An Introduction to Architectural CAD Using Autodesk Revit (BIM) - Online course

About the course

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

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.

On completion of this course you are highly encouraged to enrol on our follow up course Autodesk Revit software - Building Information Modelling (BIM) program – An Online Intermediates Course

Course expert

Darryl Rabot

Course date and times

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Courses length

8 weeks

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. 


For the start of the course:

You will need to have downloaded the Autodesk Revit software trial version ready for the start of the course. 

Online access

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. It is advisable that your work area is close enough to your pc/mac to enable you to gain the most out of the course. You will be given full instructions after you enrol on how to log on to the course.

Booking deadlines

Bookings for all Creative Arts Short Courses will be reviewed 2 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 the Universities’ online booking system, before a course commences. You cannot enrol 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 cancellation terms here.



Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
08/06/202227/07/2022Wednesdays - 19:00 to 21:30£290.00Apply online