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Revit Renaming and Renumbering with Ideate BIMLink Revit Renaming and Renumbering with Ideate BIMLink
By Glynnis Patterson, Ideate Software One of the more tedious and labor-intensive BIM tasks confronting architects and engineers is the act of renumbering or renaming Revit elements.
How to Create Concrete Details for Precast Sandwich Walls How to Create Concrete Details for Precast Sandwich Walls
By Valensas Balsevicius, AGACAD Structural Engineer& BIM Application Engineer This tip from AGACAD focuses on how to create families if you want to put them inside your multi-layered wall in Revit and get nice section views.
About Curtain Wall Panels in Revit About Curtain Wall Panels in Revit
By ASCENT You can select the existing panels and in the Type Selector, select a panel type with the material you want to use.
Make Sure that All Views Are in Printing Sheets Make Sure that All Views Are in Printing Sheets
By Jokubas Vaisvila, AGACAD MEP Engineer& BIM Application Engineer AGACAD covers how to make sure all the views are loaded onto sheets and ready for printing. Check out this Revit workflow.
Error installing Revit or Revit LT 2018 Error installing Revit or Revit LT 2018
By Ryan A Wunderlich, IMAGINiT Technologies What to do when unable to install Revit or Revit LT 2018 due to an Error installing that starts a rollback with ODBC failing to install.
Take Control of Your Revit 2018 Schedules Take Control of Your Revit 2018 Schedules
By Todd Behning, IMAGINiT Technologies IMAGINiT's Todd Behning shows users how to manage long lists of schedules and the options for creating your custom schedules.
Creating Analytical Lines for Beams in Revit Creating Analytical Lines for Beams in Revit
By Valensas Balsevicius, AGACAD Here's what to do if you want to have a physical beam under another beam, but keep the analytical lines at the same level in Revit.
4 Ways to Use Autodesk Forge 4 Ways to Use Autodesk Forge
By Scott Sheppard, Autodesk Labs Autodesk's Scott Sheppard demonstrates how to use Autodesk Forge for Design Automation API, Data Management, API Model Derivative API and a viewer.
Are You Using the Autodesk Desktop App? Are You Using the Autodesk Desktop App?
By Synergis EDS If not, you should consider taking a peek, you may just like what you find.. Darin Greeen of Synergis EDS explains.
Ever Had this Problem with the Project Browser in Revit? Ever Had this Problem with the Project Browser in Revit?
By Nicholas Bowley, IMAGINiT Technologies You cut a section, make a 3D view, create a plan view in Revit and cannot find it. Nicholas Bowley, IMAGINiT Technologies explains how to solve this.
It's Time to Gear Up for Modeling with Work Planes It's Time to Gear Up for Modeling with Work Planes
By Michael Anonuevo Any element modeled in Revit requires a work plane. Michael Anonuevo takes an in depth look at work planes in this Revit series.
What Are the Different Types of Worksets in Revit? What Are the Different Types of Worksets in Revit?
By ASCENT The ASCENT team covers the main user created worksets, along with View, Family, and Project Standards worksets.
Revealing Hidden Lines in Revit Revealing Hidden Lines in Revit
By Alice Craig, Hagerman & Company This tip by Alice Craig focuses on displaying hidden lines by adjusting the view properties for the current view in the Properties palette.
Displaying Ceiling-based Families in Plan Views Displaying Ceiling-based Families in Plan Views
By Bill Knittle, Synergis EDS Bill Knittle of Synergis EDS explains what to do when ceiling-based families don't display in floor plan views in Revit.
Revit or FormIt for Massing?
By Jim Cowan, Ideate Solutions Revit and FormIt each have strengths and weaknesses when it comes to Massing. Ideate highlights the differences and how you can use them together.
How to Set Up a Hub for Your Collaboration for Revit Seats How to Set Up a Hub for Your Collaboration for Revit Seats
By Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies After you have purchased your Autodesk Collaboration for Revit the next steps that you take are very crucial in your success.
Tips on Splitting Views on Multiple Sheets in Revit Tips on Splitting Views on Multiple Sheets in Revit
By Ieva Januleviciute, AGACAD Architect & BIM Application Engineer It's useful to know a few tricks on splitting sheets in Revit, making it a lot easier, faster and smoother. So what is the best way? AGACAD tells you.
Working on a Revit Project with Autodesk Vault Working on a Revit Project with Autodesk Vault
By Nicholas Bowley, IMAGINiT Building Solutions When working in Vault do not use Open from Vault to open your project. Each time you Sync to Central, the project will be Vaulted. Learn more.
The Ribbon, Quick Access Toolbar, Snaps in Revit The Ribbon, Quick Access Toolbar, Snaps in Revit
By Michael Anonuevo, Little Details Count Michael Anonuevo walks users through some tools and shortcuts that will make them work more efficiently in Revit.
Improved Text Export to DWG in Revit 2017
By Katrina Rodriguez, Ideate Solutions Who doesn't want reduce manual editing time? Check out these time saving enhancements to the Revit text editor when exporting from RVT to DWG.
Ways to Create Schedules with Element Views in Revit
By Ieva Januleviciute, Architect & BIM Application Engineer, AGACAD A few ways to create schedules with element views in Revit, including using AGACAD's Dynamic Legend tool.
Do's and Don'ts for Network License Files Do's and Don'ts for Network License Files
By Bryce Ochoa, KETIV KETIV offers some tips on consolidating Autodesk Network Licenses, including how to edit your license files.
Classifying Revit Familes Classifying Revit Familes
By Michael Anonuevo, Little Details Count Michael Anonuevo offers a detailed run-down of the Revit Family Editor user interface.
Dismissing the Revit 2017 Update Notice Dismissing the Revit 2017 Update Notice
By Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Getting an update message for Revit 2017 after you have already updated? Here's a quick and easy fix.
Using Grips in Plant 3D
By Rick France, Hagerman & Co. Grips in Plant 3D are made easy with help from this video from Hagerman & Co. Use them to improve efficiency and accuracy with your drawings.
How to Find Missing Revit Mullions How to Find Missing Revit Mullions
By Ron Palma, Ideate Sometimes the smallest fixes in Revit aren't always the easiest to identify. Ideate's Ron Palma works through finding missing Revit Mullions.
The Methodical Creation of Revit Families The Methodical Creation of Revit Families
By Michael Anonuevo, Little Details Count There are three different family types in Autodesk Revit. Learn how to create and manage them from Michael Anonuevo.
Smart Sprinklers Allows Safety Systems Placed Via Revit Smart Sprinklers Allows Safety Systems Placed Via Revit
By Jokubas Vaisvila, AGA CAD AGA CAD teaches how to place wet and dry fire safety systems within a Revit Model using their Smart Sprinklers solution.
Explore and Choose Worksets from Revit Explore and Choose Worksets from Revit
By Jordan Mussett, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Need help choosing the workset from your linked files? Revit has a new option to do so. Here is how to use it to your advantage.
Fixing Type Catalog Issues Fixing Type Catalog Issues
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Having trouble with the Type Catalog in Revit not working? Steve Stafford of Revit OpEd explains a quick and easy fix.
Track Building Energy Offset with Insight 360 Track Building Energy Offset with Insight 360
By Autodesk Solar Analysis, when combined with Insight 360, can calculate building energy information, including how much is offset by PV solar panels.
Install Error While Deploying Revit 2016 BDS Install Error While Deploying Revit 2016 BDS
By Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies An error sometimes occurs with when installing both Premium and Ultimate versions of Building Design Suites 2015 and 2016. Here is a quick fix.
Render Models in Revit from Other Software Libraries Render Models in Revit from Other Software Libraries
By Andrius Bialyj, AGA CAD Many pre-made renders for extreme details are not suitable for Revit. Read about how to get good results from free model libraries online.
Should Rooms be Part of Groups in Revit? Should Rooms be Part of Groups in Revit?
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd This tip from Steve Stafford of Revit OpEd offers some discrepancy with his readers in regards to whether or not rooms should be included in groups.
Using Key Scheduling in Revit Using Key Scheduling in Revit
By Matt Johnson, Hagerman & Company To make schedules within Revit more efficient and precise, key schedules can be used to categorize instances of objects quickly and easily.
Revit Cartoon Views Revit Cartoon Views
By Alice Craig, Hagerman and Company Cartoon or conceptual views have remained an isolated process for many. Hagerman & Co.'s Alice Craig explains.
Updating Different Revit Build Numbers Updating Different Revit Build Numbers
By Justin Eckhardt, Advanced Solutions Read this tip to troubleshoot updating issues that may arise when using the worksharing features of Revit, Revit Architecture, or Revit MEP.
Change Up the Graphical Display of Revit Elements Change Up the Graphical Display of Revit Elements
By Valensas Balsevicius, AGA CAD Learn how to easily view and evaluate different diameters of reinforcement in Revit with this helpful tip from AGA CAD's Valensas Balsevicius.
