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How to Refresh your Revit cove.tool views?
How to Refresh your Revit cove.tool views?

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Christopher Riddell avatar
Written by Christopher Riddell
Updated over a week ago

The Revit plugin v3.0.0 and upwards allows for cove.tool generated 3D views to be refreshed through a click of a button! First, make sure to download the latest Revit plugin to unlock this feature!

In the Revit Ribbon under the "Views Tab" locate the Refresh button to reapply the cove.tool filters on already generated "3D - cove.tool views". This allows you to continue making edits to your Revit Model and refresh the cove.tool 3D views to reassign newly added or edited elements into the respective cove.tool views.


  1. Open covetool 3D Views that need to be Refreshed:
    After edits have been made to the model, open all the "3D - cove.tool views"

  2. Select the Refresh Button:
    From the Plugin, under the "Views" tab, select the "Refresh Active View".

    NOTE: The refresh button will reapply the cove.tool filters on the open active view, any elements manually revealed in this 3D view that does not apply to the view will be hidden. Review this detailed guide for Ideal properties assigned to each 3D view.
    Example: If you manually unhide floor slabs in the cove.tool Roof view, the refresh button will hide that floor slab since the Roof views isolates only "Roof" family elements.

  3. Review Changes:
    As mentioned any manual changes to the view that include manually unhiding elements using the "Reveal Hidden Element" features will be lost if the elements do not satisfy the view conditions. To process click yes, select cancel if you would not like to Refresh the view.

    Review changes

  4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for all other cove.tool views that require refreshing.


Things to note when using this feature:

  1. Non-cove.tool views cannot be Refreshed.

  2. The cove.tool combined view when Refreshed will match geometry from all other cove.tool views.

  3. cove.tool views that are renamed cannot be refreshed.

Happy Modeling!

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