Author: Sash Kazeminejad Revit
Improve Models with Basswood and Glass
Phasing and Phasing Overrides were used to create this basswood model with glass


One of my favorite things to do at Ideate, Inc. is to get in front of customers and show them ways to improve their software knowledge and workflows. Whether that be through classroom training, online training and consultation, or in-person presentations, such as at Revit User Groups, I always enjoy meeting and helping folks.

I recently attended several Revit User Groups to discuss ways in which users can use the built-in features within Revit to make models and views look more attractive. For example, how can you leverage the power of Revit Phasing and materials to quickly turn your model into a Basswood model, or how can you create 3D Interior Elevations to add some sunlight to your views?

In addition to showing everyone some tips and tricks, I reviewed some critical settings that are easy to overlook, such as the Sun and Shadow Settings, the Section Perspective Settings, and how Revit Materials function.

Example of Glass Shell over a Steel Shell
Phasing and Materials were used to create this glass shell (Architectural Model) over a steel shell (Structural link)


If you are interested in learning ways in which you can leverage Revit to create presentation models and drawings, be sure to check out my presentation at the Seattle Revit User Group.

As always, I love to hear from our customers and visitors. Please reach out to me and let me know how you are leveraging Revit to create presentation drawings and models.

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   Sash Kazeminejad
Sash Kazeminejad
AEC Senior Application Specialist

Sash is a registered Architect and LEED Accredited Professional who holds a Master of Architecture from Montana State University. Sash’s experience includes project management, BIM management, and design for architectural firms in California, Montana, and Oregon. In addition to being a Bluebeam Certified Instructor, Sash is an Autodesk Certified Instructor who provides Revit Architecture training and solutions for AECO firms. Find Sash on Twitter.