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How to start a one storey project?

There is no problem with deleting Levels 1 & 2 if you are doing a single storey project. The views deleted will all be related to the levels that you’re not interested in anyway. Don’t forget to move the top plate level down to the correct height for your single storey building.

Is ARChetype a Template (rte) or Project (rvt) file?

The ARChetype is a template in the broader sense of the word – not a Revit ‘template’ per se. Easy to see where the confusion would be. The ARChetype is a Revit Project file and you should open and save it as such. We do supply the ARChetype as a Revit Template file (rte), for those users who want to start a new project using Revit’s template file opening system.

How to add extra levels within the ARChetype?

The ARChetype is setup for 3 storey max buildings but adding levels is not a problem. In a section or elevation, select the Level tool (Architecture tab -> Datum panel). Ensure the Make Plan View box is ticked. This will cause Revit to create a floor plan and an RCP for your new level. Draw in your new level between Level 2 and roof top plate in your project. Adjust your levels to the appropriate heights. Always leave the roof top plate as the upper most level as the roof plan views are associated with this level. Every time you add a level, it means a plan view is created. We suggest you apply the relevant ViewTemplate to it as well. Then as an idea, repeat this methodology and duplicate that view and name it “working” so you have both a sheet version and working version.

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