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Degree in Technical Architecture and Building Engineering

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Computers Tools II

1. Descriptive data of the subject: 1.1. Code: AR015 1.2. Subject type: Básica título 1.3. Teaching: Anual 1.4. ECTS: 5,5 1.5. Main professor: David Fonseca Escudero 1.6. Language: English
Type Subject
Tercer - Obligatoria

Titular Professors

Previous Knowledge

Informatics Tools I


The course aims to provide students with the skills of modeling and visualization of the architectural space in 2D and 3D, using BIM methodologies and visualization with Virtual Reality and Rendering in real time.

Learning Outcomes of this subject are:
RA.09 Adequate knowledge of the different technologies.


Thematic blocks in which the contents of the subject are organized:

• 2D and 3D Representation Systems in BIM
• Multi-scale printing
• 3D Basic Survey Systems in BIM
• Basic photo-assembly and composition tools
• VR rendering systems and real-time rendering

- Levels and grids
- Topography
- Construction elements
- Curtain walls
- Roofs
- Families I
- Families II
- Documentation I
- Documentation II
- Documentation III
- Masses I
- Masses II

- Interface, transformations, adjustments, trimming, brushes, simple selection.
- Sky, layers, advanced selection, shadows, cloned, texts
- Masks, advanced selection, lights
- Creation of panels

RV: Unreal/Enscape:
- Interface
- Lights
- Materials
- Cameras and renders


The training activities are divided into two large blocks:
- Explanation of basic tools and procedures
• Attendance to theoretical class
• Individual control exercises
- Carrying out of practices
• Assistance
• Individual exercises
• Group exercises

Both theoretical and practical classes are held in front of the computer. Students always have the presence of the teacher to make questions about the practice; they are also available outside of class hours to answer questions. School facilities are available outside of class hours, so students can use the computer equipment.


The subject has two differentiated blocks that average from a grade equal to or greater than 4: Module 1 (40%) and Module 2 (60%).
Each block has the same evaluation structure:
A) Practices 40% (individual grade)
B) Continuous evaluation 20% (individual grade)
C) 30% exam (individual grade)
D) Assistance 10% (individual grade)

Evaluation Criteria

A) Practices 40%
- E1: 10% PARTIAL DELIVERY (Revit Structure Model)
- E2: 20% MIDTERM (Final Revit Model)
- E3: 30% PARTIAL DELIVERY (Book pre-delivery
- E4: 40% FINAL DELIVERY (Book, family and final model)

B) Continuous evaluation 20%
- B1: 50% MIDTERM BLOG (Final Revit Model)
- B2: 50% FINAL BLOG (Book, family and final model)

C) Exam 30%
- Exam with minimum grade point average equal to 4

D) Assistance 10%
- Compulsory attendance at a minimum of 70% of classes for average

A) Practices 40%
- E5: 25% PARTIAL DELIVERY (Revit Masses Modeling)
- E6: 25% MIDTERM (Virtual Reality)
- E7: 40% FINAL DELIVERY (Photoshop final panel)
- P1: 10% PUBLIC PRESENTATION (Photoshop final panel)

B) Continuous evaluation 20%
- B3: 50% MIDTERM BLOG (Revit masses modelling and virtual reality)
- B4: 50% FINAL BLOG (Photoshop final panel)

C) Exam 30%
- Exam with minimum grade point average equal to 4

D) Assistance 10%
- Compulsory attendance at a minimum of 70% of classes for average

Basic Bibliography

- Revit Architecture User Manual (Autodesk, Inc)

- Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book (Paperback) by Adobe Creative Team.

- Digital Lighting and Rendering (2nd Edition) ([digital]) (Paperback) by Jeremy Birn

Additional Material