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Cut with Voids When Loaded

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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

 

If you've started to experiment with making your own custom components using Revit's Family Editor, you may have seen that the Model-based (as opposed to the Annotation-based) Family Template files contain a parameter called "Cut with Voids When Loaded"
In this short article we are going to take a look at exactly what this parameter does; and when it would be appropriate to utilise it.
First of all I create a section of floor in the Project Environment. It really doesn't  matter what Floor Type we use, I just want to have something in the Project that will be cut by our Family, once we load it and place an instance. So here is our floor....
 

Displacement Sets in Revit Architecture

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Displacement Sets are a fairly recent addition to Revit- but a very welcome one. They allow you to create an exploded 3D view of part your model- in order to show how the assembly goes together.

For a full tutorial on how Displacement Sets works (using a simple example), please see my article on BIMscape's website.

 

 

Doors: Creating your own Door Family: Part 7

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Welcome to the final part in this series of articles in which we have explained 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 this article we are going to take a very quick overview of all the key concepts that we have covered in the previous 6 parts. I’m not going to go in to detail here, as we did that in the respective sections. What I would like you to take away from this article is a thorough understanding of the key concepts, the thought processes and overall workflow.

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Building Maker: A basic introduction

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This article will give you a basic introduction to Revit Architecture’s “Building Maker” functionality. We will take a look at what the “Building Maker” is and when you would use it. We will also briefly discuss all of the main tools within the “Building Maker” (Detailed instructions on how to use each of the tools will be covered in separate articles)

 

 

So what exactly is the “Building Maker”? Well, if you have read this article you will know that Revit Architecture contains some pretty powerful tools for forming and editing “Conceptual Mass Forms”. This is all well and good but these forms are a long way off from representing real-world building elements. It would be a real shame (and a huge waste of time) if after creating our conceptual massing study, we had to start all over again modelling walls, floors, roofs, etc.

 

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View References

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In this article we are going to take a look at "View References" within Revit. View References are an annotation symbol that you can use to direct someone to a different view on another sheet- or the same sheet, if you wish.

 

 

View References are commonly used with Matchlines but (with a little immagination) they can be used for a variety of purpose- especially if you are prepared to edit the family.

Let's kick-off with a quick example of the use of View References in conjunction with Matchlines. Here is a plan I have split into two zones, using "Dependent Views". The image below is of the "Primary View" so that you can see the crop regions of the two Dependent Views.....

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