Are your Revit lineweights looking like those in AutoCAD?? One of the most common complaints from new Revit users is that their drawings don’t look like they did in AutoCAD. An important contributor to this difference is lineweights. It is important to realize that Revit lineweights work differently than we may be used to in […]
Decals is a great way to improve your renderings and save on modeling.
Issues with Text Measurement ? If you are thinking of upgrading a Revit project file to 2017, you may be surprised to find that your text got bigger. Here’s why:
A new feature found in Revit 2017 is the ability to add calculated values inside of a tag annotation.
PDF Export enhancements: More intelligence was added to PDF files to provide automatically linked views and sheets. You simply open the PDF and click on a view tag to jump to that view of sheet.
Revit 2017 improved the railing functionality so you can model the way you want.
InfraWorks has the flexibility to work with numerous files types and software. In this blog, we will import a Revit file into InfraWorks.
Do you need your Revit level heads to show the survey elevation instead of the project relative elevation? Keep reading to learn how. By default the level head in Revit are relative to the project base point instead of the survey base point. To change them, go to the Level’s Type Properties and change the Elevation […]
GET A GRIP on worksharing with Worksharing Monitor for Revit.
Get your work done faster and work more efficiently by using the Revit keyboard shortcuts.
Find out how to synchronize your MEP space naming with the architectural model using the Space Naming Utility.
Since Revit 2013, Bentley’s Microstation V7 and V8 file formats have been supported. Keep reading for more details.
This month, find out how to quickly locate your content from a list with the “search-in-lists” feature.
Did you know that you can apply the wall joins tool to multiple walls at the same time? Read more to find out how.
Are you a big fan of the section box found in the 3D view, but dislike the time it takes to set it up and then pan, zoom and orbit? Keep reading for an awesome trick about selection boxes.
Did you know that you can rotate the project north of a specific plan view with a simple command?
Architects can design buildings in Revit, then export the relevant building content as a 3D model to civil engineering applications such as AutoCAD Civil 3D.
A common drafting practice is to show the roof overhang in the plan views as a dashed (or hidden) lines. In Revit, this requires a small workaround.
Dynamo is a free Revit add-on that uses visual programming. With Dynamo you can parametrically create new geometry and automate repetitive task.
Revit 2014 introduced lookup tables that resides within the family, eliminating the need for external CSV files. Lookup tables are stored as CSV files and are extensively used in sizing pipes and ducts for MEP families.
Have you ever wandered what happens when you change the discipline property in a view?
You revision schedule doesn’t always displays in the proper order? Here’s how to fix it.
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The Autodesk Raytracer (ART) is a new rendering engine found in Revit that provides easy-to-use physically-based rendering.
Interested in using Revit Server but don’t want the hassle associated with acquiring and configuring the IT infrastructure to support it?
Once you have created a drafting view, you can link it to a callout in another view. For example, in a section view, you might want a callout that references a roof detail. You can reference drafting views, sections, elevations and callouts.
Did you know that you can tag 3D views? You can also add keynotes to 3d views. Want to find out more, read further…
A common problem when sending Revit models to someone is forgetting to include the dependent files. In some cases, not including these files can make the model unusable by the recipient. This is where Revit eTransmit can help.
The latest release of Revit came with multiple improvements that affects the way you do documentation, schedule and work with views. In this blog post we’re exploring them all.
Ever wanted to create that amazing door family that behaves and prints exactly that way you want to? Whether it’s creating new families or customizing existing ones, mastering the art of the parametric family is a huge productivity booster without mentioning, it’s a lot of fun too!
Last September Autodesk released its forth update for Revit 2015. This promising update addresses the issues reported by the users as well as some fixes related to the Multi-Category Schedule found in Update Release 3.
Last month Autodesk released a new extension called Autodesk Site Designers. The extension is freely available to all subscription customers. You can get your copy at subscription.autodesk.com The Autodesk® Site Designer Extension for Revit® 2015 software helps architects convey building site planning concepts to engineers. Site Designer runs inside Revit and uses native families, components, and […]
Revit – File Locations , ever wonder where they are? In the Revit Options, there is a section called File Locations, in that section you can configure some settings that can save you some time when you’re working with Revit. We’ll talk about some of these settings here. The first setting is the Project template files. When […]
In this blog post we’re talking about documentation, more specifically: Non-Rectangular Callouts.
If you don’t like how your views are organized in your project browser, you can change that order or even filter out some views you don’t want to see. Simply right-click on the Views or Sheets heading in the Project Browser and select Browser Organization… In the Browser Organization dialog you’ll have 2 tabs, one called Views […]
Have you ever accidently doubled-clicked on a family and found yourself in the family editor? This is called the Double Click to Edit. Keep reading to learn how to customize the double-click action.
One of the popular new features of Revit 2014 is the ability to display alternate units on dimensions. This feature is very handy when trying to please both the imperial and metric crowd. And yes, we all know that we’ve been able to do this in AutoCAD for ages, but being able to do this […]
The Transfer Project Standards is a pretty useful, yet simple tool that allows you to transfer different items from one project to another one. To access it, you need to have at least 2 projects opened. One to transfer the items from and one to transfer the items to. Then you need to make sure […]
Did you recently upgrade to a new version of Revit? Every time you start a new project you’re faced with this message: Project Upgrade, this is a onetime upgrade process only? To fix the issue, keep on reading.
In this post we will discuss the multiple tools that Revit has for Wall Clean-Up and control wall intersections. These tools are very useful and will help to simplify your life! Wall Joins tool: Found under the Modify (tab) > Geometry (panel), the Wall Joins tool will set the join style to be: butt, miter or square off. You can also […]
Have you heard of View Templates for Revit Before? Wondering what these Templates are? Keep reading for more detailed information on these pre-defined views. View templates house information about visibility settings and can be used to increase the efficiency of your drawing process. The View Template dialog box can be found in your view’s properties palette under […]