Revit True North & Project North Orientation

Did you know your Revit project contains two Norths? We have the Project North which helps keep the project orthogonal to make working easier and we also have the True North which is how the project is orientated geographically.

Identifying View Orientation

In the View properties we can find a property called orientation. This tells us and allows us to choose if this view is orientated to the Project North or to True North.

Revit Orientation Property

To change the True North

Firstly we need to change the view orientation to True North.

Next we can use the Rotate True North tool found on the Manage Tab -> Position -> Rotate True North.

Rotate True North

Using this we can choose the angle to rotate the project, in this case I have chosen 37 degrees.

Rotated Project

All that’s left is to change my view orientation back to project North so I can continue working on my project.

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