Views and Visualization

BIM for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Curriculum

Exercise 1.6.2: Creating Elevation and Section Views

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Place elevation tags to create new elevation views.
  • Draw section lines to create new section views.
  • Modify view properties to adjust the crop region, level of detail, and scale of elevations and sections.
  • Set visibility graphics overrides to choose which types of objects appear in the views.
Figure 1.6.6 - Creating elevation views using the elevation tag

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Student Exercise

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  • Create an interior elevation view for all sides of the living room of the residence and give them a descriptive name such as Living Room Interior-North.
  • Open one of these interior elevation views, and adjust the view properties:
    • Turn on the cropping and crop region visibility, then adjust the crop region as needed to show only on the living room walls.
    • Set the scale for this view to be 1/2" = 1'-0" (1:24).
    • Set the level of detail to Fine.
  • Create a view template from this elevation view and apply this view template to the other interior elevation views.


Figure 1.6.7 - Interior elevation of the north wall of the living room

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