A required, 3-credit program course.

This course providesstudents with the opportunity to work on a medium-size modeling/drafting project using the latest architectural software. Emphasis is on the three-dimensionl drawing tools of the parametric Revit® software program. Architectural computer models, rendering, and animation are important elements of the course. Students create photo realistic computer images of buildings, components, and the project site.

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to...
  1. Demonstrate the appropriate software commands to create a 3D building model including the following assemblies: walls, floors, doors, windows, roofs, components, dimensions and stairs.
  2. Compose and print a sheet in a building model set.
  3. Demonstrate the loading of components into a building model.
  4. Create still renderings, perspective views and walk-through animations of a building model using Building Information Modeling (BIM) software.
  5. Import a vector-based reference drawing into a model file.
  6. Demonstrate oral and written communication, computation and problem-solving skills appro-priate to the level of the coursework.


  1. Prerequisites: "C" or higher in AEC 110 and in AEC 114.
  2. The course is open to AEC majors only.
  3. Roughly two hours of lecture/demonstration and one hour of lab per week. Much of the drawing work is completed outside of class time either at open lab times or at home.
  4. The course is typically offered only in the spring term.
  5. Besides a textbook, students need to purchase a flash drive for storing and transporting drawing files.
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