Tag Archives: Implementation

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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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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Protected: Revit Resource Files

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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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Introduction to the Revit .ini

All of the default settings and operations in Revit are controlled by the .ini file in the install.  The ini file is the portal for any customization of your Revit environment, from changing the background color from white to black,  … Continue reading

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Revit/CAD Hybrid Projects

This topic came up in a consulting session today, and it echos an exchange I recently had over LinkedIn, so I’ll recap things here: LinkedIn email from a past colleague: How do you recommend to handle details and front end … Continue reading

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Understanding Family hosting relationships

Component Family Template Hosting Options: When creating custom component families, be aware of which family template is selected at the onset, as each template can have built-in behaviors regarding required hosting conditions. Most common hosting options are: Wall-Based – Must … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Guide – sample

Initial training a team on new software is one task – educating them on the often analytical means of troubleshooting issues as the model progresses is a completely separate one. I’m working on an extensive Troubleshooting Guide – divided up … Continue reading

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Realities of Revit implementation (and why I won’t answer to ‘guru’)

I consult for several architectural and engineering firms, and on occasion I hear the team(s) refer to me as their Revit ‘guru’. While the intention is innocent enough, it always makes me cringe. Guru seems to suggest someone who has … Continue reading

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