Join William Carney for an in-depth discussion in this video Create a 3D view from a detail, part of Revit for Visualization.
- [Instructor] In this chapter, we'll be creating a graphic showing the individual layers of a wall section as if they were peeled away from the building using parts like shown in the image here. We'll first start by taking a look at how to create a 3D view oriented to an existing view in your model using the Orient to View feature of Revit. Let's get started. Open 05_01 exercise file. Check your Project Browser, and make sure that you're in Sheet 05_01_Create 3D View. We have four views on the sheet. We have a 3D view, a section, an elevation, and a floor plan.
The 3D view is the view we're going to use to make our isometric drawing the elevation will do much of our work in. The section is for reference, and the floor plan is reference as well to show you where the section's taken from. First we're going to orient our 3D view to match our section view. Do that by selecting the 3D view. On the ribbon, select Activate View. You're now inside working in the 3D view. In the top-right of your screen, under the view cube, if you hover over the view cube, in the bottom right, there's a little arrow.
If you click on the arrow, hover over Orient to View. We have options of Floor Plan, Elevations, Sections, and 3D Views. These are the different view types inside of your models. We can pick these view types and Revit will orient this 3D view to match that view. Hover over Sections, and pick Section 05_01 - Stucco Wall Section. Revit has made a section box, and cropped our view down to match what our section is. You'll notice that our section is much larger than our actual 3D view, and that's because our scale is set differently.
In the bottom-left of your corner on the view control bar, select 1/8th of an inch equals one foot, and you'll get a list of scales to choose from. Select 3/8ths of an inch equals one foot. You may notice your 3D view moved out of view of your screen. That's because the scale of the view applies to the overall 3D model and not just the area we're applying to. If you zoom out, and pan to the top-right, you should see your 3D view. Go ahead and right-click and deactivate your view. Select your view, and move it back into near the collection of views that we're working with.
We're now going to orient our 3D view isometrically. Select the view. Off the ribbon, hit Activate View. From the view cube in the top-right of your screen, select the top-left corner. Your view should rotate so that you're viewing the building isometrically. The next thing we're going to do is displace these window elements off of our wall so we can see the stucco wall behind. To make this task easier, I've preloaded a selection set. From the Manage tab, under the Selection panel, click Load Selection.
Choose the last option, Wall Features, and click OK. These wall features should highlight blue. We're now going to displace them off the stucco wall. From the Modify tab, under the View panel, select the Displace Elements button. Click and drag the green arrow of the drag control and pull the window elements off of our stucco wall. We've just learned how to create a 3D view from an existing view in our model.
This feature of Revit is great for creating presentation graphics as well as working three-dimensionally on difficult-to-model or visualize spaces.
- Graphic display hierarchy in Revit
- Creating materials
- Paint colors
- Model patterns
- Revit presentation tools
- Working with parts
- Making exploded isometrics
- Annotating your view
- Creating a 3D view from a detail
- Creating graphic presentations