Most of the time we do not want our temporary dimensions to snap to Wall or Opening centerlines, like this: Read More
Don’t you hate “Can’t rotate element into this position.” error message in Revit?
Let’s say you need to rotate element into a position in which Revit will not let you. There is a simple solution, but it includes creating additional family.
For our example we will take a book family with “Always vertical” parameter turned on. It does not matter, we do not need to switch it off. Read More
Far Clipping options in Revit
Far clipping is parameter that we control when creating section, elevation or callout.
The far clip plane is defined with the Far Clip Offset parameter. Read More
If the project is set up as Revit worshared model then sometimes a user can forget to relinquish his/her worksets and leave the office. Such situations often cause unnecessary frustration. However, there is a simple way to relinquish worksets, even if the user is not available. Read More
Main purpose of the tool is to shape topography instance with help of model lines. Tool adds additional topography points along selected model lines. Line division can be per number of points or per distance between points. If there are more than one topography instance, tool will prompt to select only one. Read More
Setting Revit project units may sound trivial, but there are couple of hidden gems that everyone should know about.
To run project units dialog, on Revit ribbon go to Manage > Project Units, or use keyboard shortcut UN (as United Nations) like everyone do. Read More
Issues with Revit family library management
If you are BIM Manager or Revit user, you probably ran into a problem finding (your own) content for the project. I am not talking about finding the content on the internet, that is a whole another topic, but finding something specific that you, or one of your colleagues created, you know it exists in your organization but don’t know where it is anymore, or how it was called. Read More
Linking Revit files is an essential method to collaborate on BIM project, primary, but not exclusive, for interdisciplinary collaboration.
When multiple phases are present in project model (more than one phase), phase mapping occurs. Read More
Project Base Point (PBP) and Survey Point (SP) are one (two) of the most misunderstood features in Revit. Although the concept is very complicated, it can be explained in simple words (with help of few images, of course) so everyone can easily understand it. Read More
As you already know, there are three kinds of families in Revit: system families, model-in-place families and external (loadable) families (also know as .RFA files).
Some Revit categories are exclusively system categories (families of those categories can be created only in project environment), for example: Walls, Stairs, Floors and similar categories. There are, however, hybrids (can both have system and external families in the same category), for example Structural Foundation categories but they are topic for some other time. Read More