“A world which sees art and engineering as divided is not seeing the world as a whole.”

—Sir Edmund Happold

What you hold in your hands is regarded as the definitive source of Autodesk Revit expertise available in written form. It has been a leading book in educating novice and experienced users alike for the better part of a decade. Those of you who have read previous editions know there is a wealth of information regarding the practical usage and application of the program in producing many different architectural designs. If you have used these preceding editions to help you gain a better understanding of this complex application, then you know that new information is provided in each edition to update you on the newest features and how they might improve your workflow every day. What you may not know is that this specific edition seeks to go further. Its purpose is to provide you with not only the best understanding of the available tools but also many of the skills sorely needed by professionals to manage these tools in an architectural BIM workflow.

Often when working with architects around the world, we find that the terms Revit and BIM are used interchangeably in describing what is new about the profession and the way we execute work. From the typical user all the way to the principal members of a firm, there is a misconception that if you’re using Revit, you are doing BIM. The challenge, of course, is separating the tool from the technique. Although ...

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