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Mastering Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture by Eddy Krygiel, Lance Kirby, Marcus Kim

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CHAPTER 20 Presenting Your Design

Although Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software is most often used to create parametric content for documentation, it is often necessary to show designs to clients and other project stakeholders to make critical decisions. Revit has tools that you can use to embellish views or create new graphics to help present the design.

In this chapter, you’ll learn to:

  • Understand color fill legends
  • Use 3D model views in your presentation
  • Work with viewport types
  • Create “exploded” axonometric views

Understanding Color Fill Legends

There are many times in the design process when you will need to go beyond documentation for construction and portray spaces in a building in a different way. For example, you may need to communicate design intent, departmental adjacencies and allocations, or room finishes. Because Revit software has these functions, you can use its parametric capabilities to do more than just generate annotation—you can graphically show all kinds of model parameters.

The tool for creating this kind of view is called the Color Fill Legend. You can use this tool to color areas and rooms in plans, sections, and elevations. It allows you to assign different colors to just about any of the room or area properties within a view. Here are just a few examples of the types of views you can create:

  • Floor plans showing departments.
  • Floor plans showing spaces based on area value. An example might be rooms smaller than 500 square feet (50 sq m) as one ...

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