Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding doors and windows, part of Learning Revit.
So now that you have the wall layout relatively fleshed out, it's time for some…doors and windows. So to add doors and windows, I'm in a file…called doors and windows, and we're zoomed in here on the upper portion of the floor…plan. And over here on the architecture tab, we…have a door icon and a window icon. So I'm going to click the door icon I'm…not going to really change any of the settings, but let me just point out a few…of them to you. Here on the properties pallet, we have a…drop down, like we did with walls and that gives us some different sized doors, so we…have one kind of door, revet calls that a family, so we have one door.…
Family a single flush and that door family has several types they're called.…The types of the different sizes. Now the default size is 36 by 84, and that…works fine for me for this. So I'm not going to actually change that.…The default sill height is at zero. That makes sense too, because you…typically want the door to be right down at the floor.…So we're not going to raise it up or lower it down.…
Note: The techniques shown in this course will work with any version of Revit, but due to backwards compatibility issues, the exercise files for this course will only work with Revit 2014. Unfortunately, we cannot downsave the files. Please see a Revit 2013 course for usable files.
- Understanding the different editions of Revit
- Setting up levels and grids
- Adding doors and windows
- Loading families
- Working with 3D views
- Dimensioning a plan
- Adding a schedule view
- Importing CAD files
- Linking to another Revit file
- Creating sheets
- Plotting a set of documents
- Generating a cloud rendering
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Will Revit 2014 files work in a previous version of Revit? Will the exercise files for this course work in Revit 2013?
A: Revit file formats are not backwards compatible. A new file format is introduced with each new release. Newer versions of Revit can open older version files without issue. However, files will be upgraded to the latest file format during the initial open. Once saved in the current version, there is no way to save them back to a previous version. Therefore, it is important to consider this issue carefully and discuss it with all project team members before beginning a project. For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa. All members of the team must collaborate using the same version/file format. This course was authored using Revit 2014. Therefore, its exercise files can be used with any flavor of Revit (Architecture, MEP, Structure, or LT) 2014 and later. Files cannot be opened with versions 2013 and prior.