Revit Questions

Building Products

Where can I find gym equipme

dinesh, Architect • Sep 23
cooper, Modlar Administrator

Here's a link where you can find gym equipments in AutoCAD & Revit Architecture:

BIM/CAD Software

What is the diff b/w BIM and

dinesh, Architect • Sep 23, Modlar Administrator

Dinesh, here's a link to an earlier discussion Hope you find it useful!

BIM/CAD Software

How are sensors connected to

deniz-dnmez, Student • Apr 30

Hi, I'm a seniour Civil Engineering student and I'm writing my thesis on integration of BIM and FM programs. Right now I'm working on the sensors and the data transfer from sensors to FM systems. Other than using BIM in 3D modelling programs, it is possbile to find... Read More

Programs with platform for use BIM and BIM OPEN , Vectorworks is the most plastic, with a drawing engine based on Cinema4D and easy to use . I use Vectorworks more than 8 years and not change. 1 More Answer

BIM/CAD Software

How are IFC Files used in de

alan-lucas, Technician • Apr 18

How are IFC files actually used? Are they editable? I've been put in charge of BIM because I have 30 years CAD experience. But the people in charge don't really understand BIM and I'm not getting the training! Anyway, what i want to know is: How if an IFC file ACTUA... Read More

gurbe-van-belle, Architect

See bim as advanced pdf: handy for exchanging information, as an underlay (linked file) from one disciplie to the next, for mark-up and clashcontrol by non-moddelers, calculation and maintenance. Not to be used to exchange between designers that need to co-operate 8 More Answers

BIM/CAD Software

Which architecture software

carrie-matson, Architect • Feb 11

There are so many options available and cost effectiveness is my priority, so I want to make sure I make the right choice.

FerFer, Architect

The day I tried the Archicad, never had doubts. I never found any cad more complete to architectural design and build software. It's super full 36 More Answers

Building Products

I keen to find multiple down

asmaa-al-fkhrany, Architect • Jan 27

l want to download this product, in an Autodesk Revit format. Is it available or can we please request it?

modlar, Modlar Administrator

There is no BIM files available for this model. We will send your request to the manufacturer and hopefully to have BIM files created soon. Thanks 1 More Answer

BIM/CAD Software

Is there a way to link your

mahdie-mostafaee, Architect • 2015

Is there a way to link your updated Revit family models with my local Revit library on my PC.

Currently Autodesk Revit does have any native way to pull in updated Revit families. There a few third party plugins, but I haven't come across any that work really well. Most of our users find the direct downloads to Dropbox or work well as a simple way of keeping their company wide libraries up to date.

BIM/CAD Software

How can I build a railway br

zerihun-teshome, Other • 2015

A bit tricky but I need to build a railway bridge in Autodesk Revit. Has anyone done this before or know of an easy way or pre-made Revit family?

michael-jarosz, Architect

The question is impossible to answer without knowing more about the design of the bridge. There is almost no such thing as a pre-made bridge (except maybe in the military.) Every bridge is unique. Revit can model almost anything you want from it. I have been using Revit since 2003 and have never found anything it can't do if you put your mind... 14 More Answers

Having problems with getting

miked, Other • 2014

I am having a problem whereby when i place my window in the correct position, the sill gets cut which does not allow me to fix.

Revit file does not want to

pauly, Other • 2014

I am having problems with rendering a file in my camera view. The file is pretty large but not too big that it will cause an error, and no errors are being reported.

If i wanted to change the un

gregco, Other • 2014

If i wanted to change the unit settings either temporarily or permanent, how would i go about doing this.

michael-jarosz, Architect

Was Acad your first system? Your question seems to indicate that changing units is a big deal, which it was in Acad. If you wanted decimals of a foot or metric units you had to literally change the size of the data so that units would read correctly. In Revit, units do not change the size of anything. If you have a 2 x 2 ceiling tile, if you... 1 More Answer

The ability to rotate and mo

miked, Other • 2014

Is there a way to rotate and move an annotation of a Revit family

Plotting of a particular vie

pauly, Other • 2014

I am battling to plot a particular scale sized view of a drawing in Revit. how would i be able to plot a certain scaled view.


Is there a way of reposition

miked, Other • 2014

Is there any way of repositioning the origin point ( 0,0,0) over a reference point elsewhere in a drawing besides the centre point so that i could work out position placement.

utilising other software pla

gregco, Other • 2014

Will any other Architectural or engineering softwares convert a file, so that either Revit or Archicad are able to import or model them. Also what would be the standard way of saving a file to ensure any and all info is carried across.

Utilising flow design as a p

gregco, Other • 2014

I am looking for a plugin or option that will allow me to control exterior airflow within my design so i can see the limitations concerned on a high rise building project.

Autodesk Simulation CFD has excellent airflow modeling capabilities!

When to utilise Revit famili

pauly, Other • 2014

How would i go about controlling the development protocols aimed around standardising families so that we don't duplicate or damage them once created.

