Collaboration Tools for Revit

This class will introduce you to the effective use of a number of collaboration tools within Autodesk’s Revit Architecture. This knowledge will allow you to better collaborate projects with other disciplines and present information more efficiently and clearly to clients.

Course Objective

This class is intended for students who have completed the Revit Architecture Level 1 training and are ready to explore the more advanced features in the software specifically focused on collaboration tools within Revit. Current skills with basic techniques, such as creating walls, floors, ceilings, roofs, stairs, views, and sheets, as well as adding components are assumed. You should also be able to use Revit Architecture’s modification tools to efficiently copy and move objects and make changes to existing projects.

After completing this advanced workshop, you will understand and be able to explain:

  • Set up of project phasing
  • Creation of a variety of design options and displaying them
  • Creation and use of groups
  • Linking in Autodesk Revit files from different disciplines
  • Use of Copy / Monitor and Coordination Review for multi discipline coordination
  • Importing and exporting vector and raster files
  • Use and implementation of Worksets and Worksharing

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for intermediate users of Autodesk Revit Architecture including architects, designers, architectural product manufacturers, facilities planners, drafters and others needing to create custom families generated with Revit Architecture.

Each Student Receives

  • A student guide for use in the classroom*
  • Telephone support on class topics for 30 days
  • Certificate of completion
  • AIA Learning Units for AIA members

* If desired, training materials may be purchased separately for use as a reference guide outside the classroom.  Cost varies by title, please contact for details.

Details & Prerequisites

  • 1 day course
  • Hours: 8:3-=4:30
  • Cost: $495
  • A recent version of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
  • Completion of Autodesk Revit Level 1 or Revit Architecture class combined with approximately 120 hours working with Revit Architecture 2013 or above.
  • Drafting, design, or engineering experience.

Course Outline

  • Phasing, Design Options, and Groups
    • Applying Project Phasing
    • Creating Project Phases and Views
    • Using Design Options
    • Viewing Design Options
    • Creating Groups, Using Groups, Modifying Groups
  • Linking Models and Copy/Monitor
    • Linking in Revit Models
    • Managing Linked Models and their Properties
    • Preparing Views and Display Settings for Other Disciplines
    • Copying and Monitoring Elements from a Linked Model
    • Coordination Review within Copy / Monitor
    • Reconciling a Host and Interference Checking using Copy / Monitor
  • Importing and Exporting
    • Importing and Linking Vector Files
    • Arranging, Querying, Exploding, and Deleting Layers of Imported Vector Files
    • Modifying Type Properties and the Visibility of Vector Files
    • Importing Raster Files
    • Exporting CAD (.dwg) Format Files
  • Project Team Collaboration
    • Introduction to Worksets and Establishing Project Worksharing
    • Opening and Saving a Workshared Project as a Central Model
    • Creating and Setting Up Worksets in a Central Model
    • Creating a Workshared Local File linked to the Central Model
    • Placing Elements in Worksets
    • Editing Elements in Worksets
    • Permissions to Edit Elements in Worksets
    • Relinquishing Elements and Worksets
    • Closing Out of a Local File with Worksets
    • Controlling Workset Visibility Display Settings
    • Managing Links in Local Files and Worksets within Linked Models
    • Best Practices for Central Models, Local Files, and use of Worksets

*Note: The course topics are a guideline and class topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the class flow.

*Course length and cost are based on a minimum of four attendees. MasterGraphics-aec reserves the right to cancel classes.