This class will show you how to get the most out of the powerful graphic features of Autodesk Revit software and incorporate all of the exiting new features in Revit 2013. You will learn valuable tips and tricks and time-proven visualization techniques to make your drawings look great. You will learn how to enhance non-rendered and rendered views with out-of-the-box advanced graphic techniques, how to improve the trees and plants used in Revit for non-rendered views, how to add photo backgrounds to renderings using a unique overlay approach, how to add a fully controllable gradient color background behind multiple views, as well as tips for improving interior and exterior rendered views. And finally, you will learn how to use old-world hand drafting techniques to add visual clarity and make your construction documents communicate and look better. Techniques include poche and surface shading patterns, profiling, transparency, and toning to create graphical layering and sheet layout.

Key Learning

  • Learn unique out-of-the-box tips and tricks to prepare presentations more quickly and better than ever
  • Use time-proven techniques to make your construction documents communicate better and look as beautiful as they are smart
  • Explore and take full advantage of powerful basic and advanced graphic tools and capabilities in Revit
  • Use a variety of presentation techniques to help develop your own artistic style


Primary Speaker : Steven Shell

Steven C. Shell graduated from the University of Arizona in 1982, and has had his own architectural firm in Tucson, Arizona, for over 23 years. Mr. Shell has been using Autodesk Revit Architecture® exclusively for over eight years. He is the co-founder and co-chair of the Southern Arizona Revit users group (SARUG). Mr. Shell is certified by Autodesk in Revit, and chairs monthly SARUG meetings. He has taught Revit at the University of Arizona College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture where he also hosted Revit workshops for the students and faculty. He has presented at Pima College and presented at the Revit Technology Conferences (RTC – USA) where his class was voted one of the top 10 classes. In addition to his Architecture practice and teaching Revit, he was re-appointed to the City of Tucson’s Board of Adjustment, where he previously served as chairperson for 8 years, as well as serving 10 years on the City’s Design Review Board and Sign Code Advisory & Appeals Board.

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