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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. M&E CAD Technician - Need some clarification on BIM

    The company i work for has decided to implement BIM by January 2015 as more and more tenders we receive are asking for it. Its been left to me to figure it all out. I've had a look online about...

    Started by Carl80‎, 25th Sep 2014 12:09 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    30th Sep 2014 07:55 am Go to last post
  2. 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: 6
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    26th Sep 2014 08:46 pm Go to last post
  3. A quick BIM questionnaire for my college course?

    Hi all, Apologies if this isn't the best place to post this thread. As part of my current college course I am undertaking a research project on "How BIM will affect different sized companies" and...

    Started by Pil‎, 14th Aug 2014 08:56 am
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    24th Sep 2014 03:27 pm Go to last post
  4. Creating restrictions in Revit

    Hi everyone, I'm hoping someone can help me with this since it's driving me crazy. I am VERY new to Revit after many years of AutoCAD and the learning curve is not going well for me. We're trying to...

    Started by Shiloh‎, 9th Sep 2014 03:40 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    10th Sep 2014 01:42 pm Go to last post
  5. Revit Help opens Microsoft Word Document as default

    This is an odd one. Pressing F1 for help in Revit opens up a blank Word document, with a tiny scroll image in the top left corner. This document is entirely useless and the image is not...

    Started by PotGuy‎, 8th Sep 2014 11:42 am
    • Replies: 3
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    8th Sep 2014 06:10 pm Go to last post
  6. Farm House on a Hill

    Hello, I have been plying around with revit and reading lots of posts, tutorial here and other forums. I have done few basic things and starting to find my way around, with occasional pulling...

    Started by hoss‎, 4th Sep 2014 10:51 am
    • Replies: 4
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    5th Sep 2014 02:48 pm Go to last post
  7. Smile Create a revit file for one system from existing file

    Hi all, Could you please advise me an easy method for having a separate file for a particular system. e.g.: I had a Revit mechanical file contains hvac piping, ducting and steam piping for boilers,...

    Started by thbaiju‎, 1st Sep 2014 08:05 am
    hvac, revit mep, revit sheet, system
    • Replies: 8
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    3rd Sep 2014 03:00 pm Go to last post
  8. Detail Lines

    Surprisingly, I have not found any information on this topic. Not sure if it's my search skills, or the way this site is set up. Anyway.... I want to show a detail with <demolished> line style,...

    Started by wildirish317‎, 29th Aug 2014 04:48 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    29th Aug 2014 10:22 pm Go to last post
  9. 3 Day Revit training course: Anyone intersted in notes?

    Been on a beginner - Intermediate Revit training course, and got a bunch of fairly organised notes from it. Anyone interested in me scanning them and uploading them from home? Topics covered...

    Started by PotGuy‎, 22nd Aug 2014 04:23 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    25th Aug 2014 04:53 pm Go to last post
  10. My BIM Vision - Does it Exist?

    It seems clear to me that BIM, where a CAD file represents not only the appearance and dimensions of a structure, but also all the actual data about the structure represents the future of nearly all...

    Started by David_Feynman‎, 10th Aug 2014 12:15 am
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Aug 2014 09:13 pm Go to last post
  11. Trouble with adjustable grips

    I am having trouble with creating a family that will have adjustable grips. I understand that I want to creat a new generic model family and follow the steps below. 1. Create 2 reference planes...

    Started by addesigns‎, 25th Nov 2013 03:15 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    5th Aug 2014 02:16 pm Go to last post
  12. Family placement

    I havecreated a Revit family model of a coper for a railway platform. Reasonablybasic stuff I’m sure that you would agree. When it comesto placing this into a project, would it have to place this...

    Started by Chronos69‎, 4th Aug 2014 09:18 am
    • Replies: 1
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    4th Aug 2014 11:59 am Go to last post
  13. 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
    • Replies: 8
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    27th Jul 2014 03:54 pm Go to last post
  14. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    15th Jul 2014 03:27 pm Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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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    3rd Jul 2014 03:32 pm Go to last post
  18. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    30th Jun 2014 09:23 pm Go to last post
  19. 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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    27th Jun 2014 04:15 am Go to last post
  20. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    25th Jun 2014 06:48 am Go to last post
  21. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    24th Jun 2014 02:05 pm Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    3rd Jun 2014 03:26 pm Go to last post
  24. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    16th May 2014 03:39 pm Go to last post
  25. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Apr 2014 03:21 pm Go to last post

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