We all need to lock down our columns. Unfortunately, there is no built in column hold symbol. Today, we will learn how to create a simple parametric column hold symbol and lock it down. The procedure, is quite simple really, create a triangular detail item, and load it into the column family. Copy it 4 times and rotate it so that the two sides that are perpendicular are aligned to the edges of the column. Then create a different visibility instance parameter for each triangle; this will allow you to select which symbol you want to be visible for each column, without having to create a new family for each situation. Follow along with the video below for the complete tutorial.
Revit has a serious lack of tools when it comes to aligning views in the same place on multiple sheets. Sure you could just slap the views on and nudge them until they “look close”. But we all know that it is not exactly in the same spot. We want to show all those skeptics that Revit can make an excellent set of documents. You would also want to think about how your drawings will look when someone is flipping through your sheets as a PDF and the plans are bouncing all if the place, sheet after sheet. So follow along with the video below to learn how to get the classiest set of drawings this side of Bimtown.