Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing a template file, part of Up and Running with Revit.
Knowing how to open existing projects is important but knowing how to create your…own project is equally important. So in this movie I'd like to look at the…ways that we can create a new Revit project.…So I'm looking at the recent file screen that will greet me when I first launch…Revit. And up here in the Projects location we…have an open link which we used in the previous few movies.…And right beneath that we have a new link. Now beneath that we also have several…predefined items. There's a construction template,…architectural template, structural, and so on.…It's possible for you to create a new project from scratch, but that's typically…not the recommended approach. What you typically want to do is start a…new project from a template. Now, a template file in Revit is pretty…similar to a template file in really any piece of software.…
It's essentially a starting point. That template file contains within it, all…of the settings and configuration that you would typically want to have at the…beginning of any new project. The goal in creating a good template is to…
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 For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa.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.