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Introducing Revit® Architecture 2009: BIM for Beginners by Eddy Krygiel, Tatjana Dzambazova, Greg Demchak

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Chapter 4. Modeling Basics

This chapter focuses on the creation of the basic modeling elements—walls, floors, and roofs, as well as windows, curtain walls, doors, stairs, and railings. We'll take you through an exercise where you'll build a small house that touches the following basics:

  • Levels and grids

  • Basic walls

  • Floors, roofs, and ceilings

  • Doors and windows

  • Components

  • Stairs and railings

  • Getting started with a project

Levels and Grids

Levels and grids are the horizontal and vertical planes that represent major floor-to-floor divisions (levels) in a building as well as the vertical division of the building into structural bays (grids). In Revit, levels are powerful elements, as just about every model element in Revit has a relationship to a level. When ...

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