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Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012 Essentials: AUTODESK OFFICIAL TRAINING GUIDE by James Vandezande, Eddy Krygiel, Phil Read

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CHAPTER 1

Introducing Revit and the User Interface

After one decade in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) space, Autodesk Revit Architecture continues to be unique in its holistic building information modeling (BIM) approach to design integration. Sure, there are other BIM-ish tools that allow you to design in 3D. And 10 years ago, 3D might have been a differentiator, but today 3D is a commodity!

Revit provides the unique ability to design, manage, and document your project information from within a single file, something that no other BIM tool will allow you to do. Because all your data resides in a single project file, you can work in virtually any view to edit your model—plan, section, elevation, 3D, sheets, details, and ...

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