Create a Reference Section

Place sections that reference an existing view.

You can place reference sections in plan, elevation, section, drafting, and callout views. Reference sections can reference section views, callouts of section views, and drafting views.

To create a reference section:

  1. Click View tabCreate panel (Section).
  2. On the Reference panel, select Reference Other View.
  3. Select a section, callout of a section, or drafting view name from the drop-down list. (For a long list of view names, it can be helpful to enter keywords in the Search field to quickly locate the reference view name.)
    Note: For users who are not students or Autodesk Maintenance and Desktop Subscription customers for Revit 2015 software releases, the Reference Other View option displays on the Options Bar without the search capability.

    If there are no existing views to reference, you can select <New Drafting View> to create a new drafting view; the reference section then references this new drafting view.

    Note: If a view from the menu list is on a sheet, the detail number and sheet number display next to the view. For example, if you select a drafting view to be referenced and it is on a sheet, its name displays as Drafting View: Drafting 1 (1/A101), where the values in parentheses represent the detail number and sheet number.
  4. (Optional) In the Type Selector, select a view type from the list, or click Edit Type to modify an existing view type or create a new view type.
  5. Sketch the section line.

Reference Section Tips