Architectural Design with Revit


Are you interested in becoming a Building Information Modeling (BIM) master in your area? At the end of this course, Autodesk will certify you and we will recognize you as an expert in Revit practices. Because of its ability to integrate data throughout the entire project lifecycle, BIM has become the industry standard for architectural design and other sectors. This course takes you on the first steps in your learning journey, teaching you the skills you'll need to start designing buildings in Revit with accuracy and precision, from small to large.

Solid documentation and communication with project teams are also important for project success, and you will learn about these best-practice workflows to use in Revit. Follow a structured lesson plan with accompanying datasets to gain hands-on experience with tools critical to your professional development. With the exercises and challenging assignments that come with this course, you can put your new skills to the test and put your knowledge to the test.

Revit is Autodesk's industry-leading Building Information Modeling program, allowing architects to create coordinated and consistent model-based designs efficiently. It also has the powerful uniqueness of connecting various project teams, such as architects, structural engineers, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing engineers, and others, on a single interface to manage and coordinate the project with complete control.

The course lessons are project-based, so you'll be able to start, work on, and finish any architectural design project from schematic designs to design development to construction document production with ease.

Who is this course for?

To be able to succeed in this course, regardless of your industry, you must be proficient in computer use. To join this course, you must be or be related to:

  • Architects
  • BIM Specialists
  • BIM Managers
  • Construction Design Reviewers
  • Design Engineers
  • Construction Professionals

If you do not fall into one of the above categories, Nziza Global will not be responsible for your learning experience.

What will you learn
  • First you will learn the basic terms and terminology of Revit, and then how to install the software.

  • Next, we will take you through the software interface, how to set up a project and its information.

  • We will then begin our first project; it is a small single-storey house. In this project you will learn how to set the datum levels, place the external and internal walls, place doors, windows, ground slab and roof. I will show you how to create various roof types that you can apply to any building type, including a roof by extrusion.

  • I will then take you through the basics of the structural side of Revit, creating a simple structural model.

  • We then move on to the main two storey project where we create our own bespoke wall, floor, door and window types.

  • We will then create curtain walls, stairs and railings as well we will show you different ways to view the project.

  • Next you will learn how to generate conceptual mass, how to create your own families with parameters and bespoke materials.

  • You will then learn how to create the site by generating the topography, creating the building, adding roads and footpaths and adding site furniture and materials.

  • We will then annotate the project with text, dimensions, rooms, colour fill legends, tags and area plans. You will be taught how to create your own text and dimension styles as well as your own tags.

  • We will then prepare elevation views, sections and callout details. we take you through the process of how to generate 2D renders, video walkthroughs, how to control the sun and shadows as well as a one day solar study.

  • You will then be shown how to create room, window and door schedules as well as a material takeoff schedule of our wall type so we can price the job.

  • We will then set up our sheets to send our project off to print.

  • Lastly, we will look at project management. How to create our own project templates, view templates, project phasing, design options and work-sharing.


