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Autodesk Revit Architecture

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1. 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

2. 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

3. A user interface mechanism that defines the boundaries of a view. Elements in the building model that are outside the ______ do not display in the view or on a sheet on which the view is placed. In the following floor plan view - the inner - solid re

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

5. A graphic (shaped like a cloud) that indicates changes in a construction document. In Revit Architecture - you can sketch ______ in all views except 3D views. The cloud is visible only in the view in which it is sketched.

6. A menu of context-sensitive options. A ______ displays when you right-click an element or view.

7. 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

8. 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.

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

10. 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.

11. A 3-dimensional shape that has measurable volume. Non-volumetric geometry refers to a 2-dimensional shape.

12. A list of all instances of annotations (Also referred to as an annotation schedule). Note blocks are useful for listing notes that are applied to elements in a project.

13. To divide a single object into multiple objects or sections. In a Revit project - you can ______ walls - lines - faces - toposurfaces - layers in vertically compound walls - and schedules using various ______ tools.

14. A representation of a building model. A Revit project file contains a database of information about a building model - and a ______ is one way of looking at that information. The Project Browser lists the views available for a project. These can incl

15. 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

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

17. A model element that defines a boundary of a room. For example - walls - partitions - floors - ceilings - and roofs are room-bounding elements. Revit Architecture uses room-bounding elements when calculating the area or volume of a room. You can desi

18. A model graphics style in which Revit Architecture displays the image of the model with all edges and lines drawn - but no surfaces.

19. 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.

20. A filter with user-defined rules that determine the visibility/graphics settings for model elements in a particular view. For example - you can create a ______ that displays all fire-rated walls as solid red in a plan view to distinguish them from no

21. A joint at a 45-degree angle - or evenly angled between the joined elements. ______ can apply to walls - wall sweeps - railings - structural floors - roof fascia - curtain wall mullions - and other model elements. When 2 walls join - you can edit the

22. 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 - and with all non-occluded edges drawn. A default light source provides illumination f

23. 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

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

25. A user interface mechanism that controls the visibility of datum planes (levels - reference lines - and grids) in views. When you add grids - levels - and reference lines to a project - they may display in more views than desired. For example - when

26. 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.

27. A defined set of elements that can be placed as a unit in a building design. ______ elements is useful when you need to create entities that represent repeating units or are common to many building projects (for example - hotel rooms - apartments - o

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

29. A curved line drawn by specifying and positioning a number of points. Revit Architecture uses a mathematical polynomial function to smoothly join the segments at these points - creating the curved line.

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

31. Autodesk Exchange File - the file format used by Autodesk applications to transmit design information.

32. A class of elements in a category. A ______ groups elements with a common set of parameters (properties) - identical use - and similar graphical representation. Different elements in a ______ may have different values for some or all properties - but

33. A wall that supports no additional vertical load except its own weight. ______ can be used to define and divide spaces in Revit Architecture.

34. A schedule (list) of all views in a project. The schedule includes the view parameters that you specify. You can use a ______ to manage the views in a project.

35. 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.

36. A stage or time period in the construction process of a building project. Typical ______ include existing construction - demolition - remodeling - and new construction. Revit Architecture tracks the ______ in which views or components are created or

37. A panel of buttons providing quick access to functions that control the current view. Use the ______ to change the scale - detail level - model graphics style - shadowing - crop views - and display of elements or categories in the view. The ______ is

38. Open Database Connectivity. ______ is a general export tool that works in conjunction with many software drivers. You can export information about model elements in a Revit project to an ______ database.

39. A design methodology that maintains a single database of information about a building design. All information for a building design - from geometry to construction data - is stored in a project file. This information includes components used to desig

40. To reverse the position of a selected model element - using a line as the ______ axis. For example - if you ______ a wall on a reference plane - the wall flips opposite the original wall. You can pick the ______ axis or draw a temporary axis. Use the

41. 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

42. 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.

43. Pre-built components - such as cabinets and cupboards for a kitchen or bathroom. Revit Architecture provides family types for ______.

44. A wall that consists of multiple vertical layers. Each layer can use a different material (such as concrete - insulation - and interior finish) and have a different function (such as structure - thermal layer - and substrate).

45. 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

46. 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

47. A setting that determines the appearance or behavior of an element - type - or view. Also called a parameter.

48. The orientation of a structural floor. When you place a structural floor in the plan view - Revit Architecture creates a ______ component. Rotate the ______ component to change the orientation of the structural floor.

49. A tool that displays links to information about product updates and announcements. To access the ______ - click the satilite dish in the InfoCenter toolbar in the upper right corner of the Revit window.

50. 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