lynda Revit: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting

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This Week's Tip :
Scope box properties and copying

Introduction :
Welcome
Using the exercise files

June 2021 :
Use Dynamo to write view scale to bar scale symbols
Adjust roof sketch line plate heights
Unrolling a wall in elevation
Route analysis

May 2021 :
New in Revit 2022: Tagging multiple elements—curtain wall mullions and more
New in Revit 2022: Understanding tapered wall type and instance properties
New in Revit 2022: Filter schedules by family and type and other enhancements
New in Revit 2022: Preserve callouts when deleting parent views

April 2021 :
Understanding Revit line weight settings
New in Revit 2022: Using shared parameters in key schedules
New in Revit 2022: Resizable dialog boxes

March 2021 :
Revisiting the Attach Top/Base command
Controlling void cut behavior in the Family Editor
Tips for working with topography
Creating an export setup for exporting to CAD
Understanding CAD import settings

February 2021 :
Make a material and fill pattern follow a curve
Leverage the out-of-the-box window, trim and muntin pattern libraries
Reset your shared coordinates
Discover the built-in Interference Check tool

January 2021 :
Troubleshooting troublesome nested families and parameters
Configuring linear dimension types
Configuring nonlinear dimension types
Batch process text type modifications

December 2020 :
How to map CAD layers to Revit line weights
Create a wall takeoff
Create a signage data sheet
Publish a shared view

November 2020 :
Schedule enhancements
Disable display filters in visibility and graphics
Selecting multiple walls with Entire Walls dimensioning
Customizing artificial lighting
Using a schedule as a legend

October 2020 :
Enhanced realistic visual style
Using formulas and trigonometry to edit slanted walls
Using global parameters to control slanted wall parameters

September 2020 :
Exposing some legacy behavior lingering in Revit
Design option alternative using global parameters
Understanding symbolic lines and masking regions in families
Setting up shared coordinates on BIM 360
Using pin position with pick new host

August 2020 :
Calculating occupancy code values with Dynamo
Troubleshooting discrepancies in your Dynamo graph
Convert In-Place Families to component loadable families
Customize the default visibility of new 3D views

July 2020 :
Using Dynamo to place wall hosted elements like windows
Add randomization to your Dynamo window placement
Rediscover the Activate Dimensions feature

June 2020 :
Installing and using packages in Dynamo
Using Dynamo to create many family types
Warning for insert conflicts with wall
Revisiting Dynamo and Excel line-style mapping
Create a manual color fill legend for categories other than rooms

May 2020 :
Face-based and work-plane-based family placement orientation options
An inventory of opening elements
Using a lookup table to report values from a predefined CSV list
Using scope boxes to set the extents of views

April 2020 :
Using filters in visibility graphics to indicate wall fire ratings
Understanding architectural columns and pilasters
Creating a custom angled pilaster family
Hiding the edges of an imported 3D mesh in a Revit family

March 2020 :
Customizing stair runs and landings
Quickly create cutaway 3D views with the Selection Box tool
Create a custom parameter in a view reference tag
Wrapping titles in schedule headers
Using Dynamo to indicate wall fire ratings

February 2020 :
Partially applying view templates
Modifying the sketch of automatically created railings
Controlling the wrapping of text in long view titles
Creating a stair with custom treads and risers

January 2020 :
Understanding the differences between detail and floor plan callouts
Orientation issues with face-based content and basic ceilings
When to use basic ceilings
Using nested families to show consultant firms on your title block

December 2019 :
New in 2020.1: Path of travel improvements
New in 2020.1: Visualize coordinate points for links
Using dictionaries in Dynamo

November 2019 :
REWIND: Calculate minimum and maximum values on a schedule
REWIND: Drag a view to move it from one sheet to another
New in 2020.1: UI improvements
New in 2020.1: Attach top and base improvements

October 2019 :
Leveraging existing model groups in arrays
Why Revit renames that family to avoid inconsistencies
Turn off the double-click to rename feature
Understanding and customizing 3D poche cut
Using parts to demolish part of a wall

September 2019 :
Lock dimensions in the Family Editor
Using the Grading tool to modify a toposurface
Revit from your vacation photos
Understanding and hacking the display properties of grids and datum elements

August 2019 :
Incorporating generic annotation elements into face-based families
Embedded curtain walls not cleaning up properly at corners
Split walls vertically
Copy legend views to multiple sheets

July 2019 :
Using eTransmit to upgrade files
Preventing errors when stretching unlocked wall layers
Adjusting inserts that do not adjust to wall thickness correctly
Make a tiled roof with sloped glazing

June 2019 :
Using Transfer Project Standards to copy settings from one project to another
Using model review to audit projects for compliance with standards
REWIND: How to build a roof dormer

May 2019 :
New in Revit 2020: Using path of travel
Troubleshooting Scope Box setting in view properties
Controlling the length of view titles consistently
Resolving an error when trying to move viewports

April 2019 :
Using Excel and Dynamo to batch process line styles
REWIND: Layering viewports on a sheet
New in BIM 360: Upgrade cloud models
New in Revit 2020: Linking a PDF file to a Revit project
New in Revit 2020: Creating elliptical walls

March 2019 :
Worksharing display
Force relinquish another user in cloud-based worksharing
Drag a view to move it from one sheet to another
Swap line styles with Dynamo

February 2019 :
Shared coordinate simple setup
Calculate minimum and maximum values in a schedule
Using Dynamo to selectively place views on sheets
Schedule links and groups

