How to Create a Floor Plan?
How to add a floor plan in Revit?
So, let's say we've got a new project and we're incorporating the different levels, but our template doesn't have enough levels or they don't match what we're looking for in the project.
So, for example, say this project goes to level eight and in my template right off the bat, I only have seven levels. The way that I would go about that is to open really any floor plan, cut a section through where you're have you the bulk of your building. So, DS for drawer section, I'm gonna go to view.
And now what I can do is if I zoom in on these levels, I can copy any level just by CC and copy the level and create a new level. That's one way to do it. Or I can draw a new level by going up here LL is my shortcut to create a level. And if I go LL, I can draw on the level. Then I can put it in the right spot too.
So let's check properties here. So, I'm just gonna make sure my notation is the same as what the others were, but here, let's say this is roof deck or something like that. And on this, I can select if that's a structural level only, or if that's a building story I can put it's exact elevation. So say, oh, I know this elevation is exactly 11 feet from level seven. Well, I can then select the roof deck, hit 11 feet, enter.
And now we're snapped to this new floor level. So now that we've created the level, we can go back to our project browser and you'll see here within floor plans. We've got a new roof deck level. Now, if we go to this and then go to properties, we can set this view template to be whatever we want. Now I've got this preset so that any new floor plan pulls in the correct template, but most of the time it won't.
So you have to select this view template here, select the view template that you want applied to this view. And when you select that, that's gonna make that similar to your other views. Now here, we've got a roof deck and all these other floors we've got broken out. Basically, they are dependent views that are like sub views. It's the same thing. This floor plan is the same as this floor plan. However, this one's only showing a portion of that overall.
So, let's say I want to create like three different areas on the roof deck. Will I right click? I go to duplicate view, duplicate as a dependent, that way, any changes that happen, any notations that happen on this view will be the same as this one.
And I can do that with just a few runs, duplicate as a dependent. Now I've got three dependent views. I can rename these to be roof deck area A, rename roof deck area B, and then roof deck. Let's see, area C.
Now the last thing to do, and I'm gonna try and pull these side by side so you can see it a little bit easier is when I have A selected, I wanna set the scope box to B, that area A, area B. I want that to be B and area C. I want that to be scope box C. Now, a roof deck area C is gonna match up exactly with level five area C when we do the floor plans, check our other videos on scope boxes, but in short, that's how we create new floor plans that are adjusted to the level that we want.
I'm Joe Meyer, this is MeyerFire University.
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