Just because we have copied the architects levels into our model, that doesn't mean we have a corresponding view in our Project Browser. This video will illustrate how to create floor plans from existing levels. We will also learn how to set the discipline and the sub discipline to reflect the trade we are working in.
- [Instructor] What I'd like to do in this video is start setting up floor plans. We can copy monitor items just fine, but what happens if they don't show up in our project browser? Let's get started by gonna Projects, New. For the template file, I'll chose Mechanical Template. Notice that you can browse right here, and you can grab any of the default templates, or of course, your company might have you mapped to your own company's templates. I'm gonna select Mechanical Default, and I'm gonna click Open.
I'm gonna click Okay. Now, I'm gonna Insert. I'm gonna link Revit. I'm gonna browse where I'm keeping my exercise files. I'm gonna grab my Architectural model. My position's gonna be Origin to Origin, and I'm gonna click Open. I'm gonna go to my south elevation by double clicking on my elevation target. I'm gonna find my levels by just selecting my level two, and I'm gonna drag it out. I'm gonna type A L for align. I'm gonna select the 18 foot level two.
I'm gonna select my level two, and I'm gonna keep that aligned. Gonna hit Escape a couple of times. Now, I'm gonna copy monitor. I'm gonna go to Collaborate, I'm gonna go Copy Monitor, then I'm gonna use Select Link. I'm gonna select my architectural underlay. First thing I'm gonna do is click on Monitor. I'm gonna monitor level one. I'm gonna monitor level two. Now, I'm gonna go to Copy. I'm gonna click on Multiple. I'm gonna hold down my Control key, and I'm gonna grab level three, grab level four, level five, and I'm gonna grab roof.
I'm gonna click on Finish. We know all about this warning, we're gonna close out of it. This time I'm gonna go to my options and see what happens. Notice THAT we can have two different types of heads that come in, so, to avoid that reference, the new type could be Don't Copy This Type, we go the same exact type, or go with No Head. So we're gonna go with Platinum, because that's the type that's actually in our model. Notice down here our parameters. We can offset the level, we can reuse levels with the same name, we can reuse matching levels.
We can reuse if elements match exactly, or if within offset, which is right here. And we can add suffix, like MEP, or we can add a prefix, such as MEP. I'm gonna keep these all set for this, right now, then I'm gonna click Okay. I'm gonna zoom out and I'm gonna click on Finish. Now the thing is, if we hit Escape a few times, we will see that this level one, and this level two, have little blue icons.
Level three, four, five, and roof, have little black dating icons. And if we look over in our floor plans, we'll see that those didn't get brought into our project browser. That's okay, we can bring them in now. What you need to do, is, go to the View tab, go to Plan Views. Now I wanna go to Floor Plan. Notice that the plans that are not in the project browser are shown up here. If you uncheck this, notice level one, two, three, four, five, is in there.
Click on don't duplicate existing views, hold down your Control key, and select all four of these levels. For the type we can click on the drop down, Floor Plans, or click on Edit Type here, and we can go in and we can modify the properties. I'm gonna click Okay. Now I'm gonna click Okay. Mine came in to Mechanical, HVAC, and it came in right in order. Notice though, that ceiling plans weren't created.
I want to have some ceiling plans, so I'm gonna go back to View. I'm gonna go to Plan Views, and this time I want to go to Reflected Ceiling Plan. Level three, four, and five. I've never seen a roof ceiling plan, so we'll leave that one out for now. I'm going to click Okay. But notice that for some reason the ceiling plans didn't come in to our ceiling plans. So what you're going to have to do is chase them down. Now under Mechanical, we have these three question marks. Which means that there's Discipline, but we don't have a Sub-Discipline.
So let's drill into here, let's drill into Ceiling Plans, let's select level three, hold down Control, four and then five. Now let's scroll down here for Discipline is Mechanical. Sub-Discipline, let's scroll down and let's make that that's, the drop down, and let's click on HVAC. Let's click Apply. Now if we look at Mechanical, HVAC, we'll see that our ceiling plans are all set. If I double click on level three, we'll know that we're linked to the correct level three.
So, that's how you add plan views to your model.
- Importing AutoCAD files into Revit
- Linking Revit modeling
- Creating floor plans
- Using worksets
- Creating sheets
- Creating new family types
- Adding and modifying ducts, fixtures, piping, plumbing, and more
- Creating plumbing and HVAC plans
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 11/01/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: collaboration, documentation, elements, modeling, and views.