Category Archive for: Revit

3d PDF’s Are Not Ready for Use with Revit

by Tim Alatorre

Just a quick note this morning to talk about Revit and creating 3d PDF files. As we move more and more to creating complete and accurate 3d models we really want an easy way to share these with our clients and consultants. Consultants are usually technologically savvy enough to open RVT, DWF, or DWG files but what…



Revit Families 103 – Formula Basics

by Tim Alatorre

  Update: 4/12/11 for Revit 2012 and added more examples. I love formulas, they let you do some really fun things. The formula I mentioned in my last post calculates the overall width of a family taking into account if the family has one or two loops toggled to be visible. Formulas let you create…



Revit Families 302 – Naming and Grouping Parameters

by Tim Alatorre

I started a post a couple weeks ago on tips for creating families in Revit but I didn’t get very far. Our friends over at Inside the Factory are more disciplined bloggers than I and beat me to it. Erik Egbertson put together a great post of Family Editor Tips. He talks about flexing a family, placing…



Revit Families 301 – The Struggle of the BIM Manager

by Tim Alatorre

Okay folks, this is a 300 series course. We’re not messing around anymore. Families are one of the most powerful and dangerous things in Revit and I think they deserve some discussion. One of the greatest challenges I have as a BIM manager is the management of Revit Families. I’ve tried a number of different…



Revit Tip: Easy Wall Poche

by Tim Alatorre

This is the first of what is hopefully many more Revit Tips to come. Something that I’ve seen in some projects I’ve worked on lately is using filled regions to poch√© walls and floors in section views. DON’T DO THIS! Besides taking a large amount of time to initially create, filled regions are not going to…



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