Revit Questions

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

smithjaso, Designer

Hi Alan-Lucas. Any Revit IFC element imported can be modified in ArchiCAD, but you shouldn't change/modified anything that is effectively not your element to change. This will cause issues with coordination and liability. Use the IFC models from other consultants as a 3D trace reference, so conflicts of issues in the 3D window save as PDF and... 7 More Answers

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

Where do you get inspiration

jamesx, Designer • Oct 14

How often do you use Pinterest? Any other websites you goto?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 www.plusspec.com › tools 1 More Answer

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.

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.

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.

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.

Between Autocad and Revit wi

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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... 4 More Answers

How to reduce file size in R

kris.george, Other • 2013

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

revitus, Designer

I once came across a project file that was 330 Mb (2-Story 15,000 s.f. Public Library Renovation with a 12,000 s.f. addition). As I investigated it, there was a simple profile family being used in a fascia that had a .tif file linked in. Removing the .tif file and re-loading the family brought the project down to 47 Mb! I concur with all prev... 5 More Answers

What render software to use

costel.bizgan, Other • 2013

Hi, could anyone tell me the best render software (and that is not to expensive), as I would really like to do some professional renders for my current projects in Revit 2013.

Artlantis is the best in my opinion. 5 More Answers

DWG into Revit? Do or don't?

Gsudif, Other • 2013

I'm wanting to import DWG files to Revit, I hear it's not the best practice according to some people. What do you think?

geoffrey.lo, Designer

Why not if you really need it? Such as some details already created in DWG. 5 More Answers

How do we model standing sea

adam.vase, Architect • 2013

Standing Seam roofs drive me nuts. I have read a lot of forums. Nowhere can I find accurate information on that. Any help will be appreciated.

revitus, Designer

I guess it depends on how specific you want it to look. I use a material called Roofing - Metal Standing Seam that I set to use an ootb Relief Pattern called Standing.Seam.png to control the Render Appearance, and a simple Model Surface Pattern called Standing Seam - 16" (etc.) to control it's graphics for Plans and Elevations, and it wo...

How do I lock Revit families

emerybledger, Other • 2013

Hi, I’m dipping my hand into creating Revit objects is there anyway to lock the files so no-one can edit them?

michael-jarosz, Architect

If you are in a work sharing environment, don't lock or pin anything with the possible exception of the structural grid. Later in the job, users working on CD development will waste more time on unlocking than on productive work. My experience is that users rarely think through their locking schemes. I have found work that was plainly wrong t... 5 More Answers

Which formats can I export i

hans.severloh, Architect • 2012

I would like to put some 3ds Max objects into my Revit projects, for example, is this possible?

I would't try to import 3ds you'll be disappointed by the results as it just ends up becoming a real hassle. 2 More Answers

What is an 'average' file si

miked, Other • 2012

I'm a little bit worried about my current file size, I'm at 350mb and not even finished yet! What is an acceptable file size to have?

Gsudif, Other

Anywhere between 200mb-1gb, I would say. 5 More Answers

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