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The Revit Family Tree

The Revit Family Tree
When teaching Revit Family Creation to customers, one of the 1st things I do is talk to them about the differences in families. (eg system families and loadable families etc.) Sometimes I see them struggling trying to visualise all the different categories and types! So, I started to draw up a chart to try and show the categorisation of families... and quickly noticed that it resembled an act...
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How to create a “Clay Render” effect in Revit.

How to create a “Clay Render” effect in Revit.
I was sat with a customer last week and they asked: How can we make a Clay Render in Revit? Now, to be honest I’m more technically minded (Being an Architectural Technologist by trade) I wasn’t too sure what they meant. So I quickly researched and figured out what it was. After some though and a play round with Revit, I came up with the following technique... It may not be perfect, you have t...
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Sharing Schedules Between Projects in Autodesk Revit

Sharing Schedules Between Projects in Autodesk Revit
I thought I would follow up my last post, ‘Revit Stairs – Building Regulations 42° Check’ with this one. At the end I mentioned that you could insert a schedule from one project into another! It’s very simple to do but many people don’t realise you can do this. Here’s how: I’ve created a new project simply based from the construction template that comes straight out of the box with the Revit UK Te...
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Revit Stairs – Building Regulations 42° Check!

Revit Stairs – Building Regulations 42° Check!
Part K of the Building regulations states that “The maximum pitch for a private stair is 42°”. Revit stairs have several checking tools to help make your stairs comply to whatever standards you’re designing to. But there isn’t anywhere that can quickly show you the pitch/slope of the stairs. Here I will show you how to create a schedule to show you how to do this! To start with we have to go bac...
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How to Import AutoCAD Hatch Patterns in to Revit

How to Import AutoCAD Hatch Patterns in to Revit
OK... So 2 common conversations I have with my customers. 1. James... I don’t like the Revit Hatch Patterns. They’re too basic for my needs.2. James... I’m really struggling to get my AutoCAD Hatch Patterns into Revit. Both of these of course, are followed by “Please Help”?!?Of course I’ll help! So here we go. Most of you will have probably seen this in Revit and maybe even tried to use it... A li...
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Drawing Naming in Revit in Accordance to BS1192:2007

Drawing Naming in Revit in Accordance to BS1192:2007
As most of you already know correct naming of files is not only beneficial to the standardisation and coordination of a project; it also means that uploading to your chosen project CDE (Common Data Environment) will be a much easier task, allowing for the easier flow of information through the archiving mechanisms within the CDE. I won’t go in to all of the naming conventions right now as I’m sure...
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