Unit 2: Overview of Revit Structure 2013 and Autodesk 360


This unit introduces the basics of BIM design as implemented in Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2013 user interface (UI). Revit Structure's design simplifies your workflow. It explains why the Revit Structure environment is new to a CAD user. To help familiarize them with the software, students will practice placing several components and modifying their properties in Revit Structure.


After completing this unit, students will be able to:

  • Define the Revit Structure user interface.
  • Define the Autodesk® 360 user interface
  • Define the Autodesk® Design Review user interface
  • Define the AutoCAD® WS user interface


The following exercises are provided for the students:

Key Terms

The following terms are used in this unit:

Key Term



The ability to access information from a third-party server by using the Internet.

Autodesk 360

Autodesk 360 is a cloud-based platform that gives you access to storage, a collaboration workspace, and cloud services to help you dramatically improve the way you design, visualize, simulate, and share your work with others anytime, anywhere.


Open and edit DWGTM files with just a web browser and from any computer. Manage and edit drawing files using a powerful set of AutoCAD© tools

Autodesk Design Review

It’s the free, all-digital way to view, mark up, print, and track changes to Autodesk 2D and 3D files—without the original design software.

BIM Curriculum

Learn how to fluidly design, communicate, analyze and plan using BIM models in an IPD framework. Use Autodesk Revit 2014 to access the functionality of all the Revit disciplines in one interface.  

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Sustainability Workshop

Learn the principles of designing a net-zero energy building and simulate your work digitally to evaluate its economic and ecological viability.

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