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Revit Plugin - How do 2D Annotations work?
Revit Plugin - How do 2D Annotations work?

Discover what 2D Annotation options you have when publishing models to 3D Repo and how they can enhance your model coordination

Written by Faisal Ramady
Updated over a week ago

Benefits of adding 2D Information to your 3D Model

In some cases, especially when working on large and complex projects, you might want to add more information to your 3D Model environment. Users often rely on the detailed floor plans, elevations or building sections, which at times are only available in 2D. Well, now you can represent all of the 2D information inside the 3D Model environment. So what are the benefits and why do it? Have a look at this table:



Automatically position 2D drawings
inside the 3D Model environment

No need to manually place and scale the PDF plans/elevations/sections

✔ Bring 2D annotations

Gridlines, Room/Element Tags, title blocks, elevation marks, revision clouds or markup & etc.

✔ Bring 2D diagrammatic lines

Topography surveys, groundworks, fire escape routes & etc.

Optimise Model size in 3D Repo

Convey the same information using 2D model lines instead (i.e. power cables, pipe routes, element centre lines & etc.)

✔ Control the Level of Detail (LOD) for

imported 3D Model components

Publish components in 2D instead (i.e. furniture, detailed appliances, kitchen units, MEP fixtures & etc.)

The 2D information you can upload from Revit to 3D Repo

Floor Plans

Unlike PDFs, we only upload the viewpoint, so no title block. As a result, you don't have to spend time manually positioning your drawing as it will align according to the floor plan's cut plane in Revit.

Section Views

Section Views act similarly to the Floor Plans and will appear in your model where they are cut. Use our clip plane to cut the section and align it with the annotation drawing in 3D Repo.

Elevations Views

Elevations act similarly to the Section Views and will appear in the model space relative to their location in Revit. Use Default Views to help you navigate the model.

Detail Views

Detail Views will appear in the location they're cut in Revit. They will also include the additional 2D annotation you provide in Revit, such as text, call-out boxes, hatch will and annotation lines.

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