If there is anything that I am guilty of in Revit, it is the overuse of temporary, or what Revit calls unreferenced, views in my model. When I create model geometry, I need to get a quick look it at from a variety of vantage points. The problem is, I tend to forget to delete the unreferenced views after I create and use them. As the model progresses, I find that my model is littered with views, which can lead to confusion between model geometry and unreferenced views. The best practice, of course, is to delete all unreferenced views. Not only does it make searching through your model a lot easier, it will also keep your file size down and your model streamlined. It is probably safe to say that no one likes sifting through hundreds of unreferenced views the Project Browser until they find the view that they are looking for.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we can easily see the unreferenced views in our model and then make an informed decision on what to do with them? With the following instructions, we will show you how you can take all of the unreferenced views in your model and color them so that they graphically pop out, allowing you to quickly decide on whether you want to keep or delete the view.
Stay tuned for the second part of this blog post, which will demonstrate other ways to deal with temporary views in your Revit model.
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AEC Senior Application Specialist
Sash is a registered Architect and LEED Accredited Professional who holds a Master of Architecture from Montana State University. Sash’s experience includes project management, BIM management, and design for architectural firms in California, Montana, and Oregon. In addition to being a Bluebeam Certified Instructor, Sash is an Autodesk Certified Instructor who provides Revit Architecture training and solutions for AECO firms. Find Sash on Twitter.