Learn how to identify and input project specific information into the Revit database, including project names, site information, and project team information.
- [Instructor] Okay, I'm gonna show you how to decide what your starting view is going to be when you first open up a file. Some people like to do that so that they have an idea of what it is that they're working on and get an overall sense for the project. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna click on manage project, which is inside of the manage ribbon, and then I'm gonna actually click on starting view. Inside of starting view, I can decide to do one of three things, I can either keep it as last viewed, which is whatever it was that you were working on when you last closed the file, next I can either decide, some people like to show 3D view because it gives them an overall idea of what the project is doing, and for me, I'm deciding I'm going to go ahead and just click on floor plan first floor because that's a good starting point for most people, so I'm just gonna say OK.
But you can select any view that's inside of the model that you want. So from here, after I've decided what my starting view is gonna be, I'm going to next go over to project information, I'm gonna click on that, and that's where I'm gonna input my information in. Right now I'm gonna scroll down to where it says other and I'm gonna actually put that info in. So project status is what you're working on at that moment in time that the project is into. Of course the owner could be some type of client that you're working for.
The project address is actually the most interesting because once you click inside of there, another box is gonna pop up, which is the ellipses, once you click inside of there it's going to pop up another box for you to enter the project address into. So now I'm gonna put that information in. For project name, you just click on there and you type that in. And last but not least, the project number, and the reason we type the project number in is because that's gonna transfer over to other views and other bits of information for us to read.
So I'm gonna click OK. What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna open up the sheet file, and as you can see, if I zoomed in at the bottom, the information that we just put into the project information is now on the sheet. There are a few things that we still need to do because they are considered sheet specific pieces of information. One of them is the drawn by, or the author, which you just click inside of there and you could put your initials in there.
And the next thing is checked by, so a lot of times this is if you have a supervisor, or some type of QA person, or something like that that checks your work, you'll put that inside of this spot here. Everything else is ready to go, you have the name, you have your client name, and it all transfers over onto the sheet. And that's it.
- Managing your information
- Working with the camera
- Getting organized
- Adding custom materials
- Creating project schemes
- Understanding design options
- Placing components
- Adding materials
- Placing a ceiling for lighting
- Proper lighting techniques
- Rendering a view in the cloud