  • 177 Lessons
  • 20:43:43 Hours

  • Lecture 100:21:53
  • Understanding terms and terminology
  • Download, install and create an account
  • Fix library issues and set up templates correctly
  • Lecture 200:48:05
  • Start screen, interface, ribbons and tabs
  • Contextual menus, navigating the interface, properties palette, project browser
  • How to open tools and access families
  • Lecture 300:15:20
  • Establishing the project standards, selecting the template, setting units
  • Project information, and location, creating the starting view
  • Lecture 400:35:38
  • Introduction to the wall tool, how to place different wall shapes, straight and curved
  • Understanding the temporary dimensions, location lines, constraints, and how to revise a wall
  • Lecture 500:31:35
  • Align, offset, mirror, move, copy, rotate, trim, extend, pin, split, array, and scale
  • Lecture 600:22:26
  • How to set up your levels, place a new level, place a new reference level, adjust heights and rename them
  • Lecture 700:23:26
  • Placing the external and internal walls of the project
  • How to work with bidirectional associativity and multiple views, tab views & tile views
  • Applying a wall sweep and reveal to the external walls
  • Perform a wall cleanup and control wall junctions
  • Lecture 800:14:35
  • How to place a door into a wall, change the swing and direction of a door,
  • Insert doors from the family library
  • Create a new door type
  • Lecture 900:09:58
  • How to place a window into a wall,
  • Insert windows from the family library
  • Create a new window type
  • Lecture 1000:20:16
  • How to place a floor slab, boundary lines, pick walls, flip to cores
  • Create a new floor type, introduction to Edit Assembly, place a path around the project
  • Lecture 1100:28:16
  • Modeling a roof by footprint, how to create different roof types, apply an overhang, extend into core, define the slope
  • Lecture 1200:10:02
  • Introduction to Work Planes
  • How to model a roof-by-extrusion
  • Lecture 1300:19:25
  • Types of rafter cut, apply soffit, fascia, guttering and a drain pipe
  • Place a split roof type on our project
  • Lecture 1400:42:38
  • Design with structural elements, place columns and beams, create structural beam systems, create bracing, and create structural levels and datums.
  • Lecture 1500:17:49
  • Adding Datum grids, creating new levels, placing structural and architectural columns
  • Lecture 1600:30:12
  • Exploring the Edit Assembly in more detail, wall functions, material, wrapping, modify, regions, split, sweeps, reveals
  • Lecture 1700:04:50
  • Exploring the basics of how to create a stacked wall
  • Lecture 1800:15:10
  • Adding the new wall type to the main project
  • Lecture 1900:09:39
  • Adding the roof type to the main project
  • Lecture 2000:11:47
  • Adding doors and windows to the main project
  • Lecture 2100:29:43
  • Modeling curtain walls introduction, differences between curtain wall empty, exterior glazing, & storefront
  • Create curtain walls, modify curtain grids, load and place curtain panel types, and place doors in curtain walls
  • Lecture 2200:04:25
  • Adding floors to the main project
  • Lecture 2300:05:59
  • Explaining what is the View Range and how we can adjust it
  • Lecture 2400:23:49
  • Modeling ceilings introduction, using automatic & sketch ceilings, creating ceiling types and editing ceiling grids, placing hosted components
  • Lecture 2500:04:00
  • How to use the scope box and displace elements to help us model in 3D
  • Lecture 2600:13:11
  • Create straight-run staircases, full-step spiral, centre-end spiral, L-Shaped winder, U-shaped winder
  • Understanding the rule and regulations of a stair
  • Lecture 2700:16:57
  • Create a stair by sketch, understanding the boundary, riser and run
  • Understanding landings
  • Lecture 2800:19:17
  • Introduction to railings, creating a new railing, and placing hosted railings
  • Adding the final curtain wall to the hallway and fixing the railing on the landing
  • Lecture 2900:23:59
  • Introduction to conceptual massing, modeling masses, controlling the Gizmo, loading mass families,
  • Creating forms and void forms, working with by face, by work planes, reference planes and reference lines
  • Applying a component to model by face
  • Lecture 3000:11:05
  • Creating conceptual mass in the project
  • Applying the wall type to model by face
  • Lecture 3100:23:04
  • Introduction to family parameters,
  • Create our first custom family – table
  • Lecture 3200:41:49
  • Create a hosted family – a door
  • Create a parametric framework, apply materials, create family types, work with nested components and formulas
  • Create a hosted family, and place a hosted family
  • Lecture 3300:41:40
  • Introduction to materials, identity, graphics, appearance, physical and thermal
  • Create or duplicate materials, and assign materials
  • How to download new material images and link to your project
  • Creating new materials for the main project, orienting the materials correctly
  • Lecture 3400:33:52
  • Model site and typography introduction, edit topo surfaces, create a building pad and edit site components, split surface
  • Creating a road, and footpath by importing/exporting a CAD file to create a mass
  • Adding trees, site furniture, materials and a pond by sub-region
  • Lecture 3500:32:37
  • Practice everything we have learnt on how to model by finishing the project before moving on to the next stage of the course
  • Changing materials of walls and the roof
  • Creating window surrounds, and balconies, finalizing the exterior appearance, tidying up junctions
  • Lecture 3600:40:28
  • Introduction to a room and area, add room separator, creating a room legend
  • Adding text and dimensions to the project, how to edit the dimension style
  • Lecture 3700:28:27
  • Introduction to tags, create new tag types – door, window, wall
  • Explanation of labels, how to assign a parameter to a label to display in a tag
  • Lecture 3800:08:50
  • Setting up the area plans, GIA, gross building and rentable plans
  • Lecture 3900:21:33
  • Prepare the elevation views, apply the crop view and annotation crop to the view
