Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Generating a cloud rendering, part of Up and Running with Revit.
This movie I want to talk about the rendering capabilities in Revit.…So, even though we can print the set or we can export to DWG, sometimes you just…want to create a nice rendering to present the design and give it to your client or…to discuss things among your internal team.…So, here I am in a file called Plotting. This is the same file we used in the last…few movies, and I'm going to go to a 3D view in here to talk about the rendering.…So if you just open this file, you're looking at this sheet here, A1.…What you want to do is scroll down and under the 3D views, you can really open…any one of these 3D views, but I'm going to choose this one here, Dining from…Above. It's kind of a dramatic view looking into…the space. The orientation of north in this project…if we go back to level one floor plan, north is up.…
So, this is the south portion of the project and so, if we render with the…sunlight we should be getting a lot of nice light right in these windows right…here. So lemme close that view.…And I'm back in here. And so hopefully we're going to get a lot…
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 For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa.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.