The conceptual design environment is a type of family editor in which you create conceptual designs using in-place and loadable mass family elements. When a conceptual design is ready, it can be loaded into the Vasari project environment (RVT file). Creating designs in this environment can accelerate the design process. See Massing Studies.
Note The standard Family Editor is used when working with families outside the conceptual design environment. When a family is loaded from the conceptual design environment into a project, the standard massing tools are available.
To enter the conceptual design environment, use one of the following methods:
- Conceptual Design Environment
Use the Vasari user interface and create new massing families that reside outside the project environment. If desired, you can load these massing families into a project.
- Vasari Project Environment
Use the In-Place Mass tool in a Vasari project to create or manipulate massing families. When accessed through the In-Place Mass tool, the conceptual design environment does not have 3D reference planes and 3D levels.
conceptual design environment creates new masses. Masses created using a previous release of Vasari
use the same massing tools originally used to create them, and remain dedicated to these tools throughout the duration of the project.