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'Very proud to be featured on the CADspeed Blog!

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It was a real honour (and surprise!) to be invited to take part in an "Expert Interview" for the CADspeed Blog. For those of you who havent come across the site yet, CADspeed is the Editorial Blog from the guys behind the fabulous Cadalyst website.

 

 

The interview was undertaken by email and can be read in full here

 

 

Rooms: 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

 

 

In this article we are going to take an introductory look at Rooms, within Revit Architecture. We will discuss what they are, as well as when and how you use them.

 

 

When you draw a series of walls in Revit that form a closed loop, you may think you have formed a room. But as far as Revit is concerned, it is just a few walls that form a closed loop. It is ready to “receive” a Room, but it is not a Room in itself. So what exactly is a Revit Room?

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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

   

Silhouette Styles

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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

 

 

With regards graphical presentation, Revit sometimes receives criticism that its output is a little too sterile. Sure, it does not produce (out of the box) the “hand sketched” visual style of SketchUp. But there are things you can do within Revit in order to produce drawings that are a little more “easy on the eye”.

 

 

One such technique is to add a “Silhouette Style” to the edges of your model elements. Thankfully Revit has the ability to determine the silhouette for each specific view in your project- be it an elevation, section, perspective, etc.

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Doors: Creating your own Door Family: Part 4

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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 fourth 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.

 

 

In the last few articles we looked at which family template to use, set up reference planes and dimensions in order to control our door and also formed a basic frame and architraves.

 

In this article we are going to create a door leaf and also introduce the concept of Symbolic Lines. We will also take a look at how you control the visibility of your 3D geometry- so that it displays correctly when you use it in a Project Environment.

 

So let’s crack on and create our door leaf. Just like the door frame, we are going to use a parameter to control the thickness of the door leaf. Let’s go back in to the “Family Types” control panel and choose “Add” in the parameters section…..

 

Read more: Doors: Creating your own Door Family: Part 4

   

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