Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Copy Then Paste a Level

Ever have someone want to use Copy to Clipboard and then Paste Aligned to create a new level? I haven't but it is technically possible to create a new level by doing it.

Example 1:
Open an Elevation view
Select Level 2
Use Copy to Clipboard
Open the floor plane for Level 2
Use Paste Aligned > Aligned to Same Place
Result - A new level but on top of Level 2.


Example 2:
Open an Elevation view
Select Level 2
Use Copy to Clipboard
Open the floor plane for Level 2
Use Paste Aligned > > Aligned to Current View
Result - A new level but using the same elevation offset (distance) as Level 2


Example 3:
Start with a new template
Create a new level with the Level tool
Adjust all three levels so they are each 12'-0" apart
Open an Elevation view
Select Level 3
Use Copy to Clipboard
Open the floor plane for Level 3
Use Paste Aligned > > Aligned to Current View
Result - A new level but using the same elevation offset (distance) as Level 3


You can also place a new one with Paste Aligned > Aligned to Selected Levels, choose the appropriate level in the dialog that appears.

It isn't the first thing I'd think of to create a new level, but it IS possible.

1 comment:

Sid Griffin said...

Yes, we have used this technique in our office. I have a user that needed to create an existing conditions model of 3 identical buildings we were renovating. We decided to document them in a single Revit model because of their proximity and the desire to share details between the buildings. The user had one building complete and was looking for a way to duplicate work for buildings #2 and #3 which were at different elevations, rotations, and one reversal. Of course, copying and moving the elements resulted in all kinds of warnings when elevations were changed. So we copied and pasted the elements and levels to make the other buildings. It worked very well and the project continues to be documented using this setup.