Revit Tip: Orient to View

One of the first and most important skills to learn in Revit is how to control the view quickly and effectively. As your model grows and becomes more complex it is important to keep your viewports a manageable size. This allows you to see what you are working on while keeping the computer running fast.

A good tool to use for this is the Orient to View. Inside a 3D view, you can orient to any Section, Floor Plan, Elevation or another 3D view. The 3D view will then create a Section Box with the same extent as the view you Orient to.

In a 3D view right-click the view cube > Orient to View and navigate to the desired view.

With good section creation and naming convention, you can quickly navigate to different section boxes of your model without having to create separate 3D views for each area you are focusing on.

Jessica Scheidler

Jessica Scheidler

As Operations Manager, Jessica Scheidler is in charge of making sure everything that happens behind the scenes at EnvisionCAD runs smoothly and efficiently. Jessica comes to EnvisionCAD from Filene Research Institute in Madison, WI. As membership and development manager, she secured donations to ensure cooperative finance institutions had access to and maximized the nonprofit’s research, innovation, and impact programs. Prior to that, she managed a comprehensive stewardship and recognition program and oversaw grants and fundraising events as part of Overture Center for the Arts’ development team. Jessica has also been the assistant director of the Wausau Center for the Visual Arts and coordinator for the Wausau Festival of Arts. When Jessica’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, good eats, art, decorating and anything outdoors.

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