Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating ceilings and lights, part of Up and Running with Revit.
As your project progresses, there'll come a time when you need to begin sharing your…model with other folks on the design team, be they internal members of the design…team working in the same firm as you or outside consultants at other firms.…Now, some of those firms will be working in Revit.…And some of them will be working in other programs.…Let's assume that your MEP engineer is working in Revit and you want to prepare…your model, and get it ready to send off to them, so they can start doing the…engineering work. Well that means that since most of their…work is going to involve the ceiling, you might want to get your ceiling plan…up-to-date before you send it off to them. So in this movie I'd like to look at the…process of adding ceilings and lights to your model.…
So I made a file called ceilings and lights, and I'm currently in the level one…floor plan. And I'm just going to come down here on…the project browser. And make sure that I'm working in a…ceiling plan instead. So I'm going to come over here and open up…
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 For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa.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.