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Autodesk Revit Architecture

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1. The area covered by or required by an object. For example - the ______ of a toaster on your kitchen counter is the amount of countertop that the toaster covers. In Revit Architecture - you can create a roof or floor based on the ______ of the walls.

2. A 2-dimensional plane used when designing families of model elements or placing elements in a building model.

3. A model element that exists in 3D space and is visible in all views of a Revit project. You can use ______ to represent 3D geometry in a building design - such as cords or cables that secure a tarp. You can sketch straight - curved - arc - circular -

4. A family of elements that is created within the context of the current project. An ______ exists only in the project and cannot be loaded into other projects. Using ______ - you can create components that are unique to a project or components that re

5. A vertical plane in a wall that is used for dimensioning. You create a wall by sketching the ______ of the wall in a plan view or a 3D view. You specify what to use for the ______ in the element properties of the wall: the wall centerline - core cent

6. A project view or imported file that you use to help position elements in the current view. For example - when you use a section view as an ______ to a detail view - model elements in the detail view display in halftone or a different line weight and

7. A set of spatial relationships in a building. For example - in an office building - you may want to distinguish between common space (such as lobbies - hallways - rest rooms - and kitchens) - office space - and storage. In an apartment building - you

8. The file format for projects created using Google SketchUp - a general purpose modeling and visualization tool. You can import ______ files into a Revit project.

9. A table of information that you create to simplify or automate data entry in other - larger schedules. A ______ can reduce the time required to produce a larger schedule and help to generate accurate cost estimates. For example - a room schedule for

10. To change the magnification of a view. In a 3D context - ______ moves the camera in and out. In a 2D context - ______ moves up and down perpendicular to the view. To ______ in is to increase the magnification - making the building appear larger. To _

11. A building element that is usually delivered and installed on site - rather than built in place. (Also referred to as a hosted ______.) For example - windows - doors - and furniture are ______. In contrast - walls - floors - and roofs are built in pl

12. A parameter that defines a relationship between elements in a building design. For example - you can specify the top ______ for a wall as Level 2. If Level 2 moves upward - the height of the wall increases to maintain the relationship.

13. A Revit file that contains all information about a building design.

14. A subdivision within a family of elements. For example - the family of Concrete Round Columns is further divided into ______ such as Concrete Round 18" - Concrete Round 24" - and Concrete Round 30".

15. Representations of AutoCAD objects. Revit Architecture supports ______ from AutoCAD files. Unlike AutoCAD objects - ______ have no intelligence.

16. A design method in which different team members are responsible for designing different functional areas of the same project file.

17. To transfer a file or a collection of information from an outside location into a Revit project. In Revit Architecture - you can ______ groups - templates - detail components - entourage - materials - families of model elements and annotation element

18. A horizontal or vertical projection from a wall - often decorative in nature. Examples of ______ include baseboards and crown molding.

19. Text that documents a building model. ______ are usually related to a parameter for a model element or type. You can create ______ families and nest them inside host model families - so that the annotations display in the project. This is useful if y

20. For a 3-dimensional shape - an intersection of 3 sides. When you blend 2D shapes to create a 3D shape - you can use ______ connections to control the rate at which one shape is blended to another shape.

21. The clip plane that is at the side of the view farthest from the start point of an elevation view - a section view - a 3D view - or a walkthrough view. In the following floor plan - the green dotted line opposite the blue line represents the ______ f

22. A technique used to manage datasets of polygons and divide them into suitable structures for rendering. Data is often ______ into triangles - which is sometimes referred to as triangulation. When CAD or design software applications export 3D geometry

23. User-defined fields that you add to families or projects and then share with other families and projects. They are stored in a file independently of a family file or Revit project; this allows you to access the file from different families or project

24. An insert that fills (patches) a hole in a host element after changes are made during different phases of a building project. For example - if you remove a window from a wall during a demolition phase - Revit Architecture fills the hole with an _____

25. One or more masses in a Revit project. ______ allow you to explore design ideas by using shapes to conceptualize a building model. When your conceptual design is complete - you can add building elements directly to these shapes.

