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Building Maker: A basic introduction

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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

 

 

This article will give you a basic introduction to Revit Architecture’s “Building Maker” functionality. We will take a look at what the “Building Maker” is and when you would use it. We will also briefly discuss all of the main tools within the “Building Maker” (Detailed instructions on how to use each of the tools will be covered in separate articles)

 

 

So what exactly is the “Building Maker”? Well, if you have read this article you will know that Revit Architecture contains some pretty powerful tools for forming and editing “Conceptual Mass Forms”. This is all well and good but these forms are a long way off from representing real-world building elements. It would be a real shame (and a huge waste of time) if after creating our conceptual massing study, we had to start all over again modelling walls, floors, roofs, etc.

 

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View References

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In this article we are going to take a look at "View References" within Revit. View References are an annotation symbol that you can use to direct someone to a different view on another sheet- or the same sheet, if you wish.

 

 

View References are commonly used with Matchlines but (with a little immagination) they can be used for a variety of purpose- especially if you are prepared to edit the family.

Let's kick-off with a quick example of the use of View References in conjunction with Matchlines. Here is a plan I have split into two zones, using "Dependent Views". The image below is of the "Primary View" so that you can see the crop regions of the two Dependent Views.....

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Linked Files: The Basics

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In this article we are going to take a look at the basics of linking files in Revit. For the purpose of this exercise we are going to use Revit Architecture 2012, but the same principles can be applied to all flavours of Revit- e.g. Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Revit MEP. You can also mix and match. I.e. you can link one Revit Architecture file into a another one or you can link a Revit MEP file into Revit Architecture file, and so on.

 

 

Before we actually start with the tutorial, let's just take a few minutes to discuss why we would actually want to link one Revit file into another. Generally there are two main scenarios where you would want to to do this. The first one being when you want to split your project into a "site file" and a "building file". This helps keep each one smaller and also helps with collaboration. This would proabbly be appropriate when either of the files is large in size or you are developing a "campus" model- ie a site with many different buildings on it.

 

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Sheet Sets

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Welcome to this Revit Zone article on Sheet Sets. In this short article we will show you how to create Sheet Sets. Although a relatively simple concept in the context of Revit's power and complexity, Sheet Sets are a really useful productivity tool that will speed up your output with regards printed material of PDF's.
Please note that the concept of Sheet Sets is universal in the world of Revit- ie it is applicable to Revit Architecture,Revit MEP and Revit Structure.
 

Walls: Stacked Walls

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In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to create a basic Stacked Wall in Revit Architecture. But before we get into the detail, I am going to give a quick explanation as to exactly what a Stacked Wall is.

In the context of Revit Architecture, a Stacked Wall is quite simply a Wall made up of different "Wall Types" stacked vertically on top of each other.
A simple example would be an external wall where you have a plinth base (let's say Engineering Brick) with a cladded wall above.
   

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