Revit Workshare Workaround for an Unavailable User

by EVstudio AEP May 7, 2019
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When using a workshared project in Revit, you will occasionally get locked out of editing certain elements because someone else is was working on that element.  Here is that all too familiar dialog box: But what if ‘UserName’ is not available to resave to central […]

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Revit Tip #9 – Change Orientation of Family During Placement

by Kacy Landsittel November 6, 2018
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At the intermediate levels of Revit, there are a number of tricks to aid the design flow process. This tip removes an otherwise additional step of using the rotate tool when inserting and placing a family and allows you to align it with any line […]

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AutoCAD Tip – Example of Accurate Location of Objects with Rotation Command

by Kacy Landsittel June 10, 2016

This article is intended for a person having basic knowledge and familiarity of AutoCAD who needs a method for accurately locating an element in a drawing relative to other elements. There are other methods to accomplish the task of accurately locating objects relative to other […]

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Archiving a Worksharing-Enabled Revit Model

by evstudio June 10, 2016

Archiving your Revit model is an important way to maintain documentation of your projects, and the process can be a little tricky if your model is worksharing-enabled. After major milestones, follow these steps to properly archive your work. 1.  Open the central file; you must […]

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by Sean O'Hara April 22, 2016

EVstudio has chosen to be a firm without draftspeople (the politically correct version of draftsmen). We have found that there really isn’t a roll for someone who is purely drafting a project, instead at each step you need someone who is drafting but also designing […]

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Revit Tip – Purge the Un-purgeable

by EVstudio AEP September 24, 2015
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I’ve been working on organizing our Revit Template which is used when we create a new project.  It should have a lot of the standard information used for most projects –typical text styles, dimension styles, filled regions, legends, etc.  Additional styles that are not used […]

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Autodesk Announces AutoCAD is Coming to Mac OSX

by Sean O'Hara August 31, 2010

Autodesk has finally announced that their AutoCAD software is coming back to the Macintosh. At this point its just straight AutoCAD , no Architecture or Revit but a big step for those of us who have been forced to use Parallels as a solution. Prior […]

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