Setting Correct Structural Levels

 This may be a simple post and many of you may already be aware of the following but I am going to post it anyway! When modelling in Revit you will have a tendency to start at Level 0 but will later receive the correct or revised levels and need to change the levels. There is a simple way of achieving this rather than trying to move the entire structure, you can simply change the elevation base to shared.

In the above image you can see that the base level is set to 0.00m. To change this to the new required level, click the Manage ribbon and choose Coordinates – Specify Coordinates at Point. Click the Level you want to specify and then you can enter the correct level.

Nothing will change until you change the type properties of the Level and any Spot Levels you have on the model. Select a level and then choose type properties. You will need to change the Elevation Base from Project to Shared. This will then update all the levels within your project. You will need to also do this for your spot levels.

Hope this helps,



About lawrenceh

I am employed by Excitech, one of the largest Autodesk resellers in the UK, to provide training and other services such as implementation and project support to our clients. The main products I get involved with are Autodesk Revit Structure, Dynamo & Autodesk Inventor. My personal interests include aviation, engineering and walking.
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One Response to Setting Correct Structural Levels

  1. wael salman says:

    I am a beginner in revit structure an d I face a problem which is when I draw a structural element e.g. a column, foundation wall I notice that the created element grows down instead of growing up, actually I can sometimes modifiy this but with a big project with many elements it will be time consuming procedure. So what can I do to make them grow up by default.
    please I you have an answer send to my email

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