Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a section, part of Learning Revit.
Most of the default templates that come with Revit include some standard floor…plans an elevations to get us started, but none of them include any sections.…And sections are actually one of my favorite kinds of views that we can create…in Revit. Sections are real easy to create, they're…live cuts of your model and you can create them just about anywhere where you need to…get a better look at what's going on in the model.…I'm in a project called Section and we're just going to cut a couple sections in…here and take a look at how the tool works.…So, let's think about an area where we want to get a better look at how things…are coming together. And I'm thinking that this stair area here…with a balcony up above is a good choice. I'll start off by zooming in on that…location. And I'm going to create a couple of…different sections that cut through this stairwell area.…
And show us what's going on there. So I'm going to do the first one right…here. And so to get there, you go to the Quick…Access toolbar here and there's a Section tool.…
Note: The techniques shown in this course will work with any version of Revit, but due to backwards compatibility issues, the exercise files for this course will only work with Revit 2014. Unfortunately, we cannot downsave the files. Please see a Revit 2013 course for usable files.
- Understanding the different editions of Revit
- Setting up levels and grids
- Adding doors and windows
- Loading families
- Working with 3D views
- Dimensioning a plan
- Adding a schedule view
- Importing CAD files
- Linking to another Revit file
- Creating sheets
- Plotting a set of documents
- Generating a cloud rendering
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Will Revit 2014 files work in a previous version of Revit? Will the exercise files for this course work in Revit 2013?
A: Revit file formats are not backwards compatible. A new file format is introduced with each new release. Newer versions of Revit can open older version files without issue. However, files will be upgraded to the latest file format during the initial open. Once saved in the current version, there is no way to save them back to a previous version. Therefore, it is important to consider this issue carefully and discuss it with all project team members before beginning a project. For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa. All members of the team must collaborate using the same version/file format. This course was authored using Revit 2014. Therefore, its exercise files can be used with any flavor of Revit (Architecture, MEP, Structure, or LT) 2014 and later. Files cannot be opened with versions 2013 and prior.