Revit Architecture: Basics – Grids

In this exercise I will explain the basics of creating Grid lines in Revit.

Creating grid layouts is very easy in Revit and the below instructions sum up most of what is involved.

Where to find Grids

The Grids button can be found in the “Architecture” tab, in the section called “Datum”:

How to Place Levels

  1. Select Grid from the ribbon bar
  2. click the start point of the grid line
  3. click the end point of the grid line.

This will place the grid line between the two points you clicked.

Grid tags

A tag will automatically be placed at the end of the grid line, however if you select the grid line you get a tick box at either end of the grid line. This allows you to turn on and off the tag at either end.


  • Grid lines are 3-Dimensional and have a height so can exist on multiple levels
  • When placing multiple grid lines Revit will follow your naming convention (1,2,3 A,B,C etc.)
  • You can hide grid lines when you don’t need to use them, more on that later.


Grids are extremely useful for plotting out your drawings and can have many uses. After creating your levels in a new project adding grid lines is a common second step.



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