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Legends: An overview

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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 will take a quick overview of Legends, within Revit. Legend views are common to all flavours of Revit (Revit Architecture, Revit MEP and Revit Structure)- so once you can use it in one flavour, you’ll be conversant with it in the others. For the sake of clarity I should point out that in this article we are talking about “Legend Views” and not “Colour Legends”. So what is a Legend? Simply put, it is a way of displaying a list of various model components and annotations used in a project.

 

Legends fall into 3 main types. These are as follows:-

 

Read more: Legends: An overview

 

Roofs: Roof by Extrusion

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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

 

 

Most people's first experience of Roofs within Revit Architecture is by means of the "Roof by Footprint" tool. This is absolutely the right tool for the job when you need to create either a flat roof or a pitched roof. But what about if you want to create a curved roof. Well, fear not: Revit has just the tool for the job; and it the "Roof by Extrusion" tool.


In this short tutorial we are going to use this tool to create a curved, barrel vault roof over a simple rectangular building.

So first of all let's create a building for the roof to sit on! We are going to keep the form of the building really simple- we are interested in the fundamental concepts and not architectural merit.

Read more: Roofs: Roof by Extrusion

 

New issue of AUGI / AEC Edge now available!

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We always like it when a new AEC Edge is published. It's a brilliant read and normally packed with really useful information- and the latest edition does not break from that tradition in any way.

If you really want to keep upto spped with all the latest news, tips and general info on your favourite AEC soiftware, make sure you check out the SPring 2010 Edition of AEC Edge. Oh, and it's FREE!!!!

Download the Spring 2010 edition of AEC Edge here

   

New Revit Article over at BIMscape.com

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Most of my new articles will be published over at my other site, BIMscape.com. Rest assured that I am still producing new Revit articles- the target is to get one new article out to you guys per day. Today I have just published an article on a really slick way to depict the position of your overhead elements, in plan views using the Linework tool. The article can be found here

To make it easy to keep up with new content, I produce a monthly BIM Newsletter which contains links to all the new articles. If you'd like to receive this Newsletter, just put your email address in the box on the upper left of this site.

 

The Newsletters are handled by the MailChimp service and you have my word that your email address remains strictly with me and MailChimp. You can UnSubscribe at any time. And unlike some sites I personally subscribe to, my Newsletter is monthly- I am not going to fill you InBox with emails each day!

 

 

 

Forms: Creating a Revolve form

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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 solid Revolve 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.

 

 

By far the simplest way of explaining this is to just show you step-by-step how to do it. So here goes! We start off by creating a “New Conceptual Mass” family. This in turn starts the “Conceptual Design Environment” in which we are going to form our Revolve.

Read more: Forms: Creating a Revolve form

   

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