A Fix For Unresolved Point Differences in Revit A Fix For Unresolved Point Differences in Revit
By Darin Green, Synergis Product Support Manager Darin Green of Synergis EDS helps you open a Revit model that has been corrupted by a previously inserted family.
Appending a Revit Model into Navisworks with Clarity Appending a Revit Model into Navisworks with Clarity
By Nicholas Bowley, IMAGINiT Building Solutions The method that is most efficient is debatable and often a compromise between performance and manual effort, unless you have IMAGINiT Clarity.
Restore Revit's Project Browser and Properties Palette Restore Revit's Project Browser and Properties Palette
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Steve Stafford of Revit OpEd walks you through a few very simple steps to restore the project browser and properties palette in Revit.
Revit Elements Can Be Cut With Face-Based Voids Revit Elements Can Be Cut With Face-Based Voids
By Valensas Balsevicius, AGACAD Valensas Balsevicius of AGACAD shows you how easy it is to cut elements using face-based families.
Learn To Fix Rotating Receptacle Annotations in Revit MEP Learn To Fix Rotating Receptacle Annotations in Revit MEP
By Matt Johnson, Hagerman and Company Learn how to get the annotation to rotate with the component when the receptacle is placed on a north wall and the annotation is upside down.
How to Fix Search Problems After Vault Professional Update How to Fix Search Problems After Vault Professional Update
By Darin Green, Synergis Engineering Design Solutions Having trouble searching Autodesk Vault from Revit after upgrading to Vault Professional 2016? An additional step may be needed while updating.
Adjust Elevation Units In Revit With This Tip Adjust Elevation Units In Revit With This Tip
By Heather Alley, IMAGINiT Building Solutions It takes some digging into menus within menus, but Revit users can find a handy dialog box for adjusting elevation units. Heather Alley shows you how.
Smart Details Tool Available for Free Preview Smart Details Tool Available for Free Preview
By Andrius Bialyj, AGACAD Easily place and modify details on Revit elements in accordance with BIM criteria with new Smart Details tool.
Subtle Change to Revit Menu You Need to Know About Subtle Change to Revit Menu You Need to Know About
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd In Revit 2016 R2 the underlay concept was given plainer language and now has its own group header in the Properties palette.
Quickly Connect to Advance Steel 2016 Quickly Connect to Advance Steel 2016
By Veredith Keller, IMAGINiT Building Solutions The Advance Steel 2016 Extension lets Revit 2016 users quickly connect their models to Advance Steel 2016.
Clean Up Your Family Names in Revit Clean Up Your Family Names in Revit
By Jordan Mussett, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Revit tends to hang on to family names to keep you from deleting too much. Learn how to clean them up when you need to.
Using Autodesk Products in Windows 10 Using Autodesk Products in Windows 10
By Justin Eckhardt, Advanced Solutions Having implemented some Autodesk solutions on Windows 10, Advanced Solutions offers some tips to get you started.
How to Restore a Corrupt Revit File How to Restore a Corrupt Revit File
By Jokubas Vaisvila, AGACAD AGACAD has the instructions for how to restore a Revit file when it becomes corrupt and the project information button is missing.
Deleting Revisions in Revit 2016 is Easier Than Ever Deleting Revisions in Revit 2016 is Easier Than Ever
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd It's possible to select more than one Revision at a time now. In the past you could only select one at a time.
Rotating Receptacle Annotations in Revit MEP Rotating Receptacle Annotations in Revit MEP
By Matt Johnson Hagerman & Company The out of the box receptacle that is included in Revit MEP's Library has an annotation embedded.
How to Filter Your Sections Visibility in Revit? How to Filter Your Sections Visibility in Revit?
By Valensas Balsevicius, AGACAD Engineers usually don't have much time to analyze Revit possibilities like Revit consultants do, hence they reach results with options they know best.
Revit Repeating Details Revit Repeating Details
By Alan Deluce, Advanced Solutions Have you ever wanted to use some of your Detail Components in a Repeating Detail and wondered, how can I create a Revit Repeating Detail?
Create an Enhanced 3D View with the Revit 2016 Selection Box Create an Enhanced 3D View with the Revit 2016 Selection Box
By Alice Craig, Solutions Engineer, Hagerman & Company Now with Revit 2016's new Selection Box tool, you can quickly isolate chosen elements in an unobstructed 3D view.
Create Inserts for MEP Systems w/ AGACAD's Cut Opening Tools Create Inserts for MEP Systems w/ AGACAD's Cut Opening Tools
By AGACAD AGACAD offers two applications for Revit that helps cut openings in Revit models effectively. Find out which one is right for you.
Lighting Analysis Add-In for LEED Calculations in Revit Lighting Analysis Add-In for LEED Calculations in Revit
By Nicholas Bowley, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Using the Lighting Analysis Add-In from Autodesk, lighting calculations can be performed in the Revit model.
Autodesk Display Issues Autodesk Display Issues
By Justin Eckhardt If your Autodesk product doesn't seem to be acting right, the first and easiest thing to troubleshoot and rule out is your graphics hardware.
New in Revit 2016- the Selection Box New in Revit 2016- the Selection Box
By Eugene A. O'Day, Ideate A new feature in Revit 2016 gives users the ability to create 3D isometric views from selected model elements.
Array Objects in X, Y, and Z in Revit w/ Help from Dynamo Array Objects in X, Y, and Z in Revit w/ Help from Dynamo
By Dan Rosenberg, Hagerman & Company Hagerman & Company covers how with a simple Dynamo script, you can create a custom grid and streamline your Revit workflow in Revit 2015 and 2016.
How to Show a Roof Overhang in a Plan View with Revit How to Show a Roof Overhang in a Plan View with Revit
By Carl Storms, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Out of the box Revit doesn’t do this, but there is a is a simple work around, as explained in this tip by Carl Storm of IMAGINiT Solutions.
Steve Stafford Compares Mental Ray to Raytracer Steve Stafford Compares Mental Ray to Raytracer
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Revit 2016 has both Mental Ray and Autodesk Raytracer options available for users rendering on their desktop.
Tools for Cutting Openings Around MEP Objects in Revit Tools for Cutting Openings Around MEP Objects in Revit
By Jokubas Vaisvila, AGACAD AGACAD offers the Cut Opening Free app and the Cut Opening solution to help Revit users create openings.
Capture, Create and Compute with Autodesk ReCap Capture, Create and Compute with Autodesk ReCap
By Chris Weatherford, Hagerman and Company There are three main processes to understand when discussing the capabilities of ReCap and how it can be beneficial to your project workflow.
Preparing a Unique Workshop Drawing in Revit Preparing a Unique Workshop Drawing in Revit
By Valensas Balsevicius, AGACAD If you have two elements with the same geometry and the same hosted elements Revit will name it automatically with the same name.
Methods for Downloading Autodesk Software Methods for Downloading Autodesk Software
By Anthony Chiles, Advanced Solutions Getting ready to upgrade to the Autodesk 2016 software? Read these tips from Advanced Solutions before you do.
Trouble Exporting a Revit File to BIM 360 Glue Trouble Exporting a Revit File to BIM 360 Glue
By Carl Storms, IMAGINiT Building Solutions The work around is to export the model as NWC from Revit using the export as NWC feature under the application menu, not by using the BIM 360 Add-in.
Get Autodesk's Latest IFC App Before Working with IFC Data Get Autodesk's Latest IFC App Before Working with IFC Data
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Revit OpEd's Steve Stafford covers what you need to know about Autodesk's latest IFC application and tests some of the new features.
Transition Smoothly to Autodesk 2016 with This Checklist Transition Smoothly to Autodesk 2016 with This Checklist
By Mark Lancaster, Synergis Product Support Specialist If you already have a network license, make sure to use this Autodesk License Manager checklist before you transition to Autodesk 2016.
Use IMAGINiT's Tool to Renumber Revit Views on Sheets Use IMAGINiT's Tool to Renumber Revit Views on Sheets
By Joe Eichenseer, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Let the IMAGINiT Utilities Revit Element Renumbering tool make renumbering the views on a sheet in Revit as simple as picking the order you want.
New Door Content a Hidden Gem in Revit 2016 New Door Content a Hidden Gem in Revit 2016
By Carl Storms A few things have been left out of Autodesk's official overview of the Revit 2016 release, but IMAGINiT has the scoop on the new Door Content feature.
Reducing the Time to Make a 3D Isometric Section in Revit Reducing the Time to Make a 3D Isometric Section in Revit
By Matt Johnson, Hagerman & Company AEC Solutions Engineer In this tip from Hagerman, learn a quick way to isolate a portion of a building and vastly reduce the time it takes to make a 3D Isometric section.
