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  • cheinaranta
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    First off, congratulations in not exporting out to CAD to finish off detailing.

    2 resources I found to be helpful when starting to detail in Revit are:
    Autodesk Revit Architecture Attention to Detail by Matt Dillon
    Detailing in Revit Architecture by Paul Aubin
    Both are from Autodesk University, if you haven't already sign up for AU so you can watch/read previous sessions.

    Your assumption is correct. In most cases you want to start with the model geometry and then use 2d component families to embellish the details. So create your section (ignoring the fact you can reference other views for the moment). Open that section view and create a callout (again, ignore that you can reference other views). Now open that detail view and you have your jumping off point. Any 2D components used will only be shown in that view and not added to the model.

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  • Bjorn_K
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    Originally posted by nikkiyoung View Post
    I'm still confused. We would really like to start with existing model geometry.
    It sounds like you are adding new Drafting Views, which are blank sketch pages that have no relation to the model.

    You need to cut the model using Sections and Callouts (Look at the View Tab), that way you'll get "zoomed in" views of your 3D geometry to add lines, filled regions. detail items to.

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  • GMcDowellJr
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    Ah! I see what you're asking... no, Detail items are only visible in the view they were created in.

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  • nikkiyoung
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    I'm still confused. We would really like to start with existing model geometry. So, if we create a detail view and add detail work (detail lines, filled regions, detail components, or a combination there of), does this detail not get added to the model or is it just in the detail view?

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  • GMcDowellJr
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    Lots of ways to deal with details.

    Starting with a live model view, adding detail work (whether through detail lines, filled regions, detail components, or some combination there of) is certainly an approach you can take.

    If you're going to completely recreate the detail (i.e., you're not going to use any of the existing model geometry) then there's an option in the View Properties dialog called Display Model. You can set it to Normal, Halftone, or Do not display. This last option is probably what you're looking for.

    Be aware that annotation marks like grids and level lines will stay visible even if you've set the model to not display.

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  • nikkiyoung
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    detail & drafting views

    This may be a question already asked somewhere, but I can't find a good answer. So...we are staring to add some detail to our first Revit project. When placing a section, there is an option of placing a detail view. From there, you can either use the detail view or reference a drafting view. Is there any way to use the model/detail view as a "jumping off point" for a drafting view? Seems like there should be someway to do this rather than re-draw in 2d what's already in 3d. I don't think that we want to add more detail to the model in the detail view, but maybe that's how we should be doing it. I just don't know.

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