Monthly Archives: June 2011

Locating 2D details in Revit Structure

Sometimes it can be a real challenge trying to find 2D details within the Revit Structure library. A few years back I noticed that there is a 2D DWF file located in the root of the Detail Components folder. This … Continue reading

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Excitech’s Revit 2012 Toolkit now available

Many of you may already have used the Excitech toolkit for pile schedules and scheduling coordinates of complex 3D structural objects. The Revit 2012 version is now available here: http://www.excitech.co.uk/products/revit_toolkit/excitech_revit_toolkit.asp If you have not used the toolkit, here is a … Continue reading

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Cutting Structural Objects with a Void Family

Unattached voids in families (i.e. voids that don’t cut anything in the family) can now be used to cut objects in the project where the family is loaded. The objects that can be cut are: Walls, Floors, Roofs, Ceilings, and … Continue reading

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Exporting Revit to other CAD Products

Revit, for some time has had the ability to export both 2D and 3D models to other CAD packages such as AutoCAD and Bentley MicroStation. The major issue when exporting the CAD information was that Revit would only use the … Continue reading

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Understanding View Range

I have often found that understanding the various settings within the View Range dialog to be fairly challenging. I have created a short video to explain and show the various settings. I have based this around a very simple model … Continue reading

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Super Nudge

A great feature of Revit is the ability to select an object and use the arrow keys to nudge the object. If you hold down the SHIFT key this will nudge the item a greater distance. You could call this … Continue reading

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Tips and Tricks when creating Revit Structural Framing families

Those of you that were able to attend our Revit Structure 2012 forum will have seen the presentation on Revit content creation. One very important aspect of this is the various settings within the Family Category and Parameters dialog box. … Continue reading

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