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Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2013: No Experience Required by Eric Wing

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Chapter 3

Creating Views

One of the strongest points of Autodesk® Revit® Architecture is that it is one single model. This single model, however, has to be broken down into a tangible format that allows the user to navigate through a project. Chapter 1, “The Autodesk Revit World,” and Chapter 2, “Creating a Model,” featured the Project Browser (which is featured in this chapter as well), but what is the Project Browser managing? Well, it’s simply managing views of the model. The Browser also handles sheets, families, groups, links, and assemblies, but you will use it to open and work with the properties of views more than anything else.

Here’s an example: in the Project Browser, under Floor Plans, you’ll usually see Level 1. This is a view of the model that just so happens to be a floor plan. Under Elevations (Building Elevations), you’ll see East Elevation, North Elevation, South Elevation, and West Elevation. These are exactly the same as the floor plans in the sense that they are simply views of the model.

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Create and manage levels
  • Add sectional and elevation views
  • Control your views for aesthetic values

Creating Levels

This chapter focuses on the creation of views and their relationship to the model. You will start with possibly the most important function in Revit: creating levels. The power of Revit comes with the single-model concept. By being able to add levels to a model, you are also adding floor plans. This two-way interaction ...

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