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Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015: Autodesk Official Press by James Vandezande, Eddy Krygiel

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Chapter 1Introduction: The Basics of BIM

In this chapter, we cover principles of a successful building information modeling (BIM) approach within your office environment and summarize some of the many tactics possible using BIM in today’s design workflow. We explain the fundamental characteristics of maximizing your investment in BIM and moving beyond documentation with an information-rich model.

In this chapter, you’ll learn to:

  • Understand a BIM workflow
  • Leverage BIM processes
  • Focus your investment in BIM

What Is Revit?

Autodesk® Revit® software is a BIM application that utilizes a parametric 3D model to generate plans, sections, elevations, perspectives, details, and schedules—all of the necessary instruments to document the design of ...

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