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Justin Taylor

Revit Sheet Composition

Revit Sheet Composition
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 not print. To include them in the print job, in the Print Setup dialog, clear the corresponding Hide options. The print job includes elements that ha...
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Simon Dickinson

Autodesk Revit - Easy Peesey P-Traps

Autodesk Revit - Easy Peesey P-Traps
On a recent job I need to create server P-Traps, these were big ones on 120mm pipe, but the way the default family works in Revit is not easy and you cannot Automate the way in which they are placed, but with a little modification you can create a p-trap that works on a routing system. The first thing to do is to create your pipe work, in this case a 40mm waste from the bottom of the sink and then...
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Alan Johnson

Adding 2D Detail in Revit Tutorial

Adding 2D Detail in Revit Tutorial
Are aware you can show information in Revit in a variety of ways, from 3D views to plans, sections and elevations. In each case the geometry is typically modelled based on design intent, meaning the goal isn’t to model everything but model enough to demonstrate what the building is going to look like. It then becomes necessary to add 2D details to bridge the gap between the design and building rea...
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Pat Mullins

Analyse Solar Radiation In Revit

Analyse Solar Radiation In Revit
This is the fourth in a series of blogs that explore Autodesk’s Energy Analysis solutions. Read the first part: "Use Autodesk’s Cloud Rendering Service to Understand the Quality of Daylight Within a Space" part two: "Quantitative Lighting Analysis with Autodesk Insight 360 - Daylighting Analysis for Revit Plugin" and the third: "Improving Building Performance Using Revit and Insight 360" Ever...
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Simon Locke

Powering Your Model With Revit Circuits - Part 2

Powering Your Model With Revit Circuits - Part 2
Circuits in Revit can take many forms. Power, Data and Fire Protection to name but a few, whatever the circuit you wish to create, the process is very similar and relatively simple once you’re familiar with it. Naturally you need to have the correct equipment loaded into your project to create circuits, the default Autodesk content is generally set up well enough to begin with. The benefits of cir...
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Simon Locke

Revit Rooms and Spaces – Missing or not?

Revit Rooms and Spaces – Missing or not?
Rooms and Spaces are very similar items in Revit. Adding them to your project can give you some useful information and allow some flexibility in the design, albeit quite different. However, there's always the risk of accidentally deleting them if you haven't pinned these elements, which can be so frustrating! Incidentally, if you do happen to delete a room or a space you will get the below warning...
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Justin Taylor

Revit And Complex Linetypes

Revit And Complex Linetypes
Sometimes you just have to accept a work-around every now and then and that’s the case when it comes to complex linetype in Revit. It’s a question I always get asked by users migrating from AutoCAD, where both text and symbols can be incorporated into the linetype definition. For those of you who have created your own basic linetypes in Revit you will be familiar with the Line Pattern dialog box. ...
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Justin Taylor

Revit Selection Options

Revit Selection Options
There are several ways to select multiple objects in Revit – See how many you know from the list below: 1. Click on the first object and then Ctrl+click on additional elements to add to the current selection. 2. Shift+click to remove an element. 3. Draw a Selection Box by placing the cursor on one side of the elements to be selected and dragging it diagonally to form a rectangular boundary. To se...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

Fixing Shared Parameter File Gone Bad

Fixing Shared Parameter File Gone Bad
In a recent technical support call one of our clients was having a real scheduling issue where selected parameters reported information from some families but not others even though all families had the same available parameters! How could this be happening, he was tearing his hair out and up against a deadline. This problem was the result of badly used Shared Parameter files in the families that ...
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Pat Mullins

Improving Building Performance Using Revit And Insight 360

Improving Building Performance Using Revit And Insight 360
Why use Revit and Insight 360? This is the third in a series of blogs that explore Autodesk’s Energy Analysis Solutions. You can read the first part here: "Use Autodesk’s Cloud Rendering Service to Understand the Quality of Daylight Within a Space" and part two: "Quantitative Lighting Analysis with Autodesk Insight 360 - Daylighting Analysis for Revit Plugin." Sustainable design attempts to reduce...
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