Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Visibility, part of Up and Running with Revit.
This movie I'd like to talk about visibility graphic overrides.…We use visibilty graphic overrides to customize the way that a particular…displays. All of the model elements that you see in…a view represent real life objects, and as we've seen in previous movies, if you…modify them in one view they modify in all views.…But with visibility graphics overrides, we can actually customize the way those model…objects display in a particular view. A really simple example is that you could…have your walls be purple in one view and leave them black in another view, or you…could turn off your furniture in one view and leave it turned on in another view.…
And the list of possibilities is virtually endless.…I've got a file here on screen called Viibility and it's got a color fill…assigned to it right now for the rooms. And what I'd like to do is customize this…plan a little bit further. I want to make it into a more complete…presentation plan. So I've got some ideas about how I might…want to do that. Now the first thing is, is best practice…
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 For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa.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.