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:
References and work planes
In-place mass families
Preparing to create mass forms
Building mass forms
Loadable mass families
Creating mass families from imported geometry
The mass object category within Revit ...