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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Revit Tutorial - Adding Depth to Your Elevations (Redux)

I posted a tutorial over five years ago that illustrated how to add some serious depth to your elevations in Revit (Click here to view that post and tutorial).  The concept of creating better looking elevations is clearly a pain point for many Revit users because the aforementioned video has been viewed nearly 27,000 times! Technically, this tutorial is still relevant and the technique can still be used today.  So be sure to check it out.

Fortunately, the process of adding depth and making better looking elevations is a lot easier thanks to a new feature in Revit (introduced in 2017) called "Depth Cueing".

I decided to not only create a new video tutorial about how to use depth cueing, but also dig into the feature and really understand how it works. 

Continue reading to view the new Adding Depth to Your Elevations tutorial and my notes on how it works...

Adding Depth to Your Revit Elevations (Revisited)

Some of the Topics Covered in the Video:

- Understanding Depth Cueing (Rule of Percentages)
- How Far Clip Settings Effect Depth Cueing
- Applying Depth Cueing to add Depth
- Increasing line weights to add more depth.

If you are interested in seeing the images from the video that break down how "Depth Cueing" works, here they are (click to enlarge).  Additionally, you can download the sample file with percentage formulas here.

Image 1 - Near = 0, Far = 100

Image 2: Near = 20, Far = 80

Image 3: Near = 20, Far = 100

Image 2: Near = 50, Far = 90