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Paul Aubin Author

| Autodesk Education Books | November 13, 2013

Author Paul Aubin’s latest book: Renaissance Revit: Creating Classical Architecture with Modern Software was published this week.  Paul Aubin is a well-respected author of dozens of books on Building Information Modeling using Revit and other Autodesk software.  His latest book tackles a subject never before approached in the world of Revit training manuals. In this exquisite hands-on guide, Paul Aubin walks you through two of his passions; Revit and Classical Architecture for the price of one. Take a virtual tour through the history of architecture in a way like no other.  Paul Aubin’s book is a tutorial of epic proportions that does not just talk about creating Doric, Ionic and Corinthian columns; it walks through the process step-by-step! Following along with Paul as your guide, at the end of this book you will have built four of the five classical orders.

The steps are easy to follow for both veteran Revit users and novices alike. You’ll begin by learning the basics required to successfully create robust and fully parametric Revit family content. Next you’ll apply what you learned by building a simple schematic version of a Tuscan column. This will become a coarse detail version in later lessons and becomes what Paul refers to as the “seed” for future families. Each chapter is packed with useful tips that apply not just to creating classical architectural forms, but any Revit family. In fact, that is what makes this book so powerful. It is cloaked in classical architecture, but at its core it is the ultimate family editor’s guide to Revit content creation. The classical families just make for a really fun way to learn about Revit content creation. And of course, if your work does involve the classical orders, then you come away with some very useful examples at the end of the book.

Each chapter builds on the previous as you learn to control complex forms and shapes in a fully flexible and parametric way. Take these forms and create reusable components such as profiles and family seeds. As the chapters unfold, you take a journey through history as the orders become progressively more complex: Tuscan to Doric, Doric to Ionic and culminating in a fully parametric Corinthian capital.

We highly recommend Author Paul Aubin’s new book.  It is of particular interest to anyone interested in Revit family creation. The book is available in two editions: black and white and a stunning full color edition. The full color one comes at higher cost, but is easy to justify given how much better the book’s numerous illustrations pop off the page in full color. So don’t hesitate, jump over to Paul Aubin Website today to learn more and order your copy!

Paul has been active in the architectural community for nearly 25 years. Paul Aubin is a former Consulting For Architects, Inc. (CFA)  employee living in Chicago. Paul Aubin and had the pleasure of working together from March 1996 – March 2004.  As a CFA employee Paul Aubin was instrumental in developing and teaching Autodesk© AutoCAD© and Revit©, BIM to 100’s of architects and designers at CFA’s Autodesk ATC©, and developing CFA’s CAD test – known as CFAeX Knowledge Assessment Tools


About the author

Drawing upon original ideas and extensive personal and professional experience in the field, David McFadden crafted this article to explore the untapped potential of making historic architectural masterpieces more sustainable. After working at various design practices—both full-time and freelance—and launching his design firm, David identified a significant gap in the industry. In 1984, he founded Consulting For Architects Inc. Careers, an expansive hub designed to align architects with hiring firms for mutual benefit. This platform enables architects to find impactful design work and frees hiring firms from the time-consuming cycles of recruitment and layoffs. David’s innovative approach to employer-employee relations has brought much-needed flexibility and adaptation to the industry. As the Founder and CEO, David has successfully guided his clients and staff through the challenges of four recessions—the early ’80s, early ’90s, early 2000s, the Great Recession, the pandemic, and the current slowdown due to inflation and high-interest rates.

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