Revit Quick Start Guide

Revit Quick Start Guide

  • Revit user interface tour
  • Navigation in Revit
  • Using keyboard shortcuts in Revit
  • Visibility and graphics settings in Revit
  • Understanding families in Revit
  • Understanding parameters
  • Elements in Revit
  • Selecting elements in Revit
  • Temporary dimensions
  • Create a model in Revit
  • Model vs. Annotation
  • Place levels in Revit
  • Create grids in Revit
  • Control the display of levels and grids
  • Sketch modes in Revit
  • Create a boundary sketch
  • Add dimensions in Revit
  • Place tags and leaders
  • Create elevation views
  • Create views of your model
  • Selecting fields for a schedule
  • Creating sheets in Revit
  • Revit

Elements in Revit

Learn about elements in Revit.

Elements are the building blocks of a 3D model. They represent the real-world components that a designer adds to the model.

Some elements—such as walls, windows, and beams—are 3D and appear in all views. You can think of these elements as components that exist in a building. Other elements—such as tags, dimensions, or other annotations—appear only in the view in which they are placed.

These elements maintain rules and relationships to each other. For example, when a roof is attached to walls, a relationship between the elements is established. These rules and relationships make changing the model easier.