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    is revit capable of hifalutin design?

    what i specifically mean is that, is revit capable of modeling biomorphic designs? i'm wondering whether it can make models similar to zaha hadid's and frank gehry's designs, while utilizing its BIM capability. my knowledge in revit is only at the beginners level because i have started just recently and i used to model in 3ds max. but i think BIM is a powerful tool especially for the architects.

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    Yes. You'll have to model the overall shape as a conceptual mass, import that into the project file, and there you can apply walls/floors/roofs/curtain walls/ceilings/etc. to the mass.

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      #3
      Take a look at Zach Kron's blog over at http://buildz.blogspot.com/ I think you'll find this a satisfactory answer.
      .Carl - Architect, BIM Manager, Father, Husband, Coach, Player, Disc Tosser, Driver... not necessarily in that order.

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        #4
        Originally posted by revittotd View Post
        Take a look at Zach Kron's blog over at http://buildz.blogspot.com/ I think you'll find this a satisfactory answer.
        wow! those are really advanced techniques and i'm convinced. do i need any plug-ins in order to do that or that is possible even for out-of-the-box revit?

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          #5
          Thats all out of the box, except for the physics simulation stuff which is done in Vasari.
          Juan Carlos Moreno
          Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
          Sisley Cosmetics

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            #6
            check here also:
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4xY7W795FE
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjIqU...DE576&index=18
            http://designreform.net/


            also attached a couple of our projects done in Revit.

            enjoy............
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            Cliff B. Collins
            Registered Architect
            The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
            Autodesk Expert Elite

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              #7
              Originally posted by JCM View Post
              Thats all out of the box, except for the physics simulation stuff which is done in Vasari.
              *merrrrrrrrr* nope. You can now do that with the Nucleus Revit plugin inside of Revit's CDE

              Thanks for playing tho! :cheers:
              .Carl - Architect, BIM Manager, Father, Husband, Coach, Player, Disc Tosser, Driver... not necessarily in that order.

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                #8
                I had some doubts when posting, I get those confused all the time. Thanks for the clarification though!
                Juan Carlos Moreno
                Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
                Sisley Cosmetics

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by rosskirby View Post
                  Yes. You'll have to model the overall shape as a conceptual mass, import that into the project file, and there you can apply walls/floors/roofs/curtain walls/ceilings/etc. to the mass.
                  Well, I have to make some remarks on this statement. Yes, it's possible. BUT their are some major backdrafts to using double curved surfaces in Revit.
                  The problem with all those (extremely awesome) Buildz blog posts and examples is this: it ends with the form.
                  When using double curved faces in Revit is the next stage in Design, the documentation. You will want to go to annotated drawings at some point in time. This will give you a lot of :banghead:.

                  I once did a project for a museum based on catenaries. The mass could be modelled but Mass Floors didn't work. Neither did Volume and Area computations of the faces. I couldn't use the Pick Line/Wall tool to model Ceilings, Floors or that kind of stuff. Creating the buildings skin was problematic: Roof by Face didn't work due to problems with the Roof Edge settings. Using Walls would only work until a certain thickness, etc, etc.

                  So it can be done, but remember that it will take some effort
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