Ascent Autodesk Revit 2020 for Landscape Architecture (Imperial) eBook

The Autodesk® Revit® software is a powerful Building Information Modeling (BIM) program that has enabled countless firms to incorporate the BIM workflow into their designs. As a key component of this workflow, Autodesk Revit allows landscape architecture firms to produce powerfully intelligent designs.

The Autodesk Revit 2020 for Landscape Architecture guide has been designed to assist you in learning some of the key features of the Autodesk Revit software. The guide focuses on how to create and document full 3D project models for an urban environment, as well as how to use the internal topography tools. The guide begins with laying out the user interface and describing the basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools. Then, it provides instructions on how to create topographical surfaces and modify the topography using Autodesk Revit tools. This is followed by modeling hardscapes using walls, floors, and stairs, and adding components such as trees, site furniture, and planting areas. Finally, the guide concludes with explaining the processes involved in taking the model to the construction documentation phase.

Topics Covered:

  • Understanding the purpose of Building Information Management (BIM) and how it is applied in the Autodesk Revit software.
  • Navigating the Autodesk Revit workspace and interface.
  • Working with the basic drawing and editing tools.
  • Starting a project based on Autodesk Revit models.
  • Creating and modifying basic topography.
  • Adding retaining walls, hardscape, stairs and other building elements.
  • Placing components for plantings, furniture, and lighting.
  • Setting up sheets for plotting with text, dimensions, details, tags, and schedules.
  • Creating details.

  • Access to the 2020.0 version of the software, to ensure compatibility with this guide. Future software updates that are released by Autodesk may include changes that are not reflected in this guide. The practices and files included with this guide might not be compatible with prior versions (e.g., 2019).
  • An understanding of architectural terminology is an asset.