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Mastering Revit® Structure 2010 by David J. Harrington, Jamie D. Richardson, Thomas S. Weir

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Chapter 11. Schedules and Quantities

Now that you are comfortable with modeling in a 3D environment, it is time to delve into the often talked about but never fully explained fourth dimension. That's right, the fourth dimension, which refers to the nongraphical side of Revit Structure. Using schedules and quantities allows us to keep track of all of the components that compose our model.

You may ask yourself, or even be asked by someone else, "Why are we using BIM over standard 2D drafting?" We were successful before—why take the risk? The answer, as it pertains to the topic of this chapter, is simple.

The effort expended to model your building begins to be rewarded by the ability to mine the vast amount of data you have created. The fact that in ...

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