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    Revit 2024:  Drafting Views

    In any batch of drawings, when you complete an entire space or building, you do not just produce drawings showing plans, section and perspective views of your model.

    You can also create construction details.

    In Revit, to produce construction details, you use Drafting Views.

    These are views which are not connected to your Revit Project, but you create with 2D Annotative elements (like Detail Components and Lines, Symbols, Text Notes etc.). These are to show the connections between building components (like Walls and Floors, Walls and Roofs, Columns and Floors etc.).

    To create a new Drafting View in your Revit Project:

    Go to the View tab > Create panel > Drafting View button.

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    When using drafting views, consider the following:

    • Like other views, drafting views are listed in the Project Browser under Drafting Views.
    • All the detailing tools used in detail views are available to you in drafting views.
    • Any callouts placed in a drafting view must be reference callouts.
    • When duplicating sheets with drafting views, the drafting views will not be duplicated or placed on the new sheet unless you duplicate views with detailing. See Duplicate a Sheet.
    • Although not associated with the model, you can still drag the drafting views from the browser onto a drawing sheet.

    Typical Wall Detail

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    The Drafting View shown here has been drawn using Detail Lines, Filled Regions and Repeating Details as indicated by the arrowed tags.

    You can find a library of repeating details in Revit’s System Families folder.

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    To access this resource, go to the File tab > Open > Revit File. Use this library to enhance your Drafting views in Revit projects.