Often times, you may not be able to fully comprehend a model in just a single view. You can view the model sectionally by creating a section cut on the floor plan, or in 3D by going to View> 3D View. Use View>Switch Windows to swap between views and use View>Close Hidden to close all the views when you’re done. Note: Any section cuts made will create a “view” under the Project Browser. Keep the Project Browser clean by deleting these views afterwards if you do not intend to use them in the future.
When you create a section view, you can right click the section line and click Go To View to directly open up the corresponding section view.
Adjusting the depth of view for the section using the drag-bar can control what is being cropped out of the section.
Adjusting the drag-bar on the left and right will adjust what is being cropped in the section view.
Creating sections (and 3D Views) will create these views under the Project Browser. If you’re only doing this to view parts of the model and navigate around, please delete these sections or 3D views afterwards to avoid clutter. If you are going to utilize this view in the future, do not delete it.
Take advantage of the viewcube
The ViewCube is a great way of viewing your models in any plan, elevation, section, or 3D view in the project without switching to different views on Revit’s project browser. The advantage to these views over the typical floor plan, elevation, and section views is that it enables the users to quickly see the model in different views without creating new sections, floor plans, or elevations that may clutter your project browser. To view particular sections of the model, enable the section box within the properties window and adjust the box to section the model in the desired location. Utilize the viewcube in combination with this section box to see sections of the model quickly.
You can also orient the view to a direction that corresponds to the project coordinates, e.g., where “North” corresponds to true north. The selected objects in one view will remain selected in other views, helping you locate these objects in the different views.
To orient a 3D view in another view, right click the ViewCube and select Orient to View and then select the view type and name.
To orient a 3D view in a specific direction, right click the ViewCube and select Orient to a Direction, and then select a direction.