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Revit is Autodesk's Building Information Modelling (BIM) software and maybe in 5 year's time we'll all be using it. Better find out what it's all about!

  1. Purchasing Revit

    Hello all, I do work for several Mechanical Engineering companies and some have asked if I can work with Revit. I have never used it but read up about it and it seems to be the way forward,...

    Started by cadmikee‎, 15th Jul 2014 02:22 pm
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  2. creating families

    hi anyone know if it is possible to create a family using existing family members and not extrusions? what i need to do is create a family consisting of a single vertical plane unistrut frame that...

    Started by trmurphy‎, 7th Jul 2014 02:40 pm
    blocks, families, multiple
    • Replies: 3
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    7th Jul 2014 05:12 pm Go to last post
  3. Preparing Revit content

    Hi all, I am getting a problem in installing Revit, my computer always stuck at "preparing revit content", I have tried to reinstall it but of no use. I have been waiting it to finish up for...

    Started by waseem038‎, 21st Feb 2013 06:08 am
    revit installation
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    6th Jul 2014 11:00 pm Go to last post
  4. How to show beams on Floor Plan

    Merry Christmas everyone. I have two beams at Elev 8' to 9' (Top of Wall). How can I get these beams to show up on the floor plan with the cutting plane set at 4'. I want these two beams...

    Started by profcad‎, 25th Dec 2008 07:03 pm
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  5. sheets

    This is real simple but it is bugging me. I added a sheet to a simple test project. The sheet was added by this procedure - File>New>Family>Titleblock (US imperial folder)>8.5x11" titleblock. So...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 30th Jun 2014 08:22 pm
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  6. revit programs

    Hello, Two pretty simple general questions about Revit upgrades. I am comfortable with 2013. I used 2014 a few times and saw some differences but what I was doing was minuscule. Next week I...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 28th Jun 2014 03:06 am
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  7. Revit Tutorials

    Can anyone tell me if the downloadable Revit trial version can be used for Revit tutorial exercises (even after 30 day trial period).

    Started by Thaumaturge‎, 23rd Apr 2014 03:17 pm
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  8. draw panel bug resolved

    Well, It is dumb but it works. The only way I can get the draw panel to be in full flex is have line (li) in quick tools bar. I click that and then modify thing in green pops up top, I double...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 25th Jun 2014 06:48 am
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  9. draw panel bug

    I see that a lot of other people online have had this bug. Just wanted to see if anyone here has a better solution. When creating a new family I use one of revits templates. I notice sometimes that...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 24th Jun 2014 01:21 pm
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    24th Jun 2014 02:05 pm Go to last post
  10. Dimensioning

    I am a little confused about this. If I click on linear dims I can only pick reference points at wall corners. It will not let me pick the midpoint of the wall. If I choose aligned dims I can pick...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 23rd Jun 2014 11:15 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    24th Jun 2014 12:14 am Go to last post
  11. Question Exporting XYZ values from Revit

    Hello finally starting to use Revit, and the first thing we get in is a 3D site layout with XYZ values, we need to import these values into CivilCAD. how can i export the XYZ values? have...

    Started by bennyboy86‎, 2nd Jun 2014 01:05 am
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  12. Linked CAD drawing is only showing the title sheet.

    As I've mentioned in another thread, my company is trialling Revit architecture for drawing up the houses in on a development. Due to the short deadline and only having three of us with Revit...

    Started by Glen1980‎, 15th May 2014 05:01 pm
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  13. Angry AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2010-macros

    I would like to explain my problem further clicking on the beam or Column icons in ASD doesn't bring the dialog box but instead it gives me "rbct_xcmacro Macro name: DReinfBeam Macro context:...

    Started by AMH‎, 30th May 2010 07:14 am
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    14th Apr 2014 03:21 pm Go to last post
  14. Revit Hardware

    We are just about to start a trial of Revit Architecture. Due to the small price difference I've convonced them to use the Premium Building Design Suite so we get full CAD as a fall back plus we can...

    Started by Glen1980‎, 28th Mar 2014 05:38 pm
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  15. Question File Organization

    I just started as a Revit modeler at an engineering firm in Anchorage, Alaska and I have a question about work flow; How are you all organizing your Revit files on your OS? It seems like my...

    Started by lkenshalo‎, 1st Apr 2014 12:20 am
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  16. Protecting Families

    Is there a way to protect families from un-skilled people in the office that insist on not following direction and change families? I would like to have only the few experienced people able to...

    Started by addesigns‎, 1st Apr 2014 07:04 pm
    • Replies: 5
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  17. Testing my computers performance on Revit before my training!

    Right, training starts tomorrow but I've downloaded the trial to try and evaluate the performance of my computer before we get our copies of Premium Building Design Suite. As my previous thread on...

    Started by Glen1980‎, 31st Mar 2014 08:43 am
    • Replies: 9
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    31st Mar 2014 02:08 pm Go to last post
  18. Drafting in Revit

    Does it exist? Discuss...

    Started by RobDraw‎, 26th Mar 2014 02:25 pm
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    29th Mar 2014 02:14 pm Go to last post
  19. Question What should a REVIT drafter have at his/her desk?

    What sort of items are you all finding useful to have close by while you draft in REVIT? Shortcut commands hanging up? Scale rulers? I'm just curious to see what tools are in your box. Thanks...

    Started by lkenshalo‎, 25th Mar 2014 03:49 am
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  20. Site File - Moving the Project Base Point without changing the coordinates

    My company is finally looking to begin using Revit as a supplement for AutoCAD, as BIM is taking hold in the UK now. A part of the BEP, we have a Project Origin Point (0,0,0) which is located at the...

    Started by PotGuy‎, 19th Mar 2014 12:18 pm
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  21. Importing AutoCAD MEP

    Hey there, We've got a project that needs to interface with a Revit file. 99% of the time we work in AutoCAD MEP. I was curious if I work in MEP within a .dwg that was exported from the Revit...

    Started by Kremer‎, 25th Mar 2014 09:23 pm
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  22. Wall Intersection problem

    On my pool I have these two cuts where my walls intersect and I don't want them. The walls have Butt joints but seem to snap into position and create the cut-out. The lower wall on the left of the...

    Started by qball‎, 21st Mar 2014 11:54 pm
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  23. Is there a RVT file viewer?

    We are starting work on a new job in which we have been given access to the .RVT file via an FTP site. We have also apparently been told (I'm at the end of a long string of "he told me so") that we...

    Started by Glen Smith‎, 9th Apr 2010 09:20 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    21st Mar 2014 06:59 pm Go to last post
  24. Password Protection

    Is there a way to password protect a project on the Revit Server without using addon or another software so that one from another office cant access a project they have no business being in or are...

    Started by addesigns‎, 17th Mar 2014 09:27 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Mar 2014 09:26 pm Go to last post
  25. Revit Rectangular box

    I actually can't find anywhere how to draw a rectangular 3d box. I want so bad to draw a rectangle and extrude it. Anyone help?

    Started by qball‎, 17th Mar 2014 05:46 pm
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    18th Mar 2014 07:50 pm Go to last post

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