Architectural CAD Using Autodesk Revit (Online)

About the course

Our Introduction to Autodesk Revit Software - Building Information Modelling (BIM) program is a short course that teaches you how to develop 3D modeling skills and think in a three-dimensional manner, which is revolutionary and much more forward-thinking, in comparison to producing and updating industry drawings only in 2D.

What will I study?

Learner hours: 20

This course offers a valuable Introduction to Autodesk Revit software which is a powerful Building Information Modelling (BIM) program shaped to match the way architects think. Therefore, the course is suitable for any individuals interested in Architecture, Design and/or the Construction Industry and are looking to develop and bring their skills up to date with the current architectural industry standards in terms of 3D modelling (BIM). Revit software allows for the design process to be streamlined through the use of a Central 3D model (which can be shared with the whole design team), where changes are made in one view update instantly across all views as well as on the printable sheets. This revolutionary way of working has already had a huge impact on the industry, particularly increasing efficiency in terms of cost and speed of the overall workflow. This is why the demand for Revit-skilled professionals in the industry has grown rapidly in the past few years and increasingly so.

Since the process of building projects is extremely complex, the Autodesk Revit software also reflects on and deals with those complex issues. However, you do not need any previous experience with Architectural programs prior to your enrolment.

Course outline

The Introduction course will begin with explaining the purpose of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and how it is applied in the Autodesk Revit software. It will furthermore cover learning how to:

  • understand the concept of BIM workflow;
  • cover Revit terms and Revit and Construction Documents;
  • start, open and safe projects;
  • use viewing commands;
  • navigate the program's workspace and interface;
  • work with basic drawing and editing tools;
  • work with reference planes;
  • draw and edit elements;
  • create views;
  • set up view displays, duplicate views, create callout views;
  • set up and modify levels and grids as datum elements for the model;
  • add columns;
  • understand the Revit term 'family';
  • load and edit components in the project;
  • create a 3D building model with walls, windows and doors.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Autodesk Revit software are useful tools for creating professional 3D models which are essential at all stages in the building process. Understanding the software interface and terminology enhances one's ability to create powerful models, move around in the various views of the model and make updates to the model which instantly update across the whole project. Such skills are very beneficial when working with the rest of the design team as well as communicating with clients.

Where will I study?

Mode of delivery: Online

All our online courses are taught remotely using Zoom. The tutor will be delivering the class live and importantly providing feedback and answer any questions you may have during the lesson. You will need a pc or mac laptop. You will be given full instructions after you enrol on how to log on to Zoom so you can attend the course.


For this course you will need to purchase the trial version of Autodesk Revit Software and we recommend doing this no earlier than two weeks before the course starts, for your home PC or Mac.


To be able to maintain the pace of this course you should:

  • Have PC skills that are above a basic level
  • Have some experience using programs such as Word or Photoshop.
  • Be expected to navigate files and folders on a computer and understand how to use Googles Search Engine

Key Staff

Course Tutor

Darryl Rabot

Booking deadlines

Bookings for all Creative Arts Short Courses will be reviewed two weeks before the start date of each course. This will allow the Short Course team to determine whether a course has met the minimum number of students needed for the class to run. If a class has failed to recruit, the class will be re-scheduled and you will be informed. Where relevant you will be offered an alternative class. If the course has met minimum numbers, bookings will stay open to the course start date or until it has met maximum numbers.

We encourage you to book early before the deadline to avoid disappointment.

Bookings for all short courses need to be made online through our online booking system, before a course commences. You cannot enroll or attend a class on the day the course starts, without prior arrangement.


If for any reason you change your mind about joining us after you have accepted the offer, you have a legal right to cancel your contract to study with us within 14 days. This cancellation period therefore ends at the end of 14 days after the day on which you accepted our offer. Find further details of our cancellation terms here.

How to apply?

Start DateEnd DateDayTimeCostLink
07/06/202326/07/2023Wednesday19.00 - 21.30£290.00Apply online

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Contact us

If you wish to discuss this or any other creative art short course please contact the Short Course team on 01707 285327 or complete our short course enquiry form.

Nick Thomas, Short Course Coordinator,
School of Creative Arts