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Hide Unused Sections, Callouts, and Elevations
When annotating sheets I often have to deal with more than enough callouts, sections, and elevations that have not been placed on sheets. They clutter the drawing and distract me. To clear things up, a not so intuitive filter can be made. It employs quite a...
When annotating sheets I often have to deal with more than enough callouts, sections, and elevations that have not been placed on sheets. They clutter the drawing and distract me. To clear things up, a not so intuitive fil...
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We just had a discussion about documenting our standards in case all the BIM Managers in the firm got hit by a bus. Then I see this!
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Revit Family Basics, The Bookcase Example
This article comes from my Revit Basics Blog which I have decided to shut down. It will help the beginner learn about making families by starting with a simple concept and progressively making it harder. It's not a light fixture, air handling unit, or custo...
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Top 20 Revit Tips, Tricks, and Handy Tools
Here are some of my favorite Revit Tips and Tricks. 1)   Previous Selection Set Ctrl + the left arrow key on your keyboard
will re-select the previous selection set. 2)   Filter Selection Sets Use
the Filter tool    to refine selection
sets to just the item...
Here are some of my favorite Revit Tips and Tricks. 1)  Previous Selection Set Ctrl + the left arrow key on your keyboard will re-select the previous selection set. 2)  Filter Selection Sets Use the Filter tool   to refine s...
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Revit Type Catalogs
This article comes from my Revit Basics Blog which I have decided to shut down.  When you have a family that has a lot of options, using a Type Catalog may be the best choice for helping users navigate those options. An obvious example is structural steel. ...
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Browsers on the Right Click
I should be used to little things slipping by unnoticed with Revit by now. Today's discovery, Missing a browser, just right click. There you will find Properties, and now in 2015 you will also find the Project Browser and the System Browser.  Is it HUGE? Na...
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Aligned Duct Tags
Want your duct tags to align to duct at all sorts of angles? Duplicate your duct tag family, go to the family categories button and set the tag to "rotate with component". Save with the suffix "-Aligned" and use it when needed. That was easy.
Want your duct tags to align to duct at all sorts of angles? Duplicate your duct tag family, go to the family categories button and set the tag to "rotate with component". Save with the suffix "-Aligned" and use it when ne...
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Almost LazyShack! That would be some awesome pudding. 
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BIG Money in Drafting
 That sounds about right.... You go Lewis Beck! Happy Throw-back Thursday.
 That sounds about right.... You go Lewis Beck! Happy Throw-back Thursday.
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So.... do I take the stairs or not? 
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Radius v. Diameter for MEP Connectors
When placing round connectors in families, Revit allows you drive the dimension of the connector with either the diameter or the radius, but there is a catch. All of the round connectors must be driven the same way.  When editing an existing HVAC family to ...
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