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

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Visualization Sequence and Workflow

You'd be surprised, but many people actually render in the wrong sequence. The workflow for creating compelling renderings is not the same workflow that you use to resolve your design process. If you try to do one like the other, the result is a lot of wasted time and frustration. Trial and error takes too long, and you won't get the desired results (and may even conclude that Revit “can't render”).

Consider a reasonable design process to create a building that moves from intent to content:

  1. Host components (walls, floors, stair, railings, and so on)
  2. Family components (doors, windows, and so on)
  3. Furniture, fixtures, and equipment
  4. Assembly details and documentation

But if you're rendering in the order of the ...

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