Tag Archives: Revit

MORE work with BETTER graphics created in LESS time

Andrew Anagnost’s opening keynote address at Autodesk University 2017 about making more, better and with less was the inspiration behind this blog posting. Here at AI Engineers I’ve been up to my neck in InfraWorks, building models to help us … Continue reading

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Is your hard drive filling up after a Revit crash?

If your hard drive is running out of space and you've noticed Revit is crashing more frequently, check the journal folder for extraneous Revit models. When saving a non-workshared model to a network drive, Revit will save a copy of … Continue reading

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AutoCAD/Revit becomes unresponsive when opening or saving files

If you have Dropbox Build 8.4.19 installed, AutoCAD or Revit may become unresponsive when opening or saving files. There are also compatibility issues with other Windows applications. Dropbox is aware of the issue and is working on an update. In … Continue reading

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“Revit could not start the print job because it was unable to connect to the specified printer” error message

When printing multiple sheets to either plotter or PDF, you get the following error: “Revit could not start the print job because it was unable to connect to the specified printer..” This is a known issue with Windows Security Update KB3177725 … Continue reading

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Creating a simple Revit family (Part II)

In Part I we created a simple cube with three parameters to control the length, width and height. In Part II we’ll expand on the cube and use a nested family and create a simple table with the nested family … Continue reading

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Manufacturer’s Revit Families

Below is a list of manufacturers that are providing Revit content for their products.  This is not a comprehensive list and will be updated as necessary. NOTE: Some links/manufacturers still need to be verified.  If you would like to see … Continue reading

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Creating a simple Revit family (Part I)

In this first entry, we’ll run through the steps to create a simple parametric box using reference planes, dimensions and constraints, shared parameters to control the length, width and depth of the box and we’ll wrap up by creating a … Continue reading

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Export a Civil 3D surface to create a Revit Toposurface

The process to export a Civil 3D surface to Revit is actually quite easy to do.  You simply need to extract the contours as 3D polylines from the surface.  But in order to that, you’ll have to have access to … Continue reading

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Who modified my model??!?

Have you ever wondered who changed something in the model?  To find out, click on the WORKSHARING DISPLAY icon and select OWNERS. You’ll notice the frame around the drawing area turns orange and it says OWNERS in the upper-left corner.  … Continue reading

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What’s New in Revit 2015

Core Features (YouTube link) Sketchy Lines Anti-aliasing improvements Enhanced schedules/material takeoffs View on sheets Assembly code settings IFC imports Shared parameter in view titles Enhanced hidden lines Revision improvements Images in schedule Pinned element enhancements Revit Structure (YouTube link) Enhanced … Continue reading

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