Revit Architecture Conceptual Design Environment Tutorial
This tutorial is a series of demonstrations that show how to use the conceptual design environment to express design concepts and create parametric massing families that can also be used in the Revit project environment.
Using Model Lines and Reference Lines to Create Forms
Learn how to create shapes from model lines and reference lines. Then use these shapes to create forms, and examine the differences in how they can be manipulated.
Using Parameters to Define and Evaluate Designs
Learn how reference lines (used to create forms) and parameters can be used to modify conceptual designs and explore them in an iterative way. Then, define types in the design family to quickly evaluate multiple design options.
Dividing and Applying Patterns to Surfaces
Learn how to divide and apply patterns to the surfaces of conceptual designs. Use visibility/graphics options to control the display of the surfaces after they are divided and patterned.
Creating a Flat Panel
Learn how to use the pattern-based template to create a basic flat panel based on a simple rectangular shape. After the panel is loaded in a project, it can be used on a complex curving surface.
Creating a Complex 3D Panel
Learn how to create a complex 3D panel based on the rhomboid pattern. Create a 3D skeleton of the panel in order to generate the forms and ensure that they move with the pattern.
Applying Panels to Surfaces
Learn how to apply panels to a divided or patterned surface. Then, use parameters to modify the panels in order to accommodate a specific condition or requirement.
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