Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing the interface, part of Learning Revit.
When you first open a program like Revit, it can be a little bit daunting when you…see all the buttons and controls and other settings flowing around the screen.…So in this movie I'd like to just give you a quick tour.…This is like the five minute tour that you get when you go to a friend's house.…And they show you kind of where the living room is and the bathroom and the other…things around the house so you can find your way around and feel a little more…comfortable. Let's take our quick tour of Revit here,…and we'll start in the upper corner here with the application menu.…Often people will refer to this affectionately as the big R.…So the big R is basically a File menu. You've got New commands, Open commands,…Save, Save As, Print, commands like that. Any time you want to do any file in or…file out, think big R. Next to that is the Quick Access toolbar.…
So we've got New and Save and Undo/Redo up there, but we also have some of the most…commonly used commands, things like measure and dimensions and text and so on.…
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 For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa.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.