Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating an enlarged floor plan, part of Up and Running with Revit.
In this movie I'd like to begin creating some specific documentation for our…project. Now there's a wide variety of…documentation types that are required in a typical architectural project.…And in this movie, I'm going to look at creating an enlarged floor plan of the…dining area. We're going to use that floor plan for a…variety of things. But it starts with creating a Callout…View. So, Revit has lots of different view types…as we've seen. So this will be the first time we look at…the Callout View. I'm here in a file called Enlarged Floor…Plan. And on the View tab, you can see lots of…different types of views here on the create panel.…
We've got our 3D view and our section view that we've looked at before.…Right next to that is the Callout button here.…If we click the drop down on the Callout button, we see that it has two options.…It has Rectangular and Sketch. Now If I did the Rectangular Callout, it's…a little bit easier because you just click two opposite points on a rectangle.…I could click from here to here. But what you would end up with is about…
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 For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa.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.