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Shared vs. Project Parameter Usage in Revit

Shared vs. Project Parameter Usage in Revit

Shared and Project Parameters are an important concept in Revit which can cause confusion to new users. Technically, Revit contains Built-in, Family, Shared and Project Parameters. Built-in parameters are those which can be scheduled out of the box. Family parameters are not scheduled, but may help drive parametric changes within a family and are also visible…

Bulk Upgrade Old Revit Families or Projects Using Dynamo

Bulk Upgrade Old Revit Families or Projects Using Dynamo

This screencast covers an easy way to upgrade old Revit projects (file extension .RVT) and families (file extension .RFA) using Dynamo (for free!). Upgrading families is a necessary step with every new release of Revit. In our consulting work, we highly recommend clients maintain a Warehouse File which has a level for each Revit Category…

Upgrading Revit Projects to a New Version

Upgrading Revit Projects to a New Version

This article outlines best practices to follow when upgrading a Revit model from an older version. Read the release notes for the Revit version to which you will be upgrading to. If the upgrade encompasses more than one year release, read the release notes associated with all versions of Revit you are upgrading through. You…

FormIt: How to Build a Custom Library

FormIt: How to Build a Custom Library

Have you ever been frustrated recreating your custom materials in each FormIt sketch? The short video frees you from this common hang up. Discover how the Content Library can be used to work for your materials.

Ins and Outs of Curtain Wall

Ins and Outs of Curtain Wall

We touch on a multitude of curtain wall aspects in this video Should you use a Curtain Wall or Curtain System? Draw it as a wall or by face on a mass? Add curtain glazing to a slope or curve? We look at three main types in the curtain wall family, as well as panels…

The Ups and Downs of View Range

The Ups and Downs of View Range

Have you ever wondered why you can’t see what is on the lower level through your opening to below? The answer is the View Range. This video highlights the basic concept and use of View Range. You will see how to manipulate the range to change the graphics of the components in your plans, and…

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