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
Creating (producing) PDF with layers from Revit, using Print to PDF option is, unfortunately, not possible.
The solution, however, is simple. If you have AutoCAD.
Let’s say you have Revit view or sheet that you want to have in PDF with layers so they can be turned on/off appropriately. The procedure to achieve this is simple: Read More
Maybe you noticed that since Revit 2017, every Revit version has the same icon. This could be deceiving to most users if not unpractical and may lead to errors (eg. opening and saving file in newer Revit version).
Also, Autodesk calls them REVT.ico instead of REVIT.ico for reason probably only known to them.
To support my statements how such approach is unpractical, below is an example on how your Windows taskbar looks if you run multiple instances of DIFFERENT Revit versions at the same time Read More
Having multiple instances of doors or windows often carries a problem that some of them are (intentionally or not) flipped (mirrored). Flipping doors and windows is neat option but it can bring big problems. Left doors are not equal to right doors (the same goes with windows) but Revit will treat them as they are the same (if they are of the same type). This Revit Add-in solves this problem by updating parameter value whenever door (or window) instance is changed (flipped or mirrored) from right to left or vice versa. Read More
Practical guidelines for modeling structural elements in Revit include:
Guidelines for vertical structural elements:
- Modeling structural bearing walls
- Modeling structural non-bearing walls
- Modeling other (non-structural) walls (in case they are needed for some reason).
- Modeling structural columns
guidelines for horizontal structural elements: Read More