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View Range explained

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Stop! Before you go any further into this article, by far the easiest way to understand Revit's View Range settings is to watch my YouTube video tutorial. Of course you're more than welcome to read the article below. But a narrated video paints a thousand words!

 

 

If you're new to Revit, you may be interested in my "Beginner's Guide to Revit Architecture" 84 part video tutorial training course. The course is 100% free with no catches or exclusions. You don't even need to sign-up. Just enjoy the course and drop me line if you found it useful. The full course itinerary can be viewed here

 

 

View Range is a concept that you will get your head around (hopefully!) sooner or later. So why don’t we make it “Sooner”? Once you are comfortable in controlling the various parameters contained within the View Range control panel, you’ll be able to easily manipulate exactly what is displayed in your Plan & Reflected Ceiling Views.

 

 

In the usual “Revit Zone style”, we’ll deal with the concept by means of a worked example. So what I’m going to do first is set up a very simple building with some key levels in it. We will then talk about the View Range control panel and what each of the parameters does. And finally, we’ll change the values of these parameters to demonstrate the effect they have on the Plan View.

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Silhouette Styles

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Please Note: If you're new to Revit, you may be interested in my "Beginner's Guide to Revit Architecture" 84 part video tutorial training course. The course is 100% free with no catches or exclusions. You don't even need to sign-up. Just enjoy the course and drop me line if you found it useful. The full course itinerary can be viewed here

 

 

With regards graphical presentation, Revit sometimes receives criticism that its output is a little too sterile. Sure, it does not produce (out of the box) the “hand sketched” visual style of SketchUp. But there are things you can do within Revit in order to produce drawings that are a little more “easy on the eye”.

 

 

One such technique is to add a “Silhouette Style” to the edges of your model elements. Thankfully Revit has the ability to determine the silhouette for each specific view in your project- be it an elevation, section, perspective, etc.

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Doors: Creating your own Door Family: Part 4

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Please Note: If you're new to Revit, you may be interested in my "Beginner's Guide to Revit Architecture" 84 part video tutorial training course. The course is 100% free with no catches or exclusions. You don't even need to sign-up. Just enjoy the course and drop me line if you found it useful. The full course itinerary can be viewed here

 

 

Welcome to the fourth part in this series of articles in which we explain how to create your own Door Family using the Family Editor, in Revit Architecture. If you have missed the previous parts in this series, you may wish to start here.

 

 

In the last few articles we looked at which family template to use, set up reference planes and dimensions in order to control our door and also formed a basic frame and architraves.

 

In this article we are going to create a door leaf and also introduce the concept of Symbolic Lines. We will also take a look at how you control the visibility of your 3D geometry- so that it displays correctly when you use it in a Project Environment.

 

So let’s crack on and create our door leaf. Just like the door frame, we are going to use a parameter to control the thickness of the door leaf. Let’s go back in to the “Family Types” control panel and choose “Add” in the parameters section…..

 

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Model Text: An introduction

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Welcome to this Revit Zone article on Model Text. In this short tutorial we are going to explain what Model Text is, how and why you would typically use it.

In Revit there is fundamentally "two" types of text object. The first is "Annotation Text" and the second is "Model Text". Annotation text is isued to annotate your views, elements, details, etc. It can be either standalone or "connected" to an object by use of a Leader. The main thing to note about annotation text is that it is "view-specific". It only exists in the view in which it is created.

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OK, OK! So you didn't like the new name!

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After all the work it would seem that a lot of people prefer Revit Zone to revit.biz!

I have been getting quite a few emails over the last week asking why I am rebranding the site to revit.biz. The only answer I can give to that is because it seemed a cool name to me. But there seems to be a concensus that (from the emails I have received), people generally like the name Revit Zone and had got used to it. And as I am one for feedback, I have listened and decided to change the name back- but keep the new look site! (If that's OK with you guys?!). If nothing else, I sincerely hope you like the look of the new site and find it a bit easier than the old Revit Zone, in terms of navigation.

Apologies to all of you who have either linked to the revit.biz domain name or mentioned the change to revit.biz in your blogs. But the deal's off! We're staying as Revit Zone (definitely!). Please ensure your bookmarks and links point only to the revitzone.com domain name.

Until Sunday 7th March, Revit Zone can still be accessed via the revit.biz domain name. This will give everyone who has bookmarked or linked to the site, the opportunity to read this message and revise their links accordingly. On Sunday 7th March, the revit.biz domain name alias will be removed from the web server- ie it will no longer bring you to Revit Zone! Please also remember to update your RSS Feed by re-subscribing using the link at the base of the Home Page.

   

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