26. The state of being aligned with (or facing the same direction as) a particular item or direction. For example - in Revit Architecture you can change the ______ of a view to True North - or you can change the ______ of a compound wall to reverse the o

27. A conceptual design and modeling environment that takes any overall building form described conceptually - and maps it to building elements - such as roofs - curtain walls - floors - and walls.

28. An end of a wall that does not join to another wall. The unjoined end of the wall is exposed. You can specify whether compound wall layers wrap at ______. For example - the following image shows a cross-section of a compound wall that uses interior w

29. A photorealistic image of a building model used to evaluate the impact of natural light and shadows on the buildings and site.

30. In a 3D context - ______ moves the camera left and right. In a 2D context - ______ scrolls the view. If you are using ______ with an active view on a sheet - ______ scrolls the sheet view - not the active view on the sheet.

31. To restrict the movement of an element using the _____ tool. When you ______ an element - you cannot move it by dragging or using the Move tool. However - changes in other attached elements may result in movement of the ______ element.

32. Usable space that is defined by walls or boundary lines or both. In Revit Architecture - you can perform an area analysis to define spatial relationships in a building model.

33. A text file that maps each Revit category or subcategory to a preconfigured layer name for the CAD software. For example - a Revit door object automatically maps to the A-DOOR layer in AutoCAD. The layer names are preconfigured in the text file - but

34. A Revit setting that determines the amount of geometry displayed in a view. ______ settings include coarse - medium - and fine - where coarse shows the least detail and fine shows the most detail. The following image illustrates the 3 ______ for a de

35. An Autodesk product. ______ is a building design and documentation system that uses building information modeling to coordinate changes across all aspects of an architecture project.

36. (1) To jump to a line or reference point in a drawing. (2) A line or reference point to which Revit Architecture will jump when you are placing a component or sketching a line. When you place a model element or sketch a line in a drawing - Revit Arch

37. A view whose plane is at a right angle to the plane of another view. The following image illustrates the ______ planes on which a floor plan and an elevation are based.

38. A method of defining 3D geometry for a building model. You begin a solid ______ by sketching 2D shapes on a plane. Revit Architecture then ______ the sketch between a start point and an endpoint. You can also create a void ______ by cutting a shape o

39. Project coordinates that are used for remembering the mutual positions of multiple interlinked files. Those interlinked files can be all RVT files - or a combination of RVT - DWG - and DXF files.

40. The proportional system used to represent objects in a drawing. In Revit Architecture - you can assign a different ______ to each view.

41. The Autodesk file format for publishing design data. It offers an alternative to generating PDF (Portable Document Format) files. DWF files are significantly smaller than the original RVT files - making them easy to send by email or to post to a web

42. A copy of a view. Use ______ when a view of the building model is too large to display on a single sheet - and you need to divide the model into smaller segments that fit on the sheets. The ______ remains synchronous with the primary view and other d

43. Reference planes are displayed in the conceptual design environment in the 3-dimensional views.

44. The amount of material that must be excavated and removed from a site to prepare it for construction. For example - in the following drawing - the red area indicates the ______ - and the blue area indicates the fill volume required to level the site

45. A 3-dimensional shape used in a building model. You can use the Family Editor to create ______ shapes to build families of model elements.

46. A column that supports a vertical load in addition to its own weight.

47. A graphic design for surfaces that are cut or shown in projection. You can use ______ for model patterns and drafting patterns.

48. To secure a dimension or the location of an element so that it cannot be changed. When you select a ______ dimension or element - a ______ control displays next to it. The following drawing shows a ______ dimension.

49. A table that provides descriptions or information about symbols used in drawings. In Revit Architecture - you can create a ______ and include it on multiple sheets.

50. An open schema created to help building designers gather information about the energy consumption characteristics of building projects. To perform energy analysis for a building model - you can export a Revit project to ______. Using a third-party ap