CAD Link Error

You may have seen the “extents greater than 20 miles (33km)” warning in Revit before: Extents greater than 20 miles (33km) I have previously posted about ways to clean up DWG files, best and worst practice, and also how Revit deals with accuracy and precision of big models. The short…

Tagging and Noting 3D Views by the Revit Kid

Why aren’t we doing more 3D Views in our documentation?  You should be doing more 3D Views in your documentation. The Revit Kid shares how to annotate a 3D View:  

The Importance of Project Location

See?  This is why it is so important to make sure your Project Location is accurate!  You avoid embarrassing flubs such as this:  

Revit Error Messages

Revit has given up.  Go home, guys…

Please Stop Modeling Diagonally

This is a simple one, but I see it all of the time—and it breaks my heart. Say you have a building that is shaped in plan like so: And you want to start modeling walls inside. Easy right?  No problem-o modeling-o in ortho. If modeling this way is so easy,…

Revit Blooper

  Take a moment and look at this image. How many errors can you spot quickly? Time for some public shaming.  No worries, those who committed these crimes are long gone.  This project has sat on the shelf for 2+ years, and now we’re quickly trying to finish it up.…

Corner Mulls

Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate. -J. R. R. Tolkien Here’s a highly relevant and timely post from TheRevitKid I was asked how you make clean corner mullions.  Follow the link above for a super quick tutorial.

Seriously, who is teaching these people…..?

What a lousy BIM Manager….

Levels, Ctrl+C, and Ctrl+V

“Good artists copy, great artists steal.” -Pablo Picasso We don’t discriminate here at SimplyReviting.  We share tips no matter how odd.  If we think it could be helpful, we share it… … …I guess that means we are somewhat discriminating…against unhelpful tips. Steve Stafford over at Revit OpEd shared a…

Dim Circle to Circle, Arc to Arc

How prophetic L’Enfant was when he laid out Washington as a city that goes around in circles! -John Mason Brown RevitOpEd has found a clever way to dimension between Concentric Circles.  Check it out.