Creating a Detail View

You can create a callout from a plan, section, or elevation view and then add detail components while using the model geometry as a base. When you create a callout or section detail, you can reference another detail or drafting view in the project.

The following is a general procedure for creating a callout or section detail from a Revit Architecture view. Your design intentions may differ. You can also use this procedure for imported drawings. See Import/Link.

  1. Do one of the following to activate the view creation tool:
  2. Click Callout or Section tabElement panel, and select Detail View: Detail as the view type from the Type Selector drop-down.
  3. On the Options Bar, select an appropriate detail scale.
  4. To reference another detail or drafting view, on the Options Bar, click Reference other view, and select a view from the list.
  5. Choose 2 points on the plan view to define where the section is cutting.
    NoteIf this is a callout view, select the area to include in the callout view.
  6. Click View tabGraphics panelView Properties.
  7. In the Instance Properties dialog, for Display Model, select As underlay, and click OK.

    Model elements in the callout view display using underlay settings, allowing you to visually see the difference between the model geometry and added detail components. (See Halftone/Underlay.)

    Sample callout with halftone roof, ceiling, and wall for background

  8. Click Annotate tabDetail panelDetail Line.
  9. Sketch along lines of the underlay elements or use them as part of your detail.

    As you sketch lines, the cursor snaps to the model geometry in that view.

  10. Sketch lines that provide applicable construction details.
  11. If desired, create filled regions.

    You might create a region to show concrete, grass, or sealant. As you sketch the lines for the region, you can change the line style by clicking Create Filled Region Boundary tabDraw panelProperties. In the Instance Properties dialog, select a different value for the Subcategory property. For example, you might want the region boundary to have invisible lines.

  12. Add detail components to the detail.

    See Creating a Detail Component Family.

  13. If desired, add text notes, dimensions, and symbols.

    Sample details created with Revit Architecture detailing tools