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GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit - Move XY, Window Sill, Stair Line and Arrange

GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit - Move XY, Window Sill, Stair Line and Arrange
This is the last Graitec Advance PowerPack for Revit blog post in the series. In this blog I will go over the 'Move XY', 'Window Sill', 'Stair Line' and 'Arrange' tools. If you've missed any previous posts then take a look at our BIM & Architectural blog page today. Move XY If you need to move a family in both the X and Y direction at the same time, you can't do this with the general move comm...
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GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit - Family Manager

GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit - Family Manager
Family Manager The family manager tool on our Advance Power Pack gives you the user an easier way to find your Revit families on your local computer or company server. 1. You can browse to as many locations as you need on both your local and network and they are all listed in the tree down the left hand side of the family manager window. 2. If further families have been added to those locations or...
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GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit - 3D View

GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit - 3D View
3D View – Level Displacement Revit has a good tool called Displacement Element which allows a user to displace selected elements in a 3D or perspective model, when one or more model elements are selected. Displacement views are a good way to illustrate the model and the relationship between model elements, and help see how the pieces fit together. We have enhanced that tool a little bit further wi...
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GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit - 3D CAD Visibility

GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit - 3D CAD Visibility
3D CAD Visibility If you link in a 3D AutoCAD drawing into Revit you cannot do very much with it apart from just place it into your model. It doesn't have any parameters value either. Using the 3D CAD Visibility tool your able to convert any 3D AutoCAD drawing into a Generic Revit family (RFA). Once the 3D drawing has been converted into a Revit family it has the standard family parameters, which...
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GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit - View Sheet Generator

GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit - View Sheet Generator
View Sheet Generator If you use Assemblies in Revit then this tool is for you. Using the View Sheet Generator allows you to select an assembly and create all the views and put them direct onto a sheet. The View Sheet Generator command automatically creates a set of views for a selected assembly. Multiple selections of several assemblies are also allowed. Select the assembly for which you need to g...
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GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit - Structure Tag

GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit - Structure Tag
Structure Tag If you tag a floor/slab in Revit the default tag will read the Type Name, but if you need to note each layer within the floor/slab makeup you can't. Using the Structure Tag tool from GRAITEC PowerPack tab > Annotations > Structure Tag > Add Annotation, then select the floor/slab you need to tag. A tag will be added for each layer of the floor/slab. The tool also gives you t...
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GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit - Split Pipes

GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit - Split Pipes
Split Pipes If you use the standard ductwork or pipe in Revit it will draw the lengths of ductwork and pipe as one continues run. The fabrication parts were added in Revit 2016 so the users can create a more accurate model, but if you don't use the fabrication parts it can be difficult and a slow process to split ductwork and pipework. The Split Pipes tool helps users divide square or round ducts ...
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GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit - Legends

GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit - Legends
Legends The Legend commands enable the user to automatically create legends and update them whenever it is necessary. As a first step in using the Legends commands, you must prepare the "graphical" part of the legend. It is easier if you already have a template which can be duplicated using "Duplicate view with details". Using the create/modify legend unit command you can define a set of elements...
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GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit - Geometry Parameters

GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit - Geometry Parameters
Geometry Parameters – Column Height Find the columns overall height by using the Column Height command, which generates a parameter (G.Column Height) for the overall height of the column. The parameter can be found on the instance properties of any column in the project. Geometry Parameters – Beam Elevation Need to quickly find out what a beams top and bottom level is? Then the Beam Elevation com...
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GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit - Export Sheets to DWG

GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit - Export Sheets to DWG
Export Sheets to DWG You can already export your drawing sheets from Revit to DWG format, but the Export sheets to DWG enhances that a little further. By selecting the Export sheets to DWG you will have the options to configure the name of the DWF file with variables for project name (proj) and system data (yyy-mm-dd). Which sheets you want to export and which file type version of DWG back to 200...
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