Chapter 1. The Revit World

  • Getting comfortable with the Revit Architecture interface

  • Learning to use the Design ribbon

  • Navigating through the Project Browser

  • Learning about file types and families

Before we get started, I think we should set the record straight. I'm sure you have seen plenty of presentations on how wonderful and versatile this 3D Revit revolution thing is. And I'm sure you may be thinking, "This all seems way too complicated for what I do. Why do I need 3D anyway?"

The answer to that question is: you don't. If you think about it, what do you do to get a job out — that is, after the presentation has run its course and you are awarded the project? Your first step is to redraw the plans. Next comes the detail round-up game we all have ...

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