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.


Revit Sunrise – Let the Sunshine In

Let the sunshine, let the sunshine in The sunshine in -Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In – 5th Dimension Autodesk has released Revit Sunrise, a preview release.  Translation: It highlights new features and highlights that would maybe, possibly, probably, pretty certainly be in an upcoming Revit Release.  Possibly an R2?  Let’s hope…


Linked Model Phasing. Pew Pew!

“I went through a wood-chopping phase when I was nine or 10.” -Jennifer Lawrence   I’ve recently been asked about how to manage Phases in a Linked Model. You can “Map” the Linked Model’s Phases to your Phases. For Example, if your consultant uses a “Demo” phase, and you do…


Big Bada Boom

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or does it explode? -Langston Hughes The Revit Kid recently posted a short tutorial on Displaced Views. Exploded Axons. We haven’t been using them much in this office.  There are plenty of applications.  Let’s…


Sync Better

HOK BIM Solutions published a list of Sync’ing Best Practices. You should take a look at it, and sync better.


Time to Go Home

You know it’s time to go home when you get an error message like this: Scripting Failure.  Ridiculously large file.


By Linked View with Filters

At the last GRUM, we briefly discussed the visibility setting for Revit Linked Models “By Linked View”. You would use this tool if you want a linked model to display in a host view as it would appear in the linked model.  For example, Topography Models. For more information on this…


GRUM: Model Management


Revit Add-Ins Review Summary – Part 1

A while ago, Jon sent out a summary of useful Revit Add-Ins, see below. Revit users, Below is a list of highly useful Revit Add-Ins with a brief description that have been compiled.  Most of these Add-Ins are geared towards improving efficiency within Revit by automating or simplifying some of…


Site Designer Plug-In

Please note that this Plug-In is for Subscription Customers only. Description of the Add-In from Autodesk: Autodesk® Site Designer Extension for Revit® software helps architects, designers, and planners convey building site planning concepts to engineers. Site Designer runs inside Revit software and uses native families, components, and toposurfaces, so site designs…