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Mastering Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012 by James Vandezande, Eddy Krygiel, Phil Read

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Understanding a BIM Workflow

Regardless of the design and production workflow you have established in the past, moving to BIM is going to be a change. In Chapter 1, “Introduction: The Basics of BIM,” we discussed some of those changes and tried to help define your place in the process of managing that change. Regardless of where you fall on the adoption curve, you'll still need some tools to help transition from your current workflow to one using Revit. To begin, we'll cover some of the core differences between a CAD-based system and a BIM-based one.

Moving to BIM is a shift in how designers and contractors approach the design and documentation process throughout the entire life cycle of the project, from concept to occupancy. In a traditional ...

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