ATC811 - Revit Structure 2018 - Fundamentals

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Subject Title
Revit Structure 2018 - Fundamentals

Subject Description
The course is an introduction to Building Information modeling. The purpose is intended to cover the basic principles of Revit Structure technology and the Building Information modeling. Revit structure 2016 will be demonstrated with extensive hands-on experience in computer lab. Different topics will be covered such:  advantage of BIM, Revit interface, modeling tools, Building structure elements: columns, beams, beam systems, floors, Foundation, reinforcement, Toposurface, annotations, detailing, sheets and printing. The main objective of this course is to familiarize student with the needed tool to create a model and document a project using Revit structure.

Credit Status
One Credit

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

  1. Describe BIM and Revit concept
  2. Explain the difference between BIM and CAD
  3. Assess Bidirectional Associativity
  4. Recognizing Parametric Relationships
  5. Utilize Families
  6. Placing and Sketching Model Elements
  7. Placing View-Specific Elements
  8. Working with Datum Elements
  9. Placing Elements from the Project Browser

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.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

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 – Fundamentals or Industry experience

Topic Outline
Building Information Modeling in Revit structure 2016:

  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Revit Structure Terminology
  • Overview of the user interface, Starting Revit, Opening a Project File
  • Understanding the Project Browser, Understanding the Properties Palette
  • Understanding the type selector, drawing area
Basic modeling and modify tools
  • Creating and Modifying Levels ,Grids
  • Creating and modifying Multi-segment grids
  • Controlling Datum Visibility
  • Limiting Visibility of Datum Using Scope Boxes
  • Basic editing Tools
Building structure: Columns
  • Managing structural symbolic representation setting
  • Understanding structural elements
  • Creating structural columns
  • Creating Slanted structural columns
  • Understanding Structural columns Properties
  • Understanding structural columns families
Core and shell
  • Creating Exterior building wall
  • Creating Building Core Walls
  • Understanding the compound structure
Building structure: Beams and Beam systems
  • Creating Beams, Beams on grids, sloped beams
  • Understanding  and modifying Beams families
  • Understanding Beams Properties
  • Modifying elements with Coping
  • Creating Beam systems
  • Creating opening in structural beams
Building structure: Floors
  • Understanding Floor Instance Properties
  • Understanding Floor Type Properties
  • Creating Sloped Floors by Sketching
  • Creating Sloped Floors by Shape Editing
  • Creating Floor Openings, Shaft Openings
Building structure: Foundations
  • Creating Isolated Foundations
  • Creating Wall Foundations
  • Creating Stepped Foundations
  • Creating Foundation Slabs
Placing Rebar
  • Managing  the shape constrains of rebar
  • Placing Area and Path Reinforcement
  • Placing Fabric Reinforcement
  • Customize Rebar Cover
Site tools
  • Creating Toposurface using Points, CAD file and point file
  • Understanding site setting
  • Creating Subregions and split surface
  • Creating building pad
  • Placing parking components
  • Creating properties lines
  • Working with Text Annotations
  • Modifying Text Type Properties
  • Working with Permanent Dimensions
  • Modifying  and creating Dimension style
Drafting and detailing
  • Loading and Placing Detail Components
  • Placing  and creating Repeating Details
  • Creating Detail Lines
  • Specifying Draw Order
  • Creating Filled and masked region
View graphic
  • Understanding Scale and Detail Level
  • Understanding Plan View Range
  • Understanding View Discipline
  • Understanding and creating View Templates
  • Applying and Assigning View Templates
  • Understanding Visibility and Graphic Overrides
Views and sheets
  • Creating plans and elevation views
  • Creating framing elevation
  • Creating Section , Callout Views
  • Creating Drafting Views
  • Working with Viewports on Sheets
Printing and publishing
  • Printing and Managing Print Settings
  • Printing to PDF

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

Prescribed Texts

Reference Material
Mastering Revit structure 2010 - By Thomas S. Weir, Jamie D. Richardson, David J. Harrington

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