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Monday, July 13, 2015

Revit Tutorial - Creating Exploded Axons (Advanced Displaced View Techniques)



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Exploded Axonometric (or, "axon" for short) images have made somewhat of a comeback in both construction documents and presentations.  Personally, I believe BIM has a lot to do with it.  The fact that an exploded axon has the ability to show all of the great 3D work done in a model makes it a favorite of model creators.  Additionally, clients and owners (and those with an "un-trained eye") seem to understand these views better than 2D floor plans and elevations.

Fortunately, Autodesk introduced "Displaced Views" back in Revit 2014.  With a few little tips and tricks you can make some awesome looking axons like the one above and the ones below.  Continue reading to view a video tutorial on how to create similar axons (including the neat looking dotted displacement path lines)....


Revit Exploded Axon Examples:


Here are a few more examples of what can be done using the techniques from this tutorial (click to enlarge):





Exploded Axon Techniques Tutorial Video:







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