Sunday, February 24, 2013

Revit Architecture Advanced training: Wishlist

This spring I want to record Revit Architecture Advanced tutorial, so on this page you can write in comments tools you want to be covered in this course.

I suppose to talk about this topics:

  • Site & Topography
  • Mass modeling
  • Design options
  • Phasing
  • AutoCAD import and export
  • Grouping
  • Templates
  • Filters
Best regards,
Alexander Vysotskiy

Vysotskiy consulting CEO

BIM-consultant of PSS

Phone.: +7(904) 514-56-77
Skype: VisikPro


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Autodesk Revit: Easy template creation

Template in Revit — a special .rte file, a starting point when creating a project. Template contains preloaded families, pre-configured views, filters, designed schedules, sheets etc. and thus simplifies and standardizes projecting.

Working on a good template, you need to build an object and apply a minimum design — a lot of routine operations are runned automatically.

For instance, you are projecting a block of flats. Having a good template, having just built a 3D model and pointed out essential features, you will get:
preloaded model families  (walls, coverings, doors, windows etc. that you need)
configurated plans (for instance, without "unnecessary" engineering objects)
set schedules
preloaded tags
standard callouts
configurated 3D views
lists with general data, object indexes
all "standard lists"

How to get a template? There are 3 main ways:

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Autodesk Revit: Revisions, Issues and Revision clouds

Revisions help designers monitor corrections on drawings tagging the areas changed.
There is a special tool in Revit that allows to make revisions gradually and monitor them while projecting.
For sure, every revision can be tagged on the views with “Revision cloud”.

 “Please be careful when you put revision clouds on your drawings, some constructors do not understand”
Drawing. 1. A joke from the Internet

If you tried to add the revision cloud on a plan, perhaps you noticed that Revit adds revisions to #1 only — the program tools provide the fixation of an revision in the schedule and only after that adds a «cloud» on a view.

You can perform revisions with the tool Revisions that is situated on View tab (Drawing 2).