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Mastering Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012 by James Vandezande, Eddy Krygiel, Phil Read

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Using Best Practices

Good file maintenance is critical to keeping your files running smoothly and your file sizes low. Here are some best practices and workflows identified in other areas of the book but consolidated here as a quick reference. For more information on managing a Revit workflow, please refer to Chapter 5.

Manage the amount of information shown in views. Learn to manage the amount of information needed in a given view. Don't show more than you need to show in a view by working to minimize your view depth and level of detail. Here are some simple tips to keep your individual views working smoothly:

Minimize the level of detail. Set your detail level, found in the View Control Bar, relative to your drawing scale. For example, if you're ...

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