Placing Rooms Automatically in Revit 2016 Placing Rooms Automatically in Revit 2016
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Revit OpEd's Steve Stafford explains how to use Revit's Place Rooms Automatically feature, which he calls a time-saving "shotgun blast of rooms."
Coordinating Key Families Via Copy/Monitor in Revit Coordinating Key Families Via Copy/Monitor in Revit
By Jordan Mussett, IMAGINiT Building Solutions There are several key families that need coordination via Copy/Monitor in a Revit project, and this post focuses on plumbing fixtures.
Using Revit Parts for Complex Precast Wall Modeling Using Revit Parts for Complex Precast Wall Modeling
By Valensas Balsevicius, AGA CAD AGA CAD's Valensas Balsevicius shares his experience using Revit Parts for precast walls modeling.
Telling Reinforced Walls from Non-reinforced Walls in Revit Telling Reinforced Walls from Non-reinforced Walls in Revit
By Darin Green, Synergis Product Support Specialist This tip by from Synergis EDS covers Revit multi-layer graphical overrides to distinguishing reinforced walls from non-reinforced walls.
How to Safely Create a Central File in Revit 2015 How to Safely Create a Central File in Revit 2015
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Issues arise when users access Revit files via different shared resource paths. Here Steve Stafford explains how to safely create a central file.
eTransmit Automates Attaching Material to Revit Files eTransmit Automates Attaching Material to Revit Files
By Robert Levy, Hagerman & Company AEC Solutions Engineer AEC firms often have to filter through many project files to pull relevant material, but eTransmit for Revit automates this time consuming process.
Using A360 Collaboration for Revit and A360 Team Using A360 Collaboration for Revit and A360 Team
By Bill Knittle, Synergis Building Solutions Engineer Synergis EDS provides an extensive overview on how A360 Collaboration for Revit can solve main collaborative pains in the Revit and AEC workflow.
Fix for Structural Analysis Toolkit 2015 Error in Revit Fix for Structural Analysis Toolkit 2015 Error in Revit
By Carl Storms, IMAGINiT Building Solutions It happens because the Structural Analysis Toolkit 2015 was installed before the Revit 2015 Update Release 6 was installed. Get the new release here.
Using Revit Railing Families to Create Wall Mounted Railings Using Revit Railing Families to Create Wall Mounted Railings
By Andrius Bialyj, AGA CAD For many Revit users railings seem to be limited in flexibility. However advanced users can achieve various results using Revit railing families.
3 Benefits of Using Revit View Filters 3 Benefits of Using Revit View Filters
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD notes Revit view filters can be used to group different types of objects, filter objects by parameters, and change visibility when you otherwise can't.
Can't Select Something in Your View? Did You Pin It? Can't Select Something in Your View? Did You Pin It?
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd It's easy to forget Revit's settings are easily changed. Find out how to bring back the disabled new Data Row button and change pinned selections.
Improve Your Efficiency with AGACAD's Smart Assemblies Improve Your Efficiency with AGACAD's Smart Assemblies
By Valensas Balsevicius, AGACAD If you work a lot with assemblies, or you plan to work with assemblies in your next project, try using the Smart Assemblies BIM solution in Revit.
Editing Profiles in Revit to Make Intricate Foundation Walls Editing Profiles in Revit to Make Intricate Foundation Walls
By Bill Knittle, Synergis Building Solutions Engineer Check out this tip from Synergis if you have ever been frustrated with creating intricate foundation walls in Revit.
Modeling Cantilever Framing Configurations in Revit Modeling Cantilever Framing Configurations in Revit
By Matt Johnson, Hagerman & Company AEC Solutions Engineer When modeling cantilever framing configurations, there are times when a deeper beam must be used. Use this tip to find out how to model this in Revit.
Learn to Safely Explode AutoCAD Files in Revit Projects Learn to Safely Explode AutoCAD Files in Revit Projects
By Jordan Mussett, IMAGINiT Building Solutions When you explode AutoCAD files in Revit Projects, several things happen. Check out this tip from IMAGINiT to learn to convert details accurately.
Different View Ranges and Showing Different Heights in Revit Different View Ranges and Showing Different Heights in Revit
Edwin Prakoso, CADnotes Check out this Revit tip to find find out how to create a floor plan with a different view range or show different heights in a specific area.
Learning to Use Gray Inactive Worksets in Revit Learning to Use Gray Inactive Worksets in Revit
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Check out this tip to learn how to use Gray Inactive Worksets, an often overlooked feature in Revit.
Working w/ the Autodesk Site Designer Extension for Revit Working w/ the Autodesk Site Designer Extension for Revit
By Dan Rosenberg, Hagerman & Company Before the extension, this could not be done. See how to generate a sketch based road and automatically grade the site to match the slope.
Scan To BIM: Insert and Index Point Clouds in Revit Scan To BIM: Insert and Index Point Clouds in Revit
By Joe Eichenseer, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog Getting your point clouds/laser scans into Revit has changed slightly. Here are steps to consider before importing into Revit.
Changing the Username in a Revit Local File Changing the Username in a Revit Local File
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd You can assume any username identity in Revit as long as you change the username parameter before creating a new Local File.
IFC File Format Integration with Revit
By Matt Johnson - Solutions Engineer, Hagerman & Company This video looks at how the IFC format can enable users to open models in previous versions of Revit with minor limitations.
Changing Font Settings on the Revit Recent Files Screen Changing Font Settings on the Revit Recent Files Screen
By Sash Kazeminejad, Ideate AEC Senior Application Specialist While customizing the Revit interface is limited (without getting into the API), you can use this tip to change the look of the Recent Files screen.
Adding Buzzsaw for BIM Collaboration in Revit Adding Buzzsaw for BIM Collaboration in Revit
By Bill Knittle, Synergis Building Solution Engineer In Part III of this tip, Bill Knittle explores BIM collaboration in Revit beyond your company's needs with the addition of Buzzsaw.
Resolving a Linked File Ownership Conflict in Revit 2015 Resolving a Linked File Ownership Conflict in Revit 2015
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Revit OpEd's Steve Stafford covers how to resolve an awkward issue with Revit 2015 when using a specific workset(s) to manage a linked file(s).
Using the Revit Propagate Extents Tool for Levels and Grids Using the Revit Propagate Extents Tool for Levels and Grids
By IMAGINiT Technologies You might have noticed a tool named Propagate Extents when you select Levels or Grids in Revit. Check out this tip to learn how to use it.
Maximize Productivity with BIM 360 Glue Add-Ins for Revit Maximize Productivity with BIM 360 Glue Add-Ins for Revit
By Thomas J. Kemp, Advanced Solutions Teams that have implemented BIM 360 Glue should check out this tip to maximize productivity in their collaborative environment.
Minesto Takes Kite Concept Underwater to Generate Power Minesto Takes Kite Concept Underwater to Generate Power
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Minesto used CATIA to design their Deep Green tidal power system that uses an underwater kite design to generate power.
Running Vault Professional In Parallel to Revit Server Running Vault Professional In Parallel to Revit Server
By Bill Knittle, Synergis Building Solutions Engineer In the second part of this tip, learn how Vault Professional can run in parallel to Revit Server to help manage project workflows at multiple sites.
Using MEP Move To for Circuits in Revit 2015 R2 Using MEP Move To for Circuits in Revit 2015 R2
By Steve Stafford Revit MEP users can check out this tip from Steve Stafford at Revit OpEd to learn how to use the Move To feature for circuits in Revit 2015 R2.
Copy Settings Using Revit's Transfer Project Standards Tool Copy Settings Using Revit's Transfer Project Standards Tool
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD notes Use this tip to learn how to use Revit's Transfer Project Standards tool, which allows you to copy settings from one project to another.
Using Revit Server to Enable Collaboration Across Sites Using Revit Server to Enable Collaboration Across Sites
By Bill Knittle, Synergis Building Solution Engineer Revit Server and enabling Worksets allows geographically distributed project team members to work simultaneously on a Revit project file.
Use This Workaround to Split a Revision Schedule in Revit Use This Workaround to Split a Revision Schedule in Revit
By Cesar Escalante, Ideate AEC Solutions Application Specialist A common feature request, splitting a Revision Schedule in Revit can be achieved through a fairly good workaround using conditional formulas.
IMAGINiT Offers Tip on Precise Placement of Revit Sections IMAGINiT Offers Tip on Precise Placement of Revit Sections
By Joe Eichenseer, IMAGINiT Technologies This tip is for any Revit user who has been frustrated by Revit's inability to snap or manually align annotation object.
What to do if Ribbon Panel Titles are Missing What to do if Ribbon Panel Titles are Missing
By Steve Stafford, of the Revit OpEd Blog With the ribbon User Interface you can turn off the ribbon's panel titles in Revit.
