Model lines are ways to deal with a potential display problem in Revit Architecture 2015. In simple terms, a model line is an architectural feature that is two-dimensional in reality, but will still be displayed in a three-dimensional view. It's often a good compromise between making the feature legible in modeling and printed documents while keeping down the demands of your computer. Find out more about model lines in Revit Architecture 2015 with this online video.
…In this movie we're going to look at model lines.…The Model lines can be used for a variety of things.…And they are really a very simple object.…They are actually a two dimensional object.…But as their name implies, they are considered part of the model.…So even though it's two dimensional line work, it's going to show in any 3D view.…Because Revit thinks of it as part of the model.…So imagine that you're actually painting lines on the wall.…And you have a pretty good idea of what a model line is intended for.…The example I'm going to show you is using…a model line, instead of actually modeling three-dimensional geometry.…
In the movie where we looked at sweeps and reveals, we saw…that a reveal could carve away from the form of a wall.…And it may be tempting to use reveals for smaller scale details.…Things like control joints and very small indentations in the wall.…And while it seems like a pretty good idea at the time.…On a small project you might be able to get away with it.…But on a larger project, the overhead that you start…
AuthorPaul F. Aubin
- What is BIM?
- Understanding Revit element hierarchy
- Navigating views
- Creating a new project from a template
- Adding walls, doors, and windows
- Adding plumbing fixtures and other components
- Linking AutoCAD DWG files
- Rotating and aligning Revit links
- Working with footprint and extrusion roofs
- Adding openings
- Adding railings and extensions to stairs
- Creating stacked and curtain walls
- Hiding and isolating objects
- Adding rooms
- Creating schedule views and tags
- Adding text and dimensions
- Creating new families
- Using reference planes, parameters, and constraints
- Plotting and creating a PDF
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Which versions of Revit should I use with this course?
A: This course is written for users of Revit Architecture 2015 and Revit LT 2015. Because Revit LT does not have all of the same features as Revit Architecture, some movies in this course will not be relevant for Revit LT. Additionally, there are some topics that are relevant in both versions, but the button layout or location of those tools are different. In those cases, the features and procedures for Revit Architecture are shown in the course.
Q: Which content in this course is different or not relevant for Revit LT?
1. Core Concepts
2. Getting Comfortable with the Revit Environment
3. Starting a Project
4. Modeling Basics
5. Links, Imports, and Groups
6. Sketch-Based Modeling Components
8. Complex Walls
9. Visibility and Graphic Controls
11. Schedules and Tags
12. Annotation and Details
13. The Basics of Families
14. Sheets, Plotting, and Publishing
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