Design inspiration comes from any source, at any time. Some designers like to sketch by hand; others use digital tools to create a 3D sketch. When design sketches are digital, the transitions between concept design, schematic design, and design development are simplified.
When you bring a 3D sketch into the Autodesk® Revit® Architecture platform, you start with 3D volumes, primal elements called masses, to make sure your form and square footage are correct before modeling walls and floors. Once you've confirmed that your building mass can contain the building program, you will use the mass as an armature on which to place building elements.
In this chapter, you'll learn to: