Friday 22 July 2011

View Options, saving and re-using Views

Here are the basic steps for saving and re-using views in Revit, this is great for saving those details you create in Revit so you can start developing your Revit Detail Library....

This is straight from the help menu.....

Saving Views

You can save 2D views to create a detail library for later use in other projects. This allows for reuse and saves duplication of work. You can save views that contain only view-specific elements, such as drafting views.

To save 2D views, do either of the following:

·     To save a single view, in the Project Browser, right-click the view and click Save to New File. Navigate to the desired location, enter a file name, and click Save.

·     To save several views from the project, select Save As Library View. In the Save Views dialog, select the views to save, and click OK. Navigate to the desired location, enter a file name, and click Save.

Saving Views to an External Project

Use the following procedure to save a view to an external Revit project. This operation will save the view and all elements (model elements and view-specific elements) visible in that view to a new project file.

  1. Select a view in the Project Browser.
  2. Right-click the view name, and click Save to New File.
  3. Enter a new name for the Revit file.

Inserting a Drafting View from Another Project

  1. Click Insert tab Import panel Insert from File drop-down Insert Views from File.
  2. In the Open dialog, select a project file, and click Open.
The Insert Views dialog opens, which displays views that are saved in the project.
From the list, select an option for views to display.
  1. Select the views to insert, and click OK.
Revit creates a new drafting view with all the 2D components and text. If you have duplicate type names, the type name and properties from the current project are used, and a warning message displays.

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