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AECBytes: Using Worksets to Help Improve Large Model Performance in Revit

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At some point or other, you are going to prodcue a Revit model that is VERY big! And when that happens, there's a very good chance that the performance of Revit will start to creak. There are various things that you can do to help in this situation- one of them being the use of Worksets to reduce the working model size. AECBytes has a great article which discusses this very concept.

"The idea behind leveraging worksets to enhance performance is to break down a model into different categories and place elements of those categories into their respective worksets. In addition, every Revit link must have its own workset as well as a workset for all CAD links."

Read the entire article here

 

Now on Facebook!

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I've finally got my Facebook Page sorted! All new Revit articles will be linked to on this page. So along with my Twitter feed, it's another way to stay informed of new content.

 

 

I've had quite a few emails from people saying that the articles here at Revit Zone have helped them get to grips with the software. Whilst it's always very rewarding to receive positive feedback- I appreciate that not everyone has the time to send an email.

If you do find the information here useful, a simple hit of the "Like" button on my Facebook page will let me know that I'm still heading in the right direction!

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Views: Duplicating Views

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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 we are going to take a look at the Duplicate View tool, within Revit Architecture. Please note that this tool is also found in all other flavours of Revit (ie Revit Structure and Revit MEP) and works in exactly the same manner.

The “Duplicate View” tool can be found on the “View” menu, in the “Create” tab. The interesting thing about the tool is that it contains three different options. These are:-

a) Duplicate View

b) Duplicate with Detailing

c) Duplicate as Dependent

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Forms: Creating a Surface

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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 we are going to take a look at how to create a Surface form, from within the Conceptual Design Environment. If you are totally new to the Conceptual Design Environment (or CDE) within Revit, I suggest that you may wish to read this article first.

 

 

In other articles we have looked at how to create solid 3D forms such as Lofts, Sweeps and Revolves. But we can also use the “Create Form > Solid Form” tool to create a solid planar surface.

 

Compared with the other solid forms we have looked at, this one is by far the easiest to create- which means this article is going to be pretty short!.

Read more: Forms: Creating a Surface

 

Doors: Creating your own Door Family: Part 6

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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

 

 

Welcome to the sixth part in this series of articles in which we explain how to create your own Door Family using the Family Editor, in Revit Architecture. If you have missed the previous parts in this series, you may wish to start here.

If you have been following the series from the start, you will know that we have now completed the modelling part of the exercise. That is to say, we have created all the 3D geometry that is required to represent our door assembly- including the door handles.

To get the maximum value out of the time we have spent modelling this door, we can go ahead and easily create a number of pre-defined “Types”, all based on the same basic family. Needless to say, that is the focus of this particular article: Types.

Read more: Doors: Creating your own Door Family: Part 6

   

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