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

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Chapter 14

Creating Sheets and Printing

Your deliverable product is a set of construction documents and specifications. So it stands to reason that the application you use to produce these construction documents is at its strongest in this area. Unfortunately, when you see marketing campaigns related to Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software, all they show are huge skyscrapers and realistic renderings. And, of course, you see the slide of the architect handing a model to the contractor and then the contractor handing it to the owner. Don’t get me wrong—all that stuff is good, but the most powerful feature of Revit Architecture is its ability to create sheets. You wouldn’t think this is the standout feature—but when it’s 4:30 in the afternoon and the job is going out the door at 5:00, you’ll never go back to a drafting application after you’ve used Revit at the eleventh hour.

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Creating and populating sheets
  • Modifying a viewport
  • Adding revisions to a sheet
  • Addressing project parameters
  • Generating a cover sheet
  • Printing from Revit Architecture

Creating and Populating Sheets

The first part of the chapter will focus on creating a sheet and how to populate it with views. Although you completed this task back in Chapter 11, “Schedules and Tags,” it’s time to drill into the ins and outs of sheet creation.

Luckily, when you create and populate sheets, Revit holds true to form—that is, you don’t have to start setting up different drawings or models ...

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