Tag Archives: Skills

Customizing PAT files

Most architectural firms are using Revit heavily for the visualization benefits, and as such want to get as close to reality representing key materials as possible. While some requests just don’t weigh out in the ‘pros/cons’ analysis (modeling battens on … Continue reading

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Geometric Formula Parameters

Content creation is an evolving skill. Training team members to create symbolic furniture or equipment families is at the lower end of the skill set, where creating multi-referencing parametric families involving rules of proportion are at the higher end.  This … 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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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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Proper application of a Type Catalog

I recently replied to an AUGI posting from a user who was struggling with a test case for building a Type Catalog. Type Catalogs are great tools for families that need many types, each with new parameter values, such as … Continue reading

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Revit Language Skills

“Parlez-vous Francais? Non? Pourqoi pas?”  I spent a week in Paris in 2009, and while I had attempted to dredge up my high-school french vocabulary, I was sadly at a loss to communicate with language-proud Parisians.  I faltered, I feined, … Continue reading

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