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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Each project has to qualify their elevator spec, which typically means a customized family per project. I’ve created a prototype lightweight (2.5D) family that can be adjusted per specified unit, with dims ‘locked down’ to prevent modifying away from the … Continue reading
The majority of current projects I’m consulting to are multi-family housing, or patient care. Both utilize model groups extensively to efficiently duplicate and update the repetitive room/unit layouts across multiple levels. While good for repetition and update management, groups can … Continue reading