Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing in any view, part of Up and Running with Revit.
So, we've seen that we can have lots of different kinds of views in a Revit…project. Plans, sections, elevations, 3D views.…And one of the most powerful reasons to use so many different views is that you…can actually edit your model from any view that you like.…When you're working in Revit, you're working in a single unified building…model. Everything's stored in a single project…and it's all connected to one another. So, if it's more convenient for you to…make an edit in plan, you can do it in plan.…If you'd rather do it in elevation, you can do it in elevation.…And you can do so without any worry that you'll have to then go and redo the same…modification in some other view. This is because these are not disconnected…drawings, rather they are views of the same unified building model.…
So you make a change in one view, it changes everywhere.…To illustrate that, let me go ahead an open up a couple different views here.…I'm in a file called Edit in any View, and I'm currently in the Level 1 Floor Plan.…
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 For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa.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.