Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Managing view positions on sheets, part of Cert Prep: Revit Architecture Certified Professional (2016).
- [Instructor] Up until now, in our Views chapter, we've been looking at all the different Views, and setting Views, and styles of Views that we've been using in Revit Architecture. What we need to look at now is managing the position of these Views on our Revit Sheets. Now Sheets again are Views, you can find them in your Project Browser. We've got a new Revit project for you, which is RevitProject_SHEETS. Again, download that from your Lynda dot com exercise files. And then you can follow along with the video accordingly.
Now if you go to your Project Browser and scroll down towards the bottom, you will see Sheets (all) and there is a default sheet in there at the moment, in this project called A100-Unnamed. What we're going to do is we're gonna right-click on that A100-Unnamed and we're going to rename it. So we're gonna give it a different sheet number, so we're gonna call it H and then 001 for House 001. And then the name of this is going to be House Project, okay, so make sure you type it properly, House Project.
Just House Project like that is fine, and we'll click on OK. That renames the sheet, and then double click on that sheet that you've renamed. And you'll see that it is a default Autodesk Revit sheet file, there's nothing on it right now. If you zoom in, you'll see that we've got the House Project, is there, there's the H001. I can edit any of these fields. So I just click on them, like so, so there's the owner. So we'll say the owner is LYNDA.COM, like so. And then the project name so we might change that to House Project there, like so.
And then this one here, this is the actual name of the drawing, so that might be Overall Project, like so. And you'll see that renames there in the Browser as well. Now what we're going to do is I'm gonna just zoom out, or you can right-click and do a Zoom To Fit there if you want to, and what we need to do is drag the Views that we want into the sheets. So scroll up the Project Browser, I want Floor Plan, Level 0 there, so I click once, and then click and drag and bring it into the sheet.
When I release the mouse button, there's my View there. I click, and there's my little plan with all the colors, ready to go. Now I'm just gonna drag the Views that I want onto this particular sheet. So I'm gonna drag the 3D View in as well, click once, click and drag, and release, there's the 3D View. I'll put that bottom right corner like so, and then what I might do there is bring something like my Furniture Legend in as well. So I'll click there and click and drag, that can come in. There's my Furniture Legend, I'll possibly place that next to the Floor Plan there, like that, there's my Furniture Legend.
And then other things you might bring in are things like Schedules and Quantities. There's my Furniture Schedule there, so I click and drag, bring that in as well, and there's my Furniture Schedule. And you can start to develop really professional drawings this way. And as you can see, I can position all of these any which way that I want to on the Sheet itself. Now I'm gonna zoom in top left and look at the Floor Plan with the colors and the room names, and I'm just gonna pan that down a little bit. So you'll notice now, when I click on this, I've got a Viewport there, similar to AutoCAD.
That Viewport is defined by your Crop Region. So what I can do is I can go back to my Floor Plan, Level 0, and in the View Control bar I'll switch on my Crop Region, and there it is there. So that is what is defining the Viewport. So if I make that a little bigger, let's just say that way, and let's just say that way, like that. And then click away. Make sure you always switch off your Crop Region as well, Hide Crop Region there, and then I go back to my Overall Project Sheet down here in the Project Browser, you'll notice, when I click on it now, can you see the Crop Region has made that Viewport bigger.
So I can add information if I need to. Now the other thing you'll notice is the title bars. Now I'm not a big fan of these default Viewport title with lines, like this. You'll notice I can go here, and I can select different ones. Now these have gone off the screen, but I'm gonna go for Title No Line with Detail Reference, like that. I prefer it like that. Now my apologies for the Type Selector gone off the screen, that's just my screen resolution, I can't do much about that unfortunately. But what I can do now is I can click and drag this, and maybe move it up here a little, just to tidy up the View like that.
So that tells me it's View number 1, it's Level 0, and it's 1-100. Now the lovely thing is this is all linked to my Project Browser and to my Views. So if I rename Level 0 now here, what I can do is set that to 00-GND, like we did in previous videos, if I okay that, would I like to rename the corresponding level and views? Yes I would. Updates there on the Sheet, updates there in the Browser, updates in the Ceiling Plan as well. So it's really really easy to use.
Now, my Furniture there, I'm gonna select that one and again I'm gonna change that to one without the line, and again apologies for my type selector going off the top of the screen because of the resolution there, but as you can see now, I can click and move and just maybe move that underneath a little bit, to about there, like so. And as you can see there, that gives me a View as well. So I've got View number 1 there. That hasn't got a number because it hasn't actually been defined anywhere yet and hasn't been used because it's a Legend View. And then I've got my Schedule here, telling me all the different bits of furniture that I've got available to me in my project.
So I'll just right-click there and Zoom To Fit, and that's how you place these elements and line them up, on your Sheet in Revit Architecture. Now what we can do, is if I click here on the Viewport, I can actually move the Viewport as well. And you'll notice I get dashed lines. If I line that in, and keep coming up, can you see? It lines the titles up for me as well. So if I place that there, the title of that is all lined up now, so it's all nice and neatly lined up, and again I'll just select that, change that to the title without the line, including the detail reference.
If I zoom in there, can you see that's Detail 2, and it's my 3D View. So I might duplicate that 3D View or just rename it. If I right-click and rename that, it doesn't have to be [3D], it can be Default 3D View, for example. Just make sure you type it correctly, like so. That becomes Default 3D View, it becomes Default 3D View on the Sheet as well. So I'll right-click there, Zoom To Fit, and there's all my Views neatly and tidily organized, on my Sheet, ready to go out to my client.
Once you're finished with this course, you can feel confident taking the Revit Architecture 2015 Certified Professional exam.
- What is Autodesk certification?
- 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