Monthly Archives: September 2012

Linework of embedded elements

Users often complain about ‘missing lines’ where complex assemblies overlap/embed into each other: The easiest resolution for this is to use the Join Geometry tool, and select the two elements that overlap, however if the elements are (as in this … Continue reading

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Highlighting Affected Parameters

I like to give credit where credit is due – and this aspect of working formulas into parametric families deserves a bit of praise – when selecting parameters in the Family Types dialog, the view will highlight the parameters that … Continue reading

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Smart Group Origins

When creating Groups of elements, Revit creates a default origin point at the ‘center of mass’ of the selection set.   It’s easy to simply accept it, name your group and proceed with placing it numerous times throughout your project. The … Continue reading

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Component Lifecycle

Component content management is an ongoing challenge, and it is important that teams understand the desired lifecycle flow.  Infographics help A LOT: I’ve been using SmartDraw to create these workflow diagrams, and I’m loving the program: easy, flexible, and lots … Continue reading

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Defining the Workflow

We designers are visually oriented folk. Defining a workflow that teams will understand (and therefore more likely follow) has been most successful if accompanied by one of these: Each item is expanded on in documentation I’m adding to a client’s … Continue reading

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