Those who currently use Family Browser will most probably be aware of the recent update released last week. The functionality doesn’t appear to have changed other than the ability for Family Browser to now be fully integrated within the Revit 2014 user interface. Don’t get me wrong, this is a massive [...]
There’s been a lot of talk recently about scaling families in Revit. This was perhaps first stirred up last year by Marcello Sgambelluri in a blog post that stated, contrary to popular belief, that families could indeed be scaled. This was followed by various posts from others (including Andy Milburn, [...]
I’m busy preparing for the Revit Technology Conference Australasia 2013 which is kicking off on Thursday in Auckland. If you haven’t booked yet it’s not too late…
If you’ve ever wondered how to highlight doors in a schedule if they don’t meet minimum clear opening requirements, or show a warning if they are used in a wall [...]
What approach does your firm take to managing doors? Earlier this year I spoke at RTC on this topic and the following is an extract from the session.
1. Out of the Box Doors
Hopefully most firms stopped using these years ago…
2. Pick & Mix [...]
This is a very old tip, but unless you’re aware of it you can quite easily miss it. I only mention it because it has come to my attention during recent discussions that it isn’t commonly known.
During sketch mode, either in the Project Environment or Family Browser, when [...]
Just when you though we had enough TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms) another one comes along; NOL – the National Object Library. This one is certainly worth knowing though (for Australians at least). The NOL is an initiative to provide a non-proprietary solution aiming to resolve the lack of standardised content.
I was lucky [...]
Managing families in Revit is an ongoing task, whether updating folders full of existing families to make them smarter, creating new families, or sanitising and adapting downloaded content to make it comply with your requirements. There are several tools available to help you with this job, but it’s not as straight forward as you may [...]
I’ve posted more than enough news related blogs recently, so here is a long overdue tips and tricks post! This will only be of use to those in the Australian market, as it is a family designed to be nested into your door families to check door approach clearance, demonstrating compliance with AS 1428.1.
During a recent discussion after my RTC (Australasia) class, I was asked how I dealt with the door opening to/from parameter. What was the best way to model doors with regard to opening direction and how do you ensure that your get the correct results on the door schedule?
During the discussion that followed, the [...]
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