Projects will progress through various stages during design and construction. As a result, it’s sometimes necessary to distinguish the element of time within your project: when something is created, if it is demolished, and what it will look like when the project is complete. Beyond just phasing, design is also about maintaining relationships between repetitive elements. Sometimes this repetitive element can be a single component in your project, such as a light or a piece of furniture. But it can also be an entire collection of elements, such as a typical room in a hotel or hospital.
Another fundamental aspect of design is the iteration of options. You have to be able to see many ideas simultaneously and in context with other ideas. The client and contractor need to see options and alternates. It’s important that these options not be fully independent, separate files so that the results can be analyzed and compared.
This chapter focuses on these three concepts: time, repetition, and iteration of options. In Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software, they’re addressed with phasing, groups, and design options, respectively.
In this chapter, you’ll learn to:
Phasing is the software’s ...