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Introducing Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2011 by Beau Turner, Patrick Davis, Charlie Busa, Stephen Stafford

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Chapter 7. Massing

Three-dimensional modeling tools have many uses within a building project. Two types of modeling tools are available in Revit Architecture. The solid modeling tools are covered in Chapter 6, "Introduction to Families," and this chapter concentrates on the tools used to create conceptual building models for design analysis and spatial planning. The specific need and family type chosen will determine which set of tools is available for use.

This chapter explores these topics:

  • Mass objects

  • References and work planes

  • In-place mass families

  • Preparing to create mass forms

  • Building mass forms

  • Editing forms

  • Loadable mass families

  • Face-based modeling

  • Creating mass families from imported geometry

Mass Objects

The mass object category within Revit ...

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