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Autodesk Revit Architecture

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1. A wall that holds back earth (for example - at the edge of a terrace or excavation). In Revit Architecture - you can specify that a wall type functions as a retaining wall in the type properties.

2. A set of initial conditions for a project. Revit Architecture provides several ______ - and you can create your own ______. Any new project based on a ______ inherits all families - settings (such as units - fill patterns - line styles - line weights

3. A 2D element that you can add to a detail view or a drafting view. For example - you may want to add a metal stud or a shim to a drafting view. Revit Architecture provides over 500 ______ families - based on 16 CSI divisions. You can also create your

4. A text placeholder added to tags or title blocks. You create a ______ as part of a tag or title block family while in the Family Editor. When you place the tag or title block in the project - you replace the ______ with the actual value for that inst

5. Text displayed in a callout tag when a reference callout is created in the plan view - or text displayed in a section head when a reference section is created in the plan view.

6. A face or surface of a form that has been divided into UV grids. The grids act as a guide in patterning the surface. Manipulating the ______ also manipulates the parametrically dependent patterns and component families.

7. A collection of predefined resources that you can use in a Revit project. For example - you can access ______ of templates - detail components - entourage - materials - and families of model elements and annotation elements. Revit Architecture provid

8. 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

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

10. The framed hole (opening) in a wall into which a manufactured window or door is installed. In Revit Architecture - you can specify the height and width of the ______ for a window type or door type.

11. A model graphics style in which Revit Architecture shows the image with all surfaces shaded according to their material color settings and project light locations. A default light source provides illumination for the ______ elements.

12. 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

13. To explicitly join elements (such as walls or columns) to other modeling components. For example - you can ______ walls to floors - ceilings - and roofs. You can ______ columns to roofs - floors - ceilings - reference planes - structural framing memb

14. A sketched line that connects to itself - creating a 2-dimensional shape. A ______ cannot contain coincident or intersecting segments. In Revit Architecture - you sketch ______ to create floors - ceilings - plan regions - openings in walls and roofs

15. A model element - annotation element - datum element - or imported element in a project.

16. A group of view-specific elements - such as text and filled regions.

17. The amount of rotation at an axis caused by downward force applied to a beam at a distance from its supporting members. A ______ connection is a connection that is designed to transfer ______ and other forces between a beam and its supporting members

18. A Revit element that contains all objects (such as blocks and xrefs) from an imported drawing. When you move the cursor over the imported objects - Revit Architecture shows information about the ______. You can explode an ______ to convert it into in

19. Part of the Revit interface that provides context-sensitive settings and functions - depending on the tool currently in use. In the Revit window - the ______ is located below the ribbon and above the drawing area.

20. A view of a floor plan or a reflected ceiling plan for a building model.

21. 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.

22. An element in a building model that represents actual 3D geometry. For example - walls - windows - doors - and roofs are ______. For example - the following image shows only ______. It does not include annotation elements (such as dimensions or text

23. A construction document. In Revit Architecture - you place project views on ______ to create a construction document set.

24. 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

25. A Revit feature that allows you to specify a value for a dimension as you sketch an element in a view. You specify a start point for the element - start sketching in the desired direction - type the exact dimension desired - and press Enter. Revit Ar

26. The gross building area plan at ground level that is exported to an ADSK file when exporting a building site to a civil engineering application - such as AutoCAD Civil 3D.

27. A graphic style applied to an element when a view displays the element - so that you are seeing a representation of its exterior surface. For the ______ of an element - you can specify the line weight - color - and fill pattern.

28. A graphical icon in the Revit drawing area that you use to manipulate elements. For example - when you select a chain of walls - blue circles display. These blue circles are drag ______. You can drag such a ______ to change the shape of the walls. Ot

29. Coordinate plotting grids for non-planar surfaces. Plotting locations in a 3D space is based on an XYZ coordinate system - while 2D Space is based on an XY system. Since surfaces are not necessarily planar - the UVW coordinate system is used to plot

30. A visualization tool that you use to create a 3D view of a building model. When you place a camera in a 2D view - you can control the target point - the ______ level - and the focal point of the ______. The following views show a camera positioned in

31. A user interface mechanism that defines the slope of a roof - floor - or ceiling plane - using a line in the direction of the slope. Use a ______ when you know the height at the top and bottom of the object's plane rather than the slope. For example

32. A horizontal height at which certain elements in the view are shown in cross-section.

33. 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

34. The substance of which an element is made. In Revit Architecture - the ______ assigned to an element determines how the element appears in a view or rendering. Revit Architecture includes several ______ in the default project templates - or you can d

35. Part of a plan view that has a different view range from the overall view. ______ are useful for split level plans or for displaying inserts above or below the cut plane.

36. A 3D shape consisting of multiple polygons that are joined (meshed) together. For example - a ______ cube consists of 6 square surfaces that are joined together to form the cube shape. This is sometimes referred to as face-based geometry.

37. In Revit Architecture - the adjacent materials of a compound structure - such as a wall. You can define the ______ in a compound structure.

38. Part of the Revit interface that displays information about what is highlighted or selected - or hints on what to do next. The ______ is located in the lower left corner of the Revit window.

39. A set of characteristics that define the line weight - line color - line pattern - and material for a category of model elements - annotation elements - or imported objects in a project.

40. A list of changes made to a building design or construction document. A ______ displays in the title block of a sheet. As you add views with revision clouds to sheets - the ______ updates with information about the corresponding revisions.

41. A 2D drawing of a building model that shows the layout of walls and other building components. In Revit Architecture - a ______ is also referred to as a floor plan view.

42. An architectural term that refers to the landscaping and other environmental features shown in a rendering of a building. For example - ______ can include plants - trees - people - cars - and signs. Revit Architecture provides a library of ______ fam

43. In Revit Architecture - a vertical or horizontal strip between panels of a curtain wall or curtain system.

44. To choose an object in the drawing area. Many of the controls and tools that you use to modify an element in the drawing area are available only when an element is ______. In Revit Architecture - a ______ element displays in the ______ color - and co

45. A user interface mechanism that allows you to manipulate and activate a view that has been placed on a sheet. When you activate a view through a ______ - you can edit the model directly on the sheet.

46. To change the size of a model element. For example - in Revit Architecture you can ______ a wall or a foundation to adjust to changing specifications.

47. A model graphics style in which Revit Architecture hides the lines of elements that are obscured by other surfaces.

48. A schedule (list) of all drawing sheets in a project. The drawing list functions as a table of contents for the project. It is typically placed on the first sheet of a construction document set.

49. A Revit tool that automates the creation of stairs based on a specified minimum tread depth and maximum riser height.

50. A file format for fill patterns. A pattern file is a text file that contains definitions for model or drafting patterns in a project.