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Justin Taylor

How to Use Plan Regions in Autodesk Revit

How to Use Plan Regions in Autodesk Revit
Ever needed to show a floor plan where you have floors which step up or down? Atriums which have objects suspended from the ceiling (or any object out of the normal cut plane range), or where windows have their cill height set higher than the overall view cut plane – say a clerestory window for example? This can easily be achieved using Plan Regions (defining multiple cut planes within a plan view...
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Pat Mullins

Discover the Anatomy of a Revit Family

Discover the Anatomy of a Revit Family
Autodesk Revit is a very powerful application and to get to fully understand the range of functionality available sometimes it is simply a case of getting your hands dirty so to speak, diving in and exploring what you can and cannot do. Fortunately Autodesk provide a number of sample families when Revit is installed. The purpose of these files is to demonstrate potential, inspire and educate. One ...
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Alan Johnson

How to Edit Curtain Walls in Revit

How to Edit Curtain Walls in Revit
Sometimes when we use tools in Revit the result is not entirely what we want, but many tools in Revit allow us to edit typical elements and get different end results. In this tutorial we discuss editing curtain walls in Revit using a typical Storefront as an example as this is a popular use of the tool; but the lesson learnt can be applied to other curtain wall requirements too. If we place a stor...
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Pat Mullins

The Beginners Guide to View Range in Autodesk Revit (Part 2)

The Beginners Guide to View Range in Autodesk Revit (Part 2)
In 'The Beginners Guide to View Range in Autodesk Revit (Part 1)' we looked at the basic concepts of ‘View Range’. Here, in 'The Beginners Guide to View Range in Autodesk Revit (Part 2)' we will investigate things a little further and look at the relationship between the View Range ‘Cut Plane’ and Line Weight and then move on to discuss View Range Rules and their exceptions. In certain circumstanc...
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Alan Johnson

How to Use Filters in View Templates in a Revit Structure Model

How to Use Filters in View Templates in a Revit Structure Model
When we use Autodesk Revit for the design of the structural fabric of a building there are many useful tools built in to Revit to help us, one of those that I am going to focus on in this mini tutorial is using Filters within a view template, the advantages and some typical examples of how they can be used. The use of filters allows us to quickly identify and FILTER out items within our model. For...
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Pat Mullins

The Beginners Guide to View Range in Autodesk Revit (Part 1)

The Beginners Guide to View Range in Autodesk Revit (Part 1)
This tutorial is going to discuss the concept of Revit’s View Range feature, I’ll take you through the concepts and options to control what and how elements of a view are displayed. Firstly, let’s begin with the basic concept. When we create a floor plan with a 2D draughting package (AutoCAD of course) we think in terms of looking down at our building from the top, but quite likely, without even a...
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Dave Talbot

Graitec PowerPack For Revit Voted in Top 5 Revit Content in 2016

revit powerpackWith BIM adoption in full swing in the UK and America and emerging mandates across Europe gearing towards Building Information Modelling, we are pleased to announce that our Graitec Advance PowerPack for Revit review on the Engineering.com website has been voted at 4th place in the top 10 Revit content 2016 by Revit News. As an established international software developer of a variety of BIM tools...
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Simon Dickinson

How to Create Type Catalogues to Control Families Instances

How to Create Type Catalogues to Control Families Instances
Creating Type Catalogues to Control number of Families Instances What most people do not realise is that in Revit when you load a family that contains multiple types, Revit will basically duplicate the family to create each type. Therefore, if you load a family that is 500kb into a project that has 6 type variations, it will in fact take up 3mb of space in the project; even if not all the variants...
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James Parsons-Moore

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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Pat Mullins

Autodesk Revit’s Element Visibility Hierarchy

Autodesk Revit’s Element Visibility Hierarchy
Anyone who’s used Revit for a while knows that controlling Visibility-Colour can be challenging. There seem to be numerous methods available, which can lead to confusion. Knowing which method takes priority is the key to making some sense of it all. This blog will attempt to clarify the position. The most important fact to consider is that Revit uses a hierarchy when controlling visibility. The im...
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