Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Learning Revit.
If you're a premium member of the Lynda.com library, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. The exercise files are in a folder called Exercise Files and I've placed them here on my Desktop. You can place them wherever you like in your own system. When you open the Exercise Files folder, you'll find it organized into subfolders that are based on the various chapters of the course. If you open up any of those chapter folders, you'll find a collection of files that are in there that are referenced by each of the lessons. Simply open those files when instructed to do so to follow allow with me. If you're not a premium subscriber to lynda.com, you don't have access to the exercise files but you can follow along from scratch with your own files.
So let's get started.
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 For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa.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.