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

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Chapter 13

Creating Specific Views and Match Lines

As you can see, the Autodesk® Revit® Architecture platform is all about the views. In fact, by using Revit, not only are you replacing the application you use for drafting, you’re also replacing your existing file storage system. This is largely because you’re now using one model, and you are using views of that model for your project navigation.

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Duplicating views
  • Creating dependent views
  • Adding match lines
  • Using view templates

Duplicating Views

I wanted to dedicate an entire chapter to project navigation. Although you’ve steadily gained experience in this area, we can expand on it much more to round out your Revit expertise.

The first item we’ll tackle in this chapter is the process of duplicating a view to create another. Although it’s a straightforward procedure, a lot is riding on the hope that you proceed with this function correctly. As you’re about to find out, this command isn’t a simple copy-and-paste operation.

Revit will change how you organize a project. You’ll no longer open a file and save it as another file so that you can make changes without affecting the original. As you know, Revit is all-inclusive in terms of files. There is only one. From that one file, there are views that reside within the Project Browser.

Of course, I’m not telling you anything you haven’t learned already. If you’ve gone through the book from page 1, you’ve already gained experience in creating views ...

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