Chapter 9. From Conceptual Mass to a Real Building

In this chapter, we describe the use of an early conceptual mass model to help you understand program fit and the creation of early feasibility studies. You'll see how easy it is to convert a massing study—whether done within Revit or imported from another application—into building elements such as walls, floors, and roofs. The premise of a BIM approach to design is that a fluid workflow can be maintained as you move from early concept models into design development and eventual construction documentation, all the while maintaining the same underlying geometry and design intent. Revit provides specific tools that accommodate early massing model studies for program validation and feasibility studies, ...

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