Justin Taylor

What to do if you forget your Tape Measure

What to do if you forget your Tape Measure
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Sometimes it’s good to blog about useful stuff which isn’t all about design software and standards. Stuff which can really help someone out in their day-to-day life and get them out of a frustrating situation, but which is still relevant to the indus...
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A handy tip for Section Shapes in Revit Structural Framing and Columns

A handy tip for Section Shapes in Revit Structural Framing and Columns
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Here’s an interesting and useful tip for your Autodesk Revit  Structural Framing and Columns. When you read it, the first thing you will ask is ‘why isn’t this setup like this by default?’ well… I’m guessing because the feature I will be using o...
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An overview of the Autodesk ReCap Point Cloud Colour Settings

An overview of the Autodesk ReCap Point Cloud Colour Settings
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If you are already working with, or looking at the benefits of offered by using point clouds, then Autodesk ReCap is a great tool. It comes as part of the AEC Collection and to begin a series of blogs offering tips and tricks for this product, I will...
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Modifying your Revit Walls to extend layers

Modifying your Revit Walls to extend layers
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On the topic of Autodesk Revit  Walls, I frequently get asked whether there is a way to have a portion (one or more layers) in a compound wall extend beyond the bottom or top of the wall. In fact, this is very straightforward to do, and I s...
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A Vision of BIM

A Vision of BIM
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After all these years, it still amazes me to hear people discussing, arguing and trying to define what BIM is and who it’s aimed at. BIM is certainly not a new thing. So, let us begin with dispelling a few common myths. The conceptual underpinnings o...
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Revit - But I Want White Text On My Title Sheet!

Revit - But I Want White Text On My Title Sheet!
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Sometimes you just have to accept a work-around, recolouring your text white in Revit is just a great example of one of those times. You see black = black and white = black and that’s just the way it has always been. So, what if you want text to be w...
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Revit Sheet Composition

Revit Sheet Composition
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Printed output in Revit is What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG), with a few exceptions: The background colour for the print job is always white. By default, reference planes, work planes, crop boundaries, unreferenced view tags, and scope boxes do ...
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Bridge Design in Revit….no Really!

Bridge Design in Revit….no Really!
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It always amazes me when lady coincidence collides in front of me. On the same day I had a client ask me about bridge design in Revit, I was later chatting to one of my colleagues about a non-related topic over lunch, when he mentioned he needed to g...
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Revit And Complex Linetypes

Revit And Complex Linetypes
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Sometimes you just have to accept a work-around every now and then and that’s the case when it comes to complex linetype in Revit. It’s a question I always get asked by users migrating from AutoCAD , where both text and symbols can be incorporated in...
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Revit Selection Options

Revit Selection Options
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There are several ways to select multiple objects in Revit – See how many you know from the list below: 1. Click on the first object and then Ctrl+click on additional elements to add to the current selection. 2. Shift+click to remove an element. 3. D...
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