How to Create a Level on Revit


Revit is a three-dimensional modeling program by Autodesk that allows the designer to quickly and easily model any structure. In Revit, levels are reference planes designated by the user to help set base points and top restraints for elements in the program. Keeping track of level names and heights is important whenever you are modeling because they are used frequently for reference. In Revit, creating a level is as easy as clicking your mouse.

Things You'll Need

  • Autodesk Revit Software

Creating a Level

  • Open Revit in your Program Files or by clicking a shortcut icon located on your desktop.

  • Open the project to which you want to add a level by clicking on it at the startup screen.

  • Select any elevation or section view from the "Project Browser" window that is always open on the left side of your screen by double-clicking it.

  • Notice that there is a "Level 1" and "Level 2" already created for you.

  • Click "Level" under the "Datum" tab on the Home screen. Notice that as you move your mouse up or down, the exact height of the new level to be defined is shown next to your mouse pointer.

  • Click once the level is at the exact height that you desire. You will now have a new level that you can edit at any time by clicking any elevation or section view. Click the name of the level while in an elevation or section view to edit the name of the levels for easier referencing.

Tips & Warnings

  • Often a project calls for many levels, so it is advisable to rename these levels to something to which it is easier for you to refer back.

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