Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video User interface, part of Cert Prep: Revit MEP Mechanical & Plumbing Certified Professional.
- [Instructor] Well, another year and another user interface update. This one's pretty awesome, though. In this video I'd like to take a look at what has changed, only in the user interface. Of course, throughout the rest of the course, I'll make sure you know when we hit a topic that's been enhanced in terms of functionality. Let's open Revit 2019. The first thing I want to look at is Project, Open. Browse somewhere to where you're keeping Revit models. And if I select this model, notice that it gives you the year. Go to that model, gives you the year.
Then when you get to an old one, you know to back off of it. I'm just gonna open any model. The first thing that catches my eye is this, tabs. If I go to Level 1 structure plan, Level 2, notice that we have tabs now, which is pretty awesome. You can just drag one over, if you want. But what's really cool, if I drag this over to the end and down, I can drag this to another monitor. That's a huge enhancement.
Of course, we can go full screen right with this view, which is kind of neat, too. I'll be doing that a lot through this course. I'm gonna close out of here. Also with this comes an enhancement to the View tab. Notice now we have Tab Views and Tile Views. If we go to Tile Views, it's kind of the same thing where you still have the tab, and of course you can always switch them over, or drag it onto another screen, if you want. Again, pretty cool. You can maximize it, or it can restore down. Now if I want to just plant it back, all I have to do is hover over the tabs and it goes back in.
Next thing I want to show you is an enhancement to the fill patterns. So I'm gonna come down here and just draw a round wall. Let's go to Structure, Wall. Let's click on the circle button. And I'm just gonna draw a wall like this. Hit Escape a few times. Select your wall. Click Edit, Type. Now for Structure, click Edit. For the Material, let's click into By Category. Click the Browser button. And down here I'm gonna make a new material.
I'm gonna right click and rename it. I'll just call it Funny Concrete. Now, in Funny Concrete, for my surface pattern, my foreground, I'm want to make Diagonal crosshatch. The Background, I want to make Concrete. Hit OK; hit Apply; hit OK; hit OK. Hit OK one more time. Now, let's go to our South Elevation.
I'm gonna zoom in on my Funny Concrete wall, check that out. Now that we're looking at the wall, it's always been impossible to dimension around wall. Well, not anymore. Click your Aligned Dimension button. Look at what's going on here. That's a huge enhancement. Let's go to a 3D view. One thing we can do here, I'm not sure if I like or not, scroll down the properties until we find Projection Mode.
Instead of Orthographic, switch it to Perspective. Now it can be in perspective view. I'm gonna change it back, because it's bothering me. Orthographic, click Apply, lower in. One more thing I want to show you. Remember when we used to have to right click and Rename? Well, now you can just click it again and you can rename it that way. Seems like a small enhancement, but I like it, a lot. So yeah, I think we'll be saying 2019 was a good year for the user interface.
- Importing AutoCAD files into Revit
- Linking Revit modeling
- Creating floor plans
- Using worksets
- Creating sheets
- Creating new family types
- Adding and modifying ducts, fixtures, piping, plumbing, and more
- Creating plumbing and HVAC plans
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 11/01/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: collaboration, documentation, elements, modeling, and views.