Synergis Offers Tip On Modeling Foundation Walls in Revit Synergis Offers Tip On Modeling Foundation Walls in Revit
By Bill Knittle, Synergis Building Solutions Engineer Use this tip to learn how to create a foundation wall with an accurately modeled brick ledge or shelf in part three of this series.
Convert to a Face-Based Family in Revit MEP Convert to a Face-Based Family in Revit MEP
By CAD Technology Center An issue that is commonly encountered in the MEP world is working with wall-based, ceiling-based, floor-based or roof-based families.
Detail in Revit with Confidence Using this Tip Detail in Revit with Confidence Using this Tip
By Robert Levy, Hagerman & Company, Inc. Use this tip to learn to detail in Revit with confidence that you will not be affecting the rest of the model by accident.
Find Jogged Sections Made with Revit's Split Segment Tool Find Jogged Sections Made with Revit's Split Segment Tool
By Alan Deluce, Advanced Solutions Use this Revit tip when creating a Jogged Section with the Split Segment tool.
Two Ways to Save Time Exchanging Revit Models with Clarity Two Ways to Save Time Exchanging Revit Models with Clarity
By IMAGINiT Technologies IMAGINiT Clarity users who spend time exchanging models with partners will appreciate the new release, which automates the model exchange process.
Creating New Area Schemes in Revit Creating New Area Schemes in Revit
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Use this tip from Steve Stafford to learn how to create new area schemes in Revit.
Creating a C Channel Stair for Revit 2014+ Up Creating a C Channel Stair for Revit 2014+ Up
By Alice Craig, AEC Solutions Engineer, Hagerman & Company Use this tip to create a C channel stair in Revit Architecture 2014 and up. This tip can also be used for both straight and U-shaped stairs.
Use this Tip to Learn to Embed Walls Within Walls in Revit Use this Tip to Learn to Embed Walls Within Walls in Revit
By Bill Knittle, Synergis Building Solutions Engineer Although Revit does not like overlapping walls, this tip demonstrates how to cut and join walls together to resolve typical situations.
Creating New Duct Types with Turning Vanes in Revit Creating New Duct Types with Turning Vanes in Revit
By CAD Technology Center Creating new duct types with augmented duct routing preferences is a powerful way to increase productivity and show correct information on documents.
Animations with Autodesk Vehicle Tracking Animations with Autodesk Vehicle Tracking
By Rob Wiederman, Advanced Solutions Use this tip from Advanced Solutions to learn how to use the Autodesk Vehicle Tracking ribbon to create an animation.
Hidden Modifications and Customizations in Revit Hidden Modifications and Customizations in Revit
By Matt Johnson, Solutions Engineer, Hagerman & Company Revit users are under the impression that the construction documentation capabilities within Revit are very limited and not subject to customization.
Use this Tip to Learn to Make Revit Walls Vertically Complex Use this Tip to Learn to Make Revit Walls Vertically Complex
By Bill Knittle, Synergis Building Solutions Engineer Mastering a Revit wall's structure in section can increase productivity and understanding when expressing the overall aesthetic and material makeup.
Learn to Export Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D Surfaces to Revit Learn to Export Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D Surfaces to Revit
By Scott Hacker, AEC Solutions Engineer, Hagerman & Company, Inc. You will need to have the Bridge Module (included in IDS Premium and Ultimate) for Civil and the Revit version, which can be downloaded here.
Before You Migrate to Revit 2015 Before You Migrate to Revit 2015
By Glynnis Patterson, NCARB, Director of Software Development, Ideate Many of our customers are starting to do their early prep work in advance of their official migration to Autodesk Revit 2015.
Revit Phasing - Getting Your Project Set Up Revit Phasing - Getting Your Project Set Up
By IMAGINiT Revit has the ability to track the timeline in which an element was created as well as when and if it was demolished.
Revit 2015 Double Click Deactivate View Revit 2015 Double Click Deactivate View
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd The new companion to double-click to activate a view on a sheet is pretty simple.
Workset Management and Large Model Split Workset Management and Large Model Split
By Chris Weatherford, AEC Solutions Engineer, Hagerman & Company Users want to know how to manage worksets with projects that become so large in size, both in MB and SF, that they have to be split and distributed.
Bridge Design for InfraWorks 360 Bridge Design for InfraWorks 360
By Rob Wiederman, Advanced Solutions A new offering in the InfraWorks portfolio is Bridge Design for InfraWorks 360. This example shows a proposed road crossing of an existing highway.
Revit to Showcase Workflow Revit to Showcase Workflow
By Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies To start a workflow or save a workflow from within Revit go to the 3D view you would like to work with in Showcase.
New Version of Revit Allows Users to Change View References
By Ideate Solutions A longstanding request from users, Autodesk has added a feature to Revit 2015 to allow them to change view references. Read this tip to find out how.
New Feature List for Revit 2015 + More New Feature List for Revit 2015 + More
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Here's a list of the items that are new to Revit 2015, plus more on Revit 2015 pinned elements and Revit 2015 subtle changes.
ISO View and Dimensioning in Revit ISO View and Dimensioning in Revit
By IMAGINiT Technologies To take advantage of 3D or isometric views in Revit users need to set their work planes first.
Using InfraWorks' Model Builder to Place Models in Reality Using InfraWorks' Model Builder to Place Models in Reality
By Rob Wiederman, Advanced Solutions A new option in InfraWorks 360, Model Builder allows you to type in an address or zoom to view a given area where you would like to create a model.
BIM for Project Managers - Workflows, Roles and Deliverables BIM for Project Managers - Workflows, Roles and Deliverables
By Chris Weatherford, Solutions Engineer, Hagerman & Company A successful transition to BIM requires much planning and a completely different approach to project design and management.
How to Perform a Clean Diagnostics Mode Install How to Perform a Clean Diagnostics Mode Install
By IMAGINiT Technologies You may be receiving errors or the install backs off and looks like it uninstalls itself when using Windows or Vista.
Defining Roof Slopes in Revit Defining Roof Slopes in Revit
From the IMAGINiT Solutions Blog When you start the roof command the option bar should show up with "Defines Slope" and you can check it or keep it unchecked and define after you draw.
Lessons on View Worksets and Workset Names in Revit Lessons on View Worksets and Workset Names in Revit
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd View worksets are created by Revit whenever a view is created. We don't need to do anything. But, avoid ending up with too many worksets.
Creating a Revit Topo Using Civil 3D Creating a Revit Topo Using Civil 3D
By CAD Technology Center The following explains the workflow needed to get a more accurate topography in Revit by using the Civil 3D model as you reference.
Creating Workspaces in 3ds Max Creating Workspaces in 3ds Max
By Craig Bashor, Advanced Solutions In 3ds Max 2013 you could create custom workspaces for the UI. 3ds Max 2014 contains an extra workspace called Default with Enhanced Menus.
How to Stay Out of the Dark When Rendering in Revit How to Stay Out of the Dark When Rendering in Revit
By Sash Kazeminejad, LEED AP, Ideate After spending lots of time perfecting your settings and running many tests, nothing can be more frustrating than having lighting issues.
A Common Question on Revit Model Management A Common Question on Revit Model Management
By Chris Weatherford, Solutions Engineer, Hagerman & Company Users want to know how to manage worksets with projects that become so large in size, both in MB and SF, that they have to be split.
How to Download Software from Autodesk's Virtual Agent How to Download Software from Autodesk's Virtual Agent
By Advanced Solutions If you are unable to download directly from Subscription Center account, this is another way to download software from Autodesk.com.
Two Minutes with Rolling Offsets Two Minutes with Rolling Offsets
By the Revit OpEd Blog This video shows how to create a rolling offset for both pipe and conduit. The Routing Solutions tool works for pipe (and duct) but not conduit.
An Overview of Phasing in Revit An Overview of Phasing in Revit
By Adrianna Schneider, Advanced Solutions This short video presents an overview of Phasing, to help users understand the fundamentals of the command.
Revit Server 2013: Hotfix Revit Server 2013: Hotfix
By Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies This hotfix corrects a logic flaw where model data could be lost or corrupted if a user attempts to sync changes through an accelerator.
Dome Roof Using Autodesk Revit Dome Roof Using Autodesk Revit
By Matt Johnson, AEC Solutions Engineer, Hagerman & Company Matt goes over the steps for creating a roof from the face of a mass in this new Tips & Tricks column.
Learn How to Navigate Revit's Family Naming Rules Learn How to Navigate Revit's Family Naming Rules
By Jessika DiGregorio, Ideate With Ideate BIMLink you can handle families carefully and ensure that none of your family names contain illegal characters.
Rapid Energy Analysis Using Building Elements in Revit Rapid Energy Analysis Using Building Elements in Revit
By Autodesk Now in addition to energy analysis of conceptual massing elements, designers can perform energy analysis using detailed Revit models.
