Professional | ~3 hr. 10 min.

Conceptual Design for Architects

Course | Outcomes and capabilities
Get the broad outlines of function and form of the design faster by using more tools found in the AEC Collection. In this module, you learn how various tools can help you articulate your design ideas faster while saving you time later by reducing rework.
Outline

Get the broad outlines of function and form of the design faster by using more tools found in the AEC Collection. In this module, you learn how various tools can help you articulate your design ideas faster while saving you time later by reducing rework.

Before you start

  • Please make sure you have the FormIT software loaded.
  • If you have technical difficulties, please reach out to product support

Course modules

~20 min.
Work More Efficiently by Making Forms with FormIt
Module

Modeling the conceptual design in FormIt helps you work more efficiently within the Autodesk ecosystem. Learn how to use the browser based modeling in FormIt to be able to access work at anytime.

~25 min.
Generating Intelligent Forms Using Massing Tools in Revit
Module

Articulating the conceptual design using forms in Revit helps you quickly visualize the design without having to start from scratch when you are ready to start creating walls, floors, and roofs. In this module, learn tips and tricks for using massing tools in Revit to articulate the building design faster.

~25 min.
Win Better Work by Showing Customers More Design Options Early
Module

With design options, a team can develop, evaluate, and redesign building components and rooms within a single project file. Learn how to develop sets of design options for your building model to help your customers better visualize the project so you can start winning better work.

~15 min.
Prepare Model for Creating Room Data Sheets to Clearly Communicate Requirements
Module

You will learn how to be more efficient by creating room data sheets that automatically populate information from rooms, masses and other native Revit components.

~15 min.
Create Room Data Sheets to Clearly Communicate Room Requirements
Module

You will learn how to be more efficient by creating room data sheets that automatically populate information from rooms, masses and other native Revit components. 

~25 min.
Strategies for Better Communicating Design Review Directly in Revit
Module

Reviewing your project's design and documentation is a critical task for ensuring project success. You must get feedback from other design team members, approving parties, and the client. Communicating that feedback so it is clear and understood is essential. In this module, learn how to add comments in the Revit model where it can be directly addressed.

~25 min.
Leveraging the I in BIM Through Revit Parameters
Module

Welcome to Leveraging the I in BIM Through Revit Parameters. Information, the “I” in BIM (Building Information Modeling) is one of the most powerful aspects of Revit. Basically, if you need information from the model, you access it using parameters.

~20 min.
Leveraging the I in BIM Using Schedules
Module

The focus of this module is to leverage the I in BIM using schedules in Revit. Schedules in Revit can be used for working drawings, as well as analyzing and organizing your project. Creating schedules grabs the Information, the “I” in BIM (Building Information Modeling), from parameters and presents it in a logical format.

~20 min.
Leveraging the I in BIM Using Custom Parameters in Schedules
Module

The focus of this module is to leverage the I in BIM using custom parameters in schedules in Revit. Schedules can include custom project, shared, calculated, and combined parameters that can stretch the information provided by your Revit model.