Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Linework tool, part of Revit 2017: Essential Training for Architecture (Metric).
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- [Voiceover] So far in this chapter, we've seen…global object style settings and view specific overrides…at both the category and the object level.…Sometimes none of these methods is sufficient…to get just the right graphical treatment…in a particular view or drawing.…In such situations, we have the Linework tool,…our last line of defense, if you will.…With this tool, we can actually modify the individual edges…that make up an element, and vary them as required.…For example, we could make one side of a wall bolder,…or we could change the roof overhang…to a dashed line in certain areas of the plan.…
The Linework tool can be just what you need…to add that finishing touch to your work,…but please remember to use it sparingly.…So, to show you a really simple example…of using the Linework tool,…I'm going to zoom in on the Reception area…here in this Level 1 floor plan.…There's a balcony that runs along here…and goes and connects with the Stair,…and it might be nice to see that balcony…as a dashed edge up overhead.…
AuthorPaul F. Aubin
First, get comfortable with the Revit environment, and learn to set up a project and add the grids, levels, and dimensions that will anchor your design. Then author Paul F. Aubin helps you dive into modeling: adding walls, doors, and windows; creating and mirroring groups; linking to external assets and DWG files; and working with floors, roofs, and ceilings.
Paul also shows advanced techniques for modeling stairs, complex walls, and partially obscured building elements, as well as adding rooms and solid geometry. Finally, discover how to annotate your drawings so all the components are clearly understood, and learn how to output sheets to DWF, PDF, or AutoCAD.
- Understanding BIM and the Revit element hierarchy
- Navigating views
- Creating a new project from a template
- Adding walls, doors, and windows
- Adding plumbing fixtures and other components
- Linking AutoCAD DWG files
- Rotating and aligning Revit links
- Working with footprint and extrusion roofs
- Adding openings
- Adding railings and extensions to stairs
- Creating stacked and curtain walls
- Hiding and isolating objects
- Adding rooms
- Creating schedule views and tags
- Adding text and dimensions
- Creating new families
- Using reference planes, parameters, and constraints
- Plotting and creating a PDF
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Core Concepts
2. Getting Comfortable with the Revit Environment
3. Starting a Project
4. Modeling Basics
5. Links, Imports, and Groups
6. Sketch-Based Modeling Components
8. Complex Walls
9. Visibility and Graphic Controls
11. Schedules and Tags
12. Annotation and Details
13. The Basics of Families
14. Sheets, Plotting & Publishing
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