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Understanding Revit Line Styles

Understanding Revit Line Styles
Line Styles define the appearance of lines created within Revit. We’re offered a selection of Line Styles when we use the ‘Detail Line’ and ‘Linework’ commands. These tools allow us to create or modif...
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Managing Revit Tooltips and Keytips

Managing Revit Tooltips and Keytips
When you hold the cursor over a tool on the ribbon, by default Revit displays a tooltip. The tooltip provides a brief description of the tool. If you leave the cursor over the ribbon tool for long eno...
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Saving a Revit View to an External Project

Saving a Revit View to an External Project
I have been asked if it’s possible to export a Revit model to another Project and delete any superfluous data along the way. The long answer to this problem is to use ‘Save as’, and then delete the re...
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Managing Revit Shortcuts

Managing Revit Shortcuts
Like most software, Revit has command Shortcuts, these give you a quick and efficient way to enter your most frequently used commands. As standard, there are some default shortcuts and of course you c...
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Extending Wall Layers in Revit

Extending Wall Layers in Revit
When we alter the height of a wall in Revit each component (or ‘Layer’ to use the correct terminology) of the wall is extended, if this is what we intended, fine. But on occasion we might want to exte...
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Customising the Revit Ribbon

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Customising the Revit Ribbon Customise the Ribbon by changing its display and rearranging its Tabs and Panels. Set options for Ribbon display and behaviour, control placement of Palettes, configure th...
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Using layer mapping while exporting .DWG format files from Revit

Using layer mapping while exporting .DWG format files from Revit
Revit has the ability to export AutoCAD drawing files which have predefined layer name and colour properties. This is achieved by using an ‘Export Setup’ which allows us to define specific layer names...
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Taking the hit and miss out of selecting rooms and spaces in Revit

Taking the hit and miss out of selecting rooms and spaces in Revit
Selecting Rooms or Spaces in Revit can be a frustrating exercise, as you move your cursor around the screen the Room or Space seems to appear highlighted with a transparent colour and a cross graphic ...
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Finding your P’s and Q’s in Revit

Finding your P’s and Q’s in Revit
Ok. So this title is a bit cryptic, this blog is really about importing Symbols into Text, Dimensions, Schedules, Labels, and finally Find and Replace tools in Revit . For over 20 years Windows has ha...
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Why do my air terminals not snap to the ceiling grid in Revit?

Why do my air terminals not snap to the ceiling grid in Revit?
Not all families are equal. Some families have more functionality than others. The default air terminals are a good example, they could snap to the ceiling grid but they don’t. What do we have to do t...
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