Archive for the 'Views' Category

Cut plane and braces

Monday, January 4th, 2016

I had a problem with how the structural braces are drawn in plan view. The default in Revit is to show the complete brace which isn’t preferred for architectural drawings as it draws the brace through doors and windows. I found a solution hereĀ and I’m repeating the post on my blog so I have it [...]

Look over there!

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Just wanted to point out an excellent blog post at the Revit Clinic blog. There was an excellent post on why certain objects appear in plan view and why some don’t. “Revit view range exceptions” is the title of the post. Here’s the link.

Looks are everything.

Monday, November 29th, 2010

It snowed this week and as it always does the snow turned my thoughts to Christmas and decorating. By the time this is posted to my blog I will be knee deep in the holly and jolly. First however I have to crawl under the stairs and dig out the Christmas decorations. Always an unpleasant [...]

The skies the limit

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

There has been lots of talk around the new Mental Ray rendering engine in Revit. I’ve seen renderings produced by architectural firms for projects designed to wow the clients and authorities. The lighting and material rendering is very impressive. It should be…it HAS to be if your going to win over multimillion dollar projects. I’ve [...]

Printing only what you want

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Does anyone else out there miss the “Print Window” settings in AutoCAD? You know, that option in the print dialog that allows you to select a rectangular area of the screen to print and everything else outside of that is ignored completely. Revit currently doesn’t have that exact function. I have been able to find [...]

Lines versus groups

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

For those of you who have read my post on the linework tool in Revit “lines versus overrides“, you’ll know I rarely use it. It’s a handy tool to make errant lines disappear (using the <invisible> linetype) but apart from that I find it too unstable. Another area I was taught to use the linework [...]

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