Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Dimensioning a plan, part of Up and Running with Revit.
In this movie I'd like to take another look at dimensioning.…In a previous movie we looked at dimensioning but there we used the…Dimension tool as a modification tool to help us move our geometry around.…To get our walls placed precisely, or our doors and windows, and that's a perfectly…valid use for the dimension tool. Another valid use, and a very critical use…of the dimension tool, is to actually create dimensions on your drawings for the…purposes of printing out those documents and reporting what those values are to the…recipient. So that's where I'd like to focus on and…here and this movie is how to create dimensions for the purposes of…documentation. So I'm in a file here called dimensioning…and I'm in the enlarged dining room plan view and I'm going to zoom in here near…the top. And begin adding my first few dimensions.…
So, here on the quick access tool bar, I'm going to click the Aligned Dimension tool.…And the Aligned Dimension tool is perhaps our most versatile so we're going to stick…with that. But as you can see, there are lots of…
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 For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa.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.