This blog will show you how to build a family and then add family types to change its size in a project. In this example we will build a cylindrical tank. This is a simple shape defined by two parameters, length and radius. We will add a parameter to represent how high it is from… Continue reading Save Time, Wow Your Boss – Build a Flexible Revit Family Without Losing Your Mind
If you do a lot of piping in Revit, and you want to build your own content to match a specific manufacturer’s data, you should understand what Revit wants. The easiest way to do this is to open up the family “Elbow – Generic” and take a look at it. You will see something like… Continue reading Revit Pipe Elbows
Description What is Revit? According to Wikipedia, it “is a building information modelling software for architects, landscape architects, structural engineers, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineers, designers and contractors. “ “The software allows users to design a building and structure and its components in 3D, annotate the model with 2D drafting elements, and access building… Continue reading What is “Revit”?
Why does Navisworks not show Revit ceiling grids? When you append a nwc file from the architect, the ceiling typically shows up as a solid plane. It has a thickness, but not much else. There is no grid. People who participate in the 3D coordination process want to see the ceiling grid. The grid appears… Continue reading Revit 3D Ceiling Grid
It’s been almost a decade, but I remember my introduction to Navisworks. Like most people, I envisioned it having much more power than it does. After all, it can “append” files from many different platforms. For example, files from AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor, Microstation can be assembled in Navisworks. Once everything is assembled, you can move… Continue reading Navisworks – An Introduction