January 2019 :
Troubleshoting missing annotation elements
Changing a built-in parameter from type to instance
Update the Desktop Connector app
Exploring the Revit program options

December 2018 :
Create fillet arcs with a predefined radius
Using point clouds in Revit families
Preserve open views when closing Revit files

November 2018 :
Applying hatching to the edges of system families
Using the Align tool to change the orientation of sections
Leveraging support for imported AutoCAD hatches
Understanding the family reload options

October 2018 :
Using embedded images to show typ wall types
Apply a new finish to a wall using join geometry.
Create vaulted roofs and ceilings
Exploring the new Recent Files screen

September 2018 :
Use reference planes to line up viewports
Rotate a section line
Use reference plane subcategories as a detail grid
Aligning dimensions to reference planes

August 2018 :
Modify lighting families to make them easy to center
Change the default viewport type for sheets
Sorting a sheet list
Editing sheets with a sheet list

July 2018 :
Adding a progress set stamp to sheets
When in doubt, right-click
Using the Pick New Host tool
Using fascia to model standing seam roofing

June 2018 :
Performing routine maintenance
Exporting all families

May 2018 :
Custom mullion profiles
Dealing with mullions at curtain wall corners
Customizing curtain wall corner panels
Reduce file size with purge unused

April 2018 :
Make a curved window that matches its host wall
Create a "dot" schedule
Making curved curtain wall mullions
Round window with spokes from a curtain wall

March 2018 :
Join and cut geometry
The new fill pattern dialog
Creating a dedicated level for site

February 2018 :
Control door swing angle with a sweep
Use railings to create Life Safety egress paths
Revisiting selection toggles
Creating domes

January 2018 :
Adding surface patterns to glazing
Family save path locations
Show nested families on schedules

December 2017 :
Moves with Nearby Elements
Understanding wall base and top attachments

November 2017 :
Painting the surfaces of walls
Duplicating materials
Wall sweeps for moldings and trim
Creating custom patterns
Customizing room boundary calculations

October 2017 :
Using shortcuts
Select elements by ID
Schedule Browser Organization customization
Understanding and controlling double-click behavior

September 2017 :
Create an ADA curb cut in a floor
Create an ADA curb cut with a loadable family
Export shared parameters from a file
Workset unload by user

August 2017 :
Create vaulted roofs and ceilings
Manually Add Length and Width to a Room Tag
Add length and width to a room tag using global parameters
Add length and width to a room tag using Dynamo
Custom labels in level heads

July 2017 :
Convert a hosted family to face-based or non-hosted family
Create a type catalog
Make a material tailored to a 3D surface

June 2017 :
Create a fence from a railing type
Creating a key plan family
Renaming families with Dynamo
Display elements beyond with the Show Hidden Lines tools

May 2017 :
Generate cloud renderings
Get a behind the scenes look at Revit development
Create manual tags with generic annotations
Customize symbols using custom fonts

April 2017 :
Swap out shared families and non-shared families
Place multiple elements with Dynamo
Understanding cutable families
Link a point cloud to Revit

March 2017 :
Custom wall openings
Topography settings and graphics
Using tangency locks
Consider variations in design with groups

February 2017 :
Using the Is Reference in families
Precutting column families
Sloped glazing
Wall layer wrapping

January 2017 :
How to create a canted wall
Drive family parameters with a dropdown list
Customize shared parameters
Using the Autodesk desktop app
Import CAD into a sketch

December 2016 :
Using Railing Support members instead of Balusters
Splitting section lines
Understanding Revit warnings

November 2016 :
Controlling the spacing of elements with global parameters
Changing material selections globally
Creating custom roof soffits
How to build a roof dormer
Creating a custom sloped ceiling

October 2016 :
Using Dynamo to rename sheets
Using Dynamo to rename views
Using view templates to sort your project views
Discovering the A360 online viewer

September 2016 :
Customizing the schedule title
Using the linework tool
Creating hidden parameters in family content
Custom detail module

August 2016 :
Controlling nested families parametrically with the parameter
Understanding shared families
Managing family parameters
Line-based families for complex linetypes

July 2016 :
Making temporary Hide/Isolate permanent
Using filters
Seed families
Viewing list schedule

June 2016 :
Sharing materials libraries
Adding a calculated value
Adding conditional formatting
Copying schedules between projects

May 2016 :
Putting view templates in control of your views
Overlooked options on the Option Bar
Sheet management
Sheet sorting
Revisions on sheets

April 2016 :
How to move a central file
Locking a workset
Using a schedule to edit the model
Creating a custom schedule property
Creating custom view types

March 2016 :
Dimensioning alternate units
Chase examples
Importing CAD files lineweights
Exploding and cleaning up a CAD file
Customizing room tag positions

February 2016 :
Creating a custom browser organization
Customizing grid appearance
Customizing level appearance
Managing dimension lines

January 2016 :
Customizing Revit options
Turning on design options in Revit LT
Using a scope box to set datum extents
Setting up dependent views

December 2015 :
Duplicating and swapping groups
Converting a group to a link
Equality dimensions anchor point
Dimension equality formulas

November 2015 :
Cutaway 3D views
Rotating True North
Reveal Constraints
Excluding group members

October 2015 :
Underpinning walls to a ceiling
Ceiling soffit tip
Creating similar and matched type
Array tips
Using slope arrows

September 2015 :
Layering viewports on a sheet

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