Creating Details

Even when creating details, Revit has a variety of parametric tools to allow you to leverage working in a BIM model. You can use these tools to create strictly 2D geometry or to augment details you are trying to create from 3D plans, sections, or callouts. To become truly efficient at using Revit to create the drawings necessary to both design and document your project, it's important to become acquainted with these tools—you will find yourself using them over and over again throughout your process.

All of these view-based tools are located on the Detail panel of the Annotate tab (Figure 17.1). This small but very potent toolbox is what you will need to familiarize yourself with in order to create a majority of the 2D linework ...

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