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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 Loft 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 Loft 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.

 

 

A Loft form is basically two or more profiles that have been blended together. The easiest way to explain this is by a quick example. I’m going to start with a “New Conceptual Mass”- and I’m going to use the “Metric Mass” template.

 

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Topography: Changing the section cut material

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When you take a section through a Toposurface, the default “cut material” that you see is “Site- Earth”….

 

 

But what if you want to change this to something else? It is of course possible- but finding “where” to change the setting can sometimes prove frustrating to new users.

 

In order to find the parameter, you need to click on the little arrow at the base of the “Model Site” tab- located in the “Massing & Site” menu…….

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Doors: Creating your own Door Family: Part 2

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Welcome to the second 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 first part in this series, you may wish to start here.

 

 

In this article we will take a look at Family Templates and in particular, the Metric Door Template. We will briefly discuss Instance and Type Parameters and examine how they control the geometry of your custom door family.

 

Let’s get started by loading up the Metric Door Template: Depending on where you are in the world, you may be using a different Revit Library format- ie Imperial, etc. The units may differ, but all the principles and concepts we will be discussing will be the same. From Revit’s “Recent Files” screen, I am going to open the “Metric Door” template…..

 

 

Because we are opening a Family Template, Revit automatically starts in “Family Editor” mode. I am assuming (for the purpose of this particular series of articles) that you have a basic familiarity of the Family Editor. If not, please read this article first.

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