Building plans incorporate dimensions, text, and other types of annotation, including various symbols. With Revit's Symbol tool, you can place assorted symbols within your construction plans. In this online tutorial, you'll learn how to place symbols in your plans, either from the provided symbols within the program, or from the content.
…Architectural drawings incorporate many kinds of symbols.…Revit has dedicated tools for text and dimensions,…many kinds of tags and certain kinds of notes.…But there's many symbols that don't have their own dedicated tool.…So we sort of have a catch-all tool in Revit called just a symbol tool.…And we can use that to add any variety of miscellaneous symbols.…So in this movie, I'm going to to just demonstrate…the use of the Symbol Tool and work with…some symbols that are both in the template and…some ones we can load in from the provided content.…
You can also make your own symbols, but that'll be…out of the scope of what we'll cover here, so…if you need additional symbols that are not in the…out of the box offerings, you certainly have that option.…So I'm in a file called symbols, its just…a floor plan view with some dimensions and notes on…it already, but I want to add a few…symbols, maybe a north arrow, bar scale, stuff like that.…So, if I go to the annotate tab.…Way over here on the right-hand side, we'll find the symbol tool.…
AuthorPaul F. Aubin
- What is BIM?
- Understanding Revit element hierarchy
- Navigating views
- Creating a new project from a template
- Adding walls, doors, and windows
- Adding plumbing fixtures and other components
- Linking AutoCAD DWG files
- Rotating and aligning Revit links
- Working with footprint and extrusion roofs
- Adding openings
- Adding railings and extensions to stairs
- Creating stacked and curtain walls
- Hiding and isolating objects
- Adding rooms
- Creating schedule views and tags
- Adding text and dimensions
- Creating new families
- Using reference planes, parameters, and constraints
- Plotting and creating a PDF
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Which versions of Revit should I use with this course?
A: This course is written for users of Revit Architecture 2015 and Revit LT 2015. Because Revit LT does not have all of the same features as Revit Architecture, some movies in this course will not be relevant for Revit LT. Additionally, there are some topics that are relevant in both versions, but the button layout or location of those tools are different. In those cases, the features and procedures for Revit Architecture are shown in the course.
Q: Which content in this course is different or not relevant for Revit LT?
1. Core Concepts
2. Getting Comfortable with the Revit Environment
3. Starting a Project
4. Modeling Basics
5. Links, Imports, and Groups
6. Sketch-Based Modeling Components
8. Complex Walls
9. Visibility and Graphic Controls
11. Schedules and Tags
12. Annotation and Details
13. The Basics of Families
14. Sheets, Plotting, and Publishing
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