Revit

Revit Tip – Disappearing Sections

by Matt Svoboda July 27, 2018
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Your section indicator has gone missing…how to get it back? Most regular Revit users have come across this: you have created a section but the indicator cannot be seen in your current plan view.  You may be able to see it in other plans and […]

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Revit Tutorial: Setting Survey Points and Project Base Points

by EVstudio AEP July 2, 2018
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Every Revit project has a Survey Point and a Project Base Point.  Elevations in Revit can be measured from either of these points.  Often, we need some elevations to be measured from USGS elevations and other times we need elevations to be measured from 0’-0” […]

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Revit 2012 – Where are the Special Characters?

by Kacy Landsittel June 18, 2018

Typing and creating notes in Revit is similar to AutoCAD, however use of special characters requires a couple extra steps. To be able to use a symbol in Revit such as degrees or diameter, from the Windows operating system anyway, one needs to open the […]

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5 Services to Consider When Working with your Design Team

by EVstudio AEP June 18, 2018
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When hiring EVstudio to work with you on your building project, you’ll always get a great experience working with the team of architects and engineers through the pre-design, design, construction documents  and construction phase. That’s a given but sometimes it makes sense to hire us […]

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How to Create a Sheet Index in Revit 2013

by Bill Myhren June 18, 2018
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Plan sets almost always have a cover sheet with an index that lists all of the sheets that are in the set. Revit has the ability to generate this sheet list (and update it) somewhat automatically, but the process is not completely straight-forward. This article […]

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Custom Home Virtual Flyover – Evergreen Colorado

by Kacy Landsittel May 11, 2018

This is a brief animation flyover of a custom designed home which is currently under construction in Evergreen, Colorado. With the use of the tool “walkthrough” in our Revit design software, we are able to play cinematographer, from a low budget architectural perspective anyway, and […]

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Using Navisworks for Improved Coordination

by Michael Banks May 11, 2018
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This week, I’d prepared some images to help demonstrate the benefits of building information modeling (BIM). In our MEP department, the vast majority of our projects are modeled in Revit. In fact, the only times we’ll complete projects in AutoCAD (2D) are when we’re making […]

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Revit Tip: ALL YOUR TAG ARE BELONG TO US

by Matt Svoboda May 11, 2018
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Often you will see things on your screen that only almost make sense. Here is a common occurrence of indecipherable text in Revit…I’ll tell you why it happens and how to avoid it. When you create an elevation view in Revit, a tag for that […]

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Revit Tip – Datum Lines Extended Throughout Project

by EVstudio AEP March 29, 2018
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When creating new (elevation) views in Revit, often times, you may find that the datum lines have not carried over to the new view. In order for the datum lines to show up in all corresponding views they must be set to 3D; this is […]

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Revit Tutorial: Importing Topography

by EVstudio AEP March 27, 2018
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Civil engineers typically use a 3D CAD program to model topography for a site.  When we receive their CAD file for a site, we have to import it into Revit to create a topography surface that we can then edit. Before you create topography in […]

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Revit Family Standards – Compliance

by EVstudio AEP March 27, 2018

We are working to organize and standardize Revit family creation within our office.  It is a work in progress, especially the review of our existing 800+ custom families.  But we have the basic library folder structure in place including a separate folder where people in […]

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Improving Revit Productivity with Shortcuts

by EVstudio AEP March 8, 2018
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Revit is an excellent BIM program that can improve the efficiency of producing construction documents.  However, as designers and draftsmen, we are always trying to find ways to be even more efficient.  Below are some keyboard shortcuts and tips that have really helped me.  A […]

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