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How You Can Change Associated Level In Revit: 4 Easy Methods

If you want to Adjust and Change Associated Level In Revit of an element or even a group of elements which can be a monotonous task for some BIM Revit Designers especially when they have a lot of modification during the project that forces them to check every time and change associated level in Revit of elements like Walls, floors, furniture, etc .. also they will find themselves using these commands and this kind of task when trying to copy elements from level to another. It requires you to select each element individually and then go to the properties to change its level. However, there are a few ways to make this process more efficient.

In this blog post, we’ll try to cover such scenarios that Revit users encounter during the phases of the project.

1. First Method – Change The Associated Level On Properties

The First Method to change associated Level in Revit of an element is directly by modifying the properties of the elements. In our case, we will take the wall as an example.

Creating walls in Revit requires the manipulation of several properties that work together to control the behavior of the wall. Architectural walls and structural walls have specific properties that can be specified on the Options Bar. These properties include Level, Depth/Height, Top Constraint, and Unconnected Height.

When creating a wall in a plan view, the Base Constraint is automatically set to the level associated with the view. However, when creating a wall in a 3D view, the Level on the Options Bar must be used to specify the level for the wall’s Base Constraint value.

When using the Depth/Height property on the Options Bar, a structural plan view can be used to see the walls extending downward from the current level. Alternatively, the view range of a floor plan can be modified to make the walls visible.

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By manipulating the properties of Level, Depth/Height, Top Constraint, and Unconnected Height in combination with Base Constraint, one can control the direction in which the wall is drawn, its height, and whether its height will change when its base constraint or top constraint moves.

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PropertyWall 1
Structural?Yes
Depth/HeightDepth
Base Constraint/LevelL-1
Base Offset-6000
Top ConstraintUp to level: L-1
Unconnected Height
PropertyWall 2
Structural?Yes
Depth/HeightDepth
Base Constraint/LevelL-1
Base Offset-3000
Top ConstraintUp to level: L-1
Unconnected Height
PropertyWall 3
Structural?No
Depth/HeightHeight
Base Constraint/LevelL-1
Base Offset0
Top ConstraintUnconnected
Unconnected Height6000
PropertyWall 4
Structural?No
Depth/HeightHeight
Base Constraint/LevelL-1
Base Offset0
Top ConstraintUp to level: L-2
Unconnected Height

The following image will help you understand the basics of how to Change Associated Level In Revit because it illustrates a section view of four walls created using different height/depth settings with a Base Constraint of L-1 (Level 1). The table above shows the properties of each wall.

change associated level in revit of walls

Steps

  1. Open any View from Project Browser( If there is no View yet pass to Step 2 else Continue to Step 4 Directly )
  2. Create a Level in any elevation
  3. Then Go to View Tab> Plan Views> Floor Plan
  4. Create a Wall ( or Select the wall that you want to change Associated Level in Revit )
  5. Modify the Base
adjust and modify the levels of element in Revit

2. Second Method – Reference Level of Group

The First way to adjust and Change Associated Level In Revit of a group of elements is by using the reference level of the group. By linking a set of model elements to a reference level, they will move together when the reference level is changed.

Steps:

  1. In the plan view, select all the elements you want to adjust the level of.
  2. Go to the Modify tab and click on Multi-Select. Then, click on the Selection panel and select Filter.
  3. Uncheck any elements that are common to different plan views.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Go to the Create panel and click Create Group.
  6. In the Properties panel, select the Reference Level drop-down menu.
  7. Select the new associated level.
  8. Click Apply to make the changes.

adjust and modify the levels of a group in Revit

3. Third Method – Copy and Paste To Levels

Another method to Change Associated Level In Revit of an element or a group of elements is by using the Copy and Paste Aligned to Selected Levels feature. This allows you to paste an element or a group of elements to a new associated level in Revit while maintaining their relative position.

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Steps:

  1. In the plan view, select all the elements you want to adjust the level of.
  2. Go to the Modify tab and click on Multi-Select. Then, click on the Selection panel and select Filter.
  3. Uncheck any elements that are common to different plan views.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Go to the Create panel and click Create Group.
  6. Click on Ctrl+C to copy the Elements
  7. Click on Paste> Aligned to selected Levels
  8. Select the new associated level.
  9. Click Apply/OK to make the changes.

Change Associated Level In Revit of element or group

4. Fourth Method – Create View Templates

A Fourth way to adjust and Change associated level in Revit is by using View Templates. By creating a view template with the desired associated levels, you can quickly apply it to multiple views. This can save a lot of time when working on large projects with many views.

One way to transfer your current level view settings to a new view in Revit is to follow these steps:

  1. In the Properties panel, navigate to the View Template under Identity Data.
  2. Click on the prompt box next to it and check the option for Show Views.
  3. Select a Level that you would like to replicate its view range, then click on the Duplicate icon.
  4. Uncheck all of the parameters in the list except for View Range.
  5. Click on the “Edit…” box of View Range and set the Offset value to “0” for Top and Cut Plane, then click OK.
  6. Remember that this will only replicate the view range, so if you want to replicate other parameters as well, select them in the list.
change associated level of walls revit using view templates

It is also possible to change the associated level in Revit by going to the Properties panel and selecting the Level parameter field under Identity Data. From there, you can change the level that is currently associated with the view.

Q: Change Associated Level In Revit Of a View?

Answer: It is not possible! you need to create a new view and here below are the steps to create one:

To create a new View, go to the View tab and select Plan Views, then choose Floor Plans or Reflected Ceiling Plan. If the desired Level is not in the list, uncheck the option “Do Not Duplicate Existing Views” at the bottom of the dialog. To save time, you can create a View Template from the existing View (right-click on it in the Project Browser) and apply it to the new View by adjusting the Properties.

Conclusion

In conclusion, there are a few ways to let you change associated level in Revit more efficiently. By using the Reference Level of Group, Paste To Levels, or View Templates, you can streamline your workflow and save time when working on building design projects.

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