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. List four advantages of using a Building Information Model-based CAD software over 2D-based CAD software.
  2. Demonstrate the appropriate software commands to create a 3D building model including the following assemblies: walls, floors, doors, windows, roofs, components, dimensions, stairs.
  3. Identify the proper method to change the configuration/parameters of the objects listed above.
  4. Compose a sheet for printing views of the building.
  5. Demonstrate the loading of components into a building model.
  6. Create a perspective view of a building model.
  7. Create a walk-through animation of a building model.
  8. Create a still rendering of a building model.
  9. Print a sheet from a building model set.
  10. Import a vector-based reference drawing into a model file.
  11. Demonstrate oral and written communication, computation and problem-solving skills appropriate to the level of the coursework.


  1. Prerequisites: AEC 110 and AEC 114
  2. The course is open to AEC majors only.
  3. Roughly two hours of lecture/demonstration and three hours of lab per week.
  4. The course is typically offered only in the spring term.
  5. Besides a textbook, students need to purchase a flash drive for storing drawing files.
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