Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring additional modeling tools, part of Learning Revit.
Getting up and running with Revit involves a lot more than modelling.…But before we leave the topic of modelling behind, I'd like to look at several other…modelling tools and techniques that you might want to be aware of.…Now, our goal here isn't to go into great detail on any one of these tools.…We've got Revit essential training here at lynda.com to help you along with that.…What we're going to do rather is just look at sort of the highlights of some of the…other parts and pieces that are/ likely be a part of many of the building models that…you're going to work with in really. So, I'm in a file here called Modeling…Tools and we're looking at a slightly more refined version of our restaurant building…and as you can see it's got some Glazing on the exterior walls here, it's got a…roof structure already, so let's take a look at some of these features.…
Now most buildings have roofs, so why don't we start there.…Okay, there's a roof object right here, and then another one over here.…And the most obvious thing about the roof that you can is it's easy to make a…
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 For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa.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.