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Standout Features in Revit 2017

Standout Features in Revit 2017

With more than 50 new features and enhancements, Revit 2017 is a substantial update compared to its predecessors. In this two-part presentation, Dimitri Harvalias, Revit Guru takes you through the standout new features. Standout Features in Revit 2017 (Part 1) This first presentation begins with a quick overview of the ‘under the hood’ enhancements designed…

Revit tips & tricks you didn’t know or didn’t remember

Revit tips & tricks you didn’t know or didn’t remember

Have you ever been sitting at your computer, working away at a Revit model and thinking to yourself “There has got to be a better way to do this”? Well, there likely is. This rapid-fire session will show you a number tricks and tips that you may not know or, somewhere along the line, you…

Horizontal Mullions on a Curved Curtain Wall

Horizontal Mullions on a Curved Curtain Wall

Welcome to Technical Tuesdays! Today we’re going to look at how you create horizontal mullions that are parallel to the ground on a curved curtain wall with a sloped top. If, for example, you applied a curtain system per face, you may find yourself with some sloped mullions. Not the expected or desired output. Whereas…

Engraved Text on a Curved Wall

Engraved Text on a Curved Wall

Applying three-dimensional text on a surface is a great feature in Autodesk Revit. However, there is a constraint, model text can only be applied on a flat surface. So what do you do when you would like to apply a 3D embellishment to a curved surface – say a curved gateway? There are a few…

When the Revit Application Menu is Slowing You Down

When the Revit Application Menu is Slowing You Down

Today’s post is a quickie. I had recently had someone contact me about the severe lag time he was experiencing whenever he selected the Revit Application Menu (that’s the blue Revit button in the upper left corner). It was taking a minute or more for Revit to react and display the subsequent menu. In my…

Creating a Circle Glazed Roof the Easy Way

Creating a Circle Glazed Roof the Easy Way

Creating a circle glazed roof is very easy when you know how. When you don’t know how you can land up with nothing very useful after hours of work. This is how I would create a circle glazed roof: Create your roof in plan Select ‘Sloped Glazing’ as your roof type In type properties, set…

Dirty Little Workaround Alert: Auto-Numbering Parking Tags

Dirty Little Workaround Alert: Auto-Numbering Parking Tags

As we all know, numbering a large number of parking spots can be very time consuming. But hey, hey, doesn’t Revit allow for auto-numbering of parking tags in a similar way as it auto-numbers other things like doors with Tag All? The short answer is, no. Auto-numbering is hard-coded into the program and is not…

Stumped by Nested Family Schedules?

Stumped by Nested Family Schedules?

Ever had one of your nested families, for example a chair, not appear on a schedule? Say for example, you have a handful of different types of desks that all use the same type of chair. You generate your schedule and, voila, all your nested chairs appear perfectly except for one type of chair. There…

Revit schedules…the value more than adds up

Revit schedules…the value more than adds up

Traditionally, scheduling has been used in the design and documentation process as a way to convey project information in an organized table that various stakeholders can review and use. Whether it’s a door schedule, equipment schedule or means of showing room finish information for estimators, schedules were created by manually entering values into columns and…

Revit Schedules you can count on…and so much more!

Revit Schedules you can count on…and so much more!

Creating a basic schedule from scratch can be accomplished in a few clicks of your mouse but if you want to leverage schedules for more than basic counting, tune in for this presentation. We’ll demonstrate how you can use schedules to improve efficiency, manage project information and validate your designs.

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