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John Bennett

Advance Steel: Text Font Not Showing Correct Line Weight/Presentation After Migration

Advance Steel: Text Font Not Showing Correct Line Weight/Presentation After Migration
Issue: Labels appear to have very light line weight in drawing view During the migration process from 2016 to 2018, the Management tools profile from the 2016 version was transferred to the 2018 version. Wiithin these management tools is the Text Font Control for the default into the Drawing Style labelling. The Text Font Reference was transferred exactly as it was from 2016 to 2018. This is the ...
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Justin Taylor

Revit And Complex Linetypes

Revit And Complex Linetypes
Sometimes you just have to accept a work-around every now and then and that’s the case when it comes to complex linetype in Revit. It’s a question I always get asked by users migrating from AutoCAD, where both text and symbols can be incorporated into the linetype definition. For those of you who have created your own basic linetypes in Revit you will be familiar with the Line Pattern dialog box. ...
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Grant Dott

BIM 360 Field Issues From The Beyond! Huh?

BIM 360 Field Issues From The Beyond! Huh?
A couple of blogs ago, I discussed several ways in which Issues, in BIM 360 Field, could be created. There is however a way of creating an Issue by simply sending an email to the B3F project. Here’s how it works: Each B3F project has an email address that can be found by selecting the inbox (that’s the one with the bell) from the upper right of the GUI. Appearing underneath you will see the proje...
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Justin Taylor

Revit Selection Options

Revit Selection Options
There are several ways to select multiple objects in Revit – See how many you know from the list below: 1. Click on the first object and then Ctrl+click on additional elements to add to the current selection. 2. Shift+click to remove an element. 3. Draw a Selection Box by placing the cursor on one side of the elements to be selected and dragging it diagonally to form a rectangular boundary. To se...
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Simon Dickinson

Introducing FormIt 360

Introducing FormIt 360
Do you think SketchUp is great and one of the best conceptual design tools out there? Such a shame the workflows between conceptual design and development of drawings are lacking. Step aside Sketchup and give way to Formit 360, Autodesk’s multi-device, multi-operating system, conceptual design platform. Whether you want to run it as a desktop app through a web browser or on your mobile device or t...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

Fixing Shared Parameter File Gone Bad

Fixing Shared Parameter File Gone Bad
In a recent technical support call one of our clients was having a real scheduling issue where selected parameters reported information from some families but not others even though all families had the same available parameters! How could this be happening, he was tearing his hair out and up against a deadline. This problem was the result of badly used Shared Parameter files in the families that ...
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Alan Johnson

Clash Detection - Re-locating Models In Navisworks

Clash Detection - Re-locating Models In Navisworks
We know that Navisworks is a very powerful tool for collaboration, combining models and clash checking amongst other things, but for the clash checking to work correctly and accurately the appended models need to be in the same location. By this I mean origin location and rotation angle. If they are not in the exact same position, we need to be able to change the origin and/or ...
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Pat Mullins

Improving Building Performance Using Revit And Insight 360

Improving Building Performance Using Revit And Insight 360
Why use Revit and Insight 360? This is the third in a series of blogs that explore Autodesk’s Energy Analysis Solutions. You can read the first part here: "Use Autodesk’s Cloud Rendering Service to Understand the Quality of Daylight Within a Space" and part two: "Quantitative Lighting Analysis with Autodesk Insight 360 - Daylighting Analysis for Revit Plugin." Sustainable design attempts to reduce...
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Alan Johnson

How To Create A Spiral Wall With Reducing Height In Revit

How To Create A Spiral Wall With Reducing Height In Revit
Have you ever wanted to create an object in Revit for which you cannot just utilise the standard tools, no matter how good these are? Occasionally, there will be elements of a design which will not fit the standard features of Autodesk Revit, thankfully, this flexible and powerful program enables you to create custom objects for your design. I recently had a request from a customer for guidance on...
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Alan Johnson

Placing Coping On Top Of A Wall In Revit

Placing Coping On Top Of A Wall In Revit
You might already know that walls in Revit are system families, which means they exist in a project but can’t be saved as individual families (RFA). And you might already know the Wall tool in Revit allows us to edit and duplicate to create different wall types with different make up, materials and thickness. What you might not know is we can also edit any wall type to contain extra features such ...
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