Base datum coordinates and making it work with linked in other files, like DWG and RVT, isn't the easiest thing to get your head around. I have been using Revit for over 10 years and it is still a mystery to me. For new projects, I never get it right first go. I have to have a couple of stabs at it before the coordinates are all set right and everything links it correctly. … [Read more...] about Display Coordinate Origin Points – New to Revit 2021
Something long time Revit users have asked for many times. The ability to set alternate rows to display a contrasting color in a schedule. It makes our drawings easier to read and gives more of a - that is a good looking drawing feel. There are some limits however, stripe rows does not apply to panel schedules or graphical schedules. But striped rows are presented in a sheet … [Read more...] about Stripe Rows in a Schedule – New to Revit 2021
Just because you work from a home office, does not mean you have to be anything less than world class, with anything that is produced. A building designer with Revit can produce incredible renders with a contest on freelancer.com. But you must have the right method to succeed. With this video I show you my method. It works! A sample when using this method. … [Read more...] about Home Office Hack – Really good looking renders – How to.
Problem: Revit 'Roof: Gutter' tool only works on horizontal edges. How do I model a gutter on a sloping roof edge? For example a skillion roof with a 45 degree edge. Applies to: Revit 2014. but probably applies to all previous versions too. Solution: Use 'Model In-Place' with a sweep and use "Pick 3D Edges". Step-by-step guide: Step 1: Model your roof, in this example a … [Read more...] about How to model a gutter on a sloping roof edge – Revit
Problem: A hatch pattern is in an AutoCAD drawing I have, but the original .pat file is unavailable. I want use the same pattern in Revit, so the two drawings match.Solution: Harvest the hatch pattern using a LISP routine. Download GETPAT.LSP from: http://www.turvill.com/t2/free_stuff/index.htm … [Read more...] about How to ‘harvest’ a hatch pattern
IssueYou want to place a dimension on an angled wall that is part of a larger wall system, but you cannot configure the dimension to run parallel to the angled wall.SolutionsIf the angled wall is attached on both ends, then the dimension will not be aligned properly.However, if you remove one of the walls adjacent to the angled wall, and then select the angled wall, you will … [Read more...] about Dimension on an angled wall tip