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Jonathan Hand

The strange language of Revit explained!

The strange language of Revit explained!
Having used Revit for several years now, I sometimes forget that the language used within Revit is quite obscure and a bit geeky. For those new to Revit I have created a quick blog explaining 11 key terms. Annotation CropAn annotation crop region fully crops annotation elements when it touches any portion of the annotation element, so that no partial annotations are drawn. The annotation crop can ...
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Simon Locke

Re-use and Recycle with Revit Transfer Project Standards

Re-use and Recycle with Revit Transfer Project Standards
Like with most other things, the less repetitive work you have to do in Revit, the better things seem. Whilst working on a project you will undoubtedly create or amend system families, set up view templates and other items which reside in your project, family or template file. Revit has a useful built in feature called ‘Transfer Project Standards’ which allows you to transfer settings, system fami...
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Alan Johnson

Creating a Bay Window in Revit Architecture

Creating a Bay Window in Revit Architecture
Whilst training an essentials Autodesk Revit course I had someone ask how to place a bay window, so we downloaded a bay window family and placed it in a wall. The problem was the bay window family wasn’t anything like what they wanted, because it was an essentials training course I didn’t want to overload them with too much info on family creation so needed an easier way to create a bay window tha...
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Justin Taylor

Revit Tip - Drawing a wall to Brick / Block Course length and height

Revit Tip - Drawing a wall to Brick / Block Course length and height
When you are asked the same Revit question by two different clients in the same week then it’s time to write a blog. The question is: “Can you draw a wall to brick / block course length and height?” There are actually a few ways to achieve this and here are my two easiest options for you: Option 1: Using a Workplane Firstly, from the Architecture tab on the Ribbon, go to the Workplane sectio...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

Revit tip - Make your Revit Callouts look the way you want

Revit tip - Make your Revit Callouts look the way you want
During training sessions, I have the privilege of working with talented design professionals who know what they want when it comes to design presentation. Consequently they will ask challenging questions to achieve their goals, and the answer to this one, ‘How do I customise the look of the Callout frame?’, is worth sharing. The immediate question is how to make the corners square? We have an answ...
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Justin Taylor

Revit Tip - Unlock the power of Revit Key Schedules

Revit Tip - Unlock the power of Revit Key Schedules
When times are busy and your workload is hectic, it’s easy to forget about certain tools and workflows which are not often used. This happened to me the other day when a client asked if something could be done in Revit. I had to stop and think for a moment before confidently saying “Yep, of course it can be done.... this is Revit after all!” The issue my client had was that a certain item being sc...
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Alan Johnson

Revit tip - Use cloud-based Structural Analysis for Revit on an analytical model

Revit tip - Use cloud-based Structural Analysis for Revit on an analytical model
Structural Analysis for Revit enables users to quickly and inexpensively perform cloud-based structural analyses directly. Results are displayed, and can be explored on the Autodesk 360 Structural Analysis website. To use the Analyse in the cloud feature, firstly the Structural Analysis Toolkit add-in must be installed; you will need to login with your Autodesk ID within the current Revi...
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Simon Locke

Revit Tip - Creating quick 3D sections & floorplans

Revit Tip - Creating quick 3D sections & floorplans
Like many other functions in Revit, there is more than one way to create sectioned 3D views. The way we will look at here uses the view extents from existing 2D views such as sections and plan views to set what is visible in the 3D section, which is a far more controlled way of setting the views up than just activating the section box and moving the shape handles. Just follow the instructions...
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Jonathan Hand

Structural Analysis Toolkit for Revit 2018

Structural Analysis Toolkit for Revit 2018
In line with the release of Revit 2018, comes the Structural Analysis Toolkit as one of the best add-ons for Revit. It provides a suite of tools that supports the Building Information Modelling (BIM) process and allows structural engineers and technicians to analyse and check your structure from within the Revit environment. Using this toolkit structural designers and engineers can optimize their...
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Josie

Have your Say on our Next Revit PowerPack Features

Have your Say on our Next Revit PowerPack Features
Here at Graitec, we’re always looking for ways to improve your experience and maximise efficiencies, giving you the tools you need to deliver excellent projects every time. We are soon to start developing a new release for our Revit PowerPack and we would like to know what features and functionalities you’d like to see as part of it. Graitec’s Revit PowerPack - voted in top 5 Revit content in 201...
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