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Pat Mullins

How To Resize Dialogue Boxes In Revit

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Amongst the many new features which are included in Autodesk Revit 2019.1 is an enhancement to the ‘Go to View’ and ‘Add View to Sheet’ dialogue boxes. Now they can be resized! – this means that they ...
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Pat Mullins

A Guide To Revit Section Line Alignment And Snapping

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One of the many new features in Autodesk Revit 2019.1 is an enhancement to the ‘Section Line’ tool, as we can now Align and Snap to and from Section Lines. This means that whilst using the Align tool,...
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Alan Johnson

Placing A Soldier Course In A Wall In Revit

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You might already know that walls in Autodesk Revit are system families, which means they exist in a project but can’t be saved as individual families (RFA). You also might already know that the Wall ...
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Alan Johnson

How To Use Revit To Render In The Cloud And View Panoramas On Your Phone

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Revit is a very powerful design tool that can also produce high quality rendered images. Although It will never compete with 3ds Max, not everyone wants or needs photo realistic images, and often a go...
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James Parsons-Moore

A “Clash” of Consultants - Who Does the Responsibility Fall to for Clash Detection?

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Clash Detection is a term that often gets associated with BIM and Digital Construction. I’ve consulted on many BIM projects over the years and I often get asked: “Who does the responsibility fall to f...
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Simon Locke

How To Improve Revit Square Duct Elbows

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Whilst working in Autodesk Revit there will undoubtedly be some standard out of the box families that you will use and others you will not find so useful. There will be some however that can be made m...
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Alan Johnson

Drawing Walls To Brick Dimensions In Revit

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Brickwork dimensions should be used in Autodesk Revit whenever possible at the design stage to minimise the need for cut bricks. Tables 1 & 2 below give dimensions for vertical and horizontal bric...
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James Parsons-Moore

Autodesk Revit Tutorial - Continuous Cavity Wall Joins

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A question that I get asked a lot in Revit is “ how do I get my walls to behave properly so I can take a party wall cavity through the external wall ”. (As shown in Figure A ) Figure A This process is...
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Simon Locke

How To Create Revit Sloped Piping 1 in 1

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Sloped pipework in Autodesk Revit has been around for some time now and is very useful for producing drainage/gravity piping systems. A question I get asked quite a bit during Revit MEP training cours...
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Alan Johnson

How To Define Column Widths And Row Heights In A Revit Schedule

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We know that Autodesk Revit schedules are very powerful - if we have modelled it then we can schedule it, and the information will be live and up to date. Revit schedules save us lots of time. A lot o...
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