Please Stop Modeling Diagonally

This is a simple one, but I see it all of the time—and it breaks my heart. Say you have a building that is shaped in plan like so: And you want to start modeling walls inside. Easy right?  No problem-o modeling-o in ortho. If modeling this way is so easy,…


Levels, Ctrl+C, and Ctrl+V

“Good artists copy, great artists steal.” -Pablo Picasso We don’t discriminate here at SimplyReviting.  We share tips no matter how odd.  If we think it could be helpful, we share it… … …I guess that means we are somewhat discriminating…against unhelpful tips. Steve Stafford over at Revit OpEd shared a…


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…


Revit 2015

Revit OpEd has a list of new Features in Revit 2015.   Most people are very unhappy with these changes.  All of the changes are useful, but most feel that Autodesk should be focusing on bigger problems within Revit. A few that I find will be useful for the office…


Why Can’t I Select {Insert Revit Item Here}?

Read This from the Revit Kid. I’ve been getting asked this quite often since we’ve upgraded to Revit 2014. There are a series of new selection tools that came with the upgrade.  By Default these are located in the Lower Right Corner of the Revit UI. Clicking these icons will allow/disallow…


Get With The Times Gramps

Upgrading Revit Files. It’s a pain, right? The rule of thumb in our office is to Upgrade to the latest version of Revit while in SD or DD.  And at your own risk during CDs. A dilemma that I have right now.  We have a 100% CDs model for a…


TAB Back

Wax on, wax off. Same concept with pushing TAB to cycle through selection items.  If you’re TABbing along trying to select a specific element, and as it’s cycling along between 10 different items, your mind drifts to what the lunch will be at today’s lunch and learn.  TAB, TAB, TAB….dang…


Keep it Shorter

Also from Mark B To add to the last post, try making the same shortcuts for each of these: AV: for both “Activate View” and “Deactivate View” This allows you to easily toggle views on and off on a sheet.  No more right click and hunt for the command. Instead…


Keep it Short

Remember those AutoCAD gurus who worked without any toolbars on their screen?  Drafting by shortcuts alone. I am lazy.  So naturally, I am a huge fan of keyboard shortcuts, and highly recommend THESE for Revit.  The less I have to move my hand on the mouse, the better.