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

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Chapter 8. Preparing Documents for Clients

There are many points in the design process where it's necessary to convey your ideas to others. As architects, we use a wide range of representational techniques ranging from the loose napkin sketch to the photorealistic rendering. We use 2D diagrams to convey plans and sections, and perspective views to convey a more human-scaled expression. This chapter will focus on a few techniques that you can use directly with Revit. We'll look specifically at creating color-coded area plans, presentation techniques for plans and sections, animated sun studies, and simple renderings that let you explore materials and lighting. Topics we'll cover include:

  • Color-coded drawings

  • Creating presentation graphics

  • Shadows ...

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