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I’m a big advocate of milestone archives (surprisingly, its less common than you’d think).  Making a significant revision mid-way between milestone deliverables? Archive.  Getting ready to clean up the model by ‘accepting’ Design Options? Archive. This leads to me being … 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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Why/When to use Shared Parameters

Revit is an Object Oriented Database, using numeric ‘handles’ to track data fields, and associate them to individual elements, via category definition. This invisible ‘handle’ is more important than the name of the parameter itself in correctly consolidating information. Whenever … Continue reading

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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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Guiding a model team

I’m often doing ‘forensic analysis’ on project files – either for new clients, or in some cases, reviewing past project files before an upcoming new scope of work.  A primary aspect of reviewing models is not just finding issues, but … Continue reading

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View Creation Workflow

While the standard view creation process in Revit works well for the simple production of callouts from overall plan views, most larger projects find they need transitional views – Overall to Partial to Enlarged Area, THEN to details.  These additional … Continue reading

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