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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. BIM Time is Here

    I've been advising clients that sooner or later everything will be done in BIM. At least the bigger commercial projects. Well, this morning I had to watch as a client had to turn down a big contract...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 9th Jan 2018 09:10 pm
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    16th Jan 2018 07:24 pm Go to last post
  2. Can you add add leaders to text inside of a generic annotation family?

    Hello, We are working on converting our old AutoCAD details into Revit details and I have noticed that when we create text inside of the generic annotation family, it will not let us add a leader to...

    Started by drewbranson10‎, 16th Nov 2017 05:52 pm
    generic annotations, revit
    • Replies: 9
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    20th Nov 2017 08:38 pm Go to last post
  3. Linked Revit Model Moving Unexpectedly

    Hello, We are working on a project where we are linking in the architects model into our MEP model. We have been updating our model every time we get a new one and have had no issues for the last...

    Started by drewbranson10‎, 6th Nov 2017 04:37 pm
    revit coordination
    • Replies: 4
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    6th Nov 2017 09:03 pm Go to last post
  4. Open new view in existing window?

    Every time I open a new view, it opens in a new window. I know it this was the only way in the early days, but is there still no way to make the view open in the existing window?

    Started by Siberian‎, 3rd Oct 2017 04:01 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    4th Oct 2017 10:16 pm Go to last post
  5. Materials display in all views except 3D

    As part of a learning process I'm following an instruction video designing a small house. For some reason materials aren't displayed during 3D views with shaded visual style and fine detail level....

    Started by Siberian‎, 3rd Oct 2017 05:50 pm
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 319
    3rd Oct 2017 05:50 pm Go to last post
  6. Unhappy I cant export IFC format from my Revit Model.

    Hi every one, I just started to learn Revit (2018). I import one of my Autocad 3D Model in to Revit and send it to client. But Client need that model in to IFC format, because they don't have...

    Started by BIJI SAMUEL‎, 1st Sep 2017 09:56 am
    • Replies: 7
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    1st Sep 2017 10:32 pm Go to last post
  7. Finding Newly Created View

    So, I'm not great at Revit, I know enough to pull out the information I need. So I know how to navigate and create views... but what I can't remember is how to FIND the view I'm in in the Project...

    Started by resullins‎, 30th Aug 2017 04:40 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    31st Aug 2017 04:55 am Go to last post
  8. Installing from Autodesk virtual agent

    Hi Guys I just downloaded Revit 2018 trial from Autodesk virtual agent, thought i would give this software a go and see what its like, it comes in 3 parts and i have downloaded it all. After i have...

    Started by DODGE‎, 4th Aug 2017 02:49 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    18th Aug 2017 01:01 am Go to last post
  9. project browser font

    Hello, I am using two screens while using revit 2018. I like to put project browser on 2nd screen. Anyone know how to increase the font in the project browser on second screen without effecting...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 24th Jul 2017 12:02 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    25th Jul 2017 11:48 am Go to last post
  10. Question inserting PDF's into Revit

    Hello all, is it possible to insert PDF's into Revit as an underlay? from what I can find out its a big fat no, but wanted to check here. using revit 2015 release 13. Thanks all.

    Started by bennyboy86‎, 11th May 2016 01:34 am
    • Replies: 5
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    12th Jul 2017 07:01 pm Go to last post
  11. Why would my triple dash line appear as a double dash line?

    Hello, I am using some filters in Revit 2018 to make my piping show up as certain lines, and I have my hot water return line set up to be orange and triple dash. I have my regular hot water line set...

    Started by drewbranson10‎, 23rd Jun 2017 08:25 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    23rd Jun 2017 11:29 pm Go to last post
  12. STEP file into Revit

    What is the best way to get a STEP file into Revit. I've tried to import into AutoCAD (in a effort to export to a dwg, etc.) but AutoCAD will not open it either. Is there another Autodesk...

    Started by prophici‎, 23rd May 2017 08:12 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd May 2017 10:38 pm Go to last post
  13. Component problems

    I am a Revit newbie so this may be simple to fix. I am using a student version of Revit and started having trouble placing items from families. I was placing detail items into a structural detail and...

