Author: Sash Kazeminejad Revit

I recently had the privilege of presenting at a few Revit User Groups in the Bay Area. The subject? The Revit Coordinate System!

There is a lot of information out there on the Revit Coordinate System, but if you are not actively setting up models for coordination, it is easy to forget what it is about and how it works. Even sifting through the how-to’s can be quite complex. You really have to get your hands dirty and play around with the coordinate system in order to get a fundamental handle on how it works.

We will be publishing a series of blog posts that go through the Revit Coordinate System basics and tie everything together by assembling a workflow that satisfies most disciplines working together on a project.

To start things off, I figured it would be a good idea to chat about the Project Base Point versus the Origin Point. Why start here? Because when linking in files, we tend to pick the Origin to Origin option, hoping that models line up at the Project Base Point. But when they do not, we start questioning whether the models were properly set up to start with or whether we have an understanding of how the Revit Coordinate System actually works.

Dive-in now by watching my first video on the topic, Revit 2016 Coordinate System: Project Base Point Versus Origin Point.

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   Sash Kazeminejad
Sash Kazeminejad
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.