Revit

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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Improving Revit Productivity with Shortcuts

by EVstudio AEP August 3, 2017
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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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Revit Tip – Datum Lines Extended Throughout Project

by EVstudio AEP May 19, 2017
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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 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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Using Navisworks for Improved Coordination

by Michael Banks May 15, 2017
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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 2012 – Where are the Special Characters?

by Kacy Landsittel April 28, 2017

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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Design Options in Revit

by evstudio January 20, 2017

Design is rarely a linear path; often we start with several concepts that we feel are viable options. It is usually necessary to present multiple options to clients so they can determine how the project would best suit their needs, or to work through different […]

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Revit Tip: ALL YOUR TAG ARE BELONG TO US

by Matt Svoboda January 20, 2017
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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 #37 – Import a Pattern File

by EVstudio AEP January 20, 2017

Here is a quick tip for Revit if you need to import a pattern file for use as a model material. The standard pattern file will not scale properly or line up with the surface it is on. If you are importing a pattern for […]

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Integrating Sapphire Reviewer™

by evstudio November 30, 2016

EVstudio has been working closely with the MiTek software designers to integrate Sapphire Reviewer into our structural engineering toolkit. Sapphire Reviewer is an in depth software created to aid the design process of structural layouts. Since we are committed to creating a cohesive design environment […]

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