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Simon Dickinson

What's New In Revit 2020.1

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Autodesk have recently released Revit  2020.1 with some great new features, and in this blog I will look at some of the best ones under the headings of Connect, Create and Optimise. Connect Sketc...
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Alan Johnson

How to Change the Reference Level of a Beam in Revit

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If you have placed beams in Revit, you should be aware that they have a Reference Level that they are constrained to. If we look at the properties of that beam, you can see the Reference Level at the ...
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Alan Johnson

How to Copy Multiple Doors from One Revit Project to Another

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Let’s say you working on a new project, and you need to start placing some doors (or Windows) and you remember that the doors you want are not already loaded in to the project but you know the doors y...
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Simon Locke

How To Colour By Numbers In Revit With Duct Colour-Fill Legends

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Before you start creating colour legends in Autodesk Revit it is best practise to make a duplicate of your required floorplan, if you have not already done so and ensure it is re-named accordingly. An...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

How To Split A Building Across Several Sheets And Work With Dimensions That Detail Across A Split View In Revit

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The Complete Guide Often, with larger buildings in Autodesk Revit , we need to split the building to have different parts of the building in separate views so they can be placed on different sheets at...
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Alan Johnson

How To Insert SketchUp Into Revit Using FormIt

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Have you ever needed to take a model from SketchUp in to Autodesk Revit ? In Revit Insert Tab > Link Panel > Link CAD > change the file type to SKP, browse for file and open, but when yo...
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Alan Johnson

How To Identify The Year Version A Revit Project Or Family Was Created Or Saved In

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For many years when opening an Autodesk Revit file, it was a bit of a pain when selecting it then seeing the ‘Your model is being upgraded’ dialog and then having to wait for the file to upgrade. Now ...
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Alan Johnson

How To Save/Export A Revit Shared Parameter

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Did you know that you can export shared parameters from a family or a project to a new or existing shared parameter file in Autodesk Revit ? 1. To start, create or open a shared parameter file (this i...
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Alan Johnson

Creating A Brick Wall With Fence Panels In Revit Architecture

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I was recently asked how you would create a brick wall in Autodesk Revit with fence panels and brick columns, to be used for a garden wall. We toyed with a few ideas, such as stacked walls, edit profi...
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Simon Locke

How To Use The Revit Shared Reference Point Add-In

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Whilst setting up a model in Autodesk Revit , one of the most important steps you will need to take, especially when collaborating with other parties on a BIM project, is to establish the location of ...
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