Wait for it

Looks like it will be a little longer before I get a new post up. Life has been rather unsettled since Christmas and not in a good way. Also I’m having some problems thinking up new topics. Send me an email if you have a topic you want explained. Just go to my contact page.

A wish…

Happy new years everyone. Hope your having a good time and may this year be better than the last for everyone.

I should be back with an Revit related post next weekend.

Tis the season

Tis the season to give. To give change notices and site instructions. It’s also a season of sharing. Sharing CAD files with consultants so everyone is on the same page. In this weeks post I’m going to look at sharing information with non-Revit users and how to make it all line up. Yup in this post I’ll be explaining the Revit coordinate system and which tools are available to get it to line up with the AutoCAD coordinate system.

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To top it off

Back to the roof of the Big Box Blog Store. In last week’s post, the structure for the roof was setup and properly sloped to future drains so that sections would display properly. In today’s post, we’ll add a roof assembly, sloped of course, then I’ll show how to add skylights without affecting the slope lines on the roof , adjust the roof structure for the skylight and finally add a clerestory skylight. I’m going to skim over the easy stuff. I’m assuming everyone reading this post knows how to add a basic flat roof by footprint, for example. Instead I’ll focus more on the extra steps it takes to get the roof looking like it should. Those steps usually not taught in the Revit courses.

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Look over there!

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.

Roof layouts

I recently started a new supermarket renovation project and came to the point of putting the existing roof onto the building. I’ve done flat roof’s before but this time I realized I still had gaps in my knowledge about how Revit goes about this. I always got the roofs just close enough to look right but still had some errors in the model that could cause problems down the line. So as any technologist would do I searched the internet for any tutorials I could find. The best tutorial I found was at CAD Clips, but it was for Revit 2009 and still didn’t cover a few points that I was missing. In fact, most of the tutorials I found were missing the few points I needed.

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Revit and Building Information Modeling