Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing an image file, part of Learning Revit.
In this movie we're going to talk about importing image files into your Revit…project. We're going to take a short break from our…resturant project for this one. And I made a file called import image, and…it was just created from the default archetectural template.…And there's no geometry in here just yet. Now you might want to import image files…for any variety of reasons, these are just Bitmap files that were created either from…a digital camera or your scanner. They might be site photographs that you…took or existing condition photographs that you want to place on a title block…and print out with the set, or maybe you scanned an old drawing and some old…blueprints that you've found for the building from years ago and you want to…use those as a basis to start your project.…
Whatever the case may be, any of those image files that you have handy you can…bring them in and use them for reference in your Revit project.…So for this example, I found an old hand-drawn building addition that was…created a long time ago and I put it on the scanner and I created an image file of…
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 For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa.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.