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To Edit or Not To Edit…

Firms take different approaches to template files. Some, (I’m looking at you @twiceroadsfool) like to load ‘em up with most everything a project needs, and let the teams weed out what they find they don’t need.  Others take a more … Continue reading

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Resolving Redundant Rooms

This is an addition to the original post on resolving ‘not placed’ rooms New users are often befuddled by how to place Room Tags in open-flowing areas.  They quickly drop rooms into the zones of a plan, name them and … Continue reading

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Rotating Project North

Yes, it happens.  A project file is started, then more data comes in, and the survey finally arrives, and it turns out that what you’ve started designing in response to isn’t quite oriented how you thought.  Or, the team does … Continue reading

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Protected: Customizing Keynotes

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Converting CAD Details

Every firm needs to invest time in converting their detail library from legacy CAD format into smart, editable Revit details. This is NOT a ‘push the EASY button’ process, but there are different methods with different (in value and future … Continue reading

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MGMT views – Work those schedules!

It’s taken me a while to get the more senior staff to open up a model file.  They are rarely ever ‘hands on’ in the production aspect of the project, and are (the unspoken truth) a bit intimidated that they’ll … Continue reading

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ahhhh, ADA clearances! (fist shaking)

Everyone wants to have accessibility clearances built into families. Sure, why not? Pop in that door or drinking fountain, and BAM! (sorry, Emeril!) you got your clearances RIGHT HERE! This topic came up in a recent AUGI post, and I … Continue reading

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Revit ‘dummy’ tags

In the past week, I’ve had two requests for ‘dummy’ tags to use in Revit – something that really makes me cringe. I’m a firm believer that the incredible value of using a database system that Revit is, is in … Continue reading

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