The Crop tool allows you to zoom in on specific parts of your Revit views and remove the surrounding area. In this tutorial, you will learn how to cut out images by cropping views.
Each stage complements the other to achieve the result described above.
Details: Set a boundary that limits the extent of what is visible in the view (elevation, section or plan).
- Open the view to which you want to apply the crop region.
- Go to the Properties palette > Extents panel > check Crop View.
- Check “Crop Region Visible” to see the boundaries.
- Click Apply.
Note: 3D views have a camera boundary instead of a crop region.
Once a crop region has been created, it can be adjusted as needed. To modify a crop region, select it in the view and use the handles to adjust the size and shape.
- Select the region.
- Go to the Modify | Floor Plan tab > Mode panel > click Edit Crop.
- Delete the original lines and draw your new boundary.
Crop Image and PDF
Details: Use the Edit Crop feature to keep only the image in view and then add it to a sheet.
This method is useful if you do not use any other software in your workflow. Read this guide to convert images to CAD lines and then import them into edit mode.
- Create a new floor plan view.
- Insert the image into the view.
- Activate the cropping of the view.
- Edit the borders of the region (follow the steps above).
- Create a sheet > add your main view to the new sheet.
- Add the “image view” to the sheet.
✨ Tip: Type (“image description” png) into a search engine to find clipart that you can add directly to views.
If the Crop View is grayed out, the active view may be associated with a scope box or be in Design Options mode. To fix this problem, go to the Properties palette and set the scope box to None and make sure the Main Model option is selected.