Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Performing an interference check, part of Learning Revit.
Not only Revit does allow us to link two Revit projects together to help us…coordinate our efforts with other members of our team, but it actually provides a…coordination review tool that we can use to look for interferences between the…geometry in the two models. So in this movie I'm going to do a…coordination review between our model and the MEP model that we linked in the…previous movie. So, here I am in a file called…Coordination Review, and I'm in a section view at the moment, and our linked model…is right here, this blue element right there.…And that's the duct work that our MEP engineer has added to project.…
So, what I want to do is see if that duct work is interfering with any of the…architectural or structural geometry that I might have in my model.…So I'm going to go over to my Collaborate tab.…Now I should mention that if you're using Revit LT, the Collaborate tab is not…available. So you won't be able to perform this…interference check directly within Revit LT.…But it other members of your team are using full versions of Revit, they can…
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 For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa.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.