Appendix A The Bottom Line

Chapter 1: Introduction: The Principles of BIM

Focus your investment in BIM. Since using Revit software is a change in workflow, it is also important to understand the change in staffing and who is needed to perform what roles on a project.

Master It What are the three primary roles in a Revit project, and what are the responsibilities of those roles?

Solution Every successful Revit project will need three roles accounted for. These roles do not need to be individual people; one person can assume all three roles at any point in the project. The roles are architect, modeler, and drafter. These roles are responsible for understanding and articulating the design, creating model content, and laying out and annotating the documentation, respectively.

Understand a BIM workflow. Understand how projects are completed in BIM and how the use of Revit software on a project can change how information within a project is created.

Master It Explain one of the primary differences between a more traditional 2D CAD-based workflow and producing documents using Revit.

Solution In a 2D CAD-based workflow, documents are created by team members by creating plans, sections, elevations, and details, all as separate drawings, and then manually coordinating that content for the project set. In a BIM or Revit workflow, the plans, sections, elevations, and perspectives are a by-product of creating the virtual building model and are coordinated through updates made to the model ...

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