Five Minutes with Property Data Five Minutes with Property Data
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd This post describes how we can create a property line when we lack any digital data to use.
Downloading Product Software from Autodesk Downloading Product Software from Autodesk
By Advanced Solutions Are you unable to download your Autodesk product from the Subscription Center? Or maybe you just want to try a single product?
Encountered an Improper Argument Error in Revit Encountered an Improper Argument Error in Revit
By IMAGINiT Technologies Are you getting the "Revit Encountered an improper argument" error? Check out this quick fix.
Change Parameter from Type to Instance in Revit Change Parameter from Type to Instance in Revit
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Change system parameters from type to instance for system parameters that Revit groups under Identity Data.
Axiom's Video Tutorial Gives Revit Users Help with Elements Axiom's Video Tutorial Gives Revit Users Help with Elements
By Axiom Get step-by-step instructions on how to build 3D models in Revit using extrusions and blends.
What's in a Autodesk Revit Multi-Category Schedule? What's in a Autodesk Revit Multi-Category Schedule?
By Glynnis Patterson Ideate BIMLink allows users to generate Autodesk Revit Multi-Category schedules that include all the model category data that they need.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl6o_RBdpb4 Convert AutoCAD Files to MicroStation Easily with Axiom
By Axiom Learn about Axiom's translation manager, a program that simplifies the task of translating files between AutoCAD and MicroStation.
Algoma Orchards Picks EnerNOC to Reduce Its Energy Use Algoma Orchards Picks EnerNOC to Reduce Its Energy Use
By EnerNOC Algoma Orchards reduces its energy use by approximately 400 kilowatts with EnerNOC DemandSMART.
Ensuring the Best Performance in Your Software Ensuring the Best Performance in Your Software
By IMAGINiT Technologies If you are experiencing performance issues with your Revit or AutoCAD based software it might be caused by a few minor things. Read this tip for help.
Revit Wall Sweeps and Navisworks Revit Wall Sweeps and Navisworks
By Joe Eichenseer, IMAGINiT We've been running into an issue recently where a Revit 2014 wall sweep was not making its way into Navisworks 2014.
Finish Floors and Doors in Revit Finish Floors and Doors in Revit
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Steve Stafford covers tools to manage creating finish floors like Revolution Design's Revit Workflows and KiwiCodes Bonus Tools app.
Ideate BIMLink and Facilities Management 101 Ideate BIMLink and Facilities Management 101
By Glynnis Patterson, Ideate Learn how to have a complete list of all the building assets for use in managing the building’s maintenance and operations.
Downloading, Installing, and Configuring LMTools Downloading, Installing, and Configuring LMTools
By Tylor Zollman, Advanced Solutions Once a Networked License has been purchased it will require a Networked License Manager (LMTools) to distribute licenses.
Schedule Linked Files in Revit 2014 Schedule Linked Files in Revit 2014
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd We can take advantage of the addition of Grids and Levels as elements we can schedule in Revit 2014.
Graphics Related Problems With Autodesk Software Graphics Related Problems With Autodesk Software
By Jeffrey Maffeo, Advanced Solutions If you are experiencing common graphics related problems such as Fatal Errors and Unhandled Exceptions in your Autodesk software this tip can help.
Learn About Revit Snaps Learn About Revit Snaps
By Michael Anonuevo, BIM Modeler This article presents important features of the Revit snaps and explains all the items in the Snaps dialog box.
Obtain a Stand-alone License of IMAGINiT Utilities Obtain a Stand-alone License of IMAGINiT Utilities
By Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT One of the benefits of being on Autodesk Subscription through IMAGINiT Technologies is that you get the "Utilities for Revit" for free.
Transfer Project Standards and Shared Coordinates in Revit Transfer Project Standards and Shared Coordinates in Revit
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog Transfer Project Standards (TPS) and shared coordinates are even less friendly when worksets are involved.
Selecting Objects in Revit Selecting Objects in Revit
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog Selecting objects is one of the basic tools you should know, including noun verb selection vs. verb noun selection
Standalone License Activation for 2014 Products Fails Standalone License Activation for 2014 Products Fails
By IMAGINiT Have you received a group of reports when activating Autodesk 2014 products? Here's what to do.
Create Metal Standing Seams for a Roof in 6 Minutes Create Metal Standing Seams for a Roof in 6 Minutes
By The Revit Kid, YouTube A quick tip to create 3D ribs for a metal standing seam roof.
Copy Then Paste a Level Copy Then Paste a Level
By Revit OpEd Ever have someone want to use Copy to Clipboard and then Paste Aligned to create a new level? Here is a tip to walk you through the steps.
Override Your View Visibility/Graphics Override Your View Visibility/Graphics
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog Follow these steps if you want to modify the visibility in your Revit model.
Up Site Object Performance and Optimize Graphical Fidelity Up Site Object Performance and Optimize Graphical Fidelity
By CAD Technology Center One of the most utilized but frequently misunderstood tool sets in Revit are the site tools.
Revit 2014: Options for Double Click Revit 2014: Options for Double Click
By IMAGINiT In Revit 2014 we now have some customization options when double clicking on the following types of elements. Learn about these options.
Apply versus APPLY and View Templates Apply versus APPLY and View Templates
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog Learn about the Apply Template Properties function in this tip.
Pacific Gas Achieves 5.7 Million in Savings with Bentley Pacific Gas Achieves 5.7 Million in Savings with Bentley
By Bentley Systems Like so many utilities with aging infrastructure, Pacific Gas and Electric Company needed to modernize its substations and boost service reliability.
Is Your Revit 2014 Ribbon not Displaying Correctly? Is Your Revit 2014 Ribbon not Displaying Correctly?
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog There are several hotfix and updates released by Autodesk to fix it. This tip will lead you to those resources.
Learn About the User Interface Configuration Calculator Learn About the User Interface Configuration Calculator
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog If you are a BIM Manager working on deployments, you should know about the User Interface Configuration Calculator in Revit.
Everything You Need for Installation in One Place Everything You Need for Installation in One Place
By Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Read this tip on how to do a network deployment for your Autodesk 2014 programs.
Some Tips for the Autodesk Professional Certification Exam Some Tips for the Autodesk Professional Certification Exam
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog Edwin Prakoso shares what he saw during the Autodesk Professional Certification Exam.
A Pyramid: a Simple Sweep in Revit A Pyramid: a Simple Sweep in Revit
By Michael Anonuevo, www.littledetailscount.com In effect, a pyramid is just a plain sweep with a triangular profile mitered at four sides.
Project Examines Feasibility of Community-based Bioenergy Project Examines Feasibility of Community-based Bioenergy
By the Dovetail Partners Dovetail Partners, an environmental think-tank, has completed a study of biomass energy opportunities in two communities in Northern Minnesota.
Create a Keyplan For the Title Block Create a Keyplan For the Title Block
By CAD Technology Center There are a couple of different pieces that need to be created and modified to make sure that the keyplan functions properly within the title block.
Constraining One Object to Another Object Using Dimensions Constraining One Object to Another Object Using Dimensions
By Axiom Step-by-step instructions on how to use dimensions to constrain an element such as a door pull from Axiom's Revit LearningBay.
Why Wood Can be a Main Source for Biofuels Why Wood Can be a Main Source for Biofuels
By Jeff Howe, Dovetail Partners This report examines how wood has the potential to be the biofuel technology of the future.
Revit Isn't Supported on Windows 8, or Can it Be? Revit Isn't Supported on Windows 8, or Can it Be?
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog What you should know if you're interested in installing AutoCAD and Revit 2013 on Windows 8.
Creating Clean Interior Elevations Using Masking Regions Creating Clean Interior Elevations Using Masking Regions
By Adam Hamilton, CAD Technology Center Using The Annotation Tool Masking Region we can block out the unwanted geometry and create the clean views our clients demand.
Architects Use IES Software, Saving Client $1.5 million Architects Use IES Software, Saving Client $1.5 million
By Integrated Environmental Solutions CBT used IES\' VE-Pro analysis software modules to run daylighting, solar, thermal, ventilation and energy simulations in the schematic design process.
Fixing Issues with Break Lines in Revit MEP Fixing Issues with Break Lines in Revit MEP
By IMAGINiT Fix break lines that are blocking the pipe system in a Revit MEP model by following these quick steps.
How Do You Get Rid of Excess Materials in Revit? How Do You Get Rid of Excess Materials in Revit?
By Michael Anonuevo, www.littledetailscount.com This tip describes how to clean up excess materials when you have to use nested families or components from other families.
Rotate with Component in Revit Rotate with Component in Revit
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog This little setting is meant to force a tag to rotate with the tagged element, meaning to maintain the alignment.
