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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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Simon Locke

Revit Circuit Referencing Using Dynamo

Revit Circuit Referencing Using Dynamo
One of the things I get asked regularly whilst teaching the electrical section of a Revit MEP course is whether you can re-format the circuit references for 3 phase circuits so that they look more like the UK standard. Autodesk Revit circuit referencing uses the US format for the 3 live phases which are A, B & C, whereas in the UK we use L1, L2, L3. Therefore, when you create electrical c...
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Alan Johnson

Adding A Material To Revit Imported 3D Geometry

Adding A Material To Revit Imported 3D Geometry
If you have created an Autodesk Revit family by importing a 3Ddwg or SAT file for example, it will help to follow this handy tip for assigning a material (and colour). The imported 3D geometry will have a default material and colour. If you select your 3D imported geometry you can use query to find the default layer. On the Manage Tab > Settings Panel > Object Styles > Imported Obje...
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Alan Johnson

Creating Revit Families From Imported 3D Geometry

Creating Revit Families From Imported 3D Geometry
One of the big advantages of using Autodesk Revit family creation is that you can import 3D geometry from supported file formats and applications. This functionality leverages sophisticated technology in order to provide more consistent and higher quality 3D imports than other technologies. When imported into projects and families, these 3D shapes adopt some of the behaviour of the assigned Revit ...
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Alan Johnson

Revit Tip - How To Add To/From Room To A Door Schedule

Revit Tip - How To Add To/From Room To A Door Schedule
Have you ever created a building layout in Autodesk Revit and needed your door schedule to show either ‘to room’ or ‘from room’? When you start adding the required fields to the schedule you won't be able to find the ‘to room’ or ‘from room’ fields. However, these field options are available if you know where to look. Let’s say you have already placed the rooms and created your door sche...
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Alan Johnson

A Quick Tip For Revit Floor Finishes

A Quick Tip For Revit Floor Finishes
You can apply Revit floor finishes in a variety of ways. Most methods are based on the thickness of the finish material. For example, a thin finish such as a carpet might be applied with the split face and paint tool, whereas a thicker finish such as mortar-set stone tile might be a separate floor. As with most things Revit, either method can be used for either finish type, with neither way b...
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Alan Johnson

An Overview Of The Autodesk Revit Interface For 2018

An Overview Of The Autodesk Revit Interface For 2018
Regular Autodesk Revit users will no doubt remember where particular tools/commands are in tabs, and which window contains what info etc. However, new or inexperienced Revit users often struggle to find or remember the different names of commands, where the options bar is, or even where was that tick box that controlled how something looked is. Therefore, it should be helpful to go through a gener...
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Alan Johnson

Revit Drawing Sheets - Alternate Parameter Options For Controlling Drawing Status

Revit Drawing Sheets - Alternate Parameter Options For Controlling Drawing Status
When creating drawing sheets in Autodesk Revit we have an option to use Project Information (Manage Tab) to fill in predefined parameters which then automatically fill in the text in the title box on all the sheets that we create. One of the parameters is Project Status, where we can type in whatever we want to show for the Status - for example Tender Issue, Preliminary, Construction or As Built. ...
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Alan Johnson

A Quick Tip For Revit Room Volume Computation

A Quick Tip For Revit Room Volume Computation
Have you ever created a room in an Autodesk Revit floor plan and tagged it to get the area and volume, but for the volume it shows as ‘Room Volume is Not Computed’? This is because volume computation may affect Revit performance, so we enable it only when we want to prepare and print schedules or other views that report volumes. To see room volumes on the Properties palette, in tags, and in room ...
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Ian Robinson

Putting your Revit and AutoCAD models on the map - how Infraworks adds context

Putting your Revit and AutoCAD models on the map - how Infraworks adds context
We often get asked how to put Maps into Revit or AutoCAD. And our reply is always the same… “Do you really want to do that?”. And the response we get is always the same… “Yes!” Have a think about it for a moment. What you are actually wanting to do is to place your model in context. Rather than complicating matters, and trying a thousand different ways to get a Google map, a Bing map or Ordnance S...
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