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New for 2016: "The Complete Beginners Guide to Autodesk Revit Architecture" Course

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The most comprehensive, in-depth and complete Beginner's Guide to Autodesk Revit Architecture; to be found anywhere! If you like the teaching style of the tutorials here at Revit Zone, you'll enjoy all 84 parts of my FREE online Course over at BIMscape.com. Some people prefer to read their tutorials, some like to watch them- so I've provided both mediums. Read AND watch every aspect that a novice needs to know about the world's no.1 BIM-authoring software.

 

For full details of this FREE 84 part video & written tutorial course, please click here

 

Enjoy the course!

Kind regards,

Ian

 

Building Maker: Curtain System by Face

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Please Note: If you're new to Revit, you may be interested in my "Beginner's Guide to Revit Architecture" 84 part video tutorial training course. The course is 100% free with no catches or exclusions. You don't even need to sign-up. Just enjoy the course and drop me line if you found it useful. The full course itinerary can be viewed here

 

In this article I am going to take you (step-by-step) through the process of using Revit Architecture’s Building Maker tools to create a Curtain System directly from the faces of a mass element. If the term “Building Maker” means nothing to you, you may wish to take a look at this article first before proceeding.

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Linked Files: Reference Types

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Please Note: If you're new to Revit, you may be interested in my "Beginner's Guide to Revit Architecture" 84 part video tutorial training course. The course is 100% free with no catches or exclusions. You don't even need to sign-up. Just enjoy the course and drop me line if you found it useful. The full course itinerary can be viewed here

 

 

In this tutorial we are going to take a look at the two different types of referencing systems (Reference Types) that you can use when linking one Revit project into another. This system is the same no matter what combination of Revit projects files you link. ie Revit MEP into Revit Architecture, Revit Structure into MEP, etc.

 


The two Reference Types that are available to you when linking Revit files are: Overlay and Attachment. In order to keep this tutorial to a reasonable length and to convey the concept as efficiently as possible, I am going to demonstrate the difference between the two Reference Types by means of a worked example.

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Dimensions: Using Revit dimensions to equally space elements

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Please Note: If you're new to Revit, you may be interested in my "Beginner's Guide to Revit Architecture" 84 part video tutorial training course. The course is 100% free with no catches or exclusions. You don't even need to sign-up. Just enjoy the course and drop me line if you found it useful. The full course itinerary can be viewed here

 

In this short article we will take a quick look at how Revit's dimension tool can be used to equally space parts of your design, as required. No theory, let's just dive straight in with a practical example.

Let's draw a simple shell of a building.....

Now let's say we want to quickly divide this shell up into 5 equal compartments- they could be apartments, etc. Rather than working out the spacing between each party wall, we can use Revit's dimension tool to quickly align our party walls at equal spacings. First of all simply drop four party walls into the shell- do NOT worry about the spacing of the walls.....

As you can see in the above image, there is no way that these are equally spaced. But they WILL be in a minute, due to the power of Revit's dimnesioning tools.

Let's go and drop an aligned dimension between all the walls. You'll find this tool on the Annotate > Dimenision tab....

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Wall Wraps and Wall Closures

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Welcome to this Revit Zone article on Walls Wraps and Wall Closures. In this article we are going to explain what Wall Wrapping is, when it is used and how you can control it. We will also discuss Wall Closures and how you implement them in your own custom insert families.
So without further ado, let's crack on and take a look at Wall Wraps. I am going to explain this by the use of graphical examples- by far the easiest method of explaining most concepts within Revit.
Here is a simple length of wall, straight out of the default Revit Metric Library.......
   

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