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Thursday 13 September 2012
Revit Tips and Tricks - Part 2 of 3
This is the second in a series of Tips and Tricks for Revit Architecture 2012 - 2013
6.Placing the Sun Relative to View
If you want your shadows in your 3D view to remain
constant and not move every time you orbit your model uncheck the Relative to View check box under the Sun Settings dialog box.
to View, View Cube
Under the options of your View Cube in a 3D view
(Right click on the view cube or select the small triangular drop down on the
bottom right corner of the View Cube).
Here you can orient your 3D view to as per your Floor plan, Elevation,
Section and other 3D views. This is handy if you like to work in a 3D view, you
can orient to a section view or a floor plan view to work in your model. It
will automatically create a section box for you… you can then save the view by
To open a second window for the current view, click View tab Windows
(Replicate). This tool is useful if you want to pan and zoom on certain areas
of the design, while also viewing the entire design in another window. (Use the
Tile tool to see both views at the same time.) Any changes that you make to the
project in the new window also display in other windows of the project. You can
zoom in on one view and orbit around, the other view will orbit to match but
not zoom in to match your other view.
This tool does not create an additional
9.Shortcut to Editing Families (2013 Only)
In RAC 2013 if you double click on a family it will automatically open up the
family in the Family Editor.
10.Zoom Fit (Extense)
you double click your wheel mouse in a view it will activate the Zoom Fit