So you’re doing your thing, throwing in some reference planes, and they show up in all sorts of views. And then one day, all of a sudden, some reference planes are not showing up in your elevations. What gives?
Why don’t you reference this video below, and see if we can’t get those reference planes back for you! Be sure to like and subscribe!
Are you tired of having your dimensions snap to all sorts of invisible lines in your family? Are you sick of clicking on things you shouldn’t have ever clicked on? Well, I’m not either. And between you and me, you can never have enough invisible lines to click on when placing dimensions. I digress. Regardless of how you feel about clicking on stuff that has no place in your life, follow along with this video to learn how to get rid of those annoying reference lines.
It has been said that Revit’s temporary dimensions are the 8th wonder of the world. How true that is, we may never know, but what we do know is that there are times when the temporary dimensions just will not show up. It has happened to all of us. We’ll place a door expecting those sweet blue lines of magic to show up, but they never appear. Worse yet, there are times where we will have a component selected, the temporary dimensions appear before our eyes, but the values just will not change! Follow along if you want to get your temporary dimension groove back and restore the 8th wonder of the world to its rightful owner.
When using the move tool in Revit, you have the option to “Disjoin” elements under the options bar. This can be very helpful when moving walls when you want all of the surrounding walls to remain connected. However, this can be a royal pain when you are editing a curtain wall and random things start deleting. So follow along with the the video below and be sure to subscribe if you are picking up what I’m putting down.
Where exactly is the 0,0,0 point of a Revit project? Does anyone really know? Has anyone actually seen it? Then again, we know that black holes exist, but we have never seen them. Or have they? It is said that, there is a black hole at the 0,0,0 point of our galaxy. Follow along with the video below to get to the origin of all the origins in your Revit files. Sorry, but I can’t help with the black holes.
Working with linked files in Revit can be great… except when you have to just quickly edit the linked file. If you haven’t noticed, you can’t just open the linked file without unloading in from the main file. Watch the video below to learn how to edit a Revit link faster.
The workaround is simple. Just open up another instance of Revit. If you are using windows 7-10, you will have to right-click on the Revit icon on your taskbar, and click on Revit to open up another instance. Open up the linked file in the 2nd Revit, do what you gotta do and save the file.
Go back to the main file and right-click on the Revit links in the Project Browser and select reload. If you know that you will be editing the linked file a lot, you can always keep that second instance of Revit open, so that you will not have to open it every time you need to make a change.
Are you tired of having to place new objects and rotating them after? What a drag!! Why don’t you just draw everything by hand then?!
When placing any component into a Revit plan view you can press the space bar to align it along any angled wall surface or other existing object in your mode. You can also press the space bar to rotate an object after it has been placed in 90 degree increments.
Check out the video below, and be sure to subscribe!
When you think of auditing, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? The IRS? Your taxes? Those extra ‘business’ lunches you’ve been taking? That’s crazy, we all know those lobsters your order every Friday is for clients.
The fist thing that should really pop into your mind is getting rid errors from your Revit files, and kill the bloat! Follow along with this short video and learn how to get your Revit files running smoother than your next business lunch.
Just a heads up, when you are rendering a perspective view, you do not need to keep the shadows turned on in the viewport. The shadows will still be rendered in the final rendering regardless of the status of viewport. That way you won’t need to waste time waiting for your computer to re-gen every time you make a small change to the material or lighting.
You may enjoy the fact that when you select on an object in Revit, the ribbon automatically switches to the Modify tab, and when you deselect the object it returns back to your previous tab. However, this is not the case in the family editor – the default behavior in the family editor is to remain on the Modify tab after you deselect an object. If you are happy with the feature then great! Continue onto the next post. But if this drives you bananas, then please keep on reading.
First, go to the Revit application menu (the big R in the top left corner) and click on Options. Click on the User Interface tab and within the Tab Display Behavior section click on “Return to the previous tab” under the In the family editor section.
And that should just about do it.