Modeling for Construction

In Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 (Wiley, 2010), we wrote about a technique to manually model each individual layer of a wall assembly to better understand the construction of the wall. This technique also supported more enhanced phasing and even construction sequencing simulation using a program such as Navisworks Simulate. The drawback to this approach was the complexity in managing far more building elements, and it was usually only used by the builder.

We are pleased to see some new functionality in Revit 2012 that supports a more interactive and flexible approach to construction modeling. The first addition is the ability to create parts, which are individual subsets of more complex layered elements ...

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