Chartered Architectural Technologist | MCIAT, MSc. BIM, BSc. Arch. Tech.

Revit – Graphic Display Options

For the Concept Stage of an Architectural project, drawing presentation is a key feature. One of the most powerful tools for controlling graphics within Revit is the Graphic Display Options or “GD” keyboard shortcut.

  1. Choose your preferred Style.
  2. Ensure Smooth lines is turned on.
  3. Shadows – yes and set Ambient Shadows on also.
  4. Sketchy Lines if you like this look turn up extension points to full.
  5. Move the lighting sliders to achieve a nice looking image.

The best part is, you can save this out as a view template and reuse on Elevations, Plans or in your company-wide template.

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