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Topography: Changing the section cut material

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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

 

 

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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Openings: Dormer

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In this article we are going to take a look at the how to use the “Openings: Dormer” tool to form an opening in a roof, ready to receive a dormer.

The “Openings: Dormer” tool can be found on the “Home” menu, in the “Openings” ribbon tab….

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It's been a long time!

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I really cant believe it was the 19 March 2013 that I last published an article on Revit Zone. Well, I can believe it actually- I only have to look at the date of the article below this one. So to all readers (both new and old): I am still here and what's more- I'm back with a vengeance!

So if I haven't been posting on Revit Zone, what exactly have I been doing with my time? And why am I back, now? And what's does the future hold for Revit Zone? For the answers to all these, just "read more"

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Forms: Creating an 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

 

 

In this article we are going to learn how to use the solid form tools in the Conceptual Design Environment, to create a solid extrusion.

 

If you are totally new to the Conceptual Design Environment you may want to read this article before proceeding any further. The format of this article is a step-by-step exercise, that you can follow along with. The actual form that we are creating is relatively unimportant, it is the “process” (or “Work Flow”) that I want you to understand. Once you are comfortable with the process, you can use it create more ambitious forms. And PLEASE remember: If at any point you get stuck or you have a query, just use our Forums. Help is at hand to resolve any issues you may have with this exercise.

 

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