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Autodesk Revit Architecture

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1. The direction toward the North Pole. Drafting conventions dictate that Project North is the top of the view. You may want to orient a view to ______ when producing solar studies (to create accurate sunlight and shadow patterns for the project) or ren

2. The graphic shape used to represent the end of a dimension - such as an arrow or a slash.

3. 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.

4. A graphic design that is applied to the surface of a model element. ______ represent the actual appearance of an element - such as brick coursing or ceramic tile on a wall. They are fixed with respect to the model and scale with the model.

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

6. 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.

7. 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

8. A symbolic representation of a material in a drawing. (For example - sand is represented by a stipple pattern.) You can place ______ on flat and cylindrical surfaces - and you can define them for families. You can also place ______ on cut component s

9. A collection of settings that you can use as a starting point for projects - families - views - and more.

10. 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

11. A user interface mechanism that you drag to change the shape of an element in the building model. A ______ appears in the selection color.

12. A uniform distance from an element or line - along which the element or line will move - or a new element or line will be created. For example - when creating walls - you might specify an ______ of 5 meters. When you select an existing wall - Revit A

13. 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

14. A user interface mechanism that crops the model in a 3D view. Elements in the building model that are outside the ______do not display in the view or in an exported view.

15. A shape (such as a circle or cloud) that contains identification text for a grid - level - view title - callout - or annotation.

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

17. 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

18. The process of generating a photorealistic illustration of a building design. Rendered images are often used to present building designs to clients. Revit Architecture renders 3D project views with various effects - such as lights - plants - decals -

19. 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

20. 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.

21. A set of colors and fill patterns used to graphically designate rooms or areas in a floor plan. You can apply ______ based on any parameter value for a room or area. For example - if you want to color rooms by department - set the Department paramete

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

23. The process of completely disassembling an import symbol (which represents imported geometry) into Revit elements - including text - curves - lines - and filled regions.

24. A display color that blends the line color of an element with the background color of the view. For example - the following image shows some elements in ______ (gray) and others in black. You can specify the ______ display properties using the Visibi

25. A line used when designing families of model elements or placing elements in a building model. When you draw a ______ in a view - the line is visible in other - related views. A straight ______ provides 4 planes to sketch on. One plane is parallel to

26. 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

27. 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

28. A drawing that shows the ceiling in a building design. Also called an RCP view. When you add a level to a building model - Revit Architecture automatically creates an ______ for it.

29. A family of model elements that can be used to create subcomponents of a nested family. When you use ______ to create a nested family - you can select - tag - and schedule the individual subcomponents in a project. (If subcomponents are not from ____

30. 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

31. 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

32. A view whose plane is parallel to the plane of another view. For example - a Level 1 floor plan is parallel to a Level 2 floor plan. An east elevation view is parallel to a west elevation view. The following drawing illustrates the parallel planes th

33. (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

34. 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

35. A family of geometry that does not fit into any of the other - pre-defined categories (such as columns - roofs - and floors). In a Revit project - an instance of a ______ is a model element. You can create a ______ as a loadable family - or as an in-

36. Parameters or settings that control the appearance or behavior of elements in a project. ______ are the combination of instance properties and type properties. To view or change ______ - select the element in the drawing area - click Modify <element>

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

38. Text used in a building model - such as for signage. You can add ______ in a project view and in the Family Editor for families that can be represented in 3D - such as walls - doors - windows - and furniture. An instance of ______ is a model element.

39. A view of a model that displays as a callout or section in other views. This type of view typically represents the model in finer detail than shown in the parent view. It is used to add more information to specific parts of the model. A ______ reflec

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

41. A model element that can accept other components. For example - a wall is a ______ for windows and doors. A roof is a ______ for skylights and dormers. A ______ may also be referred to as a ______ element or a ______ component.

42. A method of annotating drawings to identify building materials - describe assembly instructions - or provide special instructions or explanations. ______ help to standardize information related to the building design and can help reduce clutter in dr

43. A family that consists of instances of other families (subcomponents). The subcomponents can belong to the same category (for example - various window types) or different categories (for example - an exterior door and two lighting fixtures). You crea

44. The calculated adjustment in beam geometry that ensures beam ends meet without overlaying one another at a join. This is the visible gap seen in a steel beam connection within the Revit project.

45. An open file format that is supported by many CAD applications. A ______ file is a text file that describes a 2D drawing. The text is not encoded or compressed - so ______ files are generally large. Revit Architecture can import and export DXF files.

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 2D drawing of a building model that shows the layout of walls - rooms - and other building components. A floor ______ presents a view of the building as though you are looking down on it from above - with the roof and intervening levels removed. A

48. 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

49. A dashed line representing an edge or surface that cannot be seen in a view. For example - in the following image - 2 bolts go through the stud. The view shows the ______ of one bolt but does not show the ______ of the second bolt.

50. A component family that either has connectors or has the capability of hosting connectors that become functional when linked in a civil engineering application - such as AutoCAD Civil 3D.