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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 families – Thinking outside the parametric box

Revit families – Thinking outside the parametric box

Most of us can create a simple box that we can flex with dimensional parameters to control size. In my latest webinar – Revit Families – Thinking outside the parametric box – I looked at three aspects of family functionality that go beyond the basics covered by most introductory Revit training. Nested families, the Family…

Now you see it, now you don’t (or, what condition my condition is in)

We all know you can control visibility in families using a conditional parameter. Let’s say you need two types of curtain panel. One includes a shading device (the ‘yes’ condition) the other, does not include a shading device (the ‘no’ condition). To manage this you simply create a yes/no parameter, call it Shading Device and…

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