Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding drafting views, part of Revit: Fire-Alarm Systems Design.
- Sometimes we wanted detail but this time we don't want to use any of the actual model. That's fine, we can do that. What I'd like to do here is create a drafting view. Draw in a concrete pad then draw in some earth and call it a day. To get started, let's go to the view tab. On the view tab we have the drafting view button. Let's go ahead and click that. For the new drafting view let's set our scale to be 3/4 of an inch equals a foot. Let's click okay. It's just a blank piece of paper.
Let's get started. Let's go to the annotate tab.. The annotate tab is basically your switchboard for all things drafting. The first thing I'd like to do is click on detail line. Now notice over here for our line styles it's as if we have a layer drop down. I'm gonna go with wide lines. I'm gonna draw a line up eight inches. I'm gonna draw it over about 10 feet. I'm gonna come down and I'm gonna come over. And I'm gonna hit escape a couple of times.
What I'm gonna do now is fill this with concrete hatch. To do that I'm gonna click on the region button. Go ahead and click region. Now what I want to do is find the region we want. This replaces the hatching in AutoCAD. I click the drop down and I don't see one that I like. That's okay, we're gonna make a new one. Click edit type. Now let's duplicate and let's call it concrete and let's hit okay. For the fill pattern, instead of diagonal cross hatch click into this dialog and click the builder button.
Let's grab concrete right here. Let's click okay. Let's click okay. This time for the line style I'm gonna just select invisible lines. We already have our lines so that's fine. On the draw panel I'm gonna click the pick lines button and I'm gonna hover over one of these lines and I'm gonna hit my tab key and it's gonna highlight the entire thing. I select it and I simply click on finish edit mode and I hit escape, and it puts my concrete in.
I'm gonna draw an earth hatch now. I'm gonna click on region. This time I'm gonna do a couple different things. First of all, I'm gonna make another field region so I'm gonna click edit type. I'm gonna duplicate this and I'm gonna call it earth, I'm gonna click okay. For my fill pattern I'm gonna click into concrete. I'm gonna scroll down until I find earth. It's right here. I'm gonna click okay and I'm gonna click okay. Now, for my line style let's switch this to thin lines.
I'm just gonna draw kind of a jagged line that goes down like this. I'm gonna hit escape. Over here I'll draw a line about halfway up the pad and I'll draw it like this. I'm gonna hit escape. Now, I'm gonna switch over to invisible lines. I'm gonna go from here to here to here. Then I'm just gonna draw in a jagged line like this. I'm gonna hit escape.
Now once I'm done, I'm gonna simply click on finish edit mode and I draw in my earth hatch. Pretty cool, huh? I'm gonna throw a dimension on there really quick. So on the annotation tab let's click aligned. Eight inches. We can move this up and out of the way. Let's hit escape a couple times. So there we have it. This pad is not in our model but yet we're able to simply draft it in as we want. So, with that being said, we can draft just like we did in AutoCAD. Some people actually don't realize that.
- Linking to architecture
- Creating views
- Adding wall and ceiling devices and control panels
- Placing a cable tray and conduit
- Adding circuitry
- Working with drawing sections
- Importing AutoCAD files