What is Revit training?
Autodesk Revit training is typically delivered in small groups (2-6) by accredited training centres or private freelance trainers. Revit training can also be delivered on demand through online training programmes and Revit tutorials. A 3-day essential Revit training course is usually recommended for beginners followed by additional days for more advanced topics such as Revit family creation training.
Revit training and certification
There is a high demand in the job market for people with Revit skills and proving your capability through Autodesk certification will certainly enhance your profile. Certification exams are available at Autodesk authorised training centres however it is recommended that delegates have at least 200 hours practice before sitting the exam. If your intention is to learn Revit for the specific reason of getting certified, then you should consider taking a slightly different learning path. For example, there are books and Revit training courses that focus specifically for helping you pass the Autodesk Revit certification exams.
How much does Revit training cost?
Revit training costs can vary but a typical 3-day Revit essentials course can range from £500-900 in the UK depending on the provider. There are typically 2 types of Revit training providers – Accredited training centres (typically Autodesk partners) and private companies that offer Revit training. Whilst Accredited training centres will likely cost more, you can be rest assured that the overall quality will be good. Private companies will be more flexible when it comes to Revit training offering both evening and weekend courses as well as typically being a little cheaper however it comes with a quality risk that you may have to take.
Revit training for beginners
Beginners to Revit should consider enrolling into 2 courses – Revit essentials (3 days) and Revit family creation (1-2 days). Some practice time should be scheduled for immediately after so that the new skills are bedded in before training more advanced topics.
A Revit manual is a must for beginners and will certainly help aid the whole Revit learning experience. It is also recommended that beginners sign up to popular Revit forums so that when questions do arrive, they are already involved in the active community. Revit forums can contain answers to questions that a lot of beginners seem to ask when finding their way. It is also recommended that beginners subscribe to popular Revit blogs that are useful.
Revit training for architects
Revit training for architects usually consists of some basic Revit training such as the 3 day essentials and family creation training and also some training around BIM management and co-ordination as it likely that the architect will be responsible for these areas. Revit training for architects may also include courses specifically designed for interior design (such as Revit tutorials for interior design)
Revit training for landscape architects
Whilst Revit is less commonly used by landscape architects as it is declared as “unsuitable” for landscape modelling, it does have various uses for landscape architects. are a number of add-ons that make Revit for landscape architecture more suitable and training providers that offer Revit training for landscape architects. Revit for landscape architects is best when used with other workflow tools such as InfraWorks and Dynamo