Revit Architecture: Correcting the cut drafting fill patterns in plan views

Have you ever noticed the cut drafting fill patterns in your Revit walls and seen that they are not consistent across the view? Take a look at the image below- look at the outer leaf (which is common brickwork) and note how the drafting fill pattern changes direction, each time the wall changes direction….   […]

Revit Architecture: Aligning Model Fill Patterns

Upon seeing Revit Elevations for the first time, a lot of people make the comment “yes, but the brick courses don’t line up!” They are usually looking at something like this….   As a designer, you would normally expect the red lines to be level (ie the bed course to match the top of the […]

Revit Architecture: Showing overhead lines on your plans

There are many situations when you need to show the outline or boundary of overhead elements, on your plan views. Some typical scenarios are the include the outline of the perimeter of the roof, the outline of an entrance canopy, roof light positions, etc. We could of course just draw these on the appropriate floor […]

Revit Architecture: Title on Sheet parameter

In Revit, the default Project Browser organisation is set to “All”. This basically organises your Views by type (ie all the Floor Plans together, all the Ceiling Plans together, etc). Within each group (e.g. Floor Plans) the individual views are then sorted alphabetically. Depending on how you’ve named your Levels and Plan Views, you may […]

Revit Architecture: Modelling Irregular Walls

  Quite often the walls that we need to model are not perfectly parallel. This can be these case in plan, section or both. In this tutorial we will see how to model walls that are irregular in plan. Many existing historic buildings have walls that are far from parallel in plan and this technique […]

Revit Architecture: Railing Extension Styles

  There is no denying that Revit’s Railing tool is a clever piece of kit. As part of the Stair-creation process, Railings are automatically added (by Revit) to your creations- traversing runs and landings with ease… But let’s take a look at the bottom and top ends of the railings. Not very often (in the […]

Custom Project Browser Organisations in Revit

  A question that comes up quite a lot is “How can I better organise the Project Browser in Revit, to suite the way that I (or my Team) work?” For those just starting out in Revit, The Project Browser is the “Explorer” panel that lists and organises all your Views, Sheets, Legends, Schedules, etc; […]

Yes, Revit can produce a hand-sketched look!

So when it comes to Visual Styles in Revit, we’ve got our choice of Hidden Line, Shaded, etc- basically all the options you are used to seeing in the Visual Styles drop-down menu located in the View Control Bar…   So what if these Styles are all a little too harsh for your liking? What […]

Revit Architecture: Are your Levels black or blue?

When working in an Elevation or Section View, have you ever noticed that some of your Level Heads are coloured blue and some are black? It may not be immediately obvious (especially to the Revit Beginner) where this difference in colour comes from.     Quite simply it’s all down to whether the Level has […]

Revit Architecture: Displacement Sets

Have you ever wanted to produce an exploded cut-away view of part of your model, in order to help explain how the various parts go together? Well if so, Displacement Sets are just for you! The beauty of this tool is that it doesn’t really pull your model apart, but does only “visually” in the […]