Posts Tagged:tips

Revit Families 102 – Revit Experts don’t Use Locks

by Tim Alatorre

In May I published my picks for Best Revit Blogs on the Web. Coming in at number 2 was The Revit Kid and Jeff’s Lock Noob Classic Thong. I still try to read everything Jeff writes but I thought I might stir up a little controversy and make the argument that, contrary to what the…



Revit Families 401 – Data Validation

by Tim Alatorre

As I mentioned in a follow up comment to Revit Families 103 – Formula Basics, Revit still doesn’t allow you to do data validation on values or formulas in families or on table data. Still, you can build some functionality into your families to ensure that a value never exceeds a specified range or create warnings for the user of your…



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…