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Alan Johnson

How to use a Parameter to control Drawing Status on a Revit Drawing Sheet

How to use a Parameter to control Drawing Status on a Revit Drawing Sheet
When creating an Autodesk Revit drawing sheet we have an option to use the Project Information (Manage Tab) to fill in predefined parameters which then automatically fill in the text in the title box on all the sheets we create. One of these parameters is Project Status, which allows us to type in whatever we want to show for the Status - for example Tender Issue, Preliminary, Construction or As B...
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Janet Black

How to add a custom grating size to the McNichols Variable GAA 19P4 existing macro in Advance Steel

How to add a custom grating size to the McNichols Variable GAA 19P4 existing macro in Advance Steel
In this video, we will show you how to add a custom grating size to the McNichols Standard GAA 19P4 and McNichols Variable GAA 19P4 existing macro in Advance Steel 2018. The issues can arise if you are working on an industrial project, perhaps a platform or a stair tread that requires a certain grating size, which might not exist in Advance Steel. However, it is possible to add a new size to an ex...
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Alan Johnson

A handy tip for Autodesk Revit Custom Roof Editing

A handy tip for Autodesk Revit Custom Roof Editing
Sometimes when using Autodesk Revit we will come across some detail or element we want to model, but can’t figure out how to get Revit to actually do it. Recently a customer contacted me with such an issue. They had created a roof which had an awkward detail, and couldn’t figure out to how extend a section of roof. After a bit of consideration, I thought roof by extrusion would be the best w...
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Rob Merriman

Update all your Advance Steel Project Information with one click

Update all your Advance Steel Project Information with one click
Have you ever been in the situation where you have run all your fabrication drawings, done all your editing and then realised just before you're about to send them out for fabrication that the project description, project number, client information, detailer and checker that are shown on the drawings are incorrect or missing? Handily, you don’t need to delete all the drawings or open them one by o...
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Justin Taylor

What to do if you forget your Tape Measure

What to do if you forget your Tape Measure
Sometimes it’s good to blog about useful stuff which isn’t all about design software and standards. Stuff which can really help someone out in their day-to-day life and get them out of a frustrating situation, but which is still relevant to the industry in general. So, this blog is all about what to do if you are on site and realise that you've forgotten your tape measure. We’ve all done it. Reali...
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