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Decals: Applying images to Revit elements

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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 look at Revit’s Decal tool and how it can be used to apply a graphic image to the face of an element. Decals are used to add realism to your rendered scenes. For example, you can add paintings and artwork to the walls of your interior scene. Or you can add images to the “screen” of a TV that you have modelled in Revit. The Decal tools can be found on “Insert” menu, in the “Link” tab….

 

 

Let’s work through a very simple step-by-step example in order to show you how this all works.

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Roofs: Using Slope Arrows

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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

 

 

The default method of creating a sloped roof within Revit Architecture is to make one or more of the roof boundary lines “Slope Defining”. This is fine if we know what angle we want the roof slope to be at. But what if we want to create a roof based on absolute heights? For example: We know the height at the eaves and we know the height that the ridge needs to be.

 

 

Yes, we could always use trigonometry to calculate the slope. But there’s no need for that. We just use Slope Arrows!

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AECbytes: The New Materials User Interface in Revit 2013

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The excellent AECbytes website has recently published an article detailing the changes to the User Interface with regards Materials, in Revit 2013

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Plan Regions

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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 at look at Revit’s Plan Region tool. I’ll use a very simplistic example to demonstrate the type of problem that the Plan Region was created to solve.

 

 

Let’s take a very simple length of wall and stick a window in it….

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Curtain Walls: A basic introduction

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This Tutorial has been completely rewritten (and extended) for 2017. Click here to read the updated version of this tutorial- including embedded video tutorial.

 


 

In this article we are going to take a quick look at Curtain Walls, within Revit Architecture. We will discuss what they are and how you use them. And to conclude, we will produce a very simple building model containing a couple of Curtain Walls

 

 

Now before we start: Please don’t confuse Curtain Walls with Curtain Systems. Although they use the same components (and produce basically the same thing)- they are different. Curtain Systems use a set of pre-defined parameters to produce curtain walling with set centres for the mullions. Using simple Curtain Walls along with curtain grids and mullions is a much more intuitive, creative process.

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