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

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Chapter 5

Dimensioning and Annotating

The focus of this chapter is to give you the ability to dimension and annotate a model. After the novelty of having a really cool model in 3D wears off, you need to buckle down and produce some bid documents. This is where the Autodesk® Revit® Architecture program must prove its functionality. You should ask yourself, “Can Revit produce drawings consistent with what is acceptable according to national standards and, more important, my company’s standards? And, if so, how do I get to this point?” These are the questions that owners and managers will be asking you. (If you are an owner or a manager, then you should be asking yourself these questions.)

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Selecting and applying dimensioning
  • Using dimensions as a layout tool
  • Placing text and annotations

Dimensioning

The answers to the above questions begin right here with dimensioning and annotations. This is where you can start to make Revit your own. Also, when it comes to dimensioning, in this chapter you will find that dimensions take on an entirely new role in the design process.

I think you will like dimensioning in Revit. It is almost fun…almost. Before you get started, however, let’s get one thing out of the way: You cannot alter a dimension to display an increment that is not true. Hooray! As you go through this chapter, you will quickly learn that when you place a dimension, it becomes not only an annotation but a layout tool as well.

The Dimension ...

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