Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Controlling visibility, part of Cert Prep: Revit Architecture Certified Professional (2016).
- [Instructor] When you're working in Revit Architecture and you're controlling your views and setting your views the way you want them to be, it may be that you need to control visibility of elements and annotation on a particular view within Revit Architecture. So we've got a new Revit project open again and it's RevitProject_VISIBILITY. Again, you can download that from your Linda.com exercise files and follow along with the video accordingly. Again, like in the previous video, I'm in the Level 0 floorplan, so just make sure in the project browser you're in Level 0, like so.
And you can obviously see the furniture. You can see the room numbers, you can see the room names, you can see the doors and the door tags there as well. Now it may be that all I want in this particular view is my walls, my doors and my windows so that I can dimension up this particular view. So we can hide elements in two ways. We can control the visibility of those elements in two ways. One way is to type v+g on the keyboard and that will bring up your Visibility Graphic Overrides as you can see, for Floor Plan Level 0.
Now it may be that you don't want any furniture displayed. Very quick and easy. I go into the list here. Now be aware that you've got a filter list here depending on which version of Architecture, Structure, Mechanical Revit you're using. Now, I'm in Revit Architecture. So I would normally tick Architecture. Now these are all different categories of elements, so I know that I'm in Revit Architecture so all my elements will be architectural. Now if I'm working in Revit Structure, I might set it to Structure and so on.
Now right now I'm in what they call a Model Floor Plan View so I'm going to be looking at Model categories. There's Annotation, there's Analytical Model Categories if you're using Revit Structure, Imported Categories such as family imports and you can also set up filters as well. Most of the time, you'll be using Model Categories. So I've got furniture in that Floor Plan Zero so what I'm gonna do there is I'm gonna go to Furniture here, I'm gonna untick it like that and I'm gonna apply that and I'm gonna OK and they've gone.
All the bits of furniture have gone. If I want to bring them back, I can use this little light bulb here, Reveal Hidden Elements and there they there highlighted in that nice pink that obviously makes them kind of obvious. I can select one of them now and I can right-click on it and I can come up here, Unhide in View, Category, 'cause they're all the furniture category. Notice they go gray in the Reveal Hidden Elements screen. If I click on the light bulb on the view control bar, they're now back in my Revit floor plan. Now again, I can do that the other way.
I can go the opposite way. I can select a piece of furniture, right-click, and I can Hide in View either by individual Element or Category. If I do it by category, all of my bits of furniture are now hidden. If I type v+g again, you'll see that my furniture there is unticked. So you can do it either way. You can right click, hide or you can type v+g and untick and hide as well. So if I tick there like that and then I OK that, my furniture comes back again as well. Now, I can do that by individual element as well, but you do that by right-clicking.
So I might want to hide this particular desk here. So I select it, right-click, Hide in View, just that particular element and that one particular desk is now hidden. I go down to the light bulb, Reveal Hidden Elements. There's the desk. Right-click, Unhide in View, Elements, it goes gray, click on the light bulb again and that desk is now back in my floor plan. That's how you control the visibility of all of your system families and your component families and your annotation and your dimensions in any Revit Architecture view.
Once you're finished with this course, you can feel confident taking the Revit Architecture 2015 Certified Professional exam.
- What is Autodesk certification?
- Importing DWG and image files
- Creating and modifying fill regions
- Changing elements
- Working with family types and parameters
- Modeling different architectural elements
- Controlling visibility
- Creating duplicated views
- Organizing and sorting items in a schedule