Insert from File. AKA Legit Stealing from Other Projects.

Just wanted to remind everyone that this functionality exists: Did you make a killer schedule in one job that you want to use on another job?  Or did someone else make a sweet schedule that you want to borrow for your own job?  Were the typical details updated in the office…


SOH CAH TOA

Here is an example from Shades of Grey, that expertly shows how you can use formulas in the Family Editor. The Author uses a louver family as his teaching tool, and shows how he uses Trigonometry to get the results he needs. I’m not certain I’ll ever forget SOH CAH…


Constrain Me Not!

Typically, you shouldn’t put any constraints on your Revit Models.  (EQ-EQ, Align-Lock, DIM-lock, etc.).  It tends to break down and cause problems. Like Steve at Revit OpEd reminds us, you can show all active constraints, and diagnose any problems quickly. Remember, you’re encouraged to use Constraints in the Family Editor.…


Filtering by New Parameters

Anyone who has worked on a job with me knows how extensively I use filters. Revittize revisits the basics in this post Coincidentally, the example he gives is one of the ways I used filters on the last job.  Looking at a color plan of a large high school was…


Dimension String Types – An Explainer

Revit OpEd explains the difference between Continuous, Baseline, and Ordinate Dimension String Types in the Dimension Style Type Properties. You most likely should be using Continuous. Put this in the category of things you probably shouldn’t touch…


February Sucks, Daydream with Me

No offense to anyone who has a birthday in this bitter month, but I hate February.  It’s cold, it’s wet, it’s dark, it’s depressing.  The holiday inventors even knew this to be true.  Why else would they insert a holiday of love into the black heart of February?  No amount…


Going….Up?

ThyssenKrupp on the cutting edge of Elevator Technology.  


Guide Grids

Visiting the world outside of Architecture you realize that many people do not care if things line up, are level, or arranged in an organized manner.  This goes for artwork, presentation boards, place mats, etc. We do care, for better or worse.  Personally, it drives me crazy to see things that…


Color Plans

Mathew Miller over at Revittize has a nice, easy-to-follow write-up on how to Create Colored Floor Plans in Revit. Keep in mind that any  Room or Area parameter can be used to create a color scheme, even ones that you create yourself.  You’re not restricted to colors, you could also use fill…


Wink Wink Nudge Nudge

Here’s a fairly simple one. Find yourself nudging objects in Revit?  The arrow keys can be super helpful when you don’t need to be precise. Did you know, that if you held down the SHIFT key and nudged, that you will nudge further??   More efficient nudging! What should we call…