It was always easy to get the existing terrain in your Revit project: just link a DWG file. But what if you want see the existing buildings, roads, parcels, … With Dynamo this is possible using the Flux or ELK package but with some drawbacks: roads for example will be represented by their center lines. … More Revit: A complete city in a Revit project
More and more Revit users are aware that they can optimize their building models using integrated analysis tools. One of them is Lighting analysis. The primary goal is that you a can easily evaluate the daylight access in your rooms (although you can also analyze artificial lighting with this technology). One of the new features … More Revit: Daylight Analysis
A lot of users are not using every physical layer in compound objects like walls, floors and roofs. Plaster is a good example. While some will add plaster in their wall definitions as a finish layer to get accurate room area’s and material takeoffs, others won’t because the plaster layer is too thin and this would cause … More Revit 2018: hidden improvement for floors and roofs
What a nice array of trees 🙂 They’ve been created using the array command with the “Last” option checked. This means that if I change the number of trees afterwards, new trees will be created after the last one. (Select one of the array elements and then select the array counter). So when you use … More Revit: Change array behavior
There are several ways to link a geo-referenced drawing (like one from Civil 3D). You can start a new Revit project, link the DWG, move/rotate it in place and then you could use “Acquire Coordinates” to move the Revit’s survey point to the origin of the DWG. But what if you already configured the shared … More Revit: Warning: Default Center-To-Center positioning will be used
You joined 2 roofs together and you wonder how you can cut the main roof to create a dormer opening. Joined Roofs Bottom view: Well, I always use one of the 3 following options. Depending on the situation and the complexity I choose the right one. Dormer Opening: easiest one to use: First click the … More Revit: Create dormer opening for joined roofs
Often I got this question from customers. Look at the following image: Normally in a plan only objects between the cut plane and the bottom/view depth are visible in plan (some categories will also show when they are between the cut plane and the top). But in this case the floor is under the bottom/view … More Revit: Why is my floor visible in floor plan?