Revit Display Issues

February 22, 2022 Paul Sills


Isometric views of Revit project do not have crisp clean lines or are not displaying properly.


  1. Incorrect view template settings.
  2. Having the Projection Mode set to Perspective instead of Orthographic.        

  1. Having Sketchy lines enabled from the Status Bar>Visual Style>Graphic Display Options settings.
  2. The Eye Elevation and Target Elevation being drastically different.

5. If the model is more than 20 miles away from the 0,0 origin of Revit


  1. Review the View Template settings and make adjustments to reflect the graphical representation that is desired.
  2. Try changing the projection mode to Orthographic.
  3. Disabling sketchy lines, unless that is the desired look you want then try adjusting the Jitter and Extension.
  4. Setting the Eye and Target closer to the same elevation.
  5. Or move the model closer to the origin.

More information:

How to create an Orthographic 3D View: Orthographic View

How to create a Perspective 3D View: Perspective View

Information on 3D Views: Revit 3D Views

About the Author

Paul Sills

Sr. Support Specialist<br><br>Paul is responsible for client technical support as well as the set-up and configuring of plotters; support and service calls; and the installation, demonstration, and education of clients in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD MEP, AutoCAD P&ID, Advance Steel, Navisworks, Raster Design, Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, Revit Structure and 3D Studio MAX. He draws upon his years of experience as a technical engineer to assist customers in the creation and implementation of standards, the set-up of plotter and pen styles and the creation of custom blocks.

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