How to Create a Revit Title Block

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How to Create a Revit Title Block
The title block provides the name of the project, designer, dates and revisions for a project. (PhotoObjects.net/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Autodesk Revit creates two-dimensional drawings from three-dimensional computer models. The application is an example of building information modelling (BIM), and it updates orthographic drawing views automatically as the designer alters the computer model. After completing the project, you can print the views on title blocks to create professional, accurate drawing sheets. You will want to create a unique title block for your office, and Revit provides a new family template to draw the title block.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open Revit and select "New Family" in the "File" menu, or click the "New" button under "Families" in the Revit welcome screen.

  2. 2

    Double-click the "Titleblocks" folder in the New window, and select the desired paper size. Click "Open." The drawing sheet will open, showing a rectangle with the dimensions of the paper size.

  3. 3

    Draw your title block borders, elements and margins on the sheet using the "Line" tools in the "Place Lines" panel. Change the line weight of your lines in the "Line Style" drop-down menu to create line variation. Revit will display the dimensions of drawn lines from neighbouring elements or use the "Measure" tool in the "Modify" tab to find dimensions.

  4. 4

    Add text to your title block with the "Text" and "Label" tools. Choose the type size in the Element Properties window, and rotate the text with the "Rotate" tool in the "Modify" tab. Use the "Modify" tab to adjust the lines of the title block with tools such as "Trim," "Move" and "Offset."

  5. 5

    Create a grid for the drawing layout of the title block using the "Object Styles" tool in the "Settings" panel in the "Modify" tab. Click "New" in the "Modify Subcategories" division of the window, and name the grid line type in the "Name" field. Ensure "Subcategory of:" is set to "Title Blocks" in the drop-down menu, and click "OK." Adjust the colour, line weight and line type of the new grid line in the table at the top of the Object Styles window.

  6. 6

    Draw the grid lines on the layout using the "Line" and "Modify" tools, similar to Step 3. However, ensure you have selected your new grid line type in the "Line Style" drop-down menu.

  7. 7

    Click "Save As" in the "File" menu, name your title block, and select "Save." Open a Revit project by selecting "Open," browsing to and selecting the project, and clicking "Open." Return to the Title Block Family window, and click "Load into Project" in the "Family Editor" panel. The title block will be a default when you create new sheets in the Revit project.

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