I have had the pleasure of presenting information related to the Revit Coordinate System to several Revit Users Groups recently. The response has been very well received and, in fact, I've had a number of follow-up questions from customers regarding coordinate system workflows and "what if" scenarios. So with this in mind, the team and I decided it would be beneficial to post some of what I've had the pleasure of covering with these groups.
The specific presentation I want to share with you was put together for the May Seattle Revit User Group (SEA RUG) after receiving many technical support questions from customers who had issues aligning consultant models or needed more information on how the Revit Coordinate system compares to the AutoCAD coordinate system. Check out this video, A look at the Revit Coordinate System, and learn more about the Revit Coordinate System and how to coordinate your models internally with your team, or externally with your consultants.
If you'd like a closer look at some of the datasets from the video, including the exercise of moving the Survey Point and Project Base Point, you may download the ZIP file here (Revit 2016 format).
I would also encourage you to check out my video, Resetting Shared Coordinates.
And if you find yourself curious about our Revit User Groups, visit our Ideate, Inc. events page and consider joining us next time.
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.