Justin Taylor

It's Just a Phase You're Going Through

It's Just a Phase You're Going Through
Many projects, such as renovations, proceed in phases, each representing a distinct time-period in the life of the project e.g. existing, temporary works, demolition and new construction. Another...
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Using Pin to Lock Elements in Place

Using Pin to Lock Elements in Place
How many times have you uttered a few expletives when you go to move one thing in Revit and you mistakenly select something else, move it and then look to the heavens as Revit takes an age to calculat...
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Revit tip: Fields with Formulas

Revit tip: Fields with Formulas
Remember those days of having your calculator constantly by your side whilst working in AutoCAD? Well I guess this blog is two tips in one. Firstly, Autodesk AutoCAD has an in-built calculator and wha...
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There’s "Copy", and then there’s "Copy"

There’s "Copy", and then there’s "Copy"
There’s Copy: Used for copying objects within the current view (can be set to multiple) And there’s Copy to Clipboard: Where you can copy multiple items to multiple levels. Just highlight the items, c...
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What a Pain in the Section! Rotating the Text / Labels in a Section Head

What a Pain in the Section! Rotating the Text / Labels in a Section Head
Make no mistake, I love Revit as a design tool and have been using it since it was purchased by Autodesk in 2002 (and there are still companies out there who think Revit is a new product!). From those...
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Game, Set and Matchline?

Game, Set and Matchline?
You can’t fit a 100m building plan onto an A3 sheet at 1:100, just like you can’t fit an elephant in a fridge, no matter if there are footprints in the butter! You could use a bigger title sheet, chan...
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Did Someone Just Shout FIRE? Revit Fire Plans Using Filters and View Templates

Did Someone Just Shout FIRE? Revit Fire Plans Using Filters and View Templates
This is a blog which has two objectives: Firstly, it’s to show those of you still out there using AutoCAD that there is another task which Revit can automate and save you time on – hence just one more...
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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 hei...
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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 coul...
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3DS Max: Perspective Match Utility

3DS Max: Perspective Match Utility
So, you previously bought a Building Design Suite, or recently purchase the new Autodesk AEC Collection and are merrily using Revit and maybe AutoCAD . Well what about all those other icons which are ...
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