Earlier this year I started a thing called the "Revit Lunch" We have a resource area at GAJ where presentations & design reviews take place, which doubles up as a kind of canteen space.
I wanted the fluting to be based on a profile that could be scaled parametrically, but couldn't get this to work. Had to be content with manually scaling the sketches in family editor. It's a pretty fast way to make doric columns of different sizes & proportions. One day I'll have another go at making it all operate from 2 or 3 parameters in the family type dialogue.
This was just a quick weekend exercise, but it demonstrated to me once more the depth of insight that building a Revit model of something brings.
I think it should be a mandatory part of all History of Architecture courses. Work in groups, collect lots of reference images for the building, divide up the family creation work, assemble your model. Then each student gets to set up views, renderings, text & analysis on a single A1 sheet to convey the insight they gained into the chosen building.
If every school of Architecture around the world was doing this, and they posted all the results on open websites, think what a resource that would become. Kind of Great Buildings.com on steroids.