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Saturday 13 April 2019

Revit Conceptual Massing Environment - Index

Over the years I have struggled with the Conceptual Massing Environment (CME) in Revit.  It is not easy to use, and is not at all well integrated with the rest of Revit.  However, I have learnt a huge amount about how to get it to do what you want (or not!).  I have tried to document some of the tips and tricks on this blog and during various conference presentations that I have given at RTC & BILT .

Here is a summary / index of all the relevant posts on this blog:

Conceptual Massing Environment

Rival Revit Environments - Traditional vs Conceptual Massing Environment (CME)


Creating Traditional Forms using Conceptual Massing

Part 1 - Extrusion 
             Extrusion Offset Properties
Part 2 - Blend
Part 3 - Revolve
Part 4 - Sweep
Part 5 - Swept Blend
Part 6 - Loft
Part 7 - Hybrid Swept Blend / Loft

Revit Nurby Forms at BILTANZ

Adaptive Components

Adaptive Components

Adaptive components are a subset of the Conceptual Massing Environment:


Repeaters are a kind of array, in the CME world . . .

Modelling Santiago Calatrava's Gare do Oriente (Lisbon) using Repeaters:
Step 5  Assembling the Array of Structural Columns

Revit Ideas - Vote to Improve the Conceptual Massing Environment in Revit:

Some of the problems could be alleviated by the following capabilities - please vote for them on the Autodesk Revit Ideas wish-list if you agree:


  1. Hi Tim, I am a beginner Revit student. I come to this blog by follow a link from Youtube. Thanks for a comprehensive article series on the Mass Creation. I am struggled with this before, until I read your article. Thanks you for sharing your advanced knowledge to the commnnity. It is very fantastic to see you use Revit in high level which I never known before it can do in such ways. Regards.