If you are manually grabbing and copying your local file, you are going to notice that Revit automatically creates a BACKUP folder of that model in the same location as your … Continue reading Quick Tip – That Backup Folder
At some point in your Revit model’s life, you (or someone) will have to create some content for it. For non-system families, you can either create a component from an external template or an in-place family.
You don’t want to use in-place families too often. While it is inevitable that you will have to use in-place families in a project, be selective in their use. If you create an in-place family and later decide that it should be a component family, there is absolutely no way to convert it (edit: see comments below for a great work-around for this). If you must use an in place family, do not duplicate it; you will be adding gobs of memory usage to your model without realizing it. If you are making something that is not going to be a single unique object, make it as a component family.
The big caveat (there is always at least one, usually there are 17) is that System Families must be in-place families. There is no way to make those loadable families.
I’ve had enough. Sometimes you’re successful and you train users to avoid doing really stupid things with their models. Mistakes happen, absolutely, but for the most part everyone does what … Continue reading This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
Revit has two types of issues that it tries to make you aware of and deal with, the ERROR and the WARNING. You cannot ignore an Error. It just won’t … Continue reading Quick Tip – WARNING WARNING WARNING
The default setting for linking in a DWG file is one of those things that consistently confuses my users for a couple seconds, and I’m with them. It’s a little … Continue reading Quick Tip – DWG Link Foreground vs Background
Ever have one of those projects where the walls go at some angle other than 0 or 90? Tired of trying to get walls to come in at 47 degrees? … Continue reading Take Your Workplane For a Spin
When renumbering views on sheets, Revit requires each of those views to have a unique number. So you quickly drag the views you want on a sheet. You go to … Continue reading Quick Tip – View Renumbering