Monday, February 28, 2005

Overlaying Views on Sheets

One of the misunderstood concepts available to us in Revit. When you overlay views in Revit, as long as they are the same scale, they will "snap" into place in alignment. This allows you to set up a framing plan view that just shows framing, manipulate the display settings and then place it on a sheet on top of a floor plan.

It is so simple that folks discard the notion prematurely. The best part is you don't confound yourself trying to make a floor plan view "be all, end all". Views are just a "look" at the model. Folks get caught up in the notion that they "need" to put all the pieces and parts in one view.

So what's wrong with having a specific view set up for a very specific view of the project? NOTHING I say!! Try it, you'll like it!

1 comment:

Paul Hindes said...

Thanks Steve for your overlay advice. I now use this to produce shadow diagrams of the "before" and "after" for the projects I am working on.