5 Steps to Start Using Revit

Friday, 4 October 2013


So you have just had Revit installed in your workstation and you want to know how to get started. It's not hard, but to make life easier, you need to do a bit of basic setup first.


Best Procedure Setup Steps

Some simple best practice steps to setup Revit ready for your first project:

  1. Create file storage locations on your hard drive.
  2. Learn about the User Interface.
  3. Create your first office job Template and Titleblock family.
  4. Teach Revit where your places are and what your Template name is.
  5. Add preferred Library Content into your Template.


Steps Explained...

  1. Create file storage locations on your hard drive
    1. Make a place to save your Projects.
      1. The default place is the ...\Users\ username \Documents folder, but best practice is to create a specific folder structure where you will keep all your ongoing Revit project models.
        1. Many users have existing company project folders for CAD DWG drawings, consultant information, specification documents, and other job management information like change orders.
        2. We recommend you name the folder for Revit project files as ...\RevitProjects (not ...\DRAWINGS)  because you will eventually create 'drawings' from out of the Project model files as prints or published Sheets in PDF or DWF formats.
    1. Make a place to save your Library Content.
      1. By library content we mean your preferred customized project templates, modelling components, title blocks, details and other Revit project wide resources.
      2. There is a default library created when you install Revit, but it is best practice to...


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