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…


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:  


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…


Sync Better

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


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…


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.…


Project Points, Survey Points, and Shared Coordinates…oh my!

Do you not know the difference and purpose?  Do you have 1.5 hours to spare? Then, this video is for you! What Revit Wants has a link to a video course that teaches this better than I can.


What Type of Model Manager Are You?

Revittize gives an interesting take on the different types of Model Managers. I’d break it down a little differently, since most every Model Manager in our Office is a Modeling Captain. 1.  Revit Lebowski – Laid-back model manager.  It doesn’t matter how things are modeled, as long as it looks right.…


Model Management Best Practices

MODEL MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES   1. Use Worksets A Good List of Worksets to start with are in REVIT 2014 GWWO USER’S GUIDE Worksets allow for unloading whole pieces of model.  The less Revit has to think, the faster it will function Unloading is different than hiding family categories in…


Warning Priority

I’ve held onto THIS bit of information for a long time.  I always consult it while cleaning up my Revit models.  As I mentioned at the last GRUM, a good practice for keeping a healthy model (especially a large file) is to routinely clean out your warnings. Having warnings living…