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. This will give us an opportunity to present the following basics:

  • Levels and grids

  • Basic walls

  • Floors, roofs, and ceilings

  • Doors and windows

  • Components

  • Stairs and railings

  • Starting 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 Architecture, levels are powerful elements, as just about every model element in Revit ...

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