Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding dimensions, part of Learning Revit.
In earliest schematic design phases, it's okay to rough in the locations of walls…and other geometry, where you think they might go.…But at some point you're going to want to refine those layouts and make them a…little bit more precise. Now I'd rather do this primarily with…dimensions, we have other ways, but dimensions provide a really quick and easy…way. And move geometry around and so in this…movie I'd like to show you two kinds of dimensions temporary and permanent…dimensions. I have a file called dimensions and it's…got a really rough wall layout here. It's in the middle first of all.…Now I'm going to select this wall here and center this horizontal wall by clicking on…it. And what you see when I click on it is two…dimensions one that goes to the exterior wall down below, and another one that goes…to the next nearest interior wall. Now that's the first thing that you…want to understand about temporary dimensions.…
Is Revit just sort of decides what nearby geometry it thinks is the best reference.…
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 For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa.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.