How do you use a selection box in Revit?

How do you use a selection box in Revit?

Under the Modify/Multi-select tab, you will find your View panel and Selection Box. This will instantly give you a quick 3D view of all the elements you have selected.

What is the purpose of a section view in Revit?

Sections views cut through the model. You can draw them in plan, section, elevation, and detail views. Section views display as section representations in intersecting views. You can create building, wall, and detail section views.

How do I unhide a section box in Revit?

  1. Enable the section box in a 3D view.
  2. Open an associated view such as a plan view or an elevation view.
  3. In the Project Browser, right-click the 3D view name, and click Show Section Box.
  4. In the associated view, drag the blue arrow controls to resize the section box.

What are scope boxes in Revit?

Scope boxes are used to control the extents of elements like grids, levels and reference planes. Each of these elements can be assigned to a specific scope box, limiting the 3D extents to the dashed green line limit.

Why is scope box greyed out Revit?

There are some situations where the Scope Box property of a view is greyed out – so you cannot assign a Scope Box to the view. The answer may be to do with the Crop Boundary – and it may not be obvious, especially if the crop boundary is hidden.

How do you resize a scope box in Revit?

Resize a Scope Box

  1. Open a plan or 3D view, and select the scope box. Handles appear on the scope box.
  2. Drag the handles to resize the scope box. As you resize the scope box, if a view plane no longer cuts through the scope box, the scope box is not visible in that view.

How do you manage scope boxes in Revit?


  1. In a plan view, click View tab Create panel (Scope Box).
  2. On the Options Bar, enter a name and specify a height for the scope box, if desired. ...
  3. To draw a scope box, click in the upper left-hand corner to start the box. ...
  4. If desired, open a 3D view to further adjust the size and position of the scope boxes.

How do you edit a section box in Revit?

To section your model in real-time, hold the CTRL key and scroll using the middle mouse button. By choosing x, y or z Axis from the drop-down list located at the top right corner of the 3D Views panel, besides the 'Section Box' button, you will be able to modify the desired plane to cut through.

How do you turn off scope boxes in Revit?

In the drawing area, select the scope box you want to hide, and do either of the following:

  1. Click Modify | Scope Boxes tab View panel Hide in View drop-down (Hide Elements).
  2. Right-click a scope box, and click Hide in view Elements.

How do you copy a scope box in Revit?

Manage Revit Scope Boxes and Plan Regions with Ideate Explorer

  1. Set Display to "Entire Project"
  2. Set Filter to
  3. Select all Scope Boxes to be copied. ...
  4. From Revit's Modify tab, select the Copy to Clipboard tool.
  5. Open the new file.
  6. Use Paste to transfer to all of the Scope Boxes into the new project.

How do you put a scope box on a sheet in Revit?


  1. In a plan view, click View tab Create panel (Scope Box).
  2. On the Options Bar, enter a name and specify a height for the scope box, if desired. ...
  3. To draw a scope box, click in the upper left-hand corner to start the box. ...
  4. If desired, open a 3D view to further adjust the size and position of the scope boxes.

What is origin to origin in Revit?

Auto - Origin to Origin Select this option to place the origin of the incoming geometry at the origin of the Revit host model. ... When you first create a Revit project, the project base point corresponds to the internal origin.

How do I change the base point of a project in Revit?

  1. In the site plan view or another view that displays the project base point, select the project base point.
  2. Click the clip to change its state to clipped or unclipped, depending on how you want to move the project base point. ...
  3. Drag the project base point to the desired location.

Where is the origin point in Revit?

Display Coordinate Origin Points

  1. Open the desired view.
  2. Click View tab Graphics panel (Visibility/Graphics).
  3. On the Model Categories tab of the Visibility/Graphics dialog, scroll down to Site, and expand it.
  4. To display the project base point, select Project Base Point.
  5. To display the survey point, select Survey Point.

How do you link models in Revit?

Open an existing model, and link another model to it.

  1. Open an existing model or start a new model. You will link another model into this model.
  2. Click Insert tab Link panel (Link Revit).
  3. In the Import/Link RVT dialog, select the model to link. ...
  4. For Positioning, specify the desired option. ...
  5. Click Open.

Can you merge two Revit files?

The Lnked Revit file can be merged into the host file by Binding : select the Linked File > Modify > Bind Link - the Linked File becomes a Group inside the host file. Ungrouping the entities from the former Linked File become now editable and incorporated into the host file.

What is the difference between attachment and overlay in Revit?

When linking a Revit model, Revit gives two options: Attach or Overlay. This defines the visibility of nested models (models linked to the link) in the main model. Attachment loads nested linked models and displays them in the project, Overlay only loads the linked model (and not the ones linked into it).

How do I link a Revit model to BIM 360?

Link Revit Models in BIM 360

  1. From the Insert tab in Revit, click Link Revit.
  2. Choose the BIM 360 drive in the file browser.
  3. Navigate through the project and folder structure to the location of your model.
  4. Select the model and click Open. Note: Each team member needs to install Desktop Connector for BIM 360 to load the links.

How do I access my BIM 360?

Navigate Accounts and Projects

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. Click the BIM 360 data source.
  3. Open the account you wish to access.
  4. Locate and open a project.
  5. Browse the project folders as desired.

How do I get BIM 360 in Revit 2020?

Open the email invitation to a BIM 360 project, and do the following:

  1. Click the link to activate your membership in the project. BIM 360 opens in a browser window.
  2. Sign into BIM 360 using your Autodesk ID, or click Create Account to create one.

Does BIM 360 come with Revit?

For design teams, BIM Collaborate Pro, formerly known as BIM 360 Design (read the FAQ), adds cloud collaboration capabilities for model co-authoring (includes Revit Cloud Worksharing, Collaboration for Civil 3D, and Collaboration for Plant 3D).

How much does BIM 360 cost?

BIM 360 starts at $35/month/user. Volume discounts are available.

Is BIM 360 free for students?

BIM 360 is available for use by students and educators only. ... Please note that an Autodesk ID is required to access the application form for BIM 360. To obtain a free Autodesk ID for Education visit the Sign In page and fill-out the information requested.

Is BIM 360 Field free?

BIM 360 Layout Android app (beta) at no additional charge. Access to Navisworks and Point Layout (per BIM 360 entitlement terms).

Is BIM 360 docs free?

Get Started for Free! With unlimited users and unlimited storage, BIM 360 Docs will keep your entire project team in sync. Go to to sign up for your free account today!

Is BIM 360 included in AEC collection?

If you are an AEC Collection customer, you will automatically get access to Autodesk Docs, which includes access to BIM 360 Docs.

Does BIM 360 work with AutoCAD?

The BIM 360 add-in app for Autodesk AutoCAD supports round-trip BIM coordination workflows between AutoCAD and the BIM 360 Glue cloud. ... BIM 360 Glue enhances collaboration, as updates are available instantly to all project participants around the globe. For more information, refer to the BIM 360 Glue help.

What does BIM 360 stand for?

BIM 360 is a suite of Autodesk web-based applications that utilize the cloud. That being said, for a long time we in the AEC industry have been looking for a way to collaborate across multiple firms, over state borders, and across oceans as if we were working in the same building on the same server.