Plan regions are like portals to other levels in your Revit plans. They allow you to select an area in a plan to change its level (view range).
A window (family) is above your plan level, but you want to show it in the plan view?
What you should consider before using plan regions:
- Make a duplicate view to keep track of a group of regions.
Let’s put this into practice with one of our plans…
Create Plan Region
Draw an enclosed area to show a different level and depth inside.
- Go to the View tab > Create panel > drop-down Plan Views menu.
- Click Plan Region.
- Select a drawing tool > Draw the boundary of the region.
- Click Finish Edit Mode.
Set View Range
Select the region to change its properties.
- Select the plan region on the view (dash lines).
- Go to the Properties palette > View Range > Click the “Edit…” box.
- Drop-down the Cut Plane menu to select a new level.
- Click OK.
✨ Tip: Copy plan regions and paste them into other views or the same view; the view range settings remain unchanged. These portals can also be moved!
Hide the boundary of the plan region or change its appearance.
- Right-click the plan region component.
- To hide boundary lines: Select Hide in View > click Elements.
- To change the line style: Select Override Graphics in View > click By Element.
✨ Tip: Use overrides to change the properties of all regions in a view. Open the Visibility /Graphics window (Shortcut: VV) > go to the Annotation Categories tab > find and select “Plan Region” under the Visibility panel > click “override…”.
- Use an underlay to show all elements of another level.
- Use match lines to combine parts of two different views into one view.
Visible plan regions in Revit views are exported and printed in their current state.