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Autodesk Revit Architecture

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1. 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.

2. A graphic representation of an annotation element or other object. ______ are sometimes referred to as tags. Revit Architecture uses ______ for annotations - moment frames - cantilever connections - and other elements.

3. A project view that shows details not directly associated with the building model. For example - a ______ can show how carpet transitions to tile - or details of a roof drain. A ______ typically shows construction details that may not be apparent in

4. 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

5. 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

6. An intersection of 2 or more walls. In Revit Architecture - you can specify the type of join between walls.

7. A mechanism for eliminating or including the display or selection of elements in a view - based on their properties. In Revit Architecture - you can use ______ in the following ways: To select or deselect elements in a view. - To override the graphic

8. Vegetation used to create a landscape around a building design. Revit Architecture provides a library of ______ families. You can also create or download additional plants.

9. 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.

10. To connect a file to a Revit project. When a ______ file is updated - the updated information is automatically made available in the Revit project. ______ avoids the need to re-import updated information into the project. In Revit Architecture - you

11. 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

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

13. An arrangement of elements in a building model. For example - in a large office - you can create an ______ of desks and chairs. In a structural design - you can create an ______ of beams or columns. You can create a linear ______ - in which the eleme

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

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

16. 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

17. 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

18. Settings that control the appearance or behavior of an individual element in a project. The ______ and type parameters of an element combine to establish its element properties. ______ are also called instance properties.

19. The Z-shaped line used in a drafting view or detail view to obscure parts of the drawing - to focus the drawing on a particular area. The following drafting view uses ______ above and below the section to obscure less intricate parts of the door asse

20. 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.

21. A construction document that has been reviewed and revised or commented on (marked up). Typically - the reviewer is the project designer - a client - or another building professional. When you export construction documents as DWF files - the files ca

22. The point in the distance on which a camera is focusing.

23. 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

24. The file format for a Revit family.

25. A mechanism for determining which elements are selected (for modification or manipulation) based on their family types or element parameters.

26. 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

27. A web service that lets you search for - download - and integrate product and design information into your drawing. You can also publish families to the ______ website to make them available for other designers to incorporate into their designs.

28. (1) The distance that a wall sweep or wall reveal is offset from intersecting wall inserts. The ______ value allows you to place sweeps or reveals properly near window or door trims. You can define a default ______ for wall sweeps and wall reveals in

29. An image to display on a face of a model element. For example - you can use ______ for signs - paintings - and billboards. In project views - a placeholder indicates the location of a ______. The full ______ displays in a rendered image. The followin

30. 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

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

32. A group of elements that you use to model or document a building design. For example - ______ of model elements include walls - windows - columns - and beams. ______ of annotation elements include dimensions - tags - and text notes. ______ are organi

33. 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.

34. 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.

35. A graphical icon in the Revit drawing area that you ______ to change the shape or size of an element in the building model. When you select an element - Revit Architecture displays it's ______ as blue circles or triangles.

36. 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.

37. 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

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

39. A set of horizontal planes that control the visibility and display of objects in a view. The horizontal planes are Top Clip Plane - Cut Plane - Bottom Clip Plane - and View Depth. Elements outside the ______ do not display in the view.

40. A horizontal plane that represents ground level in a building model. In Revit Architecture - you can specify the ground plane when creating a solar study for 2D and 3D views.

41. An elevation tag that refers to an existing elevation or drafting view. When you add a ______ to a project - Revit Architecture does not create a new view for it. Instead - the reference elevation uses an existing elevation - allowing you to indicate

42. 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.

43. User-defined fields that you add to multiple categories of elements - sheets - or views in a project. These ______ are specific to the project and cannot be shared with other projects. For example - you can create a ______ named Approved By for views

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

45. A dimension that Revit Architecture displays as you draw or place elements in a view. ______ can help you to position an element in the desired location - or to draw a line to the desired length or angle. When you finish drawing or placing an element

46. A line that provides information but is not intended to represent actual geometry in an element. For example - when creating a door family - you might sketch ______ in an elevation view to represent a door swing. ______ are visible parallel to the vi

47. A line of a particular pattern - weight - and color - used to indicate different effects. For example - in the following site plan - a red dashed line indicates the zoning setback. Revit Architecture predefines several ______ and uses them for defaul

48. An annotation that indicates the distance between 2 points or elements in a building model. In Revit Architecture - you can change the points or elements that are used as references for a ______. You can also control the gap between the ______ and th

49. The elevation of a selected point. Use spot elevation dimensions to determine a point of elevation for ramps - roads - toposurfaces - and stair landings.

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