Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating and managing legends, part of Cert Prep: Revit Architecture Certified Professional (2016).
- [Narrator] One of the really nice features in your views in Revit Architecture is the ability to create legend views and color fill legends as well. We're gonna have a quick look at both of those in this particular video. Now, we've got a new project for you. It's RevitProject_LEGEND and you can download that from lynda.com, exercise files and obviously follow along with the video accordingly. Now, you'll notice right now I'm in the floor plan, level zero, which I tend to be most of the time in a lot of these videos. But what we're going to do is we're going to place a color fill legend for room usage.
So If I zoom in a moment, you can see that we've got those three rooms. We've got the entrance hall, the office, and the showroom. I'm gonna zoom back out again now and what we can do is we can color those by name. Now what I am going to do in this particular case is I might actually just hide the elevation marker. So I click there and I'll right click and I'll hide in view, category. I might bring those back later, possibly. I don't desperately need them for this particular video exercise. I'm gonna go to the annotate tab, over to color fill here, and click on, color fill legend.
Now as soon as I do that it brings in this color fill legend here. I'm gonna place it at the bottom here, like that, and I'm gonna click. As soon as I do that, because there's no other color fill legend in the project at the moment, the space type is going to be rooms and I'm gonna do a color scheme by room name, because I've given each room a name. When I click on okay what'll happen now, is each room has a name, can you see that? And each room has a color, so when I zoom in now I've got a by room name legend. Now I can rename that if I want to, I can double click on it, like so, and I can edit that.
Now you'll find that when I double click on it nothing happens. You would expect that with any other element. It's not the case with legends. You go up to edit scheme instead. So remember that one, and you can see there, by room name legend is a bit default, so we'll just take the by out, and it's a room name legend or even you just put room names, like that. Rename it there, as soon as I click on okay, that updates and there's my room names there all colored up nice and neatly and you'll notice the colors even go around the furniture for me.
So if I just double click on the wheel there to zoom extents, that's a really nice floor plan at level zero. Now what I can also do is go to the view tab on the ribbon and I can create a new, what they call, legend view as well. If I click here you see I can create a legend view in the create panel there on the view tab on the ribbon. So if I click on legend now, this will be furniture, and you can see that's coming in a scale of one to 50, which goes slightly bigger than the scale of one to 100 for a plan view, and I'll click on okay.
So, there's my furniture legend view all set up and ready to go. So I go to annotate now, and what I'll do is I'll pop some text in there like so. So this is 3.5 millimeter Arial, I'm gonna go to seven millimeter Arial there in my type selector, that did go off the top of the screen there by the way, that's just the resolution of my screen. I'm gonna click there and put some text, there's my text, and this is going to be my furniture legend. Like so, then I click away from the text and there's my text, seven millimeters high, Arial, all set up and ready to go.
Now, what I can do now, is in the annotate tab still, in the detail panel, click on here, and can you see I've got legend component. Now what that allows me to do is go into this pull down here and pick anything that I've already got by way of families in my Revit project. So if I come down to furniture you can see I've got things like my desk, and my credenza and my sofa, so I'm gonna pick my sofa there, like so, and there it is there. Then I'll just place that like so and hit escape to deselect.
I'll then add some more text and I'll click again in the type select to which goes off the screen. I'll go the 3.5 millimeter Arial now, and click there, and this will be my sofa type one, like so. Click away from the text like that, hit escape a few times. I can move that just by clicking on it and dragging it like so, I can line that up neatly like that. There's my furniture legend all set up and ready to go. Now I can add any other element or component to that legend. That legend view can then be dragged into a drawing sheet, ready to be processed when the project is ready to go out for construction and fit out.
So, you got two different types of legends, you got color fill legends and actual legend views. So you'll notice now here, I've got a legend view, can you see I've got a furniture legend and that's the view that we're in right now. There's a door legend as well. If I go into the door legend there, you can see we've got internal flush door and double flush door but there's nothing really showing there at the moment. But what I can do is add those components, again, legend component, and find my doors like so. So I'll scroll up now, there's my doors there, so I've got an internal single door, I can bring that in like so, and I can change that maybe to a front view.
There's my internal flush door right there like so, and there's my door legend as well. So all these views can then be dragged and dropped into sheets, ready for when you're putting everything out on drawing sheets towards the end of the project.
Once you're finished with this course, you can feel confident taking the Revit Architecture 2015 Certified Professional exam.
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- 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