Architectural construction documents in Revit

by Jul 30, 2018Documentation, Knowledge Base, Revit

Architectural construction documents in Revit

Architectural Construction Documents | Revit Details Library

Architectural Construction Documents 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 a Permit Set so you already have a model. If you developed these 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.

Now that you’ve created a Sheet List, create New Sheets.

Architectural Construction Documents in Revit

Create Mockup

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

Architectural Construction Documents on Revit

New Sheet

Detailing in Revit

There are two types of Construction Details.

  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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