    Started by marvinrb1‎, 10th Mar 2017 09:00 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Mar 2017 09:55 pm Go to last post
  14. Export room boundary polylines (not GIA)

    Hi folks I'm trying to get the boundary connections that define the centre point of partitions. I've managed to export the floor plan with gross internal areas but haven't been able to export the...

    Started by SOliver‎, 7th Mar 2017 07:49 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    7th Mar 2017 07:49 pm Go to last post
  15. Revit MEP 2017 - tips for hydraulic design documentation (Australia)

    Hi all. Long time listener first time caller. I am an inexperienced CAD drafter and have tried to make the leap into Revit from AutoCAD MEP for years. I am focused on three key things: ...

    Started by Crow‎, 1st Mar 2017 12:28 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    1st Mar 2017 02:29 pm Go to last post
  16. cleaning IFC links in Revit

    Hello, I am an MEP drafter, and this is the first time I am working with a Linked IFC file in Revit (16), The Architect has modelled their building in Rhino, and have exported it in IFC, after...

    Started by PAWEL17‎, 22nd Feb 2017 12:07 am
    • Replies: 4
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    23rd Feb 2017 04:25 am Go to last post
  17. Unable to get Spot Coordinate from Linked 3D CAD

    Hi All I have an AutoCAD 3D drawing linked to my Revit Architecture 2016 model using shared coordinates. My System family:Spot coordinate has Include Elevation checked. I am using Spot...

    Started by NYATI‎, 21st Feb 2017 03:49 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    21st Feb 2017 11:39 pm Go to last post
  18. Revit Keyboard Shortcuts

    Hi, I am using Revit 2016 & have set some keyboard shortcuts for commands. what i would really like to do is set a keyboard shortcut for "flip section" & "go to view". can any of the revit gurus...

    Started by shennig‎, 18th Jan 2017 02:52 am
    • Replies: 2
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    20th Feb 2017 08:29 am Go to last post
  19. components merge up

    hi im new to revit, i draw a wall, than i draw a column attached to it. when they are connected, they somehow merges into one, in the attached image you can see the same geometry, on the right...

    Started by samifox‎, 5th Jan 2017 09:33 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    9th Jan 2017 03:36 pm Go to last post
  20. what is the different among Revit, Revit Structure,Revit Architectural?

    Hi im totally new to Revit, i would like to know, what is the different among Revit, Revit Structure,Revit Architectural?

    Started by samifox‎, 29th Dec 2016 10:09 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    30th Dec 2016 06:30 pm Go to last post
  21. Level's Plane View Types dont list all categories

    hi im totally new to Revit 2017, when adding levels, in the Plane View Types list, i cant see categories like Floor Planes,Cilling Planes, the only category is Structural Planes. why is that?...

    Started by samifox‎, 29th Dec 2016 10:13 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    30th Dec 2016 01:47 am Go to last post
  22. 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: 4
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    5th Dec 2016 02:31 pm Go to last post
  23. Stepping into BIM: some (a lot) questions

    (I don't know if this is the wright section to ask) Our company is thinking of moving to a "BIM" style designing. Both our architectural en structural departement work in "normal" autocad. What we...

    Started by freebutterflyx‎, 13th Nov 2016 09:24 pm
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    25th Nov 2016 02:58 pm Go to last post
  24. Linking DWG's - hatches follow assigned materials

    Hi , I'm getting zero results using objects styles. What i need to have is a way work with linked DWG models in a decent fashion that i can make sections. So hatches should follow the assigned...

    Started by halam‎, 25th Nov 2016 10:28 am
    • Replies: 3
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    25th Nov 2016 02:19 pm Go to last post
  25. Removing Detail Bubble's "Selection Tail"

    Good morning all! To date our company works partially in CAD and partially in Revit. We've made our Revit families match the older CAD style for uniformity. One item we've been half-assing is our...

    Started by Kremer‎, 16th Nov 2016 08:29 pm
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 4,567
    18th Nov 2016 12:27 am Go to last post

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