Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a construction detail, part of Learning Revit.
In this movie I'd like to look at the detailing process in Revit.…Not everything that you create in your Revit project will be part of the model.…There are many advantages of building model elements because they appear in…multiple views. And when you change them, they change…everywhere. But not everything needs to show in all…views. And so, there are certainly plenty of…instances where we have items that are considered construction details that…really only show in one place. And the quantity of information that's…displayed in those views is at a level of detail that makes it impractical to…consider modeling all those elements. Consider things like bolts and screws and…flashing and mortar joints and clips and hangers.…
None of these items would really give you much benefit to adding them…3-dimensionally in your model. They would just simply serve to weigh down…the model and impede performance, without really adding a whole lot of benefit.…So at some point you need to stop modeling and begin drafting.…And essentially, what we do in a Revit process is we do a hybrid.…
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 For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa.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.