I acidentally created 2 levels representing the third floor. This is confusing and no doubt will lead to unexpected behavior when the model gets more complex. How can I delete a level?
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Just generally speaking, levels are the most critical part
of a model. The floors get tied to the levels and the walls
get tied to the floors etc. I guess like a house of cards
built up high, if all the horizontal cards just diapeared,
all the other cards would come crashing down.
But the "name" of Revit MEANS "Revise instantly".
And what would be the most commen thing you would
want to "revise" in the middle of project, would robably be
ceiling height. Those MEP guys can really get to battling
it out with what the owners want to spend on ceiling height.
So we need to think from the start about how everything
progressively gets attached to a level. That way we will
know how to unattach everything in reverse to leave
that level completely free, to in most cases move the
level, or if for some reason delete it.
Having said all that, yes levels can easily be deleted and
created. You can use levels just to line things up, and
not even give them a name, and then delete them.
To delete a level, just highlight it and push your delete
key. To create a level, I just right-click another lever
and click "creat similar".
Nice reply, and I appreciate the info (and it reinforces my desire to have no confusion with levels.)
However, just to be clear: I beleive what happened was the plan view of the level had been deleted,
THE LEVEL IS STILL THERE, as a few walls are attached to it.
which view do I use to ensure that the level itself is deleted, (I will rebuild any resultant deleted hosted elements)
You seem to be a clear thinker and will
do well understanding Revit.
But here's the deal. Some people get
right on track and understand most of
everything well in 3,4 or 5 years. I'm
getting close to there but I've always
been a little slow coming on 6 years.
And then there are some people that
don't seem like they will ever be able
to put it all together in their mind.
(Maybe they just need to eat some
salmon fish or sardines).
Virtual modelling of buildings is just
as complex as it is in manufacturing.
Very complex. Take these levels for
example. You can delete Level 1 under
Floor Plan views, but you didn't delete
level 1. You can still see it in an
elevation view just like it was, and you
can see it in Site Plan.
You can't see Level 1 by dropping the
depth of the view from level 2, because
it's not there, your deleted it.
You can restore what you deleted by
going to the View Tab> Plan Views> Floor
Plans. But you better uncheck that "do not
duplicate" or you won't see the one you
want. But there are plenty more mysteries
involving levels to be sure.
So if you have read this far then you
can see the point I'm making. Don't go to
deep into mastering all the mysteries of
all the many many areas to understand in
Revit. Or else you won't be able to start
using Revit at all.
This should be the right way to delete a level.
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