Managing Revit RVT Files - A Quick Overview

Managing Revit RVT Files - A Quick Overview


In this video, I'm going to talk about how to open up RVTs, container files, system families, project files, whatever you want to call them. I'm going to show you how to open those in the Revit add-in.

One of the unique things about AVAIL is that you can actually dig down into those files, and view them, and drag out data without even needing to open the actual file. We do all of that right within the Revit add-in. So I'm going to click on this RVT file in the AVAIL desktop rather, and it's going to load in the Revit add-in. And we're going to tab out all the families, views, sheets, schedules, groups and parameters.

Now we're going to make all this searchable. Because if I wanted to search for all the doors in this RVT, I can do that. And if I wanted to drag that door out into my current project, I don't have to open up that RVT file in order to do that. Can just dig down into it right here within the add-in. The same goes for views and sheets. You can drag an entire sheet out of here if you wanted, or you can drill down into one of these sheets and drag out a particular drafting view. And it puts you right in placement mode just like that door.

So these two are in tether mode right now. So the desktop is open while I have the Revit add-in open, so you can search for your files over here on the desktop. But you can also shut down the desktop and launch this in what we call Standalone Mode. And I can again click on that RVT, and it's going to load it within AVAIL in Standalone Mode. And I'm going to swap that, just drag that over. And very same experience, I'm looking for doors. I can just drag one of those doors out into my design. So this is what Revit add-in looks like in Standalone Mode. So if I wanted to go to another channel here, I'll show you this real quick. Then I've got all my tags and filters down here, and I can just search this stuff.

So that's how you dig into RVTs. And that's a little bit on how the Revit add-in works with the desktop and in Standalone Mode. So thanks for watching.