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:  


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Irregular Crop Regions (Part II)

The problem that inspired my last post got me thinking about a problem I had on my own project a few months ago. I had cartooned out the entire set of drawings near the beginning of DD.  When printed for our 50% DD Pricing Set, I found that some of…


Irregular Crop Regions (Part I)

Encountered a problem yesterday on a project in this office. Someone was trying to send a half-size set to the printer.  All of the sheets printed just fine, except for one. In this one sheet, all of the annotative elements were visible, but no modeled elements were showing up. What could…


33 Reasons Why You Cannot Find Something in a View

I’ve seen this a couple of places, so it’s hard to give credit. Checklist: 33 steps to being able to ‘find stuff’ Check to see if: 1. The object or category is temporarily hidden 2. The object or category is hidden in the view 3. The object is being obscured…


Jogging Section Cut Lines

This is an easy one. Revit does let you jog section lines, but it’s not as intuitive as you would hope. 1.  Select the Section  you wish to Jog in Plan 2.  A new tool is now available.  Under the “Modify|Views”  Tab, there is a button called “Split Segment” 3.…