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Simon Locke

Revit 2018.2 New Feature – Filtering by Fabrication Service Type

Revit 2018.2 New Feature – Filtering by Fabrication Service Type
New and hot off the press is another new feature from the Autodesk Revit 2018.2 update. This feature gives you more control over the visibility and the look of your fabrication content. Revit view filters have now become even better with the additional option of using Fabrication Services type. This allows you to now add the colours back to the design once it has been converted from design in...
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Simon Locke

Revit 2018.2 new feature – resizing Fabrication runs

Revit 2018.2 new feature – resizing Fabrication runs
If you have installed the latest Autodesk Revit 2018.2 update you will hopefully find this time saving addition to the Fabrication toolset very useful. Using ‘Change Size’ you can now re-size an entire selected run of fabrication ductwork, pipework or containment in one go. The first step is to select the required fabrication run in the normal method, then in the ribbon you will see the new ‘Chang...
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Alan Johnson

How to use Thickening with the Revit Structure Slab Edge tool

How to use Thickening with the Revit Structure Slab Edge tool
The Revit Structure Slab Edge tool allows us to create thickened portions of slabs which are typically located at the boundaries of floors. A slab edge type is composed of a profile family and a material assignment. It is important that the material assignment of the slab edge matches that of the floor to which the slab edge is applied, as this ensures proper joining of geometry. Once a foundation...
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Alan Johnson

Repositioning a Door in a Stacked Wall in Revit

Repositioning a Door in a Stacked Wall in Revit
Walls in buildings, especially external walls, are often composed of multiple wall types and materials, with different widths stacked on top of each other. These are known as stacked walls in Revit. For example,if we place a door into a stacked wall, with different width block and brick stacks, the door will position itself as in the image below, using the thicker blockwork stack as the primary ho...
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Jonathan Hand

Installing the Precast Add-on for Revit 2018

Installing the Precast Add-on for Revit 2018
The new structural precast extension for Revit 2018 now gives users the ability to model and detail precast elements within their Revit projects. In the below video guide, I show how to download and install the Add-on to your Revit Software. This new add-on offers a range of tools for modelling and detailing precast elements. Driven by a range of predefined parameters, users can automatically ...
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Jonathan Hand

Add a gradient background to a 3D view in Revit

Add a gradient background to a 3D view in Revit
Did you know that in Revit, you can add a background gradient color to a 3D view?. The gradient will be a blend between the horizon color and the sky or ground color. This can be configured by following the below simple steps:1. Open the 3D view from the Project Browser.2. Click the View tab > Graphics panel- (Graphic Display Options). This can also be accessed by the Keyboard shortcut (GD) 3...
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Justin Taylor

Resolving an issue with Revit Window Reveals

Resolving an issue with Revit Window Reveals
Us technical consultants just love being put on the spot and that’s exactly what happened to me this week whilst onsite (Thanks – you know who you are!) The issue: in Revit, the standard windows all have a single size opening; Interior and Exterior structural openings are the same. My client works with a certain hotel chain whose windows have a smaller external reveal so that the outer brick crea...
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Justin Taylor

A handy but not widely known tip for Revit Selection Box (BX)

A handy but not widely known tip for Revit Selection Box (BX)
It’s funny when sometimes you just assume that everyone knows about a certain feature or tool, only to have them say ‘How did you just do that? Do it again.' Let’s see how many Revit users out there don’t know about this one, which is a much easier way of accessing Selection Box than going to a 3D view, checking the Selection Box is on in the view properties, and then trying to drag the ...
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Justin Taylor

Take your Rendering even further with Enscape for Revit v 2.0

Take your Rendering even further with Enscape for Revit v 2.0
You have to laugh – just as I posted my blog all about real-time rendering with Enscape for Revit, the Enscape team release their latest version, and it’s packed with so many new and enhanced features that I had to write a second blog straight away! If you haven't already, download and install a trial of Enscape. So, what’s new and improved? Firstly, there’s the lighting. The reflections and indir...
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Justin Taylor

Enhance your Rendering with Enscape for Revit

Enhance your Rendering with Enscape for Revit
Enscape has to be one of the coolest add-ins for Revit, as it makes real time rendering as easy as 1, 2, 3! BREAKING! - Version 2.0 of Enscape for Revit has been unveiled today; for all the info you need follow the link to my blog on the latest enhancements! In the meantime, this blog is still a handy overview of the main features of the software, so do read on. First things first, download and in...
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