Autodesk Certified Instructor. Training Revit Architecture, Revit Structures, Revit Family Creation & Navisworks Manage. With 5+ years experience in software training and 20+ years experience in the construction industry covering; Architecture, Structural Engineering , Civil Engineering and Demolition. Revit Architecture 2015 Certified Professional - Revit Structure 2015 Certified Professional
Alan Johnson

How To Insert SketchUp Into Revit Using FormIt

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Have you ever needed to take a model from SketchUp in to Autodesk Revit ? In Revit Insert Tab > Link Panel > Link CAD > change the file type to SKP, browse for file and open, but when yo...
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How To Identify The Year Version A Revit Project Or Family Was Created Or Saved In

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For many years when opening an Autodesk Revit file, it was a bit of a pain when selecting it then seeing the ‘Your model is being upgraded’ dialog and then having to wait for the file to upgrade. Now ...
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How To Save/Export A Revit Shared Parameter

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Did you know that you can export shared parameters from a family or a project to a new or existing shared parameter file in Autodesk Revit ? 1. To start, create or open a shared parameter file (this i...
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Creating A Brick Wall With Fence Panels In Revit Architecture

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I was recently asked how you would create a brick wall in Autodesk Revit with fence panels and brick columns, to be used for a garden wall. We toyed with a few ideas, such as stacked walls, edit profi...
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How To Save And Load Your Navisworks Workspace

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You know the feeling when you open your software and all the docked windows are gone, and tools added to the Quick Access tool bar are missing too. Well in Autodesk Navisworks  there's no need to...
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Using The Navisworks Appearance Profiler

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A fairly underused tool in Navisworks is the Appearance Profiler, which allows you to set up custom appearance profiles based on sets (search and selection) and property values and use them to colour ...
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Zoom In To Schedules In Revit 2019.2

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One of the new features of Autodesk Revit 2019.2 is the ability to zoom in to schedules. This means thatyou will now be able to use familiar keyboard shortcuts to zoom in and more easily read small fo...
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Placing A Soldier Course In A Wall In Revit

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You might already know that walls in Autodesk Revit are system families, which means they exist in a project but can’t be saved as individual families (RFA). You also might already know that the Wall ...
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How To Use Revit To Render In The Cloud And View Panoramas On Your Phone

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Revit is a very powerful design tool that can also produce high quality rendered images. Although It will never compete with 3ds Max, not everyone wants or needs photo realistic images, and often a go...
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Drawing Walls To Brick Dimensions In Revit

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Brickwork dimensions should be used in Autodesk Revit whenever possible at the design stage to minimise the need for cut bricks. Tables 1 & 2 below give dimensions for vertical and horizontal bric...
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