Revit

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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Constructing Walls in Revit

by EVstudio AEP February 16, 2018

Revit Architecture has a fairly robust system for placing and designing walls. The first important step in the process is selecting the type of wall that needs to be placed.  A bunch of typical wall types are included ‘out of the box’. For instance, I […]

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Top 10 Important Rendering Tips in Autodesk Revit Architecture

by Dean Dalvit February 14, 2018

I’ve been working on a number of Autodesk Revit Architecture renderings, and am coming to find that with the right combination of settings, you can get reasonably good output in relatively little time. 1.) Make sure that you’re running Revit with more memory than the […]

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Revit Tip – Include ADA Clearance Lines in Families

by EVstudio AEP December 7, 2017
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ADA clearances are an important consideration for architects and can be required for many different elements.  Some Revit users will draw detail lines for the clearances which are separate from the family.  Inevitably, the family gets moved and the details lines are not moved with […]

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AutoDesk Revit Structure and Bentley RAM working together

by Jim Houlette October 30, 2017

EVstudio’s structural department is working on several new projects where we will be modeling the structure in Revit and exporting it to RAM to complete the analysis. The first trial tests have been working great.  As we become more comfortable with the process we will […]

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7 Things Learned at the Revit Technology Conference 2015 Washington DC

by EVstudio AEP September 28, 2017

1.  Objects drawn in Revit should be drawn as Detail Components.  This gives the Object the ability to be Scheduled.  Objects should be schedulable. 2.  A best practice would be to have one office Revit template for all Project Types. 3.  The project type that […]

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Warning! Review Your Revit Warnings

by evstudio August 28, 2017

Surely you’ve noticed those little warnings that pop up as we’re working on our models notifying you of walls that overlap or lines that are slightly askew. Chances are you’ve ignored several of them and moved on, forgetting that they needed your attention. One surefire […]

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Revit Tip #9 – Change Orientation of Family During Placement

by Kacy Landsittel May 15, 2017
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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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Revit Tip – Finding Lost Levels

by Matt Svoboda May 15, 2017

Today’s Revit tip helps ease a common frustrating task…relocating lost levels which you know exist, but for whatever reason have left the visible area of your current view.  Often in new elevations and / or sections, levels that you wish to include can be hidden way off in […]

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