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The Workplane Viewer, new to the project environment in Revit 2012, can be a very helpful tool. Here are some things you might not know about it:
- To turn it on: In the Work Plane panel of the Home tab, click the Viewer button.
- The Workplane Viewer is 3D, and its Home position is always oriented perpendicular to the current workplane of the active view.
- All elements hosted on the current workplane are selectable and editable—unhosted elements are shown grayed-out and are unselectable in the Viewer.
- The Viewer doesn’t tile with other views, and therefore can be used as a second window into your model. Some users find it helpful to drag it onto a second monitor.
- The Workplane Viewer can be a quick way to isolate a specific floor plan, as it creates a Section Box in relation to the current workplane. For example, if you are in a Level 1 Floor Plan view and you enable the Workplane Viewer, you can orbit the Workplane Viewer ( with the View Cube, by using Shift-MiddleMouseButton, or a 3Dconnexion device ) and see your model cut specifically to your Level 1 geometry.