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Alan Johnson

How To Use The Revit Linework Tool

How To Use The Revit Linework Tool
There are several tools available in Revit to manipulate, modify, and manage the way elements display in the drawing area. The Linework tool is one useful tool that does not create new model or detail lines in the view. Instead, it overrides the current line style of the selected line and applies a different line style. You can use the Linework tool to change the line style of projection edges for...
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Revit Tip - Placing an Angled Dimension

Revit Tip - Placing an Angled Dimension
Whilst using Revit, have you ever tried to place a dimension on an angled wall which is part of a larger wall system, but found that you couldn't configure the dimension to run parallel to the angled wall?   One option for correcting this would be to remove one of the walls adjacent to the angled wall, then select the angled wall, and a temporary dimension that is aligned with the angled wal...
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Revit Switch Join Order - A Quick Guide

Revit Switch Join Order - A Quick Guide
Are you aware there are several tools available in Autodesk Revit for manipulating, modifying and managing the way elements are displayed in the drawing area? Switch Join Order reverses the way in which elements join together, and I will quickly show you how to use this handy feature. Open a view that displays the elements to be joined. Click Modify tab > Geometry panel > Join drop-down...
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Revit Cut Profile - A Quick Tip

Revit Cut Profile - A Quick Tip
When we are creating details in Autodesk Revit we can use sections created from our 3D model; however, what we get is not always what we want. Here is a quick tip for editing the shape of elements that are cut in the view, which is a tool that works in plan, RCP and section views. For example, if we have a wall and a floor we may want the structural element of the wall to extend through the floor ...
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Adding A Material To Revit Imported 3D Geometry

Adding A Material To Revit Imported 3D Geometry
If you have created an Autodesk Revit family by importing a 3Ddwg or SAT file for example, it will help to follow this handy tip for assigning a material (and colour). The imported 3D geometry will have a default material and colour. If you select your 3D imported geometry you can use query to find the default layer. On the Manage Tab > Settings Panel > Object Styles > Imported Obje...
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Creating Revit Families From Imported 3D Geometry

Creating Revit Families From Imported 3D Geometry
One of the big advantages of using Autodesk Revit family creation is that you can import 3D geometry from supported file formats and applications. This functionality leverages sophisticated technology in order to provide more consistent and higher quality 3D imports than other technologies. When imported into projects and families, these 3D shapes adopt some of the behaviour of the assigned Revit ...
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Revit Tip - How To Add To/From Room To A Door Schedule

Revit Tip - How To Add To/From Room To A Door Schedule
Have you ever created a building layout in Autodesk Revit and needed your door schedule to show either ‘to room’ or ‘from room’? When you start adding the required fields to the schedule you won't be able to find the ‘to room’ or ‘from room’ fields. However, these field options are available if you know where to look. Let’s say you have already placed the rooms and created your door sche...
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A Quick Tip For Revit Floor Finishes

A Quick Tip For Revit Floor Finishes
You can apply Revit floor finishes in a variety of ways. Most methods are based on the thickness of the finish material. For example, a thin finish such as a carpet might be applied with the split face and paint tool, whereas a thicker finish such as mortar-set stone tile might be a separate floor. As with most things Revit, either method can be used for either finish type, with neither way b...
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An Overview Of The Autodesk Revit Interface For 2018

An Overview Of The Autodesk Revit Interface For 2018
Regular Autodesk Revit users will no doubt remember where particular tools/commands are in tabs, and which window contains what info etc. However, new or inexperienced Revit users often struggle to find or remember the different names of commands, where the options bar is, or even where was that tick box that controlled how something looked is. Therefore, it should be helpful to go through a gener...
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A Guide To The Navisworks Interface For 2018

A Guide To The Navisworks Interface For 2018
Regular Navisworks users will no doubt remember which tools/commands are on which tab and which window contains what info etc. But new or inexperienced users of Navisworks often struggle to find or remember the names of commands and where they were, or where was that setting which controlled how something looked. So then, let’s take a general overview of the Navisworks Interface for 2018. To start...
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