Wall Hosted Elements

Has this happened to your before? You have a Wall Hosted Family.  In the family editor, everything looks great, but when you bring it into your project, the object ends up inside the wall.  You spend 5 minutes trying to figure out the problem, align, lock, dim, lock, but then…


Pin Trick

Steve’s post on Revit OpEd is authored for Revit MEP, but could still be useful for our office. It’s all about the trouble using paste-aligned on face-based families, and how to work around it.


View Range in Family Editor

The Revit Kid shows you how to adjust the View Range in the Family Editor.  This is one of those things that you’d expect to be simple, but instead involves an extra step. Keep in mind though, only certain family types are “cut-able” From Autodesk: If a family is cuttable, the…


To Be Hosted or Not To Be Hosted?

Anyone who has worked on a project with me, knows how I feel about Floor-Hosted components. For whatever reason, floors can disappear.  Whether it’s by accident, a mystery, or the Revit Gremlins, it happens. Disappearing floors I can handle. When there are elements hosted to the floor, and the floor…