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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 al...
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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 t...
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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 Un...
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Alan Johnson

How To Create A Spiral Wall With Reducing Height In Revit

How To Create A Spiral Wall With Reducing Height In Revit
Have you ever wanted to create an object in Revit for which you cannot just utilise the standard tools, no matter how good these are? Occasionally, there will be elements of a design which will not fi...
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Alan Johnson

Placing Coping On Top Of A Wall In Revit

Placing Coping On Top Of A Wall In Revit
You might already know that walls in Revit are system families, which means they exist in a project but can’t be saved as individual families (RFA). And you might already know the Wall tool in Revit a...
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Simon Locke

Powering Your Model With Revit Circuits - Part 1

Powering Your Model With Revit Circuits - Part 1
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 familia...
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Pat Mullins

Revit Exploded Views - Displacement Sets

Revit Exploded Views - Displacement Sets
It’s a simple task to create exploded views with Revit. The Displace Elements tool provides a means of moving an element and displaying a ‘Path’ describing its original and extended location. The proc...
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John Bennett

Revit 2018.1 - New Steel Content for Flat, Round and Square Sections

Revit 2018.1 - New Steel Content for Flat, Round and Square Sections
Advance Steel or Revit? or maybe just both? that is a question at present that comes up all the time. We see this year the first true Vertical for Advance Steel, making it easier for users to have jus...
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Alan Johnson

Showing New Render Material On Existing Brick Wall In Revit Architecture

Showing New Render Material On Existing Brick Wall In Revit Architecture
I came across this question recently, how to show a new render finish on an existing brick faced wall and still use phasing to show the existing brick wall in one view and the new rendered wall in ano...
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Alan Johnson

Editing Stair Railings In Revit

Editing Stair Railings In Revit
I recently came across the following issue whilst talking to someone. They were modelling a building where the stairs split off near the top going in two opposite directions, creating the stairs wasn’...
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