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Pat Mullins

Revit's Magic Spacebar does so much more than flip and rotate doors

Revit's Magic Spacebar does so much more than flip and rotate doors
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Many people know that it’s possible to flip and rotate Doors with the Spacebar while using Autodesk Revit , a principle that works with most standalone elements (Columns, Area Reinforcement, Electrical and Mechanical Equipment, Furniture etc).But you...
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Alan Johnson

A quick tip on how to use Revit File User Tracking History

A quick tip on how to use Revit File User Tracking History
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If you want to see a history of who has been actively working on an Autodesk Revit file, you can find that information in the project history. For any project, if you open the file or a local file, go to Collaborate tab> Manage Models panel> Sh...
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Alan Johnson

How to run a Revit Interference Check

How to run a Revit Interference Check
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Did you know that you can run an Autodesk Revit Interference Check as a basic clash check? The Interference Check tool can find intersections amongst a set of selected elements or from all elements in the model. If desired, you can select the require...
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Alan Johnson

How to use a Parameter to control Drawing Status on a Revit Drawing Sheet

How to use a Parameter to control Drawing Status on a Revit Drawing Sheet
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When creating an Autodesk Revit drawing sheet we have an option to use the Project Information (Manage Tab) to fill in predefined parameters which then automatically fill in the text in the title box on all the sheets we create. One of these paramete...
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Alan Johnson

A handy tip for Autodesk Revit Custom Roof Editing

A handy tip for Autodesk Revit Custom Roof Editing
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Sometimes when using Autodesk Revit  we will come across some detail or element we want to model, but can’t figure out how to get Revit to actually do it. Recently a customer contacted me with such an issue. They had created a roof which had an ...
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Justin Taylor

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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Alan Johnson

How to add 'Checked by' to your Revit Revision Schedule

How to add 'Checked by' to your Revit Revision Schedule
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Here’s a quick tip for adding a Checked By field to an Autodesk Revit Revision Schedule, which can be applied in Revit Architecture or Revit Structure. We start with a very basic revision schedule with Rev, Description and Date: We are going to add a...
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Justin Taylor

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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Justin Taylor

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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Justin Taylor

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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