Achieving the Renewable Heat Incentive in the UK Achieving the Renewable Heat Incentive in the UK
By GlobalData GlobalData looks at the UK’s domestic renewable heat incentive (RHI) and if it\'s possible to achieve by its target date in 2020.
Are You Having Issues with Your Graphic Performance? Are You Having Issues with Your Graphic Performance?
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog If you already use a certified graphic card but are still having problems, you should try to download the driver from Autodesk's website.
NREL Device Tosses Out Unusable PV Wafers NREL Device Tosses Out Unusable PV Wafers
By Bill Scanlon, NREL The system uses focused light to find weak silicon wafers before money is spent making them into solar cells.
Get Accurate Square Footage of an Area Including Closets Get Accurate Square Footage of an Area Including Closets
By Axiom Step-by-step instructions on how to include spaces, such as closets, when showing the square footage of a room.
Six Best Practices for Effective Wind Farm Operation Six Best Practices for Effective Wind Farm Operation
By Red Lion High speed network infrastructures can help enhance a wind farm\'s capabilities. Learn about more best practices in this white paper.
Do You Know How to Find the Fillet Command? Do You Know How to Find the Fillet Command?
By IMAGINiT The command does exist in Revit, but how you get to it is a bit unexpected.
Have You Seen this Error Message Before? Have You Seen this Error Message Before?
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog Perhaps you've come across when Revit will fail to complete a Synchronize with Central (SwC) the first time you try, thus the message.
Be more Efficient with these Shortcut Keys Be more Efficient with these Shortcut Keys
Quickly access commands inside of Revit with these shortcuts that can be used in most Revit products.
Tips for Using a 3Dconnexion Device in Revit Tips for Using a 3Dconnexion Device in Revit
By Michael Anonuevo This tip focuses on the additional use of the controller cap in any 3Dconnexion devices.
Options on How to Bring Excel Information into Revit Options on How to Bring Excel Information into Revit
By Adrianna Schneider, Advanced Solutions Information and video tutorial workflows for bringing information from Excel into Revit.
AEA Increases Energy Production and Lower Costs AEA Increases Energy Production and Lower Costs
Summay by John Myers, ConnectPress Editor The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) has adopted the HOMER Energy software optimization toolset to improve its network of wind turbines.
Create a More Accurate Construction Operation Simulation Create a More Accurate Construction Operation Simulation
Learn about how to use the Navisworks Timeliner to create 4D simulations of construction workplans.
Great Ideas for Improving the Family Editor Experience Great Ideas for Improving the Family Editor Experience
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog Steve Stafford of the Revit OpEd blog shares thoughts on the family editor and ways to improve the experience.
 LEED, BIM and Revit: How to Make them Work Together LEED, BIM and Revit: How to Make them Work Together
Watch this tip to learn about how to complete LEED certification with BIM in Revit.
How to Link Documents to a Construction Element in Revit How to Link Documents to a Construction Element in Revit
Access files directly instead of fishing through the project's folder structure in Revit.
Placing Windows with Revit LT Placing Windows with Revit LT
By AutodeskBuilding on YouTube In this video tip, learn about how to place windows with Revit LT.
How to Export Phases to the Correct Layer in Revit How to Export Phases to the Correct Layer in Revit
By IMAGINiT When you export your views from Revit, with any option, the phased elements do not export to an EXST layer.
Do You Ever Get the Cannot Be Ignored Error? Do You Ever Get the Cannot Be Ignored Error?
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog Learn about how to fix an error that occurs when you swap one family for another after applying dimensions, therefore confusing the dimensions.
Control Display Behavior of Overlapping Objects Control Display Behavior of Overlapping Objects
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog This tip shows how to control display behavior if linked files overlap some objects in Revit.
Looking to Make Revit a Little Easier? Looking to Make Revit a Little Easier?
By Axiom Step-by-step instructions on how to use two Revit commands to save hours of time.
Create a Corner Window in Revit 2012 Create a Corner Window in Revit 2012
This video tutorial walks readers through the process of creating a corner window using Revit 2012.
Have You Heard About New Egress Path Options? Have You Heard About New Egress Path Options?
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog Learn about egress path options like using a railing type and using the newer adaptive point concepts in a family.
Free Education Materials You can Access Free Education Materials You can Access
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog These learning materials will help you master using Autodesk products.
How to Quickly Edit a Component in Revit How to Quickly Edit a Component in Revit
By Axiom See how to use Revits Edit In-Place and Edit Revolve commands to quickly edit a component.
Interoperability is Tested with this Workflow Interoperability is Tested with this Workflow
Successfully move a file from CATIA into Revit and 3ds Max.
Alleviate Problems with Importing Survey Files Alleviate Problems with Importing Survey Files
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog Learn how to fix snapping issues regarding large file extents when importing DWG files.
Learn About the Little Features in Revit 2013 Learn About the Little Features in Revit 2013
By Adrianna Schneider, Advanced Solutions There is now an option to select an individual segment in a multi-segment dimension chain, and delete the segment.
A Video Tutorial from Axioms LearningBay Revit Courses A Video Tutorial from Axioms LearningBay Revit Courses
By Axiom Find out how to create a dimension parameter and use it to create three family types in Revit.
Unlock a Layer or Layers in a Wall in Revit Unlock a Layer or Layers in a Wall in Revit
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog Unlock a layer or layers in a wall to allow "pulling" them up or down separately from the rest of a wall.
Count Any Data From Your Model Count Any Data From Your Model
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog By creating a schedule users can quickly and easily calculate the data from their models.
How to Get your Autodesk Software on a CD, DVD or USB Drive How to Get your Autodesk Software on a CD, DVD or USB Drive
By Adrianna Schneider, Advanced Solutions If you are a Subscription Customer you can request the physical media for the products you have licensed.
24M Technologies Are Changing Battery Storage Industry 24M Technologies Are Changing Battery Storage Industry
24M Technologies has received a grant from the Department of Energy\'s Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy to create next generation batteries.
Topo Surfaces in Revit 2013 Topo Surfaces in Revit 2013
See how to create topography in Revit 2013.
Create a Winder Stair in Revit Create a Winder Stair in Revit
Learn how to use the L-Shape winder tool in Revit.
Create Section and Detail View in AutoCAD 2013 Create Section and Detail View in AutoCAD 2013
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog In AutoCAD 2013, you can create not only base and projected view, but you can now also create section and detail views.
Using Revit Under Risky Conditions Using Revit Under Risky Conditions
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog Knowing when your Revit data is in danger can save you a lot of time and potentially wasted effort.
Rendering a View with Artificial Lighting
Change the type of lighting in a Revit view rendering.
Delete a Segment in Revit 2013
By Adrianna Schneider, Advanced Solutions Revit 2013 adds the ability to delete an individual segment in a multi-segment dimension chain.
Place a Reveal Family in a Door Place a Reveal Family in a Door
A video tutorial from the Revit Addict on adding a reveal in a Revit door family.
Five Minutes of Roof Sloping in Revit Five Minutes of Roof Sloping in Revit
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog A video tip demos sloping roofs for two conditions, sloped structure and flat structure with built-up rigid insulation.
Create a Roof Based on a Building Footprint Create a Roof Based on a Building Footprint
Make and adjust roof properties and shapes in Revit.
Revit Tip: Rotate Curtain Wall Grids Revit Tip: Rotate Curtain Wall Grids
Rotate curtain wall grids so you are not always on a 90 degree axis.
Connect  Revit Family Parameters Connect Revit Family Parameters
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog What to do when a nested Revit family's parameters don't seem to respond to a host.
Fireproof a Column in Revit Fireproof a Column in Revit
A video tip from the RevitAddict on adding fireproofing to your column family in Revit Structure.
Find the Value of Solar Installations Find the Value of Solar Installations
Jason La Fleur, LEED AP A new tool helps quantify the value of photovoltaic installations for real estate appraisers, brokers, and lenders.
Create a Downspout for that Roof in Revit Create a Downspout for that Roof in Revit
By Alice Craig, Hagerman & Company Alice Craig, solutions engineer, Hagerman & Company demonstrates two options for creating a downspout including a wall sweep and an in-place family sweep.
Place Framing at a Set Angle Place Framing at a Set Angle
Learn framing at an angle in Revit using pick support.
Show Parameters for Mounting Height Show Parameters for Mounting Height
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog Learn how to show a parameter in Revit face-based families.
Demolish a Door in a Revit Curtain Wall Demolish a Door in a Revit Curtain Wall
Learn how to insert new doors in a curtain wall system.
Create Floor Openings and Railings Create Floor Openings and Railings
Cut an opening in a floor to allow for stairs and railings in Revit Architecture.
Create Stained Glass Windows Create Stained Glass Windows
Learn techniques for making stained glass windows in Revit.
Installing Autodesk 2012 Products and Suites Installing Autodesk 2012 Products and Suites
By Autodesk This video tutorial series covers how to install Autodesk 2012 products and suites.
