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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 2

Schematic Design

Design inspiration comes from many sources. For example, some designers still like to sketch by hand, but the sketch needs to align with the building program. Many of our modern sketches now happen digitally to make this transition easier.

When you begin migrating your conceptual design from the sketch to the computer, don't start with building elements (walls, floors, and so forth). Start with more primal elements, a process called massing in Revit, to make sure your program is correct. Once you've confirmed that the mass contains the required building program, you'll be able to start placing building elements with far more confidence. While massing is capable of much more complex form-making than you'll see in this ...

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