Revit | Revit Fundamentals

Certificate Program

The Autodesk® Revit software is a powerful Building Information Modeling (BIM) program that works the way architects think. The program streamlines the design process through the use of a central 3D model, where changes made in one view update across all views and on the printable sheets. 

This certificate program is designed to teach you the Revit functionality as you would work with it throughout the design process. You begin by learning about the user interface and basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools. Then you learn design development tools including how to model walls, doors, windows, floors, ceilings, stairs and more. Finally, you learn the processes that take the model into the construction documentation phase. Since building projects themselves tend to be extremely complex, the Autodesk Revit software is also complex. The objective of the Fundamentals training program is to enable students to create full 3D architectural project models and set them up in working drawings. This training focuses on all of the basic tools needed to work with the Revit software.


This program will be meeting in person in our CSULB computer lab on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with an hour break at 12:00 noon. During the week and before the live classroom lectures, students will be able to access the online asynchronous course materials to prepare them for the Sunday lectures each week. The textbook Commercial Design Using Autodesk Revit 2022 By Daniel John Stine is included in the tuition cost and will be provided to students in class.

  • Architects
  • Structural Engineers
  • (MEP) Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineers
  • Designers
  • Contractors
  • 100% Autodesk materials
  • Friendly environment and personal attention

Revit allows its users to design a building and structure and its components in 3D, annotate the model with 2D drafting elements and access building information from the building models database. Revit is 4D BIM capable with tools to plan and track various stages in the building's lifecycle, from concept to construction and later demolition.

  • The purpose of Building Information Management (BIM) and how it is applied in the Autodesk Revit software
  • Navigating the Autodesk Revit workspace and interface
  • Working with the basic drawing and editing tools
  • Creating Levels and Grids as datum elements for the model
  • Creating a 3D building model with walls, curtain walls, windows, and doors
  • Adding floors, ceilings, and roofs to the building model
  • Creating component-based and custom stairs
  • Adding component features, such as furniture and equipment
    • Setting up sheets for plotting with text, dimensions, details, tags, and schedules
  • Complete all modules
  • Complete all assignments