Refer to Another Section in Revit Refer to Another Section in Revit
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog Learn how to refer to details in different locations in Revit Architecture.
Revit Viewport Options Revit Viewport Options
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog Lean how to use the multiple viewports option in Revit.
Quick Tip for Rotating Columns Quick Tip for Rotating Columns
By The Revit Kid Learn how to place, move and rotate multiple columns at the same time.
The Benefits of Revit Parts The Benefits of Revit Parts
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog Learn how to apply materials, schedule and tag parts in Revit.
Revit 2012 Change Revit 2012 Change
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog Learn about the move symbol in Revit 2012.
How to Recover Central and Local Revit Files How to Recover Central and Local Revit Files
By CADuniversity YouTube channel This video tip shows you how to recover files in Revit MEP, Architecture and Structure.
Export to DWG in Revit 2012 Export to DWG in Revit 2012
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog Source files for four export settings templates.
Use the New Parts and Assemblies Features in Revit 2012 Use the New Parts and Assemblies Features in Revit 2012
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog Divide elements into smaller parts in Revit Architecture 2012.
New to Revit Families in Revit Architecture 2012? New to Revit Families in Revit Architecture 2012?
By NICADMANS Autodesk Corner This tip shows how to create a simple family in Revit Architecture 2012.
Import A Civil 3D Building Into Revit Import A Civil 3D Building Into Revit
By Brett Settles, AEC Solutions Engineer, Hagerman & Company With these tools, collaborating with Revit becomes a much less daunting task and allows us to create a smoother process.
Inaccessible Options In Revit Appearance Properties Inaccessible Options In Revit Appearance Properties
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog Access options in Appearance Properties when you create/edit a title block family and deal with a Revision Schedule.
Mentor Graphics\' FloVent Aids in Sustainable School Design Mentor Graphics\' FloVent Aids in Sustainable School Design
By Amy Knutson NOWarchitecture used three-dimensional computer modeling and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to verify solar exposure and ventilation performance.
Label Rooms in Revit Label Rooms in Revit
By CAD Gorilla Using the room tool, you can quickly and easily define a room in your design.
Revit Rocks Video Shows the Power of Copy and Paste Revit Rocks Video Shows the Power of Copy and Paste
Create an entire multi-story building in seconds with copy and paste.
Visibility Parameters in Revit Architecture Visibility Parameters in Revit Architecture
By Matt Johnson, Hagerman & Company A video on how to place a parameter inside a family of objects that can appear and disappear within that family.
How to Document Multi-section Panels in Revit
This video covers how to document multi-section panels particularly important to electrical users.
Working With Roofs in Revit Working With Roofs in Revit
By Christopher Alexander, CAD Technology Center Solutions from commonly overlooked items for correcting roofs, to complex methods for creating a single roof object.
Use Note Blocks for Keynoting Inside of Revit Architecture Use Note Blocks for Keynoting Inside of Revit Architecture
By Hagerman & Company Download this video tip to learn about keynoting inside of Revit.
Did You Know You Can Edit a System Panel in Place? Did You Know You Can Edit a System Panel in Place?
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog You can select a curtain wall's system panel like Glass or Solid and then Edit-in-Place.
Create a More Fancy Curtain System Create a More Fancy Curtain System
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog Learn about this capability that was added in Revit 2011.
Key Schedules, Often Overlooked and Underused Key Schedules, Often Overlooked and Underused
By CAD Technology Center Learn about how key schedules are potentially very powerful when utilized properly and in a well thought out manner.
Learn about the P&ID Object Mapping Feature Learn about the P&ID Object Mapping Feature
By David Cruze, Hagerman & Company Solutions Engineer, Knoxville, TN The P&ID Object Mapping Feature allows for property values to be entered, modified, validated, and applied in both types of CDs.
Project Photofly v2.0 is Put through its Paces Project Photofly v2.0 is Put through its Paces
By Arthur Hughes Learn about working with the Autodesk Photo Scene Editor v2 found in Project Photofly on Autodesk Labs.
Holy Facet Faces Batman! Holy Facet Faces Batman!
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Ever wonder how many faces and edges a model had? Mark Flayler discusses going from digital prototyping to BIM.
Don't Rotate the Object - Move the Camera Don't Rotate the Object - Move the Camera
By Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab Blog When working with small objects in Project Photofly, some people have tried moving the object each time they take the next picture.
Familiarize Yourself with the New Parts Tools in Revit 2012 Familiarize Yourself with the New Parts Tools in Revit 2012
By CAD Technology Center This new feature contains a lot of potential to change how we deal with phasing issues and tilt up panel systems.
Would You Like to Remove the View Title Placed in the View? Would You Like to Remove the View Title Placed in the View?
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog Don't be annoyed anymore with the view title.
Learn About the Subtle Setting, Opening Element Learn About the Subtle Setting, Opening Element
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog In elevation/section views seeing the "innards" of the building might be really confusing to the reader.
Five Pointers for Subscription Users and the 2012 Releases Five Pointers for Subscription Users and the 2012 Releases
By KETIV What should you expect as an Autodesk Subscription Customer with the release of the Autodesk 2012 products?
New Algorithm Helps Solar Companies Create Better Trackers New Algorithm Helps Solar Companies Create Better Trackers
Bill Scanlon, NREL NREL has developed a new tool to help solar development companies design better devices for tracking the sun.
Fix Sketchup to Revit Workflow Inefficiencies Fix Sketchup to Revit Workflow Inefficiencies
By Christopher Alexander, CAD Technology Center The process of redrafting when importing models into Revit from Sketchup can be avoided by adding one simple step to the equation.
Learn About Control Visibility of Image Learn About Control Visibility of Image
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog You can't control the visibility of an image file like you can other elements in a Revit family, like mapping a parameter to the "Visible" parameter.
How You Can have Custom Labels on Your Sheets How You Can have Custom Labels on Your Sheets
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog This tip describes adding custom information in your title block.
Can You Bring a Civil 3D Surface into a Revit Model? Can You Bring a Civil 3D Surface into a Revit Model?
By Jonathan Christie, KETIV Follow these easy steps to bring a Civil 3D surface into Revit as a toposurface.
Resize Pipe that is Connected to a Connector Resize Pipe that is Connected to a Connector
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog This tip reveals information about Revit Connectors for pipe.
A Work Around for Bringing Space Information into Revit A Work Around for Bringing Space Information into Revit
By Christopher Alexander, CAD Technology Center Do you experience frustration if you do your space planning in a program like AutoCAD Architecture and try to bring it in to Revit?
Report Actual Door Width, Total Opening Width in Models Report Actual Door Width, Total Opening Width in Models
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog Learn how Conditional IF can be very useful.
Would You Like to Bring a Revit Model into Civil 3D? Would You Like to Bring a Revit Model into Civil 3D?
By Jonathan Christie, KETIV Learn how to bring a building created in Revit into Civil 3D.
When Framing Doesn't Play Nice When Framing Doesn't Play Nice
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog Do you ever find that the framing doesn't follow the grid when adjusting the position of a grid?
A LISP Routine to Generate the Pattern File A LISP Routine to Generate the Pattern File
By Christopher Alexander, CAD Technology Center Occasionally there is a need to display non-standard patterns for a material within a project.
Tagging Tools that Will Save You Time Tagging Tools that Will Save You Time
Read about a little tool that can make a big time difference.
Learn About Creating a Conceptual Mass Learn About Creating a Conceptual Mass
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog This tip goes over how create a conceptual mass of a roof for a Tongkonan house, a traditional Indonesian architecture.
Would You Like Your Computer to Run Faster with Revit? Would You Like Your Computer to Run Faster with Revit?
By Christopher Alexander, CAD Technology Center This tip details how using worksets can help your computer take less time to complete functions.
Recommendations for Organizing Your Content Recommendations for Organizing Your Content
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog A tip on suggestions related to the ongoing (maybe terminal) content situation we've been facing ever since computers started helping us do our work.
Convert Masses to Building Elements Convert Masses to Building Elements
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog You can do it in a few minutes by converting the faces to building elements in Revit, such as walls, roofs, floors, and the curtain wall.
Learn How You Can Now Link FBX Files Exported from Revit Learn How You Can Now Link FBX Files Exported from Revit
This tip will show how to import and link a FBX file that is exported from Revit Architecture.
Learn About the Show Hidden Lines Feature Learn About the Show Hidden Lines Feature
By Christopher Alexander, CAD Technology Center Showing elements below a floor system, such as walls and strip footings, and the ability to show these as hidden line representations can be tricky.
A Workset Tip for Dealing with Linked Files A Workset Tip for Dealing with Linked Files
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog If your project and the other project files use specific worksets for certain elements, like Levels and grids you can control their visibility easily.
