Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up levels and grids, part of Up and Running with Revit.
In the previous chapter, we took a quick look around the Revit environment and we…learnt how to open and create projects. So, I made a file called Levels and Grids,…and this was created from the commercial template project at the end of the last…chapter. This is just the default commercial…template, nothing has been changed yet. And what I want to start off with is, most…buildings have some floor levels and many buildings have some sort of a column grid.…locations where the columns occur. Both of these things we can designate in…Ravit. We can add floor levels that actually…represent the actual stories of the building, the actual floor levels of the…building, a landing on the stairs, or a button on the elevator if you will.…
And we can create column grids that locate where the various columns will be.…So, in this movie I'd like to do both of those things to kind of get this set up so…that we can start adding geometry. So, the way that you add levels is to go…to one of your elevation views. So, I'm going to scroll down here on the…
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 For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa.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.