Advanced Building Information Modeling – Revit

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CAD 224

       Course Name: Advanced Building Information Modeling – Revit

       Credits: 4 (3 lecture; 2 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Recommended: CAD 220 or consent of instructor

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

This is the second course in BIM Technologies for Revit Architecture.  Topics include site development, interoperability, linking and managing projects, advanced modeling methods, design options, phasing, work sharing and 2D and 3D presentation techniques.

IV.   Learning Objectives

  1. To actively communicate building information using Revit (Computer Aided Design), making use of building structures and vocabulary studied.
  2. To demonstrate an understanding of computer aided design in contemporary building information models through written and lab class work.
  3. To demonstrate advanced concepts in Revit through responding to basic questions and quizzes.
  4. To illustrate reading comprehension through answering relevant questions on building information selections.
  5. To learn and apply intermediate modeling, documenting and work sharing concepts, methods, tools and commands with Revit Architecture for building design, construction documentation and presentation purposes.
  6. Develop an Architectural Warehouse Building Model (drawing)
  7. Student will compose and model building information (CAD drawings) using computer system and present as a portfolio.

This course is an introduction to Emergency Response Solutions with emphasis on using computer assisted design, database and surveillance applications.

  • Students will construct Computer Aided Design pre-plans.
  • Students will develop an emergency pre-plan for a high risk occupancy.
  • Students will create a pre-plan that can assist emergency management personnel.

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at

VI.   Sequence of Topics

See D2L

Revit Basics Primer
Understanding the Basics
View and Element Setting, Properties and Overrides
Developing Your Design
Documenting Your Project
Viewing and Rendering

Setting Up and Developing Projects
Project Templates
View Templates
Modifying System and Project Settings

Advanced Use of Editing Tools
Modifying Elevations
Editing Plans and Section Profiles
Creating Wall, Roof and Floor Types
Adding 3D Profiles
Creating Vertically Compound Walls

Preliminary Project Development
Working with Phases in Revit – Project Phases, Phase Filter and Graphic Overrides
Site Development and Zoning
Creating Massing Families to Shape the Neighborhood
Linking Building Models and Sharing Coordinates

Developing the Existing Architectural Warehouse Building Model
Structural Grids
Walls and Foundations (wall)
Floors and Roofs
Doors, Windows and Openings
Columns and Foundations (isolated)
Elevators and Stairs
Exterior Design Techniques

Developing the Existing Structural Warehouse Building Modeling
Using Copy Monitor
Structural – Non Structural Walls and Foundations
Structural Floors and Roofs
Structural Columns and Foundations
Structural Columns and Beams
Linking Building Models and Sharing Coordinates

Developing Family Content
Create In-Place Families
2D Family Content
3D Family Content

Converting the Existing Architectural Warehouse to Retail and Condos
Condo Unit Areas Plans
Design Options
Condo Room Area Plans
Site Redevelopment
Adding Floors
Adding a Parking Structure

Developing the Presentation
Condo Unit Areas Plans
Design Options
Condo Room Area Plans
Site Redevelopment
Adding Floors
Adding a Parking Structure

Sheets and Printing
Setting Up a Title Block
Setting Up Sheets
Managing Views and Sheets in the Project Browser

The instructor reserves the right to make adjustments by informing the class accordingly.

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Lecture demonstration of drawing techniques with a hands on focus emphasizing the solution of drawing problems.

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Text: Using Autodesk Revit #; by Daniel Stein

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Drawings will be graded according to standard drawing conventions provide on assignment sheets, notes and handouts.  Late submissions will incur a 10% late fee.

A 90%
B 80%
C 70%
D 60%
F Below 60%
Attendance 10%

XI.   Other Course Information

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at

Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.

For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.

Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.