Placing Building Masses in a Project Early On Placing Building Masses in a Project Early On
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog See how you can present your conceptual design with early data that is available.
Are You Having a State Fair Scenario with Revit Families? Are You Having a State Fair Scenario with Revit Families?
By Usamah Hayes, Integrated Content Solutions, Inc. This tip helps with the issue of Revit families being categorized incorrectly.
Do the Opposite of What You Want, to Get What You Want Do the Opposite of What You Want, to Get What You Want
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog Learn about a fix to an issue surrounding moving schedule fields around.
Create Realistic Light Bulb in Revit Architecture Create Realistic Light Bulb in Revit Architecture
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog If you have rendered your model with artificial lights in Revit, you probably have seen that the result can be "not so realistic.
Learn About Hiding Elements in Linked Models in Revit MEP Learn About Hiding Elements in Linked Models in Revit MEP
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog A tip details how to show plumbing fixtures in a model after providing connectors or copy/monitor plumbing fixtures.
Do You Know how to Export your Revit Model to Navisworks? Do You Know how to Export your Revit Model to Navisworks?
In a YouTube tutorial, HOK describes how to export a 3D DWF into Navisworks.
Heatsink 201 - Even More About Heatsink Design Heatsink 201 - Even More About Heatsink Design
By Mentor Graphics This webinar focuses on practical issues in the design of heatsinks and optimization strategies to achieve the most appropriate heatsink design.
A Tip on Nested Families, Parameters and Labeling Room Sizes A Tip on Nested Families, Parameters and Labeling Room Sizes
By Daryl Gregoire, REVIT Rocks! Blog This family tutorial will teach you about nested families, parameters and also save you a ton of time if you ever need to label room sizes.
Heatsink 101: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know Heatsink 101: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know
By Mentor Graphics This web seminar will focus on how heatsinks work and how to design a heatsink while considering all the critical factors.
Implement the Current AutoCAD Standard to a Revit Project Implement the Current AutoCAD Standard to a Revit Project
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog Import your existing title block in an AutoCAD file to a Revit family.
Get Schooled on Revit Family Basics Get Schooled on Revit Family Basics
By William Spier, Autodesk This is the first video tip in a series that covers template files, the Revit Family editor and saving and loading families in Revit MEP.
Advice on Two Errors in MEP Advice on Two Errors in MEP
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog A tip on invalid duct or pipe k-factor database errors.
Sort Order, Referencing Sheet Parameters & Dependent Views Sort Order, Referencing Sheet Parameters & Dependent Views
By the Revit Clinic Blog Tip on the default behavior for referencing sheet parameters in relation to default sort order and how this functions in a dependent view condition.
Set Temporary Dimensions without them Getting Lost Set Temporary Dimensions without them Getting Lost
By Kim Eicher, MasterGraphics Learn about temporary dimensions in Revit 2011.
Need the Latest Version of Autodesk Software? Need the Latest Version of Autodesk Software?
By KETIV Pointers on what you should know when downloading the latest version of Autodesk software.
A Tip on the Disappearance of a Revit Section Line A Tip on the Disappearance of a Revit Section Line
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog Does the section line ever disappear when you increase the scale? Read this tip to solve the problem.
Trouble with how Revit Installs Content? Trouble with how Revit Installs Content?
Get six tips to common questions about confusion surrounding the way Revit installs content.
Are Wall Openings in Revit Really the Way to Go? Are Wall Openings in Revit Really the Way to Go?
By MasterGraphics A tip on the issue of creating walls using layer by layer instead of a single wall.
Learn About Revit Families in Revit 2010 and 2011 Learn About Revit Families in Revit 2010 and 2011
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog A tip on what the 2010 and 2011 releases of Revit call components.
Creating Revit Family from 2D Drawings Creating Revit Family from 2D Drawings
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog Do you need to create a 3D family so you can get the plan, elevation, and section? Not always!
Are Items Missing When Active Workset is Off? Are Items Missing When Active Workset is Off?
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blog A tip for when the Active Workset is turned off.
Do You Know About Alternative Shortcut Keys? Do You Know About Alternative Shortcut Keys?
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog Learn about how with the ribbon interface, you can have alternative shortcut keys.
Working with Revit Local Worksets Working with Revit Local Worksets
By ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge Learn how Local Worksets can be defined to link to the central file and more in this informative tip.
Two Ways to Receive New Products for Subscription Customers Two Ways to Receive New Products for Subscription Customers
By KETIV Learn how to change the way you receive your product from Autodesk when you are on subscription.
How to Add a Pattern to a Roof in Revit How to Add a Pattern to a Roof in Revit
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog Lear about applying a surface pattern to your roof family plotted from your Revit sheet.
Request Home License Use for Autodesk Products Request Home License Use for Autodesk Products
By KETIV Discover how to request a serial number that will allow your employees to use a network license on a home computer.
A Good Template Can Save You and Your Team Time A Good Template Can Save You and Your Team Time
By Harlan Brumm, Autodesk Learn how to put enough information in your Revit template to get the job done, but keep things flexible enough to meet future needs down the road.
Sandia Labs Biofuels Sandia Labs Biofuels
By Peter B. Merkle This paper describes an experimental program to assess the suitability of large-scale separation processing of algal biomass in aqueous culture.
A Future of Eco-friendly Vehicle Design A Future of Eco-friendly Vehicle Design
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Vehicle design groups across the board are using CAD software to design efficiently and innovate to the fullest.
Slicing Solar Costs: U of Utah Devises Waste-Cutting Method Slicing Solar Costs: U of Utah Devises Waste-Cutting Method
By Lee Siegel, University of Utah University of Utah engineers have devised a new way to slice thin wafers of the chemical element germanium for use in the most efficient type of solar cells.
Lesson 2: Curtain Walls in Revit Architecture Lesson 2: Curtain Walls in Revit Architecture
By Eric Wing, C&S Companies The goal in this segment is to add a typical curtain wall which will automatically space the grids and mullions in Revit Architecture.
Lesson 1: Curtain Walls in Revit Architecture Lesson 1: Curtain Walls in Revit Architecture
By Eric Wing, C&S Companies This tips & tricks feature demonstrates how to imbed a simple glass/aluminum curtain wall into a masonry wall and more in Autodesk Revit Architecture.
Tool Spots: Spotlight on Passive Solar Energy Freeware Tool Spots: Spotlight on Passive Solar Energy Freeware
By Marilyn Pitts Check out a sampling of passive solar energy design freeware tools available via a simple mouse click.
Defining Solar: S-Z Defining Solar: S-Z
Compiled from information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy We finish off our look at solar terms and definitions by delving into the letters S through Z.
Defining Solar: K-R Defining Solar: K-R
Compiled from information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy A continuation of our overview of solar terms and definitions highlights words from K-R.
Solar Basics II: Balance of System Components (Part B) Solar Basics II: Balance of System Components (Part B)
Compiled from information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy This primer looks at charger controllers, inverters and meters--all Balance of System (BOS) components that make up a solar electric or PV system.
Defining Solar: D-J Defining Solar: D-J
Compiled from information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy Another look at solar terms and their definitions--from D to J.
Defining Solar: A-C Defining Solar: A-C
Compiled from information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy A look at some solar terms and their definitions--from A to C.
Solar Basics II: Balance of System Components (Part A) Solar Basics II: Balance of System Components (Part A)
Compiled from information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy This overview takes a closer look at some of the primary Balance of System (BOS) components that make up a solar electric or PV system.
Solar Basics II: PV Systems Solar Basics II: PV Systems
Compiled from information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy This solar primer discusses basic PV system applications, including off-grid and grid-tied systems.
Solar Basics I: Solar Cells (Part III) Solar Basics I: Solar Cells (Part III)
Compiled from information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy This week's Solar Basics looks at how cells make up a PV module and the basic mounting structures used to support solar modules and arrays.
Solar Basics I: Solar Cells (Part II) Solar Basics I: Solar Cells (Part II)
Compiled from information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy Time again for some more solar cell basics. This week were taking a closer look at polycrystalline thin film and single-crystalline thin film.
Solar Basics I: Solar Cells Solar Basics I: Solar Cells
Compiled from information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy It's time for some solar basicsand it doesn't get any more basic than that building block of a photovoltaic (PV) energy system, the solar cell.
The Art of Engineering, Part 3: American Innovation The Art of Engineering, Part 3: American Innovation
From NEH Humanities Magazine, March/April 2005 Scholar David Billington talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the history and art of engineering.
AEC Design Practice Survey Finds Increased Use of 3D, BIM AEC Design Practice Survey Finds Increased Use of 3D, BIM
By Lynda Rutledge A survey of CAD software and green building design practices explores the use of 3D CAD and asks why more architects and engineers aren't designing energy-efficient buildings.