Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating tags, part of Learning Revit.
In this movie, I'd like to look at tags. Tags are an important part of any document…set. And we use them for a variety of purposes…to call out the various doors, the windows, wall types, and so on.…And the file I'm in right now is called tags and I'm in the Level 1 Floor Plan.…And currently there are room tags for each of the rooms in this file.…And those came in as we created the rooms automatically.…But for the other objects like the doors and the windows, and so on.…There aren't any tags yet, and adding them is a pretty simple affair.…
Now we can locate the Tag button on the Quick Access toolbar, so it's right up…here. And it's actually called Tag by category…and the reason it's called that is if you move your mouse around the screen Revit…will actually change the shape of the tag that you're using, the kind of tag you're…using, depending on the category of object under your cursor.…So here I'm giving a diamond-shaped tag. Here I'm getting more of an oval-shaped…tag. Over here I would get a hexagon tag.…
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 For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa.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.