Revit Architecture: Doors and Windows Tutorial

Introduction In the last tutorial we saw how the Wall Opening tool can be used to create very basic apertures in Revit Walls. For the vast majority of the time the openings that are created in Walls are part of a Door or Window assembly. In Revit, we have dedicated tools for creating Doors and […]

Revit Architecture: A guide to Curtain Walls

Introduction In Revit, Curtain Walls are a very special type of system family. Please don’t confuse them with the “Basic Wall” type of system family. It is very tempting to start with a “pre-defined Curtain Wall”. However in this tutorial I am going to show you how to build your Revit Curtain Wall fro scratch. […]

Revit Architecture: Wall Openings

Introduction In the last tutorial we looked at how to create Walls in Revit Architecture. In this tutorial we look at how to make basic openings in them, using the Wall Opening tool. Unit Agenda How to create a Wall Opening Adjusting the Properties of your Wall Openings When is it appropriate to use this […]

Revit Architecture: An introduction to Revit Walls

Introduction Walls are arguably one of the most important elements of any building. As such, the Wall Tool is a prominent function of Autodesk Revit Architecture. In this tutorial, I show you how to create Wall elements- including how to control their placement both horizontally (Location Lines) and vertically (Top / Base Constraints) Unit Agenda […]

Autodesk Revit LT 2017: Enabling Design Options

Design Options within Autodesk Revit seem to be like Marmite- you either love them or hate them! Personally I love them. Gone are the days when I have to save multiple versions of the same file, just to try out different design ideas. Recently I decided to try out Revit LT 2017 (up until recently […]

Autodesk Revit: Drawing Aids explained

Introduction In Revit, Reference Planes can be used to form construction lines to help set out your design. However, it is usually quicker to just place the element into the project and adjust it retrospectively. In this Revit Tutorial, I’ll show you some of the features of Revit that facilitate that quick manipulation of elements- […]

Autodesk Revit: Model versus Detail Elements

Introduction A lot of the work you do in Revit is going to be constructing a virtual, 3D model of your design. At some point in this process, you are going to stop creating 3D geometry and you are going to to start enhancing it with 2D Detail elements. This is a really crucial concept […]

Autodesk Revit: Importing and Linking CAD files

Just because you’ve seen the light and adopted BIM as a way of working, it most certainly doesn’t meant that you’ll never have to work with DWG or DXF files ever again. On the contrary, there are many scenarios where it is highly beneficial to work with CAD files inside of your Revit Project. For […]

Autodesk Revit: The Project Browser explained

Introduction As you develop your project within Revit, you are going to create many different assets. These assets will typically include Floor Plan views, Elevations views, Section views, Schedules, Perspective and 3D views, etc. As you work with your project you will be constantly switching between these views. You will need to rename some of […]

Autodesk Revit: Reference Planes explained

Introduction If you have come to Revit from a 2D CAD system (such as AutoCAD), you may be familiar with the concept of “Construction Lines“. Indeed, even back in the days of pen and ink, designers would create light, pencil lines in order to help set out their design. We don’t have Construction Lines as […]