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    Question I'm looking for a very beginner's guide for Massing in Revit

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    I am looking for some tutorial (free or paid, doesn't matter) that goes through all the basics regarding Revit massing. I've found a couple of Massing Basics Tutorials (which were not free ) and they were complete nonsense. It was just a method of how to create a shape, add few windows, doors, floors, etc. No explanation what all the tools are, no explanation of how Revit thinks when comes to massing, nothing.

    I need something very basic, firstly to understand how Revit thinks when comes to Mass Families and Massing Tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpktm View Post
    Hi all

    I am looking for some tutorial (free or paid, doesn't matter) that goes through all the basics regarding Revit massing. I've found a couple of Massing Basics Tutorials (which were not free ) and they were complete nonsense. It was just a method of how to create a shape, add few windows, doors, floors, etc. No explanation what all the tools are, no explanation of how Revit thinks when comes to massing, nothing.

    I need something very basic, firstly to understand how Revit thinks when comes to Mass Families and Massing Tools.
    my vote: hire a reputable online tutor and get through the process quickly and on your own schedule. I used Planta1.com (Alfredo Medina) and recommend him highly. Your only issue with Alf may be the time difference though (he's in Orlando, FL, USA)...

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    A good and easy way to learn Revit is following Paul F. Aubin courses.

    This one gives you the basics for Massing tools, then you'll go there to go further.

    Good learning !

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    Thanks lawrenceolmos, will do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpktm View Post
    Thanks lawrenceolmos, will do.
    So much for my vote? Btw there are 65,789 posts here recommending PA books. Personally I donĺt have the attention span to learn from a book and have never owned a Revit tutorial book. I guess it depends on your needs. Iĺm self employed and didnĺt have the time to fiddle with a book. So I paid a few more dollars and learned well and quickly and now it pays me back.


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    Honestly, id reach out to Tim Waldock ("The Revit Cat") as hes in your neck of the woods, and hes a great teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Jones View Post
    my vote: hire a reputable online tutor and get through the process quickly and on your own schedule. I used Planta1.com (Alfredo Medina) and recommend him highly. Your only issue with Alf may be the time difference though (he's in Orlando, FL, USA)...
    Thank you, Dave, for your kind recommendation.
    Timezone coordination with online students in Australia has not been an issue before. I wake up early, and they stay up late, or the opposite.

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    I think it depends on your needs, i am self employed and did not have the time to fiddle with a book, so i paid a few more dollars and learned well and quickly and now it pays me back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawrenceolmos View Post
    A good and easy way to learn Revit is following Paul F. Aubin courses.

    This one gives you the basics for Massing tools, then you'll go there to go further.

    Good learning !
    I think Lawrence is referring to Linda.com, and Paul F. Aubin has a ton of guides there. I used his guides for Revit and AutoCAD to help me pass my user and professional certifications. They're relevant guides that are easy to follow.

    I also recommend them, and I think you'll find some massing tutorials for Revit as well. Good luck!

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