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

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Chapter 13. Advanced Topics

This chapter touches on three topics in Revit that are beyond the basics. These topics are explored in more detail in our Mastering Revit Architecture 2009 (Sybex, 2008) book, but knowing the fundamentals about them early on can be useful as you gain more experience with Revit.

In this chapter, we will review the basics of the Family Editor, using the Design Options tool, and worksharing. The Family Editor allows you to create and edit components in Revit. The Design Options tool allows you to make design iterations within Revit. And worksharing lets you divide the model so more than one person can work on it at the same time. Topics we'll cover include:

  • Understanding families

  • Using design options

  • Worksharing—the multi-user ...

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