Category Archives: REVIT

Revit 3D Slice Technique. Post 2 in series “Revit with an Accent”

When studying or documenting a Revit model it is often useful to see just a small portion in 3D.

section3d-181x300Here is an easy way to do it

1. Make a section in a desired location
2. Orient default 3D view to the new section
3. Rotate and adjust as desired, then give it a name

Here is a video tutorial I have recorded. It may take some time to load, depending on your connection speed.

I wish this technique cold be used with split sections as well! Perhaps this feature should be added to the wish list?

Comments are appreciated, as usual

Revit Annotations. Post 1 in series “Revit with an Accent”

I am beginning a new series about Revit. I should probably change the name of the website now to include BIM…

Many Revit users have difficulties working with annotations which appear in multiple views. Particularly with room tags or levels, grids and sections.

It is important to remember that a room in Revit is an object in the model, similar to physical objects like walls, floors and furnishings. The room tag contains information about this object which is the same no matter which view we use to look at it. This includes not only plan views but also room schedules (just another view of the model)

Levels, grids and sections are not physical objects, but they are used by Revit to drive model geometry. Even though we usually think about them as annotations, they have a 3D property and moving them anywhere may affect the whole model. However, the appearance of levels, grids and sections could be different in every view.

The following video tutorial explains how to work with annotations which appear in multiple (not necessarily dependent) views. It may take some time to load, depending on your connection speed.

This time I recorded the video with voice narration.

I appreciate you feedback.

More Revit tutorials will be posted soon