  • Adjust visibility graphics and graphics display to create presentation drawings
  • Add annotations to the views, add notes and tags to exterior elevations, and spot elevations, add dimensions and slope annotations, and leaders
  • Lecture 4000:10:42
  • Create a section view, prepare the section view
  • Adjust visibility graphics and graphics display to create presentation drawings
  • Add annotations to the views, add notes and tags, spot elevations, add dimensions and slope annotations, and leaders
  • Lecture 4100:32:38
  • Create a detail section, add notes to a detail section
  • Add 2D detail items to the callout to build a working detail of a junction, load detail items into the project
  • Add regions and wipeouts to the callout, insulation, and detail lines, create a detail, annotation text with leaders
  • Create a new bespoke drawing view to build a detailed drawing of wall build-up. Including grouping components
  • Create an internal elevation view of the project
  • Lecture 4200:34:21
  • Place a camera within the project, how to adjust the position of the camera, eye elevation, target elevation
  • Using shadows, in-depth look into the graphics display options, importing a background image
  • Introduction to the render feature, render in cloud, controlling lighting, exposure control, export and saving the image to the project
  • Lecture 4300:11:08
  • Creating a solar study and using the presets, how to position your project and control the position of the sun to create shadows
  • Exporting the solar study
  • Lecture 4400:12:52
  • Introduction to the walkthrough feature, how to place the path, reposition the camera, control the keyframes
  • Adjust the frame amount, how to make the walkthrough go upstairs, adjust the uniform speed
  • Lecture 4500:30:23
  • Create a room, door and window schedule, by assigning the correct fields
  • How to visually modify the schedule
  • How to control the output of the schedule by adjusting the filters, sorting, and formatting
  • Lecture 4600:15:37
  • First we will look at the other types of schedules and lists
  • We will then create a material takeoff list for Wall Type–A
  • Adding costs to materials and using formulas to calculate the total costs
  • Lecture 4700:11:10
  • Introduction to Legends, adding doors and windows
  • We will then add an annotation to the legend, text, dimensions
  • Lecture 4800:40:17
  • Introduction to sheets, and templates, applying a view to a sheet, using crop views to create presentable sheets, controlling the title
  • Align views on the sheet, using guide grids, duplicate views, duplicate with detailing, duplicate as a dependant
  • Adding revision clouds to the sheet, updating the sheet issues/revision box
  • Lecture 4900:10:02
  • Print setup, batch print, print preview, setting up the printer, paper placement, zoom, appearance, orientation
  • Lecture 5000:42:16
  • Linking files introduction, linking Revit and DWG files, displaying linked models, linking pdf and image files, and setting up shared coordinates
  • Create topography from a cad file, project base point, or survey point, ensuring the correct orientation of the linked files
  • Create a floor plan from a linked CAD file
  • Lecture 5100:12:48
  • Setting up view templates, assigning a view template
  • Creating a technical view and a planning view template
  • Lecture 5200:15:32
  • Best practices,
  • Sheet organization, modifying the title block, loading tags, line style creation, starting view with project details
  • Where to save the template and how to configure the file path for future loading
  • Lecture 5300:20:57
  • Introduction to phasing, existing, new construction, demolition
  • Adding a side extension to the first project, showing other uses for phasing
  • Lecture 5400:21:31
  • Introduction to design options, showing the main model, option sets & options, adding components to the option sets
  • Creating multiple option sets within our project and how to make primary and then accept
  • Lecture 5500:12:11
  • How to use work-sharing, without cloud or internal server
  • Lecture 5600:51:33
  • How to use work-sharing, cloud or internal server
  • Collaborate within the network, create a central model, create a local file
  • Assign correct folder locations, synchronise with the model, reload latest, relinquish elements, edting requests
  • Set up and control worksets, how to use worksets correctly, work-sharing display settings
  • Work-sharing monitor, show history, coordination review, use interference checking


About lecturer


Stephen Fagan is a qualified architect with 12 years of experience working for an award-winning residential development company in LondonGalliard Homes”. With over 15 years of practical experience on Revit, his experience is based in Ireland, England, and Lithuania.

He is certified by Autodesk as Revit certified professional and certified instructor at the same time, he was retained to train primarily in the UK but has had multiple opportunities to teach in a number of European countries.


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Gorki CHARITE - Wed, 25-Oct-2023

This architectural building design course is truly exceptional, offering a comprehensive curriculum guided by an outstanding instructor. I was thoroughly impressed by the richness of the learning materials and the unwavering support provided throughout the learning journey. Without a doubt, I wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria and shares a passion for the world of building design.

Singiza Vincent - Wed, 15-Nov-2023

I've acquired substantial knowledge in the field of architecture, and Revit, being an intricate software, has been immensely beneficial. This training has played a crucial role in elevating my proficiency in the architectural domain to a new level.

Sarah Vuni - Thu, 16-Nov-2023

The course is great. I've been struggling with Revit for a while and this course simplified it for me and every step is a great one towards learning it. I like the quality and the lecturer was very good at explaining everything and I didn't feel left behind.

Joyeux NZAYISENGA - Thu, 29-Feb-2024

the course is so amazing.