April 17, 2013

Exploded Axonometric Views in Revit 2014: No Problem!

Thank you for visiting Ideate’s blog to check out the new features added to Autodesk Revit 2014. My name is Shruti Harve and I work as a Senior Application Specialist at Ideate, Inc.

In this new release of Revit, it is exciting to see the ease with which it is possible to create exploded axonometric views, perspective views and diagrammatic 3D views. I remember using a lengthy process to accomplish this in the previous releases.

There is now a ‘Displace Elements’ tool on the View panel of the Modify tab that becomes available when you select elements in a 3D view, and this lets you move the elements away from the model by either using the ‘XYZ’ gizmo or by typing in the distances in the properties palette. You can also drop paths to display how the displaced/moved objects are connected to their original locations in the model. The nice thing is that this ‘displacement’ is specific only to the 3D view you are working in and does not affect the rest of the model; it also works on parts and assemblies!

Don’t forget to look through the great features our Ideate Technical Team has found in the new 2014 releases for Revit Structure, Revit MEP, Navisworks, Civil 3D, AutoCAD and more: ideateinc.com/2014

Shruti Harve, LEED AP

Ideate Senior AEC Application Specialist

Shruti holds a Master of Science degree in Architectural Computing from University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom and is LEED accredited. Her experience includes working in Architecture and Construction firms in India and the United Kingdom as well as Structural Engineering firms in the Bay Area providing design, 3D modeling and drafting services. At Ideate, Shruti provides training and support for Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, 3ds Max, Ecotect and AutoCAD Architecture.

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