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

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Chapter 12

Detailing

Simply put, if detailing doesn’t work, then you’ll use the Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software only as a schematic design application. It’s imperative that you can detail in Revit efficiently. When firms fail in their attempt to use Revit, it’s because of detailing. In fact, many who have bought this book may jump straight to this chapter. And why is that? It’s because many people (including me) buy into the concept of really cool 3D perspectives and one-button modeling.

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Working with line weights
  • Drafting on top of the detail
  • Adding notes
  • Creating blank drafting views

Working with Line Weights

When you understand Revit, you find out immediately that the real hurdle in getting it to work lies in the detailing. Sure, you can cut sections and create callouts, but how do you add that fine level of detailing needed to produce a set of documents that you’re willing to stamp and sign? This chapter addresses the issues surrounding detailing.

The first thing that comes to mind when dealing with CAD standards is line weights, right? In AutoCAD® it’s layers, in MicroStation it’s levels, but on paper, it’s line weights that control 75 percent of a company’s standards. As you’ll learn in this chapter, Revit can be a good 2D drafting application as well. As you learn how to control line weights in the 3D elements, you can also control line weights, well, line by line.

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