Local file creation causing

pauly, Other • 2014

I have been having this synchronisation error when i open a file that is clashing with another file that one of my colleagues have opened previously.

Finding the correct plug in

gregco, Other • 2014

Is there a plug in for Revit that will help me with conducting a structural analysis on families.

If the internal ref no is di

miked, Other • 2014

I am seeking clarification on how to name the file so that the internal ref no is distinguishable from the project ref no.

BIM/CAD Software

How beneficial is it to use

gregco, Other • 2014

I have heard so many great things about utilising the MEP within Revit and would like to know how best to use it.

BIM/CAD Software

Using Revit over other platf

miked, Other • 2014

Is Revit the better package to use as i have heard that Archicad has some great functionality and i have only briefly looked at the software. Are there any other major Architectural platforms that would be good to use.

Changing measurements from m

pauly, Other • 2014

How do i change the measurements in Revit from imperial to metric or vice versa if i have opened a supplied drawing or file.

Adding a linear hatch patter

pauly, Other • 2014

How could i add a linear hatch pattern to my drawing for the floor layer.

Issues relating to a callout

gregco, Other • 2014

How could i address the callout view issues associated with Revit.

BIM/CAD Software

Utilising Revit views as opp

gregco, Other • 2014

I want to save my Revit project in a similar fasion to the way Autocad utilises layers. Does Revit have a same option of something similar for me to save the projects into different layers etc.

importing a Navisworks file

miked, Other • 2014

Is it possible to import a Navisworks file into Revit and if so what file format must be saved in order to do so.

BIM/CAD Software

Cropping a portion or region

pauly, Other • 2014

how would i go about doing this, so that only a selected area is piece is cropped.

BIM/CAD Software

Drawing stairs by Sketch or

gregco, Other • 2014

Which option is better to use in order to accurately draw stairs.

ryan.chang, Other

Plusspec has parametric stairs. There is no easier way › tools 1 More Answer

BIM/CAD Software

Capping a wall that has a sl

miked, Other • 2014

How best would I be able to cap a wall below the roof or gable.

BIM/CAD Software

What is an acceptable font t

gregco, Other • 2014

I have tried many different fonts, so confused as to which one would atheistically look the best.

BIM/CAD Software

When to use the show hidden

pauly, Other • 2014

How would you use either option when wanting to view an element that is obscured from another element.

BIM/CAD Software

Drawing a vertical section i

miked, Other • 2014

What do i do in this instance, how could i solve it.

Revit 2015 the new kid on th

pauly, Other • 2014

what are the new additions of using revit 2015

REVIT 2014 Extension?

Pedro.Tavares, Other • 2013

Was wondering when the BIMStop extension for REVIT 2014 would be released. I''ve recently become a big fan of this website and am looking very forward to integrating it fully into my workflow within REVIT. Thanks.

modlar, Modlar Administrator

Hi Pedro, Thanks for the great feedback. We hope to have the plugin out soon, we''ve been working on some exciting new features for it, which are taking a little longer to finish.

BIM/CAD Software

Help me to choose: ArchiCad

binh.nguyen, Architect • 2013

Now, I'm on a junction. I want to move from AutoCad to a BIM program. I know the 2 most popular BIM programs today are ArchiCad and Revit.I confused to make a decision to pick up one op them to study and improve my career .I'm in VietNam. Here, Revit seems to be use... Read More

michael-jarosz, Architect

I don't know anyone using anything but Acad and Revit. Acad is on the way down, Revit is on the way up. The situation is like the early 90s when Acad release 12 blew everyone else away. Yes, some users clung to their TinyCad, their EasyCad, or whatever. But they amounted to 2% of the market. Acad had everyone else. It didn't matter that Acad... 9 More Answers

Between Autocad and Revit wi

eder.orzes, Engineer • 2013

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Is there a way to embed an i

afaust2, Other • 2013

I am wondering if Revit is smart enough to allow you to embed an image of a cut sheet/picture into a family.  I am working with a bunch of equipment and it would be extremely helpful if I was able to click on the piece of equipment and see all of the info - mor... Read More

geraldbrinlee, Architect

You might think about "Archicad" it does it very smartly. 4 More Answers

Changing Level Height of Ent

CADDMan, Architect • 2013

I have a model that was started a few months back and the loor levels were never changed from the default (i.e. Level 1 = 0"). Is there a way to move the entire model up so Level 1 = 100'-0"?

Fredy, Architect

I think the best way to do is moving the whole model in one action to do this follow the next points: 1- Open an "elevation view" (north, east or any of that, even a section) 2- Go to "Manage" 3- at the "Project Location" on manage click on "Position" tab and choose "Relocate Project" 4- Now c... 5 More Answers

How to reduce file size in R, Other • 2013

I'm already at 390mb and I need to know how to reduce my file size, any suggestions?

Save it as another file, this sometimes works. 9 More Answers