Creating Construction Drawings in Revit

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Last updated Jan 9, 2021

Creating Construction Drawings on Revit requires a slightly different approach than AutoCAD. Architectural Construction Documents in Revit helps you develop these documents faster as Elevations and Sections are generated automatically so you do not need to spend time drafting these. Revit also helps you develop your Details Library where all such details can be copied across projects. Creating Architectural Construction Documents in Revit is a process. Use effectively can help you save time This article describes the process of how to use Revit to develop Architectural Constructions Documents.

Revit Modeling

You may have used Revit for developing Documents for Design or a Permit Set where you already have a Revit model. If you developed these Drawings in AutoCAD, you will need to import CAD Drawings to Revit and develop your model from the imported CAD file. CAD files have relatively lesser detail as compared to Revit. You will need additional information such as Wall Types, Floor Types, and Roof Types.

In either of the two cases, develop your Revit Model prior to starting documentation. This is because you may have locked some dimensions and if you try modifying, you will need to unlock these. Completing your Model prior to annotation will help you save a substantial amount of time.


Planning Architectural Construction Documents

Architectural Construction Documents starts with Creating a sheet list. Create a Sheet List in a Revit Sheet List table as shown in the image here


Creating a Mockup

Creating a New Sheet

Creating a New Sheet is easy, select the Sheet Size and then select Placeholder sheets. You are now ready to develop the mockup sheets. Start adding views to the placeholder sheets. You may realize that many views such as Enlarged Views, Wall Sections, Construction Details have not been created


Construction Detailing in Revit

In Revit, there are two types of Details, Model-Based and Sheet-Based.
  1. Model-Based Details:
      Model-Based details are those that are created from enlarged views. Use these enlarged views as backgrounds to create details. Add Detail Components and Filled Regions to create these details. Model-Based Details cannot be copied across Projects and therefore cannot be used to create a Details Library.
  2. Standard Details: Standard Details are created in Drafting Views and can be copied across Projects and are therefore suitable for creating your Revit Details Library.

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