Revit 2014 – New Feature: Now add Material tag in 3D Locked view


Tag the 3D saved views with Material tag:Revit 2014-Material tag in 3D

1-Revit 2014-material tag in 3D 1. Go to 3D view

2-Revit 2014-material tag in 3D 2. Lock & save the 3D view with the Lock 3D tool in View control Bar

3. Go to Annotate Tab –> Material Tag--> If not loaded it will prompt you to load from the Library, Go to Annotation folder from the Library to locate the Material Tag if not loaded already

Else ,if already the Tag is loaded, directly start placing it in the view4-Revit 2014-material tag in 3D

4 This Material tag has the Material Description as the label, so whatever is set in the Description of the material in the Material editor that will appear in the Tag.

3-Revit 2014-material tag in 3D

5. Check the Description of the Material in the Material Editor by going to the browser through the Structure edit  in Type Property of the Element.8-Revit 2014-material tag in 3D


****Tips: You can change the Arrowhead style & type of arrow by selecting the tag—Type properties.



Did you know?…in Revit….


Some less known facts about Revit that may be interesting…

Q1. What is the shortest way to input only inches value (e.g. 10”) in Revit?

A. Hit feet symbol 2 times instead of holding shift + inches symbol.

(This happens only in Revit…not in AutoCAD!)



Q2. No Quick Calc like CAD?

A. No but input parameters in commands or Properties can support calculations.

Start with = sign & put the formula with mathematical operators.

Q3. Keyboardcalc2 Shortcut to close (line sketches, walls etc. )to the starting point?

wall close


Q4. Wall types are set with different default Unconnected heights?
Wall Type Default Unconnected Height
Basic Exterior, Generic , Curtain & Stacked Walls 20’ or 8000mm
Interior Partition Walls 10’ or 4000mm
Foundation Wall -12’ or -4000mm Base offset to Level where drawn
Retaining Wall 6’ or 2000mm

Q5. The only wall type that is not Room Bounding by default? 

A.Retaining walls

Q6. Convert Stacked walls to independent walls ?

A. Right click the stacked wall…Select Break Up to convert them to independent walls