How to add grid lines in Revit?
How to add grids into a Revit model?
For this scenario specifically, I've got a CAD background, so I've got to manually add gridlines to match the architectural set.
Now I've got the architectural set here.
There's not a lot in the way of gridlines now this is a small project, normally on larger projects or new construction, you're going to have gridlines called out.
Wherever your structure is, you know you're going to have those points shown.
For me, this is relatively arbitrary and only for my use.
But what I like to do with gridlines, one if I select this, you'll see it.
It is an actual Grid in Revit.
I like to use these for reference points so that I can run dimensions and everything off of these.
So if if it's arbitrary I I can go in here and I can just copy, you know at will.
And then renumber these to whatever I want them to be.
If there's key points that I want to run, then you know that's where I can match it up.
Actually, on here I'm going to run it just off the main structural lines, which is probably what it should be.
Anyways, I used this as a temporary grid point earlier.
I really can move that back to the exterior wall now and numbering you can just select inside here to renumber if you've got a Revit model.
As your background, that's going to be a little bit different.
What you want to do is either copy over the grid points, or create gridlines in your own model and match them there's a setting in Revit that you can monitor the grid points so that if they shift in your background model, it'll flag it and notify you.
We'll talk about that in a later video.
So for the rest of this, I'm going to use this to the grid points that the sorry the structural points that I want for this model that I I'm going to use for my shop drawings and tag move these gridlines copy them around to where I want them to be and then rename them to something that I think is appropriate.
Now these should all really be the center line I'm snapping them.
I don't have a center line.
On this, so I'm going to move this here in just a second.
When we get all these set up.
Using the joist as my grid line.
CC to copy, AA to align which is my custom setting and get one more here for the inside of the exterior wall.
And grab that.
Here as I copied it, it gave them arbitrary numbers I can do this now.
Typically we wouldn't do sequential letters for each of these, all the way down.
Typically your joists are not going to have gridlines, it's only going to be the major columns.
But you know, if I if I want to pull off the tags on each of these, I just uncheck the boxes on the end.
So for any intermediate spots I can, I can pull that off and I can do the same thing on the other side going back up if you've got multiple levels, you can do this propagate extents which you select, your gridlines, you run, propagate extents, and it's going to copy that same formatting that you use throughout the rest of your project, one last thing I'm cleaning up these gridlines.
I don't want these hanging off the edge.
So far I like to have them pulled in closer naturally.
If you're copying them around, they're all going to move together.
But if I want to unlock this, I can just hit unlock and bump.
One of these up by dragging it.
The drag point now you notice because I snapped it close to this one, there's still snapped together and I can move those two, but I don't want those gridlines wavering way off the floor plan when I go to the finish sheets.
I want it to look clean and consolidated, adding my own floor.
My own gridlines on here.
One helps out the scale.
If I scale this drawing to a different scale then then these grid bubbles are going to show up appropriately.
And then also, it just gives me more control that again clean up my drawing if I've got dimensions around here and I want to extend those grid bubbles out beyond, I have the ability to do that.
It's in my model and I can control it.
After I get comfortable with where all these are going to go, see for select all instances in the project, that's my custom shortcut.
If you right click and go to select all instances in entire project, it does the same thing PN for pin.
Now those are pinned down.
One thing I did here I'm going to select all these, unpin him again at these joists.
I'm going to select all of those.
Make sure I only have the grids selected by filtering and I'm going to center these so if I know from here to here.
That we are 103 / 256 of an inch.
Then I'm going to take 102 / 2 and I'm going to go 51 / 256 of an inch.
Move those right to where the center would be.
Now select all these again PN and these are now in the center line of those joists.
That was the goal there is to have those right in the center light, so that's about as close as we can be.
That is, adding grids and cleaning up the grids for a project in Revit where we do not have a Revit background.
I'm Joe Meyer, this is MeyerFire University.
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