Exporting a View to an Image File

When you export an image, Revit Architecture prints any view directly to a raster image file. You can then use this image for online presentations or printed materials.

To export a view to an image file

  1. Click ExportImages and Animations (Image).
  2. In the Export Image dialog, click Change to change the default path and file name for the image, if desired.
  3. Under Export Range, indicate the images to export:
    • Current window. This option exports the entire contents of the drawing area, including parts that are outside the current viewing area.
    • Visible portion of current window. This option exports whatever is currently visible in the drawing area.
    • Selected views/sheets. This option exports the specified sheets and views. Click Select. In the View/Sheet Set dialog, select the views and sheets to export, and click OK.
  4. Under Image Size, specify image display properties:
    • To specify a print size and orientation for the image, select Fit To and enter a pixel value. For Direction, select Horizontal or Vertical. Revit Architecture fits the image horizontally or vertically into the specified number of pixels.
    • To magnify or reduce the image, select Zoom To and enter a percentage. Revit Architecture prints the image at the specified zoom setting.
  5. Under Options, select the desired print options:
    • By default, links in the exported image display in black. To display blue links, select View Links in Blue.
    • To hide unwanted parts of the drawing in the exported view, select any of the following: Hide Ref/Work Planes, Hide Scope Boxes, Hide Crop Boundaries, and Hide Unreferenced View Tags.
  6. Under Format, select an output format for shaded views and non-shaded views. If you specified a Zoom To percentage for Image Size, select a DPI (dots per inch) value for Raster Image Quality.
  7. Click OK.

The selected sheets or views are exported as images in the specified file.