Chapter 14. Conceptual Modeling

This chapter will introduce you to basic workflow and features that support early conceptual design and analysis of buildings. We'll look at how to create basic forms and rationalize those forms with surface divisions using the new conceptual design environment. We will then see how to leverage the mass downstream in the design process by applying Revit model elements such as walls, floors, and roofs to mass surfaces.

Topics we'll cover include:

  • Understanding the conceptual design tools

  • Rationalizing surfaces

  • Using model-by-face tools

Understanding the Conceptual Design Tools

Within Revit, it is possible to carry a model from early conceptual forms through construction documentation without having to restart the process ...

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