Revit Architecture: Creating internal Room Elevations

It’s standard practise to create external “Building” elevations of an architectural design. For many architectural practices, it is desirable to also produce internal “Room” elevations, for each room in the design. These Room Elevations are often combined with schedules to produce “Room Data Sheets”. So let’s take a look at how we produce Room Elevations. In the image below you’ll see a basic rectangular room that I’ve created ……




To create new Elevations in your project, go to the View menu and select Elevation….




Now as you hover over your room, a Revit Elevation Marker will be displayed on the end of your cursor. Notice how the arrow on the marker always points to the nearest wall- Revit is trying to deduce what you need an elevation of! Go ahead and click in the centre of the room, to place the Elevation Marker onto your view….



Notice how the marker has a single, black arrow tip. This tells us that this particular Elevation Marker is currently generating a single elevation. The black arrow tip shows us the direction of this single elevation. But Revit Elevation Markers can each produce up to four elevations. All we need to do is turn the other three on! Go ahead and select the circular Elevation Marker (not the black triangular arrow)…..



Notice that once selected, the circular Elevation Marker displays three other unfilled arrow heads. Each of these has a corresponding check box next to it. You simply need to check each box that you require an elevation for. Go ahead and check all three remaining boxes. When you deselect the Elevation Marker you will notice that you now have four black filled elevation arrows……





If we now look over to the Project Browser, you will see that we have our four elevation views listed…..





And so we have all four internal room elevations for this particular room. One thing to note is that when Revit creates these internal room elevations, it automatically crops the elevation views horizontally and vertically by means of the walls, floors and ceilings (assuming you have all these elements in the model) we can see the horizontal cropping effect by selecting one of the black elevation view arrows….





Notice how the width of the elevation fits exactly between the walls. If we have floor and ceiling elements in this space, the elevation will also be clipped vertically in a similar fashion. This ensures that your elevation is a true internal room elevation and not a section.


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  1. We’re having a tool that does this automatically and where you can select how the names of your elevation views should look like. Just contact me if you’re interested.

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