Got your attention, didn't I? Well thankfully, not that kind of explode, but rather exploded axonometric views. Using the new Displace Elements feature in Revit-based software, we can create custom 3D views that pull apart our model to show how it fits together. This powerful tool is a great way to visualize any part of your Revit project. This feature can enhance nearly any kind of communication—from details and presentation views to marketing brochures and even product design documents.The best part is, the displaced view feature is view specific! This means that your exploded 3D view is a unique view of the model that does not affect any other view. However, as you would expect, changes to the main model do affect the exploded view as well. In this class, we walk through the process to create a displaced 3D view. We create the view, enable displacement, learn to move the pieces, and even add path lines to show where they came from. The potential that this tool opens up is vast, so come and have a look at one of the most exciting new features in Revit 2014!
- Create custom and cutaway 3D views
- Explain how to enable the displace feature to pull apart your model
- Describe the view-specific nature of the displace feature
- Create a full exploded 3D view to convey design intent
Paul F. Aubin is the author of many CAD and BIM book titles including the widely acclaimed: The Aubin Academy Mastering Series and his "deep dive" into the Revit family editor: Renaissance Revit. He is also the author of dozens of Revit video training titles on LinkedIn Learning (powered by lynda.com content) Paul’s training covers all aspects of Revit from beginning to advanced. Paul is an independent architectural consultant who travels internationally providing Revit content creation, implementation, training and support services. His involvement in the architectural profession spans nearly 30 years, with experience that includes design, production, CAD management, coaching and training. He is an active member of the Autodesk user community, and has been a top-rated speaker at Autodesk University, BILT and Midwest University (MU) for many years; and he recently gave the keynote address to the Campus FM Technology Association (CFTA) annual conference. His diverse experience in architectural firms, as a CAD manager, and as an educator gives his writing and his classroom instruction a fresh and credible focus. Paul is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects, an Autodesk Expert Elite and an Autodesk Certified Professional. He lives in Chicago with his wife and their three children currently attend universities around the country.