Introduction from James Your Instructor

Course Curriculum

Revit for Newbies

    1. Welcome Introduction to Course by James

    2. How Newbie are You to Revit?

    3. Join our Revit for Newbies Community!

    1. Navigating the Revit Interface

    2. Creating a Basic Revit 3D Model

    3. Chapter 1 Quiz - What have we learned?

    1. Creating a Family in Revit with an Extrusion

    2. Creating an Extrusion and Void in the Family

    3. Chapter 2 Quiz - What have we learned?

    1. Creating and Using Work Planes

    2. Creating Drafting and Other Views

    3. Chapter 3 Quiz - What have we learned?

    1. Creating a 2D Sheet and Adding Views

    2. Adding Text and Dimensions and More to Sheets

    3. Chapter 4 Quiz - What have we learned?

    1. Bonus Lesson - Introduction to Massing

    2. Chapter 5 Bonus Quiz - What have we learned?

What Do You Get?

  • 19 lessons
  • 3 hours of video content
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Email Help from James
  • Easy to Follow Videos

Your Mentor

Meet James

Hi. I'm James. (That's my cat, Mitzy, staring me down!) I've been doing Autocad for over 20 years and have branched out to the Revit 3D world. I enjoy Revit so much that I decided to create some easy to follow, how-to lessons for folks (like you) who may want to broaden their horizons and explore the fascinating 3D world of Revit. I much appreciate your considering my "Revit for Newbies" as a springboard to a bigger and brighter future. Best Wishes! Feel free to contact me (see this web page footer, below) with any questions you may have!

Revit for Newbies

Just Some of the Features...

  • Learn the Revit 2023 interface. Here, you will learn how to navigate what I consider the most important tabs in Revit when you are first getting to know how it functions.

  • You will learn how to create a basic model of walls and a roof. I will show you how easy it can be and some neat Revit functions that will aid you in your model creating exprerience.

  • I show you how to create an extrusion in a seperate file called a Family. Then I load this file into the main model and insert it to the corners of the walls in my model. Also, I show you how to rotate the object (extrusion/family) and change its length.

  • I introduce you to work planes and reference planes and how important they are to your modeling. Also, I show you some of the neat things you can do with them in Revit.

  • I create a couple of different sheets and show you how to add views to one of them.

  • And there's even more...

All Enrollees get FREE access to our 'Revit for Newbies' Community

Here is where we can chat about the Course and Revit and help each other! James runs the Community and visits often to see how everyone is doing with the course and if anyone needs help!
'Revit for Newbies' Community


Got Questions?

  • Do I need to have Revit installed to learn this couse?

    No. While it would be very helpful to have Revit installed to work along with the lessons, you don't need it to to benefit from this course.

  • Can I contact my Instructor, James, if I get stuck or need help with anything?

    Yes. You most certainly can. Scroll down, below, to this webpage's footer and click "Contact James!"

  • Can I learn at my own pace?

    Yes. The couse is designed for you to learn at your own pace! No rush here, ever.

  • Do I need to buy Revit before I take this course?

    No. You can download a free 30 day trial of Revit at the Autodesk website.

  • Why is it important for me to learn Revit and 3D design?

    Most, if not all, the engineering and construction companies, doing business today, are switching to 3D (Revit) from 2D. If you plan to get a job or start a business in this industry or want to move up in your current drafting and/or engineering/contruction job, learning Revit 3D design is the way to go!

  • Do I get a Completion Certificate at when I complete the course?

    Yes indeed. Complete with your name, the course name and other details of your awesome accomplishment.

It all begins with You!

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