Adding details to your building plans can be cumbersome in architectural software programs, especially if you begin detailing every nut and bolt. However, in Revit, it is possible to create a detail overlay using a hybrid detailing process. In this online tutorial, you will learn how to use the Detail Callout feature within Revit.
…In this and the next few movies we're…going to look at the detailing process in Revit.…Details are an integral part of any architectural documentation package.…However, one of the challenges of working in building information modelling,…and software like Revit, is there's this temptation to over-model everything.…In other words, it's theoretically possible to add items, like…flashing and fasteners and bolts and screws directly to your model.…However, typically such items would only be shown in large scale views.…And in smaller scale views, they'd actually kind of get in the way.…
So, we want to resist the temptation to model such elements.…There's little pay off in model them.…And you often pay a high price in diminished computer performance.…For such items, we continue to rely on traditional detail drawings.…This has always been the case in architectural communication.…Revit offers a full complement of tools to facilitate…the detailing process and does so in a way that…maximizes the potential of both the live 3D model and…
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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