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Mastering: Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2011 by James Vandezande, Phil Read, Eddy Krygiel

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Chapter 11. Phasing, Groups, and Design Options

The ability to design a building in the computer used to be a differentiator. Computers were expensive, applications were expensive, and the people who knew how to use those applications were often expensive specialists who would take other people's work and re-create it digitally.

But now, designing in the computer is a commodity; just about anyone can do it to a reasonable level of proficiency. What has changed?

Well, many projects go through stages and phases. As a result, it's necessary to distinguish the element of time in your project: how something exists, how it will change, and what it will look like when the project is complete. In addition, design is about maintaining relationships between ...

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