CADDManager on September 22nd, 2009

Mastering Revit Architecture 2010 – Paul F. Aubin

Paul Aubin has outdone himself.  This is one of the most comprehensive collections of Conceptual discussion, practical tutorials, reference material and tips that I have seen in a while.  Over 830 pages packed with information that is valuable to any user at any level.

Mastering Revit 2010

Filled with ample screen shots of every aspect of the Revit platform, you will find this book to be one of the best examples of how to do it right.

The Quick Start first chapter is an overview that gets you started quick – DO NOT SKIP THIS.  New Users should not skip this chapter.  It will get you started and over the initial hump of intimidation of the software.    This is followed by an in depth conceptual look at BIM and Revit.  Do not skip this chapter either.  In your excitement to get to the meat of a topic, you may be tempted to skim over these early chapters.  You will miss something that may improve your Revit expertise.

Chapter Two delves into the user interface.  2010 was a major rework of the interface and many may have concerns.  Aubin strives to alleviate these concerns with many screen shots.

Chapter Two introduces the many Manager Notes that help those who are overseeing Revit.  These are scattered throughout the book and offer Mr.  Aubin years of learning in quick tips for the Managers.

The TIPS and NOTES that are scattered throughout the book are very timely and valuable.  For the advanced users, you could just skim the book for these tips as a reminder.

The contents of the book lay out a progressive process of approaching a project.  Aubin never loses sight that the whole Model development is focused on avoiding problems and getting the project out the door.  It marches toward the final section of the book, which is pointed at developing Construction Documents.

DVD files enclosed with the book give you all the tutorial data sets so you can begin immediately.

Free with the purchase of the book is a CADSmart Evaluation – actually two.  One can  be taken prior to reading the book and one after to see how you have taken the contents in.

The overall choices of layout, fonts, screenshots and more make this very easy to read and to apply.  Kudos to DELMAR for the efforts they have taken to make this book readable.  The Appendix are worth the price of the book.

You need this book on your shelf.

Buy the book from my bookstore