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Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 by James Vandezande, Eddy Krygiel, Phil Read

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Chapter 9

Conceptual Design and Design Analysis

In this chapter, we will take a further look at the Autodesk® Revit® Architecture Conceptual Design tools and how you can leverage them for sustainable design analysis. We’ll also explore a few other tools, some of which use BIM geometry to support design analysis.

Most building design starts with some simple concepts and forms. Will the building be tall or long? Curved or rectilinear? How will those shapes affect sustainable design concepts like solar gain, daylighting, and energy consumption? To perform these kinds of analyses and explore the initial ideas for building form, we use masses. In the last chapter, we discussed how to create several kinds of massing. In this chapter, we’ll explore ...

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