Revit 2021 Rotating Views on Sheets

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While Revit is not a manufacturing platform, is it possible to set up orthographic views of a component in the traditional orthographic layout. In this blog, we learn that we can rotate views on a sheet, but that sections and elevations do not allow themselves to be rotated past 90 or -90 degrees (they do not even like arbitrary rotations). We are not using a manufacturing component, but the sample house views will illustrate the point.

We have a plan view, a North and South Elevation, and a section/elevation looking in from the South East:

Autodesk, Micrographics, Revit 2021, Rotating Views

In the case of the South Elevation, the view is not rotated and is placed on the sheet as-is.

Autodesk, Micrographics, Revit 2021, Rotating Views

The North Elevation can be rotated through 180 degrees by selecting the rotating parameter on the options the rotating through 90 degrees.

Autodesk, Micrographics, Revit 2021, Rotating Views

However, the view will not allow itself to be rotated further.

Autodesk, Micrographics, Revit 2021, Rotating Views

If the crop box is selected and rotated manually nothing happens. Therefore, ultimately, rotating the elevation fails.

Sections allow themselves to be rotated, though, so choosing a section view to represent an elevation makes perfect sense in this case. Activate the view, switch on the crop region, and rotate through 180 degrees.

Autodesk, Micrographics, Revit 2021, Rotating Views

The result is seen below.

Autodesk, Micrographics, Revit 2021, Rotating Views

In the case of the section that is to be seen at a 45-degree rotation, the same method is used.

Autodesk, Micrographics, Revit 2021, Rotating Views

So, if you only have Revit at your disposal and you need to produce a manufacturing drawing with orthographic views, use sections instead of elevations.

If you need help adopting Revit in your practice, please contact Micrographics so we may be of assistance.

 

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