subject will not pass the subject.   

Laboratory Safety
Students are required to review and understand the safety procedures and guidelines outlined on the first class and sign the sheet to this effect before beginning work in the laboratory.  Students must also wear a lab coat and safety glasses when conducting experiments.
A student who arrives without the proper safety equipment will not be permitted to participant in the lab but will be asked to leave the class.  The student will receive no grade for the lab missed.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:
In Class Assignment 50%
Mid Term 20%
Final Exam 30%

Other Evaluation Considerations
The student is expected to comply with the Safety Rules for working in the laboratory, sign the safety contract, and WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WEAR CONTACT LENSES in the laboratory.  The student will know where all safety equipment is located in the laboratory and will be familiar with WHMIS concepts and signage.


Approved by: Denis Gravelle