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Simon Locke

How To Prevent Symbol Overlaps in Revit

How To Prevent Symbol Overlaps in Revit
When placing components such as switches, sockets and other electrical devices in Revit, it is likely that at certain detail levels they may display as symbols. If this is the case then they will certainly be annotative, which allows them to maintain size regardless of scale. However, this can be problematic at certain scales when you need to place devices next to each other. Take a look at the ex...
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Alan Johnson

How To Nudge Objects In Autodesk Revit

How To Nudge Objects In Autodesk Revit
Are you aware that if you need to move objects in Autodesk Revit in a certain direction just ever so slightly without precision, you can nudge them by using the up/down/left/right arrow keys on your keyboard. Nudging is a simple way to push things around quickly. When the elements are selected, you can use the arrow keys to move the elements horizontally or vertically in small increments. Each pre...
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How To Save A Revit Schedule As A Template

How To Save A Revit Schedule As A Template
You may have come across the following scenario, where you want to schedule certain items from an Autodesk Revit model, and you spend quite a bit of time creating and then tweaking your schedule to contain the correct information and to make it look a certain way. So far so good. You then start a new project, and when you get to the scheduling stage, you need to schedule the same category items an...
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Alan Johnson

How To Use The Revit Linework Tool

How To Use The Revit Linework Tool
There are several tools available in Revit to manipulate, modify, and manage the way elements display in the drawing area. The Linework tool is one useful tool that does not create new model or detail lines in the view. Instead, it overrides the current line style of the selected line and applies a different line style. You can use the Linework tool to change the line style of projection edges for...
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Revit Tip - Placing an Angled Dimension

Revit Tip - Placing an Angled Dimension
Whilst using Revit, have you ever tried to place a dimension on an angled wall which is part of a larger wall system, but found that you couldn't configure the dimension to run parallel to the angled wall?   One option for correcting this would be to remove one of the walls adjacent to the angled wall, then select the angled wall, and a temporary dimension that is aligned with the angled wal...
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Simon Locke

Revit Circuit Referencing Using Dynamo Part Three

Revit Circuit Referencing Using Dynamo Part Three
In the previous tutorial in this series we looked at creating a Dynamo script to help us to manipulate the Revit circuit data and allow us to use it in the panel schedule. In this article, we are going to use a slightly modified version of the previous script, which will work on Revit wires. We will also modify a wire tag to complement it. Once created, our Dynamo scripts can be used time and time...
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Alan Johnson

Revit Switch Join Order - A Quick Guide

Revit Switch Join Order - A Quick Guide
Are you aware there are several tools available in Autodesk Revit for manipulating, modifying and managing the way elements are displayed in the drawing area? Switch Join Order reverses the way in which elements join together, and I will quickly show you how to use this handy feature. Open a view that displays the elements to be joined. Click Modify tab > Geometry panel > Join drop-down...
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Alan Johnson

Revit Cut Profile - A Quick Tip

Revit Cut Profile - A Quick Tip
When we are creating details in Autodesk Revit we can use sections created from our 3D model; however, what we get is not always what we want. Here is a quick tip for editing the shape of elements that are cut in the view, which is a tool that works in plan, RCP and section views. For example, if we have a wall and a floor we may want the structural element of the wall to extend through the floor ...
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Simon Locke

Revit Circuit Referencing Using Dynamo Part Two

Revit Circuit Referencing Using Dynamo Part Two
The main reason behind these articles is that a question I get asked regularly whilst training the electrical section of an Autodesk Revit MEP course is, “can you re-format the circuit references for 3 phase circuits so they look more like the UK standard?” Normally the answer is no, as Revit uses the US format for referencing the 3 live phases which are A, B & C, whereas in the UK we use L1, ...
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Simon Locke

Revit Circuit Referencing Using Dynamo Part One

Revit Circuit Referencing Using Dynamo Part One
This tutorial will take you through the process of transforming the circuit references in Revit. To start with we are going to create two new parameters for Phase and Way using a shared parameter file. For those of you that aren’t familiar, a shared parameter file is a ‘text’ file that holds pre-created custom parameter information that can be used in a project to create project parameters, in a f...
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