By John Flanagan
Internal Room Elevations
Room Elevations are often combined with schedules to produce “Room Data Sheets”. In the image below you will see a rectangular kitchen plan that I’ve created...
To create four new internal Elevation views of the kitchen appliances, go to the View tab and select Elevation.
When you hover over your room, a Revit Elevation Marker will be displayed on the end of your cursor. Notice how the arrow on the marker always points to the nearest wall. Revit is trying to deduce what you need an elevation of. Click in the centre of the room to place the Elevation Marker into your view.
The marker has a single, black arrow tip. This means that this particular Elevation Marker is currently generating a single elevation. The black arrow tip shows us the direction of this single elevation, but Revit Elevation Markers can each produce up to four elevations. Select the circular or square body of the Elevation Marker (not the black triangular arrow).
Once selected, the circular Elevation Marker displays three other unfilled arrow heads. Each of these has a corresponding check box next to it. Check the three boxes. When you deselect the Elevation Marker you will notice that you now have four black filled elevation arrows.
In the Project Browser we now have our four elevation views listed.
We have all four internal room elevations for this particular room. One thing to note is that when Revit creates these internal room elevations, it automatically crops the elevation views horizontally and vertically by means of the walls, floors and ceilings (assuming you have all these elements in the model). We can see the horizontal cropping effect by selecting one of the black elevation view arrows.
The width of the elevation fits exactly between the walls. If we have floor and ceiling elements in this space, the elevation will also be clipped vertically in a similar fashion. This ensures that your elevation is a true internal room elevation and not a section. The internal kitchen views can now be opened from project browser and the visual style adjusted as illustrated below.
Once the visual style is set in one elevation view, try creating a view template and apply the same visual style to all of the internal elevations.